Trump’s words, bullied kids, scarred schools

The president’s rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children areharassed in American classrooms, The Post found By Hannah Natanson, John Woodrow Cox and Perry Stein Feb. 13, 2020 Two kindergartners in Utah told a Latino boy that President Trump would send him back to Mexico, and teenagers in Maine sneered "Ban Muslims" at a classmate wearing a hijab. In Tennessee, a group … Continue reading Trump’s words, bullied kids, scarred schools

A child-welfare worker came to pick up a second-grader. The school handed over the wrong student.

Fenit Nirappil and  Perry Stein . Feb. 11, 2020 The Washington Post   A D.C. elementary school mistakenly turned over the wrong ­second-grader to a child-welfare worker arranging a visit between a foster child and his father, city officials said Tuesday.   The director of the Child and Family Services Agency said the mix-up happened Jan. 31. … Continue reading A child-welfare worker came to pick up a second-grader. The school handed over the wrong student.

The first transport of Jews to Auschwitz was 997 teenage girls. Few survived.

By Gillian Brockell  Jan. 27, 2020. The Washington Post As world leaders gather in Poland Monday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi-run Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland, Edith Friedman Grosman will be far away in Toronto. On Monday, the energetic 95-year-old, who was on the first official transport of … Continue reading The first transport of Jews to Auschwitz was 997 teenage girls. Few survived.

New Trump administration rule could make it more difficult for some pregnant women to get U.S. visas

By Carol Morello, Abigail Hauslohner and Maria Sacchetti The Washington Post.  Jan. 22, 2020 The U.S. State Department plans to issue new guidance that could make it more difficult for some pregnant women to obtain visas to visit the United States, a department official and a congressional aide said Wednesday.   The forthcoming regulations are aimed at cracking … Continue reading New Trump administration rule could make it more difficult for some pregnant women to get U.S. visas

What Schizophrenia Does to Families

A mother, a son, an unraveling mind — and a mental health system that can’t keep up By Abigail Jones The Washington Post Magazine.JANUARY 13, 2020 Alissa Dumsch flips through her high school yearbook, pausing on a photo of a hulking young man with sandy hair and a chiseled jaw. “There’s Aaron,” she says, pointing … Continue reading What Schizophrenia Does to Families

Frustration, depression, rage, and pockets of joy: A diary of one woman’s first 30 days of motherhood

We asked a first-time mom to record her thoughts, feelings and actions during the early days of her newborn’s life Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. The Lilly This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.  Illustrations by Ross May.   After months … Continue reading Frustration, depression, rage, and pockets of joy: A diary of one woman’s first 30 days of motherhood

The new paid family leave

From grandparent leave to paw-ternity, some companies are offering paid time off to care for relatives, train a pet or get acquainted with new grandchildren Text by Jena McGregor and illustrations by Hannah Li The Washington Post. DECEMBER 30, 2019 The U.S. remains the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee workers paid family leave. In … Continue reading The new paid family leave