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On Sunday, France's education minister announced that mobile phones will be banned from primary, junior, and middle schools, calling it a matter of "public health."... [Read More]
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Sean Parker, one of Facebook's early investors and its first president, recently riffed on how bad Facebook probably is for our kids. "God only knows…... [Read More]
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Since 2001, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLs) has tested fourth-graders —roughly speaking, 10-year-olds—around the world on how well they read. In the…... [Read More]
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This time last year, many of us were bracing for a Bay of Pigs-like standoff over Thanksgiving dinner. Trump had just been elected and his…... [Read More]
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Suicide rates among American teens are rising, as are rates of depression and anxiety. A new study in JAMA shows the pattern is similar for…... [Read More]
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After testing 125,000 kids in 52 countries and regions around the world, the OECD came to a somewhat obvious conclusion: girls are better than boys…... [Read More]
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More than 200 people gathered in London this week to talk about strategies for getting back to work after a career break. "You have so…... [Read More]
In an effort to tackle gender identity-related bullying, the Church of England issued new rules this week saying that kids should be able to "play... [Read More]
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In an effort to tackle gender identity-related bullying, the Church of England issued new rules this week saying that kids should be able to "play…... [Read More]
Chipotle insists that it is not to blame for getting "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan sick, but it's stock price dipped anyway. [Read More]
Palo Alto, California Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can... [Read More]
WeWork, a co-working company valued at $20 billion, started by creating hip co-working spaces to allow entrepreneurs to flourish in a community setting. Now, it's…... [Read More]
Kids hate it when parents fight. We are their world, and when we fight, their world feels scary. Kids who witness angry, scorched-earth battles between…... [Read More]
In a recent standardized science test given to 15-year-olds in 72 countries, there was almost no gap in the scores between boys and girls. The…... [Read More]
Joe Lawrence started his first day of high school in east London with his head down the toilet. It was 1969 and the initiation ceremony—…... [Read More]
More than 95% of US households own a smartphone. If that makes you shrug, this will not: daily mobile media usage among kids under eight…... [Read More]
There are few people on planet Earth who profess to like high-stakes exams. Teachers say they sap the joy out of learning, parents hate them…... [Read More]
Tech companies get a lot of credit for being evolved about supporting working parents. Maternity leave has morphed into parental leave to accommodate both sexes.…... [Read More]
To many, increasing automation and the unprecedented pace of technological changes mean kids need more than just academic skills to succeed. They need confidence and…... [Read More]
There is a long-standing, red-hot debate in educational circles about the most effective way to teach kids. Some favor more traditional teacher-directed methods, with the…... [Read More]
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