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Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class

January 17, 2023
Education Week

Schools’ use of telehealth services expanded during the pandemic, and emerging research suggests it could help reduce chronic absenteeism.

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Podcast: Jennifer Lansford on “Why are my parents so annoying?”

January 5, 2023
BBC World Service

Jennifer Lansford helps explain the science behind why children find their parents annoying in a recent episode of BBC’s Crowd Science podcast.  

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By the numbers: How North Carolina’s classrooms have changed since Leandro

December 18, 2022
WRAL

Helen Ladd was cited for her research on public education spending in WRAL’s analysis of North Carolina schools.

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Student Reflection on “School Desegregation: Past, Present and Future”

December 13, 2022
News Release

By Grace Lee, Child Policy Research Certificate student ’23 A push for increased diversity in classes and programs is at the forefront of many educational institution initiatives. Those initiatives would not be possible without the efforts of figures such as Dr. Dudley Flood, a champion of school integration who was instrumental in desegregating schools across…

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Podcast: Anna Gassman-Pines on Unemployment Insurance Access Disparities

November 15, 2022
Health Affairs

Anna Gassman-Pines joined a recent episode of A Health Podyssey, the Health Affairs podcast to speak about her research on the health disparities experienced by unemployed Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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International Perspectives on Parenting and Childhood Development

November 14, 2022
News Release

On October 20, 2022, the Center for Child and Family Policy hosted a conference on International Perspectives on Parenting and Childhood Development, where researchers from the Parenting Across Cultures (PAC) longitudinal study presented their findings.

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Four Ways Charter Schools Undermine Good Education Policy

November 10, 2022
Forbes

Ladd argues, [public school funding] must be used “productively and efficiently to promote good educational outcomes.” Charters, by design, “operate outside state and local education systems,” to varying degrees depending on which state we’re talking about. Ladd observes that this creates several challenges.

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Student Reflection on Color of Education 2022 Summit

November 1, 2022
News Release

On a day dedicated to illuminating the past in the hopes of improving our future, Dr. Jelani Cobb’s keynote speech intuitively addressed the importance of “Sankofa,” looking backwards to move forward.

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Economics of Infant Feeding in the U.S.

October 10, 2022
Econofact

The national shortage of baby formula in the U.S. that began in February of 2022 cast an urgent spotlight on the difficulties parents can face in meeting basic nutritional needs of their babies. A narrow focus on the supply of infant formula or the benefits of breastfeeding does not shed light on the full scope of economic tradeoffs families face.

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Reflections by Teach for America Alums @ CCFP Career Series

October 10, 2022
News Release

The Center for Child and Family Policy welcomed Nichole Davis, Cassie Lutterloh, and Whitney McCoy on September 23, 2022, to discuss their experiences with Teach for America (TFA). The three speakers discussed their experiences in TFA and how it shaped their career choices and involvement in education policy.

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