PLNY Blog

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by Robin DiAngelo, Writer and Consultant

I am white and have been educating other white people about the meaning of race in our lives for the past 20 years. “How do I raise my children not to be racist?” is one of the most common questions I am asked by white parents. 

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by James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO, Common Sense

Encourage kids to ask questions about the information they’re receiving. Are there any inconsistencies in the content? Is the argument credible? Whom is the message for?

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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.