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With millions of students logging in from home, the pandemic has disrupted the traditional school function of making sure students are “in school.”
Anxiety and depression among teens and youth are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in suicide.
The president linked billions of dollars in federal aid to school districts that reopen fully, but acknowledged that in some coronavirus hot spots, the start of the school year may need to be delayed.
A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they’re worried.
Recovery will take years, and other lessons from “education in emergencies” around the world.
More colleges and universities are canceling classes due to COVID-19. Most are keeping dorms and dining halls open, but a growing number have asked students to pack up and leave campus indefinitely.
What’s the link between smartphone use and teens’ mental health? Experts disagree, with some arguing that the threat is overblown.
Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here’s how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.
In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we’re not spending enough screen time with our kids.
The nation’s doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children’s right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.
Well-funded groups are spreading the word: Teachers no longer have to support the union that represents them.
Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.
A handy guide to choosing fun and educational media for kids this summer.
Amazon has announced new kid-friendly features and parental controls for the Echo home assistant. What do AI experts think about encouraging kids to spend more time with Alexa?
Thirty-five years after the landmark report warned of a “rising tide of mediocrity” in U.S. education, the statistics have been questioned, but the concerns still feel urgent.
A Gallup poll finds teachers support measures like background checks for gun buyers, but little enthusiasm for bearing arms.
The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.
In several states, private schools could see a windfall next year thanks to the new tax bill.