Category: Education News

Trump gets an education in the art of reversal

President Donald Trump has strong views on just about everything. Until he doesn’t.

He ordered states to reopen in the spring, only to extend national social distancing guidelines. He insisted he would have the Republican convention at full size, only to scrap much of the event. He suggested the election should be delayed, only to reverse course and declare it should actually be held early.

And, in recent weeks as parents, teachers and local officials debated how to teach America’s 50 million public school students this fall, he threatened to withhold federal aid from districts that failed to offer in-person

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Local Teens Create Bilingual Education Org.

LAFAYETTE, CA – While the coronavirus pandemic has forced the shutdown of many daily activities for teens in the Bay Area, two local high school students have found a way to continue helping those in need by creating virtual volunteer opportunities.

When Carolyn Considine, a sophomore at Campolindo High School in Lafayette, and her childhood friend Isabella Capelli, a San Ramon Valley High School student from Diablo, were forced to stop visiting the senior citizens to whom they taught bilingual education classes due to the coronavirus this spring, they decided to take things into their own hands.

Instead of going

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How Much Will Remote Education Actually Cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the discussion about returning to school is fraught, filled with questions about public health, what kids and families need, and how to operate socially distanced schools. Confronted with these challenges, nine of the nation’s 15 largest school systems, and thousands of others, have defaulted to full-time remote learning. At the same time, public-school officials have demanded massive additional financial support, whether or not their schools reopen. Setting aside the reopening debate for the moment, let’s focus on a smaller but still important question: Just what will it actually cost to deliver remote instruction this

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Normal People couldn’t be further from porn – but it still makes me worry about my son’s sex education

A now-infamous debate erupted on Irish phone-in show Liveline last week when a listener named Mary phoned in to complain that scenes of the BBC adaptation of Normal People were “something you’d expect to see in a porno movie”.

The show’s (many) sex scenes champion healthy communication and comfort in a way rarely seen on screen. Connell asks Marianne if she’s OK, wears a condom and Marianne has a physiologically plausible orgasm.

Admittedly, the bar is pretty low. Main man Connell has been heralded on Twitter as the “CEO of consent” and the scenes had their own “intimacy coordinator” to

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Kids need physical education – even when they can’t get it at school

<span class="caption">Strong PE programs encourage students to remain physically active for life.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathryn Scott/The Denver Post via Getty Images">Kathryn Scott/The Denver Post via Getty Images</a></span>
Strong PE programs encourage students to remain physically active for life. Kathryn Scott/The Denver Post via Getty Images

When I noticed my 12-year-old son was spending about seven hours a day doing his school work online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I immediately became concerned. As a researcher who focuses on how to get kids to be more physically active, I knew my son and his classmates were spending too much time sedentary.

Being physically active is good for everyone’s physical and mental health, including children of all ages and abilities.

Kids who are more physically active tend to get

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