Education: Kindergarten middle school & college finances & loans

A beginner’s guide to applying for financial aid

10 things to know when seeking financial assistance for college

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7 ways educators can earn straight A’s in money-management

For World Teacher Day, Oct. 5, how to build finances along with a teaching career.

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Savvy marketing gets school kids to snap up veggies

While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.

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Guidelines stop heat stroke deaths in high school athletes

There have been no deaths among high school football players during preseason practice in states with guidelines to help students get used to the heat over time, a new study says.

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Kids' grades may suffer when families move

Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.

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Frat brothers keep chugging despite anti-booze efforts

The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.

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Eating disorders seem more common in schools where girls predominate

Eating disorders may be more prevalent at schools where a greater portion of the student body is female, a new study suggests.

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Schools in most states skimp on phys ed

Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds.

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Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines

The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.

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School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home

Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.

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Good sleep habits ready kids for school success

Children who have good sleep habits by age 5 do better at school, a new study finds.

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Head lice no cause for panic

Most parents have at one time or another received the dreaded school notice: a case of head lice has been detected in your child's class.

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Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn

Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.

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Exercise + classwork may = better math scores

Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests.

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Uncorrected eye problem linked to learning issues for preschoolers

Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

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Texting after dark may harm teens' sleep, grades

Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

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Parent's depression may harm child's grades

A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.

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College kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices

College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices -- such as smartphones -- for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.

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Why learning a second language is easier for some

New research helps explain why learning a second language is easier for some adults than others.

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Go back to school without going into debt

7 spending-conscious ways to send kids back to school. More>>

Financial prep school for college-bound students

10 ways to get an A in student debt management. More>>

How to raise cultured kids

Do you long for your child to choose the symphony over SpongeBob and couscous over mac ’n’ cheese? Raising a cultured kid can be easier than you think.
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Resources for Connecticut school shooting

For those looking for information regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, here are some resources. More>>

Mars rover Curiosity and will.i.am collaborate to inspire students to "Reach for the Stars”

Tastemaker will.i.am, best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, has collaborated with NASA to transmit a song to Earth from the surface of Mars. More>>

Summer homework battles

You're still sitting on the beach, but unfinished summer projects for school -- posters, reading assignments, essays -- loom large. Here's how to make the job less painful. More>>

What you may not know about your school nurse

Your school nurse's responsibilities go beyond fixing scrapes. Here's a primer on her role -- and how to help her help you. More>>

Summer athletes need to take extra precaution

Hot weather can cause problems – even for healthy individuals. Any type of training in heat and humidity can put children and teens at risk of heat exhaustion and, in extreme cases, circulatory collapse or heat stroke. More>>

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