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Help Kids Study By Having Them Pretend They’re On a YouTube Show 

If a kid is struggling with learning school material, it’s tough to know how to help. Parents try to offer guidance, saying, “Make flashcards,” “Listen to some classical music,” or “Ask Google.” What might make the biggest impact, though, is to have them change roles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use This Tool to Tell How Segregated Your School District Really Is

One would like to think that decades of social progress would have erased racial segregation in education, but a 2013 study from the Economic Policy Institute found that America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1973. This is largely due to decades of discriminatory housing policy, which keeps white…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Make High School More Like Kindergarten

One of the great innovations in education was the concept of the play-based early-childhood education, or kindergarten, developed by Friedrich Fröbel in the 19th century. For centuries we have accepted a model of playful exploration in the early years, a model that gradually shifts, in the elementary years, to a more…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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 What to Do When Your Kid’s Homework Is Too Hard 

Helping with homework is part of everyday life once your kid hits school age. For the first couple years it isn’t hard stuff, but you know that one day your kid will have an assignment that stumps them and you. Luckily, you have other options besides furtively googling the answer while your kid isn’t looking.Read […]

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Yes, You Actually Need to Read Your Textbooks, Not Just Skim Them for Answers

I get it—textbooks are weighty tomes that feel like they’re more useful as a defensive weapon than an engaging read. But it’s still important to actually read them instead of treating them as a “find the potential-test-answer” word search.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Your Teacher Is Really Thinking When They Read Your Paper

Welcome back to school, kids! In just a few short weeks—maybe sooner—you’ll have to get back to your favorite late-night hobby: writing papers. I struggled with writing papers as a student, but then one day I became an instructor and had to read this garbage. Geez, guys.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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