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5 ways to prep students for online learning success

E-School News – Brittiany Sanford Students who attend online school today range from homeschoolers, to those seeking an alternative to in-person public schools, to learners who want to mix virtual schooling with in-person learning. Also, some districts have decided to keep an online option open for students who choose that method. Read More:...

Language

Harvard – Staff Writer Languages allow us to express ourselves, create change, and share knowledge with people around the world and across time. Our Harvard experts look at the history, power, and science behind these systems of communication. Read More:...

Parents of successful kids don’t worry about screen time, expert says—they teach these 3 skills instead

CNBC – Melinda Wenner Moyer Is excessive screen time actually a main cause of negative outcomes in children? One of the most comprehensive studies on the subject found that in more than 350,000 adolescents, technology use was associated with only 0.4% of the overall differences in adolescent mental well-being. And as much as we wish we could, we can’t completely shield our kids from screens. While researching for my parenting book, I found that the most successful parents don’t spend time worrying about how much time their kids spend on digital devices. Read More:...

The ups and downs of girls in STEM

E-School News – Erin Werra It’s easy to want to find a well-meaning solution for this disparity, or even to brush it off as unimportant. But achieving a gender parity in STEM fields (particularly computer science, engineering, and programmers, among others) isn’t just a feel-good social justice crusade. The number of open tech jobs far outpaces the population of traditionally qualified candidates—data projections have pointed to a global shortage of 85 million tech workers by 2030. Read More:...