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  1. Children Need Virtual Learning And Interaction Says Homeschool Educator In Fairfield County

    Children Need Virtual Learning And Interaction Says Homeschool Educator In Fairfield County

    A Fairfield County homeschooling company is used to getting inquiries from parents. And not surprisingly, calls went up in March when schools closed abruptly to COVID-19.Catherine Fraise is the founder of Workspace Education in Bethel, which is a co-learning space, similar to a co-working space, but for education.The company supports parents who work side by side with their children to ...

  2. Westchester Leaders Suggest Parents Attend A BLM Rally For Ideas On Teaching About Racism

    Westchester Leaders Suggest Parents Attend A BLM Rally For Ideas On Teaching About Racism

    A Black Lives Matter rally can be a great place for parents to learn the complex issues of racism so they can better explain it to their children.There are plenty in the communities around Westchester with many run by youth, often students of high school age so would appeal to children, young people and their parents. They are "family-friendly" events, according to County Legislator ...

  3. There Were Golden Nuggets In Sudden Shift To Distance Learning At County's Largest College

    There Were Golden Nuggets In Sudden Shift To Distance Learning At County's Largest College

    The overnight shift, well it was spring break, but still, was a big surprise for schools all over Westchester no less at its largest college.But at Westchester County College “the faculty was already ready” before COVID-19 forced it to morph to online learning. Now looking ahead to fall, WCC can take away some new strategies by looking back on the past few months.Faculty were provided ...

  4. Four In One College Will Give Students More Career Choices In Bridgeport

    Four In One College Will Give Students More Career Choices In Bridgeport

    Four colleges are about to merge on one campus in Fairfield County's largest city so students can have access to more resources to plan their careers.Sacred Heart University, Goodwin University, the University of Bridgeport, and Paier College of Art have formed a consortium to serve certificate- and degree-seeking students at all academic levels in a centralized setting on the current ...

  5. Around Westchester Schools: Can Your Kids Make Mousse? Apple Picks Winner, College Top Grads

    Around Westchester Schools: Can Your Kids Make Mousse? Apple Picks Winner, College Top Grads

    Have you and your children cooked your way through the quarantine? If your kids picked up some cooking chops in their distance learning, here's a chance to help them learn a French favorite.Mettez la main à la pâte ("Get Your Hands Dirty") for children is a virtual class being offered now to teach kids how to make French mousse au Chocolat. The virtual instruction is offered ...

  6. Homeless Spread Out In Fairfield County To Move Again As Restrictions Ease

    Homeless Spread Out In Fairfield County To Move Again As Restrictions Ease

    You can't wash your hands without running water. Isolating is not possible without a home. That is why municipalities and homeless agencies scrambled at the start of COVID-19 to relocate or temporary house Fairfield County's most vulnerable population, the region's homeless.Some people were moved from congregate shelters to hotel rooms, while others were shifted from a more crowded ...

  7. Eighth Graders Around Westchester Mark Pivotal Leap, Student's Essay On Gun Control A Winner

    Eighth Graders Around Westchester Mark Pivotal Leap, Student's Essay On Gun Control A Winner

    All parents know the angst and excitement of watching their children graduate from eighth grade. They started middle school as fifth-grade children and leave as almost young adults at 12 or 13.It's an important time. One study even suggests the pivotal years bring more academic achievement to impact college and career readiness than high school. Fortunately, COVID-19 didn't stop the ...

  8. Meet Civil Rights Lawyer From White Plains Running For Hudson Valley Assembly District 93

    Meet Civil Rights Lawyer From White Plains Running For Hudson Valley Assembly District 93

    A civil rights attorney who has fought against racial injustice for 20 years is running for State Assembly in the Hudson Valley district 93. Jeremiah Frei-Pearson is running to replace David Buchwald, who is now running for Congress in New York's 17th District. Frei-Pearson is running against Mark Jaffe, Chris Burdick, Alex E. Roithmayr and Kristen P. Browde. The 93rd ...

  9. Dine Inside, Farmers Markets, Music Festival, Fairfield County Heads Into Phase 2 Weekend

    Dine Inside, Farmers Markets, Music Festival, Fairfield County Heads Into Phase 2 Weekend

    Dining inside a cozy Italian restaurant sounds dreamy, and Fairfield County has countless eateries now reopened and ready to welcome you back for inside dining.It will be telling to see how it goes this first weekend since Connecticut's Phase 2 COVID-19 reopening began on Wednesday, June 17. The state's strategic timing ahead of the Father's Day holiday was to avoid everyone rushing to ...

  10. Women Facing 50 With 'Would Have, Should Have" Can Start Over Says Fairfield County Author

    Women Facing 50 With 'Would Have, Should Have" Can Start Over Says Fairfield County Author

    Fifty. Five-zero. The half-century mark. Are we supposed to have all the answers to life's big questions when we hit this momentous milestone? Ridgefield resident Amy Schmidt, who  launched her own media platform called Fearlessly Facing Fifty to inspire women over 40 to push fear aside, find their confidence and not allow life to cause them to lose their identities, has an ...

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