1. Donald Trump Uninvites Philadelphia Eagles from White House Visit

Less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl winners were to arrive at the White House celebration, President Trump uninvited the team. Trump's decision came after some Eagles team members said they would not be attending in protest of the president and his rhetoric. Trump says this issue is about being unpatriotic; the players say otherwise.

Something to chew on when your son is painting a protest sign...

It's 2018 and athletes aren't the only ones protesting, kids are making their voices heard. And according to a study published in January, kids who volunteer, vote or participate in activism go higher in school and earn higher incomes than those who don't.

Ask your kids:

" Is there anything you feel strongly enough about to protest?

"¢ What are other ways you could express your opinion without protesting?

Even if painted signs and big rallies aren't your kiddo's thing, here are some other ways he can make his opinion count:

"¢ Write a letter to a representative

"¢ Call elected officials

"¢ Attend a city council meeting

"¢ Start a petition

"¢ Donate money to the cause

Have you ever protested something? Talk to your kids about why it mattered to you and what you did to make your voice heard.


2. Studies Show You Could Blame Your Child's Bad Grades on the Hot Weather

Academics at UCLA, Harvard and Georgia State University discovered that when temperatures rise above 89.6 degrees F, learning dramatically decreases and school performance drops. The impact of schools with lower income and more ethnic minorities tends to more affected by heat waves.

Their (extremely scientific) recommended solution? Get a better air conditioner.

Something to chew when your 10-year-old is struggling to pass social studies...

Create the ideal study lab for your child by putting these proven best study habits to the test:

Study the material the day you learn it: Reviewing the material within 24 hours of first hearing it gives you the best chance of retaining it.

Make practice tests: One study showed giving practice tests as a study not only in memory retrieval, but in lessening stress on the actual test day.

Get good sleep the night before: Studies show sleep is critical for memory recall. It's hard for any amount of studying to make up for that.

Rewrite your notes: Writing information out by hand helps us store information more than if it's typed.

Go on a walk together: When you need a break, go on a 10 minute walk together. It acts as a reward and gives your mind a deserved break.

And although your kid might not be super into Beethoven, for some students listening to classical music can help their brain pay more attention. Try this classical station. Good luck scholars!


3. Daily Data

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6. What's Trending

Miss America Discontinuing Swimsuit Competition

On Tuesday, the Miss America Organization announced plans to cut the swimsuit portion from its competition. In the words of chairwoman Gretchen Carlson, "We are not going to judge you on your outward appearance." Aka, Bye bye bikini!

Many people are saying this is the progression we need in this #MeToo era, others say this means the end of the competition.


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