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Teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan Holds Class

By The Associated Press Teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan transformed the space shuttle and space station into a classroom Tuesday for her first education session from orbit, fulfilling the legacy of Christa McAuliffe with joy and also some sadness. "I've thought about Christa and the...

Obesity Prevention in child care Centers

Obesity Prevention in child care Centers August 7, 2007 Early childhood researchers and teachers should rejoice that The Future of Children journal, established years ago by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, continues under the capable aegis of Princeton University and The Brookings...

One Bulgarian's Libyan ordeal

Zdravko Georgiev is one of the Bulgarian medics handed over by Libya, although he was not one of the six convicted in the HIV case. Shortly before the seven of them were flown to Sofia, Dr Georgiev spoke to the BBC News website about his eight-year wait for freedom. Dr Georgiev did...

HIV medics released to Bulgaria

Six Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences in Libya have arrived in Bulgaria following their release, ending their eight-year incarceration. They were immediately pardoned by Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov. The five nurses and a Palestinian-born doctor were convicted...

The Pre-KinderGarden

It's never too early to get kids excited about gardens. According to a recent research published in the journal Applied Environmental Education and Communications, “…when young children are participating in gardening they are communicating their knowledge about the world to others,...

The Neuroscience of Joyful Education

According to Judy Ellis, writing in Education Leadership ("The Neuroscience of Joyful Education," Summer 2007), "Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too." In the introduction to her article she summarize her views.... "Most children can't wait to start...

Bush urges Congress Iraq support

US President George W Bush has said he understands how difficult the Iraq war is on the US, but that Congress must give his surge plan more time to work. Speaking in Ohio, Mr Bush urged politicians to not pursue a withdrawal now, urging patience until the head of US forces in Iraq reports in...

Libya to rule on HIV medics case

Libya's Supreme Court is due to rule on the case of foreign medics on death row for infecting 438 children with HIV. Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor have said they are innocent of giving tainted blood to the children at the Benghazi hospital in 1998. The court is expected...

Iraq market truck bomb kills 105

A deadly truck bombing in a busy market in northern Iraq has killed 105 people and injured 240, police say. The morning blast destroyed the market in the small town of Amirli, south of Kirkuk, killing many people instantly and trapping dozens among the rubble. It was the deadliest...

Baghdad dating game adapts to war

Well, he could be making the daily cell phone call to his girlfriend, Dalia. Or maybe he's off somewhere typing her a tender text message or e-mail. Basically he's anywhere but on an actual date with the woman he says he loves. Romance always has been one of the expected casualties of...

Iran rapped over child executions

Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Iran to halt the execution of child offenders. In a new report, it says Iran is the only country to have executed child offenders so far this year. It lists the names of 71 other child offenders it says are known to be facing the...