The state of New Hampshire is receiving nearly $4.8 million in grant money to support home wellness visits for young children and pregnant women. Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the grant Thursday as part of $386 million awarded nationwide to support home visitation programs. Burwell says the grant gives New Hampshire the flexibility to tailor its home visit programs to address the needs of the communities they serve. The national Home Visiting Program currently serves about one-third of the counties in the country with high rates of low birth weights, teen births, infant mortality and poverty.
Melanie Everard, was an opera-skeptic. “I was much more than a skeptic, I disliked opera intensely.” A surprising sentiment from a music teacher, and it made her an unlikely candidate to participate in an educator’s workshop conducted by the Metropolitan Opera.
Not so long ago, when talking to kids about marijuana, the script for parents was simple: just say no. But legalization has made the conversation more complicated. On today’s show, how to talk to kids about marijuana.
Then we examine a growing issue for some working parents: the forever clock. From all-night diners to big box stores that never close, our economies run 24-7. We’ll take a look at the latest in around-the-clock service: 24 hour day care.
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The emerging focus in New Hampshire on what’s called “competency-based” education, emphasizes mastery of a subject over time in class or number of worksheets completed. But traditional homework has many defenders, who say it solidifies class learning and fosters good study habits.
This program was originally broadcast on January 8, 2015.