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Why handing out melatonin to kids in day care is dangerous

Three day care workers were arrested for allegedly administering melatonin-laced gummy bears to the 2-year-old children in their care in Illinois on Friday — a potentially dangerous decision. “This is just a horrible case of bad judgment,” Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner told CBS Chicago. ...

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Educating Students Who Are ‘Invisible’

By The Editors The American education system has a long list of programs intended to serve students who need something more from teachers than standard instruction. There are trained special educators for students whose disabilities get in the way of their learning. There are special programs for English-language learners, gifted-education ...

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A Pediatrician’s Advice for Treating Student Trauma

Commentary Doctors and schools must work together to tackle student adversity Even for a pediatrician like Nadine Burke Harris, who works with children who experience trauma, the data are startling: Nearly two-thirds of adults report having at least one adverse childhood experience, or ACE, such as abuse, neglect, or a ...

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The Gifted Child in Foster Care: Lost in the Shuffle

Merissa Humes, left, an education specialist with Treehouse, an advocacy group focused on getting foster students on a college-bound track, counsels student Jordon Marshelle Barrett at the group’s Seattle office. Humes has weekly meetings with students to help them set goals, apply to colleges and for scholarships, and plan for ...

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Puerto Rico Schools Seek Emotional Healing for Students, Teachers

Adrieliz Ramirez Ares, an 8th grader at Gullermina Rosado De Ayala elementary and middle school in Loiza, Puerto Rico, holds her brother, Adrien Bayron, 2, at their home. —Swikar Patel/Education Week Arecibo, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria has taken people away from Yzmar Roman. The 16-year-old Puerto Rican high school student’s ...

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