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Why do teenagers need more sleep? Jens-Olaf Walter

Why teen brains need later school start time

Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?
Are police being asked to do too much? North Charleston

Why are police inside public schools?

Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.
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Do kids who grow kale eat kale?

School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
The beginning of any child’s school career can be a scary time. But parents and teachers can make it easier. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

How parents and teachers can make school a happy place for kids

It takes a combination of people, places and activities to make school a happy environment for kids. Here's how teachers and parents can get involved.
Does homework help with academic success? https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisyarzab/5659535221/in/photolist-9C7ADt-dgecaS-8cwHkY-6avRFU-bpnTYD-2F4KG-2GUZ9-2GVhq-2GUZ4-2GUZ5-2GUZ7-2GUZ8-98mCqY-8ZcfPC-nuWZLD-q7QXuq-4wGAvR-q5BN8w-7xhTHi-7vFzqf-dgeux2-82NMJU-dgebQy-dgejrY-dgeBmx-CZrY4-65PVZr-dgejm6-d

Here’s what you need to know about homework and how to help your child

Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Students are moving into their dorms. How best can they learn? Tulane Publications

Why there is value in on-campus living

Students heading back to school face a wide variety of choices in housing. Multiple studies have shown how on-campus living can enhance learning.
The first day of school can be tough for the parents as well as the kids, but it’s important it’s a good experience. AAP

The first day of school sets the tone for academic achievement

There are many transitions in life (starting school, moving house, changing jobs) and how well we cope depends largely on our perceptions of the event as well as the level of support we receive. The transition…

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