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Public forum to advise parents, teachers how to raise healthy and literate children in a digital media world

What parents and teachers need to know in order to raise literate and healthy children in a digital media world is the topic of an upcoming Critical Issues in Education presentation coordinated by ACE, the Aquidneck Collaborative for Education. The forum, “Unraveling the Impact of Screen Time on Children,” will be presented from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 in the auditorium at the Newport Campus of Community College of Rhode Island, John H. Chafee Blvd. The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. Leading the discussion will be Dr. Osowiecki, clinical child and adolescent psychologist at the Center for Psychology & Learning in Providence and Dr. Sarah Folta, professor and researcher with Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. James Betres of Portsmouth High School will moderate. The Aquidneck Collaborative for Education is a unique educational partnership spearheaded and coordinated by Salve Regina University’s education department. Its purpose is to strengthen existing relations among the educational institutions, to promote education as a community value, to provide opportunities for professional development and instructional advancement, to share facilities and resources and to foster communication among the educational institutions and within the community. For more information, contact Kitty Rok at (401) 341-3157 or