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Posted: Sep 26, 2006 12:25

OCTOBER 2006

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LARGE SCHOOLS DAMAGE BRAIN
(August 2006) David Kaiser, publisher of EEG Spectrum International Inc., describes a study indicating that attendance at a huge high school retards children's right brain development. He bases his conclusions on the perspective that "the right brain is the social brain: Inhibit its development, curb its maturation and you'll produce social retardation and conflict, even violence." More...

CHRISTIANITY AND WILDERNESS MIX
(August 3, 2006) The Cook County News-Herald published a feature story on a Christian wilderness camp, Wilderness Canoe Base, founded 50 years ago by Ham Muus, Oz Anderson and Bob Evans to interface with delinquent youth from workhouses and prison systems in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. More...

TOP SCHOOL SPENDING IN NY YEILDS LITTLE
(August 13, 2006) The New York Post reported that according to the Census Bureau, in 2004, New York and New Jersey topped the charts by spending $13,000 per student when the national average was only $8,287 per student. However, despite the dollars doled out, student achievement per buck was astonishingly low, and New York state ranked in the bottom five in the US. More...

NC SCHOOL RECEIVES GURIAN DESIGNATION
(August 22, 2006) Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC receives designation as one of three Gurian Institute Model Schools based on their work in utilizing gender-specific strategies in teaching their students, which is the focus of the Gurian Institute. More...

FATHER STOPS HELPING GANGSTER SON
(August 25, 2006) The Tampa Tribune reported that a father concluded after his son was arrested, he would not help him get out of his difficulties because his "son must learn his own hard lessons about gangs." More...

JUVENILE SYSTEM FAILED TEEN
(August 25, 2006) The Waco Tribune-Herald reported that the prosecutor who sentenced a 17-year-old to two life terms for a series of assaults and burglaries on elderly homeowners had previously completed two sessions in juvenile boot camps. The prosecutor concluded the system had given him every chance, but resulted in only making him more angry and violent. More...

CHILDCARE WORKERS NOT TO SAY "NO"
(Aug. 27, 2006) The Courier Mail, an Australian publication, reported that saying "no" to children might hinder their mental/ emotional development, so childcare workers are being instructed to not use the word. Some say that many childcare workers think this is political correctness nonsense. More...

YOUNG MEN LOSING SENSE OF RELEVANCE
(August 27, 2006) The Dailybulletin.com, in Ontario, CA, quotes various experts on what some call a "slacker epidemic" among boys and young men and possible solutions for it.

RESTRICTING FREEDOM HARMS CHILDREN
(August 27, 2006) Although child kidnappings have not increased in number, fears have increased and parents heavily program their children's time. Some parents are bucking this trend, feeling that they are creating more harm by restricting their children's freedom to explore than from the very low possibility of someone snatching their child. More...

CHILD PROBLEMS VIA PARENT DEPRESSION
(August 30, 2006) Richard O'Connor, PhD, in PsychCentral suggests there is a correlation between the rapid increase in clinical depression among adults-including parents, and the increased percentage of children unable to pay attention or control themselves. More...

TOP 20 PSYCHIATRIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR 2005
(August 31, 2006) PsychCentral lists the top 20 Psychiatric Prescriptions for 2005, including the number of US prescriptions by drug. More...

FRISBEE SUCCESS BEATS SATS
(August 31, 2006) A study released by Dr. Michael Norden of Seattle, WA, found that college ranking in Ultimate Frisbee is a better predictor of academic performance than any other standard measurement including SAT scores, grades, faculty resources and financial resources. More...

DISTRICT RESEARCHES LEARNING DIFFERENCES
(September 1, 2006) The Chicago Tribune reported that Wilmette School District 39 is implementing some changes based on a research study they conducted that found boys are not doing as well in school as girls, which matches research from throughout the country. More...

CALL FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL
(September 4, 2006) CNN reports on an increasing move for parents to withdraw their children from public schools. The move, largely from evangelical Christians, cites moral concerns with the curriculum and culture of public schools. More...

SCHOOLS OF HARD KNOCKS: CHINA
(September 4, 2006) The Seattle Times reports a growing system of summer camps parents pay for in China to teach discipline to their single child boys. This is a result of China's single child family planning policy, which is producing very entitled and spoiled boys. These Schools of Hard Knocks are patterned after the discipline of boot camps, and include occasional whipping as their most extreme discipline method. More...

ECKERD IN PROVIDENCE RI JOURNAL
(September 5, 2006) The Providence Rhode Island Journal describes camp life in an Eckerd camp in for adjudicated boys called Camp E-Hun-Tee. More...

ED RIGHTS ATTORNEY VS. SCHOOL POWER
(September 6, 2006) EducationNews.org presents an interview with Education Rights Attorney Steven E. Glink who explains that schools have too much power. His mission is to balance that by helping empower parents and students and ensuring they know about legal remedies available to them if the school does not do what is right. More...

VIRTUAL SCHOOLS/ CONTROVERSIES GROWING
(September 12, 2006) eSchool News Online reports that while school district run virtual schools are rapidly expanding (often as online charter schools for students who find Internet learning more effective than attendance at a regular school) controversies as to exactly how they fit in the education approach of these schools are increasing. More...

KELLY BURRIS LIFE COACH
(September 12, 2006) Kelly Burris, www.kellyburris.com, reported that testing indicates his Life Coach program is effective for weight control, eating disorders and many other clinical disorders. He also provides certifications for those interested in becoming a Life Coach.

SHACKLING JUVENILES CHALLENGED
(September 12, 2006) The Orlando Sentinel reported that lawyers with the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office think Florida's practice of routinely chaining children during court hearings-regardless of their age, size, alleged offense or likelihood of misbehavior or escape-is psychologically abusive and counter to the rehabilitative goals of the juvenile-justice system. More...

STUDENT AMBITION SLIPPING
(September 13, 2006) The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a study by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed that despite the increased number of college graduates in developing nations like China and India, the industrialized nations are not keeping up. The study concluded that students in the industrialized nations do not have the same level of ambition as those in developing nations. More...



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