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Logging Out of Distance Learning When her young children struggled with virtual school this spring, one local mom decided to prioritize their happiness instead

Logging out of distance learning

I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from friends asking my opinion about what they should do with their children this fall. My perspective on the subject is unique. As an ICU nurse practitioner, I deal with patients diagnosed with coronavirus every day. I have witnessed how COVID-19 can …

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Local Public TV Stations Offer Free Educational Resources "At-Home Learning" is a new initiative from MPT, WETA and WHUT

At-Home Learning Initiative from local public TV stations in the D.C. area

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, moms, dads and caregivers everywhere are adding “at-home learning” to their list of daily responsibilities. They’re flexing their multitasking muscles by turning their kitchens into classroom while still managing to show up on time for virtual staff meetings. To support busy …

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The Pros and Cons of Language Immersion Programs Not sure whether to enroll your child in language immersion? Here's some advice from the experts—and parents who've been there.

The Pros and Cons of Language Immersion Programs

Three years ago, my husband and I agonized over a decision—whether or not to enroll our twin boys, then in kindergarten, in a Spanish immersion program the following year. Their school is one of 17 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) that offer language immersion programs starting in kindergarten or first …

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