5 tips for homeschooling in fall 2020

Kerry McDonald •

As schools and districts across the country finalize back-to-school plans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some parents are instead choosing independent homeschooling. My inbox has been filling lately with messages from parents who may never before have considered homeschooling but are worried about their children’s potential exposure to the virus at school. Others are turned


Caravans, peace grants and basketball. Finding ways around the pandemic to keep children and others safe in Chicago this summer.

Annie Sweeney and Sophie Sherry •
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In the blistering heat of a late afternoon sun, the referee called the teens to center court and whistled the start of the 2020 Kids Off the Block basketball season. The kids in Roseland were eager to finally play. The tipoff Tuesday afternoon was far from certain. Longtime anti-violence advocate Diane Latiker, who founded the


School closings this fall may affect kids psychologically, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how parents can help.

Amy Morin •
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I’ve heard several possible school-year scenarios from my friends who are scattered across the US. Some are being told that kids may be able to attend school a few days a week in the fall. Others are hearing their kids might attend classes virtually — at least at first. And some have heard that schools


4 ways to make summer co-parenting less stressful during a pandemic, according to a family law attorney

Amanda Cubit •
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Most years, families anxiously await the start of summer each year. When children return to school after spring break, the countdown is on! Parents look forward to less chaotic schedules. Children look forward to playing outside until sundown — and everyone looks forward to their family’s summer vacation.  Now that we’re more than halfway through