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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.
High Schooler to Sing With PLU Choral Group

High Schooler to Sing With PLU Choral Group

At 8 p.m. Nov. 16, the young man will sing a solo with the choral ensemble at Pacific Lutheran University, Choral Union, under the direction of Richard Nance.
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.
Sunset Festival of Bands a Community Success

Sunset Festival of Bands a Community Success

This year's event takes place Oct. 26 and features at least 11 bands from near and far plus a special performance by the Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder.
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.
Sumner High School Alum Reflects on Five Years of Sunset Festival of Bands

Sumner High School Alum Reflects on Five Years of Sunset Festival of Bands

The unique band competition was conceived of by 2009 graduate Mason Longnecker as his senior project.
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.
Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Help your little one get a good start to the day with these easy-to-make, healthy morning meals.
Bonney Lake High School Bomb Threat Cleared, Dismissal In Progress

Bonney Lake High School Bomb Threat Cleared, Dismissal In Progress

Students and staff have been evacuated and are being held on the football field while the Pierce County Sheriff's Department conducts a thorough search of the school building.