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Juggling Financial Stress and Caregiving, Parents Are ‘Very Not OK’ in the Pandemic

Sixty percent of households with children across the country that have lost jobs, or businesses, or have had wages reduced during the pandemic, according to a poll released Wednesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The poll also found 74% of households with children that made less than $100,000 report facing serious financial problems. Read more ›

IEP Accommodations During Distance Learning [web resource]

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing new challenges to special education and distance learning. One of the biggest challenges is how to implement accommodations for students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Read more ›

Supporting Teenagers in a Pandemic

When it comes to supporting teenagers during the pandemic, schools and families need to work together to coordinate social-emotional as well as academic support — whether learning ends up taking place at home or in the classroom. Read more ›

Teens’ Social Media Use is Up During Pandemic, and So Is Their Parents’ Concern

Parents weigh in on their kids and social media. Turns out, there’s widespread worry.

That’s according to new survey results from Lurie Children’s Hospital. With remote learning and social distancing in place during the pandemic, social media use is up. That’s no surprise, but some of the statistics are. Read more ›

Parent Self-Care During COVID-19 [web resource] [downloadable]

You’re busier than ever and feeling the pressure. In times like these it’s important to check in with your self-care foundation. Prioritizing self-care leads to being a calmer, healthier parent. But how do you do that?  Read more ›

Campaign Urges Turning Captions on to Improve Reading Skills

Want to promote more reading? Encourage students and families to turn on the captions while they stream video. That’s what a new literacy campaign targeting students aged 8 to 12 is promoting. Read more ›

Supporting Social Emotional Learning at Home [presentation] [video]

As a parent right now you are working to support your child with distance learning, and you’re also realizing how important the social emotional piece of learning is. Learn about how important social emotional learning is and how you can best support your child at home. Read more ›

New Cyberbullying Trend: ‘Tea’ Accounts Used to Gossip About and Harass Students Online

Three weeks into the school year, the Granite School District in Utah is seeing a surge in cyberbullying.

The district notified parents via Facebook, saying schools have seen a “significant rise in cyber-bullying using anonymous social media accounts.” Read more ›

Young Voter’s Guide to Social Media and the News [web resource]

Millions of young voters are gearing up to vote in November—many for the first time—but feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information on social media. Read more ›

The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide

Teen and youth anxiety and depression are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in youth suicide. Read more ›

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