Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary
Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other night of the year, according to experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bill Would Overhaul No Child Left Behind
Senator Tom Harkin’s bill would dismantle the provisions of the Bush-era law that used standardized test scores to label tens of thousands of public schools as failing.
Stutterer Speaks Up in Class; His Professor Says Keep Quiet
At the County College of Morris in New Jersey, a history teacher showed little patience with Philip Garber Jr. when he raised his hand.
Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Better Toddler Talk
Women who took folic acid supplements in the first two months of pregnancy were less likely to have kids with severe language delays in a new study from Norway.
Got Water? Schools Scramble to Provide Kids Most Basic Supply
Across the country, administrators are scrambling to comply with a new federal requirement that free drinking water be offered at lunch as part of an ongoing push to improve the health of the nation’s 49 million public school children.
Foster Children Gain Protection from ID Theft
A new federal law intended to protect foster children from identity theft is just the first step to ensuring foster children enter adulthood with a clean slate, said the Rhode Island congressman behind the initiative.