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PHOTO: Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds nine out of 10 parents moving children to seat belts before they are big enough. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - Kids may often want to act like grown-ups, but experts say riding in a car without a safety seat is something that should be put off for as long as possible. A new study released Tuesday from Safe Kids Worldwide finds a majority of parents moving their children to seat belts before t ...Read More

PHOTO: The Vikings have reactivated running back Adrian Peterson, with team owners saying they believe it's best to let the legal case proceed before they determine a course of action. Photo credit: Joe Bielawa/Flickr.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - It's a case that has revealed the deep divide in the state and across the country over the use of corporal punishment, and as of now, despite the allegations of child abuse, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back on the field. Peterson was reactivated Monday by the team ...Read More

PHOTO: Opposition is mounting to a planned new family detention center in South Texas that will house immigrant children and their families. Photo credit: Nicholas Morberg/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - With Immigration and Customs Enforcement moving ahead with plans for a massive new for-profit family detention center in South Texas, many in the region are giving the proposed ICE facility the cold shoulder. The center will be located on a 50-acre site just outside of the town of ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the majority of child-safety seats are not installed properly in cars. Free car-seat inspections are being held at sites around Ohio as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Graphic courtesy American Academy of Pediatrics.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. but it takes more than clicking the seat belt to keep them safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while the appropriate car or booster seat can reduce injuries by more than half, ...Read More

PHOTO: This is the first year Common Core standards for math and English are being taught in Washington classrooms. Schools are reaching out to parents and community groups, asking them to find out more about the standards so they can help ease students' transitions. Photo courtesy School's Out Washington.
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SPOKANE, Wash. – More than a million children in Washington are back in school, and students, teachers and parents are all adjusting to the new Common Core learning standards for English and math. Many districts and communities are working to ease the transition. In the Spokane area, consu ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study says parents benefit a great deal in states that have opted to expand Medicaid, and that in turn helps their children. Photo credit: JackF/iStockphoto.com

RICHMOND, Va. – Getting parents health coverage improves the well being of their children, according to new research that says states that expand Medicaid are doing a much better job of covering those adults. The report from the Urban Institute shows that states that have rejected Medicaid e ...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

NEW YORK – It's National Welcoming Week – a time when some Americans celebrate the value of immigrants to their communities. On Long Island, that means extending a hand to some very new and young arrivals. About 2,000 children have arrived in recent months on Long Island, escaping br ...Read More

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