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A video that will give you hope in the next generation

A video that will give you hope in the next generation

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Walt Cochran, a teacher in Kansas City, shared this touching video with us for Education Week about his children — one disabled, one not — who make you think about the depth of the sibling relationship. Lindsay, 10, suffers from a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and has been in a wheelchair []

New playlist: TED for kids

New playlist: TED for kids

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TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, a new playlist is available: TED for kids. Not at all TED Talks are appropriate for elementary and middle schooers. But these 9 talks — filled with information presented in fun ways []

8 beautiful and heartbreaking poems from Shane Koyczan

8 beautiful and heartbreaking poems from Shane Koyczan

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Shane Koyczan has a way with words. “I’ve been shot down so many times I get altitude sickness just from standing up for myself,” he says, beginning today’s talk. “That’s what we were told—stand up for yourself. But that’s hard to do if you don’t know who you are.” Koyczan appeared on the TED2013 stage []

An ode to 51 lost children: Fellows Friday with Bahia Shehab

An ode to 51 lost children: Fellows Friday with Bahia Shehab

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On November 17, 2012, in a village in Assuit-Egypt, a train crashed into a school bus killing 51 children. These kinds of accidents have always been brushed aside as random acts of chance. The minister of transportation resigned as a result, and the families of the children were compensated financially. There was a huge public outcry []

Six great moments in time-lapse photography

Six great moments in time-lapse photography

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Years ago, Steven Addis’s wife photographed him holding their 1-year-old daughter on the corner of 57 Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. On her second birthday, the family happened to be back in the city, so headed to the same corner for daddy-daughter photo, round two. The next year, Addis brought his daughter back []

Growing up a child of the state: Lemn Sissay tells much more of his story

Growing up a child of the state: Lemn Sissay tells much more of his story

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Harry Potter, Pip of Great Expectations, Superman, Cinderella, Lisbeth Salander, Batman, Jane Eyre, Matilda, Moses, Luke Skywalker, Oliver Twist, Celie of The Color Purple. As Lemn Sissay points out in this powerful talk from TEDxHousesofParliament, literature and popular culture is rife with characters who grew up without their biological parents. “Writers seem to know that []

5 teenage cancer innovators

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Some teenagers spend their free time playing video games. Others dedicate their after-school hours to a job, scooping ice cream or taking movie tickets. Still others play a sport, or are star members of a debate team. And still others spend their free time in a lab, working on ways to prevent, diagnose and treat []