This week in the news, we’ve seen stories on a broad range of issues affecting kids and parents, from workplace policies to gun violence. Below is a selection that caught our eye.
The Washington Post and New York Times printed thoughtful reviews of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business, which calls for a cultural shift in approaching the trade-offs between career and caregiving for both moms and dads.
Continuing the conversation about work and family balance, the New York Times reported on Working Mother magazine’s 30th annual list of the top 100 companies with family-friendly workplace policies. The Times story provides a glimpse at the challenges facing caregivers whose employers don’t come close to making the list.
After three decades of rising college tuition, student debt has become a multi-generational burden. The Associated Press took a look at the trend that has Gen-X parents and their kids struggling to pay back student loans and shore up their futures.
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence released a sobering report on domestic violence involving firearms in Virginia. Nationwide, assaults on intimate partners and children that involve guns are 12 times more likely to result in death than assaults without guns. The report offers policy solutions that can save thousands of lives.