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Primary & Secondary School

School’s Facebook post about kids’ ideal bedtimes draws cheers, jeers
School’s Facebook post about kids’ ideal bedtimes draws cheers, jeers Education March 13, 2017
A school thought they were simply being helpful by posting a chart outlining recommended bedtimes for students ages 5 through…
Best 529 plans to help pay for college
Best 529 plans to help pay for college Education February 1, 2017
A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans --…
What to look for in a school backpack
What to look for in a school backpack Holiday Shopping August 16, 2016
Read more: Back-to-school warning: Heavy backpacks can trigger back pain 9 times when going cheap costs you money  
Students at higher risk for ID theft. Protect yourself!
Students at higher risk for ID theft. Protect yourself! Holiday Shopping August 15, 2016
Read more: 7 ways college students can avoid identity theft! Going to college: Your guide to campus life and money…
How to save big money on textbooks
How to save big money on textbooks Holiday Shopping August 11, 2016
Read more: How to find the lowest prices on textbooks Do comparison shopping for college textbooks online Amazon now renting…
The latest laptop choices for your school kid
The latest laptop choices for your school kid Holiday Shopping August 10, 2016
Read more: How to bring an old laptop back to life for free How much to pay for your kid's…
Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more
Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more Shopping & Retail July 27, 2016
While kids across the country soak up the last few weeks of summer, parents are already in back-to-school mode and…
7 ways to get free books for your classroom
7 ways to get free books for your classroom Education July 27, 2016
Teachers are a hard-working and selfless bunch, often spending their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there's a…
Where to take free online courses
Where to take free online courses Education July 26, 2016
As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free…
New ways to teach your kids to code
New ways to teach your kids to code Education June 8, 2016
Want to make your kid into a mini Mark Zuckerberg? There's a new tool out that gives young kids a…
Student Loan Guide
Student Loan Guide Education May 30, 2016
Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell…
Parents may face $1,000 in fines for kids’ bully behavior
Parents may face $1,000 in fines for kids’ bully behavior Education May 2, 2016
Parents in one small Wisconsin town could soon be on the hook for just north of $1,000 in fines if…
Paddling in schools: Which states allow it; can you opt your child out?
Paddling in schools: Which states allow it; can you opt your child out? Education April 15, 2016
A new debate over corporal punishment in public schools has been brewing since a video of a Georgia 6-year-old being…
10 top school districts and what it costs to live there
10 top school districts and what it costs to live there Education January 28, 2016
Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping…
Lunch lady loses job over free meal
Lunch lady loses job over free meal Education December 23, 2015
A cafeteria worker at an Idaho public school is facing termination after giving a student a $1.70 lunch. Dalene Bowden…
Mom mad at high school for throwing out her son’s lunch
Mom mad at high school for throwing out her son’s lunch Education September 24, 2015
TULSA — A woman says her son shouldn't have to go hungry just because he forgot lunch money, but Tulsa…
Students: Save big money on textbooks
Students: Save big money on textbooks Education September 23, 2015
Read more: Do comparison shopping for college textbooks online How to find the lowest prices on textbooks Amazon now renting…
Must-see: Mad dad slams Common Core with hilarious check to school
Must-see: Mad dad slams Common Core with hilarious check to school Education September 21, 2015
PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Common Core is often at the center of controversy. From a father with a degree in engineering defending…
5 money skills all parents should teach their teenager
5 money skills all parents should teach their teenager Money & Credit September 8, 2015
Parenting is not for wimps! I remind myself of this truth almost every other day while parenting my four children…
Spend on experiences this back-to-school season
Spend on experiences this back-to-school season Life August 20, 2015
It’s that time of the year when parents see their bank accounts drain continuously as the kids go back to…
Kids complain of having too much homework; study finds they’re right
Kids complain of having too much homework; study finds they’re right Education August 12, 2015
A new study is out, and it is supporting kids' arguments that too much homework equals too much stress.  Students…
Save on school supplies with the “buddy system”
Save on school supplies with the “buddy system” Shopping & Retail August 10, 2015
Read more: Get The Best Deal On Back To School Supplies 13 Cheap Back To School Shopping Tips 10 ways…
Most American students start school too early
Most American students start school too early Education August 7, 2015
Although 8:30 a.m. or later is the start time most often recommended by health professionals, “fewer than 1 in 5…
Apps to help your child get ahead this school year
Apps to help your child get ahead this school year Education July 31, 2015
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These students go to school just 4 days a week
These students go to school just 4 days a week Children & Pets July 30, 2015
Students are heading back to school Thursday in one Georgia county -- and their class model is drawing a lot of…
How social media life can affect your work life
How social media life can affect your work life Education January 5, 2015
High school seniors are becoming more aware of how their social media presence could affect them getting into college.
Get The Best Deal On Back To School Supplies
Get The Best Deal On Back To School Supplies Deals & Savings July 28, 2014
I was in the stores 2 days ago and the back-to-school goods are on the shelves. A lot of what…
Florida battles income inequality in schools
Florida battles income inequality in schools Education July 16, 2014
Debates about income inequality are becoming central in our country. Good news: One state…
Private Technical Schools Saddle Students With Most Debt
Private Technical Schools Saddle Students With Most Debt Jobs & Military July 8, 2014
Private for-profit technical schools leave students with the heaviest burden of student loan debt, according to a new report from…
Should we fire underperforming teachers?
Should we fire underperforming teachers? Education March 23, 2014
Should poorly performing public school teachers with tenure be allowed to keep their jobs?…
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