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Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.
Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

The comedian says part of the problem can be solved by just not giving kids phones.
After the Navy Yard Shooting: What to Know About Your School’s Lockdown Policies

After the Navy Yard Shooting: What to Know About Your School’s Lockdown Policies

I was skeptical of them at first. But the more I’ve researched, the more I believe in their importance.
5 Laugh-Out-Loud Blogs to Start the School Year

5 Laugh-Out-Loud Blogs to Start the School Year

You've bought the supplies (or not), you've got the new clothes (some of them), and like it or not, the first day of school is upon you. Here, some inspiration to get you ready for the year
Photos: Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph Reads to Rush Creek Kindergarteners

Photos: Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph Reads to Rush Creek Kindergarteners

The Vikings tight end recently visited the kindergarten classes at Rush Creek Elementary.
Photos: Using Technology to Reach Beyond the Classroom at Rush Creek Elementary

Photos: Using Technology to Reach Beyond the Classroom at Rush Creek Elementary

Students at the District 279 school Skype with authors Stephen McCranie and Ame Dyckman to learn about developing a novel.
Photos: Osseo Senior High Homecoming Pepfest 2012

Photos: Osseo Senior High Homecoming Pepfest 2012

Students at Osseo Senior High celebrated the end of homecoming week Friday, Oct. 5 including the crowing of the 2012 king and queen.
Photos: Maple Grove Senior High Homecoming Pepfest 2012

Photos: Maple Grove Senior High Homecoming Pepfest 2012

Maple Grove Senior High held their homecoming pepfest Friday, Oct. 5 as they prepared to meet the Centennial Cougars in football Friday night.
Elm Creek Eagles Soar

Elm Creek Eagles Soar

Mural at elementary school in Maple Grove encourages healthy eating and physical activity.