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The New York Times – Social Programs That Work

By Ron Haskins for the New York Times Washington – Hardly anyone knows it, but since its earliest days the Obama administration has been pursuing the most important initiative in the history of federal attempts to use evidence to improve … Continue reading

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New York Times: Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree

A recent piece from the New York Times indicates that there’s much more work to do in order to improve the lives of those most at-risk. Educational equity, job discrimination, and previous family wealth all play a vital role in … Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report: Raising Students’ Emotional IQs

While many educators and policymakers are eyeing technology and revised standards to improve student performance in subjects like math, reading and science, psychologist and author Daniel Goleman has a different remedy: Blend in lessons in social and emotional learning that … Continue reading

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New York Times – Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning is what allows students to control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others. As any teacher can attest, children who are less able to master these … Continue reading

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