How the Child Care Crisis Will Distort the Economy for a Generation

The economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for 20-30 years, says Betsey Stevenson.

Schools across the U.S. are closed because of the coronavirus, and unlikely to reopen safely anytime soon. Parents are exhausted from constant, round-the-clock care while trying to work from home; some have chosen to leave their jobs, or switch to part-time work, just to take care of their kids. And kids themselves are slipping behind academically.

Now comes the bad news: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet.

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Explanation Effect: Why You Should Always Teach What You Learn

“I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” ― Joan Didion

It is peculiar irony in life that the fastest and best way to learn something is to give it to others as soon as you learn it — not to hog it yourself. Knowledge wants to be free. To rest in other people’s minds. To connect to other knowledge. It’s an innately social organism. Therefore, teaching is knowledge’s oxygen.

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New Study: The More you Hug your Kids, the More Their Brains Develop

To borrow a phrase: love works in mysterious ways. We are born to love and, as it turns out, love and affection are necessary for both optimal positive emotional and physical development. And to be honest, nothing feels better than giving your loved one a warm embrace –or being on the receiving end.

Read more at Daily Health Post

Upcoming Primary Events

October 2, 2020:
Gandhi’s birthday.  School is closed.

October 23, 2020:
UN Day celebration.  Minimum day.  School ends at 12:00 pm.

October 26, 2020:
Parent-teacher conferences for new students.  Minimum day.  School ends at 12:00 pm.

October 30, 2020:
Halloween celebration

Upcoming Elementary Events

September 8, 2020:
Virtual Orientation for all parents

September 9, 2020:
First day of school

September 21, 2020:
International Day of Peace

October 02, 2020:
Gandhi’s birthday.  No School

October 23, 2020:
UN Day.  Minimum school day