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Can Minecraft Camp Help Open Up The Tech World To Low-Income Kids?

August 8th, 2017 at 3:06:37 PM
Minecraft is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?

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How a School Ditched Awards and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning

August 8th, 2017 at 2:45:58 AM
When a school got rid of "student-of-the-month" assemblies and prizes for the best-performing students, individuals were able to see for themselves the accomplishments that gave them pride.

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For Teachers Who Dread Math, Finding a Better Way

August 7th, 2017 at 1:49:06 AM
After noticing teachers' anxiety around teaching math, educator Tracey Johnston Zager traveled around the country to observe effective math teachers for her book, "Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish...

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What’s The Middle Ground Between Grammar And Voice When Teaching Writing?

August 4th, 2017 at 2:41:52 AM
Teachers often aren't taught how to teach effective writing skills, which has led to two very different approaches in classrooms and a debate over how much focus should be given to writing solid...

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Autism Symptoms are Less Obvious in Girls and May Lead to Underdiagnosis

August 3rd, 2017 at 12:27:45 AM
Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder are different than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result.

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Guess What? We’re All Born With Mathematical Abilities

August 1st, 2017 at 8:51:37 AM
Kids who start school behind in math tend to stay behind. But could early predictors in preschool help educators put them on a path to success?

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AP Computer Science Principles Attract Diverse Students With Real-World Problems

July 31st, 2017 at 3:09:44 PM
The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.

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What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

July 31st, 2017 at 3:00:14 AM
Reading becomes more enjoyable the more it's practiced, but getting to that point can be a challenge. Parents and teachers compete with screens; rewards are tempting but can backfire.

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From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

July 27th, 2017 at 8:31:32 AM
The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.

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How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

July 26th, 2017 at 6:00:54 AM
American educators love to emphasize correct procedure, but cognitive science says that students learn better when you focus on their mistakes.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

July 24th, 2017 at 3:04:27 PM
In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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Does Algebra Do More Harm Than Good? Community Colleges Rethink Requirements

July 20th, 2017 at 9:11:37 AM
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, wants to kick loose the requirement of algebra for non-STEM majors.

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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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