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By: MIT Open Learning
A vocabulary difference of 30 million words may sound like an insurmountable barrier between children of different socioeconomic backgrounds — but what if the solution to close that gap was as simple as encouraging dialogue between parent and child?
By: Mary Beth Gallagher | MIT News Office
During six months at an orphanage in Haiti, senior Eli Brooks introduced children to engineering product design, and uncovered a passion for teaching and life.
By: Lydia Huth | Office of Graduate Education
To help every student start strong, take care of themselves, and to make the most of this semester, here are 12 articles — covering everything from the curious MIT vernacular to tackling burnout to making friends and building networks — from MIT’s graduate student bloggers.
By: Greg Toppo
MIT’s Laila Shabir founded Girls Make Games, a series of summer camps, workshops, and game jams aimed at bringing together and empowering young women interested in video games. 
By: Zain Humayun | Edgerton Center
At the MIT Edgerton Center, educators are quietly transforming the way biology is taught in schools.
By: Paul Darvasi
“The report recommends that educators build on the positive aspects of their pandemic learning experience in the years ahead and supports increased student independence to cultivate a safe and healthy environment that is more conducive to learning.”
By: Office of Engineering Outreach Programs
“Science makes the world magic--and the OEOP offers students the choice to see what science is and how to find their place in such a massive world of opportunity.” – MIT’s Lynsey Ford, Program Administrator for SEED Academy
By: MIT Open Learning
Conference brings together educators, policymakers, and industry leaders to consider new education models to train skilled workers.
By: Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
MIT associate professor Justin Reich discusses a report he has co-authored addressing the stated needs of K-12 students as they go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. “Everyone has been having a different pandemic - the things that worked well for some students worked terribly for others.”
By: Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
Regular ventilation may not be enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19; MIT team looks at classroom configurations and suggests modifications to enhance safety.