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Walking to School

Never (Ever?) Talk to Strangers

Kristen Levithan | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

I put my arm around her and pointed to my eldest inside the van: "My son goes to kindergarten here. Why don't you come inside and warm up and we can figure out what to do next?" And then, just like that, a little girl I didn't know was sitting in my car.

Small Business Unlocks Social Change at Schools

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Boulder Valley School District's Trip Tracker program is making walking, biking, busing and carpooling to school cool again.

Green the Back to School Blues

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Today's kids are growing up in an environment very different from that of the generations preceding them. Children are really overdosing on the indoors.

Walking Alone: When is My Child Ready?

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Parents often ask me about the age at which a child is ready to walk to school -- or anywhere in the neighborhood -- alone.

Time to Gear Up for International Walk to School Day

Beckley Mason | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

On Wednesday, October 5th, students will join up for International Walk to School Day. Alameda county's participation is representative of the momentum that the "Walk to School" movement is gaining around the country and the world.