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July 22, 2014

Report: Slow Gains Made in Children's Well-Being Despite Economic Downturn

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count data book finds improvement on 10 of 16 indicators, but racial gaps remain and poverty is on the rise.

July 22, 2014

In 25 Years, U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Kids Count Analysis Finds

Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.

July 10, 2014

New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.

July 10, 2014

Children of Same-Sex Parents: Happy and Healthy, But Stigma Remains

Children of same-sex parents are better-behaved, healthier, and have more cohesive families compared to children of opposite-sex couples, according to a new study.

June 30, 2014

Reading to Children the Right Way: Pediatricians' Advice

Having engaging conversations with children about books is as important as just reading it to them, says a former education department official.

June 24, 2014

Judge: Schools Can Require Unvaccinated Students to Stay Home if Others Are Sick

Public health concerns justify the practice, a federal judge in New York ruled.

June 02, 2014

Ed. Dept. Issues Guidance on Access to Records of Students in Foster Care

The Education Department ramped up its efforts today to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

May 29, 2014

Educators Discuss College Access for Inner-City Students (Part II)

BookMarks interviews Joshua Steckel and Beth Zasloff, authors of Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty (The New Press, 2014).

May 19, 2014

Depression in Child-Care Providers Affects Children, Study Shows

An analysis of children in a federally-funded study found that depression among teachers was connected to emotional difficulties among the young children in their care.

May 13, 2014

Being a Bully Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

Being a bully correlates with lower levels of a protein associated with inflamation, researchers found.

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