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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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Simpsonville S.C. Places Police Officers in Elementary Schools at No Extra Cost
Every school day, Simpsonville, S.C., police officer Justin Chandler patrols the halls of Plain Elementary School. But Chandler is not a school resource officer, a position typically filled by specially trained officers who are stationed at schools to bolster security. Unlike many armed guards in public schools, Chandler’s position comes at no extra cost to local taxpayers. (via Huffington Post)

Seattle School Discipline Practices Under Investigation for Racial Bias
The U.S. Education Department is investigating whether Seattle’s public school district discriminates against black students by subjecting them to tougher and more frequent discipline than white students, agency and district officials said. (via Huffington Post)

U.S. Doctor’s Gutsy Move Led to Baby’s Cure from HIV
The doctor who cured an HIV infected baby for the first time is happier talking to children than to adults and is finding all the attention since the news came out a little overwhelming. (via Reuters)

Do More Women Need Diabetes Care When Pregnant?
A change in testing could nearly triple the number of women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy, but would catching milder cases help mother or baby? A government panel is urging more research to find that out before doctors make the switch. (via Fox News)

News Corp. Has a Tablet for Schools
For nearly two years, Joel I. Klein helped Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation weather a phone hacking scandal at the company’s British tabloids with the promise that he would eventually be able to return to the role the company hired him for: to spearhead News Corporation’s new venture into the public school market. That day has finally come. (via The New York Times)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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Texas School System Finance Plan Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
The system Texas uses to fund public schools violates the state’s constitution by not providing enough money to school districts and failing to distribute it fairly, a judge ruled Monday in a landmark decision that could force the Legislature to overhaul the way it pays for education. (via Huffington Post)

Adult Diabetes Drug May Work in Very Obese Youth
A drug originally approved to treat adults with diabetes may also help severely obese youths lose some weight, according to a new study. (via Reuters)

Where Do Babies Come From: Why a Super Bowl Ad Got It Wrong
“Dad, where do babies come from?” The opening line of Kia’s Super Bowl commercial doesn’t beat around the bush. The question spills forth during a car ride, making Dad’s eyes bug out before he quickly recovers and spins a fantastical story of a planet, Babylandia, from which newborns of every ilk originate. (via Time)

Researchers Pioneer Treatment for Viral Infection Common in Children
Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a new way in which a very common childhood disease could be treated. In the first year of life, 65 per cent of babies get infected by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). (via Science Daily)

Playtime: Affectionate, Less Controlling Mothers Have Strongest Relations with Their Children
Researchers long have evaluated the roles parents play in children’s development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that mothers’ directiveness, the extent to which they try to control the content and pace of young children’s play, varies based on the children’s ages and the mothers’ ethnicities. In addition, the study found that the more directive the mothers were during play, the less engaged children were with them and the more negative emotion the children displayed toward their mothers. (via Science Daily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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Novartis Recalls Cough Syrups Due to Cap Seal Defect
Novartis AG said on Thursday it is recalling 183 lots of cough syrup after discovering the child-resistant feature on some bottle caps was not functioning correctly. (via Reuters)

DaNita Wilson, Georgia Teacher, Accused Of Having Sex With 7 High School Students (VIDEO)
Georgia high school teacher DaNita Wilson was arrested Tuesday after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) launched an inquiry into her conduct. (via Huffington Post)

Voucher Expansion Proposed By Ohio Gov. Kasich: Ed Today
Vouchers To Grow In Ohio? In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich’s (R) budget plan would reduce funding gaps between wealthy and poor public school districts and also create a new voucher program, reports the Columbus Dispatch. (via Huffington Post)

Childhood Obesity Linked to Multiple Sclerosis
A new study has found an association between childhood obesity and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenagers. Though still rare, pediatric MS is more common now than it was 30 years ago. (via Fox News)

Price Middle School Shooting: Wounded Student Recovering After Fellow Teen Opened Fire
A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: CDC
Moms-to-be should get a booster tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy to help protect their infants from whooping cough, according to a new vaccine schedule released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (via Reuters)

Arizona Bills Require Constitution Loyalty Oath, Pledge Of Allegiance By Public School Students
Two Arizona lawmakers are stirring Constitutional debate and threats of legal action after introducing bills that would require the state’s students to express love of country under God. (via Huffington Post)

Placebo As Good As Most Drugs for Kids’ Migraines
A drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in kids and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a new review of past evidence. (via Reuters)

Texas Public Schools Teaching ‘End Times’ Theology, Creationism: Study
Students in Texas’ public schools are still learning that the Bible provides scientific evidence that the Earth is 6,000 years old, that astronauts have discovered “a day missing in space in elapsed time” that affirms biblical stories of the sun standing still and moving backwards, and that the United States was founded as a Christian nation based on biblical Christian principles. (via Huffington Post)

Generation C: Is Caffeine the Next Kids’ Health Crisis?
Recently my 12-year-old son came home and told us he had an energy drink at a parent-supervised party. We were shocked. Why would parents who would never allow cigarettes or alcohol make caffeine-spiked beverages available to pre-teens? My son said it was no big deal; all of his friends were drinking them after school. (via Health)

‘Learning Community’ Nebraska Program Brings Diversity To Some Highly Segregated Public Schools
Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the “absolute coolest” thing about Wilson Focus School, part of an innovative educational model called the Learning Community that provides students opportunities to attend diverse schools in highly segregated areas. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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Obesity Declining in Young, Poorer Kids: Study
The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or “extremely obese” has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. (via Reuters)

Video Games Fail to Stoke Kids’ Appetite for Fruit
Healthy food advertising in the form of online games doesn’t make kids crave more wholesome snacks, according to a new study from the Netherlands. (via Reuters)

Farewell to Aspies: Some Families Reluctant to Let Go of Asperger’s Diagnosis
The news that the term “Asperger’s syndrome” will soon cease to exist has some parents concerned – especially parents raising “Aspie” children. (via Today)

City Prepares for a Strike, Maybe This Week, by School Bus Drivers
The possibility of a strike by New York City’s school bus drivers inched closer on Sunday, with the schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, detailing contingency plans for the 152,000 public and private students who could be affected, as, steps away, hundreds of bus drivers, union leaders and parents noisily protested the loss of job security in new contracts. (via New York Times)

11 States Get Failing Grades on Public School Policies From Advocacy Group
In just a few short years, state legislatures and education agencies across the country have sought to transform American public education by passing a series of laws and policies overhauling teacher tenure, introducing the use of standardized test scores in performance evaluations and expanding charter schools. (via New York Times)

Jeremiah, High School Junior, Creates Social Accounts To Spread Compliments At School
To combat bullying and boost positivity at his school, one student is going online and posting compliments on Twitter about many of his classmates. His account, @westhighbros, has tweeted over 3,000 nice messages since it launched in October 2011. (via Huffington Post)

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Who’s to blame? Girls fighting girls a growing trend
[Video] (MSNBC)

Breast-feeding feeds babies’ big brains, study suggests
Why some animals, like humans, have bigger brains than others has long puzzled scientists. Now a new study adds weight to the idea that such brainy brawn in mammals is determined by the amount of maternal investment.  (MSNBC)

Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls
The curious nature of young children pushes them to explore, but they may be unsteady on their feet, increasing the likelihood of falls. (Yahoo News)

Airport Security Scans: What would your doctor do?
I was in the security line at an airport a few months ago when I watched a fellow passenger do something I’d never seen done before: He dissed the scan. (CNN)

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