Friday, 22 October, 2021

Category: Children


North Carolina Republicans have very cannily made sure that SB 654 requires public schools to adopt a “face coverings” policy and then vote on that at least once a month for the foreseeable future. Now Cawthorn may be waiting to come back to Read more…


Water will be a significant way people will be affected by the climate crisis and recent studies show that children will be particularly vulnerable. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says: “Only 3% of the planet’s water is Read more…


A federal lawsuit accusing Twitter of sex trafficking can move forward, says District Judge Joseph C. Spero, in a decision that could portend a dangerous expansion of how courts define “sex trafficking.” The case is one of the first to Read more…


An Associated Press report indicates that 30 children from three separate school districts in California are still stuck in Afghanistan. The children had traveled to Afghanistan to visit relatives just weeks before the Taliban seized control. The AP reveals that Read more…


Beijing has just delivered a blow to the gaming industry, and a blow to Chinese children’s freedoms. Starting September 1, minors in China will be allowed to play video games (including those played on mobile devices) only from 8 p.m. Read more…


“Students that were sitting in front of the classroom closer to the teacher were at higher risk, and we noticed that the infection in the students started to appear quite quickly right afterwards,” Marin County public health epidemiologist Tracy Lam-Hine Read more…


The growing problem of unhoused youth According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 6.5 million residential households reported owing back rent since the beginning of 2020. Most states have hundreds of thousands of potential evictions paused on the court docket. In Read more…


Saying that “safe return to in-person instruction requires that school districts be able to protect the health and safety of students and educators,” the letter from Sec. Cardona expresses that he is “deeply concerned about Florida’s July 30 Executive Order prohibiting Read more…


Over the weekend, parents of two of the four children who participated in my then-kindergartner’s learning “pod” during the part-time, COVID-impaired New York City public school year of 2020-21, wearily began the process of organizing yet another backup plan for Read more…


Officials in one Arizona school district are learning just how seriously families take privacy after parents were asked to consent to letting their children be questioned about a checklist of sensitive subjects including illegal behavior, income, and gun ownership. The Read more…