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Humane Educator Zoe Weil is Developing a K–12 School for “Solutionaries” in NYC

Humane Educator Zoe Weil is Developing a K–12 School for “Solutionaries” in NYC

Ground-breaking, Maine-based educator Zoe Weil is planning a kindergarten to grade 12 school in New York City. Weil is the founder of the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine. Her educational

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Chronic Exposure to WiFi in Schools May Not Be Safe for Kids

Chronic Exposure to WiFi in Schools May Not Be Safe for Kids

In June 2014, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Washington, D.C. issued a statement intended to reassure schools and parents about the safety of WiFi for students in schools.

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CDC Says 90% of U.S. Children Eat Too Much Sodium Daily

CDC Says 90% of U.S. Children Eat Too Much Sodium Daily

According to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9 in 10 U.S. children (a full 90%) are eating way more sodium than recommended for a healthy diet. CDC research shows

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Schoolyards with Natural-Terrain Reduce Children’s Stress by Providing a “Peaceful” and “Calm” Environment

Schoolyards with Natural-Terrain Reduce Children’s Stress by Providing a “Peaceful” and “Calm” Environment

A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder has demonstrated that schoolyards with natural terrain and trees, dirt and water features reduce children’s stress and inattention when

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School in England is Fingerprinting Students in the Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets

School in England is Fingerprinting Students in the Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets

In what’s proving to be a controversial move, the Redhill School in Stourbridge, England will be fingerprinting their students in order to help reduce long lunch lines and to “monitor pupils’

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MIT Researchers are Trying to Develop a Breast Pump That Doesn’t Suck

MIT Researchers are Trying to Develop a Breast Pump That Doesn’t Suck

On Sept 20th-21st, 2014, 150 parents, engineers, designers and healthcare providers will gather at the MIT Media Lab for the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon. Other than finding a perfect, less

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Surprisingly, Steve Jobs was a Low-Tech Parent and Many Tech CEOs are Advocates of Kids Going Screen-Free

Surprisingly, Steve Jobs was a Low-Tech Parent and Many Tech CEOs are Advocates of Kids Going Screen-Free

It’s not a stretch to assume that Steve Jobs, dubbed, “the master evangelist of the digital age” tossed technology at his kids like candy falling out of a pinata. However, this

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Annie’s Sells Out to General Mills for $820 Million

Annie’s Sells Out to General Mills for $820 Million

It’s a sad week for many bunny fans as news of Annie’s acquisition by General Mills makes waves. According to an Annie’s press release, General Mills has swooped in and bought up the

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The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers

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Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

It’s no secret that kids spend far too much time sitting in front of screens and plenty of research says this growing screen addiction is far from healthy. Now though, new research out of the

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Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

In a recent study led by Duke University, 100% of mothers and children tested were positive for TDCIPP, a common flame retardant in furniture. Research shows that TDCIPP is a very likely carcinogen to

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‘Story Time from Space!’ Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

‘Story Time from Space!’ Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

Form an orderly queue, kids. Same goes for you too, parents! It seems that every budding astronaut’s wildest dreams really have come true. With the new Story Time From Space program you can soon

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at the 248th National

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Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Two Kids Out of Malibu High School Due to Concerns Over Toxic Chemicals in the Classrooms

Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Two Kids Out of Malibu High School Due to Concerns Over Toxic Chemicals in the Classrooms

As we recently reported in a previous post, a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, experts, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S., collectively

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Second Graders Start ‘Dr. Seuss Wants You!’ Campaign to Raise Money for their School Library

Second Graders Start ‘Dr. Seuss Wants You!’ Campaign to Raise Money for their School Library

When Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, lost its library last year due changes in the school district, two of the plucky second graders who attend the school decided to do something about it.

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Designers Breathe New Life into an Old School Library in Los Angeles, Revitalizing an Increasingly Obsolete Space

Designers Breathe New Life into an Old School Library in Los Angeles, Revitalizing an Increasingly Obsolete Space

Leafing through the pages of a library book to garner information is becoming an almost archaic notion in an age when students have instant access to endless information via a few clicks and swipes of

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Policy Paper Says Wildlife Decline is Triggering Violent Crime and Child Labor Worldwide

Policy Paper Says Wildlife Decline is Triggering Violent Crime and Child Labor Worldwide

According to a new policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers, published in Science, worldwide decline of wildlife populations may be directly linked to increases in conflict, organized crime and child

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Millions of LEGO Pieces Lost at Sea are Washing Up on British Beaches

Millions of LEGO Pieces Lost at Sea are Washing Up on British Beaches

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