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  • How childhood has changed for tweens 

    Increased use of technology, greater mental health challenges, and increased awareness of identity issues set this generation of tweens apart from those of the past.

  • A demographic portrait of today’s 6- to 21-year-olds, from the Pew Research Center 

    As a new generation of Americans begins to take shape and move toward adulthood, there is mounting interest in their attitudes, behaviors, and lifestyle.

  • Conversations with kids about race 

    Children develop ideas about race at a young age, whether adults talk to them about it or not.

  • The economic roots of helicopter parenting 

    Rising income inequality — and the higher stakes surrounding education — are driving parents to become more involved in their children’s lives.

  • Students speak up 

    To better understand what it’s like to grow up in 21st-century America, Kappan asked a group of Educators Rising student leaders to share their thoughts about their lives and experiences.

  • Kappan authors on children and youth 

    The specifics may change, but adult worries about young people continue on.

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