How to Make Remote-Learning More Rewarding and Fun
Could Long-Term Blackouts and Outages Become the New Normal?
(StatePoint) In the remote-learning environment of the 2020-21 academic year, certain types of classes have been deprioritized and the school day has lost some of the structure and sociability that in-person learning affords.
Burdens of COVID Hit Hardest Among Marginalized Students
(StatePoint) While you may take electricity for granted in today’s world, you might not in the future -- that is, if current trends continue. As a new report highlights, the U.S. electrical workforce is aging out and not being sufficiently replaced -- a trend which could have potentially devastating and far-reaching impacts nationwide. The report’s authors say that the time to fill the pipeline of new electrical workers and invest in training and retention is now.
What Parents Can Do About Cyberbullying Amid the Current Crisis
(StatePoint) Students are the greatest hope for the future, but for many, their plans are threatened due to burdens posed by COVID-19. Here are just a few of the issues students and families face today, and steps being taken to address these concerns:
Fun Games to Play to Make Your Kid a Financial Genius
(StatePoint) Screen time is on the rise for kids and teens as a result of remote learning and social distancing measures. At the same time, cyberbullying and hate speech are reaching new heights amid the current crisis, according to analysts.
Supporting Teachers on the Frontlines of COVID-19
(StatePoint) Financial literacy is an important component of STEAM learning and a building block of a comfortable future. Unfortunately, many schools have limited programs. But there’s good news -- not only can parents impart money-smarts at home -- they can make it so fun kids won’t even realize they’re learning!
Service Learning Gives Students Purpose and Connection in Quarantine
(StatePoint) Educators are among the many on the frontlines of COVID-19. During a time of immense disruption, they are quickly adapting their teaching methods, testing new skills, and discovering solutions to advance learning in profound new ways.
5 Ways to Make Your Next Camping Trip a Learning Experience
(StatePoint) The typical routine a school year brings has been lost this year, as students adjust to hybrid or fully remote learning models and ever-changing reopening plans. According to McKinsey, 75% of the 50 largest school districts in the country have decided to start remotely, and the UN estimates that 94% of the world’s student population has been impacted.
Navigating Important Family Decisions With a Financial Advisor
(StatePoint) A camping trip is not only fun and relaxing, it can be the perfect opportunity to test out new skills and acquire more knowledge. Here are five ways to make your next camping trip a learning experience for family members of all ages:
How to Borrow Smart for College
(StatePoint) Recent historic economic downturns and significant unemployment numbers and job losses have created considerable financial worries for families across the country. Health and safety concerns about returning to schools, childcare facilities, and office settings have only added to the uncertainty and stress that Americans are currently feeling.
Distance-Learning: What You Need to Succeed at Home
(StatePoint) It’s no secret college can be expensive, and families are often faced with finding creative ways to cover the costs. Whether borrowing student loans or parent loans has always been part of your family’s plan or it is suddenly being considered due to new financial circumstances, there is good news: several smart strategies can help you save money.
Top Gifts to Show Appreciation for Teachers
(StatePoint) Is your family distance-learning? Having the resources you need at home can be the key to success. Here are a few tools to consider as you navigate an unusual school year:
Great Ways to Deepen Your Appreciation for the Piano
(StatePoint) When it comes to showing teachers appreciation for all that they do, a personal gift is always appreciated. However, sometimes what they really want is the proper tools to help them in the classroom.
Solving the Challenge of Math Class This School Year
(StatePoint) Whether you are a novice, a virtuoso or just a fan, there are many ways to celebrate pianos and the music that they make.
Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year
(StatePoint) Math can be one of the toughest subjects to conquer, even in a typical school year. In today’s unusual learning environment, new challenges are presenting themselves to teachers and students alike. Here is how you can help your child make the grade in math, no matter where their learning is taking place:
Keeping Kids Safe Online This School Year
(StatePoint) This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged.
How Cool Tech Can Inspire Your Child
(StatePoint) Between schoolwork, socialization and gaming, kids will likely be online more than ever this year, especially with many students continuing to learn remotely. Families are yet again facing the challenge of ensuring children’s online usage is balanced, healthy, and safe. Here are a few of the issues around increased screen time:
5 Projects to Spruce Up Classrooms and Workspaces
(StatePoint) Many kids gravitate toward technology, leaving parents looking for ways to introduce it to them in a safe, age-appropriate way. Here are three examples of how kids can turn to their gadgets and gear to inspire their creative side, build new skills and even get outdoors and on the move:
School Season Tips for Productive Days and Restful Nights
(StatePoint) Whether you’re a parent managing your kids’ remote-learning or a teacher working to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for those in the classroom, there is a cost-effective secret weapon that can be used for countless projects: shelf liner.
How Families Can Shop Smarter All School Year Long
(StatePoint) Whether your child is learning in a classroom or digitally, establishing a steady family dynamic is essential to a successful school year.
5 Smart Ways to Keep Kids Organized
(StatePoint) While this academic year looks a little different from previous years, some things don’t change. Busy families are still in need of smart tips to save time and money on weekday meals and school supplies.
New Tools Offer a More Complete Education About Native Americans
(StatePoint) Whether kids are in the classroom, learning remotely, or a mix of both, you can help them stay organized and motivated all school year in the following ways:
How Military Families Can Navigate Home Buying in Uncertain Times
(StatePoint) For teachers and students who are interested in a more inclusive, accurate and complete education about Native Americans, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is now offering new K–12 distance learning resources and live programs.
Why Kids Need Regular Eye Exams
(StatePoint) Like many Americans, the recent pandemic may have you thinking a lot about your current living space and about buying a home. If you’re a military service member, veteran or family member, both new and tried-and-true tools and resources can streamline the process.
Useful Tools for College Students
(StatePoint) Regular eye exams are essential for kids. Not only will an eye exam help a child see more clearly, but this essential visit can also detect a broad range of issues related to eye health and overall wellness.
What to Know About Your Child’s Next Dental Visit
(StatePoint) Success in college requires organization, dedication and a proper work-life balance. It also requires a few useful tools:
Tips to Help Erase Bullying At Your Child's School
(StatePoint) As schools nationwide decide how they’ll reopen for the fall semester, it’s important to schedule your child’s dental visit to ensure they’re in good oral health.
Prom Designer Finalists Face off for $20,000 in Scholarships
(StatePoint) One in five kids aged 12 to 18 has encountered bullying, according to StopBullying.gov. It can happen in person, online or even by text.
(StatePoint) As the price tag on a college education continues to rise, students are seeking out a variety of financial aid options to relieve the burden.