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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost by Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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McCash for Kids 2012 / Instagram
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Send Kids Back to School With the Supplies They Need – McCash for Kids 2013

Hundreds of Magic Valley children struggle with being able to afford school supplies. You can help by eating at any Twin Falls or Buhl McDonalds on August 7th between 5p and 8p.

McCash for Kids is back!

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The Best Ways to Buy Textbooks — Stores, Online, E-Readers and More

Buying textbooks can be a difficult, uncertain, expensive process, especially if you're an adult going back to school for the first time in a few years. To help you out, we've gathered some of the best ways to buy or access textbooks.

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Twin Falls Area Schools Announce the First Day of School

Summer is flying by! Retail stores are gearing up for back to school and parents are counting the weeks left in the summer. Some schools in the Twin Falls area start later than others. Make sure to double check your schools date.

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Should Tight Pants Be Banned From School Because They Are Distracting?

 

It can be difficult keeping a student focused at school so we may need to do everything possible to keep them focused for the sake of their education.We might even need to mandate the clothing that can be worn in a school so it's not distracting. Last week, a middle school in California BANNED girls from wearing tight pants

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Is 3 Years Old Too Young For School? [POLL]

My youngest son is turning 3 this summer which means he may be ready for pre-school. My older son was not ready for school when he was 3 so I am really on the fence about sending my youngest to school. Part of me wonders if pre-school at the age of 3 is even beneficial.

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Drop Off Zones

I will be the first to admit that I am still learning when it comes to my children and our school systems. That being said, what is the proper procedure for dropping off your children at school? At High Schools I know there is a specific "Drop Off Zone" but at the elementary school my son attends there is a sign that says "No Stopping On Curb".

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Should Kids Have To Wait Outside For The Bus When It’s Two Degrees? [POLL]

Extreme temperatures have hit The Magic Valley. People are bundling up before they go outside and if you are not bundling your kids up at this point you just might be evil. I saw a bunch of kids waiting at a bus stop yesterday. All of the kids looked extremely cold and one little boy didn't have a coat on.

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Is There Anything Different In Local Schools Due To The Connecticut Shooting?

If you have been in a school lately, you can't help but think if the terrible tragedy that took place in Connecticut. Yesterday I went to talk to a teacher for a brief moment and while usually I just walk into the school and take care of business, things were a little different yesterday.

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Flickr.com tonynetone
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One in Three Kids Don’t Know Who Shakespeare Is

There's another new survey from Yahoo! that tells us how our kids are in lacking in education, but this one pins the blame for their ignorance on US . . . the adults.

According to a British survey, nearly one in three kids between ages six and 12 . . . 30% . . . had never heard of William Shakespeare,

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends in Elementary School?

I picked my son up from his Kindergarten class yesterday and he informed me that a girl in his class said he was, "boiling hot". I almost drove off the road.  I didn't expect him to be even be talking to girls until 5th grade.

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Are Your Kids Doing More Homework than You Did When You Were in School? [poll]

I'm not sure who dreads homework more, students or parents.  How many nights have you stayed up trying to recall all the math you learned and forgot?  And how many times have you been frustrated by knowing how to do the problem but missing the mark on the methodology?  How many times have you heard your child say "That's not how the teacher does it?"

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