Editorial Posts

Protecting kids from eviction: They need us to take action

grey silhouette of mother and child sitting in dark hallway, each looking down in despair

© 2021 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Everybody says it. Politicians, corporations, lobbyists, investors, major media outlets, policymakers. They say they care about children. They say we must make sure that our children are thriving. They say we must provide them with the opportunities they need become happy, productive, contributing members of society. But … Continue reading

Editorial Posts

Lack of math education may shortchange a teenager’s developing brain

frustrated, hopeless teenage girl standing with forehead against a blackboard of algebraic equations

© 2021 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Some teens study lots of math. Others avoid it. Does it make a difference? Yes, and not only to career prospects. New research suggests it might also affect brain chemistry, and the way that students learn. How many years of math should you take in high school? … Continue reading