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Exclusion more harmful to teens than overt bullying
University of Queensland via Medical Xpress
A University of Queensland researcher has found that social exclusion among teens can be more harmful than direct bullying.
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NCWIT is now accepting applications for Aspirations in Computing and the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award
ISCA
The National Center for Women & Information Technology is now accepting applications for the Award for Aspirations in Computing and the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.

Any U.S. high school woman with outstanding aptitude and interest in computing is eligible to apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing, sponsored by Bank of America at the national level and Microsoft at the local level. Applications are open online through Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. EDT. Click here.

Any U.S. high school educator who encourages women's interest and participation in technology pursuits is eligible to apply for the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award, sponsored by AT&T. Applications are open online through Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. EDT. Click here.

Illinois has three affiliates hosting regional awards.

Each award recipient receives recognition at an award event and various prizes including computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, engraved awards, and more. Additionally, recipients are granted exclusive online access, financially supported by Bloomberg, to a network of supporters and tech-related opportunities as encouragement to persist in computing education and careers.

"We know that a sense of belonging is a key persistence factor for young women who chose computing degrees and careers," said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders. "Not only do these awards increase the visibility of young technical women and their educators, they also grant entry into an inclusive community of peers that support each other in advancing their innovative dreams. We are grateful for the generous funding from our national sponsors — Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg and Microsoft."

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Illinois to revise school discipline policies for 2016
WQAD-TV
Illinois will be launching a plan aiming to make school discipline more effective while keeping more kids in school. The new law goes into effect in September 2016. At Eagle Ridge School in Silvis, discipline is a part of life. "Any public school would honor that expulsion," said Superintendent Andy Richmond. The school reported 30 suspensions and two expulsions during the past year. Those figures will likely change in 2016.
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Over 200 Illinois schools to receive fruit and vegetables
WAND-TV
A federal program aims to provide students across the state with access to free fruits and vegetables during the school year. The Illinois State Board of Education announces more than 200 Illinois schools will be participating in the federally funded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in the 2015-16 school year.
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Report: More ADHD cases being diagnosed at younger ages
CNN
One-third of children in the United States have been found to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder before 6 years old, according to a new report.
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Childhood depression is on the rise
Business Insider
Twenty years ago depression and other mental health disorders in children were almost unknown and overlooked. Many physicians doubted the existence of depression in children because they believed children lacked the mature psychological and cognitive structure to experience such problems.
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Bullying in school: Signs and solutions
WKXW-FM
New Jersey's Anti-bullying Bill of Rights is among the strongest such laws in the country, but it does not completely wipe away from the problem. Stuart Green, director of the New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention, said adults, particularly those in charge at school, are expected to be on the front lines of limiting harassment and intimidation between students.
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AT&T launches new program to help parents, kids deal with cyberbullying
WBBM-TV
A new program to help victims of cyberbullying — especially young gay, lesbian and transgender people — was rolled out in the Boystown neighborhood. An estimated 42 percent of LGBT youth have been harassed online, three times the rate of others. AT&T's new "Digital You" program aims to instruct people how to avoid trolls and bullies online.
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Should schools screen kids for mental health problems?
Healthline
When children are about to start school, most parents don't think twice about making sure they have the required immunizations. School physicals have long been a part of American culture. But why aren't children screened for mental health problems the same way they are screened for hernias, head lice and other conditions?
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The risks of Adderall abuse in sports
KTXL-TV
Focus, drive and energy are important qualities for athletes. And the pressure to excel has recently led many to abuse Adderall.
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