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DETROIT – Getting children involved in household chores is more valuable than you might realize. Telling children to do tasks such as putting away their toys, cleaning dishes and vacuuming can teach them responsibility and improve their mental health. Parents are looking for ways to navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19). Experts said chores can be a …

Sweden’s policy of keeping schools, restaurants and businesses open while practicing social distancing to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from spreading was seen as bold, but now it has the highest deaths per capita in Europe from COVID-19. Sweden’s daily death toll per 100,000 people is now 8.71, compared with 4.59 in the U.S., and is …

We are told from a young age that participating in athletics is not just about the games or results. It’s about life lessons that we learn, the values that are instilled, the bonds that we share. We learn how to be humble when we win, gracious when we lose. We learn to work hard, to …

In a time of fear and pandemic, one Zuni farmer says lessons from his great-grandparents help him cope. Host Peter O’Dowd spoke with Zuni farmer Jim Enote about the lessons his great-grandparents taught him about the natural world. Also, we look at some of the technology that could help the U.S. safely reopen in the age of …

A middle-school student in Henan Province tried to end her life by overdosing on her mother’s prescription drugs after her studies were seriously disrupted because she lacked the digital devices necessary to take classes online. Per the Beijing News (in Chinese), the distressed ninth grader, whose parents have serious disabilities, is the middle child of three …

In part one of my series on bringing new technology to market, I focused on two areas of business that entrepreneurs often overlook or take lightly: focusing on business before bytes and deciding who to hire when moving to a new company. It is very easy to build a great product and then wait for …

Before we talk about Instructure, let’s get something out of the way. Does anybody write about the edtech ecosystem, including the LMS and OPM world’s, as skillfully as Phil Hill?  How should we make sense of the fact that the best analysis at the intersection of higher education, technology, and companies is coming from outside …

Growing up, I was always intrigued by technology. I distinctly remember the National Geographic Magazine with the cover story titled “The Chip.” That cover and Time’s Computer as Machine of the Year for 1982 led to a lifelong career in technology, beginning as a developer, architect and eventually an entrepreneur bringing new enterprise innovations to …

Thursday’s first game went as expected with the Bears beating the Lions, who were down to their third-string quarterback. The Bills proved they were for real in the second game, beating the Cowboys at Dallas. Here are Week 13’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky played his best game of the season. …

HIRING RELATIVES: The Florida Commission on Ethics finds that school while superintendents face a conflict of interest in hiring family members, it’s okay for them to recommend relatives’ employment in their districts. Why? The school boards must approve the decision. CAREER EDUCATION: The Pasco County school district prepares to bolster its career, technical and workforce …