Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines

Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines

The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.

School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home

School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home

Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.

Good sleep habits ready kids for school success

Good sleep habits ready kids for school success

Children who have good sleep habits by age 5 do better at school, a new study finds.

Head lice no cause for panic

Head lice no cause for panic

Most parents have at one time or another received the dreaded school notice: a case of head lice has been detected in your child's class.

Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn

Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn

Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.

Exercise + classwork may = better math scores

Exercise + classwork may = better math scores

Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests.

Uncorrected eye problem linked to learning issues for preschoolers

Uncorrected eye problem linked to learning issues for preschoolers

Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

Texting after dark may harm teens' sleep, grades

Texting after dark may harm teens' sleep, grades

Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

Parent's depression may harm child's grades

Parent's depression may harm child's grades

A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.

College kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices

College kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices

College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices -- such as smartphones -- for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.