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As wealthy parents turn to ‘pandemic pods,’ startups aim to make them equitable

September 16th, 2020 at 2:11 pm » Comments Off

  Affluent families were quick to explore pandemic pods as an alternative to solitary virtual school. Now, startups are looking for ways to make the model available to all. In certain communities across America, learning pods, or pandemic pods, have become all the rage. Parents eager to offer their children socialization and some form of […]

‘Schoolcations’ are the latest hotel trend to attract remote learners

September 8th, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

As the nation’s children head back to school, it’s clear that for many, the school year will be like none before.  With many students learning remotely, some families are looking at ways to take advantage of what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to take their families out of their hometown and on vacation at a […]

If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?

July 27th, 2020 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

According to the CDC, 101 children age 0 to 14 have died from influenza, while 31 children have died from COVID-19. No evidence exists to support the theory that children pose a threat to educational professionals in a school or classroom setting, but there is a great deal of evidence to support the safety of […]

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott believes artificial intelligence will help reprogram the American dream

June 30th, 2020 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott rise to his current post is about as unlikely as you will find. He grew up in Gladys, Virginia, a town of a few hundred people. He loved his family and his hometown to such an extent that he did not aspire to leave. He caught the technology bug […]

Wealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America’s education system

June 9th, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

K-12 students have been educated online since March, and parents fear they are falling behind. With most schools across the US closed since March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some ultrawealthy parents are hiring private educators to make sure their kids don’t fall behind. Some of these educators are former teachers or people […]

On the cusp of adulthood and facing an uncertain future : What we know about Gen Z so far

June 9th, 2020 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

  One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 electorate will be part of a new generation of Americans – Generation Z. Born after 1996, most members of this generation are not yet old enough to vote, but as the oldest among them turn 23 this year, roughly 24 million will have the opportunity to cast a […]

Many parents will likely continue at-home learning in the fall, poll finds

June 8th, 2020 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

With the president pushing for children to return to the classroom and a number of states intent on pursuing phased reopenings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance for reopening schools. But a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of USA Today has found that if schools reopen in the fall, […]

It’s time to accept that the point of school has changed

May 17th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Lisa Selin Davis is the author of “Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different.” She has written The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and many other publications. She The views expressed here are hers. (CNN)”Stay out of Google Classroom,” the administrators of my daughter’s […]

Prevue pregnancy eTextile device lets mothers see their baby grow

May 8th, 2020 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

 New to the world of eTextiles is the PreVue pregnancy screen, an abdomen attachment that lets expecting parents see their child’s growth and development as the natal process progresses. The PreVue is the brainchild of Melody Shiue and has recently won an Australian Design Award – no surprise, given the level of innovation its got […]

ANALYSIS Study: U.S. population growth is at lowest rate since last worldwide pandemic

April 15th, 2020 at 2:41 pm » Comments Off

A new study from the University of New Hampshire has troubling news for United States population growth. According to the study, deaths are at a record high, while the number of births are at their lowest since 1986. In almost half of all counties, there were more deaths than there were births, an almost 20% […]

Scientists have figured out how to grow breast milk in a lab

February 25th, 2020 at 1:46 pm » Comments Off

What if the formula you bought at the store was just bottled breast milk? First came the prototypes of lab-grown burgers and lab-grown Wagyu beef (or, as the industry calls it, “cultured” meat.) Then came ice cream made with lab-grown dairy proteins. Now, a handful of startups are working on lab-grown breast milk. Last week, […]

‘Part-science lab, part-playground’: how kids made museums take fun seriously

January 24th, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

From London to California, architects are helping museums provide interactive learning experiences that can’t be found on screen State of play: TapeScape, an interactive art installation built in collaboration with artist Eric Lennartson at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Last year, the Hoxton-based architecture practice AOC set up the Open Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood […]

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