Schoolgirl awarded $25,000 for developing potential Covid-19 treatment

A schoolgirl has been awarded $25,000 for her work on a potential Covid-19 drug treatment. Anika Chebrolu, 14, developed a molecule that can bind to and prevent a specific protein of the coronavirus from functioning. “It’s exciting. I’m still trying to process everything,” she told KTVT. “I developed this molecule that can bind to a certain protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This protein by binding to it…

Reading Kingdom Review: “Reading Kingdom is a captivating online reading program that also teaches the keyboard layout.”

“If you are teaching your child to read be sure to check out the online reading program Reading Kingdom.  Reading Kingdom is a captivating online reading program that also teaches the keyboard layout. The program works on computers and also on the iPad. Each lesson introduces a new word to learn. There are several different activities to help learn the…

‘Teachers are struggling and they’re drowning’: Educators detail the stress of distance learning

By Christine Pitawanich for kgw.com TIGARD, Ore. — We keep hearing it from teachers all over. Teaching online has not been easy. We spoke with Scott Herron, the president of the Tigard-Tualatin Education Association. He’s been a teacher for the last 16 years. He said he wants people to know teachers in his district and elsewhere are trying hard to…

Elementary school in Sudbury getting lots of use out of outdoor classroom

Jaime McKee CTV News Northern Ontario Videojournalist SUDBURY — Lansdowne Public School in Sudbury has slowly been getting upgrades to its outdoor yard. Last year the school participated in the ‘Ugliest Schoolyard’ contest and won. The revitalization of the yard started three years ago, even before the ‘Ugliest Schoolyard’ contest. The Kiwanis Club came to Lansdowne Public school and, with help…

Ask Dr. Blank: Resistance to Writing: What Is a Parent to Do?

“Journal writing”—an activity offered by whole language proponents as the way to stimulate “authentic” writing in children. The idea is that when children are given the opportunity to express themselves, their writing and their development will flower. Its rich promises and appealing rhetoric have led it to its wide adoption. So classrooms across the nation start off with a daily,…

40+ Easy and Creative Halloween Crafts for Kids That You Can Make as a Family

BY AMANDA GARRITY AND MEAGHAN MURPHY for goodhousekeeping.com The main excitement of Halloween — costumes and candy — might not happen until October 31, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t celebrate right up until the big day. Sure, carving pumpkins is fun and all, but there are so many other ways to encourage your kids to explore their creativity during the spookiest season of…