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Kan. Proposed Law Would Allow Teachers To Spank, Leave Marks

February 18, 2014
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A state lawmaker has proposed a bill allowing parents, caregivers and teachers to strike a child up to 10 times and leave bruising or redness. Video provided by Newsy

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Belgium Expected To Pass Law Allowing Child Euthanasia

Belgium Expected To Pass Law Allowing Child Euthanasia

Newsy (Feb. 13, 2014) — Despite protests from a vocal minority, Belgian lawmakers were expected to pass a proposed law Thursday allowing terminally ill children to end life. Video provided by Newsy
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Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs

Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs

AP (Aug. 22, 2014) — The University of Northern Colorado has launched a pilot program this year to allow students to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in the dorms. Officials will allow pets under 40 pounds in a designated residence hall. Video provided by AP
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Genetically Engineered Babies Lead to Evil Eugenics

Genetically Engineered Babies Lead to Evil Eugenics (Feb. 13, 2013) — Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don't fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our tinkering. But even if the science could be perfected, is it morally wrong? Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity?
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Childhood Language Development: The 30 Million Word Gap

Childhood Language Development: The 30 Million Word Gap (Nov. 15, 2011) — Surveys of district administrators and teachers suggest a need for support in identifying curricular models designed for young 5 year olds. In 2011-12, several school districts began implementing TK early, including Los Angeles Unified School District, Kingsburg Unified School District and Soquel Unified School District. These districts are also implementing groundbreaking work and designing curricular models based on the latest brain development research that highlights how Dual Language Learners most effectively acquire language. Join this session to hear from experts from these districts on their best practice models.
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