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Our picks for the best backpacks for kids are stylish, sturdy and safe for growing backs
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Millions of high school students will be graduating this month, and many of them will be heading to college in the fall. Here are 12 can't-go-wrong, inexpensive graduation gifts recommended by...
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Ever wish you could have a cup of coffee with your child's kindergarten teacher and get the inside scoop? We asked eight kindergarten teachers around the country to share their best tips so you...
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Tips for how to fundraise successfully. Plus, how to deal with fundraising overload. 
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Fall is the season for pumpkin-flavored treats. Here are 9 easy ways to use canned and fresh pumpkin in kid-friendly recipes.
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The National Education Association asked me to write an open letter to the freshest faces on the playground: This year's kindergartners, the class my youngest son is in. Here's my main...
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In a recent survey, 75 percent of parents said they want their son to be a successful athlete, while only 11 percent want him to be a straight A student. Admit it: You want your child to be popular....
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Parents and teachers reveal what they really think about each other (cover your ears!) 
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Assignments are getting tougher than ever.  But we've got secret-weapon websites and genius study tips (from teachers and tutors, too!) That'll help your child ace any task.
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Want playtime to pay off? We've got 16 fun educational games that'll set your tot up for success in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond.
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Stuck on what to pack in your kid's school lunch? We've got a whole month of easy, healthy lunch ideas that'll keep them bringing home an empty lunchbox
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From the classroom to the playground, your kid will rock mod versions of iconic '80s styles with the help of our go-to shopping guide. 
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Get them psyched for what's ahead with a school-supply swap kids' party! Plus watch a DIY demo video for instructions on how to make an awesome pencil cake center piece!
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Fun stand-ins for the boring brown bag, from stylish lunch boxes to insulated bags.
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What do you get when you mix and match this versatile clothing? Smashing spring fashion for every day of the week!
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Have your kid's class say goodbye in style with these personalized presents for teachers
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What school teachers would say to you if they had the chance
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From getting to know the teacher to joining the PTA, here are some ways you can help your child succeed in school
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Tips for making your child's next class celebration a bash
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Nurture your pint-sized bookworms with some fun ways to encourage kids reading at home
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The best practices for creating a strong and effective relationship between teachers and parents 
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Tips for the best ways to fundraise successfully 
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New ideas for sandwiches, wraps, mini-pizzas and more tasty lunch recipes for kids. 
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Change up your kid's everyday lunch with these fun, healthy bento lunch box ideas. 
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Sarah Wu (aka Mrs. Q) famously wrote about eating her school's lunches for a year on her blog Fed Up with Lunch. Here, she dishes on what makes a healthy school lunch idea.

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