Students at Westminster college helped elementary kids build supply kits for their teachers, experience a college classroom by learning about the solubility of M&M's, play soccer and draw their dreams on graduation caps.
Michael Melia, Associated Press | PostedJan 15th - 10:22am
It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.
It's 3:30 a.m. in Beijing where "Jenny," a tutor with Qiao Qiao Chinese, is at her computer enthusiastically leading a fifth-grade class at Fremont Elementary School in an online lesson in Mandarin during its Monday afternoon class.
Every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is exploring whether to use DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genetic abnormalities and disorders. Such DNA testing would likely complement, but not replace, the current routine blood tests.
There is little evidence that screen time is in itself harmful to a child's health, says new guidance published by British pediatricians, which avoids setting limits on screen time use for children of all ages.
Every year, families all across the United States perform a selfless act that can help to transform the lives of millions of the most vulnerable children. I don't mean goodwill holiday donations of food or clothing, or people making out generous checks to their favorite Christmas charity. I'm not even talking about this time of year. In fact, it happens all year round and, in most cases, people aren't even aware of the positive impact they are having.
A 3-year-old Utah girl who's been in the NICU for 1,200 days is heading home. She's been receiving treatment in an Ohio hospital, and her homecoming is just a small miracle in a journey that has been a challenge for her entire family.