Our Summerguide edition this year, like every year, is all about things to do, but this year there is no extensive calendar of events, theater, concerts and sports. Instead readers are guided to keep summer simple, and joyful. In her article, "Salvaging summer," p. 15, IT writer and mom Lana Shovlin says she reads in parenting books that kids don't need much to be happy. "They need structure and they need to feel loved, but that's about it. If you consistently provide your children with these two things, the rest will (mostly) fall into place." This can also be good advice for parents and teachers as they make crucial decisions in the days ahead about what school will be like this fall. Provide structure and love and the rest will (mostly) fall into place. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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