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Five Ways to Reach Your Students With Poetry

Last updated: 04/16/2021

April is National Poetry Month, and unfortunately, poetry has a bit of an optics problem. It’s hard! It’s confusing! It’s boring! I don’t get it! Fear not, there are actually...

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Children belong with their families — here's how we can get there

Last updated: 04/16/2021

Children belong with their families — here's how we can get there By Denise Bell and Leah Chavla, opinion contributors — 04/11/21 05:00 PM EDT The views expressed by...

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Bringing Comfort and Calm to Children in Foster Care

Last updated: 04/16/2021

Bringing Comfort and Calm to Children in Foster Care Around Easter time, it's not uncommon to see bunnies everywhere—from chocolates, to coloring books, stuffed toys and more....

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Trans and gender diverse young people: reality of mental healthcare

Last updated: 04/15/2021

Transgender and gender diverse people (TGD) are a highly stigmatised and minoritised group (Hughto et al, 2015; McNeil et al 2012). Healthcare service access is also poor...

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Transformational investment in child care is needed in budget 2021

Last updated: 04/15/2021

Social Policy Transformational investment in child care is needed in budget 2021 The time for debate on a national child-care program is over. COVID-19 has laid bare the reasons...

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Without family, U.S. children in foster care easy prey for human traffickers

Last updated: 04/15/2021

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children removed from unfit families and put in foster care are terrifyingly vulnerable to being trafficked, a fact that Amy Andrews...

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Child Neglect Reports Increase As Schools Reopen

Last updated: 04/15/2021

In early 2020 as states rushed to halt the spread of coronavirus, nearly all schools closed and moved to online instruction. But it may have had some unintended consequences for...

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Exclusive: Parents' view of home schooling revealed

Last updated: 04/15/2021

More than two-thirds of parents say home-schooling in the latest lockdown "went well", according to a new Ipsos Mori poll. Just over half of parents (52 per cent) said...

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3 Ways Policymakers Can Support Remote Learning for Young Children

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Policymakers know the 2020-21 school year feels different for all educators — but especially for those who have been building relationships with students virtually as they...

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Teaching With Empathy: Why It’s Important

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Teaching With Empathy: Why It’s Important By Amanda Morin Understood's resources for educators are backed by research, vetted by experts, and...

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