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Beach bus getting kids to school (Photo courtesy Beach Transportation)
Beach bus getting kids to school (Photo courtesy Beach Transportation)
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School Bus Safety

Tuesday is the first day of school for many kids in the Missoula area.

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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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The 12 Most Essential Back-to-School Supplies Your Kids Need for a Great Year

Somehow another summer has flown by and the kiddos are headed back to school again. Sure, that means vacations are over, the house will be empty and days at the pool are numbered. But what it also means is that it’s time to shop for supplies.

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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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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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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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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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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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goodncrazy, flickr
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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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Photo courtesy of erik w. davis/flickr
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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