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Why Kids Must Learn About Religion Much Earlier

Last weekend during a basketball playoff game, roughly 50 to 75 fans of a Catholic high school in Boston chanted: “You Killed Jesus” at the opposing …

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

In 2013, educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for <i>The Atlantic</i> in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn …

Babies are the only real ‘world citizens’. Check how they discern all sounds of all languages, no matter where.

In this short presentation, linguist Patricia Kuhl presents some startling data about how we acquire language, and most notably, the way our brain …

11-year-old St. Louis boy left alone with sister kills teen

<b>(CNN) —</b> An 11-year-old St. Louis-area boy left alone at home with his 4-year-old sister staved off several home invasion attempts before finally shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder, according to police.<p>At least one neighbor, however, offered a different account of the shooting, telling CNN …

Home Invasion

Isidore Newman in New Orleans opens Early Childhood Village | NOLA.com

With the completion of a $6.5 million project, including construction of a 19,000-square-foot facility, Green Trees Early Childhood Village at …

Former Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries

• The Hon Christian Porter was Minister for Social Services from 21 September 2015 to 20 December 2017.<br>• Senator the Hon Zed Seselja was Assistant …

The Most Meaningful College Majors

<i>As part of their 2014 - 2015 College Salary Report, Payscale.com asked survey respondents if they feel that their job "makes the world a better place," using the percentage of respondents in each field who said they derived a "high" level of meaning from their work to rank the associated 207</i> …

To Prevent Bullying, Focus On Early Childhood

<i>Co-authored by Kyle Snow, Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Research, National Association for the Education of Young Children</i><p>How do we prevent bullying? Despite decades of study and numerous programs claiming to be the solution to bullying, few programs have actually been shown to be effective. …

The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher's Perspective

When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.<p>When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an …

Early Childhood Education

3 States Defund and 13 States Investigate Planned Parenthood

The three states that recently denied taxpayers’ money to Planned Parenthood affiliates likely will be followed by others as public pressure mounts …

Planned Parenthood

Science says parenthood will make me miserable. Here's why I'm doing it anyway.

My wife is pregnant, so I have a personal stake in research on how parenthood affects people's happiness. And new research suggests that we're about to make a big mistake. As the Washington Post's headline puts it: "Parenthood is worse than divorce, unemployment — even the death of a partner."<p>The …

Stephen King

Should babies be banned from airplane flights? Why this mom thinks so

We're all guilty of it: Scanning the plane we're flying in, trying to figure out which of the youngest passengers among us is going to make the most noise during the flight.<p>And while many babies and toddlers are well-behaved during a flight, many are also fussy, weepy, and generally far from good …

David Conley, alleged killer of 6 children, says they were becoming ‘monsters’

By Lindsey Bever<p>Lindsey Bever<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Inside a segregation cell in a Houston jail, David Conley waits, passing the time talking to reporters about the rocky relationship he had with his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Earlier …

Crime

Dad Takes Care of Infant for One Day, Discovers ‘Babies Are Boring’

Babies are sometimes delightful and hilarious and fun, sometimes more soul-crushingly boring than a conversation about landscaping materials. Join us …

Testing in Kindergarten: Too Much, Too Soon

This post was written by Phyliss Doerr, an experienced kindergarten teacher in Néw Jersey.<p>As we wind down a year of tremendous controversy in the …

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

<i>What do I want to do with my life?</i> It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another.<p>For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it …

Success

453 Days in Quarantine: Family Lives in Self-Isolation to Save Their 5-Year-Old Daughter's Life

On Tuesday, Glenn O’Neill crossed off the number 453 from a large white sheet of paper hanging in the kitchen of his Columbus, South Carolina, …

Helping Students Start the School Year With a Positive Mindset

You may also wish to use other creative forms of sharing, such as having students create a collage or chart with all of their answers to each …

Teaching

This is the most effective way to discipline kids, according to science

Getting small kids to behave can be a delicate science for parents. Some worry about being too harsh; others are left exasperated by children who seem out of control. Many try to avoid yelling or spanking, and even time-outs are seen as too strict in some parenting circles.<p>But parents shouldn't be …

How Childcare Actually Causes Poverty in America

Is the most precious thing in your life worth more than a poverty wage?<p>Activists are pushing for a $15 hourly base wage for preschool teachers and …

This Is What Bad Childcare Looks Like...

This is what bad childcare looks like: your child gets in the car and tells you that the worker was on her smart phone most of the time and not aware of what was going on with the kids in her care.<p>It is knowing that your child is not in the ideal situation: he eats ketchup sandwiches or spends too …

Child Care

The absolute need to investigate child daycare

<b>WASHINGTON</b>, August 1, 2015 – When school starts next month, the older kids in the family can no longer watch the little ones. What are you going to …

Tony Abbott's childcare changes will 'reduce access and add complexity'

Under the changes, several existing payments will be replaced by a single means-tested Child Care Subsidy from mid-2017. A tougher work activity test …

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings?<p>Although there is no quick or easy answer to this question, here …

Family Dinners Are Important For Child Development

It may be difficult to wrangle the whole family around the dinner table every night, but studies show that children benefit from regular family …

One thing the US military gets right: childcare

The recent revelations about a Fort Hood prostitution ring in which US soldiers lured female privates to participate doesn’t reflect well on the military’s ability to protect its own. The fact that some of these women were cash-strapped moms looking to feed their families puts an even bleaker spin …

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Can This Save Early Childhood Education?

Launched 50 summers ago as an eight-week program to prepare low-income children for public school, Head Start is part of the nation’s social safety …

Save the Children