education

Practicing mindfulness in the classroom benefits the whole student and the entire school community

Practicing mindfulness in the classroom benefits the whole student and the entire school community

Mindfulness as a calming and centering technique for adults has caught on fast, and now a growing number of schools are introducing mindfulness practices into the classroom environment. So can kids

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Only 1 in 5 parents is engaged in their child’s education, while over 50% of parents are indifferent

Only 1 in 5 parents is engaged in their child's education, while over 50% of parents are indifferent

You go to parent-teacher conferences and attend school events, but are you truly engaged in your child’s education? If you answered yes, you would be among the 20% of parents who feel this deep

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Study points to key mental and behavioral benefits of delaying kindergarten until the age of 7

Study points to key mental and behavioral benefits of delaying kindergarten until the age of 7

A new, large study utilizing data collected from thousands of families in Denmark found that delaying kindergarten until the age of seven provided important and dramatic benefits with regard to mental

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High school students who use computers more often at school actually have LOWER reading and math scores

High school students who use computers more often at school actually have LOWER reading and math scores

There’s plenty of push for more technology in our schools, despite the fact that the average U.S. teen spends more than 50 hours a week in front of screens. A recently released study that looked at

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Jerry the Bear teaches kids about healthy living through interactive play

Jerry the Bear teaches kids about healthy living through interactive play

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StandUp wooden desk offers kids a chance to learn on their feet, leading to better focus and posture

StandUp wooden desk offers kids a chance to learn on their feet, leading to better focus and posture

The health benefits of standing desks for adults have been touted for some time, but what about kids? JASWIG is an ergonomic furniture maker that realized a need for a child-friendly standing desk, so

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Repower Our Schools: A movement to switch North Carolina schools to 100% renewable energy

Repower Our Schools: A movement to switch North Carolina schools to 100% renewable energy

A smart, eco-friendly movement is currently underway in North Carolina, aiming to convince school boards across the state to switch to 100% renewable energy in order to free up financial resources for

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Help send a free copy of the FED UP movie to every teacher in America so students can get food education

Help send a free copy of the FED UP movie to every teacher in America so students can get food education

With an astounding number of overweight and obese kids and teens in the United States, we need to spread the healthy eating message to as many places as possible, including where kids spend many of their

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Librarian cruises San Francisco aboard her bicycle library-on-wheels to peddle free books & a love of reading

Librarian cruises San Francisco aboard her bicycle library-on-wheels to peddle free books & a love of reading

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Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution’s WiFi is making their child sick

Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution's WiFi is making their child sick

Keeping up with the latest technological advances is a priority for many schools, but the installation of a new, industrial-strength WiFi network is actually the reason one Massachusetts boarding school

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This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat's meow

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Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Finally, we can announce something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. America now has its first public school district that serves 100% local, seasonal, organic, non-GMO student lunches.

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Harry Potter-themed classroom makes going back to school a magical adventure

Harry Potter-themed classroom makes going back to school a magical adventure

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Read and Ride school program improves kids’ literacy scores while adding exercise to their day

Read and Ride school program improves kids' literacy scores while adding exercise to their day

Reading a book or e-book while riding an exercise bike may be one way for adults to sneak some reading time into a busy schedule, but what about kids? Elementary school counselor Scott Ertl was reading

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Interactive map shows if your child’s school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto’s Roundup

Interactive map shows if your child's school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto's Roundup

Map of Estimated Glyphosate Application Chemical and GMO companies say that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is very safe. But in reality, this herbicide is a toxic chemical

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Kids are being assigned triple the amount of homework than recommended, causing family strife and health issues

Kids are being assigned triple the amount of homework than recommended, causing family strife and health issues

The standard for homework set by educators is known as the “10-minute rule.” That means 10 minutes per grade level per night (ie: first graders get 10 minutes, 8th graders get 80 minutes),

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School feeding project aims to stop child labor in Egypt

School feeding project aims to stop child labor in Egypt

For hundreds of thousands of children in Egypt, attending school isn’t viewed as essential as helping out the family by working. Child labor is a critical issue in Egypt, where lack of access to

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12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

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