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Ending the School Year on a Blessed Note May. 28, 2021

From the Desk of Dr. J

The 2020-21 academic year is now in the books, and I am so grateful that I finished it successfully!... Read More

I Have No Social Life May. 14, 2021

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm still not attending school in person due to COVID-19. I finished my freshman year a... Read More

First Grade, Pandemic Style Mar. 13, 2021

Susan Estrich

My dearest friend has grandchildren. We are giving her daughter a day off, which is to say, a day to... Read More

Reflections on a Yearlong Battle With COVID-19 Mar. 12, 2021

From the Desk of Dr. J

A year has swiftly passed since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pande... Read More

Continuing Education During COVID-19 Dec. 17, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

There's no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted childhood education. In many countries, ki... Read More

Zooming Through History Sep. 20, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

I sat in on the Zoom call because it was my son's birthday. He refused to allow his sister's obligat... Read More

Making a List and Checking It Twice Aug. 09, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

Of all the things I haven't expected in my life, I didn't expect that I'd need to retake second grad... Read More

Let's Not Panic; Schools Should Reopen Aug. 06, 2020

Laura Hollis

As I write this, some schools across the country are beginning to reopen — albeit under seriou... Read More

In Pods They Trust Jul. 30, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

"It's a big mess," says Hollie Gesaman, a mother of two young children in Streetsboro, Ohio. She wa... Read More

Still Leaning on Society Apr. 26, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

Childhood enrichment has been a wash during the quarantine. Quarantine week one, about day three, I ... Read More

5 Things the Government Must Do Now to Avoid Collapse and/or Revolution Apr. 25, 2020

Ted Rall

The COVID-19 medical and economic crisis remains mostly unaddressed by both the Republican and Democ... Read More

Racism Demands Education, Not Exile Apr. 25, 2020

Corey Friedman

The racist TikTok video that roiled a Georgia high school could have been a teachable moment. But ad... Read More

COVID-19 on the Technological Frontier Apr. 19, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

The first Zoom check-in with my first grader's class was a hot mess. There were close-ups of faces w... Read More

Colleges and Universities Threatened By COVID-19 Apr. 17, 2020

Michael Barone

Some of America's most beautiful spaces — our colleges and university campuses — are clo... Read More

Help Students Skill up Apr. 16, 2020

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

In the past few months, we've experienced massive changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have lo... Read More

Controlling the New Normal Apr. 12, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

The first group of social media posts showed people overjoyed by their yoga pants. By the second wav... Read More

How Can I Cope Without Feeling Depressed These Days? Apr. 06, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 16-year-old girl, and I live with my parents, my brother and my sister. Like almo... Read More

Video Games are Distance Learning, Too Mar. 19, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

Seven days in a row, 19 hours a day — not counting time for meals, Snapchat and that online ma... Read More