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Study: Students Who Play Instruments, Take Music Classes Have Better Grades Than Peers

By John Anderer VANCOUVER, British Columbia — High school music courses frequently fall victim to budget cuts due to the general belief that other subjects, such as math or history, are more important to students’ education. However, a new study performed at the University of British…

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Schools Are Tracking Your Child’s Mental Health—Whether You Like It or Not

By Kerry McDonald A worrying trend is emerging in schools across the country. With increasing regularity, school districts are tracking students’ mental health and raising flags if a screening shows something amiss. Student mental health tracking is often framed in terms of safety or prevention, arguing…

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This School Banned Cell Phones and Happiness Followed

By Heather Callaghan, Editor As research into EMF sensitivity and social media addiction continues to surface, it’s no surprise that some institutions are trying their own little happiness experiments. After all, schools are supposed to be for focused education, and the added distractions and social pressures of…

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Yoga and Mindfulness In School Helped Children With Anxiety

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A small study compared school-based yoga/mindfulness to typical school methods of dealing with anxiety in children. Typical methods of school-based help for anxiety include speaking to a counselor and other activities guided by a social worker. A Tulane University study published in the…

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