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How Many School Fundraisers Have You Participated In? [POLL]

I think fundraisers can be very important and I love to participate, if at all possible, but fundraisers can get out of hand really quick. Before you know it you could have a closet full of candles, cups, popcorn, cookies, cookie dough etc. You almost have to be picky about which fundraisers to give money to and which fundraisers to pass on.

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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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Making Mistakes On Your Child’s School Forms

We have all been completing school forms lately. While these forms seem like no big deal because they are asking for basic information like your name, phone number, emergancy contact, etc., they can be a big deal if you SPELL something wrong on your child's kindergarden class form

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woodleywonderworks via flickr
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What Stresses You Most about Back To School? [poll]

Book bag?  Got it.  Lunch money?  Alright.  Wait a minute... What time is practice today?  Just when you think you're off the hook for 7 hours a day, reality comes rushing in.  Let's face it, school is stressful.

First there's the whole money issue.  About the time you're done buying supplies, fees, dues, activity cards and uniforms for sports, you wonder if any of your property taxes are actually going towards education. 

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Admit it. You’ve Done Your Kids’ Homework For Them [poll]

I realize it's still summer but we got to talking about school on the show today.  I know I'm looking forward to getting back into the school routine but there's one thing that I hate about school:  The homework!  I thought I left it behind when I graduated but when you have kids, you get to relive it all over again.  Yippee.

While I'm happy to help my kids with their work,  as much as I can (Who can remember all that math, anyhow?) I sometimes find myself doing the assignment for them.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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What Do You Think About Same-sex Classrooms? [POLL]

More and more schools are deciding to have same-sex classrooms. Middleton Elementary school in Idaho is one of 500 schools in the nation that has decided same-sex classrooms is beneficial to their education program.

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Jackie's son Vance and his wonderful teacher Ms. Barbie
Jackie's son Vance and his wonderful teacher Ms. Barbie
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Pre-school Graduation [POLL]

I didn't think my son's pre-school graduation would make me emotional but I honestly had to hold back the tears. Ridiculous! I felt better when I noticed other moms with glossy eyes.

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Flickr.com Mostafa Shaalan
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A High School Kid Sets Off a Fire Alarm Because He Puts On To Much Axe Body Spray

Let's call this another side effect of overdosing on Axe Body Spray.  Besides alerting the world that you're a d-bag . . . apparently, you also qualify as FLAMMABLE.

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Time To Register for Kindergarten!

I am probably the only mother that has no idea what she is doing when it comes to registering her child for Kindergarten. Just in case I am not the only one out there who needs information here is what I found:

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Flickr.com, rust.bucket
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I See A Lot Of Broken Laptops In Idaho’s Future

If I was a smart man, and I emphasize the word "if," I would open a laptop repair center next to every major school in Idaho. Why? Because there's about to be a lot of broken laptops in Idaho's future.

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Some Area Schools Plan Supplemental Levies This Spring

2012 could be another year in which many area school districts ask voters for more money to run the schools.  Some are definitely planning on supplemental or plant facilities levies while others are definitely not.  Some are still undecided. 

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Best In Class: Two Magic Valley High Schools Awarded Grants

Eight Idaho schools have won $100,000 grants from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation in an effort to increase the number of kids who attend college or other post-secondary training.

The schools were chosen out of 55 after competing in several categories, including increasing the number of  students taking college preparatory exams and upper-level math and science coursework

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