A new Los Angeles arts high school will auction off the naming rights to the whole school, its programs, theaters and buildings as part of an effort to raise some $45 million. The district hopes to attract philanthropists rather than corporations to bid for names.
While younger children are still requesting high-priced items for the holidays, more teens are scaling back on gifts themselves and understand when their parents need to do the same, according to new research. Still, younger teens and children may need more financial education to make wiser spending choices, said Jack Kosakowski, president of Junior Achievement USA.
With childhood obesity and nutrition concerns on the rise, some schools are focusing on milk to improve what youths consume during school hours. Sweetened, organic and soy varieties have been added, while flavored milk has been banned in some schools.
New reports from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization that detail childhood injuries are designed to instruct adults and policymakers where they might concentrate their safety efforts where kids are concerned.
While new technology might lead students to read more, a researcher says that reading digital text does not offer the complete experience of handling a traditional book. The added steps of clicking and scrolling on a computer screen might cause students to retain less of what they are reading and become less involved with the text, according to Anne Mangen, an associate professor at the Center for Reading Research at the University of Stavanger in Norway, who researched new reading devices.