AP Computer Science Principles Attract Diverse Students With Real-World Problems

The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.

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What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

Reading becomes more enjoyable the more it’s practiced, but getting to that point can be a challenge. Parents and teachers compete with screens; rewards are tempting but can backfire.

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From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.

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How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

American educators love to emphasize correct procedure, but cognitive science says that students learn better when you focus on their mistakes.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don’t always appreciate the message.

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Does Algebra Do More Harm Than Good? Community Colleges Rethink Requirements

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, wants to kick loose the requirement of algebra for non-STEM majors.

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Are Grades Diverting Focus From Real Learning?

Grades help parents stay abreast of their student’s progress, but theymay also be taking the focus away from learning.

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‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

Should I use antibacterial soaps? How often should I bathe my child? Those are just some of the questions Jack Gilbert, a microbiome scientist, answers in his new book.

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Moms Of Teens Can Benefit From Social Support, Just Like New Moms

Social support networks can help mothers of teenagers navigate through difficulties and maintain closeness with their children, researchers have found.

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MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity

Developers at MIT Media Lab are gearing up to release a new version of Scratch that works on mobile devices, can be integrated with physical objects, and that is lighter and faster.

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