education

$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

Summer camp is a long-standing American tradition that many kids never get to experience, due to the cost. For years, Wild Birds Unlimited—a national chain of nature specialty stores—has sponsored

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Leka is an interactive robot that helps children with autism engage with the world

Leka is an interactive robot that helps children with autism engage with the world

There probably isn’t a child on the planet who wouldn’t love playing with a robot designed just for them. A new startup has developed a special toy just like that for children with autism. Meet Leka,

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Medical schools adopt the adage “Let food be thy medicine” by teaching future doctors how to cook

Medical schools adopt the adage "Let food be thy medicine" by teaching future doctors how to cook

Hippocrates stated long ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, while people naturally turn to their doctor for healthy lifestyle advice, diet and how to prepare

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First grader born without hands wins national penmanship contest

First grader born without hands wins national penmanship contest

Handwriting is often a dreaded part of the elementary school curriculum, but for Anaya Ellick, a Virginia first grader, mastering good penmanship represents just another of her many accomplishments. The

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Graduating high schoolers take “Senior Walk” through halls to inspire younger students

Graduating high schoolers take "Senior Walk" through halls to inspire younger students

Graduating from high school seems like a far off and distant dream to kids in elementary school — even if their parents know the time will go by in the blink of an eye. One Texas school began a

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Braille Bricks help blind children learn to read and write through integrated play

Braille Bricks help blind children learn to read and write through integrated play

Learning through play is an important tenet in education. This methodology combines fun, hands-on, and multisensory ways to engage kids in the learning process and get them working together.

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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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