September 6, 1988 |
Teen-agers' consumption of junk food and soft drinks are to blame for the rise in soccer hooliganism, delinquency and weekend rural rowdiness, two leading nutritionists said in a report published today. "You cannot hope for good behavior on a junk-food diet, whatever social improvements are made. If only the government, (soccer) authorities and schools realized this, we could start to make progress," said Dr. Damian Downing and Ian Stokes of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1997 |
Making the transition from middle school to high school can be a daunting challenge even for students used to being at the head of the class. For Jessica Watson, 14, a former honor student at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, the change also involved a move to an exclusive boarding school in New England. Jessica has adjusted to life at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., the oldest boarding school in America, with success, school officials said. She has maintained a 3.
November 26, 2001 |
The dazzling array of crimson, green and gold leaves that envelops the hilltop Winchendon School on fall days makes for a picturesque setting, but it's not the reason transient basketball players such as Martin Iti flock to this small New England prep school. Iti, a 6-foot-11 Australian, spent the last three-plus years crisscrossing the United States, making two stops at Orange County high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 |
Santa Ana has a message for its star students: Get out of town. Out of the state, even, to some of the country's top boarding schools, where you will have a much better chance of getting scholarships to the nation's best colleges. To prove their point, district officials this month invited recruiters from New England boarding schools to a first-ever forum to persuade parents to enroll their children in institutions thousands of miles away.
August 23, 2010 |
As summer winds down, another new school year brings fresh notebooks, sharp pencils and — for many kids — a new cycle of sleep deprivation. With classes that start as early as 7 a.m. and buses that pull up long before sunrise, some 80% of American kids in grades 6 through 12 are falling short of sleep recommendations during the school year, according to research by the National Sleep Foundation, a sleep advocacy group. Overtired kids, studies suggest, struggle with depression.
January 26, 1991 |
Officials of the New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges have warned more than 40 high schools that they may lose their accreditation. They declined to name the schools. The officials blamed the region's economic woes, which have brought budget cutbacks that have cut programs, slashed staffs and left buildings and equipment in neglect.