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Top Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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3 On Your Side: Apps For Back-to-School Shopping

3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan has some smart ways to cash in on savings, with the help of your phone.

08/02/2013

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Transitioning Kids Back To School

Kids need to start to return to a more regular sleep schedule with more scheduled meals and even some reading to get ready to head back to school.

07/31/2013

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College Cohabitation: How to Deal with Roommate Issues

Living with roommates can be hard. If you start the relationship with the proper information and tools, it can lead to happy cohabitation.

07/22/2013

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Top Cookbooks For Cooking in College

Worried that sending your kid off to college means their diets will consist of boxed meals or ramen? Is your son or daughter moving into their first off-campus apartment and far away from dining halls? Our sister company, Simon & Schuster serves up some college-appropriate cookbooks designed to make cooking easy and even fun for your kids after they’ve fled the nest.

07/22/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Children’s Book?

07/22/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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School Supplies Expected To Hit The Shelves Earlier This Year

Many area schools have only been on summer break for a month, but back to school ads are already in full swing.

07/16/2013

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DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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Mold Delays First Day Of Classes For South Jersey School

As custodians were cleaning the primary media center in the Jordan Road School Friday they noticed mold on several surfaces.

09/05/2012

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In Some Philadelphia Schools, Classes Begin Today For Students

Summer vacation is over for many school students.

09/04/2012

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Kids Must Wash Hands To Prevent Getting Sick

The number one way to prevent the spread of most viruses never changes. Kids and adults must wash their hands.

08/29/2012

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Buy The Right Backpack

When shopping for your kids, there are many backpack styles to choose from. Get one that distributes the weight across the back equally – usually one with two straps that are padded.

08/28/2012

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Growing Back-To-School Lists, Shrinking Budgets

Although school starts very soon for most college and high school students, with one week until Labor Day, many are still out filling those “back to school” shopping lists.

08/27/2012

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