Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Just 60 Babies Adopted Last Year in England
The number of babies adopted in England fell to 60 last year despite a sharp rise in the number of children in care.
Hispanic Children in Poverty Exceed Whites, Study Finds
Hispanic children living in poverty in the United States outnumber poor white children for the first time, a demographic shift that was hastened by the recession, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Abducted Foster Children Found in Pennsylvania, Police Say
After nearly a week on the run, two fugitive parents and their eight children, who were abducted from foster care in Queens during a visit with their mother, were apprehended in Harrisburg, Pa., the authorities said Tuesday.
Don’t Call My Kid Fat! Parents Want Doctors to Talk About ‘Unhealthy Weight’
New research in the journal Pediatrics finds that Mom and Dad recoil when doctors describe their children as “fat” or “obese.” They would prefer to hear that their kids are hovering at an “unhealthy weight.”
Students and Teachers Protest Limits on Web Access
Some school leaders and education advocates have argued that the Internet can be a distraction in the classroom, and that blocking social media is also a way to protect students from bullying and harassment at school.
Parents Television Council Claims Victory in ‘Playboy Club’ Boycott
The conservative media-watchdog group, which has called for a boycott of the series, issued a release Wednesday crowing that seven advertisers have pulled out of the series since its premiere last week.