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GRAPHIC: Schools in Illinois and around the country are using wireless Internet connections  and receiving billions in federal aid to expand Wi-Fi use - despite growing concern that exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) transmissions may be harmful to students and teachers. Graphic credit: Compfight/Flickr

WILMETTE, Ill. – Warnings about the potential hazards of radiation from Wi-Fi in school classrooms are on the rise. But those who are concerned about the health effects of Radiofrequency Radiation – RFR, as it's known – are finding it can be hard to make headway. Sheri Calarco, ...Read More

PHOTO: Parents, students and community leaders are now at the table with school districts, working on ways to address the state's academic achievement gaps between white students and students of color. Photo credit: Thomas Martin/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the state continues to wrestle with one of the worst academic achievement gaps in the nation, some progress is being made to lessen that divide between white students and those of color. Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says while the advances are comin ...Read More

PHOTO: The California Legislature has declared September School Attendance Awareness Month, in an effort to urge families, communities and schools to prioritize student attendance. Photo credit: Humboldt State University.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California kids are back in school - and now the goal is to keep them going back. State leaders have come together to declare September as "School Attendance Awareness Month." Assemblymember Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, who authored the recently passed resolution, said the first ...Read More

PHOTO: Understanding sleep safety is important in helping reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the major cause of death in the United States for infants ages one month to one year. Photo credit: Jessica Merz/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With stronger requirements coming into effect this year on safety training for Minnesota child-care locations, providers across the state are now starting to plug into a new tool to meet that mandate. Called Anytime Learning, the new training format was launched in July. Corey Woo ...Read More

PHOTO: At an event in Framingham, a new effort was launched this week to find and enroll Massachusetts school kids in health insurance plans. The Back to School campaign is targeting communities where English is a second language. Photo courtesy of Health Care for All.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - It's back-to-school time for kids in the Commonwealth - and time for an effort by health-care advocates to find those children who are without health insurance. The "Back to School Campaign" kicked off with an event in Framingham, a community with a high concentration of immigra ...Read More

PHOTO: Sandy Oxley of Voices for Ohio's Children presents their new brief Tackling Child Hunger in Ohio, which examines efforts to address food insecurity among the youngest Ohioans. Photo courtesy of Joree Jacbos.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Organizations that serve Ohio children are joining with hunger-fighting groups to address the continuing hunger crisis among the state's youngest residents. A new brief called Tackling Child Hunger in Ohio from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and Voices for Ohio's Children looks ...Read More

PHOTO: The Our Children, Our Future campaign says there has been mushrooming enthusiasm building towards next week's events aimed at easing West Virginia child poverty. Photo courtesy of the Our Children, Our Future campaign.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Organizers stress next week's Our Children, Our Future campaign events at the state capitol will be much larger than last year's. They credit real public interest and a lot of grassroots organizing. Stephanie Tyree, director of community engagement and policy for The We ...Read More

PHOTO: The database for now includes more than 12,000 child-care and early-education programs. Parents can research everything from schedules to quality ratings. Photo credit: Morgan/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Experts agree quality early childhood is one of the keys for future success in life, and Minnesota parents now have more tools to find the perfect education provider for their kids. The website has been expanded with a database parents can now search that includes ...Read More

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