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Penn GSE’s Michael Gottfried shares four ways in which communities can lower absenteeism rates and increase student engagement.
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Penn GSE’s Dr. Marsha Richardson shares her insights.
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Renowned edtech expert Ryan Baker talks about what we’ve learned — and how educators can put that knowledge to work.
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The history of the September 11 attacks is important. But Penn GSE’s Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher says we should show students how 9/11 has shaped our world.
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To help children prepare to start school, Katie Barghaus and Casey Henderson from the Penn Child Research Center’s Conquering Kindergarten initiative offer some tips.
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Penn GSE’s Caroline Watts shares what educators can do to take care of themselves with less time to recharge this summer.
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Follow your child's lead. Be ready to do some work on your own.
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Culturally competent educators set the tone for positive learning environments, which creates space for all people, regardless of how they identify .
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Techniques and games from theater can be fun tools for building classroom engagement and tackling content in new ways.
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Parents can help their kids prepare to go back to school in person. Focus on sleep. Talk about fears. And maybe get a new outfit.
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