Parenting

In this photo provided by Jessica Berrellez, her husband, Al Berrellez, builds a desk in Gaithersburg, Md., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The couple, with the help of some 60 community volunteers, have built and donated over 100 desks so far to students and families in need. (Jessica Berrellez via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 7:02 am
As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home. So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them get through long days of...
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Claire Reagan plays with her son Evan, 5, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, outside her home in Olathe, Kan. Reagan is keeping her son from starting kindergarten and her daughter Abbie, 3, from preschool due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 24, 2020 - 7:57 am
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn't have enough time to...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks down the second fairway during the third round Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, for the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 03, 2020 - 10:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy was the last of 30 players to arrive Wednesday at the Tour Championship, and even with a shot at becoming the first three-time FedEx Cup champion, he had a tough time leaving behind the newest love of his life. Poppy Kennedy McIlroy was born Monday. McIlroy's wife, Erica...
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In this image made from video taken in August 2020, parents confront authorities outside a school in Tongliao in Northwestern China's Inner Mongolia region. Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. (AP Photo)
September 02, 2020 - 9:30 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. A high school student in the city of...
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Pupils sit in a classroom on the first day back to school at Charles Dickens Primary School in London, Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of British schoolchildren are heading back to classrooms, with the country watching nervously to see if reopening schools brings a surge in coronavirus infections. Tuesday marks the start of term for about 40% of schools in England and Wales, with the rest reopening in the coming days. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 5:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Tugging on their masks or dashing to hug long-unseen friends, millions of children returned to school across Europe and beyond Tuesday in a mass experiment aimed at bridging inequalities and resuscitating economies — despite the persistent pandemic. The virus threat lurked in the...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks down the second fairway during the third round Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, for the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 29, 2020 - 4:04 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Turns out the lack of fans isn’t the only reason Rory McIlroy has struggled to keep his mind on golf. His wife is expecting their first child any day. McIlroy said he has been sharing the news with friends and family, and then it was disclosed during the NBC broadcast on...
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Timea Hunter poses for a photograph at the Family Horse Academy, where she is hoping to organize education for a group of children during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Southwest Ranches, Fla. Confronting the likelihood of more distance learning, families across the country are turning to private tutors and "learning pods" to ensure their children receive some in-person instruction. The arrangements raise thorny questions about student safety, quality assurance, and inequality. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 04, 2020 - 7:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in...
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FILE - Immigrants seeking asylum walk at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Dilley, Texas. The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday, July 28, 2020 that it was in compliance with Judge Dolly Gee’s June 26 order, which originally set a July 17 deadline for the release of all children held by ICE for more than 20 days. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 28, 2020 - 10:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus. Instead, more parents and children were held in the three...
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Wearing a mask and face guard as protection against the spread of COVID-19, Garland Independent School District custodian Camelia Tobon wipes down a table in the library at Stephens Elementary School in Rowlett, Texas, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.(AP Photo/LM Otero)
July 25, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Joshua Claybourn is leaning toward sending his kindergarten daughter to in-person classes at a private school next month. Holly Davis’ sixth-grade daughter will learn online, though the family has not yet decided what to do for school for a teenage daughter who requires special accommodations for...
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Parent and teacher Stacey Pugh poses for a photograph outside her home Monday, July 13, 2020, in Humble, Texas. While children have proven to be less susceptible to the coronavirus, teachers are vulnerable. “I will be wearing a mask, a face shield, possibly gloves, and I’m even considering getting some type of body covering to wear,” says Pugh, a fifth-grade teacher in suburban Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 13, 2020 - 10:05 pm
On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to reopen full time. On the other side are parents and teachers who call for safeguards that would have been...
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