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  1. K-12

    Kindergartner assaulted by teacher in the hallway

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    It's a video you have to see to believe — and you certainly don't want to believe that something like this could happen in a school.
  2. Tips & Advice

    Survival training for school?

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    Lockdown drills have become commonplace in our schools, and our children are fully aware there is the potential for a school...
  3. School & Education

    Public high school vs. private: Does it affect college options?

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    Does going to a public school hurt your chances of getting into an Ivy League college compared to your private school peers? Not at...
  4. Tips & Advice

    Why one school is proposing a dress code for parents

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    So let's be honest here — how many times have you stumbled into the school yard to drop the kids off, or waved goodbye to them while...
  5. Tips & Advice

    Best math apps for kids

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    Flash cards to learn multiplication are so 10 years ago! Your child may actually enjoy learning math concepts including addition,...
  6. K-12

    Fifth grader suspended for pointing a finger gun

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    Guns in the school are a no-no — but what about finger guns? A 10-year-old boy was suspended for brandishing such a weapon...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Kansas pushing to make child abuse legal

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    Corporal punishment is extremely controversial, but one Kansas lawmaker aims to make spanking that is hard enough to leave bruises...
  8. School & Education

    Common Core controversy

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    If you are the parent of a school-aged child, by now you have heard of Common Core State Standards. (CCSS) If you are familiar with...
  9. K-12

    Bad handwriting or sensory issues?

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    By second grade, handwriting can mean the difference between success in school and serious problems. Discover some common issues...
  10. K-12

    How to prepare your child for school drills

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    As much as we parents hate to think about it, there is a chance that our children could be involved in an emergency situation at...
  11. K-12

    Healthier holiday treat alternatives for the classroom

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    Holidays and sugary treats go hand-in-hand. This year, instead of reaching for processed foods and artificially-colored candies, try...
  12. School & Education

    Traditional schools are not for my family

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    As soon as my daughter was born, people started asking us where she would go to preschool. "Um, I have no idea. Isn’t it way...
  13. School & Education

    When should kids learn to type?

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    Because computers are everywhere these days, most kids are exposed to typing at a very early age. But when it comes to sitting down...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Are you pushing your kids too hard — or not hard enough?

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    Whether you want your child to be the star athlete or get an academic scholarship for college, how do you know if you are pushing...
  15. K-12

    Raising girls: When kindergarten and 3rd grade collide

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    This school year, we've reached a new milestone in our family. For the first time in their lives, my daughters Janie and Meg are...
  16. School & Education

    Designers weigh in: What makes a great school outfit?

    You know what they say... first impressions are everything! That's why we just couldn't help ourselves. We asked 10 designers to...
  17. K-12

    Unique ways to get your child reading

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    This school year, your child will be expected to practice reading at home. If your child struggles with spending quality time with...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Help! My kid is annoying

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    Do you hear from parents, teachers or other children that your child disrupts activities or bothers others? It can be a tough pill...
  19. School & Education

    Saving money after school starts

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    It's that time again. If your kids have not already gone back to school, they should be starting soon. You have probably already...
  20. School & Education

    How to help your tween become involved at school

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    Educators claim that middle schoolers are the toughest students to teach because they're so distracted by hormones, changing...