Back to School 2013

12 Stories • Available May 2013
Back-to-school Shopping

Back-to-school Shopping

Kids don't always get excited about going back to school after a fun summer without homework or teachers' dirty looks. But what might catch their attention is the opportunity to buy new school supp

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It's A Cold, Cruel World

It's A Cold, Cruel World

Our children are being bombarded by horror stories that include shootings in schools, planes into buildings, bombs at marathons and stranger danger. Children (and adults) may wonder about safety

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Navigating The School Bus

Navigating The School Bus

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 24 school-age children are killed in school transportation accidents each year. Eleven of those children are on the sc

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Grown-ups Gone Bad

Grown-ups Gone Bad

When you see a story on the morning talk shows about a teacher or coach behaving badly -- perhaps very badly -- you might just roll your eyes and think, "What is this world coming to?" When a teach

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Sex Ed

Sex Ed

It may be hard to remember exactly what you learned in your first sex education class, but it's nearly impossible to forget how brutally awkward those classes made you feel. For the majority of stu

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Dorm Life

Dorm Life

From size and style to location, air conditioning, proximity to the cafeteria and more, residence halls come with many options these days, choices that can make a world of difference in how quick

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Talking About Cheating

Talking About Cheating

Every parent dreads the day when they get a note from their child's teacher that says Billy or Emma was caught cheating on a test. With a new school year right around the corner, now is the time to

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Magnet Schools

Magnet Schools

Magnet schools offer an unusual approach to learning compared with traditional public schools. Many have a specific focus, such as science or arts. But when it comes to elementary school kids, is i

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Healthy Lunches

Healthy Lunches

In theory, packing a nutritious lunch for your children should be simple. In practice, it can be stressful for many parents. After all, parents have to balance nutritional recommendations against p

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New Kid In Town

New Kid In Town

Starting school is never easy, but it's particularly tough for kids starting a new school where they don't know anyone. Suzanna Keith helped her three kids adjust to a new school by enrolling them

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Unplugged

Unplugged

Mother of three Melissa Bessey says her kids are "all very tech-savvy." The kids -- ages 2, 4 and 6 -- share an iPad and have access to a laptop and a desktop computer. The 4-year-old and 6-year-ol

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Fashion

Fashion

When it comes time to head back to school this fall, there are plenty of ways to make the top fashion grade. From Ivy League prepsters to denim divas, the halls will be a colorful place to get educ

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