“Up”

“Up” has more meanings than any other two-letter word in English. It is listed in the dictionary as an adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, or verb. It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic…

How to restore California’s ailing child care system: Pay the teachers

By Lea Austin for edsource.com Covid-19 brought California’s already-ailing child care system to its knees. If you work in child care or are a parent, you are intimately familiar with this reality. If you are making budget and policy decisions in California, you may have missed the urgency of the crisis and the workers at the center of it all….

Volunteers help immigrants learn to read

By Joe Genco for the niagara-gazette.com It started with a Google search for a Lockport woman. “How do immigrants learn English?” It ended with www.literacybuffalo.org and a visit from Karen Welch, a Niagara Falls woman who went to complete intake paperwork with two refugees who arrived from Ukraine to live with a niece and need help finding their way. The new arrivals even…

30 Spring Activities for Kids

By Jean Van’t Hul for artfulparent.com It’s spring! The leaves are unfurling, the flowers are blooming, birds are building nests and gardens are growing. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the spring weather. It’s time to learn what we can from spring and nature and the world opening up around us. And it’s time to explore spring colors and themes…

The Top 10 Destinations For A Safari With Kids

By Cynthia Levy for thetravel.com Safari is a term used to refer to traveling and touring a national park, or reserve to see wild animals. It involves an adventurous experience in the wilderness where visitors can see wild animals in their natural environment. Safari is a term delivered from the Swahili language commonly used in East Africa. Safari tours are…

Learning to read in prison stopped me committing crime, I want the same opportunity for others

By Chris Beare for inews.co.uk It was my first day in Ashfield Young Offenders Institute near Bristol in 2003. I’d been locked up – at the age of 17 – for grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm, after assaulting a rival gang member in my hometown of Penzance, in west Cornwall. There was a huge stack of…