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emeryjl, flickr
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Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?

You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?

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Category: Back to School
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quinnanya, flickr
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If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep

Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.

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Category: Back to School
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iTunes / LatchKey/ iTunes
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The 10 Best Back-to-School Apps Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back to school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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Category: Back to School, Sports
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csessums, flickr
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Should Kids Be Rewarded with Prizes Just for Going to School?

Laying the groundwork for a successful future should be reason enough for children to go to school — but for some districts with poor attendance rates, they’ve had to sweeten the pot.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense

Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.

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Stewart Cohen, Pam Ostrow, Getty Images
Stewart Cohen, Pam Ostrow, Getty Images
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Detroit Bribes Kids with Free Pair of Shoes to Get Them to Come to School

There is no better motivation to get kids to show up for school quite like some good old fashion bribery, right? Well, the city of Detroit seems to think so.

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usdagov, flickr
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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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Category: Back to School, Health
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Charles Pieters, Flickr
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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Kick Ass on Campus With the Ultimate College Survival Guide

Whether you're headed to college as a freshman or third year senior, your quality of life will no doubt be improved by this list of things you won't believe you lived without.

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MyTudut, Flickr
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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Motown
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10 Great Songs About School

We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

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Too Cool & Too Drunk For School!
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Illinois Students Show Up To First Day Of School Drunk

I have tailgated before a sporting event, even concerts.  But before school?  Talk about your school "spirits"!

Some Illinois high school seniors are being accused of being drunk on their first day back to school according to the Huffington Post.  As of right now about 20 seniors are being questioned.  It is not known if the teens drank on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning before classes.

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