Early Learning

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Offers Hotspot Lending Program

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is offering a hotspot lending program for remote learners in Allegheny County! After providing some general information to determine eligibility, adult learners, teachers and the…

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Books That Should Be in Every Child’s Library

African-American children want to see themselves reflected in the books they read, but books with black characters may be harder to find. When black children see positive representations of themselves…

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ASCI Employee on Her Experiences Being a Youth Mentor

As a child, I wanted to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program. Having a cool big sister was always something I wanted. Growing up, I was…

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Adventures of Sable Brown Author Teaches Kids About COVID-19

Shalise Gardner, author of children’s book Adventures of Sable Brown, has now created informative flyers that give youth safety tips to follow during COVID-19. With guidelines changing from day to day, Gardner…

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‘Bookmarks’ Series from Netflix Spotlights the Black Experience

On September 1, 2020, Netflix announced the launch of its new Bookmarks series, a collection of 12 five-minute episodes featuring Black celebrities and artists reading aloud children’s books by Black authors…

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The Education Law Center’s 2020 Back-to-School Guide

The Education Law Center (ELC) has updated their 2020 Back-to-School guide for schools, families and students. The information and fact sheets below now include COVID-19 related considerations for the upcoming school…

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Mom Designs Alphabet Poster to Help Adults Talk to Kids About Racism

Taimani Reed of Portland, Oregon, is a photographer, brand designer and illustrator. Recently, the mother of two launched a project called “A is for Ally,” which focuses on the ABC’s of…

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The New School Year and New Beginnings: From the Desk of Dr. Christine White-Taylor

Those of us working in child well-being are carefully assessing the reopening of schools for the new school year. The impact of the COVID-19 virus and its ongoing spread has made…

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PEAL Center to Host Webinar Providing Pennsylvania Families Guidance for Students with IEPs in Upcoming School Year

Given the many uncertainties of COVID-19, the Arc of Pennsylvania and several other organizations are co-sponsoring an online webinar for families with students who will have or already have an…

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The Power of Education as a Bridge to Opportunities for Kinship Youth

The recent killing of George Floyd has reawakened America’s fight for racial justice. Demonstrators are not only protesting against the injustices African-Americans have long faced in the criminal justice system, but also the systemic racism embedded in all facets of American life—including education. Institutions are speaking out; teachers are initiating…

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