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How to Save on Back to School Supplies

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Back to school time already? It seems like just the other day we were taking the kids out for ice cream to celebrate the end of the school year. For children, the anticipation of getting new clothes and picking out the latest and greatest…
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Latinas More LIkely to Finish Higher Education Than Latinos

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The fact that U.S. Latinas are more educated than ever is a cause for celebration. What’s troubling is that while more Latinas have college degrees, and are thus earning higher salaries, Latino males are falling behind in this equation.…
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How To Prepare Your Child for Middle School

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It probably seems like it was yesterday that you walked your child into kindergarten that first day, which was probably harder on you. Now, your child is preparing for another major change—the transition to middle school. This transition…
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Top 5 Educational Video Games for your Techie Kid

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There are countless options for kids’ video games, with more being uploaded for purchase on Smart Phones and tablet computers every single day. However, many of the available games do nothing to really engage your child’s mind and instead…
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Catastrophe Awards; How Far Should a Teacher's Punishment Go?

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Christina Valdez, the mother of an 8-year-old girl who was singled out by her teacher for not doing her homework with a “catastrophe award,” says she is shocked by the attention this story is receiving. Two weeks ago, her daughter,…
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FAFSA Tips For Parents

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If paying for college is one of the most important considerations you have regarding your child’s education, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your gateway into scholarships, subsidized student loans and a host of…
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Back-to-School Night Do's & Don'ts

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So you've made it through the start of the school year—the excitement, the anxiety, the shock of the alarm clock.  Now that you are into the back-to-school routine, it's time for that all-important Back-to-School (or Meet the Teacher)…
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Dealing With First Day Jitters As a Teacher

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First day jitters? I spent hours preparing for my first day of school: choosing just the right outfit, sorting and re-sorting my newly-purchased supplies, carefully honing my greeting, researching the course curriculum—and sweating buckets!…
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Back to School Tips from Teachers

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The start of the school year brings a flurry of activity and, often, a wave of anxiety. Along with the latest clothes, the fresh supplies, and the promise of a blank slate, there is also an undercurrent of worry—for both parents and students. Worry…