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Posted May 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Malachi and Abbey Brick were full of questions when their daughter, Maia, was born. They turned to many sources looking for answers.

Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.The study is mostly good...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:15 AM

CHICAGO — Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 9:40 AM

WASHINGTON — Do companies that service student loans make more money when they provide less service? The federal government’s consumer watchdog wants to see what changes can be made to help the 40 million people with student loan...

Updated May 13, 2015 at 7:56 AM

LOS ANGELES — Actress Elizabeth Banks, singer Jordin Sparks and Vice President Joe Biden are among those helping Tumblr establish a safe place from bullies online.The celebrities will appear in videos on the blogging website to...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON — Even as America's high school graduation rate has reached historic highs, the gains aren't consistent.Students with disabilities, low-income and minority students have failed to catch up with their peers, although some...

Updated May 11, 2015 at 8:01 AM

LOS ANGELES — Enrollment in state pre-kindergarten programs inched up slightly last year, but there's been little change in the overall percentage of children participating in the programs, according to a national study on early education...

Updated May 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

WASHINGTON — Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?The industry launched a campaign Wednesday that encourages companies to send their products to a third-party testing...

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide...

Updated Apr 29, 2015 at 1:57 PM

WASHINGTON — Time for another history lesson.Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card.The 2014 results from the...

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 2:21 PM

NEW YORK — "Ian, Ian, Ian," squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly joins her in the water.Five years ago, Anna wouldn't even utter...

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