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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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Activists to U.S. Education Department: Stop School Closings Now
Activists fighting school closings across the country converged at the U.S. Education Department on Tuesday to demand federal action to stop the shutdowns, which they say disproportionately affect poor and minority students. (via The Washington Post)

Excessive Alcohol Use When You’re Young Could Have Lasting Impacts On Your Brain
There is growing evidence for the lasting impact of alcohol on the brain. Excessive alcohol use accounts for 4% of the global burden of disease, and binge drinking particularly is becoming an increasing health issue. (via Science Daily)

Illinois School Shooting Drill: Cary-Grove High School to Fire Blanks In Hallway, Angering Parents
A suburban Chicago high school is planning to hold a controversial and unprecedented new drill: a simulation of a “code red simulation” that will involve the firing of blank bullets in the hallway in an effort to give students and staff “some familiarity with the sound of gunfire.” (via Huffington Post)

School Closures Violate Civil Rights, Protesters Tell Arne Duncan
The standards-based education reform movement calls school change “the civil rights issue of our time.” But about 220 mostly African American community organizers, parents and students from 21 cities from New York to Oakland, Calif., converged on Washington Tuesday to tell U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan he’s getting it backwards on school closures. (via Huffington Post)

GOP Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons Rejected In Colorado
Colorado teachers will not be carrying concealed weapons at schools any time soon. In Senate committee on Monday, Colorado Democrats rejected a Republican bill that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Chemotherapy Appears Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Treating pregnant cancer patients with powerful chemotherapy drugs appears not to harm their unborn children, but pre-term delivery to avoid subjecting them to chemotherapy does, according to a study by cancer experts on Tuesday.

What Creates Picky Eaters: Pressure to Eat
Urging kids to chow down can have the opposite effect, study shows.

Maryland Health Officials Propose Banning Crib Bumpers
Maryland health officials on Tuesday proposed a ban on sales of crib bumper pads out of concern that they can cause babies to suffocate — a move that would make that state the first to prohibit sales of the popular infant bedding product.

Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising
The use of stimulant medications such as Ritalin or Adderall in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is continuing to climb, although at a slower pace than in decades past, a new study finds.

Students’ Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated, Study Finds
Ignorance by American students of the basic history of the civil rights movement has worsened, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Parents of a Certain Age
Is there anything wrong with being 53 and pregnant? Exploring child-rearing’s final frontier.

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