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School Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

School Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

The obesity epidemic in the United States is staggering, with nearly a third of American children and adolescents overweight or obese. If you're anything like me, when you read that you wondered what really constituted 'overweight' and whether a figure such as that was really so bad when you consi...

How Sesame Street Changed Everything

How Sesame Street Changed Everything

It's almost impossible to imagine a trip down the toy aisle without spying Big Bird, Grover, or Oscar the Grouch peeking out from the shelves. Sesame Street has been providing its unique mixture of education and entertainment long before the days of Doc McStuffins or Dora the Explorer.

Although c...

The Pros and Cons of Personal Technology in Schools

Technology has become an integral aspect of life in the workplace, at home, and even in our schools. In this day and age, the thought of going a day or two without regular access to a computer or smartphone is almost laughable for most people.

Today's students are still studying the same subjects...

The History of the Caldecott Medal

The History of the Caldecott Medal

Stories have stimulated imagination, creativity, and play among children for centuries. Sitting down to read a book together provides children and their caretakers with a short break from reality and time for bonding and togetherness.

Books provoke curiosity and discussion, all while exposing chi...