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Derek Bok The 300th Anniversary University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University
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Kids Reading Study Highlights Concerns, Opportunities


A new study on the reading habits of kids finds digital or electronic devices may have a negative effect on reading time, family time and physical activity -- and 39 percent of children ages 9 to 17 years old think that the information that they find online is always correct. Use an interactive graph to see how advances in digital technology are changing a generation of young Americans.

Report Highlights Indicators of Child Well-Being

Child_Stats_Teaser.jpgA new federal report on children in America includes some promising news on pre-term birth, teenage pregnancy and health care coverage. The report, which covers the health, activities, and general well-being of America's kids, found less promising statistics on child poverty and food security. Explore "America's Children in Brief" using an interactive reader.

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