America's best teachers get creative

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (EurekAlert!) While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests more…

Daycare 'mandatory' naps affect nighttime sleeping

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (EurekAlert!) Dr. Staton said this study examined the relationship between mandatory nap times in childcare and children's night-time sleep duration concurrently and then 12 months later. "For the more…

'The hand that rocks the cradle' rules the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1990835" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day[/caption] Mothers' Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of "The more…

Cheerleaders fight for right to Bible banners

by Bob Unruh -- Cheerleaders at a Texas school whose inspirational messages, including Bible verses, on football game banners were briefly censored by school officials went to court and won, so why more…

Workers on drugs? Blame schools

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Paul Bremmer Workers on drugs? Blame schools, says international educator and journalist Alex Newman. Abuse of drugs such as those designed to combat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder more…

Limbaugh: Parenting 'expert' a wacko

by Kathy Shaidle --   [caption id="attachment_1366525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rush Limbaugh[/caption] A so-called "parenting expert" was in the news this week for writing that, if children whose parents read to them regularly more…

Communism based on 'fierce and terrible fanaticism'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry S. Truman[/caption] In poor health, Franklin Roosevelt wrote on April 5, 1945, to King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, promising not to recognize a more…