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The 2010 Nation's Report Card Shows Gains and Losses in Students' Civics Knowledge
The Civics 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as "The Nation's Report Card," shows that civic knowledge (including knowledge of the American government and political system) has increased in fourth graders but decreased in twelfth graders, while Hispanic students improved across all grades. (read the story...)

Kate Middleton Bridal Doll Now Available
The Kate Middleton Bridal Doll, designed by Franklin Mint, is an authentic miniature replica of the new princess that includes the Queen's famous Scroll Tiara. (read the story...)

Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game
Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30. (read the story...)

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities
May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely. (read the story...)

Casting Call: Oprah Winfrey Network and Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment Looking for Dancers
The Oprah Winfrey Network and Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment are looking for men, women, and couples who want to dance. (read the story...)

FreshDirect Extends FreshArt Contest Deadline to June 15
To celebrate the launch of FreshDirect's KidPower™, a new line of freshly prepared kids meals, the company has teamed up with the Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) to present the FreshArt initiative, which invites students in grades three through six to create works of art that show what it means to share a meal with family. (read the story...)

Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents 'Autism and Asperger's Syndrome' This May
"Exploring Critical Issues," the award-winning broadcast series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, examines the research and policies affecting those with autism and Asperger's syndrome in a one-hour broadcast airing this May in the New York area. (read the story...)

Drive4Rebecca Completes Cross-Country Advocacy Tour
On April 16, Jon Singer and his daughter Rebecca, along with friends and family, set out on a 3,500-mile cross-country trek from New York to California to raise money and awareness for special needs advocacy. (read the story...)

Goya Gives Campaign Asks for Your Help to Fight Hunger
Through May 29, Goya is committed to donating one million pounds of healthy Goya products to food pantries in 11 communities. They are also asking for help from you. (read the story...)

New Special Needs Website Helps Parents Understand Their Child's Legal Rights
A new website launched by Littman Krooks, a law firm that specializes in special needs planning and special education advocacy, helps parents understand their child's legal rights. (read the story...)

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash
Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe. (read the story...)

Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest Winners Announced
Six students in grades 3-5 were chosen as winners of the American Pet Products Association's Third Annual National Children's Pet Poetry Contest. (read the story...)

Talk About Stress—Yours, and Your Kids'
ABC National News is interviewing moms about how a life-changing event may have had a stressful effect on their child or infant. Help them out, and read up on how to prevent transferring stress to your child. (read the story...)

YMCA Branches Citywide to Host Healthy Kids Day, April 16th
On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the YMCA of Greater New York invites families across the five boroughs and the tri-state region to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day. It’s all part of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day™, the nation’s largest health day for families. (read the story...)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved a new test method to measure lead in paint and other surface coatings of children’s products and household furniture. This development significantly expands the government approved options for lead testing and provides a powerful new analysis solution to industry for the measurement of lead in paint in children’s products to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). (read the story...)

New York City Mom is First Winner of Tasti D-Lite's Healthy Habit Search
NYC new mom Joeleen Tepper is the first winner of Tasti D-Lite's nationwide, year-long contest to find people whose healthy habits, including eating Tasti D-Lite, have improved their life and health. (read the story...)

Yahoo! Shine Revealed Findings of “Alcohol and America” Survey about Men and Women's Drinking Habits in Time for St. Patrick’s Day
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Yahoo! Shine, one of the world’s leading women’s lifestyle websites, released the results of its “Alcohol and America” survey. The survey asked 2,000 Americans in-depth questions about drinking habits, favorite kinds of drinks/alcohol, and overall views of drinking, as well as differences between men and women’s drinking habits. (read the story...)

Reducing Global Hunger and Poverty Starts with Better Nutrition for Women
Women suffer disproportionately from hunger, poverty, and disease—seven out of 10 hungry people worldwide are women. Hunger and poverty are directly related to the status of women in society; because women are often the main caregivers in their families, they are the critical link in improving their children's overall well-being. (read the story...)

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters' Golf Video Game Hits Stores
Electronic Arts Inc., announced today that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters has shipped in North America. For the first time in franchise history, players can experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to become a Masters champion. (read the story...)

Japan’s Top Soccer Players Come Together for Special Fundraising Event for Japan Disaster Relief
Sports network company, One World Sports, will broadcast the Japan Earthquake Relief Soccer Match between Japan’s National Team, the Samurai Blue and the J-League All Star team, in support of American Red Cross Japanese disaster relief efforts. (read the story...)

NYC's Japan Society Accepting Contributions for Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
The Japan Society has created a relief fund and is now accepting contributions to aid the thousands of victims affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. (read the story...)

Build-A-Bear Partners with St. Jude to Offer 'Cause for Celebration' Parties
The Build-A-Bear Workshop introduced its new "Cause for Celebration" parties, which will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and support children's cancer research. (read the story...)

March for Babies in the New York Metro Area
The March for Babies presents the perfect opportunity to get moving with your family — and teach them a little something about giving back in the process. Find a March happening in your area this spring. (read the story...)

NYMetroParents Wins 10 Parenting Publications of America Awards
NYMetroParents, Davler Media Group’s parenting division, took home 10 awards at the 2011 annual Parenting Publications of America awards competition held in Arlington, VA on March 6. (read the story...)

Studies Show Reduced Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy Can Harm Child Development
New evidence shows that FDA recommendations for reduced seafood consumption among pregnant and breastfeeding women may be too strict, as regular seafood consumption benefits brain and eye development. (read the story...)


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