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Our Better Angels: Building Bridges to Preserve Democracy After the Election

I’ve been a family therapist for years, and have never spoken out about politics in a professional capacity before – until now. Our profession has traditionally kept its focus […] MORE +

Message from Dean Jean K. Quam

We are driven by a sustained belief in the value of each child and adult, with unique talents and challenges. We aim to apply our knowledge for public, practical use to impact and improve lives. Learn more about Dean Quam […] MORE +

Improving Deaf Education Through Visual Learning

When I taught reading and writing to sixth grade students at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, CA, I began to notice a pattern that supported research I had previously read. My students who had parents […] MORE +

Supporting Gender-Variant & Transgender Youth

Humans naturally display a variety of expressions of masculinity and femininity that may or may not be consistent with the sex they were assigned at birth. For some, gender variance extends […] MORE +

9 Research-Based Ideas to Help Close the Achievement Gap

Closing the achievement gap is a priority for University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). There are no easy answers, but we are seeing that small […] MORE +

Reading Comprehension: How Stories Help Students Learn New Information

Reading comprehension for young students has always been a primary focus for a number of researchers here at the College of Education and Human Development. In the Text […] MORE +

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CEHD is a leader in advancing our knowledge of how children develop and learn, how we interact with our families and community, and how we can maximize human potential. MORE +

CEHD Supports Twin Cities-Zambia Disability Connection

Expanding and developing knowledge of disability services and supports across academic, provider, and cultural communities in the Twin Cities, and the in the African country of Zambia. MORE +