Reopening elementary schools carries less COVID-19 risk than high schools – but that doesn't guarantee safety

New research points to why reopening elementary schools is the safest bet and what else needs to happen for schools to have the best chance of staying open.

Justin Remais, Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~9 min

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School nurses should be leading the COVID-19 response, but many schools don't have one

School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.

Meg Sorg, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s how schools can lower the risk

Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.

Lucine Francis, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Aug. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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Children reveal what they really think of adults – in their own research paper

Children think adults should be more transparent about not knowing everything,

Sarah Barton, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education children parenting child-development child-psychology

Black men face high discrimination and depression, even as their education and incomes rise

The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.

T.J. Curry, Professor of Philosophy, Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies, University of Edinburgh • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  education  depression  anxiety  gender  discrimination  police  black-men  black-women  stop-and-frisk

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids' eyesight

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.

Olivia Killeen, Resident Physician in Ophthalmology, University of Michigan • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids' eyesight

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.

Olivia Killeen, Resident Physician in Ophthalmology, University of Michigan • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Homeschooling during coronavirus: five ways to teach children about climate change

By not talking about climate change, especially the powerful emotions it can provoke, misinformation and eco-anxiety may take root.

William Finnegan, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  education  climate-change  nature  homeschooling

How technology can combat the rising tide of fake science

The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.

Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  education  climate-change  artificial-intelligence  covid-19  natural-language-processing  fake-news  bigfoot  climate-change-denial  superstition  pseudoscience  aliens  evidence  ghosts  magical-thinking  neural-networks  flat-earth  scientific-literacy  haunted-house  paranormal-beliefs  evidence-based

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