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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:43-05:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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The “Smaller Class Size” Argument

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00August 15th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, School|Tags: , , |

Wouldn't it be great if all kids had their own teacher? One-on-one instruction for everyone. Yes, in a perfect world, this is what we would choose. Alas, we are not in a perfect world - we have school overcrowding, elimination of recess time, underpaid and overworked teachers...the list goes on and on. But smaller class size [...]

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High schoolers take more credits than ever

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00April 15th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

U.S. News & World Report (14 Apr 2011) -- Today's high school students are taking more classes than ever. According to a new study by the National Center for Education Statistics, the average high school graduate in 2009 earned about three credits more than graduates in 1990. The extra credits amounted to about 420 more hours [...]

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Mother starts first school for autism in China

By |2016-11-20T07:53:50-05:00April 1st, 2008|Categories: Autism, School|Tags: , , |

This is an amazing story of a mom of an autistic son who transformed her grief and despair into creating the first school for autistic children in China. The school helps 3,000 autistic children a day. http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/03/31/china.autism/index.html Note to CNN: The title to this article on your front page was "Mom Considered Killing Autistic Son". How [...]

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