frank Playlist: Changing the Lives of Children

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In this frank playlist, a CEO, reporter and a student share the work they are doing to transform the lives of children through play, understanding the child brain and transforming the American education system.

How Perceptions About Opportunity Vary by Race

Black and white Americans have dramatically different views on whether all children have equal access to the same opportunities.

Millions are about to have access to free e-books. Thanks, Obama.

The more books kids have at home, the better they’ll do in school. With this in mind, a new program is looking to make books more accessible to children and their families than ever before.

The Trans Kids Are All Right

Or at least they can be, with their parents’ support.

How American Teachers Are Miseducating Kids About Climate Change

A lot of U.S. secondary school teachers are skeptical of climate change—or wary of teaching it. The good news: Many of them are still persuadable.

Banning apps won’t protect kids from predators. They’re in danger offline, too.

Let’s do a better job teaching children about age-appropriate relationships and helping them practice refusal skills.

The Math Revolution

“For students who have an appetite to learn math at a high level,” says Paul Zeitz, a mathematics professor at the University of San Francisco, “something very big is happening. It’s very dramatic and it’s happening very fast.”

How Inequality Leads to Obesity

One new study links poverty, inequality, and overeating, while a second finds childhood deprivation impacts the eating habits of young adults.

Racism in the Kindergarten Classroom

New research finds faces of five-year-old black boys put whites in a more threat-conscious state of mind.

Life In Plastic, It’s Fantastic: Mattel Introduces New Body Types For Barbie

Inclusivity and accessibility are the order of the day for the 2016 Barbie Fashionistas collection.