The Answer Sheet: Children


Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Each day in the lives of American children

...4 children are killed by abuse or neglect, 5 children or teens commit suicide, etc.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:55 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Children

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Michelle Obama's advice on talking to young people about Newtown

Here is an open letter released today from First Lady Michelle Obama with ideas for discussing the tragedy in Newtown with children and young people.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'Looking for Answers', Advice on Talking to Children, Michelle Obama, Newtown Shootings, Open Letter

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/14/2012

How to talk to children about violence against children

ANSWER SHEET | From the National Association of School Psychologists is advice on how to talk to children about violence.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dealing With Crisis, School Shootings, Violence Against Children

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/03/2011

America’s disdain for its children

Americans don’t really think very much of their children. Not really. Just take a look at the world of education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  charter schools, children, poverty, standardized tests, teacher evaluation, teachers

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/21/2010

Understanding ADHD -- Willingham

Yes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a very real disorder, and cognitive scientist explains what parents and teachers should know about the condition.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities | Tags:  add, add medication, adhd, adhd and school, adhd and symptoms, adhd medication, all about adhd, all about attention deficit disorder, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, children and adhd and dignosis, daniel willingham, diagnosing adhd, is adhd real?, kids with adhd, symptoms of adhd, treatment for adhd, understanding adhd

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/20/2010

A father's story: Saving a troubled son

A father tells the difficult story of how his son was brought back from a world of trouble with the help of dedicated staff at several therapeutic schools and wilderness programs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american jewish committee and ken stern, john dewey academy, redcliff ascent, schools for troubled children, schools for troubled kids, therapeutic schools, therpaeutic boarding schools, true north, wilderness programs, wilderness programs for troubled teens

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/15/2010

How homicides affect test scores - study

School reformers who say that poverty and family circumstance are only excuses for poor student performance might do well to look at a new study which found African-American children in Chicago scoring a lot lower on reading and vocabulary tests within a week of a homicide in their neighborhood--even if they did not directly witness the violence.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research | Tags:  effects of homicide on schoolchildren, effects of poverty on school performance, effects of violence on children, new york university research, school reform

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Do we need preschool graduation ceremonies?

Spend a little time watching videos of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at graduation ceremonies, or, to save time, just take my word for it, but it's time to call a halt to these events.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Early Childhood | Tags:  caps and gowns for kids, graduation caps for children, graduation ceremonies, kindergarten graduation, pre-k graduation ceremonies, preschool graduation

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/07/2009

Is It Tougher Being a Kid Today?

It isn’t exactly scientific, but a trove of letters and emails written by children each year reveals important information about their concerns. Kids worry about everything, especially tests and homework, but don’t want to tell their parents about it....

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homework, Homework, Homework | Tags:  Highlights magazine, homework, standardized tests, what children worry about

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/11/2009

THE LIST: How the U.S. Treats Its Children

A new comprehensive ranking of the well-being of children in 30 industrialized countries shows that the United States spends more public money than most but has less impressive outcomes in health, education and poverty. The study called “Doing Better for...

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Child well-being, U.S. children