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Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach

Two-thirds of students in Washington, D.C., can't read and write at grade level when they start high school. One program helps teens improve — by giving them the tools to teach younger kids.

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College Students See Nothing New In Admissions Scandal

Wealthy parents using their power to give their kids an unfair advantage in getting into college is not new, say college students.The bigger surprise is that now people are getting busted for it.

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How to Develop a Greater Sense of Motivation in Students

Learn new insights into how motivation works, why it can lag, and what we can do to help students develop it. Researchers look at approach motivation and avoidance motivation and how they both work...

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How Mastery-Based Learning Can Help Students of Every Background Succeed

In New York City’s highly segregated school system, some schools are embracing diversity through mastery-based learning.

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One Reason Rural Students Don’t Go To College: Colleges Don’t Go To Them

"People tend to overlook the rural areas," says David Hochstetler, a high school senior in rural Michigan. "I think it's kind of disappointing because some able students could get looked over."

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As Elite Campuses Diversify, A ‘Bias Towards Privilege’ Persists

Many elite colleges have committed to enrolling more low-income students. But, a new book argues, their efforts at inclusivity still fall short.

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

Some kids seem resilient from the start — readily able, like dandelions, to cope with stress and adversity. But pediatrician Thomas Boyce says biologically reactive kids need more support to thrive.

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Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning

When teachers give students opportunities to move during the day they set up the conditions for better learning.

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Giving Students Stepping Stones For Participation To Lift Up Their Voices

When students discuss their learning with peers they solidify and deepen their understanding. These strategies support students to both participate and invite others into discussion.

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When Kids Ask Really Tough Questions: A Quick Guide

Is Santa real? Will you ever die? Children ask questions that can induce knee-buckling panic in adults. NPR's Life Kit and Sesame Workshop have research-tested strategies to help you with the answers.

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Anger Can Be Contagious — Here’s How To Stop The Spread

Emotions circulate through social networks — the good, bad and ugly. And these days, the feeling that seems most viral is anger. Sometimes it takes just one act of kindness to stop the vicious cycle.

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More Green Spaces in Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Research suggests the more of your childhood that is spent surrounded by green spaces, the lower your risk of developing mental illness in adulthood, whether in the city or the country.

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Dr. Seuss Books Can Be Racist, But Students Keep Reading Them

A recent study found that Dr. Seuss books can be pretty racist. It's highlighted a growing debate: Should schools teach classic books that may be problematic or trade them for socially conscious ones?

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Strategies To Foster A Sense Of Belonging In Your Classroom

When students have a sense that they belong in the academic community of their school they are much more open to learning. Teachers share their strategies to promote academic belonging.

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