- Unconventional rewards help boost school attendance Updated: Oct-09-15 2:59 pm
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - There's peer pressure at Monroe Elementary to go to class, so much so that the school has been recognized by the Granite School District for its gains in average daily attendance.
- Fatherhood program for South Dakota inmates loses funding Updated: Oct-09-15 8:06 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The future is unclear for a fatherhood program for outgoing inmates in South Dakota after it lost its federal grant funding.
- Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings Updated: Oct-07-15 1:44 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.
- Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil Updated: Oct-07-15 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.
- A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids Updated: Oct-05-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.
- Patrick Kennedy memoir takes hard look at family, addiction Updated: Oct-05-15 8:22 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family.
- Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.
- Nebraska AG opposes new request in same-sex marriage case Updated: Sep-29-15 5:12 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska attorney general's office is objecting to a new effort by a civil liberties group to have both same-sex spouses listed as parents on their children's birth certificates.
- Health program offers free birth control to more poor teens Updated: Sep-24-15 1:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials say the consolidation of Texas health programs should help thousands of poor Texas teens get free access to birth control for the first time.
- South Korea-backed app puts children at risk Updated: Sep-20-15 3:21 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Security researchers say they found critical weaknesses in a South Korean government-mandated child surveillance app - vulnerabilities that left the private lives of the country's youngest citizens open to hackers.
- Trump's advice to teens: Follow your heart, do what you love Updated: Sep-20-15 12:44 am
URBANDALE, Iowa - Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes.
- Woman creates interactive map to help young, single mothers Updated: Sep-19-15 1:09 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - First off, University of Kentucky senior Laura Greenfield credits her Tates Creek High School's International Baccalaureate program, which gave her so many college credits that she could explore many majors at UK before deciding.
- Alabama court refuses to recognize lesbian mother's adoption Updated: Sep-18-15 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court refused Friday to recognize a lesbian woman's adoptions of her ex-partner's children that were granted in Georgia.
- Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards Updated: Sep-18-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - Congress is deciding whether it wants another pitched battle with first lady Michelle Obama and the administration over school lunches that put more whole grains in kids' meals and cut salty foods.
- Australia to penalize parents who don't vaccinate children Updated: Sep-16-15 2:23 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian government said on Wednesday that it will pass a law that would withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children.
- Obama has college advice for Malia - but will she take it? Updated: Sep-14-15 6:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - President Barack Obama has plenty of advice for his daughter Malia as she gets ready to go off to college in a year.
- Government says students can apply earlier for college aid Updated: Sep-13-15 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
- School districts see teacher shortages after years of cuts Updated: Sep-13-15 7:39 am
LOS ANGELES - After years of recession-related layoffs and hiring freezes, school systems across the United States are in urgent need of more qualified teachers.
- Obama unveils a scaled-back college search tool Updated: Sep-12-15 6:04 am
WASHINGTON - Sharply scaling back plans for a government-run college rating system, President Barack Obama is now trumpeting a redesigned online tool that will give students and their parents information about costs, student loans and other data to help them choose among the nation's colleges and universities.
- Monroe-based group gets grant to aid teen parents Updated: Sep-12-15 4:05 am
MONROE, Louisiana - A Monroe-based nonprofit organization devoted to helping children and families is receiving a grant to provide services for teenage parents.
- Study suggests getting blood pressure even lower saves lives Updated: Sep-12-15 2:05 am
WASHINGTON - Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
- NYC ends consent requirement for circumcision suction ritual Updated: Sep-09-15 6:33 pm
NEW YORK - People who perform an ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision suction ritual will no longer have to get parents to sign acknowledgements of potential health risks, the city Board of Health decided Wednesday, reversing a policy that pitted health officials against religious leaders over a practice that dates to biblical times.