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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

| June 25, 2014 | 193 Comments

We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes — often reinforced in playrooms — risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.

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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

| June 24, 2014 | 15 Comments

New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.

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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

| June 23, 2014 | 25 Comments

Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.

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Forget Summer School? A Case for Giving Kids Time for Free Play

Forget Summer School? A Case for Giving Kids Time for Free Play

| June 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Letting kids play freely this summer could be the most important thing a parent does to improve academic outcomes next year.

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Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms

Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms

| June 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

The NMC Horizon report predicts the trends, challenges and tech developments to look for in one, five and ten years.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

| June 18, 2014 | 17 Comments

A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale “Learning Commons.”

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Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work

Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work

| June 16, 2014 | 8 Comments

New Hampshire moved to a competency-based education system almost a decade ago, but it looks very different in schools across the state.

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How Small Words Make a Big Impact on Girls

How Small Words Make a Big Impact on Girls

| June 13, 2014 | 6 Comments

It’s easy for parents to feel overwhelmed by the many strands of advice about how to raise confident learners. But perhaps one of the most important things to keep in mind is that kids are soaking it all up, the bad and the good.

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Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students?

Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students?

| June 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

New research shows colorful kindergarten classroom walls actually hurt students’ ability to learn.

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

| June 9, 2014 | 55 Comments

One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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