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Featured on today’s nationwide rundown Florida set to execute the first white man for killing a black person; A new study finds a minimum-wage bump of just a dollar an hour could reduce the number of child-neglect cases; and we’ll tell you why the growth of backyard chickens is hatching a salmonella outbreak.

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Public News Service - MD: Children's Issues

There is a call for schools to create policies on gender identity. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A report on transgender student policies in American schools by a conservative think tank is being taken to task by experts. The report from the Heritage Foundation, called "Gender Identity Policies in Schools: What Congress, the Courts and Trump Administration Should Do," came o

PTAs raise millions of dollars for schools around the nation, but a new report says most of the money benefits children in more affluent neighborhoods. (Victoria Jordan)

BALTIMORE – A new report looks at how much money is being raised by Parent Teacher Associations across the country, and reveals that schools in wealthy districts benefit the most. The Center for American Progress (CAP) examined the top 50 PTAs in the nation, which raised $43 million in the 2

How much is too much when it comes to exposure to WiFi and digital devices? (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – There's a push in Maryland to set up safety guidelines relating to WiFi in schools and for daily use of computers, tablets and other technology. Here’s the question: Do the devices pose a health risk? Lawmakers are set to consider bills (HB 866, SB 1089) that would r

Parents are advised to limit the time children spend on cellphones because radiation could affect a developing brain. (nih.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Evidence is growing that cellphones may not be as safe as many people think they are. Earlier this year, a study by the National Toxicology Program found exposure to wireless radiation significantly increased the prevalence of highly malignant heart and brain cancers in rode

Advocates say children do better in school if their parents get involved in their education. (Victoria Jordan)

BALTIMORE – A group that's been working for more than two decades to get parents more involved in their children's education says Maryland is a leader in the movement. Project Appleseed is made up of mostly volunteers who try to get parents, grandparents and guardians involved in the classro

About 400 STEM Festivals will be held for students in Maryland this fall. (STEM Festival)

COLUMBIA, Md. -- It can be a challenge to convince kids that science and math can be fun. But in Maryland, inroads are being made with a series of hands-on events. The STEM Festivals feature robotics, painting with computers, designing and building, and other projects -- all teaching children the i

Hip, knee and back pain can set in by overdoing it, or also by not getting enough exercise. (Kevin Patrick Allen)

BALTIMORE, Md. - It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It's a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. Wexner Medical Center physical therapist Chris K

Many parents and guardians don't know where children can get free summer meals. (Christine Marie Fletcher)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - About a quarter of a million children in Maryland rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. but when summer rolls around, many of these children go hungry, according to the anti-hunger group Hunger Free America. Meals and snacks are

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