I was speaking with a relative recently who mentioned that her child, who is one year older than mine, has had trouble with standardized tests. This typical sixteen-year-old struggled with the “practice” PSAT and then again on the SAT. She was planning on retaking the SAT or taking the ACT later in the year. Her mom was confident she’d improve, especially since she was … [Read more...] about Autism and College-Related Standardized Tests
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Though there are many types of baby cribs out there, most of the basic types of cribs are assembled in the same basic way. There are three main panels that form the stationary sides, and one side that is attached to a sliding mechanism that makes it slide up and down so that the parent can easily access the baby. If you have one of these types of cribs, then you can use these … [Read more...] about How to Assemble a Standard Baby Crib
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new safety guidelines this week regulating the sale of cribs both new and used. The new guidelines prohibit the sale (and production) of drop-side cribs and call for stronger support for mattresses and stronger slat strength. These new guidelines also require companies to make the crib hardware stronger and more durable. … [Read more...] about Crib Safety Standards Expanded
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 75,000 American Girl Crafts™ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits distributed by EKSuccess Brands, a division of Wilton Brands Inc., of Woodbridge, Ill. The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. No injuries have been reported. This … [Read more...] about American Girl Jewelry Kit Recalled for Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Pennsylvania mother of two Michelle Gray considers standardized testing a foe indeed. While other students attending Park Forest Elementary in State College, PA are participating in two weeks of standardized tests, Gray’s two children are spending their time elsewhere. Gray told CNN that she believes the tests cause unnecessary anxiety in students, don’t accurately measure … [Read more...] about Standardized Testing – Friend or Foe?