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Can a Playground Be Too Safe?
Efforts to regulate playground equipment to prevent injuries may stunt emotional development, a new study suggests.

School Discipline Study Raises Fresh Questions
Raising new questions about the effectiveness of school discipline, a report scheduled for release on Tuesday found that 31 percent of Texas students were suspended off campus or expelled at least once during their years in middle and high school — at an average of almost four times apiece.

Geography Report Card Finds Students Lagging
Even as schools aim to better prepare students for a global work force, fewer than one in three American students are proficient in geography, with most eighth graders unable to explain what causes earthquakes or accurately describe the American Southwest, according to a report released Tuesday morning.

Birth control should be fully covered under health plans, report says
Contraceptives, sterilization and reproductive education should be covered by health insurance plans with no cost to patients under the health care reform law, a new report recommends.

‘Breast Milk Baby’ Coming to U.S. Market
A controversial doll that allows children to imitate the act of breast-feeding is coming to America.

Mothers jailed at Rikers Island don caps and gowns for parenting course graduation
The women, who have all been sentenced to less than a year at Rikers, attended biweekly lessons about parental discipline, communication skills and how to be positive role models in their children’s lives.

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