Day: March 25, 2020

FEBRUARY FLASHBACK: Connecting Minnesota to the Power of STEM

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. The building blocks of our world and today’s childhood education. Now, more than ever, parents and educators are looking for tools to support students’ understanding of these critical 21st Century skills. To encourage exploration and build STEM curiosity in communities, UnitedHealthcare and Discovery Education hosted a STEM Community Night with Hopkins Public Schools in Hopkins, MN last month.

The event, hosted at Eisenhower Elementary, demonstrated how educators, students, and the local community can collaborate to inspire the next generation of innovators. Ten hands-on activity stations encouraged community collaboration while igniting students’ curiosity. Throughout the night,

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Idled High School Students Aren’t Getting Much Homework Yet, Survey Finds – Inside School Research

By Gabrielle Wanneh

More than half of students may not be getting tangible homework assignments while their schools are closed during the coronavirus crisis, a new nationwide survey of parents suggests.

Conducted among 320 parents of high school students, the first-glimpse survey by Kaplan Test Prep found that when asked about the roadmap and tools schools were using to keep the education process going outside of the classroom, only 43 percent of parents said that their children were receiving homework assignments.

The majority of parents said their schools were providing other alternatives such as virtual learning environments and access to

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Early childhood expert: Why child-care centers should be closed during the covid-19 crisis

It is inexplicable that programs for children under age 5 — programs that operate on a financial shoestring, that pay their teachers and caregivers barely above minimum wage, and are on the brink of going out of business if their income flow is interrupted — are expected to stay open while primary schools and above are closed. Yet, like children younger than age 5, children ages 5 to 10 or even older cannot be left alone at home if their parents are unavailable.

Meisels said in an email that there should be options for first responders and some others who

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