Day: June 16, 2020

How to get kids to exercise their brains this summer

Parents are worried this summer — far more than in the past — about how to keep their kids learning after a spring semester where many lost ground.

Here’s some help. In this post, veteran educators Daniel and Trisha Willingham have some advice for parents on how to keep their kids exercising their brains and learning how to be independent within boundaries.

Daniel Willingham is a psychology professor at the University of Virginia who focuses his research on the application of cognitive psychology to K-12 schools and higher education. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Board

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Why faculty are concerned about being back on campus

Dear faculty, staff and students,

Today, I am announcing how we are returning to campus this fall. It will be in a way that minimizes health and safety risks to faculty, staff, students and community members through our Road Map to Fall 2020 plan, which I am officially accepting from our Academic Year 2020-21 Planning Team today.

Our Road Map to Fall 2020 calls for classes beginning as scheduled on Aug. 24 and finishing remotely after Thanksgiving break. It prioritizes health and safety considerations required to minimize risk and enable an on-campus academic model that accommodates both in-person and remote

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Empowering Students to Use Data to Understand Equity and Justice

Data means so much more than numbers on a screen. The proximity, accessibility, and inclusivity of data helps drive change around the globe. Whether it be the impact of consumer decisions, the science behind voting, or the influence of social media algorithms, data drives our world.

That’s why it’s important for students to understand the power of data. Discover Data – an education initiative powered by the Nielsen Foundation in collaboration with Discovery Education and the Afterschool Alliance – provides no-cost dynamic digital resources for educators, students, and families to innovate the future through data.

Integrating data science in the

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