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Why schools should make sleep a priority
Why schools should make sleep a priority
Sleep. We all know kids need it, and without it, they don't perform as well in school. As we've reported in the past, the National Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to better align with the na...
When integrating a school, does it matter if you use class instead of race?
When integrating a school, does it matter if you use class instead of race?
Stronger Together is not the name of the latest social-media fitness app. It's a grant proposed in President Barack Obama's new budget, reviving an idea that hasn't gotten much policy attention in decades: diversity in public schools. If the request is...
9 out of 10 parents think their kids are on grade level. They're probably wrong
9 out of 10 parents think their kids are on grade level. They're probably wrong
In public radio's mythical Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." The first two conditions are merely unlikely. The third one is a mathematical absurdity. However, a new survey su...
The teen brain likes social media 'likes'
The teen brain likes social media 'likes'
Social media "likes" appear to have a powerful effect on the teen brain, new research suggests. Getting a large number of likes on their own photos or the photos of their peers activated the same brain circuits turned on by such things as eating chocol...