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Using High Expectations to Boost Students’ Sense of Belonging

Last updated: 12/27/2020

Chris Hulleman, director of the University of Virginia’s Motivate Lab, defines sense of belonging as “the belief that one is academically and socially connected, supported, and...

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Supporting Smooth Transitions into Kindergarten During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last updated: 12/27/2020

The transition to kindergarten can be a stressful time for students and families even in normal times. For many, the start of kindergarten signifies the beginning of formal...

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Children are the key to addressing climate change and improving environmental health

Last updated: 12/27/2020

Children are the key to addressing climate change and improving environmental health By Marianne Sullivan, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, and Kristie Trousdale, Opinion Contributors —...

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We cannot wait for another child to die - Children's Rights

Last updated: 12/27/2020

“Nothing could be worse than a return to normality,” writes political activist and award-winning author Arundhati Roy in her latest essay, ‘The Pandemic Is a Portal.’...

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Schooling from Home

Last updated: 12/27/2020

I have always felt called to teach and, have had the privilege to teach many times in my life; including home-schooling our daughter, let’s call her Z, for a couple of years. ...

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Great homeschooling supplies for preschoolers and older kids | BabyCenter

Last updated: 12/26/2020

Great homeschooling supplies for preschoolers and older kids | December 14, 2020 Many parents are facing tough decisions about whether to send their kids back to preschool and...

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What Working Parents Need Above All Else Right Now

Last updated: 12/26/2020

It’s easy to spot the problems working parents face under the pandemic. For months, parents have struggled with childcare shortfalls and gnawing anxiety while needing to do...

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15 kid-inflicted parental injuries every parent has

Last updated: 12/26/2020

Parenting is tough, no doubt about it. But alongside all the emotional knocks and challenges of being a parent to a little one come the physical ones too. It is without question...

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What Has COVID-19 Done to Child Welfare?

Last updated: 12/26/2020

This is the fourth story in a series produced under a USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2020 National Fellowship, which focuses on the stories of vulnerable...

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What Has COVID-19 Done to Child Welfare?

Last updated: 12/26/2020

This is the fourth story in a series produced under a USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2020 National Fellowship, which focuses on the stories of vulnerable...

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