The last open houses for WFISD students who may want to "opt out" of the new attendance zones for junior high and high schools are Thursday night.
One is dead and four high school students are injured after a crash early Sunday morning, and friends and loved ones are coming together to pray.
The annual Iwo Jima Reunion is officially underway.
A bus, owned by a national cable network rolled into Wichita Falls to provide an educational experience for some high school students.
One local business has more to offer the community thanks to some MSU students. One of MSU's entrepreneurship classes took a short journey into the real business world while helping the business owners get a new perspective.
BERKELEY, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – whether she’s assigning a problem, or helping students work out the answer, professor Zvezdelina Stankova is passionate about one thing: math.
There is a lot of pressure placed on students to succeed and many of them are turning to the "good grade pill". What is it? Prescription stimulants that are commonly used to treat children with ADHD.
Top students to walk the stage this weekend in their high school graduations.
Drugs given to help manage ADHD can be very effective when they are prescribed for kids who have been properly diagnosed. However, when these drugs are prescribed as study aids they can become addictive and can produce serious cardiac risks.
Dr. William D. Graf, professor of pediatrics and neurology at Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT, and five colleagues became concerned when they noticed the increasing number of physicians prescribing ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Adderall- to perfectly healthy children.
The dramatic increase in the number of children taking stimulants and other "study drugs," as they are popularly known, seems to back up his anecdotal evidence.
The Yale doctors have publicly taken a position on this topic in a paper that offers guidance to physicians and discusses the ethics of prescribing stimulant drugs to children who do not have ADHD in order to help them do better in school.
The paper suggests that physicians have a moral obligation to prevent misuse of medication.
It concludes that the practice of "neuroenhancements" isn't justifiable. It adds that the prescription of these drugs is inadvisable because of "numerous social, developmental, and professional integrity issues."
"We are a highly competitive society, and we know some physicians are prescribing these at a parent's request," Graf said. "Other parents have told us they felt doctors pushed these drugs on their children."
Several studies have looked at the increase number of students who are taking study drugs. A 2004 study notes that in some U.S. schools "the proportion of boys taking methylphenidate (Ritalin) exceeds the highest estimates of the prevalence of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder."
Another study suggests that about 16% of the population of some high schools and colleges use prescription drugs as study aids.
Other college professors have noticed the increase in college students
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we're reminded of his hard work, strong heart, and giving spirit. A group of local students put his philosophies into action today by volunteering during their day away from the classroom.
High school teacher accused of giving drugs to student.
Six middle school students arrested after attack on school bus driver.
Authorities say a small explosion and fire in a central Pennsylvania eighth-grade science classroom required hospital treatment for seven students and a teacher.
Since first hearing about the use of radio frequency technology to track public school students in 2004, state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, has filed a bill during every subsequent legislative session to prohibit the technology's usage.
As students head back to school after Thanksgiving break, more high school students could end up on Santa's "nice" list this year.
An Arizona high school teacher was suspended without pay for the remainder of the fall semester after locking three students in a closet to discipline them.
Privacy's last stand is taking place not far from The Alamo in Texas right now, to hear some people tell it. Two schools in San Antonio have begun tracking students using radio-enabled computer chips embedded in their ID cards, allowing administrators to know the precise whereabouts of their charges on campus -- be it in class, in the bathroom, in a stairwell or AWOL -- all while sitting at a computer.
Students at Fowler Elementary School painted dozens of pumpkins and delivered them to American National Bank , where the pumpkins will be on display.
A new program at Washington-Jackson Elementary encourages students to start thinking about college earlier in life.