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How Learning Happens in a COVID-19 World

By Rachel Stephens-Murphy, America’s Promise Alliance In mid-March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In the weeks that followed, students’ in-school and out-of-school learning environments were dramatically upended, with the vast majority of students participating in some form of online learning at the time. Since that rapid shift, educators, school administrators, out-of-school […]

Short, compelling video explores how stress affects early cognitive development

InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development This edition of the InBrief series, from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society. View […]