Press Releases
January 9, 2023

Philosophy comes to high schools around the US

This month the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) is expanding its elementary school philosophers-in-residence program to three high schools, in Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle. This expansion is possible thanks to a $60,000 grant from The Whiting Foundation.  PLATO is a growing national organization that nurtures young people’s curiosity, critical thinking, and desire to explore big questions through philosophy and ethics Philosophy comes to high schools around the USContinue Reading

October 19, 2022

PLATO is now accepting grant applications

Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) is now accepting grant applications for innovative philosophy and ethics programs across the United States.  PLATO grants have funded programs for every age, from kindergarten to senior citizens, in red, blue, and purple states all over America. They include community nature walks in Montana, a summer philosophy camp in Kentucky, elementary school philosophy PLATO is now accepting grant applicationsContinue Reading

September 15, 2022

Intergenerational ethics discussion for UW retirees and Seattle-area high school students

Headlines these days are often about naming and renaming public buildings, and conflicts over school policies that contradict what parents want. If you’re a high school student interested in hashing out issues like these with older people who may feel differently, here’s your chance. Philosophy Teaching and Learning Association (PLATO) and the University of Washington Intergenerational ethics discussion for UW retirees and Seattle-area high school studentsContinue Reading

September 13, 2022

Ethics and philosophy for middle school students, free online from PLATO

Why do we care about some animals but not others? Is it right to think natural resources are here for humans to use? And why do scientific “facts” sometimes change over time? The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) is offering three free, online courses for middle-schoolers aged 11-14 to discuss these and many other Ethics and philosophy for middle school students, free online from PLATOContinue Reading