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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: Fostering Compassion in Kids

Feb 22, 2017

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Dr. Bobbi Wegner (@drbobbiwegner), Clinical Psychologist at Boston Behavioral Medicine, and Maurice J. Elias (@SELinSchools), Director of Rutgers University's Social-Emotional Learning Lab, to chat about the importance of fostering compassion in 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.

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