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by Jo Boaler, Professor, Stanford University; CEO, youcubed  

All students can achieve in mathematics at high levels. If we can bring about changes in mathematics teaching, many more students will enjoy mathematics, achieve at high levels, take more advanced mathematics classes and develop the quantitative literacy they need to become effective citizens in the 21st century.

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by Brenna Hassinger-Das, Pace University, Molly Schlesinger, Temple University, Jeremy Sawyer, Kingsborough Community College & Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University, The Brookings Institution

Providing the time, space and materials for play—as well as being a caring play partner—makes parents strong advocates for play in children’s lives. Our kids don’t see boundaries in playful learning, and neither should we.

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by William Stixrud, Neuropsychologist and Writer and Ned Johnson, President, PrepMatters, and Writer

When they feel a sense of control, children and teens are focused, goal-directed, present-centered and optimistic—and not highly stressed. They are also more autonomously motivated.

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Parents League of New York sits down with Rachel Henes of Hallways to discuss its new book for parents and educators.

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by Lawrence Momo, Director, College Counseling, Trinity School

The process of applying to college is about a great many things, quite apart from where one goes after high school graduation. It is about figuring out what you value, what you want and who you would like your college classmates to be over the next four years.