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Turns Out, Snow Days Don't Impact Students' Test Scores

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents

Students, parents and administrators often make a fuss about snow days, but it's really individual absences that affect learning, according to a new s...

When Screaming at Your Kids Works

Diana Whitney | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Diana Whitney

Grant me patience, Lord, but hurry. I recited these words like a mantra on our recent snow day, the second school cancellation in a week. Blindsided by the blizzard, everyone trapped at home again, I steeled myself for the hours ahead.

Hilarious Mayor Mercilessly Trolls Kids About Snow Days

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.06.2015 | Good News

When you're a student looking for any excuse to skip homework, snow days are no laughing matter. And that's a source of endless amusement for Mark Bou...

Teachers Ensure Poor Kids Are Fed On Snow Days When They Can't Get Free School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

While most kids rejoice upon hearing the news of a snow day, many low-income children dread that phone call more than anything else during the winter ...

Nuisance or Catastrophe? How you Feel About Snow May Depend on Your Job

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

We all know what happens to kids in this situation -- Yippee! Snow days! But what about the grown-ups who are supposed to be working? What's their fate? As is so often the case, it depends quite a bit on the type of work they do.

After Three Long Snow Days, This Mom Is DONE With Elsa

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

For parents in many parts of the country, this winter has been a season of seemingly endless snow days -- and thus seemingly endless viewings of "Froz...

10 Reasons Why The Snow Trucks Must Come

Jessica Bensten | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

As a kid, I can remember the excitement when it started to stick, hoping and hoping that the ground would be white when I woke up and school would be out the next day.

Say it Ain't Snow: A Working Parent's Dilemma

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Brad Harrington

While snow days are a welcome event for kids, they wreak havoc for working parents as they try to meet the competing demands of work and family. Obviously, we remain powerless to alter acts of nature, but there are things employers can do to diminish the challenges inherent in such events.

Coolest Snow Day Announcement Ever

Caurie Putnam | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News
Caurie Putnam

Webster school's superintendent Carmen Gumina, who won the Disney Teacher Award for High School Sciences in 1999, had fun sharing the news of a snow day with his 9,000 students via a video of himself trail running in the snow.

The Perfect Page-Turners To Turn Your Snow Day Into A Staycation

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.27.2015 | Books

Snowstorms unquestionably create a massive hassle for many -- the entire region grinding to a halt can have real ramifications, especially if your...

8 Ways Snow Makes You A Happier Person

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

There's no doubt that the worst of winter has arrived, bringing sub-zero temperatures and icy winds along with it. The dark, frigid days make it tough...

20 Ways To Pass the Time When School Is Cancelled

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Christy Heitger-Ewing

This winter has been brutal. I'm not talking about the freezing-your-buns-off, slipping-and-sliding-on-the-sidewalks, snow-up-to-your-armpits kind of brutal. I'm referring to enduring repeated school cancellations due to cold air and slippery streets.

A Snow Day Is Coming. Here's How To Get Your Home Ready

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Rosario Kelly | Posted 01.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Hawaii, the past week has probably brought you some mixture of freezing temperatures, strong winds, and even s...

Nothing Beats a Snow Day... Until We Grow Up!

RB Bronson | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I think even the most rabid anti-science, anti-evolution, anti-global-warming American would have to agree that we've been experiencing some pretty dramatic weather. This winter, storms seem to sweep through swaths of the country, dropping feet of snow along with freezing rain and sleet. Nasty stuff.

This District Is No Longer Allowed To Have Any Snow Days

AP | Kyle Potter | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- She's no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the...

Death of the Snow Day: How E-learning Is Crushing Your Child's Desperate Prayers for One More Huge Snowfall

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Gabriel Shaoolian

Sorry, kids, the virtual classroom is becoming a more frequent reality -- just like online learning is for your adult counterparts. Poking around, I learned of other virtual classroom programs popping up across the country -- from cities like Chicago to suburbs like Taunton, Mass.

How I Broke My Son's Heart

Brent Almond | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

He wasn't angry. He wasn't throwing a fit because he hadn't gotten his way. He was sad. Because of me.

Snowing, With a Chance of Nakedness

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I think it's pretty safe to say that no matter where in the U.S. you live, this winter's been rough. Snow. Ice. Freezing rain. School delays. School c...

You've Been Doing Snow Days Wrong (Until Now)

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

Once in a while though, there is the confused student who makes the unforgivable mistake of uttering those unspeakable words, "I'm sick of snow days." If that sounds like it could be you, don't worry! You will get through this with my help, and a few easy suggestions.

WATCH: 5th Grader Has Hilarious Ritual To Summon Snow Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.13.2014 | Parents

To all East Coast kids disappointed that they didn't get a snow day Thursday: you're doing it wrong. Take a cue from superstitious New York City f...

Your Attitude Towards Snow Days Will Be Remembered

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I realize now that my dad being with us during those days meant that he actually wasn't sleeping when he should have been between night shifts. A detail I was not aware of as a child, but which sticks with me now, as a parent myself, thinking about how to entertain the kids.

Our Snow Day Turned Into A Work Of Art

Jessica Rassette | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

I love that about art, and beauty, and nature. There's always a silver lining. Even when it's four degrees outside.

No Snow Days for Working Moms

Kerry Lyons | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

What happened to the smiling, fun-loving Mom that talked of watching movies and snuggling by the fire? Why was she replaced by this snarling, stressed-out Work Mommy? As I looked at their confused, hopeful faces, I realized my so-called snow day was over.

Schools Around The Country Are Running Out Of Snow Days

AP | JOHN SEEWER and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first snow day of this brutal winter left teacher Christopher Crabtree almost as tickled as it did his three children, but...

Now THIS Is How You Tell Students They Have A Snow Day

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

As if getting word of a snow day weren't already exciting enough, these school leaders found an amazing way to spice up the news. School principal ...