Michelle Obama launched a new program Tuesday aimed at eliminating childhood obesity within one generation. The “Let’s Move” initiative, which seeks to reshape childhood eating and exercise habits, marks her first major public policy effort as first lady. Continue reading
Billions of dollars are about to come available in new federal education spending, pitting states against one another for a piece of the pie. John Merrow reports. Continue reading
As part of a series of reports on school reform in the nation’s capital, John Merrow checks in with D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee, who has had to make difficult — and controversial — decisions regarding school closures and staff cuts. Continue reading
John Merrow reports on the controversial steps D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city’s school system, including closing 23 schools by 2010. Continue reading
In Mexico City, where schools and businesses were shuttered during the first H1N1 outbreak last spring, the initial fear surrounding the virus has lifted, but health officials warn that young children are being unexpectedly hard hit this flu season. Continue reading
Over 2 million Stork Craft baby cribs have been voluntarily recalled due to safety concerns such as potential suffocation. Ray Suarez has more. Continue reading
Hit children’s television show “Sesame Street” celebrates its 40th anniversary Tuesday. Please enjoy Cookie Monster’s hilarious poetry reading below.
Healthy pregnant women had a good immune response after one dose of the H1N1 vaccine, but young children should get two doses for optimal protection, according to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases trial results released Monday. Continue reading