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Improving Lives.

New perspectives on education and human development

By sharing our knowledge, insights on education and human development research, we promise our readers practical solutions that will impact and improve their lives. MORE +

Our Promise

To be a world-leader in the discovery, creation, and sharing of knowledge for practical, public use. We are chartered to serve our community, students, and alumni as we advance teaching and learning in the goal of enhancing the psychological, physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults. Read the Blog +

Thank You for Helping Us Improve Lives

As we head into the final days of 2014, all of us at CEHD would like to thank you for visiting our weekly blogs. As we seek to improve lives around the world through impactful research, we are grateful […] 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 +

Santa Claus and the Power of Belief

We are hardwired for belief. The ability to believe in what cannot be seen or proven is not only fundamental to being human; it is crucial for childhood development. Our minds are characterized by cognitive […] MORE +

Dealing with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

December can be a challenging time for those struggling with grief and loss. As friends and family gather to celebrate the holiday season, and as the old year changes into a new one, we are reminded of those […] 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 +

Improving Lives

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 +

A Gift to Support Tomorrow’s Teachers

The average student debt for college grads in Minnesota is more than $31,000. The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF) recently gave a gift of $1.25 million to support tomorrow’s teachers. MORE +