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Monday, October 6, 2014

Prevent childhood obesity by eating meals together

The Health Site – Editorial

“Want to protect your child be being obese? Make sure you eat meals with them. Even having as few as one or two family meals a week during adolescence may protect your kids from being obese when they turn into adults, says a study.” (more)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Homeless High Schoolers Face Barriers to Education

U.S. News & World Report – Alexandra Pannoni

“Homelessness among public school students is at an all-time high, and teens without a home face unique challenges…Some teens are homeless with their families. But others are on their own, simply trying to get through life without anyone looking out for their well-being…” (more)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

NPR – Cory Turner

“We’ve heard the arguments, the warnings, the prescriptions. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids’ entertainment screen time be limited “to less than one or two hours per day.” And for kids under 2: none at all.” (more)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Your Baby’s Brain, Part 1: Nurture Is As Important As Nature

The Huffington Post – Dr. Gail Cross

“Do you remember the exact moment you held your baby for the first time? I bet that you do. Most of us mothers can remember that moment as if it were yesterday.” (more)

Report: Today’s Families Vastly Different from 20, 50 Years Ago

Education News – Grace Smith

“Do families of today look anything like families of 50 or even 20 years ago? According to Today’s Catholic News, they do not. Now, with blended and extended families, divorce, remarriage, cohabitation, worldwide migration, economic turmoil and war, the old model of mother, father, and children is getting harder to find.” (more)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Back to school: How parents can fight the fear of math

CBC News – Janet Davison

“Education experts would say MacArthur is on to something, particularly in a world where angst over mathematics reigns supreme as Canadian students falter in international test results, and parents become flustered with teaching methods that are unfamiliar to those who grew up memorizing times tables.” (more)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

John Kitzhaber to begin big push for parents to tell stories to little kids

Oregon Live – Betsy Hammond

“Kitzhaber and Umqua Bank executive Ray Davis will launch the “stORytime” campaign Monday at Bridger Elementary in Southeast Portland, Kitzhaber aides announced Friday.”(more)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Father’s education level strongest factor in child’s success at school – study

The Guardian – Richard Adams

“A father’s level of education is the strongest factor determining a child’s future success at school, creating a self-reinforcing cycle of poverty and lack of achievement passed down from parents to children in Britain, according to research.” (more)

Children ‘being failed in early years’

BBC – Nick Triggle

“The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health expert says.” (more)

It’s Time to Reimagine School Information

Education Next – John Bailey and Tom Vander Ark

“Federal law requires that all 50 states publish an annual report card for every public school in the state. But presenting complex student and school performance data in a format that meets federal and state requirements, is accessible across multiple platforms, and is user-friendly is an incredibly daunting task. Many state departments of education may not have the capacity to handle what is essentially a design issue, especially at a time when state resources are limited and the demands on departments are many.” (more)