Separation anxiety in children going to school
Separation anxiety in children going to school

Separation anxiety that presents itself in children going to school is a regular part of childhood development for many kids. However, it can be very distressing to both the child and the parents.

Kids' grades may suffer when families move
Kids' grades may suffer when families move

Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.

Frat brothers keep chugging despite anti-booze efforts
Frat brothers keep chugging despite anti-booze efforts

The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.

Eating disorders seem more common in schools where girls predominate
Eating disorders seem more common in schools where girls predominate

Eating disorders may be more prevalent at schools where a greater portion of the student body is female, a new study suggests.

Schools in most states skimp on phys ed
Schools in most states skimp on phys ed

Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds.

Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines
Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines

The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.

School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home
School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home

Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.

Good sleep habits ready kids for school success
Good sleep habits ready kids for school success

Children who have good sleep habits by age 5 do better at school, a new study finds.

Head lice no cause for panic
Head lice no cause for panic

Most parents have at one time or another received the dreaded school notice: a case of head lice has been detected in your child's class.

Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn
Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn

Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.

Exercise + classwork may = better math scores
Exercise + classwork may = better math scores

Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests.

Uncorrected eye problem linked to learning issues for preschoolers
Uncorrected eye problem linked to learning issues for preschoolers

Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

Texting after dark may harm teens' sleep, grades
Texting after dark may harm teens' sleep, grades

Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

Parent's depression may harm child's grades
Parent's depression may harm child's grades

A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.

College kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices
College kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices

College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices -- such as smartphones -- for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.

Why learning a second language is easier for some
Why learning a second language is easier for some

New research helps explain why learning a second language is easier for some adults than others.

How to raise cultured kids
How to raise cultured kids

Do you long for your child to choose the symphony over SpongeBob and couscous over mac ’n’ cheese? Raising a cultured kid can be easier than you think.

October 2nd, 12:38 PM EDT
Resources for Connecticut school shooting
Resources for Connecticut school shooting

For those looking for information regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, here are some resources.

December 14th, 1:55 PM EST
Create a soda bottle rainforest
Create a soda bottle rainforest

Here is a green science project idea that's sure to put your kid at the head of the class. It's a rainforest terrarium made from an old soda bottle.

September 17th, 4:39 PM EDT
Mars rover Curiosity and will.i.am collaborate to inspire students to "Reach for the Stars”
Mars rover Curiosity and will.i.am collaborate to inspire students to "Reach for the Stars”

Tastemaker will.i.am, best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, has collaborated with NASA to transmit a song to Earth from the surface of Mars.

August 29th, 3:43 PM EDT
Summer homework battles
Summer homework battles

You're still sitting on the beach, but unfinished summer projects for school -- posters, reading assignments, essays -- loom large. Here's how to make the job less painful.

July 6th, 4:59 PM EDT
What you may not know about your school nurse
What you may not know about your school nurse

Your school nurse's responsibilities go beyond fixing scrapes. Here's a primer on her role -- and how to help her help you.

September 6th, 12:38 PM EDT
Summer athletes need to take extra precaution
Summer athletes need to take extra precaution

Hot weather can cause problems – even for healthy individuals. Any type of training in heat and humidity can put children and teens at risk of heat exhaustion and, in extreme cases, circulatory collapse or heat stroke.

July 5th, 3:38 PM EDT

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