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Homeschooling Lessons From a Traveling Family

Eight months before the COVID-19 outbreak, this Mountain View family traveled to 41 countries over 54 weeks while homeschooling the kids. What they learned can help you!

Family Field Trips During the Pandemic

As most Bay Area students head back to class in distance learning mode, school field trips seem unlikely for the foreseeable future. Luckily, there are lots of Bay Area venues for family outings that are educational and fun.

Starting School Healthy in a Pandemic

Mask-wearing, check-ups and other important health topics for starting the new school year.

Are Pandemic Pods the School Solution?

Known as pandemic pods, micro schools, learning bubbles and other names, do-it-yourself small groups of learners have rapidly taken off as most Bay Area schools are returning to class online. But the pods have also come under fire. Here's why.

Favorite Books and Videos About Activism

A San Francisco mother, nurse and community activist recommends her favorite books and videos about activism.

Teaching Children About Activism

As the child of immigrants, the author saw the dreams and the struggles of her parents firsthand, and it fueled her passion for activism. Here's how she's passing the desire to effect change along to her child.

How to Support Your Child This School Year

Our Dear Teacher columnists offer advice on how to make the most of online learning.

Creating Your At-Home Classroom

Learn more about the role of sensory development in the classroom and find tips for how to set up a classroom at home that helps with online learning challenges.

Keeping Your Student Mentally Healthy

A new digital therapy platform, based in San Francisco, aims to connect children to psychiatrists, therapists and coaches, and offers free online parenting classes that help with many of the issues related to raising children during a pandemic.

Models for California School Re-Opening

In "Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools," the California Department of Education provides some suggestions for on-site school schedules with social distancing and safety in mind.

Caring for a Newborn in a Pandemic

Caring for a newborn has never been easy. In the midst of a pandemic, that job may be even more challenging. In the era of COVID-19, how do we keep our newborn baby safe, while enjoying the beautiful journey ahead?

What's the Plan for Schools Reopening?

Families across the Bay Area have different concerns and needs. This is one reason why schools are struggling with plans to reopen. Here's what we may be seeing.
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