Teaching Our Children to Speak Up When They are Told to do Wrong

We already tell our children to say “no” and to run if a stranger tells them to get into a car. We are getting better at teaching them to say “no” in other dangerous situations: to sexual predators, to bullies, to peer pressure. But are we equipping them well enough?...

Young Heroes Enter to Win $5,000 by April 15

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who...

NBC Nanotechnology Show

An original six part video series on leading research in nanotechnology will be presented by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation. “Nanotechnology: Super Small Science” will feature researchers who will show viewers how technology...

How To Keep Kids Away From Drugs

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health there were just over 2.8 million new users of illicit drugs in 2013, or about 7,800 new users per day. Over half (54.1 percent) were under 18 years of age. In 2014, the Survey indicated that 27.0 million people...

Survey Finds College Not Worth the Price

A recent survey of parents finds college not worth the price to them.  Only one in five parents of prospective college students believe that the cost of a four year degree is with the value. That translates to 21 percent of parents.  High school counselors were...

Teach Strategic Thinking in 1 Minute with Art Games

We are pleased to share some super ways to teach strategic thinking in 1 minute with art games. The games were designed by Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg, and are really great strategies for problem solving and visual recall.  Best of all, they only take one minute. You have...