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We Don't Need to Bubble Wrap Our Kids

Last updated: 01/19/2019

“I walked or biked to school for years, but my children don’t. I worry about the road. I worry about strangers. You can start to imagine evil on every corner. In some ways, I do...

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How Arizona Is Building Its Own Talent Pipeline to Solve the Stubborn Teacher Shortages Hitting State’s Low-Income Schools

Last updated: 01/19/2019

Rimmed by spectacular mountains and 200-year-old desert cacti, the Vail school district in southern Arizona has grown from a few hundred to more than 12,000 students over the...

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Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says

Last updated: 01/18/2019

Now, he thinks about the intersection of child development and digital media as a senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and nonresident fellow in the...

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The Real Dangers of Childhood: How Do We Help People See Them? - Rae Pica

Last updated: 01/18/2019

“I walked or biked to school for years, but my children don’t. I worry about the road. I worry about strangers. You can start to imagine evil on every corner. I do think they’re...

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Keeping Kids Too Busy to Blossom - Let Grow

Last updated: 01/18/2019

Greatpiece in the Westport Moms blog looking at just how busy we're making our kids (as well as those of us getting them to and from their  activities): Our Children’s Busyness...

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Helping Parents Understand How They Can Support Their Child in PBL

Last updated: 01/17/2019

Building community connections is an ongoing challenge that almost every school faces; albeit time, trust, capital, knowledge, resources, language — there are so many barriers...

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A Successful Strategy With Autism: Focus on One Goal at a Time - Autism Parenting Magazine

Last updated: 01/17/2019

With autism, the number of challenges to overcome can be overwhelming. I know this first hand. Over and over again, I faced so many deficits in my development that succeeding at...

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How to Help Schools Use Evidence-Based Practices - Education Next

Last updated: 01/17/2019

Before the holiday break, I wrote a series of posts discussing how we might turn the “End of Education Policy” (as I see it) into a Golden Age of Educational Practice. It’s time...

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Child Care: 1 More Way Some Federal Workers Struggle During Shutdown

Last updated: 01/17/2019

At 10 o'clock in the morning, Austin Lanham should be working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center routing satellite communication. But with the partial federal government...

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Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making

Last updated: 01/16/2019

Young kids who are playing don’t worry about making mistakes. They’re just playing, and the idea that they could make a mistake—that there’s a wrong way to play—doesn’t enter...

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