School Issues

I Hate School Science Projects Involving Animals

I really do love animals. But my kids keeping bugs at home? Not so much. Dissections? Help!

I Hate School Writing Projects

Well, I don't hate the projects, just all that family-secret disclosure going on! But, I know. Seriously ... who am I to complain?

How to Handle Your Class Troublemaker

Is your child an angel at home - but constantly misbehaving in class? Two veteran teachers weigh in on what parents can do.

I Love Audiobooks

They say it's important to read in front of your kids to prove you value reading. But, when the heck would I have time for that?

I Hate School Fundraisers

As education gets an increasingly smaller slice of the state pie, we have to find more funding sources for our kids' schools.

I Love Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are an important information-sharing opportunity that I would never miss.

I Hate School Days Off

When I look at the week's school schedule and see my little darlings are getting a day off, I don't take it as good news.

I Hate Grades

When my daughter started getting 'real' grades, my response was to demand she do better. As a parent, I can do better than that.

I Hate School Mornings!

Of all the transitions at the beginning of the school year, nothing is tougher than readjusting to the morning routine

The Secrets of Getting Good Grades

Two veteran teachers say parents who want their kids to do well in school should focus on these six basic things.

I Love the Start of School (?)

'It's the most wonderful time of the year!' is the Christmas song - and Staples' back-to-school commercial theme song.

Back to School Kid Photos

It's that time of year! Kids are back in class come Sept. 7. Scope out these local class-ready cuties who are all set to hit the books.