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6 Baking Hacks For Guilt-Free Cookies

Andrea Lynn | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste
Andrea Lynn

Why do we make ourselves crazy trying to get kids to eat their peas, carrots and now...kale? Heck, do we even like kale? Instead of fighting a battle ...

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Will Your Kids Be Getting These Digital Lessons This Year?

Diana Graber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Diana Graber

Cyber Civics prepares kids for their digital lives by teaching them how to protect their online privacy, manage their digital reputation, prevent and/or respond appropriately to cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement and so much more

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

25 of Illinois' Top School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.03.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Kids all across Illinois are headed back to school, but some students will be enrolled in schools that are in school districts that are considered better than others.

Try Hard

Karen Cordano | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Tomorrow is a day when T and I let go of each other a little. It is also a day of excitement and adventure. I am proud of my small man. He is trying to figure out his place in this tricky world. I am trying to figure out how to be there to catch him when he stumbles while also giving him room to grow.

28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
liZ Evans

When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS.

5 Steps to Prepare For The Back-to-School Battle

Anjali Varma | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Anjali Varma

I've learned that half the battle in getting kids back to school is the prep you do the week leading up to it. The other half is remaining organized and prepared once the school year starts.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 10.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

True Blue at University of Kentucky

CollegeFashionista | Posted 10.25.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

The University of Kentucky is constantly evolving, and its fashion scene is certainly no exception. The diversity of style seems to expand every day, and I am constantly impressed by the confidence with which Fashionistas/os wear their outfits.

5 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing This School Year

Dynamom | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Step away from the laptop, keyboard crusaders! Your kid is fine and their fully capable teacher will let you know if there's anything she feels you should be aware of in class that day.

10 Things I'd Rather Be Doing Than Waiting in School Drop-off Line

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

I don't remember reading about this in the "What to Expect" book. I mean, I knew there would be poopy diapers, tantrums, picky eaters and preschool rebellion. But sitting in line on the first day of school for 92 minutes?

'Who's Looking for Me?': God's and America's Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope every Black leader, parent, grandparent and preacher will mount a united and irresistible voice to end the structural exclusion of millions of children from the education and other opportunities required to keep them from dead-end lives.

The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

The Last Day Of Summer

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

The colors in the sky will soothe us by reminding us that endings can be beautiful and inspirational and lead us into bright futures. After it's over, we will go to bed at a reasonable hour so that we can get up early, ready to face whatever the future brings.

Only at Tulane, Only in New Orleans

CollegeFashionista | Posted 10.18.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

Every student of Tulane University has heard this statement, and it perfectly sums up the experience of attending school in NOLA. It's impossible to talk about Tulane and its fashion scene without first understanding the city that encompasses it.

Duncan Funnels Millions To College Board

Peter Greene | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

What do low-income students get out of this? A chance to take an AP test. Not, mind you, more resources to get ready for it, nor do they get help with actually going to a college after taking the test (which may or may not give them any help once they get in).

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

Are Illinois Teachers Really Qualified in Their Subjects?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.15.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Is this because of a shortage of qualified teachers, or are qualified teachers being left on the sidelines as schools hire unqualified teachers?

Tips for Navigating the School Year With Your Ex Spouse

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Navigating the school year is tough enough, but when you are divorced and trying to co-parent with an uncooperative ex spouse, your job as the primary parent gets even more difficult and stressful. Here are some tips to lessen the stress of dealing with your ex...

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.