February 2020

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers questions about this year’s flu season and what you can do to protect yourself and your family on their website.
  • This video from California Child Care Licensing explains how parents and child care providers can work together to prevent the spread of illness in child care programs.
  • Governor Newsom explains his budget proposal for early education in this report by EdSource.
  • Learn about how California’s new data privacy law impacts K-12 schools in this article by Education Week.
  • Shauna Tominey shares ideas for how parents can help children value what makes them unique in this article written for PBS.
  • Sandee LaMotte of CNN reports on new research that supports the value of early literacy and the importance of limiting screen time.
  • Parents and educators can help children learn to cope with anger and frustration with these tips from Katie Hurley of PBS.
  • Katrina Schwartz reports on research about relationships, and how adults can build better relationships with children. Click here to read more and watch a video.
  • The Orange County Department of Education shares five tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu season.
  • Researchers from Stanford have discovered that the amount of cholesterol and fats evident during infancy can predict future mental health. Learn more about the research here.
  • A recent study indicates that children exposed to smoking during their first four years of life are more likely to experience symptoms of hyperactivity and behavior challenges.
  • Visit the PBS website to discover ideas for helping your child develop friendships.
  • Carolyn Jones reports on the need for mental health supports in schools based on the 2020 California Children’s Report Card. Click here to read more.
  • VeryWell Family shares fifty activities you can do with your child when you are waiting in line, traveling, or just want to have fun together.
  • Daniel Vollrath explains techniques for helping students experiencing stress calm themselves down in his article for Edutopia.
  • The American Library Association has announced this year’s award winning books and media for children and young adults. Learn more about the awards here.

January 2020

  • Learn about new California laws that go into effect in 2020 on the Los Angeles Times website.
  • Click here to read EdSource’s top stories related to California education in 2019.
  • There is a new program from Orange County’s United Way to help adults leaving foster care receive affordable housing. Click here to learn more about the Home OC Initiative.
  • Research has found that writing notes by hand, instead of typing them on a computer, can help students learn. Watch this video to learn why.
  • Mathew Portell describes what it means to be a trauma-informed school in this article for Edutopia.
  • When children see their own ethnicity reflected in their teachers they are more likely to be successful in school. Learn about what this school district is doing to support a diverse community of teachers.
  • This video from Child Trends explores how children can develop math skills such as addition and subtraction by counting on their fingers.
  • Students between grades five and twelve can participate in a national podcast challenge. Teachers interested in having their class participate can find detailed information on the NPR website.

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