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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 +

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Personalized Mental Health Prevention and Intervention

The concept of prevention versus treatment is critical in advancing mental healthcare. It’s often been said that no disease has ever been cured by treating someone who already has it. Reading that statement […] 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 +

The Importance of Literacy In African American Culture

Literacy is (and has always been) a crucial theme in African American culture since the 1700’s. Historic activist and social reformer Fredrick Douglass was enslaved to be a literal pet for his master’s son. One day […] 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 +

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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 +

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 +