Screen Time: Three C’s

Screen Time remains a big parent problem in China and USA.

This from EdSurge.

It’s an interview with Lisa Guernsey, director of the teaching, learning and tech program at New America, a nonpartisan think tank.

She even wrote a book that’s called “Screen Time” and a more recent one called “Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens.”

Q: Have you heard of these videos that have gone viral on YouTube for years now where parents are taking away the kids’ XBox or phone and like smashing it with a sledgehammer or throwing them out the window? What do you make of these?
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Coronavirus: “I wouldn’t see my wife again until I picked up her ashes 11 days later.”

From Ming Que at Sixth Tone:

Part 2

My wife and I moved to Huanggang from nearby Qichun County about six months ago. We invested 30,000 yuan and opened a store that sold windows and doors with a few other people. We wanted to change our lives; we never thought something like this would happen.

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Coronavirus forcing colleges with high enrollment from China into delicate balancing act

From at Marketwatch:

Universities are ramping up efforts to protect students, faculty and staff from the potentially deadly illness — especially schools that have large populations of students from China.

More international students come to the U.S. from China than from any other country. In the 2018-2019 academic year, there were more than 369,000 students from China studying at U.S. colleges, according to the Institute of International Education.

With large groups of people sharing living spaces, classrooms, libraries and dining halls, colleges face unique challenges in managing contagious illnesses.

“Universities are often the most global and we are often on the front lines of these situations,” said Dr. Sarah Van Orman, the associate vice provost for student health at the University of Southern California. The school has 6,626 students from China, the second-largest population of students from China in the U.S., according to the IIE.

Kids get the flu, worry it’s  corona.

Philly School Has China Virus Panic

Front page of Philadelphia Inquirer, via Geordie:

1. Last week, 18 Chinese kids arrive to Penn Charter School.  Exchange program.  Two weeks.

2. One kid feels ill.  He’s tested for coronavirus.

3. Panic.  Other schools cancel sports events with Penn Charter.  A bus driver wouldn’t drive Penn Charter students.

4. The school sends the other 17 Chinese kids back to China.  The sick kid stays in isolation with a chaperone.

5. Sick kid tests negative for coronavirus.

“We regret that this program has been complicated, and now terminated, because of events that were beyond the control of the people who were excited for all the learning that this cultural exchange had promised,” head of school Darryl J. Ford wrote in an email to Penn Charter parents Monday night.

 

 

 

New $35k school in Beijing: BES

A new school opened yesterday in Beijing:

Beijing Enlighten School 北京致知学校

The Beijing Enlighten School (BES) is located in the heart of Chaoyang District, in close proximity to the Red Brick Museum, No.1 Art District, Wangjing, and Heli Park, with easy access by metro.

BES devotes special attention to three areas: music and the arts; social and emotional learning, art literacy and digital (ICT) competency.

They aim to nurture students who are ready for future challenges, and empower them to pursue happiness and harmony in school and in life.

RMB 218,000 to RMB 238,000 per academic year for different year groups.