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U.S. Competitiveness Begins With K-12 Language Learning

Patch – Sharon Huang Despite this, according to a 2017 study “The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait” only 20% of public K-12 students study a foreign language, and that level is declining. Among elementary schools, the percentage teaching language fell from 31 percent in 1997 to 25 percent in 2008, despite evidence that an early start provides an edge in acquiring language proficiency. Among middle schools, the percentage dropped from 75 to 58 percent. The statistics in New York and New Jersey are better than the national average at 27% and 51% of students studying a foreign language, respectively, however these school districts have also seen declining enrollment in language classes. Read More:...

Psychotherapist Lists Qualities Of Mentally Strong Kids

Moms – Ashley Wehrli A psychotherapist has listed the top things that children do when they are ‘mentally strong.’ When it comes to raising children, there are things that parents always make sure they do. They make sure to feed them healthy food, they make sure they get out and get some movement and exercise. They also try and make sure they are happy, they understand that their mental health is just as important as their physical health. However, it can be hard to make sure mom is doing the right thing, and she is always looking for signs that what she is doing is working, and that her children are well. Read More:...

Every single middle school student can benefit from financial literacy education according to new study

E-School News – Staff Writer The complete study and its findings were published today in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. Through a comparison of pre- and post-course assessment data, researchers found significant and consistent gains in financial knowledge for all students regardless of personal or school characteristics and regardless of how the program is implemented with students. In particular, the study focused on the impact of the curriculum on four key student outcomes: financial knowledge, feelings of confidence with the subject, communication with parents on fiscal topics, and current and future engagement with financial systems.  Read More:...

Playing Beats Stress For Kids Up To Age 18

Moms – Larissa Marulli Any child or teen feeling a bit stressed out should take some time to be a kid and play some more. Playtime is a huge part of being a child and if your child of any age isn’t getting enough of it, they may be happier with it. Due to the ongoing pandemic, parents are concerned their children will be permanently affected from a year of little to no social/peer interaction and play with other kids their age. Read More:...

Why It’s Essential Children Learn to Code

Tech News World – Beta Antunes Learning to code, regardless of the path a child chooses to take, is crucial today. Research shows us that this knowledge will be important in any career. As both a female leader in technology and a mother of a 10-year old boy, I am acutely aware of its critical importance in both my professional and personal life. Coding is a necessary literacy in this technological age. Read More:...