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Education News & Notes

School Choice Can Help When You’re Expecting The Unexpected

by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI)—Count the number of neighbors, relatives, or friends who tried a new form of schooling this year…the number is surprising, isn’t it? Coronavirus has disrupted … more
Pointers For Parents

The Tooth Fairy Is Now Taking Calls

(NAPSI)—Good news for families: The Tooth Fairy now has her own phone number to congratulate kids on losing teeth and encourage them to care for their smiles—helping to promote good oral health … more
News Of Schools

A National Opportunity To Address The School Closure Crisis

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide K-12 school closures have created a social and economic impact that has paralyzed many communities. The lack of a proven technological … more
Pointers For Parents

Online Learning Made Better

(NAPSI)—Lately, school districts engaged in “emergency teaching” to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education during the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of that effort was … more
Education News And Notes

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker New Poll Shows Parents More Pessimistic About K-12 Than Ever

(NAPSI)—A recent poll by EdChoice and Morning Consult reveals some concerning trends in public opinion on K-12 education. Here are the main points: 1. Americans are not impressed with the … more
Technology In Our Lives

Smart Move: Speed Test Your Internet

(NAPSI)—These days, most families would agree, home Internet connectivity and reliable speed are more important than ever.  Think about it: How much longer will it take for the kids’ new … more
Family Life

Eat, Love, Snap, Share

(NAPSI)—These days, it’s still essential for families to stay connected. The last months have been challenging. More than ever people need family and friends. Modern technology has gone a … more
Children's Health

Supporting Children And Teens In Managing Their Diabetes

(NAPSI)—Diabetes is not just an adult disease. It’s one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children and teens in the United States. Today, it affects about 193,000 youth under 20 … more
Pointers For Parents And Teachers

Water Stations Keep Kids Safe, Hydrated In School

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever been the parent of a school-aged child, you know the drill. A new school year means a new list of required school supplies. And these days the list is definitely different. … more
Holiday Gift Ideas

Virtual Holiday Drives

(NAPSI)—There are two easy and fully virtual ways to ensure the holiday season is bright for youth in foster care this year through Treehouse. The nonprofit partners with thousands of youth to … more
Happy Halloween Ideas

New Treats And Traditions For Your Little Goblins

(NAPSI)—With in-person trick-or-treating in question these days, many Washington parents are re-thinking ways for their children to celebrate Halloween.  If going door-to-door is not an … more
Children's Health Update

Foster Care And The Pandemic

(NAPSI)—Recent surveys of youth in foster care found nearly half (49%) expressed an immediate resource need during the COVID-19 pandemic—and you can help reverse that. Distance Learning Access … more
Food Facts

Feeding A Global Need: Youth Hunger And Malnutrition Continue To Grow

(NAPSI)—According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in the U.S., more than 12 million children receive free or reduced-price breakfast at school, and more than 29.7 million get lunch … more
Pointers For Parents

Schools, Parents And COVID-19

(NAPSI)—K–12 education has gone through a seismic shift in the wake of COVID-19. Parents are finding themselves thrust into homeschooling, and educators, into virtual schooling. EdChoice, a … more
News Of Schools

Securing Schools

(NAPSI)—For parents, students, teachers and others in the community, school intruders intent on harm can be a serious concern.  Fortunately, delaying their entry is made easier with … more
Education News And Notes

Educators and Researchers Working Together to Improve Teaching Practices

(NAPSI)—A great education can have a transformational impact on a student’s life. And every student—not just a lucky few—deserves to get an education that enables them to reach their full … more
Children's Health Update

Children’s National to Make March Matter for Children in the Hospital

(NAPSI)—This month, kids across the region will enjoy playing sports, spending time with friends or traveling for family vacation on spring break. Sadly, hundreds of other children will remain in … more
The Cleaning Season

Dust Your Ducts

(NAPSI)—When you breathe a sigh of relief after giving your home its annual thorough cleaning, you may be breathing in more dust, dirt, and pollution than you realize—unless you’ve also gotten … more
Children's Health

Get Kids Access To Dental Care

(NAPSI)—Here’s something many parents may be surprised to learn: tooth decay is the most common preventable chronic disease among children in the United States. The ProblemIf left … more
Pointers For Parents

A Quick Brush-Up On Children’s Dental Health

(NAPSI)—For most parents, happiness is seeing a smile on their child’s face—right from that first gummy grin. Instilling good dental hygiene habits early can help protect your child’s precious … more
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