After the Newtown, CT school shootings, schools have had to beef up security. Besides cameras and locked doors, some schools are turning to a new controversial method to keep our kids safe. Some school systems are turning to ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) which is a training program offered by a Texas based company that promotes alternatives to staying put when a gunman enters a school. Tomorrow we will uncover details about this controversial program.
Body part percentage of patients seen for sports injuries at Boston Children’s Hospital:
Here are the top 5 sports that lead to kids’ injuries based sports medicine doctors data at Boston Children’s Hospital:
Do you know what body part had the highest percentage of sports injuries at Boston Children’s Hospital? Check back tomorrow.
Brookline Public Schools in Brookline, MA have a major problem with increased enrollment. They are considering the traditional approach of asking voters in the spring to approve property tax increases that would be used to fund expansions of multiple schools to accommodate the increasing number of students. The Brookline School Committee is also taking a non-traditional approach to dealing with this major drag on town finances. Recently there was a proposed policy that would exclude homes straddling the town borders with Boston and Newton from sending their children to Brookline schools unless they pay taxes on at least 50% of the property to Brookline. Under the new proposal, residents of a home on the town line must also qualify to register to vote in Brookline based on its location. If they don’t, the household’s children would not be allowed to attend Brookline schools.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative will trigger a higher level of critical thinking and deeper understanding into your child’s curriculum. There will also be a new standardized test in English and math. The Common Core benchmarks will be supported by one of two new standardized tests in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to standardize and improve education across the nation. Another major change due to Common Core State Standards Initiative to be on the lookout for is in math. Students will be required to show more work in solving math problems. Tomorrow we will have more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to be aware of.
New public school standards for learning called the Common Core State Standards Initiative will launch this fall in 45 states across the United States including Massachusetts. There will be changes in your child’s education due to the new standards. One of the major changes will be the inclusion of more nonfiction reading and persuasive writing in all grades. Check here tomorrow for more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to watch out for.
If any members of the Y3K Tutor In Your Home family attended the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we hope you are safe. After this terrible and unspeakable terrorist act, all we can say is you are in our hearts and prayers.
Initial research suggests that pregnant women who eat lots of fish – especially tuna, swordfish and other fish with high mercury levels are more likely to have children with ADHD. Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health tracked 788 Massachusetts children between 1993 and 1998. Then they had the children’s mothers keep food diaries while they were pregnant so they could see how much fish the women ate. They took hair samples from them after they gave birth so they could test their mercury levels.
Eight years later, they asked the children’s teachers if the kids exhibited ADHD-like symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The researchers concluded that the women who had the most mercury in their hair were 60% more likely to have a child who exhibited ADHD-like behavior.
High school AP courses are not the classes that make a student stand out like they did in the past to colleges. Whether it is the most accurate measure or not, magazines factor in AP classes all the time in determining their list of top public high schools. In fact Boston Magazine rated Weston High School in Weston, MA first in its list of the state’s top public high schools.