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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Parents Keep Watch on Newborns with Hospital Webcams
St. Jude Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the country to implement a webcam system in their NICU, allowing parents to bond from afar.

Newark School District in Debate Over State Control
The state took over Newark schools in 1995, but with an influx of money, some parents and officials have begun to seek more local control.

Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too
A drug called hydroxyurea that’s approved for use in adults with severe sickle cell anemia can also help young children with the disease, new research suggests.

‘Love Hormone’ May Buffer Kids From Mom’s Depression
Children born to mothers with postpartum depression are at increased risk for mental health problems, but a hormone called oxytocin may reduce the risk, according to a new study.

D.C. Schools Have Largest Black-White Achievement Gap in Federal Study
D.C. public schools have the largest achievement gap between black and white students among the nation’s major urban school systems, a distinction laid bare in a federal study released Wednesday.

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