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A Story of Survival on a First Grade Field Trip

AK Turner | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

I didn't ask for too many details, even when I heard the word "farm" being thrown about. Because a farm is just a less exotic zoo with no concession stand, right? And maybe I'd get to pet a bunny or a baby pig.

How My Second-Grader Explains His Two-Mom Family, A Play in One Act

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Setting: Interior, my Subaru Outback, en route to a school field trip. Characters: Kid One, whom I have just met. Kid Two, who has been my son's clas...

The 9 Kids You Meet on a Field Trip

Claire Wapole | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

While most students assigned to parent chaperones happily go along with the field trip flow, the following list of archetypical personalities keep chaperones on their toes.

11-Year-Old Booted From Field Trip For Eating Chocolate?

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents

This school means business when it comes to outlawing chocolate. British 11-year-old Holli McCann was reportedly booted from a weeklong school trip...

A School Field Trip To Play Shooting Games?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.09.2013 | New York

In a move New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott called "a mistake," students from the Bronx High School of Visual Arts took a field trip to ...

Parents: See Your Shadow

Neale Godfrey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

In this age of electronic banking, we are increasingly removed from the physical handling of cash. Our children watch as we pay for groceries, gasoline, restaurant tabs and even parking meters with our "magic" cards. Our children need to see, firsthand, where those funds come from.

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

Don't Even Ask Google's New App

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

Google's dream of seamlessly blending technology with everyday life just got a little more realistic. The company's latest smartphone app, Field T...

Don't Even Ask Google's New App

The New York Times | Claire Cain Miller | Posted 09.28.2012 | Technology

Google has created a new mobile app that gives people facts about the places around them — unprompted, without the need to even ask for the informat...

L'art Pour L'art: Daytrippin' at World Famous

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 01.28.2012 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

A successful, private company doesn't have to justify art with improved test scores. They have the freedom to just believe in its inherent value. As parents we have that same freedom if we choose to exercise it.

Pa. 8th Graders' Field Trip Includes Hooters Lunch

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

BERWICK, Pa. -- For one group of central Pennsylvania eighth-graders, a recent field trip to Baltimore included lunch at Hooters – a restaurant ...