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There's an Epidemic Spreading
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Taranto_MainImage.jpg Greg Taranto A current United States Food and Drug Administration public service announcement starts with "There's an epidemic spreading…" The ad goes on to provide a visual representation of how smoking e-cigarettes impacts the brain and...
The Hidden Benefits of Video Games
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65 million users of Pokemon Go gained in the week after it launched, the craze rekindled the debate of the utility of video games in the classroom and the appropriateness in the workplace. In this first of a two-part series, we'll share utilitarian skills to be...
Working Up a (Brain) Sweat
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disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers, would you buy it in bulk? What if you learned that this medicine's only negative feature was that instead of requiring a quick swallow with some water, it would take 30–60 minutes to consume and during that time it...
Culture & Community
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school-wide programs, and related policies" (p. 38). Young adolescents—due to their impulsivity, neurological make-up, and inclination to push physical boundaries—are primed to make interesting and potentially harmful decisions about their own health. While we...
Weaving STEM, Exploration, and Community Service
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an epidemic plaguing our country. It's creeping through our communities and into many of our schools. It's not the flu. It's the number of young people who are dropping out of school at alarming rates, walking away from an education that would improve their lives,...
Welcome to Camp Lightning Thief!
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Taranto, Jeremy Kuharcik, & Mindy Wright The mother of a seventh grade student at Canonsburg Middle School in Pennsylvania sent the following message to Mrs. Wright, a language arts teacher: Just wanted to let you know how much Alex has been enjoying The...
Preventing Underage Drinking
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the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems. Although underage drinking is on the decline, it still presents a significant challenge. At about age 9, children begin thinking that alcohol may not be just for adults. By age 15, many young...
How Middle Level Students Were Inspired to Give Back
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disease, and during a two-week stay at the hospital, she noticed the limited DVD collection. She donated some from her family collection when she got home. The exuberant response to her small donation made her realize she was on to something. Since then, she's...
Toot Your Horn: It's a Matter of Survival
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of school success. But with the increased competition from charter schools and private schools, public schools can no longer rely on their “good standing” in the community to draw students and maintain community support. When public relations became a major...
Coding Is TOPS in Middle School
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Taranto, Angela Marasco One fine September morning, a class of eighth graders funneled into Angela's fourth floor classroom expecting a new logic problem, math puzzle, or challenge. But not that day. Instead, the students noticed 12 small, sphere-shaped...
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