Selective advanced learning program in Boston suspended due to COVID-19 and racial inequity concerns

A very selective advanced learning program in Boston for fourth-sixth graders has suspended enrollment due to the pandemic and increased concerns about racial inequities. Superintendent of schools Brenda Casselius announced that the prominent learning program known as Advanced Work Classes would be suspended for at least one year. The program,[Read More…]

New studies show domestic violence has spiked in US following stay-at-home orders during pandemic

As many experts predicted early last year, domestic violence has spiked in the U.S. following the imposition of stay-at-home orders during the pandemic. In April 2020, the American Psychological Association published an article expressing concern among mental health professionals that the lockdown guidelines would lead to a rise in family[Read More…]