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Monday, March 18th, 2013
Armed Teachers Bill: Florida Rep. Greg Steube Meets Opposition In School Boards
Your child’s third-grade teacher might be packing more than a lesson plan in the classroom if a bill designed to make schools safer becomes law. (via Huffington Post)
Denver School Cheating, Moody’s Likes Philly School Closings: Ed Today
According to Ed News Colorado, about 35 high school students figured out how to go into their teachers’ computer system. They changed their grades on instant “mastery tests” to make it look as if they’d entered the correct answers in the first place. (via Huffington Post)
Despite Evidence, Parents’ Fears of HPV Vaccine Grow
More parents of teen girls not fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are intending to forgo the shots altogether – a trend driven by vaccine safety concerns, new research suggests. (via Reuters)
Grandparents Stepping Up to Help Fund Grandkids’ Education
Go to a workshop on how to pay for your kids’ college education, and you’ll see more gray hair in the audience than in years past. (via Today)
Faced With Eviction and Medical Bills, Parents Take Kids Along for Crime
Police in Utah say they’ve arrested a husband and wife bank robbery team that took their two young children along for the ride. (via ABC News)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: cheating, college education, gun safety, gun violence, guns in schools, HPV, HPV vaccination, News, Parents Daily News Roundup, paying for college, school safety, vaccine
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Asthma Drug May Stunt Growth Permanently
An inhaled drug commonly used to treat children with asthma cuts about half an inch off their height permanently, researchers reported. (via NBC)
Organic Food No More Nutritious Than Non-Organic, Study Finds
Organic produce and meat typically isn’t any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence. (via Reuters)
Students Who Skip School Don’t Get the Consequences, Study Says
Teens who skip school are less likely to graduate and attend college, but they don’t see it that way. (via Time)
Harvard Students in Cheating Scandal Say Collaboration Was Accepted
Harvard students suspected in a major cheating scandal said on Friday that many of the accusations are based on innocent — or at least tolerated — collaboration among students, and with help from graduate-student teachers who sometimes gave them answers to test questions. (via New York Times)
Preventing Pain from Heavy Backpacks
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, director of The Spine Service Division at New York University Medical Center, said parents would be surprised by the average weight of backpacks. (via Fox News)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: asthma, backpacks, cheating, Harvard, Noelia de la Cruz, Nutrition, organic, Parents Daily News Roundup, students, teens
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Learning to Drive With A.D.H.D.
Learning to drive is hard and scary for many teenagers, but the challenges are significantly greater for adolescents who have attention problems.
SAT and ACT to Tighten Rules After Cheating Scandal
Stung by cases of cheating among Long Island high school students, the college entrance exams will now require students to upload photos when they register.
Moms Say It’s Too Hard to Breast-Feed for the Recommended Six Months
A Scottish study finds that moms think the advice to breast-feed for six months is unrealistic. They call for scaling back expectations, but advocates say that’s the wrong approach.
Grandparents Pitch in with Cash to Help Raise Grandkids
Everyone expects grandparents to splurge on gifts for their grandkids, but a new study finds that in many cases the older generation is also spending money to help their progeny with basic needs.
‘Mad Men’ Star Sings Praises of Eating Placenta
January Jones swears by a hearty serving of placenta to help fight exhaustion, and other advocates say it helps battle post partum depression. But studies have yet to prove the maternal benefits.
Alicia Silverstone Chews Food for Her 11-Month-Old Child, Bear Blu
The actress and animal rights activist posted a video herself feeding her son breakfast on her popular health food website TheKindLife.com over the weekend. The video shows the actress taking a spoonful of food, chewing it, and then passing it open-mouth to her little one.
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: ADHD, alicia silverstone, Breast Feeding, breastfeeding, cheating, grandparents, January Jones, placenta, placenta pills, SAT, teen driving
Friday, January 20th, 2012
New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests
Proposed changes in the definition of autism would sharply reduce the skyrocketing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed and might make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services, a new analysis suggests.
Unsafe Abortions on the Rise: New Global Analysis
Unsafe abortions are on the rise across the world, according to a new global analysis by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization.
Many Teen Moms Say They Didn’t Think They Could Get Pregnant
A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.
Government Seeks Help to Stop Teacher-Led Cheating
The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out “testing irregularities.”
Agency: Iran Shuts Down Shops Selling Barbie Dolls
Police have closed down dozens of toy shop for selling Barbie dolls, part of a decades-long crackdown on signs of Western culture in Iran, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday.
Georgia Mom Arrested for Allowing 10-Year-Old to Get Tattoo
A Georgia mother who was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old to get a tattoo said she had no idea it was illegal for him to get one, even with her consent.
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Working Moms Multitask Way More than Dads — and Hate It
According to a new study published in the December issue of the journal American Sociological Review, working moms not only multitask more frequently than working dads but also experience more negative emotions.
Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats
Child safety and booster seats protect children of all weights, including those on the heavy side. That’s the finding of a new study that looked at nearly 1,000 children, aged 1 to 8 years, who were involved in crashes.
Children with HIV in Asia Resistant to AIDS drugs
Teenagers in Asia receiving treatment for HIV are showing early signs of osteoporosis and children as young as five are becoming resistant to AIDS drugs, an anti-AIDS group said on Thursday, urging more attention be given to young HIV patients.
Poor Economy Leaves More Children at Risk
About 1.7 million Texas children — 26 percent of the total population — live below the federal poverty level, according to United States census data released this week.
Exam Cheating on Long Island Hardly a Secret
Charges that 20 students took SAT or ACT tests for others, or paid a test-taker, reflect the college admissions rat race.
Oops! Kentucky Dad Leaves Baby in Grocery Cart
Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and his three children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing — his 6-month-old infant.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Report: 1 in 5 U.S. Children at Risk of Hunger
The nonprofit Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks around the United States, reports one in five children are at risk of hunger. For children in African-American or Latino households, it’s closer to one in three.
Drugs Used for Psychotics Go to Youths in Foster Care
Foster children are being prescribed cocktails of powerful antipsychosis drugs just as frequently as some of the most mentally disabled youngsters on Medicaid, a new study suggests.
20 Students Now Accused in L.I. Case on Cheatings
What began as rumors at a Long Island high school has resulted in charges against 20 students and calls for widespread test reform.
Consumer Group Releases Annual ‘Trouble in Toyland’ Report
Just a few days before Black Friday signals the beginning of holiday shopping fury, the U.S. Public Interest Group has released its 26th annual “Trouble in Toyland” report, alerting consumers to the dangers and toxins that can still be found in children’s toys.
Parents of Flour Tots in Video: That Mess Was Real
“Kids Trash Home With Flour in Minutes” has become a viral sensation, with some two million views on YouTube in less than a week. But the video — showing Vince and Mary Napoli’s 3-year-old and 16-month old boys spreading flour willy-nilly all over the family living room — has elicited cries of hoax.
Doll’s Baby Talk Sounds Like Cursing
Parents question talking “You and Me” toy’s baby babble.
Friday, September 30th, 2011
After Arrest, a Wider Inquiry on SAT Cheating
When Samuel Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly accepting money to take the SAT for six Long Island high school students, testing officials said it was an isolated event. But school officials and prosecutors disagree, and a continuing investigation is focusing on other schools and students.
Does Fatherhood Make You Healthy?
A new study says being a dad decreases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Anneli Rufus on whether having a baby can lengthen your life—if the 3 a.m. feedings don’t kill you first.
10 Years of Hope, Trying to Save Abandoned Newborns
When Bloomington police officers pulled a newborn baby from a toilet early Sunday, it was the first time in more than a year that an unwanted Illinois infant had been left in a potentially dangerous place.
Fish Oil Pills Don’t Improve Kids’ Braininess
Despite some evidence that taking fish oil pills during pregnancy can help children’s brain development, a new study suggests that the supplements make no difference in measures of intellect when the kids are six years old.
Faith-healing Couple Found Guilty in Baby’s Death
In front of a packed courtroom Thursday afternoon, a jury found a faith-healing couple guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of their newborn, who died hours after his birth in 2009.
Colds and Stomach Bugs Not Tied to Cerebral Palsy
Despite concerns that a mother’s infections during pregnancy may raise her baby’s risk of cerebral palsy, common colds and stomach flu were not tied to the birth defect in a new study.
Friday, August 5th, 2011
Kids from Drug-Making Homes Mostly Healthy: Study
Most children raised in homes where illegal drugs are produced appear to be in good health, according to a small Canadian study.
Child a Handful? Laid-Back Parenting Can Make Matters Worse
Rates of depression and anxiety are reduced when kids are parented in a style that matches their personality, a new study shows.
Football Practice in the Heat: Should Moms Worry or Relax?
It’s August, the month when mothers of football-playing teenage boys have to make peace — or not — with fears of heat stroke.
Toy Keys with Remote Recalled due to Choking Hazard
About 1,080,000 sets of toy keys with remote and an additional 3,600 in Canada are being recalled by Battat Inc. after reports of keys and key rings breaking.
PA Joins States Facing a School Cheating Scandal
A total of 89 schools in Pennsylvania— 28 in Philadelphia — have been flagged by the state for, among other things, an improbably high number of score erasures on state exams, as well as questionable gains on reading and math tests.
Children Eating More, and More Frequently, Outside the Home
According to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, eating location and food source significantly impact daily energy intake for children. Foods prepared away from home, including fast food eaten at home and store-prepared food eaten away from home, are fueling the increase in total calorie intake.