Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2024

Teaching & Learning

Education propels change. Stay up to date on the latest educational developments near you and around the world from preschool to post-grad. Here, you'll find out why equitable quality education is essential for fostering healthy and resilient societies.

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Illinois is first state to mandate Asian American history curriculum in schools

We’ve written frequently about Illinois’ progressive criminal justice policies, and today we bring you another new bill, this time focused on education. The state is now the first in the US to mandate that Asian American history be part of its public school curriculum. The legislation was Read More...

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California and Alabama have the best K-12 history curriculums. Here’s why

US public school curriculums have been a hot topic as of late, but rather than looking at the flaws in our education system, we’re choosing to take a look at areas with excellent curriculums that other states can potentially model theirs after. When it comes to US history, two states stand out Read More...

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Study: Mindfulness improves children’s sleep

Is your little one having trouble falling asleep? A new study from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that mindfulness can make a big impact on children’s sleep habits. The study monitored over 100 children between the ages of eight and 11 over two years. Half the children Read More...

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This board game encourages collaborative climate change solutions

We all want to build a more sustainable future for our world, but addressing climate change often means coming up with creative solutions to complex issues. This is the thinking behind the new climate action board game: Solutions. Created by Canadian board game publisher Big Talk Inc, Solutions Read More...

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How this NGO helps clean up Cambodian kitchens and curb deforestation

The Dutch development organization Stichting Nederlandse Vrijwilligers (SNV) has been on a mission to promote safe, clean cooking methods in Cambodia since 2015. The effort has proven difficult, as traditional charcoal and wood stoves are ingrained in Cambodian culture, and many believe that food Read More...

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Study: Writing by hand is the most effective way to learn

We’ve written before about how our brains absorb information best when we take notes by hand, and a new study from Johns Hopkins University further solidifies this theory with evidence that handwriting is the best way to learn reading and other skills. In their study, the researchers taught 42 Read More...

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The Center for Women helps incarcerated women transition to life after release

The transition period after being released from prison, especially after a long sentence, can be a shock to the system. So much so that many previously incarcerated individuals backslide into offending again, either because they lack the support system that can help them regain a normal life, or Read More...

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How to share an appreciation of hiking with your kids

Hiking in nature is good for the mind, body, and soul. Most of the time it’s free, plus it encourages conversation, builds memories, strengthens your connection with nature, and during this pandemic era, is one of the safer activities you can do with other people. All of these factors make Read More...

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A Second U Foundation is empowering the previously incarcerated

For the formerly incarcerated, starting again can be an immense challenge. However, Hector Guadalupe, who was only 23 when his 10-year prison sentence began, found a way to help himself and others rediscover who they are and how to begin again. “When I was serving my time, throughout the Read More...

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16-year-old codes speech app to help his nonverbal sister communicate

Families of individuals who have conditions that make it difficult or impossible for them to communicate verbally can attest to the fact that going through diagnosis and treatment can be astronomically expensive. So, when the tools and apps that can facilitate communication for those with verbal Read More...