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Brilliant Is A Wonderfully Simple STEM Online Learning Platform

contributed by Brilliant.org Editor’s note: This is not sponsored content. Rather, we are proud to share the tool with teachers as we’ve used it for years with students so when Brilliant contacted us, we immediately asked how we could help–and their new account free for teachers is the perfect way to do so. Brilliant.org — …

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Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency

“This worsening crisis in child and adolescent mental health is inextricably tied to the stress brought on by COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for racial justice and represents an acceleration of trends observed prior to 2020,” the declaration from the pediatric groups says. When it comes to suicide in particular, the groups point to data …

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1 in 3 working families is struggling to find the child care they desperately need

During the coronavirus pandemic, many existing child care centers had to shut down completely or reduce their enrollment numbers for safety reasons. As the economy has opened back up, child care centers, like a lot of businesses, are struggling to find workers. But many cannot provide the same employee incentives, like hiring bonuses, that bigger …

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The Benefits Of STEM Teaching In Closing Opportunity Gaps –

contributed by Catherine Stein There’s little doubt that students with strong STEM skills will have greater opportunities. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an 8% increase in STEM jobs over the next decade. But according to the most recent NAEP scores, 40% of high school seniors are performing below the basic level in …

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How student-led vision statements for can nurture school community

There is a fear that given the agency to set classroom guidelines, students won’t take them seriously, like demanding everyday to be ice cream day or asking to install a classroom water slide. However, according to Lifshitz, students come up with thoughtful ways to coexist in the classroom alongside their classmates with the right scaffolding. …

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‘This is not inclusive.’ Some students with disabilities are going without as districts scale back virtual programs

School districts don’t have to offer virtual learning this year, and most have scaled back their virtual offerings to encourage students to return to in-person school. But where virtual school is available, some students with disabilities are finding it’s closed to them — or they are being asked to give up certain kinds of support to …

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