New report challenges whether chocolate milk is better than no milk in schools | Grist

In setting new dietary standards, the IOM found claims that Americans are deficient in calcium and vitamin D to be greatly exaggerated. The dairy industry, which has spent millions of dollars promoting sugary flavored milk in schools based on the idea that children are threatened with a “calcium crisis,” is fighting efforts to remove flavored […]

Obama: Are children natural learners? Or, must they be forced to pay attention?

KW: Jerry Mintz is the Director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO), based in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York. AERO has many functions, including being a national gathering place for information about co-operative schooling, alternative schools, democratic schools and homeschooling. Jerry wrote a Letter to the Editor about Obama’s school speech and sent […]

If your family needs it…you will want to know the Fairy LiceMothers

A group of mothers has created a service called Fairy LiceMothers, to help families deal with lice and nits in a safe and natural manner. The Fairy LiceMothers lice treatment center is located in Oceanside, Long Island, and they can also service other New York communities.

After the kidnapping: Child safe, parents worried, politicians bloviate…

KW: I was hoping not to write much more about the dramatic story of the 15 year old boy who was whisked away from his home in Massachusetts to West Virginia, with his 24 year old teacher. I do wish everyone well in recovering, recuperating, reflecting, and also in dealing with the politicians and school […]

Help and Healing for North Babylon High School

What could you do to help at North Babylon High School? It is the school down the street from me. And, I am going to have to turn my attention there. You may recall a few years ago there was an attack of a student recorded on youtube. Recently, there have been a series of […]

Message of Cynthia McKinney for President reaches the elementary set

Election at Edison By Bill Ford GateHouse News Service Macomb, Ill. – Kevin Waterstreet carried a white sheet of paper containing his presidential vote from his polling booth and handed it to election judge Nicole Wilson… Waterstreet was one of 331 students participating in the school’s mock election, Thursday… Obama tallied 222 votes while Republican […]

LICSN Events and News Stories

Long Island Climate Solutions Network Events and News Stories The 9th Long Island Organic Turf Trade Show Tuesday February 26, 2008 at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Conference Center in Bethpage , NY (about one hour from NY City) from 8am to 4:00pm. This unique Trade Show demonstrates to green industry professionals current “organic” methods […]

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