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51% of U.S. Kids Live in Poverty. Here’s One Real Solution

The U.S. economy is improving, but more public school children than ever are living in poverty. How can we help all of our children succeed? In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Michael A. …

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A Classroom Without Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning

At the edge of a sprawling pine forest in southern Sweden, a blond boy who is just shy of his second birthday fearlessly scales some tall, moss-clad boulders like it was nobody's business. Below the r…

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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Study Shows Girls Have Always Been Better at School

A new international peer-reviewed study has concluded that over the last century, girls have always outperformed boys to get higher grades in school.† The findings, published in the American Psycholog…

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5 Reasons to Love Your Library

Did you know April 13 to April 19 is National Library Week? The American Library Association (ALA) designates this holiday on the second week of every April†to celebrate the contributions of libraries…

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Most Teens Have No Sex Education Before Losing Virginity

The number of teens aged 15 to 17 giving birth continues to drop, but that group still delivers 1,700 babies a week in the US, reports NBC News. That's way too many, says the CDC, which thinks part of…

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How Much Homework Crosses the Line?

In a recent piece in The Atlantic, writer Karl Taro Greenfield does his eighth grade daughter's homework for a week and shares his insights into her workload and our overall culture of homework. He…

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6 of the World’s Most Unusual Schools

Millions of children across the world are heading back to school soon, and, though most of them will go to a decidedly boring institution, a lucky few will head to one of these fascinating and unique …

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Teaching Your Family the Power of Mindfulness

Iím in the middle of teaching an intimate mindfulness class to several girls all between the ages of seven and nine. So far, it has been nothing less than magnificent, and that is always, always the…

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