Morning Brew 09-27-09

Posted by: , August 27, 2009 in 10:08 am

Today’s top headlines for parents

morning%20brew%20pic Morning Brew 09 27 09The use of antidepressants early during pregnancy can double the risk of the baby being born with a heart defect.

Wisconsin has passed a law to make attendance in kindergarten mandatory for all five year olds.

A federal judge gave two teachers the benefit of the doubt and acquitted them of intentionally violating an agreement to not promote Christianity in school after they… accidentally… lead a lunch time prayer.

Technology is transforming the way kids read:

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When it comes to middle schools, smaller is better.

Once they get tagged as not so well-behaved students, kids may find it hard to convince teachers that their bad reputation should be put behind them.

A new initiative encourages fathers to get more involved with their children’s education.

Teens are safer drivers when they have to share a car than when they have one of their own.

American Girl runs into controversy with its latest doll, a homeless girl whose storyline, they hope, will “offer valuable lessons about life”.

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Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland for the statutory rape of a 13-year old model in 1977.

One month along with their second baby, David Boreanaz reports in that mother and child are “happy and healthy”.

The instinct to have children dies hard for some and, with a new wife onboard, Bruce Willis knows “anything is possible”.

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