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.

December 2019

  • Holiday celebrations can be overwhelming or stressful for children. Learn how you can help your child feel more comfortable at holiday events in this article from PBS.
  • There are many things to consider before you purchase a smart phone for your child. Devorah Heitner discusses how to know when your child is ready to have their own smart phone in her article for the Washington Post.
  • Visit the EdSource website to learn how parents and educators can use children’s books about math to overcome their own math fears and help children learn.
  • The University of California, Los Angeles has conducted a study that reveals a link between climate change and shorter pregnancies. Click here to learn more.
  • Students in rural areas often do not have access to the internet. This creates challenges for both students and teachers. Watch this video from EdSource to learn more.
  • Erika Christakis explains how play builds children’s creativity and capacity for problem-solving in her article for the Washington Post.
  • December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Visit the KidsHealth website to learn how to choose safe toys for children.
  • The National Safety Council offers these tips for safe holiday travel, decorations, and gifts.
  • Chytchua Muyco shares her story of going back to school to receive a degree. Although it has been a challenge to attend school, work, and care for her family she believes it will benefit her and her family in the end. Read her story here.
  • CBS News in Boston conducted an interview with Dr. Mallika Marshall about how to recognize the signs of depression in teenagers. Click here to watch the interview.
  • Jessica Sanchez of Child Trends reports on the toxic stress that results from childhood adversity and the long-term impact it has on a child’s well-being.
  • The Orange County Department of Education shares these tips for helping children cope with national tragedies.
  • The Washington Post has put together a list of holiday books that parents and caregivers can check out at their local library and read with children.
  • PBS offers parents tips for enjoying the holiday season. Visit their website to discover ideas for family activities and more.

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