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Recommended Reading for Kids: Ben and Me

Ben and Me is a light-hearted biography of Benjamin Franklin as told by his mouse, Amos. Perfect for kids ages 7 and older, this book will delight, entertain and educate children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why. History is fascinating but few books in the area are written with a powerful sense of humor. Not so with Ben and…

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

By Valerie Stauss for The Washington Post The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to do,…

Ask Dr. Blank: What are the top 5 ways reading a book is better than watching TV or a movie?

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For Students With Disabilities, Quality Of Education Can Depend On ZIP Code

By Rebecca Klein for The Huffington Post At the start of every school year, Jawanda Mast met with administrators at her daughter Rachel’s school. Every year, it was the same fight. Teachers wanted to separate Rachel ― who has Down syndrome ― from her peers without disabilities, and put her in a segregated class. Mast always pushed back. Isolating her…