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Archive: March 11, 2007 - March 17, 2007

The Debate: No Child Left Behind

Read the U.S. Department of Education's "No Child Left Behind" site, and you might think that the act is the best thing since sliced bread. * For America's nine-year-olds in reading, more progress was made in five years than in the previous 28 combined. * America's nine-year-olds posted the best...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 16, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Baby Bounceback

Five hours after giving birth to 6-pound 14-ounce Isaac Sorensen, University of Nebraska at Kearney women's basketball coach Carol Russell helped lead her team from the bench. Now that's commitment! Let's see. What was I doing five hours after giving birth? Learning to breastfeed? Sleeping? Recovering from the pain? Changing...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 15, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Break Time

Leave it to preschoolers to remind their parents to take a break and smell the flowers -- or at least find each blooming crocus and happily touch them all. That's what's been happening in my yard, even with the still unmelted pile of snow in one corner. This past weekend...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 13, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Helicopter Flying In

As though helicopter parents weren't enough, high schools are hovering over teens, so much so that some schools have had problems hiring administrators, according to Ian Shapira's account in Sunday's Post. According to Shapira, various high schools in the area require passes to walk to a car and retrieve a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 12, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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