The future of preschool-aged children’s social and emotional development is unclear as coronavirus rages on

By Lizzy Tarallo Stacia George was at a loss. As COVID-19 was wreaking havoc on the United States, her 4-and-a-half-year-old son was not himself.  George and her family had been temporarily living in Amherst, Massachusetts, when the pandemic first hit back in March. Her son’s whole world changed within the matter of a day whenContinue reading “The future of preschool-aged children’s social and emotional development is unclear as coronavirus rages on”

LGBTQ voters share their hopes for the 2020 election

With less than a week until the general election, LGBTQ voters from New Jersey discuss the issues they care about most By Lizzy Tarallo Nov. 3 is just days away, and New Jersey voters who are part of the LGBTQ community are considering the issues that mean most to them. Cara Parmigiani is both aContinue reading “LGBTQ voters share their hopes for the 2020 election”

The role of immigrants as essential workers during coronavirus pandemic causes tensions at hearing

House subcommittee did not come to conclusions about whether or not undocumented immigrants who are essential workers should be granted citizenship status By Lizzy Tarallo Democrats and Republicans disagreed at a congressional hearing on Wednesday afternoon as members of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship disagreed about the safety protections and citizenship status that essential workers whoContinue reading “The role of immigrants as essential workers during coronavirus pandemic causes tensions at hearing”

With the child-care industry across the US in jeopardy, child-care centers in Washington move forward in the midst of the pandemic despite funding concerns

While some centers in Washington are open, many remain closed By Lizzy Tarallo The coronavirus pandemic has altered an already fragile early-childhood education and child-care system in the U.S., and child-care centers in Washington are also feeling the stress from the hardships of the pandemic. Lucy Recio, senior public policy and advocacy analyst at the National Association forContinue reading “With the child-care industry across the US in jeopardy, child-care centers in Washington move forward in the midst of the pandemic despite funding concerns”

President of Black Girls Vote says voting is the first step to change

By Lizzy Tarallo Over the past two years, Mackenzie Meadows, a junior studying international relations, has helped found American University’s chapter of Black Girls Vote. Black Girls Vote is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating women of all ethnic backgrounds about voting and politics. As president of the AU chapter, Meadows leads the organizationContinue reading “President of Black Girls Vote says voting is the first step to change”

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