Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Babies Lip-Read, May Offer Autism Clues
For years, the conventional wisdom was that babies learned how to talk by listening to their parents. But a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that our little angels are using more than their ears to acquire language.
Young U.S. Citizens in Mexico Brave Risks for American Schools
Called “transfronterizos,” these students migrate between two nations every day, straining the resources of public school districts and sparking debate among educators.
More Schools Likely to Lose Accreditation, Experts Say
As anxiety over the academic performance of public schools grows, experts say it’s likely that more schools and school districts will lose public or private accreditation.
NJ Mom Gives Birth to Child on Train to NYC
A New Jersey woman got the morning commute of her life when she gave birth to her first child on a PATH commuter train to New York.
Mom Claims CHOP Refuses to Give Special Needs Child Transplant
Mother says that a doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia refused to recommend transplant surgery for her 3-year-old because the girl is mentally disabled.
Group Petitions to Bring Breastfeeding Back to Sesame Street
Women rely on both breast feeding and bottles to feed their babies, says a group that supports nursing in public. So why does Sesame Street show bottle-feeding exclusively?