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Promoting Resilience In Children at Risk: Research, Book, MOOC

When I came to the University of Minnesota, it was to join my future mentor Norman Garmezy and his “Project Competence” research team on the frontier of a new field of science dedicated to learning […] 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 +

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: Change Starts Here

September is a hectic month for many families across the country. It means back to school and back to a routine for both parents and their children. With so many things going on, it’s easy to […] 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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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 +