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Seriously? School Supplies Already on Store Shelves!

I have to ask -- isn't it a little too early for school supplies to be out on store shelves?

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Principal Pulls Patriotic Song. Did She Go Too Far?

 

For some reason, a principal at an elementary school in Coney Island told students that they were not allowed to perform Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" during their graduation ceremony.

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School Assignment Brings Back Memories

When I was a kid, I vividly remember making salt maps with my mom for school projects.  She was great at it.  Now it's my turn, but I'm afraid I'm not living up to my mom's legacy.  There's no way I'm even trying a salt map.  Last night, Jen and I took a shot at making a plant cell.

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School Leaves Unique Phone Message For Moms And Dads [VIDEO]

The story goes this phone message was left on the machine at a school in Australia.  School officials were apparently fed up with parents who wanted their kids to get a free ride, so they took matters into their own hands.  We have no way to verify whether this was an actual answering machine message, but it's definitely something I'm sure many teachers would love to say to some parents at one time or another.  Get ready to laugh!

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Studying For School Using Hip Hop Songs [Video]

With the graduation rate and testing scores in the Buffalo School system in the very low range. Maybe it's time to borrow a page from a high school in New York City.

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A Stepmom’s Back to School Guide to Creating Structure Without Appearing Wicked!

It’s back-to-school time, just the right time to cover a theme very common in many stepfamilies. So many stepmoms struggle with a home that feels chaotic and where kids have no chores, don’t follow basic rules or have otherwise unacceptable behavior. Too often the dads have not participated in organizing and setting up rules of the home, so things are unstructured and kids are not cooperative. If a stepmom takes over the role of disciplinarian without the support of the dad, she’s headed for that “wicked” label.

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What Car Did You Go To College In?

I recently read an article that was recommending what cars to take back to school based on where you were going to college.

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Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop

School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care.

Here are five tips to make your child’s bus ride the best it can be.

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Kids Under Pressure From Parents

This type of story seems to come up more and more. Parents who put pressure on young children to perform academically at a very young age. Here’s a story about a New York City mom who is suing a preschool because they did not do a good job prepping her child for an Ivy League school!

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