How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math

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A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life, can help kids do better in the subject.

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Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It

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The instruction many students get is not based on the overwhelming scientific evidence about how kids turn spoken sounds into letters and words on a page.

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PBS Honors the Legacy of Black History Month

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PBS today announced special programming to commemorate Black History Month, as part of its commitment to celebrating the diversity of America year-round.

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In 'Never Too Late,' Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College

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There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let's face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. A new book offers a roadmap for older students.

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The Most Viral Teaching Moments Of 2018

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Teachers used social media this year to let the world into their classrooms. What did we see? A lot of crying, hugging and learning.

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Magic Love! How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

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In the 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in the U.S., educators of all levels have used J.K. Rowling's series to bring magic to their own classrooms.

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Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

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How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.

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PBS KIDS Debuts New Movie As Season Finale of Family-Favorite Series ODD SQUAD

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On Monday, January 21, PBS KIDS will premiere a brand new one-hour movie from multiple Emmy Award-winning series, ODD SQUAD.In ODD SQUAD: ODDS AND ENDS, agents Olympia, Otis, Ms. O and Oona are on the case to solve a string of break-ins at headquarters. When Olympia accidentally exposes a deep secret about Otis’ past, it sets off a series of events with the potential to unravel the entire agency.

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Starting your podcast: a guide for students

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New to podcasting? Don't panic.

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Here's What College Freshmen Are Reading

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Colleges across the U.S. assign books to introduce new ideas to incoming students. This year, colleges selected books on topics that ranged from climate change to race, fiction and non-fiction.

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Hope, Agency, Mastery, And Other Terms Educators Are Redefining

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Here are some of the latest key words driving teachers in their work.

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Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

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Americans over 60 are increasingly taking out student loans for kids and grandkids.

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Teachers Turn Lessons Into Instagram-Worthy Photos

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Teachers have formed something of a community on Instagram. Using hashtags like #teachersofinstagram, they post photos of meticulously crafted classroom decorations, lessons and even daily outfits.

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School District Apologizes For Teacher Who Allegedly Cut Native American Child's Hair

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Students say she cut part of one Native American classmate's braids and called another by a racial slur. It happened on Halloween and the teacher was in costume as a 19th century voodoo queen.

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James Bridle: What Do Kids' Videos on YouTube Reveal About the Internet's Dark Side?

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Children's YouTube is full of addicting content for kids, which can lead users to disturbing and inappropriate videos. James Bridle explains how the Internet's profit structure drives this phenomenon.

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