08/18/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents focuses on back to school anxiety in children. Yes, some separation anxiety and fear are normal, but how can parents identify genuine anxiety that requires treatment as opposed to plain old back to the books blues and end of summer foot dragging? What should parents do? We’ll visit with Jill Ehrenrich May… she’s a University of Miami Psychology Professor and Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program.
For decades now, public education has been in “crisis.” And since the founding of the U.S. Department of Education, we’ve searched for ways to promote student achievement and prepare for global competitiveness.
There is little question as to why. As the workforce becomes more educated, and increasingly globalized, an educated workforce becomes increasingly important. And study after study proves that educational attainment leads to economic mobility.