Supreme Court rules that violent video games cannot be banned (2 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:52 PM
From the NYRA mailing list: One of the most important campaigns NYRA has undertaken this year has finally ended. And ended the right way - in victory. Today the US Supreme Court ruled that young people have a right to free speech that extends even to violent video games. States, such as California, cannot ban [...]
May 22, 2011:
Teen Discovers Promising Cystic Fibrosis Treatment (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 10:09 PM
A 16-year-old from the Toronto area used a supercomputer system to find a new drug combination that shows potential in treating the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis, and won top honors for his work.
Marshall Zhang, an 11th-grade student at Richmond Hill's Bayview Secondary School, received first...
April 27, 2011:
For 12-year old astrophysics prodigy, the sky’s the limit. (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 6:10 PM
In some ways, Jacob Barnett is just like any other 12-year-old kid. He plays Guitar Hero, shoots hoops with his friends, and has a platonic girlfriend. But in other ways, he's a little different. Jake, who has an IQ of 170, began solving 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles at the age of...
April 24, 2011:
Most kids are creative -- they color and make up games -- but some kids use their creativity to invent new products.
"Kids are natural innovators," said Jon Dudas, who used to work for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office but is now the president of FIRST, an organization designed to help foster...
April 22, 2011:
Finland's Educational Success? The Anti-Tiger Mother Approach (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 6:32 PM
Spring may be just around the corner in this poor part of Helsinki known as the Deep East, but the ground is still mostly snow-covered and the air has a dry, cold bite. In a clearing outside the Kallahti Comprehensive School, a handful of 9-year-olds are sitting back to back, arranging sticks, pinecones, stones and [...]
Increasingly, Internet Activism Helps Shutter Abusive 'Troubled Teen' Boot Camps (9 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 1:05 AM
For the last 40 years, teens with drug problems, learning disabilities and other behavioral issues have been sent to residential facilities to endure "tough love" techniques that are widely known to include methods of outright physical and psychological abuse.
Whether labeled as boot camps,...
January 29, 2011:
Game Written by a 14-Year-Old Passes Angry Birds as Top Free iPhone App (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 1:00 AM
by Ina Fried --- 01/17/11 --- All Things Digital --- http://mobilized.allthingsd.com/20110117/game-written-by-a-14-year-old-passes-angry-birds-as-top-free-iphone-ap
While Angry Birds is still the top paid iPhone game, a game written by an eighth-grader has spent the last few days atop Apple’s...
November 10, 2010:
18-Year-Old Trumps Ageism, Becomes Youngest Elected Official In Maryland (3 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 8:33 PM
by Carol Scott Edward Burroughs, an 18-year-old college freshman who battled ageist stereotypes as he ran for School Board, is running a victory lap today. The 2010 high school grad beat his opponent, a retired teacher and principal who slammed him as a "child," for a spot on the Prince George's County, Maryland School Board. [...]
October 29, 2010:
Mozilla Pays 12-Year-Old San Jose Boy for Hunting Bugs in System (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 9:17 PM
It's safe to say a typical Willow Glen 12-year-old doesn't earn $3,000 for a couple of weeks' worth of work. Then again, Alex Miller is no typical 12-year-old. Alex is a bug hunter, but the bugs he's uncovering are unlikely to end up in any entomological reference book. Instead, the bug Alex found was a [...]
October 28, 2010:
Pa. school settles laptop webcam spying suits for $610,000 (3 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia-area school district has agreed to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops. The Lower Merion School District admits it captured thousands of webcam photographs and screen shots from student laptops in a misguided effort to locate missing computers. Harriton High School student Blake Robbins, then [...]
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