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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.

MindShift has a unique audience of educators, parents, policy makers and life-long learners who engage in meaningful dialogue with one another on our social media platforms and email newsletter. Stay informed by signing up for our email newsletter, subscribing to the MindShift Podcast, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Amid youth mental health crisis, a Colorado district creates a school for students who need more support

How bibliocounseling can create space for Black girls and girls of color to connect in school

How important is homework, and how much should parents help?

ACT study finds it’s easier and easier to get an A in math

wide shot of a brick school building with grass trees and a sidewalk in front. Children and adults walk on the sidewalk

Schools face a funding cliff. How bad will the fall be?

In a schoolyard, one child points a thermometer at the grass, while another writes on a clipboard, and a third watches. An adult woman kneels and points.

Why schoolyards are a critical space for teaching about — and fighting — extreme heat and climate change

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