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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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MindShift is a service of KQED News and was launched in 2010 by KQED and NPR. Ki Sung is MindShift's senior editor. If you have questions, story pitches or just want to say hi, contact us by email.

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College students say academic pressure is the most common cause of mental health problems — and not just at highly selective institutions

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Does growth mindset matter? The debate heats up with dueling meta-analyses

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3 Things we get wrong in responding to child grief — and how to do better

Kids want to know: 'Will It Be Okay?' — this book answers that question

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How to structure academic math conversations to support English Learners

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How the realities of low-income girlhood are overlooked in schools and culture

Support for MindShift is provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, sponsors and the members of KQED.
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