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November 21, 2017

No More Easy A's: Classroom Can Be a Breeding Ground for Grit (Q&A)

Schools have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset in students, says positive-psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller.

May 16, 2017

Q&A With Peggy Orenstein: Sex Education Isn't Working for Girls

Journalist Peggy Orenstein says parents and schools need to speak more openly with youths, especially young women, about sex.

March 21, 2017

What Preschoolers Need From Adults

Early-childhood education often neglects the importance of play. Educator and author Erika Christakis explains why we need to rethink the purpose of preschool.

March 01, 2017

What Children's Book Influenced You the Most? Authors' and Educators' Picks

At the Annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Walter Mosley, Jacqueline Woodson, and others told us which books they loved as kids and why.

November 10, 2016

Q&A With Joseph Gauld: Why Character Education Matters

Although Joseph Gauld has been an advocate of character education for decades, recent changes in K-12 federal policy may put a spotlight on his ideas.

August 03, 2016

Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang: Read Beyond Your Comfort Zone, Part II

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the national ambassador for young people's literature, recommends his favorite YA books for summer reading.

August 02, 2016

Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang: Read Beyond Your Comfort Zone, Part I

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the national ambassador for young people's literature, is pushing K-12 students to read books that help them consider other perspectives on the human condition.

June 07, 2016

Monique W. Morris Q&A: Why the K-12 Classroom Isn't Hospitable to Black Girls

Why are black girls turned out of the classroom in such high numbers? Monique W. Morris explores the racial and gendered causes behind the statistics of K-12 discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline.

March 25, 2016

K-12 Reading in the Digital Age: Books or Nooks?

How does the use of print vs. e-readers affect students? In a Q&A, technology and communication expert Naomi Baron says the book medium we choose matters.

March 18, 2016

Are the Kids All Right Without David Denby's 'Stuffy' Books?

As today's teens are changing their reading habits to accommodate for what the Western canon leaves out, are concerns over the death of "serious" reading unfounded?

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