Daily News Roundup
Code Red Drills Prep Kids for School Shootings. But is That TMI?
Recently, a viral video of a teacher singing to her classroom has terrified me. It shows a kindergarten class in Monterrey, Mexico, and their teacher is leading them in cheery Barney songs – while lying facedown on the floor to avoid the windows, as there’s a shootout going on outside. (MSNBC)
Divorce Can Hurt Kids’ Math Scores, Friendships
Young children of divorce are not only more likely to suffer from anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem and sadness, they experience long-lasting setbacks in interpersonal skills and math test scores, new research suggests. (Yahoo)
Could Too Much Coffee Affect Chances of Pregnancy?
Caffeine may perk you up mentally, but it could have the opposite effect on your fallopian tubes, leading researchers to wonder whether women who drink coffee, tea and soda may have a harder time getting pregnant. (Yahoo)
An Elite School, Longer Classes to Go Deeper
At 10:35 a.m. on a Wednesday, six seniors at the Calhoun School, a progressive private school on the Upper West Side, were discussing the role of social class in “Year of Wonders,” a historical novel about an English village hit by the plague in the 17th century. (New York Times)
Kids Shouldn’t Need Inhalers to Enjoy Summer
For kids with asthma and other respiratory illnesses, summer can mean monitoring air pollution alerts to avoid danger. Asthma strikes one out of every 10 school-aged children in the United States, according to studies, and if yours is one of those children, then you know the terror of watching them gasp for breath in an asthma attack. (CNN)