Tag: parents

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Times Have Changed. We Must Teach Children That Words Actually Do Hurt.

July 26, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

As a child, I was taught that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. The truth is that society has changed. However, our mainstream education and societal training practices have not. The future of […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Almost half of parents uncomfortable with in-person schooling

August 19, 2020

Via: eSchool News

A new series of surveys of almost 40,000 parents reports that nearly half of respondents say they are uncomfortable sending their children back to school for in-person learning this fall. When asked “Do you feel comfortable sending your child to […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Parents Are Getting More Involved in Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

June 2, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. And if you’re anything like me, it’s been even harder in the age of COVID-19. The shift to remote learning has been a big adjustment for my kids. And, to […]


Number of Homeless Students Rises to New High, Report Says

February 3, 2020

Via: NY Times

Some children lost a stable home when a parent succumbed to opioid addiction. Others were forced to stay in hotels after hurricanes or fires destroyed their homes. Still others fled abuse or neglect. More than 1.5 million public school students […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Federal watchdog: Colleges could do more to help parents pay for child care

September 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Institutions are struggling to keep up with nontraditional learners’ needs. In 2016, 22% of undergraduates were student-parents, and half of them were also working full-time. Juggling those competing priorities — job, education and children — can make it considerably harder […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Parents are critical connections to learning for ELs

August 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

More than half of U.S. educators are concerned about language barriers between them and parents with limited English. Without sufficient skills in English, these parents are sometimes unable to understand what type of support their children need. Many schools rely […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

September 22, 2017

Via: NY Times

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year. Teaching Peace in Elementary School Is your child […]

Editorial, Formal Education

Back to school anxiety – will it last forever?

September 19, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

Now that school is starting all over again (or it has already started, depending on each institution’s particular schedule), on track with the ineludible yearly cycle, some of the children and their parents may find themselves confronted with back-to-school anxiety. […]