To help children from urban centers experience nature, EDC, PBS Kids, and WGBH Boston teamed up to create Plum Landing, a toolkit that includes hands-on activities and videos for six- to nine-year-olds.
In an opinion piece, EDC’s Carol Oliver writes that the stigma surrounding substance use disorders may delay or prevent seeking help. Oliver says that a change in attitude is needed regarding how addiction and mental health issues are discussed.
EDC founder and MIT physics professor Jerrold Zacharias and his colleagues formed the Physical Science Study Committee in 1956 to improve physics learning in high school. As author Robin Kazmier writes, they started a revolution that changed the way science is taught in classrooms today.
In a column published in the Boston Business Journal, EDC President and CEO David Offensend writes about the federal budget now working its way through Congress and its likely effects on several local and global programs.
EDC’s Shari Kessel Schneider presented community members in MetroWest Boston with findings from the latest MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey which documented some positive health trends but higher rates of stress among students
In this commentary in Education Week, EDC’s David Jacobson argues that lawmakers would do well to focus on issues that resonate with both red and blue constituencies, or what he calls the “purple” agenda. He puts forth four education priorities that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
What can be done to tackle the attitudes and biases that hold students back in STEM classrooms? EDC’s Cindy Hoisington offers a range of suggestions for educators, including addressing their own personal biases, in this opinion column published by Edutopia.