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Literacy is the Key to Lifelong Education
As a proud parent and eternal optimist, I believe that we must take time out of our busy lives to reflect on our past, our hopes for the future.
Why Inspired Teachers Help Create Successful Students
Teachers who emotionally invest in their students can create a lifelong passion for learning, giving their students the tools they need to succeed.
Expanding Literacy Beyond Language Arts
The stakes are high for every student to develop literacy skills. To support them, colleges of education are addressing the need strategically.
10 Ways to Supply and Support Teachers in 2017
Teachers go above and beyond to provide quality education for students of all ages. Here’s how to help them along the way at home and in the classroom.
Making Meaningful and Measurable Change in Special Education
Current educational technology needs to evolve to be able to help all students, including those with disabilities or special needs, reach their learning goals.
Five Ways to Help Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten
Whether or not they’ve attended preschool, there are things families can do at home to help their little learners strengthen the skills they need to be successful from the start.
3 Surprising Benefits of Video Games
If your kid beelines for the game console when he gets home, no need to stress — he could be building important skills with that screen time.
The Creative New Way to Teach Kids Computer Science
In creating and designing their own apps, students use the digital knowledge and skills they already have to better learn computer science.
4 Ways Video Games Can Enrich Curriculums
Video games designed with education in mind are being used in growing numbers of K-12 classrooms to encourage student engagement.
How Technology Helped One Teacher Inspire Her Students
Although there is talk about how technology can harm children today, innovative educators are using it to make a positive impact in the classroom.
5 Ways Music Can Support Early Learning
Beyond fostering a love for music (and possibly an artistic career), music education in early childhood can support children’s development of skills essential to school and life success.
3 Benefits of Connecting Beyond Classroom Walls
Technology has the power to break down classroom walls, and now students can connect not only with classmates but also with peers across the world.
4 Tips for Building Family Engagement
Educators, schools and families can now easily keep in touch and share information using digital technology. Follow these four tips to stay connected.
5 Easy Ways to Build Early Literacy Skills
Reading is one of the most important skills our kids will learn, so it’s super important for parents to help build their children’s early literacy skills from the start.
How Parents Can Nourish a Child’s Literacy at Home
Access to quality reading materials is key to developing strong literacy skills. So why isn’t putting books into the hands of children enough?
Why Educators Should Be Adding Digital Content to the Curriculum
With increased availability of digital content in the educational sphere, schools and teachers need to ensure they are identifying quality instructional materials.
Fueling Early STEAM Skills with Head Start
Research is showing the brain is particularly receptive to learning math and logic between the ages of one and four, sparking new programs to bring these skills to children.
Exploring the Benefits of Audiobooks for Any Reading Level
In today’s world, encouraging and developing literacy through exposure to language, storytelling and fluency requires multimodal options. Audiobooks speak directly to this need.
Connected Learning Helps Ensure All Students Succeed
When schools use technology effectively to provide enhanced learning opportunities, students are able to take control of their educational journey.
6 Key Trends in Educational Technology
As schools and teachers continue to adopt a growing number of technology tools and solutions, it’s important to think about new trends in education and how students learn.
Bettering Classrooms With Effective Teacher Training Programs
Teacher preparation programs are the key to being able to bring long-term, quality teachers into classrooms. Are they doing their job?
Comprehensive Music Education Fosters Well-Rounded Students
In this new education climate, nurturing students’ creativity is critical to ensuring they are prepared for the 21st century workforce.
How to Help Children Achieve Kindergarten Success
The most vital ingredient to achieving lifelong learning success at an early age may not be academics — but play.
Empowering Parents to Raise Healthy Children
Parents want kids to grow up happy and healthy, develop and learn to their fullest potential. To make this happen, it truly does take a village.
4 Ways to Engage in Your Child’s Education
Family engagement is critical to children’s academic success — from when they first enter school, through every level of their education. How can you bolster your child?
Launching Long-Term Success with Early Childhood Education
When children get quality pre-primary education, entire communities thrive. How can we deliver it to those who need it most?
6 Ways to Create a Love for Reading
Do you wish your child loved to read? Here's how to instill a lifelong love of reading in your child.
5 Steps to Recovering from Natural Disaster
For most of us, it is not a matter of “if,” but rather “when” we will experience some sort of damage to our homes. These five steps will help you navigate a disaster of any magnitude.
How Qualified Early Childhood Educators are Key to Long-Term Success
Is a formal education the most appropriate approach for early childhood learning? Research is trending towards the need for a more unique system.
Does Hand-Held Tech Actually Increase Literacy Rates?
Millions of our world’s children are leaving school without the ability to read proficiently. In a digital landscape, hand-held tech may be the answer.
For Literacy and Online Safety, Parents Turn to Library Professionals
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released recommendations on youth media use, stressing the importance of parents serving as “media mentors” for their children.
How Tech Can Streamline Personalized Learning
Out with the pencil shavings and in with the touchscreens. As tech becomes a greater force in the classroom, the ways in which children learn grows beyond pencil and paper.
The Transformative Power of Classroom Technology
The active use of tech in schools across the country is changing education, helping students create a better world and get an equal chance at success.
9 Weird Advantages of Being Left Handed
August 13 marks National Leftie Day. If you're a southpaw, you may not be aware of these surprising facts.
9 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Program for Your Little Learner
Research consistently demonstrates that quality childcare promotes positive life outcomes for children and establishes a foundation for life success.
Restructuring the Classroom to Create an Integrated Learning Enviroment
Technology has changed the world that we’re preparing our students for. To model it, we need new types of classrooms.
Could Physical Education Hold the Key to Success in the Classroom?
What do you remember from your physical education classes? You might be surprised to see the new PE classes emerging in forward-thinking schools today.
An iPad Can't Be a Mentor
It’s easy to be dazzled by new technology, but it’s important not to let it overshadow the human element of education.
Access to Books Is Critical to Ending Illiteracy
Books are essential building blocks of literacy and learning, and two-thirds of our nation’s impoverished children don’t have a single book to call their own.
Access to Computer Science Education Means Access to the Future
Many students lack access to computer science education, greatly limiting their access to a growing range of careers and opportunities.
Implementing Tech? First, Have a Vision
For children in the classroom, technology has the power to get a student up and moving, yet can also hold them back; but a focused plan can help implement new technology more effectively.
How Teachers and Tech Vendors Work to Build a Better Classroom
It used to be that students weren’t allowed to have tech devices visible in the classroom. Today, teachers are working to ensure that same tech stays educational in the classroom.
Principals Offer Insight on Classroom Tech
Today's kids grow up with technology, and it's increasingly a part of the classroom. These school principals share their experiences implementing new tech.
How Audiobooks Build a Bridge to Literacy
Audiobooks enhance the reading experience, helping stories come alive for young people who might otherwise miss out.
Focusing on Learning in a Tech-Infused World
Even when we’re trying to use tech actively in the classroom, we as educators should always be asking a simple question: how is this helping my students learn?
Why Every Student Should Understand Coding
Does every student need to learn to code? This common question wrongfully suggests that computer science is a vocational subject, limited to students who want a career in software.
6 Things to Consider When Educating Students in a Digital Era
Students in the digital age need to be prepared for both college and careers that require the ability to implement digital tools and both consume and create digital content seamlessly.
Screen Savers: Enlisting Technology to Teach Our Kids
For many of us the available digital platforms, devices and programs can be daunting, especially when deciding what’s best for our children.
Building Blocks of Administering a Quality Early-Learning Environment
The leadership skills of administrators directly impact program quality. Communities must empower program directors by providing a comprehensive network of leadership support.
Special Delivery: Reaching out to Young Readers
When I was young, reading quickly became a favorite hobby of mine. At this stage of my life, realizing how many children don’t have the opportunity to do the same fuels a separate passion.
5 Ways to Monitor Your Child's Time with Technology
Most of us live and breathe technology at work, at home and, increasingly, in schools.
Equipping Educators to Nurture Each Student’s Strong Suit
To nurture the emerging identities of young learners, early childhood teachers must be prepared for a range of classroom diversity.
How to Instill the Love of Reading
It is important to understand that, whether they know it or not, every child is already halfway to being a book-lover.
How Corporate Learning Is Getting Smarter in 2016
Smart learning extends beyond the course and into the real world. It takes into account what you’re doing on the job and how well you’re doing it, in ways that are unobtrusive to the work itself.
What the Future Looks Like for Device-Enabled Learning
Teachers are replacing dusty, outdated textbooks with interactive multimedia content—and educators and employers seeing the benefits full fold.
Improving Literacy One Load of Laundry at a Time
Too Small to Fail launches an important campaign to help parents and caregivers develop their kids’ literacy skills in everyday situations.
Healthy Revision: Defining Learning in the Modern Age
In a world where change is constant, it is time to re-examine the learning experience for students.
Phoned In: How Smartphones are Impacting Learning and Performance
If you want to understand how technology is changing the ways people learn, the best thing to do is follow how technology is changing the ways we live.
126 Million: Turning the Page on Childhood Illiteracy
If you can read this, you may think that illiteracy is someone else’s problem. Think again.
4 Ways to Make Reading a Family Affair
Families play an essential role in helping children develop their literacy skills and foster a love of reading—beginning at birth. And that role doesn’t stop when children start school.
Panel of Experts: How We Heighten Literacy at Home
A handful of leaders from preeminent organizations weigh in on how literacy rates are being improved across all age groups here at home, how to dissolve the stigma that still exists and how you can help.
How Public Libraries Transform Lives and Communities
Access to a varied and often refreshed collection of books is vital to keeping men and women of all ages engaged while enriching our communities.
Redefining How Student Success Is Measured
In an effort to reduce standardized testing reliance and expand how student learning is measured, districts across the U.S. are designing new multimetric accountability systems.
9 Learning Hacks: Why Your Highlighter Won’t Help You
Follow these simple steps to help you stay focused when hitting the books.
The Promise of Open Education Resources
Providing high-quality, engaging education for everyone is possible today by integrating principles of openness into our educational strategies.
The New Definition of Classroom Success
Only 1 in 5 of today’s elementary students will pursue a career that exists today. In response, teachers are broadening the definition of student success.
Is 3D printing the Future of U.S. Home Construction?
Chinese construction workers are using 3D printing to save on building costs—and, in turn, save homeowners big bucks. Here’s how.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Personalizing Education in 2015
Children are innately curious about the world around them, and are constantly learning. They do not, however, all learn in the same way.
Teaching Physics with a Twist, Jump and a Beat
FMA Live! Is an award-winning, interactive science education show designed to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
America’s Literacy Crisis: An Overlooked Epidemic
Our nation’s poorest members are falling behind. If not swiftly addressed, so will we.
How Can the Community Better Empower Latino Youth?
America must learn and understand the importance of supporting the many diverse students in the country if it expects to be competitive in the future.
3 Ways Students Can Improve Literacy Rates Right Now
Students have the power to make a fast and effective impact on reading.
College Costs Are Up, But So Are Solutions
Americans are realizing their dream of continuing their education is a worthwhile, yet extremely costly pursuit.
Online Learning: Broad Adoption By 2015, Touching 17M Students
What’s the future for students heading back to class? From kindergarten to post-grad, trends point towards online coursework.
Using Lifelong Learning to Get and Stay Smart
Technology is helping people learn on their own schedules using the internet, smartphones and tablets.
Magic Johnson, EdisonLearning Tackle Underperforming Schools in Urban Areas
An inside look at a collaborative effort by Magic Johnson Enterprises and EdisonLearning, to help improve education in urban communities.
How STEM Fields Will Help Lead American Students in Digital Education
As demand for education in the STEM fields heats up, online learning platforms’ access to real-world resources finally arrives.
Technology Assessment Systems Support High Quality Learning
The innovations of technology continue to further the capabilities of learning for the next generation.
Lifelong Learning Goes the Distance
For every student, technology has transcended the classroom and changed the landscape of education.
Online K-12 Offers Classes Any Time, Any Place
Online education allows K-12 students to personalize their learning experience, setting them up for success later in life.
A Not So Distant Dream
Film production supervisor, Mike Huang, thought that his goal of attaining a graduate degree would end up on the cutting room floor; but the flexibility of distance learning has allowed him to pursue his career and further his education.
MOOCs: Breathing New Life Into Academics
The zombies of AMC's epic series, The Walking Dead, are reviving interest in learning in massive open online courses often called MOOCs.
Leveling the Playing Field in K-12 Classrooms
Although typically associated with college or adult courses, online education is getting high grades in K-12 classrooms across the country.
3 Things to Keep in Focus When It Comes to Your Child’s Vision
According to the Vision Council, approximately 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually, and as a result children with untreated eye problems may have difficulty reaching their full academic potential.
Forward, March: Coding Boot Camps Bridge the Gender Gap
In the years since Ada Lovelace penned her place in history as a pioneering female programmer, the gender imbalance in technology and computer science has widened significantly.
Libraries: The Site of Necessary Transformation
Today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people.
Level Up: Why Fun Is an Integral Part of the Learning Process
More than 40 years of research shows that no matter a family’s income or socioeconomic background, family engagement is an essential ingredient for student success.
Building A Community of Learners
A revolution is taking place in education. Modern technology and the internet have opened the door to a wide array of new opportunities to learn.
The Importance of Print in the Digital Classroom
According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014.
Ed-Tech Pros Talk Education Transformation
Industry leaders gave us their thoughts on the present and future transformations of educational technology.
Terrence J Discusses the Deeper Meaning of Education
Building a better life starts with education. Actor and host Terrence J utilizes his celebrity to inspire youths to learn.
5 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Reading This Winter Break
You can boost your child’s literacy this holiday season with a book, a smartphone or a tablet. But there are other, more hands-on ways to keep your kid engaged, too.
LeVar Burton Tackles the Educational Crisis Through Reading
Education advocate and “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton knows first-hand the importance of early education.
Mike Holmes’ Home Renovation Tips for 2017 and Beyond
Whether you’re buying a new home or remodeling, renovation is all about getting it right the first time — just take it from the best in the business.
Weighing in on Technology and Personalized Education
We sat down with experts in the field of educational technology and asked them how classroom learning has changed with the advent of new teaching tools.
Education Technology: Start Sooner and Be More Thoughtful
I never cease to be amazed by the ability of children to learn new things.
Getting a Leg Up on Education Is All About Engagement
Early childhood education sets the path for your child’s learning trajectory. We convened experts to give advice on how to make sure your child’s trajectory is one moving towards success.
The First, and Most Important, Classroom is the Kitchen Table
Parents are children’s first and most influential teachers. Before and beyond the classroom, parents influence their child just as much as, if not more than, their experiences in school.
Children Get a "Head Start" When Parents Act as Advocates
The power of parents is most visible when they step up, both for their children and education.
The Importance of Relationships and Child Engagement
Every parent wants their child to be the next Einstein (of course, without the wild hair and moustache). Or perhaps, their daughter could be the next Sonia Sotomayor (sans the fashion backward black Supreme Court Justice robe).
Give Your Child “First Hand” Experience for Success
Children today are arriving in kindergarten and first-grade lacking a course skill for success, such as basic fine motor skills needed for holding crayons and pencils, cutting with scissors, folding paper and manipulating objects.
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