Education News

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8/22/2014
College Prep 101

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

8/19/2014
Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

8/19/2014
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

8/17/2014
Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

8/16/2014
Settling Back-to-School Nerves

Expert offers parents tips on reducing anxieties, jitters for kids

8/15/2014
Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

8/14/2014
Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

8/12/2014
Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds

Students taught hand hygiene had similar number of sick days

8/12/2014
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

7/31/2014
Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

7/28/2014
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

7/27/2014
Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/9/2014
Same Genes May Influence Reading, Math Skills: Study

But genes don't set academic abilities in stone; experience matters too, experts say

6/27/2014
Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling

As years of school increased, so did degree of vision loss, study finds

6/24/2014
Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day

The practice should begin in infancy, American Academy of Pediatrics says, to prepare kids for school, life

6/23/2014
Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

6/20/2014
Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

6/19/2014
More Young Adults Not Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids

College graduates are most likely to put off childbearing, study finds

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

6/6/2014
Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?

Children who are physically fit might do better with reading, language skills, researchers report

6/6/2014
Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students

Restless nights affect academic performance as much as binge drinking and smoking pot, study suggests

6/2/2014
Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain

Even doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

5/21/2014
Good Grades = Bigger Bucks

Study found higher GPAs in high school were associated with higher incomes as adults

5/16/2014
Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

5/5/2014
Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study

Reading, math tests showed little difference in innate abilities compared to whites, other minorities

5/2/2014
Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study

18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

5/1/2014
Psst, Girls Have Been Better Students Than Boys for Decades

Study authors call female superiority a 'well-kept secret' that's been true for nearly 100 years

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

4/22/2014
Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study

Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/10/2014
More High School Athletes Complying With Concussion Guidelines, Study Finds

Awareness of precautions growing but improvement still needed, experts say

4/10/2014
Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say

4/9/2014
Free Drinking Water Available to Most U.S. Kids at School Lunch

Study found Southern schools doing best at meeting USDA rule

4/8/2014
Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

4/8/2014
Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

4/7/2014
Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits

Added physical activity is healthy for youngsters, but traffic poses danger, study finds

4/4/2014
Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

4/1/2014
Popular Kids May Be Targets for Bullying: Study

Competition for social status could play a role, researchers say

3/27/2014
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

3/23/2014
College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break

FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/11/2014
Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests

Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

3/10/2014
Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition

Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/6/2014
Shared Family Activities May Boost Preschoolers' Emotional Health

Eating dinner, having fun together can help kids learn to form good relationships

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

2/26/2014
Nurse Caseloads, Education Tied to Surgery Outcomes

Each case added to workload linked to higher risk of patient death, researchers say

2/22/2014
Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped