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Posted: Feb 7, 2016
A lopsided school-to-life ratio not readying kids for success
Youngstown Vindicator
When she was 13, my diligent daughter was assigned a science project on cell biology. She had to make up “families” of cell parts, complete with personality traits based on their functions. A clever idea, but it was impossible for Shelby to devote the ...

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Posted: Feb 7, 2016
Reading Eagle

New book urges parents to reorder life for the sake of the kids
Reading Eagle
NEW YORK - Dr. Leonard Sax has been a family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counselors, school psychologists and juvenile justice professionals. He's also a dad, and ...

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Posted: Feb 7, 2016
Dublin High School to Screen “Beyond Measure”, Award-Winning Sequel of “Race to Nowhere
OneDublin.org (blog)
Beyond Measure Dublin High School Screening Dublin parent Dana Ogden, who wrote the widely read and discussed open letter on students struggling with too much homework and too little sleep, is bringing a special event to the Dublin community. To help ...

Posted: Feb 5, 2016
Milford: 'Buzz' growing around homework forum
Milford Daily News
Superintendent Bob Tremblay said the conversation around homework went national in 2009 after the video Race To Nowhere gained traction in education circles. The video examines how overloading a student's day can have a negative impact on ...

Posted: Feb 5, 2016
Luther College News (blog)

Mental health: It's a social issue
Luther College News (blog)
I have been doing a fair amount of guest lectures and other speaking engagements since the launch of my book, Her Lost Year: A Story of Hope and a Vision for Optimizing Mental Health (July 2015). I've spoken to several social work classes and even a ...

Posted: Feb 4, 2016
Milford: 'Buzz' growing around homework forum
Milford Daily News
Superintendent Bob Tremblay said the conversation around homework went national in 2009 after the video Race To Nowhere gained traction in education circles. The video examines how overloading a student's day can have a negative impact on ...

Posted: Feb 4, 2016
News Briefs: CC4C to hold Valentine's Day adoptions
Contra Costa Times
Local filmmakers Vicki Abeles (Race to Nowhere, Beyond Measure) and Julie Rubio (East Side Sushi, Too Perfect) and Los Angeles filmmaker Jon Gun (My Date with Drew, Like Dandelion Dust, The Week) will serve as judges and select at least two finalists ...

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Posted: Feb 3, 2016
COMMENTARY: A lopsided school-to-life ratio is not readying children for success
Glens Falls Post-Star
Vicki Abeles is the author of “Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation.” She also directed and produced the documentaries “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture” and “Beyond ...

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Posted: Feb 3, 2016
Glens Falls Post-Star

COMMENTARY: A lopsided school-to-life ratio is not readying children for success
Glens Falls Post-Star
Vicki Abeles is the author of “Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation.” She also directed and produced the documentaries “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture” and “Beyond ...

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Posted: Feb 2, 2016
KSL.com

New book urges parents to reorder life for the sake of kids
KSL.com
By communicating that time at home as a family is our highest priority, you are sending the message that family matters. So many kids are in the race to nowhere, trying to add things on to their resume through extracurricular activities with no sense ...

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