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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/09/2011

College Board tests new career guidance plan in kindergarten

The College Board, which oversees the SAT, has designed a new college and career guidance plan for kids to start in kindergarten. Young students will learn the definitions of words such as college, dreams and careers, and counselors will expand the lesson plan with each grade. The new initiative will be tested in seven school districts including Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia. (The Tennessean)

Children with head injuries who are brought to an emergency room often receive an unnecessary CT scan, a new study says. The report from the journal Pediatrics says kids with head trauma should be monitored for a few hours before a physician decides if a scan is needed, but persuasive parents push doctors to decide sooner. CT scans are safe, but some studies suggest repeated exposure to radiation from the scans are linked to certain forms of cancer. (ABC News)

Today, Lightning McQueen, Mater the Tow Truck and other characters from the movie “Cars” will be at the International Spy Museum to promote “Cars 2,” which will be in theaters this summer. Kids can enjoy games, giveaways, a video kiosk and more. (KidFriendly DC)

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By On Parenting  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/09/2011

 
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