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Video Chat: Two Moms Offer Tips for Parents Who Need to Get Their Own Work Done with Kids Home All the Time

It is clear from reading the newspaper or scrolling through social media that many parents are exasperated by feeling like they can't get anything done with the kids home all day. So many of us can relate. But don't fret—we have tips from...

In Wake of COVID-19, Teacher Unions Could Learn From Rhode Island

If you had asked me a few weeks ago if I'd be publicly lauding the teachers' unions in my state of Rhode Island, I would have probably shot back with a quick "sure, when hell freezes over." I am a former union member in two states (NEA)...

Football Coach’s Wisdom Can Serve Educators Well During COVID-19 Crisis

Bob Sullivan, the head coach of my college football team a zillion years ago (and one of the most important people in my life), had a long list of attitudes and qualities he wished to cultivate in his players. These attitudes and qualities were borrowed from his experiences as...

How Isaac Newton Turned Isolation From the Great Plague Into a “Year of Wonders”

College students around the world left campus this month, unsure when they would return and what daily life would look like until then. Forced to leave their friends and classmates behind and return to their childhood bedrooms, young people, who on average are less impacted by COVID-19’s...