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Stanford Researchers Making Advancements in Parkinson's Treatment

Stanford Researchers Making Advancements in Parkinson's Treatment

"We have high hopes that discoveries...will fuel the development of new, personalized treatments for a range of neurological disorders."
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Mills High School Ranked as One of U.S. Top Schools by Newsweek

Mills High School Ranked as One of U.S. Top Schools by Newsweek

Mills High School has a graduation rate of 92 percent; 97 percent of students are college bound; and students scored an average of 1703 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT.
Homework Free Thanksgiving Holiday at Mills High School

Homework Free Thanksgiving Holiday at Mills High School

The intent is to reduce student stress and workload.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National test score results released Thursday.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
County Investigates What Made 48 Stanford Students Sick

County Investigates What Made 48 Stanford Students Sick

The sick students, all residents of the Florence Moore Hall dormitory on campus, suffered flu-like symptoms including vomiting.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.
Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

The comedian says part of the problem can be solved by just not giving kids phones.
Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Help your little one get a good start to the day with these easy-to-make, healthy morning meals.
After the Navy Yard Shooting: What to Know About Your School’s Lockdown Policies

After the Navy Yard Shooting: What to Know About Your School’s Lockdown Policies

I was skeptical of them at first. But the more I’ve researched, the more I believe in their importance.
Can Smartphones Make Smart Students? Schools Think So

Can Smartphones Make Smart Students? Schools Think So

No more pencils, no more books. iPads, smartphones and other technology find their way into the classroom.