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Studies Find School Air Pollution Affects Student Performance and Behavior

Studies Find School Air Pollution Affects Student Performance and Behavior

Students can face a number of obstacles that can prevent them from doing their best in school. Most parents try to minimize obstacles by working with teachers to address any issues, and by ensuring their kids get enough rest and proper nutrition to do their best. But there may be a relatively new challenge to…
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Has the Pressure of College Admissions Compromised Student Ethics?

Has the Pressure of College Admissions Compromised Student Ethics?

The college admissions process is usually handled on the case-by-case basis, once students meet specific academic requirements. But in the wake of the widespread celebrity college admissions scandal, many are questioning how students are chosen for admission into the best colleges. Aside from the cheating and bribery revealed in the recent scandal, new studies have…
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The School Reading List: Should Kids Choose the Books?

The School Reading List: Should Kids Choose the Books?

It’s hard to imagine making it through high school without reading at least one of Shakespeare’s plays. Students who wouldn’t otherwise pick up classics like To Kill A Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Scarlet Letter usually get exposure to them during their academic years. These literary masterpieces are woven into American culture, joining…
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Inspire Your Kids with Free Printable Coloring Pages from Museums and Libraries

Inspire Your Kids with Free Printable Coloring Pages from Museums and Libraries

The first concept of coloring an illustration reportedly dates back to 1612 when map illustrations were published with a poem by Michael Drayton and readers were encouraged to color them in. Despite the technological advances we’ve made since then, coloring remains a popular activity for both kids and adults today. In addition to the fact…
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Study Finds Younger Kids Are More Affected by Noisy Classrooms

Study Finds Younger Kids Are More Affected by Noisy Classrooms

For kids to learn, it’s imperative that they’re able to concentrate. Unfortunately, many classrooms are far from serene and peaceful. They’re often noisy and disruptive. Noise can be distracting for anyone, but a new study found that children may have a harder time listening and understanding what they hear if there are other noises in…
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Why Autism Rates Are Increasing in the U.S.

It’s National Autism Awareness Month. According to the CDC, autism is on the rise in the US, with one in 59 children now diagnosed with the condition. Learn why the rates may be increasing and some early symptoms to watch for.

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