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4 Tools to Help Empower Kids to Stand Up for What’s Right

These apps and digital tools selected by Common Sense Education can enable students to help lonely kids during lunchtime or find social causes they care about.

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Using Board Games to Help Fight and Understand Bias

Buffalo is the sort of game you'd pull out at dinner parties when the conversation lulls. But the game's creators says it's good for something else — subliminally reducing prejudice.

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What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?

How much can you tell about a country from its children's books? Some psychology researchers decided to find out.

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5 Things To Know About Kids and Their Screen Time

The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

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The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

A new movement in schools makes room for students to explore life’s big questions.

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In Our Connected World, What If Empathy Is Learning?

Now that we have access to so much information, it's time to recognize empathy as core to how students learn and make the most of all the resources around them, including one another.

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How Educators Can Model Democratic Decision Making In Schools

Deborah Meier highlights the need to create cultural norms within school that values the opinions and experiences of students, families and educators.

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How Parents Can Help Kids Navigate the Pressures of Their Digital Lives

In the same way that different teenagers need different types of social support from their parents, they need different types of digital support, as well. If your teen seems irritable or overwhelmed...

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Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

Helping students better understand research -- based in science and otherwise -- can help develop their information literacy skills and ultimate, their health.

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Why Teens Find Stories About The End Of The World So Appealing

Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and grey areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain.

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Dalai Lama Inspires Emphasis on Kindness in Schools

Focusing on kindness is an approachable way to get kids in touch with their feelings and growing social intelligence.

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How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America’s Classrooms

Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Program Demonstrates Success

Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

Educators and students of CS50, a widely popular computer science class at Harvard that's also available in a high school AP version, use a variety of tools to help with the collaborative part of...

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