Posts Tagged ‘ teaching ’

Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, October 24th, 2008

News_image_newOne in 26 U.S. children has food allergies, an 18 percent increase since 1997, according to new CDC data. San Francisco Chronicle

Why American schools are increasingly recruiting teachers from other countries.
USA Today

Looking for a deal? Check your email—online retailers are blasting out major discounts to subscriber lists to stir up sales. Yahoo! News

Some counties are cracking down on truancy with tough laws that can mean jail time for parents whose kids skip too much school. CNN

Scary fact: Half of American doctors claim to regularly prescribe placebos, finds a new survey.
New York Times

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

News_image_newNever leave your kid alone in the car—child safety advocates are pushing states to make this child death risk illegal. USA Today

Texting like crazy may actually be improving your kid’s English skills.

The competition for private kindergarten spots in New York City is as intense as ever. The New York Times

Meningitis is a fast-acting, deadly disease—so why aren’t more parents vaccinating their children against it? The Wall Street Journal

Men adopt children at a higher rate than women and only 1% of single moms put their babies up for adoption, finds the first federal survey on U.S. adoption.
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Spankin’ New Headlines

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Why playing on artificial turf may be dangerous.
The Philadelphia Inquirer

New toy safety regulations that vary state by state are frustrating manufacturers—but protecting kids. The Washington Post

How some school districts are finding ways to make their cafeterias organic and healthier. Los Angeles Times

Ever wonder what happens after you drop your kids off at day care? A mom tries working at one. Slate

Many elementary teachers aren’t properly schooled in math, a new study finds. Yahoo! News

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

News_image_newMassachusetts moms are most likely to give birth to multiples. Boston Globe

Why are so many babies being born prematurely?
Chicago Sun-Times

Too young for "High School Musical"? Parents worry that their toddlers are fans. MSNBC

DNA tests can help adoptees figure out their biological fathers’ surnames.
BBC News

As schools budget for 2008-2009, the price of fuel is sending planned expenses through the roof.
Wall Street Journal

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

News_image_newGetting kids interested in philanthropy one $10 malaria net at a time. New York Times

Is it cool to write about your kids? Emily Bazelon debates the ethics of using your children as subjects. Slate

Being a good student: Researchers pinpoint an important new skill. Newsweek

Scientists explore why the proportion of male versus female births is declining. The Age

Why are most people optimists?
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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, May 9th, 2008

News_image_newWhen should you have babies? The widening gap between culture and biology. NPR

Some schools are implementing single-sex classes to help boys catch up. Boston Globe
Is your child addicted to video games? U.S. News & World Report

An Arkansas woman, Michelle Duggar, is pregnant with her 18th child! (She wrote an article for us back when she had only 14…) Yahoo! News

Facebook is making changes to protect its younger users.
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Better than an Apple for the Teacher

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

As you are preparing for Mother’s Day, you should also keep in mind that the week prior is Teacher Appreciation Week. I’m of the belief that we should celebrate teachers everyday (and Moms too for that matter), but I guess it can’t hurt to have an annual reminder.



Skip to My Lou posted this ab fab gift idea that just sends me—use a cheap-o drugstore pill box and fill it with a weeks-worth of punny notes and gifts for the teacher. (I know what you’re thinking—that in addition, a few muscle-relaxers would make a teacher feel really appreciated.) She has come up with an adorable list of teacher appreciation sayings that you can download straight from her site, along with some how-to’s for the little filler gifts. Then you wrap it up in a cute little package, and it’s a full 7 days of appreciation. (The cute poem tag is download-able too.)

2-4-6-8…who do we appreciate? (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.)

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

News_image_newA new picture book helps kids understand why mommy is getting plastic surgery. Newsweek

A chemical in certain plastics may pose a risk to babies, children, and fetuses, a government report states. LA Times

Canceled flight? How to deal. Yahoo! News

Is it a good idea to be BFF with your daughter? Reuters

The rising cost of ingredients is causing some school systems to scale back on lunch options and consider price increases. Washington Post

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