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Must-have free educational apps for your kids

There are many free educational apps you can download to your phone or tablet to help your kids learn and have fun doing it! From preschool to junior high, more than ever kids are using smartphone apps to enhance their learning. Kids 5 and Under Sight Words Learning Games – …

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Resources for Suicide Prevention, Mental Illness Concerns, Helping Parents Cope

 Via abcnews.go.com   As part of a “20/20” report airing on Friday, Aug. 4, we wanted to provide viewers with information about suicide prevention and other resources for mental health concerns or for those who are interested in learning more: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Trained crisis workers are available 24 …

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The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes

Peek into my cupboards and you’ll know I drink coffee. My mugs have the stubborn brown stains to prove it. Luckily, I found a cheap, quick way to clean away old coffee stains without any harsh chemicals or special cleansers. All it takes is some baking soda. Sprinkle a little …

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No Child Left Behind Replacement Plan Shifts Power to States on Education

A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers moved to replace the No Child Left Behind law, releasing a bill on Monday that would send significant powers back to the states and curb the authority of the secretary of education. The bill, called the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” comes after …

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Schools Can’t Stop Kids From Sexting. More Technology Can.

“YOUTH is subjected by our civilization to aggressive sex stimuli and suggestiveness oozing from every pore.” So declared the education professor Clark Hetherington in 1914, condemning the proliferation of racy movies and tell-all magazines. Lest adolescents succumb to the “indulgence” on display, he wrote, schools needed to teach “self-control” and …

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Help for homework help: Teaching parents Common Core math

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Any adult who has tried to help a second-grader with homework has noticed math is not what it used to be. Now schools are unlocking the secrets of Common Core math for mystified parents. They’re holding special classes or giving out materials designed for adults so …

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Recall Alert: Watch Out for Metal in Your Skippy Peanut Butter Food News

Last week Hormel Foods announced a recall of 153 cases of Skippy Reduced Fat peanut butter due to the fact that the jars might contain small metal shards. The recall only affected product sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The metal shards were caused …

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10 Ways to Get Rid of That Awful Smell in Your Kitchen Sink Reader Intelligence Report

  Even when diligently using a sink strainer or garbage disposal, inevitably food particles, grease, and other unlovely things make their way into the drain and we wake up one day to a foul smell coming out of the sink. Thanks to our Kitchn readers and my fellow editors, I’ve …

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6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense GraphiteAUGUST 31, 2015 For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous anxiety. In fact, the dread of speaking can actually interfere with students’ ability to learn. Even with the most …

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Eight Expert Tips for Traveling with Your Toddler

  As a former professional travel writer, Id like to think I speak with authority for both adult and, now, kid travel. Here, then, are my eight pro tips for traveling with your infant, baby, or toddler. Thats just how we were raised, and well do the same to him. …

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