A new normal is in the offing: are we ready?

Originally published in The Standard, March 27, 2020 As the world continues to combat the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, it is becoming clear that a new way of life is in the making. As whole populations are stuck at home, having to discover new ways of working and learning, people are beginning to think about how …

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Home education can help our children thrive beyond this crisis

Originally Published in The Standard, March 20, 2020. “My advice for any parents wanting to homeschool during the school shutdown – don’t,” said a meme that I read this week. “Arguing with your kids to do work is not what anyone needs now. Instead, cuddle up together and read, read read.”  The meme continues to …

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The terror of our times, my encounters with the Coronavirus

This opinion was first published in The Standard newspaper on Friday, March 13, 2020 I arrived in New York on the same day that a young woman was announced to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The healthcare worker had just returned from Iran and immediately placed herself in isolation in her apartment with her …

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