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#174: The Way Home 🏡

Happy New Year! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the holiday season. Did you get as much rest and relaxa
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#174: The Way Home 🏡
By Mark Isero • Issue #174 • View online
Happy New Year! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the holiday season. Did you get as much rest and relaxation as I did? (Answer: Not possible.) The past two weeks, I found myself thinking big thoughts about The Highlighter in 2019. A ton of ideas emerged — but what came up over and over again is my interest to offer this great community of 530+ devoted readers more ways to connect with each other, to engage in ideas, and to challenge who we think we are. You’ll find out more in upcoming issues.
This week’s newsletter features articles, podcast episodes, and photo essays on a variety of subjects, including the child-welfare system in Florida, an upstart charter school in New York, the reading gap in Chicago, and an exploration of what home means. If you have time for just one article, please read “The End of Forever,” which tells the story of a boy who never had a home, who “never had parents at all.”

The Way Home
The End of Forever:
What Happens When Adoption Fails?
Here’s Gritty, the hugely famous official team mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers. When not rooting his team to victory, Gritty masquerades as Jim — Math guru, soccer player, Highlighter VIP member, and all-around great guy. You can be like Jim! hltr.co/membership
Here’s Gritty, the hugely famous official team mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers. When not rooting his team to victory, Gritty masquerades as Jim — Math guru, soccer player, Highlighter VIP member, and all-around great guy. You can be like Jim! hltr.co/membership
How It Feels To Be Javion: 16 Years Old and Struggling to Read in Chicago
StartUp Podcast: Success Academy
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