5 Proven Benefits Of Play

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The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.

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The School Shootings That Weren't

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The federal government said schools reported 235 shootings in one school year. But an NPR investigation finds that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened.

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What Your State Is Doing To Beef Up Civics Education

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Not enough people know how a bill becomes a law and other aspects of civic life. More than half the states are trying to fix that. See how your state is doing and take our quiz.

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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

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The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?

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DeVos On School Safety; A New Leader For Education's Civil Rights Office

Authors: National Public Radio

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Also in our weekly education news roundup: controversy over New York City's elite high schools; and new moves by Apple to give parents control over what apps their kids are using.

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Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

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Alexandra Lange's new book has insights on the influence of school and classroom design on children's learning throughout history.

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Students With Disabilities - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Services for students with disabilities are full of gaps and navigating the systems to get them is burdensome to children and families, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine....

Illinois School Board Takes Control of Special Education in Chicago - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Illinois' state board of education has taken on sweeping authority to supervise special education in the Chicago school district, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have to approve any changes to the district's policies and procedures in that area....

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

Authors: National Public Radio

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There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

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More Than Just A Job: Stories Of Teachers Who Deserve An A+

Authors: National Public Radio

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For many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job. Here are three educators coming up with innovative solutions to the classroom challenges they face.

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A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News

Authors: National Public Radio

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Since 2016, an investigative journalist in France has been on a mission to show students how they're duped, teaching them how to tell true from false online.

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