The Clevleand Metropolitan School District is facing a critical start to the school year. The district is grappling with layoffs, shorter school days and a mega-levy on the ballot in November. By all accounts, the first day went pretty smoothly. In fact, CEO Eric Gordon gave opening day an A minus or B plus. Some […]

Black teens are not smoking cigarettes as much as they used to, but they are firing up cigars more frequently, according to data in a recent survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2009 to 2011, the rate of cigar smoking among African American high school students increased from 7.1 percent […]

Usually parents are the source of approval (and criticism) for their children’s choice in a significant other, but not anymore! A new website in Britain has placed children in control of finding a mate for their single parents. The website, myLovelyParent, is a new online dating website for people 50 and older. The website was […]

More than 50 children from across the country are gathering at the White House for the first kids’ “state dinner,” a luncheon hosted by first lady Michelle Obama. The 54 children ages 8 to 12 are winners of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which asked children and their parents to create original, nutritious lunch recipes […]

Some of the Cleveland schools had their first day of class Wednesday. As they start the year, there are many challenges. The Cleveland Municipal School District laid off hundreds of teachers in June, and the district will attempt to pass a 15-mill school levy in November. In addition, many of the district’s best schools still […]

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Volunteers from Charter One bank created their own village by stuffing backpacks with shiny school supplies that would will be given to children in need. Through the generosity and kindness of strangers who donated supplies at 60 Charter One Bank branches, we see […]

NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire is set to release a new book series for middle-school-aged children. The books are to be published by Scholastic in a series called STAT: Standing Tall and Talented. Co-written by Stoudemire with the Scholastic team, the New York Knicks captain’s first book of the series, Home Court, is about his life […]

U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. The results come from the first large U.S. look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. Children […]

The Department of Education held its third annual federal Bullying Prevention Summit in Washington, D.C. Monday and Tuesday. The goal of the event was to spread awareness ofand brainstorm initiatives to combat bullying, an ongoing issue facing many students. Bullying can result in tragic consequences including violent attacks, depression, and even suicide. Several notables attended […]

The Diocese of Cleveland and Nutrition Services will provide free lunches this summer for children in need through the Summer Food Service. The program provides free meals to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or […]

Should young children be able to use Facebook? And if so, under what conditions? Those are the questions bloggers and Twitter users are batting around the Internet on Monday following a news report saying Facebook is looking into ways it could let kids under the age of 13 use the site with parental consent. Currently, […]

CNN ran a story yesterday about the explosive growth of social media, smartphones and digital devices and how they are transforming our kids’ lives in school and at home. But is this a good or bad thing? Children, often even more than their adult parents, are congregating online, using tablets and smartphones, and downloading apps. […]