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FAST Reading Assessment for Early Intervention

Reading is the cornerstone of academic success. This, in turn, is part of mental health and quality of life. Evidence supports the assertion that if students don’t learn how to read by third grade, they are much […] 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 +

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 +

Why Career Planning for Students Starts with Exploring Identity

One of the biggest challenges facing our current generation of students is preparing for a dynamic workforce never before seen. New jobs are being created every day. In fact, many students are being prepared for jobs […] MORE +

Improve Child Development by Teaching Choice-Making

Having the opportunity to make choices is beneficial for most children. It encourages better child development, communication and learning. In fact, there are several reasons why allowing children to make choices […] MORE +

Relationship Advice First Aid — Quick Guide for First Responders [Infographic]

Have you ever found yourself listening to a friend or family member as they share their relationship woes? Did you feel stressed about what to do or say – especially if it is a marriage […] 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 +

Teach for America Partnership

See how the University of Minnesota continues to design new ways for teachers to succeed in diverse and challenging classrooms. MORE +