When it comes to bias, preschoolers are influenced by nonverbal cues that indicate how adults might feel about one another. Exposure to different kinds of people may help buffer those preconceived notions, especially in homogenous communities.
Getting kids out in nature on a regular basis helps kids' development. Some schools have partnerships with local parks but students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District have a district-owned nature center.
The rigidity of the current standards-based system could present a problem as personalized learning tries to grow – although some hope advocates on both sides will find compromise that strengthen both ideas.
According to a Johns Hopkins report, two in seven students are ready for higher grade curriculum. This makes grade skipping a potential solution, but not all schools or parents are ready to move kids ahead.