Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

By Manuel Holguin By March 25, 2020, a few months after the first reported case of COVID-19 in the US, all public schools were closed indefinitely. “It became immediately apparent that the pandemic would have a huge impact on students and specifically students of color and students from low-income communities,” said Allison Socol, Ph.D., during […]

College Students With Young Kids – Especially Mothers – Find Themselves in a Time Crunch

College Students With Young Kids – Especially Mothers – Find Themselves in a Time Crunch

By Claire Wladis, The Conversation The big idea We found that college students who have children had significantly less time for college than their childless peers – about 4.3 hours less per week, to be specific – and that this “time poverty” is greatest for mothers of preschool-age children. That’s according to a 2021 study […]

Taking out a Student Loan for Your Child can Hurt Your own Financial Well-Being

Taking out a Student Loan for Your Child can Hurt Your own Financial Well-Being

By Thomas Korankye, The Conversation When people take out student loans for themselves, certain risks are involved. The debt can negatively affect a person’s mental, emotional and even physical well-being. It can also harm a person’s financial well-being. But when taking out a student loan for one’s child, the risk is even higher that the […]

NYC Announces 2022-23 Admissions Policies for Middle and High Schools

De Blasio reverses plan to eliminate high school geographic priorities and zones, after families expressed concerns about potentially long commutes.

NYC Announces 2022-23 Admissions Policies for Middle and High Schools

View of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, located near the Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York. (Shutterstock) By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat, THE CITY New York City officials unveiled long-awaited details on how middle and high schools will accept students for the coming year: […]

High School Seniors Invited to Apply for AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

Teens Invited to Describe How Alzheimer’s Has Impacted Their Lives for the Chance to Win a $5,000 Scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

High School Seniors Invited to Apply for AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

NEW YORK (November 1, 2021)— High school seniors impacted by Alzheimer’s disease can win up to $5,000 for college through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship. Students can enter the contest by visiting www.alzfdn.org/scholarship. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2022. “Teens across the country are making an impact because they’ve been impacted […]

Schools’ COVID Safety Plan Has Less Testing, Remote Learning for Quarantined Kids

Schools’ COVID Safety Plan Has Less Testing, Remote Learning for Quarantined Kids

By Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat; Reema Amin, Chalkbeat and Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat, THE CITY With less than three weeks remaining before schools reopen for nearly 1 million students, New York City officials revealed a suite of safety protocols including coronavirus testing and classroom closure policies. Under the new rules announced Thursday, the city plans to reduce […]

Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Porter Announce Health & Safety Measures for the 2021-22 School Year

Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Porter Announce Health & Safety Measures for the 2021-22 School Year

NEW YORK – As part of the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) gold standard approach to health and safety, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Meisha Porter today announced additional details regarding the health and safety measures in place for the 2021-22 school year. Last year, the multi-layered measures implemented by the NYC DOE made schools some of the safest places to […]

Easing Students’ Anxieties as They Return to the Classroom

Easing Students’ Anxieties as They Return to the Classroom

When it comes to the emotional well-being of students’ post-pandemic, a new study reveals that teachers expect significant challenges when schools make a full return to in-person learning. The study, commissioned by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world leader in de-escalation training, shows that 84% of teachers say student trauma, mental health issues and […]