What Will School Look Like in September?

Three months of lockdown has taught us this much: For the kids to be all right, they need to be With. Other. Kids. “The social-emotional needs of children to connect with other children in real time and space, whether it’s for physical activity, unstructured play or structured play, this is immensely important for young children in particular,” Dr. Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Hospital told NPR.

So, what is the best we can hope for in September? The CDC recently released guidelines for reopening K-12 schools, but notes these are “recommendations” to be followed “as feasible.”

As we saw with summer camps, the decisions that most directly impact our kids’ lives will be made by state and local health officials and school administrators themselves. To sort through the many possibilities, we’ve compiled an alphabetized list of likely

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The best job search sites

Regardless of how the job market is doing at any given moment, finding employment will always feel like its own full-time job. As more and more college degrees are issued each year, the prospective pool of employables — your competition, that is — grows proportionally. To stay ahead of the curve and give yourself a fighting chance to get hired, you’ll need to stay competitive. You need to be active on the best job search sites out there.

Thankfully, there are scores of job search sites and social networking platforms available at your disposal online, whether you’re a part-time student looking to supplement your income or a former CEO on the hunt for the next big startup. From dog walking gigs to jobs here at Digital Trends, you can find a position that fits your needs somewhere on the web.

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, so touch up those

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Parents and teachers describe how it feels to have children returning to school

It’s a strange time to be a parent.

Most schools in the UK have been closed to all but the children of key workers since Friday 20 March, as part of the nationwide lockdown. Parents and care-givers were forced to transform into teachers overnight, tasked with the mammoth challenge of juggling homeschooling with work in many cases. And the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” became even more stark, as those without books or the technology needed to access educational resources were left trailing behind their peers.

The news, then, that schools in England were reopening from 1 June – albeit only for certain year groups – should have been welcome. “The education of our children is crucial for their welfare, their health, their long-term future and for social justice,“ Boris Johnson announced during a speech given last month. “So in line with the decisions taken in many

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The U.S. Gets Serious About Catching Up to China in R&D

(Bloomberg Opinion) — For a few years now, commentators (including myself) have been calling for a big boost in research spending by the U.S. federal government. In their book “Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream,” economists Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson called for devoting $100 billion a year to develop a network of new research centers around the country. A team at the Brookings Institution came up with a more modest but still substantial plan for $10 billion a year, funneled through universities.

Big ideas like this often tend to languish for years or decades before legislators decide to take a stab at implementing them — if they ever do. In this era of partisan posturing, that seems especially likely to happen. But amazingly, a bipartisan group of legislators is acting on the idea of major new research spending. The Endless Frontier Act

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