Awards showcase local student videos against bullying – The “I Stand Against Bullying Awards honored students who made anti-bullying movies with their own version of the Oscars.” A nifty idea that gives kids a creative way to buy in to anti-bullying initiatives.
Exercise can buffer children from the chemical effects of daily stress. No surprises here, but an interesting read nonetheless.
The U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit, in Philadelphia) has upheld a ruling that a school district could not bar a 5th grader “from passing out invitations to a church youth party to her classmates.”
This nine part series “will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children.”
Brown v. Board of Education made segregation illegal, but it still happens. In Virginia, “nearly four out of five Latino students were enrolled in predominantly minority schools in 2010.”
Too many high-achieving, economically disadvantaged students choose not to apply to prestigious schools. This results in a lot of wasted talent and lost opportunity.