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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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10 Things Teachers Want To Know About Your Kids

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UPDATED May 17th, 2018 Teachers have hopes and goals for creating good relationships with students and parents. To start off the new school year right, there are some basics that most teachers want to know about their students—their…
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5 Ways to Bring the Classroom Home

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UPDATED January 12th, 2018 A mother's heart is the child's classroom. —Henry Ward Beecher As the school year begins and you watch your child walk off into a new frontier—a new school, a new classroom, with a new teacher—remember…
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Giving Back: 15 Awesome Gift Ideas for that Extra Special Teacher in Your Kid’s Life

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We all had favorite teachers. Perhaps yours was the one who let you get away with murder because he saw your true potential and believed in you, or maybe it was that teacher who inspired you to reach for the stars. Perhaps your favorite teacher…
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10 Ways to Tell if Your Kids’ Teachers are Doing their Job

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Whether it’s peanut butter or education, parents want the best for their children. From meeting the teachers to participating in the PTO, parents are usually willing to invest in their child’s education as they invest in their own careers.…

10 TV Teachers Who Really Taught Us Something

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May 6 is National Teachers Day. The origins of National Teachers Day are somewhat murky. In 1944, Arkansas teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge began corresponding with political and education leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers.…
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15 Gifts Your Kids’ Teachers Will Love

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National Teachers Day is upon us and the pressure is killing us! Okay, not really, but we do tend to get a bit anxious when an occasion requires us to give our kids’ teachers gifts. I mean, what if the other parents spend more money and…
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Could Homeschooling Work for You?

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When the idea of homeschooling my kids was first introduced to me, I totally balked. Images of socially backwards children with big glasses and crooked teeth flooded my mind. So you can imagine my surprise to learn that in 2007, homeschooling…
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How Knowing Spanish Helped Me on My SATs

My junior year of high school was exhilarating. The light at the end of the tunnel started to twinkle. Freedom seemed so near. The prospect of college was right on the horizon, and then, just as it seemed that I was ready to sail into the…
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A Bilingual Ed Teacher Stands Up for Her Student

A Hispanic bilingual ed teacher explains how she stands up for her student at school. It was windy and cold that December day. It had to be 29 degrees outside, I thought, but I’m no weather girl.  Some misbehaving high school student…