Children

New Children's Book About Working Moms

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Book
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New Children's Book About Working Moms
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Michelle Travis Press Release

Author and law professor Michelle Travis just published a children's picture book that pays homage to working moms by celebratiing the work that women do both inside and outside of the home. The book is called, My Mom Has Two Jobs. More information is available at https://michelletravis.net/my-mom-has-two-jobs/.

When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad

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News Article
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When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad
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The Conversation

Any parent will tell you parenting is hard, but does outsourcing the care of children lessen stress? When it comes to childcare, research shows grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad.

The 10-Year Baby Window that is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

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News Article
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The 10-Year Baby Window that is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Women who have their first child before 25 or after 35 eventually close the salary divide with their husbands. It's the years in between that are most problematic, research shows.

U.S. Women More Likely to Become Mothers, but Are Doing So Later in Life

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Report
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U.S. Women More Likely to Become Mothers, but Are Doing So Later in Life
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Pew Research Center
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Judi Casey

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who are mothers was higher in 2016 than it was 10 years ago. Some 86% of women ages 40 to 44 had ever given birth, compared with 80% in 2006, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Mum, Dad and Two Kids No Longer the Norm in the Changing Australian Family

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Mum, Dad and Two Kids No Longer the Norm in the Changing Australian Family
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The Conversation
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Brendan Churchill

Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.

Allowing Diversity to Flourish in the Classroom

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Infographic
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Allowing Diversity to Flourish in the Classroom
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University of Cincinnati

The goals of the Universal Design for Learning are to reduce inherent barriers in instruction, provide appropriate support to all students, and maintain high achievement expectations from them.

The Classroom of 2050

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Infographic
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The Classroom of 2050
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University of Cincinnati

Technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years, changing how teachers interact with students inside and outside the classroom. This trend is expected to continue with more money and time being invested by school districts into the most current innovations. Here is a look at how technology has affected the way students learn and what our future classrooms will be like.

The Growing Threats to Child Safety Around the World

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Infographic
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The Growing Threats to Child Safety Around the World
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Eastern Kentucky University

Millions of children around the world are at risk for violence, abuse, and exploitation with several threats to the safety of children being interconnected. This examines specific issues on child safety and how they are related to one another. 

What Britain Can Learn from Scandinavia When It Comes to Childcare

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News Article
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What Britain Can Learn from Scandinavia When It Comes to Childcare
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The Conversation

The Danes do it, the Swedes do it, and even the Norwegians do it, but when it comes to accessible and affordable childcare, Britain lags far behind its northerly neighbours.

Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents

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Report
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Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents
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Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"But in many ways, schools have not updated their policies to adapt to this changed world, and this means that large numbers of working parents must split their time between being a committed parent and being a committed working professional. 

This report, then, aims to answer three questions:

How misaligned are school and work schedules?

What can schools do to support parents as they try to meet their obligations to their employers and to their children?

How can schools and districts pay for this effort? 

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