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Closing Minnesota’s opportunity gap

empty chairs in a classroom

U of M experts are discovering solutions to disparities among students of different races and ethnicities in Minnesota.

Autism expertise leads to earlier diagnosis

Jed Elison and Jason Wolfe

From large prevalence studies to brain imaging, the U of M is investigating the best ways to help children with autism

How a child’s mind works

A smiling child with researchers

The discovery of how children learn languages can help ensure that all children succeed.

Discovering the secrets inside a baby’s brain

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Brain scan research promises new insights on child development.

Measuring what matters

Stephanie Carlson and Phil Zelazo

Start-up Reflection Sciences is closing the opportunity gap by putting a simple tool in the hands of teachers.

Charting the growing brain

Jed Elison and a child

Jed Elison leads in the search for early indicators of behavioral development that could change a child’s life.

Engaging students with their own stories

students using iPads

U of M researchers and students are helping a St. Paul school focus its curriculum on the structures of inequality.

Fighting for the future

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Doctoral student Michelle Brown is closing the opportunity gap by preventing negative outcomes for victimized children.

Closing the opportunity gap with class-sensitive teaching

students learning

Mark Vagle teaches teachers how to use social class-sensitive practices in their classrooms.