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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Chicago School Closings Provoke Parents’ Confusion, Anger
Nanette Fouch does not understand why her granddaughter may have to transfer from a Chicago elementary school earmarked to close partly because of poor academics to one where students scored even lower on a recent standardized test. (via Huffington Post)

Violent Video Games are a Risk Factor for Criminal Behavior and Aggression, New Evidence Shows
People are quick to point the finger or dismiss the effect of violent video games as a factor in criminal behavior. New evidence from Iowa State researchers demonstrates a link between video games and youth violence and delinquency. (via ScienceDaily)

A High School Where the Students are the Teachers
If high school students took charge of their education with limited supervision, would they learn? A Massachusetts school is finding out. (via TIME)

Study Clarifies Link Between Fertility Treatments and Neurological Problems in Kids
Children born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments have shown a higher risk of developmental problems, but what is responsible for the heightened risk? (via TIME)

Albany Moves to End Standoff in New York City Over Teachers Evaluations
Amid rising concerns about the promotion and consumption of energy drinks, researchers released new data Thursday suggesting energy drinks may negatively affect heart rhythm and blood pressure. (via The New York Times)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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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