September 20, 2017

How the internet is being used to abandon kids

international adoption

When international adoptions don’t work out, some families are reportedly turning to the internet to unseal the deal.  Read more about it

Mexico passes major education reform

mexico passes major education reform

Mexico’s senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping reform of the notoriously dysfunctional public school system early Wednesday, handing President Enrique Pena Nieto an important victory in his push to remake some of his country’s worst-run institutions. Read more

Children are face of Syrian conflict

Syrian conflict

As with most wars, however, the real faces and stories of the Syrian conflict belong to the children and families unlucky enough to get caught up in others’ violence. Read more

Children die from agricultural pesticide in school lunch

23 Indian children between the ages of 5 and 12 died this week from “very toxic” levels of an agricultural pesticide in their school lunch. Read more

More children die in hot cars this summer

hot car

A two-year-old girl is dead and her sibling and cousin are in critical condition after her parents left the children in a hot car in India because they didn’t want to be bothered with the youngsters while shopping. Read more  

Younger generation more supportive of Snowden

Snowden

The generation that grew up in the digital age is the least supportive of the U.S. government collecting personal data online in the interests of national security. Read more

World’s Population Could Reach 11 Billion by 2100

world's population

The world’s population could reach 11 billion by the year 2100, according to a new statistical analysis. That represents 800 million more people than was forecast in 2011. Most of that increase comes because birth rates in Africa haven’t dropped as fast as projected. “The fertility decline in Africa has slowed down or stalled to… Read more

9-Year-Old Calls Out McDonald’s CEO

McDonald's

Hannah Robertson, 9, flew in with her mom from Kelowna, British Columbia, to attend McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday in Oak Brook, Ill., the company’s headquarters. “Something that I don’t think is fair is when big companies try to trick kids into eating food that isn’t good for them by using toys and cartoon characters,”… Read more

Arvind Mahankali, 13, wins 2013 National Spelling Bee

2013 national spelling bee

After coming in second and third place in the last two years, Arvind Mahankali finally clinched the Scripps’ 2013 National Spelling Bee title when he spelled “knaidel” correctly. Read why this word was fitting

Why Don’t French Kids Have ADHD?

Why don't french kids have adhd

9% of American children are diagnosed with ADHD today, where only .5% of children in France are. Why Don’t French Kids Have ADHD in the same amount?  One family therapist argues Americans see it is a biological disorder treated with chemicals where the French view it as a societal one that can be remedied with stricter… Read more