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Easy, healthy lunch box makeovers

From fast food offerings to soda machines, today’s kids are faced with a lot of unhealthy options at lunchtime, says nutritionist Leanne Ely, author of the Saving Dinner book series.

Back-to-school gets high-tech

Some of this year’s coolest back-to-school products revolve around our technology-savvy kids.

No excuses this year

Whether your child is starting their first day of kindergarten or their first day of middle school this year, you better believe they are going to want and need a new satchel for all their things.

Home alone?

Your 8- and 11-year-old sons get home from school at 3:30 p.m., but you don’t get home from work until 6 p.m.

Back to school prep

As summer comes to a close, the first day of school rapidly approaches.

A No Child Left Behind glossary

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the main federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school.

Parents, teachers need to care

A good school with committed teachers makes all the difference in children’s education,

Leave no child behind

Chicago mom Terrie Donaldson believes today’s schools treat students like robots.

After-school activities matter

When it comes to organized after-school centers, not all programs are created equal, says a study by a research group based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Test time anxiety

Your daughter wakes you up at 1 a.m. You can tell she is very upset.
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