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Posts filed under: COVID-19

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article exploring the long term effects of the time students have lost in school. The effects, according to their findings, are going to be permanent, which should be of little surprise. Missing, for...
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The Biden administration has determined that it will be re-instituting Standardized Testing for public schools across the country. No doubt the effort is led by concerns that kids who have not had access to supplementary educational tools have fallen behind,...
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The pandemic has put a lot of parents across the country into a very difficult situation. School closures and the move to virtual learning has left their children listless and unengaged. But beyond their schoolwork, an even bigger issue is...
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Though Dr. Fauci has largely remained clean from a public affection standpoint through the pandemic (miraculously), it seems he has found himself a target for angry parents hungry for their children to return to in-person learning as soon as possible....
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My youngest son is about to turn two in a couple of months. He’s cute as all heck and equal parts a challenge. You pay fair price for love in parenting, but you get an infinite amount in return. He...
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A recent Washington Post article details the surge in college applications to competitive private universities. Harvard logged 57,000 applicants (use 42%) and UC Berkeley, 112,000, up 28% respectively, for example. The lift in applications is attributed to the suspension of...
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One nasty side effect of Zoom education has been the proliferation of cheating on a wide scale, particularly with more objective assessments where it’s easy to simply look up the answers. The temptation to do so has simply been too...
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It’s no secret, but Covid19 has had a grave impact on the ability of students to graduate from 2 or 4 year schools. A recent Gallup poll of 6,000 student from the fall of 2020 confirmed these assumptions, as 49%...
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Back when I had two puppies, I used to lament that every piece of furniture or accoutrement was marked by them in some way or the other. Little did I know that these two darling pups were nothing compared to...
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We don’t often take on the mantle of suggesting products for coping with the demands of parenting in the age of Covid, but I thought it might be a useful digression, given how pervasive I think Seasonal Depression will be...
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