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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
The Rise of Tablets as Textbooks
Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the East Coast in their textbooks. Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textbooks have given way to iPads and book bags are getting lighter. (via Huffington Post)
CPS Sex Education: Nation’s Third Largest District Extending Lessons to Kindergarteners (VIDEO)
Is five years old too young to begin receiving sex education lessons? Last week, Chicago Public Schools’ Board of Education approved expanding expanding sexual education in their schools as a means of addressing the high rates of gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases among the city’s teens, as well as a teen HIV rate that has risen 43 percent since 2000, DNAinfo Chicago reports. (via Huffington Post)
New Video Game Detects Vision Problems in Children
Technology is changing the way we view the world, and the American education system is no exception. With as many as one in four children living with undiagnosed vision disorders that may be affecting their performance in school, it’s more important than ever for kids to get screened early. (via Fox News)
New Allergy Guidelines Advises Giving Babies Peanuts Earlier
An article in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal highlights a new approach to combating food allergies: Introducing allergenic foods like peanut butter and eggs to babies as young as 4 to 6 months old, according to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (via Fox News)
Parents to Congress: Police No Solution to Mental Illness
Liza Long’s son first went into the juvenile justice system at 11. He’s mentally ill, but the woman who wrote the viral Internet essay “I am Adam Lanza’s mother” told Congress the police are often the only authorities who can help deal with violent, mentally ill children. (via NBC News)
Rate of Caesarean Deliveries Varies Widely Across U.S.
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The rate of Caesarean deliveries, the most common operating-room procedure performed in the United States, varies drastically among hospitals across the country, a new study has found, ranging from 7 percent of all births at the hospital with the lowest share of Caesarean deliveries to 70 percent at the hospital with the highest rate. (via New York Times)
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Friday, December 14th, 2012
Nation’s First Sex-Ed Standardized Testing Shows Students’ Gaps
Results from the first-ever standardized test about sex-education shows that fifth- and eighth-graders have a lot to learn about their bodies. (via ABC News)
Confirmation That Studying and Child Labor Are Incompatible, Study Finds
Labor conditions, the amount of hours and working during the morning are the factors that most negatively affect the academic development of children who work, researchers find. (via ScienceDaily)
What Parents Need to Know About Facebook’s New Privacy Controls
Facebook changed its privacy settings on Wednesday and it’s important to know what the new changes mean for users, especially your digitally-connected children. (via Mashable)
Less Post-Partum Depression Among Married Women, Study Finds
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Women who are married suffer less partner abuse, substance abuse or post-partum depression around the time of pregnancy than women who are cohabitating or do not have a partner, a new study has found. (via ScienceDaily)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
New Sex Education Standards Released
Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a coalition of health and education groups.
Most Toddler Vaccines Not Linked to Blood Disease
Although the MMR vaccine has been linked to a heightened risk of a rare blood disorder, other childhood vaccines do not appear to be, researchers reported Monday.
Mom’s Dying Wish: Breast Milk for Her Baby. How Nursing Moms Teamed Up to Provide It
Renee Noble, 42, gave birth to baby Violet on Nov. 17; she died on Dec. 15. In that shared span of one month, Noble, a mother of five from Chatham, N.Y., made a wish: that Violet be nourished by breast milk.
Breastfeeding Mom Takes on Facebook Nudity Policy
Facebook and breastfeeding activists are engaged in a battle over the posting of photographs that show mothers feeding their babies.
School Puts Troubled Kids in ‘Scream Room’
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Parents, many of whom have children at Farm Hill Elementary School in Middletown, Conn., are outraged about the way the school is dealing with misbehaving students.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
New York City Will Mandate Sex Education
For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City’s public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this school year, using a curriculum that includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.
Test Can Tell Fetal Sex at 7 Weeks, Study Says
A simple blood test that can determine a baby’s sex as early as seven weeks into pregnancy is highly accurate if used correctly, a finding that experts say is likely to lead to more widespread use by parents concerned about gender-linked diseases, those who are merely curious and people considering the more ethically controversial step of selecting the sex of their children.
Lying is part of child’s development, study confirms
A Canadian study says children who lie are really just developing their intelligence.
New baby, fat pet? Why pets get pudgy after baby arrives
A new — albeit unscientific — study from pet supplement company Flexcin International shows that pet obesity grows in households with a new baby.
Nation of adults who will write like children?
Most states don’t require children to learn cursive writing anymore. Some 46 states have adopted the Common Core Standards, a set of educational guidelines that do not require cursive writing as part of a school’s curriculum.
10-Year-Old Model’s Mom Defends Racy Vogue Pictures of Daughter
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The mother of a 10-year-old fashion model whose racy photo shoot in French Vogue reignited the debate about the sexualization of young girls has apparently defended her daughter’s work.