These messages boost preschool learning activities at home

Messages from early childhood education centers may make parents more likely to engage in learning activities with their kids at home.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: education parents communication preschoolers society-and-culture toddlers

MIT announces plans for fall 2020 semester

Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~19 min

Tags: education covid-19 ethics pandemic research community students classes-and-programs president-l-rafael-reif faculty staff vice-chancellor administration chancellor financial-aid teaching-and-academics tuition

Future teachers see Black kids as angry when they’re not

"Essentially, we found that prospective teachers are more likely to view Black children as being angry, even when they're not." It's racialized anger bias.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education bias emotions faces society-and-culture teachers race-and-ethnicity

Playtime with dad may improve children’s self-control

Children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behaviour and emotions as they grow up, research

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education play child-development

Survey: Parents aren’t sure about school in the fall

A new survey shows a majority of parents will likely send their kids back to school this fall and support measures to help keep kids safe from COVID-19.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents viruses childrens-health surveys featured society-and-culture decisions

How schools criminalize Black students

Schools play a role in the criminalization of Black students by punishing them more than white peers and diminishing their opportunities, an expert says.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education bias racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Better grades aren’t why more guys do STEM

Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education higher-education gender stem jobs science-and-technology college-students

Building a framework for remote making

A decision-making framework and wiki for students developed by MIT Project Manus and MIT Environment, Health and Safety enables safe making from home.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education teaching covid-19 pandemic research community students mechanical-engineering vice-chancellor facilities stem-education maker-movement academics chancellor clubs-and-activities

Solo 8: See this cheaper robot creature jump

A new robot called Solo 8 is open-source and inexpensive, but it can pull off a lot of the tricks of costlier robots.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education robots research movement featured science-and-technology

Reopening schools requires major caution

Experts call for large-scale viral testing in children, contract tracing, and other actions to avoid compounding the COVID-19 crisis as schools reopen.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19 childrens-health featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine medical-tests

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