With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
May 21, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: children education eyesight vision computers online-learning health myopia coronavirus school play screen-time outdoors eyes social-distancing
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: children sleep memory learning neuroscience brain hippocampus preschool vocabulary preschoolers school-readiness early-education academic-performance health-outcomes naps cognitive-neuroscience
By not talking about climate change, especially the powerful emotions it can provoke, misinformation and eco-anxiety may take root.
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A new survey shows that people with advanced degrees make more money starting out on the same jobs as those with just bachelor's degrees. But there's more to the story, two sociologists note.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.
March 18, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: internet poverty inequality pandemic broadband online-education digital-divide coronavirus socioeconomics fcc telecommuting covid-19 social-distancing-and-coronavirus social-distancing
So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.
March 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: childrens-health public-health inequality safety-net coronavirus public-schools national-school-lunch-program k-12-education coronavirus-2020 covid-19
America's poorest children won't get nutritious meals with school cafeterias closed due to the coronavirus
The millions of US children whose parents can't always afford enough nutritious food for their families get about a quarter of their calories from what they eat at school.
March 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: safety-net school-meals free-school-meals child-poverty child-nutrition national-school-lunch-program k-12-education quick-reads coronavirus-2020 covid-19
The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.
March 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change artificial-intelligence education bigfoot climate-change-denial superstition pseudoscience aliens evidence ghosts magical-thinking neural-networks flat-earth scientific-literacy haunted-house fake-news natural-language-processing paranormal-beliefs evidence-based covid-19
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