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Children Learn by Doing: Everyday Lessons in Everyday Tasks

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Some time ago, I stumbled across this quote from educational reformer John Holt: “Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special ...

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Make Family Travel Days Less Stressful and More Educational

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Spending long periods in a car or on a plane with young children is asking for trouble. I am often left wondering why some airlines don’t have a separate line ...

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A Teen’s Perspective: Coping with your child moving away

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As a college freshman, this is the first time I have lived on my own, and my parents have been uneasy. I understand how difficult it must be for them ...

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Quoting Shakespeare

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Quoting Shakespeare To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, we’re featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in July 2005. Happy Birthday, Bill! ...

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What is the Healthy Families Act?

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 Healthy Families Act Question: What is the Healthy Families Act and how does it benefit working women? Introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) in the House of Representatives on May ...

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A Once in a Lifetime Experience…Birthright: A Teen’s Perspective


This winter break, I had the experience of a lifetime. I went on a free trip to Israel through Taglit, or Birthright, which is a not-for-profit organization that allows Jewish ...

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Starbucks History of Social Responsibility


Starbucks history of social responsibility takes on a whole new light. “Companies should not have a singular view of profitability. There needs to be balance between commerce and social responsibility…The ...

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Hitting a home run in Math… at the ball game!

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Baseball is the sport that says summer – and it's also one of the most mathematical sports around. Here are some math puzzles and problems you can think about while you're waiting for the next pitch.

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