education

Designer creates special font for people with dyslexia, to make reading & identifying letters easier

Designer creates special font for people with dyslexia, to make reading & identifying letters easier

Dyslexie Font from Dyslexie Font on Vimeo. Growing up a few decades ago, we were taught that people with dyslexia got letters mixed up and often had trouble reading and spelling. Dyslexia is much more

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Afghan teacher turns his bicycle into a mobile library and cycles for over an hour to bring books to children in remote villages

Afghan teacher turns his bicycle into a mobile library and cycles for over an hour to bring books to children in remote villages

Teachers understand the value of reading and having books readily available to their students better than most adults, but few have gone the distance that Saber Hosseini does in order to promote literacy

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An ozone garden tells you about the air quality around your home

An ozone garden tells you about the air quality around your home

What if you could simply look at the leaves on the plants in your garden to find out about the air quality in your neighborhood? Theoretically you can, if you plant a National Center for Atmospheric

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Goldie Hawn’s MindUP program addresses children’s overall state of well-being to help improve academic performance, kindness & empathy

Goldie Hawn's MindUP program addresses children's overall state of well-being to help improve academic performance, kindness & empathy

What does actress Goldie Hawn have to do with neuroscience? Her foundation’s school-based MindUP program helps kids focus and concentrate, relieve stress, self-regulate, become more empathetic and

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Female chief in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back to school

Female chief in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back to school

Theresa Kachindamoto, the senior chief in the Dedza District of Central Malawi, wields power over close to 900,000 people… and she’s not afraid to use her authority to help the women and

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Modern day Maria Montessori is returning the ‘right to play’ to kindergartners across China

Modern day Maria Montessori is returning the 'right to play' to kindergartners across China

China has long sustained a reputation for its rigorous educational standards with hours of homework typically expected on a daily basis and strenuous testing practices. One administrator in a rural

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Heroic man sets up makeshift school under a bridge in New Delhi to educate India’s underprivileged children

Heroic man sets up makeshift school under a bridge in New Delhi to educate India's underprivileged children

In many places throughout the world, going to school takes a backseat to more pressing necessities (such as helping parents farm, caring for young children in the home, and finding work at a very early

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The LEGO Foundation says that kids should learn mainly through play until age 8

The LEGO Foundation says that kids should learn mainly through play until age 8

While small in size, LEGO has always added a larger than life playful element to the kids’ lives — from themed resorts to prosthetic arms to giant holiday displays, and now the educational

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9 year-old runs Reading Heart nonprofit: a book donation program serving children in hospitals & low-income areas

9 year-old runs Reading Heart nonprofit: a book donation program serving children in hospitals & low-income areas

Reading Heart from Fresno Unified on Vimeo. Danay Ferguson is a reader at heart. She plows through two to three books every day. Since 2014 she has been spreading her message of literacy love to

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Kids as young as five years-old bike to school on their own in this Danish city

Kids as young as five years-old bike to school on their own in this Danish city

No parking allowed! That’s the message to parents dropping off their children at elementary schools in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. As part of an effort to increase the number of kids

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9 forest kindergartens around the world where the sky’s the limit in teachings among the trees

9 forest kindergartens around the world where the sky's the limit in teachings among the trees

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Students understand math better when teachers integrate music, dance and drama into lessons

Students understand math better when teachers integrate music, dance and drama into lessons

If you have ever been a teacher or a parent or a student (i.e. pretty much everyone), you know that there are different types of learners. You also know that the arts are often an afterthought when it

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10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

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Turn learning math into a game kids will love with this squirrel-themed Montessori math kit

Turn learning math into a game kids will love with this squirrel-themed Montessori math kit

MontessoriReStore, a super sweet Etsy shop, specializes in beautiful Montessori and Waldorf inspired toy bundles that focus on building sensory, language and fine motor coordination, education, and most

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South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

In KwaZulu-Natal province, an area of South Africa that has the country’s highest rate of births to teenage mothers, the options for young women to afford an education are bleak. A local government

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POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school - Sad sign of the times or great idea?

We’ve written and written about the unfortunate effects of not allowing kids plenty of time to get their wiggles out during school hours. We are also extremely enthusiastic about forest

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Mom helps her kids learn the elements by making periodic table Battleship

Mom helps her kids learn the elements by making periodic table Battleship

If playing games together is a beloved activity in your family, we’ve got a suggestion that will put a little chemistry into the mix: periodic table Battleship! Former school teacher and current

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6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

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