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Jaime Jacob

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The Supreme Court hears arguments on DACA. President Trump has been attempting to end the Obama program that protects young people born abroad and raised in the US without documentation. Some “Dreamers” have been waiting outside the court for days to secure a seat for the hearing, Quartz's Ephrat Livni reports.

Dreamers are hopeful ahead of SCOTUS hearing

It's raining this morning in DC but I'm not sure if that has dampened the spirits of the Dreamers who were already in line yesterday for today's hearing at SCOTUS. The justices will hear three consolidated cases on an Obama-era administrative policy that deferred deportation for young people who were

It's raining this morning in DC but I'm not sure if that has dampened the spirits of the Dreamers who were already in line yesterday for today's hearing at SCOTUS. The justices will hear three consolidated cases on an Obama-era administrative policy that deferred deportation for young people who were brought to the US and raised here without documentation. The Trump administration says the policy exceeds executive authority.

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Text messages to parents can help boost children's reading skills

Text messages to parents can help boost children's reading skills

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  • Totally believe it, and it's a great parenting hack that shows tech and devices don't have to be simply vehicles for consumption.

    I had a physics teacher in high school — one of those great mad scientist types who lives just a tick to the side of "normal" — who said he encouraged his son to play video

    Totally believe it, and it's a great parenting hack that shows tech and devices don't have to be simply vehicles for consumption.

    I had a physics teacher in high school — one of those great mad scientist types who lives just a tick to the side of "normal" — who said he encouraged his son to play video games, specifically RPGs from Nintendo, because, at the time, every character interaction involved text and no actual speaking. Playing the game helped up his reading level and comprehension and build his vocabulary.

  • Parents need to be sent text messages now to engage with their children...let that sink in a moment. Programs to improve literacy are great and should be implemented whenever possible, but it makes me sad to think that parents weren’t already doing these things—the texts talk about remembering to encourage

    Parents need to be sent text messages now to engage with their children...let that sink in a moment. Programs to improve literacy are great and should be implemented whenever possible, but it makes me sad to think that parents weren’t already doing these things—the texts talk about remembering to encourage your child and recognize letters.

  • As much as I'd love to support this, kids are very difficult to handle at times. We probably would be doing them a lot of good by enhancing their reading and communication skills via text messages but who doesn't know every kid loves being distracted through games or other activities. Hence, if this

    As much as I'd love to support this, kids are very difficult to handle at times. We probably would be doing them a lot of good by enhancing their reading and communication skills via text messages but who doesn't know every kid loves being distracted through games or other activities. Hence, if this method would be used, then total parental control and guidance is advised.