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A Parent’s Guide To Kindergarten Readiness

When children turn five years old, many parents question whether or not their child is ready for kindergarten. There is a lot of advice floating about these days, and not all of it is helpful. Hard and fast rules such as […] 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 +

Outside The Classroom: GIS Technology and Adventure Learning

With GIS technology and adventure learning, educators have an incredible opportunity to reach beyond the classroom. Students can engage hands-on in field research […] 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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Dean Quam Revered

Minnesota Women’s Press released the results from their reader survey and Dean Quam is hailed as a role model in education for her work in CEHD. MORE +