10 Foods Kids With ADHD Should Never Eat

adhd foods to avoid Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a problem many children deal with every day. Although there is no cure for the disorder, there are things parents can do to mitigate some of the symptoms, including changing their diet. Kids with ADHD should never eat these 10 types of food: Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Frozen fruits and vegetables should be avoided whenever possible for kids with ADHD. Many people think these are ...Read More...

How to Help Your Kid Cope With Academic Stress

stress Adults often think of childhood as being full of carefree days, but not all kids experience it this way. Academic stress can be a source of major problems for some children and completely debilitating for others. As a parent, you should strive to help you child learn coping strategies for dealing with test and homework stress. Name the Problem Many children dealing with stress don't even know what's happening to them. They ...Read More...

What Does the Gender Gap in Education Look Like?

usa gender gap There is a gender gap in education, and it has a multitude of consequences for our society as well as our position in the international marketplace. Through every step of education, from kindergarten through college, there are barriers preventing women from pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In the United States, less than 25% of STEM jobs are held by women, and only one in seven engineers are ...Read More...

Do Kids Get Too Much Homework These Days?

too much homework It used to be that kids didn’t have to start thinking about college until their junior year in high school. Nowadays, however, many students start mapping out what they will need to do in high school in order to get into their college of choice. Getting into college used to be all about grades and SAT scores. Today, though, kids have to have much more under their belts to make ...Read More...

Whatever Happened to Recess?

recess The sounds of elementary school children playing at recess are hard to mistake for anything other than what they are; kids simply being kids. The laughter, yelling, running, jumping, flirting, and even the bloody noses and scraped knees incurred during those wonderful 30 minutes of unrestricted play time have been a crucial part of growing up for millions of U.S, children. The skills learned during those half hour periods of ...Read More...

The Battle Over Common Care

commoncare In order to prepare students for beginning their desired career path, educational standards and guidelines have been developed and implemented at the government level. The Common Core State Standards details what students in grades kindergarten through 12th should know and learn in English and mathematics by the end of each grade. It was drafted by teachers and experts throughout the country in an attempt to make education consistent while focusing ...Read More...

What the Decrease in Vaccinations Means for Our Schools

decrease in vaccinations The winter 2014 outbreak of measles in California has raised the age old question about children and vaccinations. Debates over mandatory vaccinations, whether they are safe or not, immunization requirements and the chances of actually catching a disease without being vaccinated are conversations heard throughout communities. The epidemic has left parents concerned about their school aged children and how an outbreak will affect them when exposed to other children whose families ...Read More...

How Has School Changed in the Last 50 Years?

changes Schools today are faced with testing and academic requirements foreign to schools 50 years ago. Along with these challenges, they must navigate ever-changing technology and the needs of students. This makes learning in classrooms today much different than in the past. Testing If a teacher mentioned testing 50 years ago, a student assumed she was referring to the Friday spelling test. Today students hear "testing" and immediately anticipate high stakes, standardized, often ...Read More...