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Standing desks keep kids better tuned in
T.H.E. Journal
Children who stand at their desks instead of sitting stay on task better, according to a new research project by a team at Texas A&M University. The preliminary results suggest that students improve their ability to stay on task by 12 percent. That's the equivalent of gaining an extra seven minutes per hour of instruction time. The research was led by members of the Department of Educational Psychology from the Texas institution as well as a member of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
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Illinois House Bill 3123 update
ISCA
Illinois House Bill 3123 was passed in the Illinois House on Friday on a vote of 93-Yes and 0-No.

This bill makes modifications to the School Code definition of "School Counseling Services."

Next the bill goes to the Illinois Senate. School Counselors should call their Senators to urge support of HB3123 in the Senate.

Click here for a list of contacts for Senators.

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Illinois schools named among most challenging high schools in America
WMAQ-TV
A new report has ranked the most challenging high schools in the nation and a number of Illinois schools made the list. The report by the Washington Post ranked more than 23,000 public schools in America based on their placement tests and graduation rates.
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Rauner questions the need for 850-plus school districts in Illinois
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently said that it's a "travesty" for Illinois to be "dead last" in general funding for its schools and promised to send more money to classrooms.
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Researchers cut down procrastination by making it less fun
Inside Higher Ed via PBS NewsHour
The key to making online students focus on their course work may be making procrastination as unenjoyable as possible, according to a study out of Cornell University.
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How schools are trying to help kids cope with anxiety
The Record
Hysterically begging not to go to school each morning, then, once there, tears, trips to the nurse's office, focus lost to a cycle of worries and a never-ending series of questions for teachers about the schedule and assignments. For kids with anxiety, school can be a nightmare of fear-inducing, day-disrupting land mines, set off by triggers, including separation from parents, academic pressures, social situations and germ phobias.
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Civic education could be required in all Illinois schools
WNIJ-FM
Eighty-three percent of Illinois high schools already require some form of civic education. A measure approved by the Illinois House would require all schools to teach it.
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Elementary schools implement new 'superhero' program to improve student's behavior
Journal Inquirer via Daily Reporter
A new superhero has taken up residence in some elementary school classrooms in Connecticut under a pilot program to help students recognize and combat behavior problems.
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Bullied teens more likely to carry weapons to school
Business Standard
Bullied teens more likely to carry weapons to school High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to new U.S. research.
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All about EpiPens
The News-Gazette
Just seconds after kids come into contact with foods they're allergic to, the frightening symptoms of a reaction can begin to appear. But a quarter of all first-ever cases of anaphylaxis episodes happen to kids while they're at school, catching everyone by surprise.
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