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Overuse of technology gadgets may cause ADHD-like symptoms in children
WDJT-TV
Phones and tablets are becoming more and more a part of daily life. According to some medical experts, the overuse of gadgets in children can contribute to ADHD-like symptoms. Children who have ADHD can have trouble paying attention and be overly active, according to Centers for Disease Control.
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Study: Behavior in kindergarten linked to adult success
CNN
A new study, a comprehensive 20-year examination of 800 children from kindergarten through their mid-20s published in the American Journal of Public Health, found a link between a child's social skills in kindergarten and how well they were doing in early adulthood.
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Documentary takes viewers inside the world of Internet addiction
By Ross Lancaster
The first scene of the Sundance-featured documentary "Web Junkie" begins with a group of young men playing the popular online game "World of Warcraft." With the game responsible for more than 100 million accounts worldwide, it's a scene that could take place in any country with broadband Internet access. But as the opening of the film takes place at an Internet café in China — the first country to deem Internet addiction a mental disorder — it takes on a greater significance.
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Couch potato toddlers at risk of future bullying
Medical News Today
The amount of time that toddlers spend in front of the TV influences their risk of being bullied by the time they reach sixth grade, according to the results of a new study.
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New Chicago school budget relies on state pension relief
Reuters via Business Insider
The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings by Illinois, school officials said. The third-largest U.S. public school system is projecting a $1.1 billion deficit in its fiscal 2016 budget, largely because of an approximately $675 million pension payment. If the $500 million in pension relief does not materialize, officials said, the school district would turn to "unsustainable borrowing and additional cuts" to balance the budget nearly halfway through the fiscal year.
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As economy improves, K-12 funding expansions top state priorities
By Archita Datta Majumdar
K-12 public education is funded by federal, state and local governments in the United States. While the federal government contributes about 10 percent to the total amount, local taxes make up for the bulk of the fund, about 40-50 percent. The Great Recession resulted in significant budget cuts across the country. However, as the economy is bouncing back, administrators, parents and teachers alike have run out of patience and are pushing for aggressive funding expansion.
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Report: 75 percent of LGBT students bullied in Illinois
WJBC-TV
A recent report reveals anti-bullying efforts have improved, but there is still progress to be made. The Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network examined over 13,000 school districts in all 50 states and their impact on school climate.
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Senate votes down federal protections for K-12 LGBT students
The Washington Post
In its first vote affecting gay people since the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, the Senate rejected a federal prohibition against discrimination and bullying in K-12 public schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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New LAUSD teachers learn ancient techniques to help students
KNBC-TV
Newly hired LAUSD teachers have become students as they learn some unusual strategies to accommodate students' growing needs for social and emotional support.
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