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Are Grades Diverting Focus From Real Learning?

July 19th, 2017 at 2:27:09 AM
Grades help parents stay abreast of their student's progress, but theymay also be taking the focus away from learning.

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‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

July 18th, 2017 at 2:21:02 PM
Should I use antibacterial soaps? How often should I bathe my child? Those are just some of the questions Jack Gilbert, a microbiome scientist, answers in his new book.

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Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support, Just Like New Moms

July 18th, 2017 at 8:50:12 AM
Social support networks can help mothers of teenagers navigate through difficulties and maintain closeness with their children, researchers have found.

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MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity

July 17th, 2017 at 9:00:00 AM
Developers at MIT Media Lab are gearing up to release a new version of Scratch that works on mobile devices, can be integrated with physical objects, and that is lighter and faster.

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4 Tools to Boost Communication Skills in the STEM Classroom

July 14th, 2017 at 2:49:39 AM
Strong communication skills are fundamental to success in STEM fields. These four tools can help students better communicate complex issues to peers and others around the world.

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How Small School Districts Are Making Personalized Learning A Reality

July 12th, 2017 at 2:36:15 AM
A tiny Idaho town is pushing the envelope in personalized education by giving kids lots of laptop time and removing grade levels.

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Why It’s Imperative Educators Resist The Lure Of The Single Story

July 11th, 2017 at 8:33:07 AM
Most people's lives are nuanced and complex, resisting a single narrative. When educators can amplify the stories of "limitless potential" they can help break down damaging stereotypes about...

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn’t Necessarily Hold Them Back

July 10th, 2017 at 5:09:53 PM
Grade retention has mixed results for school performance, a large study of students in Florida shows.

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

July 10th, 2017 at 3:03:42 AM
Education consultant and speaker Alan November says if we want to move education forward, school leaders must start hiring teachers who are globally connected, embrace messy problems and aren't...

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Physics for Babies? Books That Expand Science Understanding

July 7th, 2017 at 6:08:59 PM
Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?

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7 Books That Teach Kids About Social Justice and Activism

July 7th, 2017 at 12:22:18 AM
Looking for books to feed your child's curiosity and ignite the social activist inside of them? Here's our list of children's books to keep your child occupied all summer long.

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How Online Camps Help Kids Stay Connected to STEM Skills and Mentors Year-Round

July 6th, 2017 at 8:55:20 AM
Online camps where kids can play Minecraft and learn coding skills are helping youths stay connected to a community of learners.

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Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Learn From A Cameroonian Farmer

July 5th, 2017 at 2:27:12 AM
The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it.

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How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring

June 30th, 2017 at 3:55:39 AM
About 70 schools around the country are making a concerted effort to make caring central to school culture through the Making Caring Common project. When teachers give students the lead, spreading a...

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How The Way We Talk to Boys May Be Stunting Them

June 28th, 2017 at 8:11:16 AM
When adults reinforce stereotypes by communicating differently to boys, the child's emotional health and sense of resilience can suffer.

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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

June 27th, 2017 at 8:14:33 AM
More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

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How Extra Year of High School Can Set Students Up for College Success

June 26th, 2017 at 3:46:29 AM
Many first generation college students struggle to adjust to life and academics away from home. Da Vinci Schools offers a 13th year to help students make the transition successfully.

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Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

June 23rd, 2017 at 2:24:21 PM
Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

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Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation

June 23rd, 2017 at 8:52:17 AM
Educators at a school near Boston is making the effort to unlearn old habits and perspectives that get in the way of more effective solutions.

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How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Solutions

June 21st, 2017 at 8:21:35 AM
Many of the world's most important inventions were discovered when trying to solve a problem with a particular set of contraints.

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