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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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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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Photo courtesy of tobyct/flickr
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No Cell Phone for You!

 

 

 

 

Have you heard this? A Los Angeles restaurant has been giving a 5 percent discount to any of its customers who hand over their cell phone before they eat. Their goal is to get people to interact face – to – face without the interruption of technology. I for o

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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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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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Damir Cudic, Getty Images
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Beloit College’s Mindset List for the Class of 2016 Proves You Are Old

The Mindset List, which was conceptualized at Beloit College in 1998, is an annual list that has served for over a decade as a source of entertainment for millions of people interested in the reading through the youthful and naive eyes of first year college students.

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Evelyn Giggles/Flickr
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Back-to-School List [SURVEY]

 

What tops your kid's back-to-school list?  Here's a hint -- it's probably not new clothes. 

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Photo courtesy of wohnai/Flickr
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University of Montana Students Can Save Money on Textbooks

The long list of student fees tacked on to most college tuition bills is enough to make any student scream. When I was enrolled at The University of Montana, it seemed like fees were being added or increased every single semester, and I will be the first to admit that half of the time, I didn’t even know what I was paying for

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Photo courtesy of erik w. davis/flickr
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Back to School Time is Almost Here Missoula

Can you taste it? It’s in the air. Yes, parents it’s the taste of school in the air.

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year — Survey of the Day

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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Photo courtesy of john.murden/Flickr.
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Is Your Child Eating Pink Slime?

You might think this is a trick question. (Of course my child is not eating “pink slime.”) But, don’t be so quick to answer no.

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School Starts This Week, Watch For Reduced Speed Zones

The police will be watching!  Just a reminder that now that school has resumed the speed limit on Reserve St. between South and almost to Mount gets reduced to 30 from 8-5 M-F.

This is the part of Reserve that runs along CS Porter Middle School

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