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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Category: Back to School, Sports
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emeryjl, flickr
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Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?

You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?

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If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep

Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.

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Category: Back to School
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iTunes / LatchKey/ iTunes
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The 10 Best Back-to-School Apps Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back to school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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School Bans Pop And Other Snacks At Football Games

I can't have a Coke at a high school football game? How un-American is that? The total ban on the sale of soft drinks is part of a new policy governing the sales of healthy foods and beverages.

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The 12 Most Essential Back-to-School Supplies Your Kids Need for a Great Year

Somehow another summer has flown by and the kiddos are headed back to school again. Sure, that means vacations are over, the house will be empty and days at the pool are numbered. But what it also means is that it’s time to shop for supplies.

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Category: Back to School, Sports
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense

Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.

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Category: Back to School
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usdagov, flickr
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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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Charles Pieters, Flickr
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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Category: Back to School, Polls
Pascal Le Segretain, getty images
Pascal Le Segretain, getty images
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Dress Code For School Teachers? [POLL]

If students have to adhere to school dress codes, why shouldn't teachers?  Do teachers really need to have guidelines to instruct them on what is and isn't appropriate to wear in the classroom? You might be shocked.

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‘Backpack Boost’ To Benefit Deserving Genesee County Schoolchildren

First Place Bank and the Genesee Intermediate School District have partnered together this year for 'Backpack Boost' to benefit deserving Genesee County school children, You can find details after the jump!

 

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Students Protest Inability To Carry Weapons On Campus[POLL] [VIDEO]

With the up swing in violent crime on college campuses some students want to pack heat. There has been a petition drive going on at Georgia Tech because of the high crime rate around Atlanta.

How would you feel about students carrying weapons on campus around Flint? Take the poll after the jump.

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