The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating risk assessments on 20 flame retardants and three other chemicals found in everyday consumer products. New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator is urging the EPA to conduct further evaluations of chemicals found in household products like children’s cribs.
Every parent knows to store medicine out of the reach of small children and yet, each year more than 67,000 youngsters are treated in emergency rooms for unintentional poisoning, which is a 30 percent increase over the last decade.
Today marks the two-month anniversary of the horrific Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. That tragic fact did not stop several gun rights activists from voicing their staunch opposition yesterday to a bill that would allow towns to create gun-free school zones.
As the flu outbreak continues to plague the region, schools across New Jersey have seen an increase in absences among students and staff, but it hasn't been as big a problem as in other school years. That's according to a survey by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
A new study finds the "sandwich generation," baby boomers, who are taking care of an elderly parent as well as financially helping a grown child, are under increased financial stress. But there's a silver lining.
It's National School Choice Week 2013, the world's largest celebration of education reform. The week will feature 3,500 independently planned events nationwide with the goal of raising awareness of the need to increase access to great schools for all children.
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