Make Search Engines Work for You: Tips for Better Searches - October 27, 2011 02:00 PM
No search engine is perfect, but armed with a few tips for better searching you can get great results out of (almost) any search engine.
Back-to-School Basics - September 07, 2010 07:00 AM
The end of summer is a study in trade-offs: book time replaces pool time; loungewear is swapped for school-wear; and strict schedules oust free time in a blatant reminder that the summer’s over. Start off on the right foot with the following resources for organizing, communicating and planning, during your child’s return to the classroom.
Volunteer Opportunities for Kids - July 07, 2010 06:30 PM
For kids who might get bored over summer vacation, volunteering might be just the thing. A study by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that in 2004, 15.5 million kids between the ages of 12 and 18 volunteered more than 1.3 billion hours. If you’re a busy parent or teacher, or a student looking for ways to get involved, try the resources we’ve found, which include kid-specific volunteer opportunities and tips for getting kids motivated.
Will Color-Coding Wikipedia Make It a Trustworthy Source? - September 02, 2009 07:00 AM
In its ongoing struggle to balance giving users unrestricted editing privileges with its desire to be a credible source of information, Wikipedia is testing out color-coding questionable encyclopedia content.
Cholesterol News for Kids Not as Bad as Doctors Thought - February 18, 2009 11:58 AM
Despite recommendations last year that doctors give children as young as 8 cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts now say most teens don’t need them.
Flu Strain Spreading Through US Is Resistant to Popular Treatment - December 22, 2008 12:32 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that a flu strain spreading through the United States is resistant to the drug Tamiflu.
Some Georgia Schools Stop Selling Junk Food - November 04, 2008 09:58 AM
To protect the federal funding they receive from the National School Lunch Program, some Georgia schools will stop selling junk food to kids.
University in Arkansas Grapples with Shooting that Kills Two - October 27, 2008 10:45 AM
Classes are canceled, students are shaken, and perpetrators remain at large, following a school shooting at the University of Central Arkansas Sunday night.
Wall Street Losses Could Mean Big Gains for Students - October 21, 2008 12:30 PM
More professionals from the financial sector are leaving behind familiar territory and working to inspire kids in the classroom.
What’s Next for No Child Left Behind? - October 17, 2008 06:00 PM
Leading educators wonder what the presidential candidates will bring to the table for No Child Left Behind.
Ketchup Banned From Some School Lunchrooms in Wales - October 14, 2008 08:58 AM
In an effort to get kids eating fresher, healthier foods, some schools in Wales have stopped offering ketchup with lunch.
Income, Parental Education Significantly Affect Children’s Health - October 10, 2008 12:19 PM
A new study has found that poverty and a lack of parental education prevent some children from living past their first birthdays.
Gardasil: Medical Necessity or Marketing Success? - October 09, 2008 06:15 PM
Even after reports of negative health effects, a quarter of girls aged 13–17 have received Merck’s HPV vaccine, due in large part to its marketing campaign.
More Schools Banning Birthday Cake - October 06, 2008 01:55 PM
Some schools in Minnesota are attempting to curb misbehavior and improve nutrition by putting an end to the tradition of kids bringing birthday treats to class.
FDA Unsure on Cold Medicine for Small Children - October 03, 2008 05:14 PM
The FDA is hesitant to institute a ban on cold medication for young children. Yet some pediatricians say that cold medications for young children do more harm than good.
The ‘College Portrait’ Encourages Transparency Among US Colleges - October 02, 2008 07:00 AM
Colleges and universities are participating in a project that could place them at the vanguard of the higher education accountability movement.
Schools Teaching Higher Numbers of Homeless Students - September 30, 2008 10:00 AM
School districts around the country are learning how to cope with more homeless students in their classrooms.
Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences - September 30, 2008 12:30 AM
For some students, the 2008 school year is nearly a month old. For parents, this means parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. Here are some tips for having a productive discussion with your child’s teacher, when it comes time to discuss your child’s progress.
Emergency Text-Message Alerts Unreliable, Study Finds - September 27, 2008 11:58 AM
Campus alert systems have become common in the wake of tragedies such as the Virginia Tech massacre, but one researcher criticizes them as ineffective.
Facebook Block Party Demonstrates Power, Peril of Social Networking - September 23, 2008 10:02 AM
The story of a block party that spiraled out of control through Facebook underscores the impact that social networking sites can have.
Project-Based Education Prepares Students for 21st Century Challenges - September 23, 2008 06:56 AM
Project-based learning is being used to prepare students to tackle the issues of the 21st century by challenging them with real-world problems.
Best Sites for Elementary School Students - September 23, 2008 12:30 AM
After spending 2,100 hours in school per year, elementary school kids often confess that they don’t always find a classroom setting to be an ideal place for learning. A different learning environment, such as after school or at home might be able to offset the stress kids experience in the classroom
. There are many ways to keep kids encouraged by awaking their innate desire for learning. Help kids to break out of the classroom box, and stimulate their imagination, curiosity, and learning styles.
‘Super Lice’ Plaguing Some Schools - September 19, 2008 09:42 AM
A new form of “super lice” affecting school children has adults looking for answers on how to get rid of them.
Slang Dictionaries Help Parents Crack Teen Codes - September 15, 2008 06:54 AM
Parentline Plus, a parental charity in Britain, has just launched an online dictionary of teen slang to help parents better communicate with their kids.
VMA Host’s Jibe Puts Promise Rings, Abstinence-Only Education in Spotlight - September 12, 2008 05:22 PM
Comedian Russell Brand made fun of the Jonas Brothers’ vow of abstinence until marriage, fueling the currently popular topic of teen sex and pregnancy.
Kids with Unpaid Bills Lose Lunches at Some U.S. Schools - September 11, 2008 04:01 PM
Rising food prices have forced school cafeterias to tighten their belts and cut back on what they feed kids who have overdue lunch bills.
Is Homework Helpful or Harmful? - September 09, 2008 01:25 PM
The return of students to the classroom raises the question of whether homework is an effective educational tool, or an unnecessary stressor and burden on students.
Is Social Networking Working? - September 09, 2008 12:30 AM
Social networking sites have “rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of internet users,” according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. But how are such sites changing our social habits, and is the change for better or for worse?
Back to School Means Classes for Parents Too - September 05, 2008 11:15 AM
The “Parent Academy,” a parental education program first implemented by Florida’s Miami-Dade County School District in 2005, has inspired similar courses elsewhere in America.
Play-Based Education Used to Teach Conservation - September 03, 2008 02:42 PM
Outdoor play-based learning takes going green to another level, making environmentalism accessible to toddlers, while giving their brains a break.