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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.

A Black young teenage girl walks through a school hallway wearing and backpack and looking back with a smile. Her friends walk a few feet ahead of her.

Listening to Black girls to cultivate belonging in middle and high school

Paper people on the blue paper background

When family tree projects frustrate students, community maps are an inclusive alternative

a row of empty student tables and chairs with a white board in the background

How can high rates of absenteeism coexist with high daily attendance?

Illustration: Students scale a pile of books, as a teacher helps them up with ropes.

Teacher training programs don't always use research-backed reading methods

Yet another FAFSA problem: Many noncitizens can't fill it out

3 Research-backed tips for teaching forgiveness to children

The climate change lesson plans teachers need and don’t have

Illustration of two silhouette heads facing each other, one covered with check marks and the other with question marks.

5 Cognitive biases that shape classroom interactions – and how to overcome them

3 empty student desks with attached chairs in a dimly lit classroom. Partial window in the background

Early warning systems fall short in combating absenteeism at school

Illustration: Multiracial young people with speech bubbles above. Some speech bubbles contain punctuation.

Learning from student language — instead of prohibiting it

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