The Obamas don't let their daughters watch TV on school nights. Our first family believes that too much television discourages motivation for schoolwork and encourages laziness. In a society of lat
Plenty of kids skip the bus in favor of walking to school, but parents need to take precautions to ensure their children arrive safely -- and it all starts with a firm set of rules.
With back-to-school time fast approaching, most parents are looking for simple suggestions to help kids have a productive year. One of the best ways to ensure academic success is to get organized b
Along with the challenges of mastering reading, writing and arithmetic, students also have to deal with outside influences that can threaten not only their education but also their entire future. R
When it comes to picking clothes for school, your teenage daughter wants to look "hot," her twin brother insists on really baggy jeans, and their preteen little sister wants to dress like a pop sta
It's probably worse than jumping off a cliff or sleeping on a bed of nails. Even screeching fingernails on a chalkboard must be more pleasant. But there comes a time when every parent must have "th
Entering kindergarten is a huge milestone for kids and one for which they should be well-prepared. For some, it's the first time they ever have been in a classroom setting, and it can be an overwhe
When a high-school senior in East Hanover, N.J., asked the band director whether she could start a flag squad group to join in the band's halftime performances, she had no idea that her fledgling gro
You take school seriously, study hard and get good grades ... except for that one class. You just don't see eye to eye with the teacher -- but it doesn't mean your studies have to suffer.
School districts everywhere are facing unprecedented budget cuts. Class sizes are on the rise while time in class decreases, and many schools are closing. The quality of education is in a downward
Bullying among children is a school issue that never will be eliminated completely. Communication and clearly defined rules may help to reduce bullying incidents and effects. Dr. Sylvia Rimm, write
Whatever you do, don't give towels to a high-school graduate heading to college. The graduate inevitably will get tons and tons of them, and towels take up a lot of space in a small dorm room. "You h
It has been observed that life in general has become more complicated, but this is especially true when it comes to applying for college.
The process, which can get complicated and nerve-racking,
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