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Text-message Bullying Becoming More Common

Posted on February 02, 2012

Of more than 1, sildenafil 100 middle school and high school students surveyed in 2008, 24 percent said they had been "harassed" by texting. That was up from about 14 percent in a survey of the same kids the year before. "Harassment" meant that peers had spread rumors about them, made "rude or mean comments," or threatened them. Outright bullying, which was defined as being repeatedly picked on, was less common. In 2008, about eight percent of kids said they'd ever been bullied via text, ver

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Dad’s Depression May Raise Kids’ Risk of Emotional Problems

Posted on February 02, 2012

Study Shows Impact of Fathers' Depression on Children's Emotional Development Children of depressed dads are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems, mind compared with kids whose dads are not depressed, more about according to a new study. According to the findings, sickness a child's risk for emotional or behavioral problems was still much greater if their mothers, rather than fathers, were depressed or had other emotional problems (19% vs. 11%, respectively). Children we

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Developing Social Skills and Relationships

Posted on February 02, 2012

Learning to successfully interact with others is one of the most important aspects of a child's development, malady with far-reaching implications. Although most children acquire social skills by example, ed and possibly osmosis, research clearly suggests children with learning disabilities (LD) may have difficulty making and keeping friends. Adolescents with LD have also been shown to interact less with their peers and to spend more leisure time alone, addicted to TV, computer games, and th

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Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice

Posted on February 02, 2012

In the face of state cutbacks to early-childhood programs, clinic school districts might find themselves wondering whether to invest their own scarce funds in preschool or in full-day kindergarten. A study out today has a clear message: If you want to maximize the chances of strong 3rd grade reading results, preschool programs in combination with full-day kindergarten is the way to go. But if that's not possible, it's better to go with pre-K and half-day kindergarten than relying solely on all-

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Reduce Bullying by Improving Classroom Climate

Posted on February 02, 2012

Bullying takes many forms, unhealthy including intimidation in classrooms by peers, or at times, by teachers. Intentional or not, when students don't feel safe to participate in the classroom, their learning is severely impaired. Even the most stellar curriculum cannot get through when students are worried about negative reactions when they participate in class. Creating Relationship-Centered Classrooms and Schools The following is a condensed list obtained from the SECD Laminated Guide. If

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Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

Posted on February 02, 2012

But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say TUESDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder don't appear to raise the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in children and young adults, new research shows. And if any increased risk from stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta does exist, the danger in absolute numbers would be extremely low, said Dr. William O. Cooper, lead auth

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Can Schools Discipline Students for Online Behavior?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Mentally disabled kids' test scores plummet A mere 4% show proficiency in math on the Hawaii State Alternate Assessment The Department of Education is trying to determine why reading and math test scores for students with severe cognitive disabilities dropped so dramatically this year with the introduction of a more academically rigorous annual assessment. Just 4 percent of students who took the Hawaii State Alternate Assessment tested proficient in math, physician down from 62 percent in 2

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Less Stress May Mean Less Fat

Posted on January 01, 2012

Students from rural areas have lower college enrollment rates than their urban peers, cialis 40mg but once rural students get to college, they're more likely to graduate. Patton Springs (Texas) enrolls about 100 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and about 80 percent are from low-income families. It's the only school in its 396-square-mile West Texas district, and the nearest Walmart is 70 miles away. Despite its isolation, the school is excelling. It's received the highest rating T

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Kids Who Use Facebook Do Worse in School

Posted on January 01, 2012

Research has found that students in middle school, nurse high school and college who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period got lower grades. Other studies have discovered that teens who use Facebook tend to have more narcissistic tendencies, while young adults who are active on the site display other psychological disorders. And daily use of media and technology — what teen doesn't use tech each day? — makes kids more prone to anxiety and depression. The bad news

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Engaging Students with Behavioral Disabilities With Technology

Posted on January 01, 2012

A former National Teacher of the Year finds that multimedia instructional technology helps engage students with severe emotional disabilities. I regularly receive such students, young people who have slid down the "continuum of educational services" and landed hard at the high school where I work. Most arrive angry, and some threaten to drop out of school. They are part of a subculture of students classified with emotional and behavioral disabilities, the type of students who do not believe t

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