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13-Year-Old Care2 Member Petitions School for More Vegetarian Lunch Options

Elly Kirk, a 13-year-old at Carmel Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, takes a lunch with her to school each day. Elly chose to stop eating meat about two and a half years ago she tells me, re…

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How to Help Kids Process the Charleston Massacre

After the Charleston church massacre, in which a dedicated white supremacist gunned down nine Black Americans in hopes of starting a race war, the U.S. is engaging in a sobering discussion about our r…

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Do Video Games Make Us More Intelligent?

The video game industry is among the most profitable sectors of the overarching entertainment industry and has grown staggeringly over the past decades. While music and film struggle amid piracy and p…

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51% of U.S. Kids Live in Poverty. Here’s One Real Solution

The U.S. economy is improving, but more public school children than ever are living in poverty. How can we help all of our children succeed? In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Michael A. …

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A Classroom Without Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning

At the edge of a sprawling pine forest in southern Sweden, a blond boy who is just shy of his second birthday fearlessly scales some tall, moss-clad boulders like it was nobody's business. Below the r…

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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Study Shows Girls Have Always Been Better at School

A new international peer-reviewed study has concluded that over the last century, girls have always outperformed boys to get higher grades in school.  The findings, published in the American Psycholog…

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5 Reasons to Love Your Library

Did you know April 13 to April 19 is National Library Week? The American Library Association (ALA) designates this holiday on the second week of every April to celebrate the contributions of libraries…

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Most Teens Have No Sex Education Before Losing Virginity

The number of teens aged 15 to 17 giving birth continues to drop, but that group still delivers 1,700 babies a week in the US, reports NBC News. That's way too many, says the CDC, which thinks part of…

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