By PBS NewsHour
Lower-income parents tend to worry that their children might fall victim to violence, while parents with higher incomes worry their kids are burdened by busy schedules. That’s one finding of a major new survey on the ways socioeconomic divides affect…
Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult,” shares her essay on why she believes it is important for parents to get over overparenting.
The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma has grown dramatically, with high-crime cities being hit especially hard. In a joint report with The Detroit News, special correspondent Indira Lakshmanan examines emerging research that indicates stress, abuse and violence may play…
Today's teens and tweens are constantly connecting -- to TV, computers, smartphones and tablets. Kids between 8 and 12 report spending an average of 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen, while teenagers spend more than 6.5 hours…
A lot has changed about parenting since the first days of America, including our perceptions of what’s best for our children. Jennifer Senior, author of "All Joy and No Fun," offers her Brief But Spectacular take on the paradoxes of…
If you take a look at orchestras around the country, you'll find a striking lack of black and Latino players. Changing the face of classical music is the mission of Project STEP, a Boston organization that for more than 30…
The Department of Justice has concluded that the state of Georgia is illegally segregating students with disabilities and behavioral issues. A two-year investigation found that some of the programs are even housed in dilapidated buildings once used as all black…
Angola is a country of extreme wealth, thanks to oil and diamonds. Yet, it has the highest child-mortality rate in the world. Rampant corruption accounts for a large part of this contradiction. Nicholas Kristof, an op-ed columnist for The New…
By News Desk
Some schools in areas of Nepal that were hit by two powerful earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 reopened Sunday.
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