How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

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In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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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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Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

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A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.

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Tool Kits for Parent and Teachers

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Sesame Street Workshop has developed many educational tool kits to help parents and teachers engage the kids in their care on challenging topics including grief, resilience and more.

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PBS KIDS Announces the Return of Fan Favorite with New Digital Series: THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW

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THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW is an all-new short-form animated digital series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activitie

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Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

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Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in K-12 education.

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Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

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At Sunset Elementary in Miami, students are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one.

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South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Children in Nature

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September Activities

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Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

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Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

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Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

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Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

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Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

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As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

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How To Counter Back-To-School Anxiety

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What parents can do to ease the transition — plus, what to watch out for if there's a more serious problem.

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What You Should Know About The New Summer SAT

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For the first time since the 1970s, the SAT will be offered in the summer. As students get ready to sit for the test this Saturday, we ask: What does this new date mean for students?

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