HOW TO RAISE STRONG GIRLS

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Self-confidence and resilience require time and practice. Katie Hurley, LCSW, shares simple tips for encouraging young girls to learn coping, build emotional strength, and develop their own strong voices.

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Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond?

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If so, fill out this form or email us at npred@npr.org. A member of NPR Ed may be in touch and your response may be used in an upcoming story.

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EVERY CHILD IS A READER

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Gail Boushey is a literacy expert and co-author of the book that coined the idea of “three ways to read.” In this interview, she discusses how reading pictures and retelling stories are also valuable reading experiences.

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STORIES AND HISTORY

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Books that celebrate the black experience are available for all ages and reading levels, and there are so many themes to explore with children during Black History Month and throughout the year.

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."

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PBS Announces Black History Month Programming

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To honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and observe Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, PBS offers documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

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5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

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

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Simple Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Traditions

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Begin your own family tradition to give Thanksgiving its well-deserved and special meaning.

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Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

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A simple, scalable program — founded by Dolly Parton — reaches kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5.

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

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Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It

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A new national survey asked students about how they experience bullying in order to help educators try to stop it.

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Warm Up Together: Encouraging Outdoor Activity During the Winter

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Get everyone excited about time outside together even on the coldest of winter days with these tips and ideas.

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Launch New Digital Series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, Hosted by Science Writer Ed Yong

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios announced today the premiere of a new digital series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, hosted by science writer Ed Yong, exploring the world of microbes.

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Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

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The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

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Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

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A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the past six years.

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