Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19

From healthychildren.org T​o protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, the CDC now recommends ​cloth face coverings be used when outside. But what about children? Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions about cloth face coverings and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are people wearing cloth face coverings right now? Since so many people who have COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, wearing…

More money goes into the US prison system than it does on education

By Genna Ash for studyinternational.com With the growing teacher crisis, Trump’s war on student visas and the college admissions scandal still hitting headlines around the globe, it seems that chaos has disrupted the American education dream. Experts are closely observing the nation’s academic decline, calling for major reform if the country ever hopes to raise another competitive generation. But this is likely to require a monumental shift…

Family Summer Activity Alternatives During Covid-19

By Sarah Garone for verywellfamily.com Picture the perfect summer and you might envision barbecues with friends, pool parties, and sightseeing vacations. There’s always plenty to look forward to about the season of sun. But with the coronavirus pandemic changing the landscape of available—and acceptable—activities, summer 2020 may look a bit different than usual. Despite the disappointment of canceled concerts, cruises, and camps,…

Ask Dr. Blank: Seeing: An Unseen Component in Reading

Have you noticed that when your child reads, he or she points to each word, or skips lines, or finds it hard to read a hyphenated word (such as suc–cess) where the word starts at the end of one line and ends at the beginning of the next? Behaviors such as these are often markers of visual problems in processing the…

U.S APPEALS COURT VACATES LANDMARK RIGHT TO EDUCATION RULING

From Schoolfunding.info In April, a 3-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a landmark decision in the Detroit literacy case,  Gary B. v. Whitmer, holding that there is a “fundamental right to a basic minimum education” under the U.S. Constitution. The two-to-one decision of the three-judge panel defined the right in terms of “access…

School’s Out. Parental Burnout Isn’t Going Away.

By Jessica Grose for The New York Times Here in New York, there are three days left in the school year. While my family limps toward the finish line — the children are taking their Zoom classes flopped on the couch, and my husband and I are exhausted by the daily meltdowns over “realistic fiction writing” and Popsicle-stick boats that won’t…