Back to School 2012

12 Stories • Available May 2012
Hop On The Bike

Hop On The Bike

The beginning of school is synonymous with new backpacks, pencils and books. But why can't it also be about bikes? According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School, 48 percent of student

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Sustainable School Budgets

Sustainable School Budgets

We are all concerned about our schools and our rising school taxes. Most districts are facing a decline in state funding of 10 percent or more, which can be $3.6 million in real dollars. That's a l

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Back To School

Back To School

Adults return to school for various reasons, including switching career fields, improving current skills or acquiring new ones to get a better job and earn more money. The many sources of education

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Rewarding Good Grades

Rewarding Good Grades

Your child gets good grades on his report card. Do you reward him? How? Some parents give their kids cash for good grades; others reward with electronic gadgets, movie tickets or activities. Stil

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Teaching Perseverance

Teaching Perseverance

You surely want your child to excel in any sport or activity he or she participates in. But what happens when your child says "I want to quit"? Do you shake your head no and say, "You have to honor

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Focusing On Academics

Focusing On Academics

Students often find college to be a very stressful environment, so they look to dating as a way to alleviate that anxiety and find happiness. But many relationships can create their own stresses, t

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Students' Homework Schedules

Students' Homework Schedules

When kids arrive home from school, is it wisest to make them sit down and dive right into their homework before playtime begins, or should they be allowed to play first and work later? As a parent,

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Students' No. 1 Need: Sleep

Students' No. 1 Need: Sleep

Students who skimp on sleep suffer more than just bleary eyes at the breakfast table. According to Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and human behavior and expert at the Sleep for S

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Back To School Social Life

Back To School Social Life

Returning to classes after a school break brings with it all the excitement of reuniting with fellow students and making new friends. However, it can also be an opportunity for "mean girls," bullie

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Dealing With The Shy Child

Dealing With The Shy Child

You know she knows the answer, but when the teacher asks for volunteers, she just won't raise her hand. There are children in every classroom who allow life's opportunities to pass them by because

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Educational Mercenaries

Educational Mercenaries

In 1991, Will Smith's hit single "Summertime" boasted that summer is a time to "sit back and unwind," but like Smith's singing career, summer must eventually come to an end. And though most parent

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Home-school Or Back To School?

Home-school Or Back To School?

Dissatisfaction with local school systems, negative effects of peer pressure, and religious and moral concerns are all major factors that have contributed to the rising home schooling trend. And wi

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Back To School Facts 1

Back To School Facts 1

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Back To School Facts 2

Back To School Facts 2

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Back To School Facts 3

Back To School Facts 3

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