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Study finds link between teen obesity and learning gap

A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: obesity, Learning, paula wolfson

Police urge parents to monitor their teen's mobile apps

Police say a sexting case in Prince William County is an example of a growing problem and that parents need to take a greater role in monitoring their children's online and mobile activity.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: mobile apps, sexting, parenting, computer harassment, crime, kathy stewart

Montgomery Co. schools seek input on changes to school start times

Proposed changes to public school start and end times are getting a lot of attention in Montgomery County, and there's still time to share your opinion.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:23am EST

Tags: school start time, michelle basch, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Public Schools, mcps,

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Still no decision on Fairfax start times, budget impact unknown

Fairfax County school officials are still weighing their options as they consider delaying start times for high school students.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:36am EST

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, school start times, kathy stewart, sleep deprivation,

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Local doctors work with schools to improve concussion treatment

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children who suffer a concussion should take time off of school as well as from the playing field. And local doctors are working with area schools to expand concussion treatment to the classroom.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 08:16pm EDT

Tags: concussions, neuropsychology, children, paula wolfson

Starting high school later may help sleepy teens

Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted later starts but other districts say it's too complicated to shift schedules

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: sleep, school start times, Anne Arundel Public Schools

Teens prefer newer social media sites over Facebook

Teenagers aren't as crazy about Facebook as they used to be. So what's hot now?

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 05:02am EDT

Tags: Facebook, parenting, Internet, Joan Jones

'Contagious' suicide a concern in teens

The third-leading cause of death among young people isn't disease or accident -- it's suicide. And according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one happens every 13.7 minutes.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 08:52am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, parenting, suicide, suicide prevention, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Association of School Psychologists

Nearly half of teens admit texting while driving, study says

"This is really a huge problem," says the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Adesman

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: text while driving, texting and driving, texting while driving

Leggings as pants: A local school sets the standards

A local teen's clothing choice is causing a ruffle in the dress policy at a Montgomery County high school.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 01:56pm EDT

Tags: leggings, Rockland High School, Montgomery County, high school, style

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