Parents Daily News Roundup
Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)
Roughly 40 percent of students planning engineering and science majors end up switching to other subjects or failing to get any degree.
Viewing Autism as Difference, Not Just Disability
A provocative new article suggests society has been biased in its view of autism and should accept the condition as one in which an individual presents unique capabilities.
Research: Video Games Help with Creativity in Boys and Girls
That finding, thought to be the first demonstration of a relationship between technology use and creativity, comes from a new study of nearly 500 12-year-olds in Michigan, conducted by researchers at Michigan State University’s Children and Technology Project.
Board Approves Idaho Online Class Requirement
Education officials on Thursday gave final approval to a plan that makes Idaho the first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.
The Sperm Bike: Cycling to Drum Up Sperm Donations
It’s not every day that you see a really large sperm on a really large bike. But starting next week, it’s going to become commonplace — at least in Seattle.
New Laws on Concussions Protect Student Athletes
A new Virginia law requires all schools to have concussion-management policies.