Education News

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2/22/2016
Charlie Sheen's HIV Announcement Sparked Interest in Disease: Study

Internet searches surged after celebrity's disclosure that he has virus that causes AIDS

2/16/2016
More Evidence That Poor Sleep Could Lower Teens' Grades

High school students who hit the sack before 11 p.m. had higher grades on average, research shows

2/15/2016
Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School

But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

2/12/2016
Uncorrected Eye Problem Linked to Learning Issues for Preschoolers

Farsightedness can affect kids' readiness for school and may lead to literacy problems

2/5/2016
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

2/1/2016
Views of Green Space Help Students Perform Better: Study

Being able to see nature led to greater stress recovery, too

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

1/26/2016
Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

1/20/2016
Why Learning a Second Language Is Easier for Some

Study found adults who learned French more easily had more connections between certain areas of brain

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/19/2016
Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students

When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

1/4/2016
New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals

Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

12/11/2015
Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

12/9/2015
CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

11/12/2015
California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

11/10/2015
Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School

Deficits in academic performance tend to rise along with severity of the defect, study finds

11/2/2015
Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills

Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/5/2015
Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful

Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

10/5/2015
State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

9/28/2015
Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

9/28/2015
Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts

New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

9/22/2015
More Educated More Likely to Delve Into the Arts, Study Finds

Income, social status didn't predict participation in cultural pursuits

9/18/2015
'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

9/15/2015
Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine

Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

9/11/2015
Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds

Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

9/8/2015
Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

9/5/2015
With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

8/28/2015
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

8/27/2015
Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

Although youngsters put produce on their trays, they're throwing out about a third more, study found

8/16/2015
Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

8/15/2015
Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury

Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

8/10/2015
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

8/8/2015
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

8/6/2015
Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study

Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

7/30/2015
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

7/24/2015
High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains

Study suggests music instruction can help students do better in school

7/16/2015
Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds

Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

7/8/2015
Less Education May Mean Shorter Lifespan, Study Suggests

But research only uncovered an association, not cause-and-effect relationship

7/1/2015
Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost

Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

6/30/2015
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

6/22/2015
Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

6/15/2015
'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/11/2015
Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

6/11/2015
Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus

Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

5/20/2015
Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study

Many raped when incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, researchers find

5/18/2015
Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say