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When It Comes To Academic Success, Some People Are Just Born With It

Oct 09, 14 When It Comes To Academic Success, Some People Are Just Born With It

Posted by in Education, Science

Many parents want to believe that their kids are the smartest and most successful people, at least until they see their kid crashing and burning. Unfortunately, not everyone is intelligent, and not every kid will go on to outperform the rest in school. That determination is made by genetics, or at least partially.

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Getting Our Walk On

Oct 08, 14 Getting Our Walk On

Posted by in Education, Health

It saddens me that young kids are not experiencing the joys of walking to school: the anticipation, adventure, and freedom. I guess I am not alone in this seeing as today is International Walk or Bike to School Day. That’s right; today is an entire day celebrating and promoting the joys of walking to school as the Walk Bike to School website explains.

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Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Sep 24, 14 Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Posted by in Education, Seasonal

As a grammarian and English professor, today is one of my favorite days: National Punctuation Day. This is a day to celebrate punctuation and the correct usage of punctuation. As one who deals with punctuation and editing on a daily basis, I am super excited to share some celebration about punctuation.

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Texas’ Proposed New Textbooks Offer False Information, Climate Change Denialism

Sep 18, 14 Texas’ Proposed New Textbooks Offer False Information, Climate Change Denialism

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Texas public schools will teach its students from kindergarten through grade 12 false information regarding climate change and ozone depletion if a series of proposed textbooks pass a Texas Board of Education vote in November.

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Procrastination Leads To Bad Grades (Obviously)

Sep 17, 14 Procrastination Leads To Bad Grades (Obviously)

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Students prone to procrastination know work that's done at the last minute, versus ahead of time, is considerably less great. Now, there’s a study that quantifies the level of great it isn't.

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After-School Programs That Make A Difference

Sep 10, 14 After-School Programs That Make A Difference

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A good high school goes a long way, but what kids learn outside the classroom can be just as powerful. At many schools, years of budget cuts have chipped away at sports, music, arts and other activities considered nonessential. For the lucky ones, after-school programs have stepped in to fill that gap, offering everything from coding classes to kayaking.

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Student Rocketeers Wanted For World’s Largest Rocket Competition

Sep 09, 14 Student Rocketeers Wanted For World’s Largest Rocket Competition

Posted by in Education, Space

Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's largest annual student rocketry contest. Registration for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is now open for teams of 7-12th grade students through December 12.

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Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Sep 01, 14 Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

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Cardiovascular disease is not shared equally across socioeconomic classes, as wealthier people are less prone to poor heart health. Some studies of cholesterol, one of the risk factors for heart disease, have linked higher cholesterol levels to lower socio-economic status, yet other studies have come to the opposite conclusion. What’s the truth?

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Aug 22, 14 5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Posted by in Education, Health, Seasonal

It's that time of year again: parents are winding down summer plans and tightening the reins on bedtime schedules. And while adding anything else to the back-to-school to-do list may seem daunting, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has five tips that will make going back to school this year easier than ever.

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Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

Aug 20, 14 Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

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The decades-long push to boost the number of math and science classes high-school students must take to graduate has raised a question: Will students who already are struggling to meet the current requirements drop out if the bar is even higher? Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis recently suggested that the answer is yes.

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