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Want Equal Access to Higher Education? Evaluate Students Differently.

Education changes lives. It works against inequality and discrimination, in turn making the society we live in a better place. Of course this is an idealistic point of view. My passion for education in general and equal access […] 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 +

How to Handle Bad Behavior in Children: Seven Phases

Everyone from family members to teachers knows there will be times when a child will engage in challenging behavior. This can happen even after proactive strategies have been planned and implemented. Adults in […] 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 +

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 +