Childhood Education News

In recent years, schools have changed so quickly it’s hard to keep up. For the latest on curriculum, testing, and general education news, we’ve put together a one-stop-shop for you.

3 Clear Signs Your Child Is Struggling With Online Learning

Kids nationwide have had a record-breaking number of set-backs this past school year, from a sudden and messy transition online to lonely and overwhelming virtual school days. Although students seem to have adjusted, many are struggling to just tread water while learning online. How could you recognize if your child is struggling? And what could you do to help ease the woes of online learning and make it more sustainable and comfortable?

Education Systems: What can we learn from schooling success abroad? (PART 2)

American schools are home to some of the most well-learned students, and qualified teachers in the world. However, countries like Finland, Denmark, and Sweden outrank the United States in education every year. What programs and practices does Finland, Denmark, and Sweden employ to reach the massive success they do? And which might be transferable here to American Schools?

Students reading in class within Korean school system.

What Can We Learn from Excellent School Systems Abroad? (PART 1)

American schooling has proven itself for the past 50 years. However, in a lot of ways, education has changed very little. What bold new innovations could we take on? Our inspiration(s) will likely lie abroad. This week, we’ll check out Canada and South Korea.

Young student suffering from the "COVID slide" crying.

The “COVID Slide,” A Learning Loss Epidemic

For better or worse, school has changed— a lot. Many students report having experienced a disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic. For some students, that disruption came as schools initially closing last year, for others, it was the struggle of keeping up online. There’s no shortage of reasons why students may have struggled this past year, but if the effects continue to linger you may have a case of the “COVID Slide” on your hands. So, how can we diagnose the COVID Slide? More importantly, how do we treat it?

learning pods with students

The Truth About Learning Pods: What are they? Are they Worth it?

Learning pods have become the talk of parents across the country. But, what, exactly, is a pod? And should your child join one? The decision, not unlike the choice between hybrid or remote learning at school, is highly personal. Consequently, it pays to weigh the pros and cons of learning pods before opting-in or out of one. Here’s a short list of things you’ll want to consider.

Student doesn't chose between "tablets vs laptops," he uses both.

Tablets vs Laptops: Which is Best For Online Learning?

Preparing for the school year has forced us to answer questions we maybe weren’t expecting. Specifically: Should my child be using a tablet or laptop for online school? The answer is contingent on a few factors, but age may be the most important. Here are some pros and cons of either device you might want to consider before buying your child anything.

3 Ways to Fight Off Summer Learning Loss

For parents and educators alike, the effects of summer learning loss are terrifying. Even if we recognize the importance of staving off summer brain drain, how do we do it while ensuring a fun summer for our child? Luckily, we have options. Check out three super fun ways from home your student can retain and regain their brain this summer.

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