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2010-12-07 14:32:26

Children who attend large group child care facilities before age 2½ appear to develop more respiratory and ear infections at that age, but fewer such illnesses during elementary school years, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Preschool children in group child care experience more frequent infections than do children cared for primarily at home, and the risk seems greater...

2010-11-18 09:40:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today announced that it has underwritten the first 7,000 copies of The Nickels, Dimes, and Dollars Book: A Wise Kid's Guide to Money Matters by award-winning children's book author, Ellen Sabin and published by Watering Can Press. Demonstrating the need for this type of financial literacy material, McGraw-Hill released the results of a survey that found an overwhelming majority of parents are educating their...

2010-10-30 00:00:40

When Denver Public Schools Force Elementary School learned that they would be getting a completely new playground under the city's "Learning Landscapes" program, they asked students to help design it. Students sketched colorful animals which soft play area manufacturer PLAYTIME then transformed into playground-sized climbers, tunnels and slides. The result not only offers a unique play experience, but it has instilled a rare sense of playground pride. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) October 29, 2010...

2010-09-17 14:42:00

SHELTON, Conn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With kids back in school, good health starts with clean hands. Now that the new school year has begun, many moms are looking for an extra hand to help keep their kids healthy and reduce sick days. In fact, elementary school students who do not use proper hand hygiene will miss more school than those that do employ good hand-washing habits, according to an American Journal of Infection Control study.(1) "Scientists estimate that 80 percent of all...

2010-09-14 18:30:43

News tips from a special issue of the Elementary School Journal A set of studies released in this month's special issue of The Elementary School Journal reveals the powerful effect that the coaching of teachers can have on both teachers and students. "Many in the field have trusted that intuitive feeling that putting a knowledgeable coach in a classroom to work with a teacher will result in improved teacher practices and increased student learning," write the issue's guest editors, Misty...

2010-07-19 09:17:00

LOS ANGELES, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- PriceGrabber®, a part of Experian, just released the Back-to-School Shopping Consumer Behavior Report, which was conducted between May 12 and June 1, 2010, and includes responses from 1,718 online consumers. Survey data reveals that shoppers are allocating their budgets differently this year, with a shift to gadget purchases for elementary students, increases in clothing purchases for all age groups and reduced back-to-school budgets...

2010-05-14 14:15:27

Promoting parent involvement has been a big part of efforts to improve school performance. A new study has found that children whose parents were more involved across elementary school had fewer problem behaviors and better social skills, but that children's academics weren't affected. The study, in the May/June 2010 issue of the journal Child Development, is based on information about more than 1,300 children from 10 U.S. cities who were followed from birth to fifth grade. They are part of...

2010-05-14 14:13:13

Children whose minds are stimulated in several early childhood settings"”home, preschool, and school"”have higher achievement in elementary school. What matters is not whether children's learning is supported at home, or stimulated in preschool or in elementary school, but that all three of these occur. That's the conclusion of a new study published in the May/June 2010 issue of Child Development. "The study has implications for policy as Congress reauthorizes the No Child Left...

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2010-01-25 14:50:00

Believing stereotype undermines girls' math performance Female elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math. Girls who endorse this belief then do worse at math, research at the University of Chicago shows. These findings are the product of a year-long study on 17 first- and second-grade teachers and 52 boys and 65 girls who were their students. The researchers found that boys' math performance was not...

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2010-01-15 09:20:00

Reasons for requiring a child to repeat the first grade may go far beyond the basic "three R's," reveals a study by two Texas A&M University education psychologists. They say parents must often shoulder at least part of the blame or credit. Victor Willson and Jan Hughes, professors in the College of Education and Human Development, studied a sample of 784 children to see how psychological and social variables contribute to grade retention. Their research was published in the Elementary...


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