Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
Kam Gan, a Chinese immigrant living in San Francisco, may not have ever thought it possible to go into engineering as a career. But an after school program in robotics has inspired her to envision an education — and eventually a job — in this male-dominated field. [co-produced with Matthew Williams]
How can learning to blog make a lasting impact on a 12-year-old boy living in a rough, East Oakland neighborhood? In the second installment of MindShift’s My Education series, which examines whether technology in learning can have a lasting impact on low-income kids through the perspective of one child, the question focuses on Makeal Surrell, [...]
With a combination of high-tech computer programs, high expectations from teachers, and sheer force of will, Sintia Marquez is propelling ahead.