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Editor’s Note: Due to our current focus on Home Education/Therapy and COVID-19, please enjoy this summary page with links to other interesting research that we wanted to share!

Online retail giant Zappos is teaming up with PBS KIDS to introduce a line of shoes and sunglasses designed to meet the needs of kids with disabilities.
The collection, which is part of the Zappos Adaptive offering, features products with characters from the popular children’s series “Arthur.”The lineup launched Monday with more than a dozen styles.’  Source: Disability Scoop

Time on Screens Has Little Impact on Kids’ Social Skills:
Despite the time spent with smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation, a new study suggests. Researchers compared teacher and parent evaluations of children who started kindergarten in 1998 — six years before Facebook launched — with those who began school in 2010, when the first iPad debuted.

School Meals: Court Strikes Down Trump Rollback of Nutrition Standard
The Trump administration violated federal rules when it rolled back heavily debated nutrition standards for school meals programs in 2018, a federal court ruled Monday.

The U.S. District Court in Maryland vacated the rule changes and sided with plaintiffs, children’s health advocacy groups that had argued the U.S. Department of Agriculture violated the Administrative Procedures Act, which agencies must follow in changing federal regulations.

 

 

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