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DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for students with disabilities

The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration's effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.<p>The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services wrote in a newsletter Friday that …

Education

The Twitter thought experiment that exposes “pro-life” hypocrisy

<b>(Getty/ISMODE/TheCrimsonRibbon)</b><p>Comedian and sci-fi writer Patrick Tomlinson on the dangerous question that abortion foes refuse to answer<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>October 22, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Last Monday, a tweetstorm eviscerating abortion foes went viral. Science fiction writer and comedian Patrick Tomlinson …

Videos of Seniors Asking Girls From a Special Ed Class to Homecoming Will "Brighten Your Day"

Dan Bowen knows that negative comments are often made about the current generation of teenagers, but as a high school English teacher, he regularly sees positivity, which is why he wasn't surprised when some of the seniors in his leadership class at Dougherty Valley High School asked him if he …

Soothing touch eases the pain of social rejection, study finds

The soothing power of touch eases both physical pain and the sting of hurt feelings, say researchers — a finding that may be increasingly important …

Psychology

Target's new line for kids with special needs was designed by a mom who gets it

As the mother of a child with autism, Stacey Monsen struggles to find clothing that fits her daughter. Elinor, 8, has limited fine motor skills and is not potty trained, so Monsen needs clothes that cover a bulky diaper and allow easy access.<p>The problem is, most of the time this type of clothing is …

Clothing

3-month-old and 5-year-old girls rescued in sex trafficking crackdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.<p>The alleged trafficker, a friend of the children's family, made a deal to sell them for sex for $600, the …

Crime

Badger sneaks into home, naps on cat bed

A badger got a wakeup call from animal rescue workers after he sneaked into a home in Scotland and made himself comfy on a cat bed earlier this week.<p>The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) were called to the home in Linlithgow Wednesday.<p>“I got a surprise when I arrived …

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Corruption

Chinese children crush Americans in math thanks to a mindset Americans only display in one place: sports

For the most part, American children aren't great at math.<p>But Chinese children tend to be excellent.<p>Testing half a million students worldwide, the Program for International Student Assessment is one of the most widely cited measurements of global education, and it's consistently found Chinese …

For excessively anxious youths, the success of treatment options varies

The question<p>Kids worry. Situations at home, at school or with friends can cause anxious moments for children and adolescents. Sometimes, the anxiety becomes excessive and persists. Does treatment help?<p>This study<p>The researchers analyzed data from 115 studies that included 7,719 youths, 5 to 16 years …

Depression

Will the Trump Era Transform the School Lunch?

ATLANTA — On a sweltering morning in July, Sonny Perdue, the newly minted secretary of agriculture, strode across the stage of a convention hall here packed with 7,000 members of the School Nutrition Association, who had gathered for their annual conference.<p>After reminiscing about the cinnamon …

Welsh cinemas start dementia-friendly screenings

<b>A series of classic films are being used in the fight against dementia as part of World Alzheimer's month.</b><p>Movies like Some Like it Hot, Calamity Jane and Viva Las Vegas are being shown in the hope to trigger memories in those suffering from the disease.<p>Independent cinemas and arts centres across …

Charlotte Woman Soothes 8-Year-Old Stranger with Special Needs During 8 Hour Transatlantic Flight

“We don’t speak the same language. But a smile is universal.”