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Monday, February 11th, 2013
Cantor: Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Get U.S. Citizenship
A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months. (via Reuters)
Joe Arpaio, Steven Seagal Train Posses To Guard Schools
The self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” joined forces this weekend with action movie star Steven Seagal to train volunteer armed posse members to defend Phoenix-area schools against gunmen. (via Huffington Post)
Boys’ Classroom Behavior Impacts Grades, Study Finds
When your elementary school-aged son gets in trouble for acting up in class or playing too rough with another student, you might not be surprised if the teacher keeps him in from recess. But what if acting up was hurting his math grade? (via Today)
What Heals Traumatized Kids? Answers are Lacking
Shootings and other traumatic events involving children are not rare events, but there’s a startling lack of scientific evidence on the best ways to help young survivors and witnesses heal, a government-funded analysis found. (via Associated Press)
Bobby Jindal Shills For Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Education Reforms; Warriors Vs. Worriors: Ed Today
As Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) continued his push for education reforms in Virginia, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) stopped by for a little nudge in the right direction, reports the Associated Press. (via Huffington Post)
Striking New York City School Bus Drivers Hold Rally
Thousands of striking school bus drivers and their supporters staged a protest Sunday, calling New York’s mayor “heartless” a day before the city opens competitive bidding for new contracts. (via ABC News)
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Thousands of Families Split by US Immigration Efforts
The US drive to expel illegal immigrants has separated more than 5,000 children from their parents, and another 15,000 face a similar fate in the coming years, a study said Wednesday.
The Joys, and Frustrations, of Snow Days in November
Some districts in the New York region, where an October snowstorm caused widespread power failures, may have to shrink spring break or extend the school year.
Debunking the Myth of the ‘Freshman 15′
Contrary to college folklore, the dreaded “freshman 15″ — the notion that students gain 15 lbs. during their first year at school — is a myth, according to a study from Ohio State University.
Teens Don’t Know How to Lose Weight Properly
A study presented by a doctoral student at Temple University found that obese students have great interest in weight loss, but this intent can mean increased smoking and soda drinking.
Parents Help Their Underage Kids Get on Facebook, Survey Finds
A new survey of 1,007 parents has found that 36 percent were aware their children joined Facebook before age 13 and that a substantial percentage of those parents helped their kids lie about their age in order to join the social networking site.
Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot
Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws.
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday found that since the early 1990s, there’s been a 10 percent drop in prescription rates for antibiotics for kids 14 and younger.
Do Parents Put Too Much Pressure on Students?
In China, 68 percent of adults think parents pressure students too much, and just 11 percent think they don’t push them hard enough.
Domestic worker bill sparks outrage from parents
A bill making its way through the state legislature is supposed to
protect the rights of domestic workers, but critics said it will make it tough for parents to hire a babysitter.
Is “diet” a dirty word?
Here’s an update on the earlier post today about the controversial, new book (not yet available) “Maggie Goes on a Diet,” (Alohan, 2011) and how many experts, including the one quoted extensively in the previous post, believe that encouraging overweight children to diet can be psychologically damaging.