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Schools help kids choose carrots over candy

When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids’ diets improve. According to new research led by Michigan State University and published in the current...

Language patterns are roller-coaster ride during childhood development

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? Research from North Carolina State University on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abando...

Mayo researchers, Rochester educators, students to present at science conference

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- America's largest general science conference will be the setting next week for seven presentations on how zebrafish changed the classroom in Rochester. Those presenting at the conference in Washington, D.C., include researchers f...

Latino siblings of children with developmental disabilities at risk

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Latino siblings of children developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism may face their own challenges, including anxiety and lower school performance, according to a new study led by researchers with the Bra...

Study shows year-end test scores significantly improved in schools using Web-based...

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Year-end test scores of Massachusetts middle school students whose teachers used a Web-based tutoring platform called ASSISTments as a central part of their mathematics instruction were significantly better than those of stu...

Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

Psychology students at Queen's University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland's Troubles. Post-graduate students from the Doctoral Programme in Educational, Child a...

Exercise helps overweight children think better, do better in math

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Regular exercise improves the ability of overweight, previously inactive children to think, plan and even do math, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. They hope the findings in 171 overweight 7- to 11-year-...

Study: Popular kids — but not the most popular — more...

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2011 -- While experts often view aggressive behavior as a maladjusted reaction typical of social outcasts, a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review finds that it's actually popular adoles...

Popular kids more likely to bully peers

DAVIS -- While experts often view aggressive behavior as a maladjusted reaction typical of social outcasts, a new University of California, Davis, study finds that it's actually popular adolescents--but not the most popular ones--who are parti...

Working more than 20 hours a week in high school found...

Many teens work part-time during the school year, and in the current economic climate, more youths may take jobs to help out with family finances. But caution is advised: Among high school students, working more than 20 hours a week during the schoo...

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