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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.
High School Announces AP Scholar Awards

High School Announces AP Scholar Awards

Eighty MHS students were recognized for their performance on AP exams.
Tess Corners Walk-A-Thon Raises Money the Healthy Way

Tess Corners Walk-A-Thon Raises Money the Healthy Way

Tess Corners students will be accompanied by a police escort and the high school marching band during a walk-a-thon Friday.
High School Weight Room Fix Could Be Costly

High School Weight Room Fix Could Be Costly

The district is searching for a permanent solution for the high school weight room, which had to be moved due to unsafe conditions.
National Merit Program 'Commends' Muskego Student

National Merit Program 'Commends' Muskego Student

A Muskego High School senior was recognized for placing in the top 5 percent of some 1.5 million students who took a national test.
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.
Muskego Teachers Get Pay Bump

Muskego Teachers Get Pay Bump

The board settled two contracts, both with average increases of more than 2 percent.
Country Meadows Earns 'Blue Ribbon' Award

Country Meadows Earns 'Blue Ribbon' Award

The school was one of just five in the state recognized for its improvement in student achievement.
Classes Do Battle in Powder Puff Game

Classes Do Battle in Powder Puff Game

MHS homecoming week got under way Monday.
Muskego HS Program to Detail Effects of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

Muskego HS Program to Detail Effects of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

As concerns about drugs in Muskego school persist, the high school will host a program featuring real-life tales of drug and alcohol addiction.
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.