MindShift explores the future of learning and how we raise our kids. We report on how teaching is evolving to better meet the needs of students and how caregivers can better guide their children. This means examining the role of technology, discoveries about the brain, racial and gender bias in education, social and emotional learning, inequities, mental health and many other issues that affect students. We report on shifts in how educators teach as they apply innovative ideas to help students learn.

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Students learning math

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four children in different skin tones and each with one fist raised

Using a strengths-based approach to help students realize their potential

More school districts are starting career education early, aiming to widen kids' horizons

Illustration of a hot air balloon where the balloon is in a graduation cap. A man is in the basket peering out of a telescope.

When colleges and campuses close down, students often drop out

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