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Source: Fox News

Wisconsin girl, 13, 'missing and in danger' after parents found dead in home, sheriff says

Today 05:11 GMT

Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl considered “missing and in danger” after her parents were found dead inside their home in northwestern Wisconsin on Monday, the sheriff’s office said.

That's our only goal right now," Fitzgerald later said at a news briefing, adding that the girl was not considered a suspect in her parents' deaths.

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Source: Common Domain

Mommy, Can I Be Spider-Man for Halloween (A Week Later: No, Batman!)

Today 07:01 GMT

Angela Rubin was thrilled with her efficiency for buying her daughter an “Elsa” costume for Halloween when it was on sale in July. At 4 years old, Maggie was obsessed with the princess from the movie “Frozen.”

“She comes to me all sheepish and says, ‘Mommy, I want to change my Halloween costume,’ like she was dropping out of school,” Ms. Rubin said.

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Source: Washington Post

Post-U. Md. poll: Maryland parents say crowded classrooms are a problem

Monday 23:41 GMT

More than 6 in 10 Maryland parents with children 18 or younger believe crowded classrooms are a problem in their schools, according to a new poll that also shows substantial concern about low test scores and overtesting.

Focusing on parents, the poll finds that a significant minority — 38 percent — believe that corruption in their public school system is a problem, and 29 percent call it a “major problem.”

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Source: Common Domain

The High Cost of Financially Helping Children Into Adulthood

Saturday 13:36 GMT

If parents enter retirement without the necessary savings, adult children may need to step up to support their aging parents—right when they need to be putting their own children through college and saving for their own retirement.

Since 1960, the base cost of parenting a child to age 18 has skyrocketed from $25,200 to $234,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2017 Expenditures on Children by Families.

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Source: The Guradian

It's time to abandon the cruelty of meritocracy

Saturday 21:50 GMT

No matter how hard we might try to make it otherwise, there is a fundamental and irreducible level of unfairness to market competition, one that undermines the moral legitimacy of market outcomes and provides a justification for taking reasonable steps to make them more equal.

No moral intuition is more hard-wired into Americans’ conception of their country as a just society than equality of opportunity.

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Source: Washington Post

Many families at acclaimed D.C. arts school cleared of enrollment fraud, school leaders and parents say

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Administrators and parents at Duke Ellington School of the Arts say a significant share of families accused of residency fraud have been cleared of wrongdoing — an assertion that appears to undermine a high-profile investigation that rocked the acclaimed public arts school in the District.

“When we find evidence of tuition fraud, we will take action to hold individuals accountable for breaking D.C. law,” said David Mayorga, a spokesman for D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine. “On this particular group of cases, we are coordinating with [the superintendent’s office] to ensure we do not duplicate efforts.”

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Source: Global News

LeBron James says his kids drink wine at home — is this dangerous?

Saturday 22:45 GMT

The NBA icon revealed to CBS Sports recently that his sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce, 14 and 11 years old, drink wine at home with their parents.

The findings, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, indicate that kids who sipped alcohol in Grade 6 were more likely to consume a full drink, get drunk or drink heavily by Grade 9. Most of the study participants indicated that their first sips of alcohol were provided to them at home, most likely by a parent.

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Source: Common Domain

How Fathers Should Talk With Their Sons About Sex in the #MeToo Era

Sunday 14:30 GMT

The report stated that a majority of respondents said their parents had never spoken to them about consent, including “being sure your partner wants to have sex and is comfortable doing so before having sex,” the “importance of not pressuring someone to have sex with you,” and the “importance of not having sex with someone who is too intoxicated or impaired to make a decision about sex.” Almost 60% of respondents had never talked with their parents about the importance of “being a caring and respectful sexual partner.”


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