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Curbing Kids’ Screen Time is Hard: Study
Interventions designed to help kids lose weight by cutting back on the time they spend watching TV or playing video games are so far largely unsuccessful, according to a new report.

New Study Recommends “Obese-Proofing” Your Home
Whether or not your child becomes obese could greatly depend on parental behavior and the home environment, a new study reports.

Systematic Cheating is Found in Atlanta’s School System
A state investigation released Tuesday showed rampant, systematic cheating on test scores in this city’s long-troubled public schools, ending two years of increasing skepticism over remarkable improvements touted by school leaders.

Urban, Low-Income Kids More Likely to Walk or Bike to School
Children who live in low-income homes, with single parents and in cities are more likely than other children to walk or cycle to school, according to a new study.

Maryland Officials Scrap New Sunscreen Restrictions
Less than a day after dermatologists and parents said Maryland’s new policy on sunscreen at summer camps would make it far more likely that children would suffer skin damage, the state health department Saturday scrapped all of the restrictions it had imposed just three weeks ago.

As Budgets are Trimmed, Time in Class is Shortened
After several years of state and local budget cuts, thousands of school districts across the nation are gutting summer-school programs, cramming classes into four-day weeks or lopping days off the school year, even though virtually everyone involved in education agrees that American students need more instruction time.

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