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1 hr ago | Messenger Newspapers

'Wide variation' for academy chains

England's best academy chains are raising standards for their poorest pupils and outperforming other state schools, but the weakest are lagging far behind, research suggests.


Related Topix: Teenagers, Greater London County, England, United Kingdom,

5 hrs ago | Ripley and Heanor News

It's scary - but being a mum is amazing, too

After my other-half Rob read last week's blog he told me that any expectant mother reading it would probably be petrified and that it all sounded a bit negative.


Related Topix: Parenting

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Mom accused of leaving kids in car to visit casino

Phaley Nget, 37, of Oakland was arrested Sunday after officers found the children, ages 2 and 3, alone in the car parked near Casino 580 in Livermore, Officer Traci Rebiejo said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Kids

Myrtle Beach Online

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

Harry, Mary and Nathaniel Crosby were on set when Bowie arrived to tape his appearance.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, White Christmas, Musical Movies, Bing Crosby, Jazz, Celebrities, David Bowie, Pop/Rock, Kids

The Fresno Bee

Navajo Nation leader denounces homeless killings

Three teenagers have been charged with murder in the Friday night slayings. Police say the men were attacked while sleeping in a vacant lot and beaten beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Albuquerque, NM, Teenagers, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bernalillo County, NM

The Labradorian

Viking Voyage: Clayton Colbourne is on his home turf

Born and raised in L'Anse aux Meadows, N.L., Clayton Colbourne is now an interpreter for the site with Parks Canada.


Related Topix: Canada, World News, Kids

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."


Related Topix: Kids, Autos

ABC News

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight - most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.


Related Topix: Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

News Herald

Many kids don't have a realistic take on their weight

Nearly one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are obese or overweight, but many don't realize that they fall into that category.


Related Topix: Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, Nebraska

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.


Related Topix: Chelsea (Boston, MA), Education Etc., Massachusetts, Kids

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Kate Hudson Says She May Never Legally Marry Her Fiance

The Wish I Was Here actress stopped by The View on Monday to talk about her unconventional family and why it works.


Related Topix: Kids, Chris Robinson, Pop/Rock

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.


Related Topix: Uniontown, OH, Teenagers, Explosion

Viking FM

Trojan Horse Report: There Was Islamist Plot

School groups and governors were involved in "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action" to instil an "intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos" at some city schools, a report by the former head of the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Unit Peter Clarke has concluded.


Related Topix: Terrorism, United Kingdom, West Midlands County, England, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Detroit Free Press

Child poverty rates on the rise in U.S.

Child poverty rates in the U.S. are on the rise, but health and education trends are showing improvements--including teen pregnancy reaching a historic low, according to the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Related Topix: Kids

The Modesto Bee

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy.


Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Parenting, Oceania, New Zealand, Europe, United Kingdom, Prince Charles, Prince Harry

The Island Packet

FILE - This June 25, 2014, file photo shows a group of immigrants...

More than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Southwest retains low rankings in child welfare

The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty.


Related Topix: Kids

New charges in rock-throwing that injured teacher

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.: Three Pennsylvania teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured.


Related Topix: Mifflinburg, PA, Teenagers

Mail on Sunday

David Cameron blasts Moscow as MH17 bodies 'looted' at crash site

How a year has fluttered by: Prince George's meeting with a butterfly captured in new pictures released to mark him turning one Not tonight dear, I'm too tired, gross, sick or drunk: Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing different reasons why his wife would not have sex with him Philip Seymour Hoffman left his entire $35million fortune ... (more)


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Kids, Vladimir Putin

The Fresno Bee

Police probe other attacks after transients killed

The father of two of the boys said they were once homeless themselves and he had no idea what prompted the beatings.


Related Topix: Teenagers, Criminal Defense Law, Law