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Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Caused by Vaccine Skeptics

May 09, 2017 / NBC News

Doubts about vaccines helped fuel Minnesota's biggest outbreak of measles in decades.

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Young Love & Understanding Middle School Relationships

May 01, 2017 / Michelle Icard, Middle School Author, Speaker, and Educator

Dating in middle school is mostly about asking, “Am I the type of person someone could like?”

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#ToolkitTalk: Homework Hassles? How to Help

Oct 19, 2016

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Janine Bempechat (@jbempechat), Professor of Psychology & Human Development at Wheelock College, and Maurice Elias (@SELinSchools), Director of the Social Emotional Learning Lab at Rutgers University, to chat about homework. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below. Our #ToolkitTalk chats occur monthly. See what's coming up next and catch up on all of the past conversations.



Family T.A.L.K: Creating a Safe Space for Family Communication

Oct 17, 2016

Tough conversations are never easy to have, but creating a space for healthy communication can strengthen relationships between parents and children.



Mentoring as Student Empowerment

Oct 13, 2016

How two inspiring students mentored other students and learned more than they could have imagined.



NBC News Anchors and Correspondents Pledge to Make a Difference

Oct 10, 2016

Together we can all give back by setting a Goal to be Greater.



Want to Empower Kids? Here’s the One Powerful Question to Ask

Oct 05, 2016

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans’ David Johns and Andrene Jones-Castro share their experience and recommendations for caring and concerned adults everywhere.



How Much Do Your Kids Know About Civics?

Oct 03, 2016

Get your kids up-to-speed on civics just in time for the election!



Want Your Kids to Be Good Citizens? Start with Sports

Sep 26, 2016

You might be surprised how similar the soccer field is to democracy.



10 Ways Your Kids Can Spread Kindness This New School Year

Sep 23, 2016

Get your kids involved in #GoalToBeGreater with these ideas.



#ToolkitTalk: Bigger Than Me: Raising Civic-Minded Kids

Sep 21, 2016

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Mary Ellen Daneels (@daneels_m), Civics High School Teacher in West Chicago, and Jennifer Miller (@JenniferSMiller), Family and Educational Consultant, to chat about the importance of raising civic-minded kids. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below. Our #ToolkitTalk chats occur monthly. See what's coming up next and catch up on all of the past conversations.



OpEd: We Must Seize This Teachable Moment in Civics

Sep 19, 2016

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor stresses importance of involving kids in American democracy.



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