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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop

School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care.

Here are five tips to make your child’s bus ride the best it can be.

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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The state says it would rather schools spend time teaching kids to be better typing on keyboards.
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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/07/06/typing-beats-scribbling-indiana-schools-can-stop-teaching-cursive/?hpt=hp_c2">it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive,</a> and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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Can You Afford Not To Afford College?

Student loans are so much fun. I love being in debt and 21. With that being said, I am very pleased with my decision to go to a Junior College. Compared to my friends who are currently going to big bad awesome Universities and I doing very well. Since I chose to go Tyler Junior College I save money on living expenses because I still live at home and I have job security because I don't have to leave in the summer. (More after advice after the jump)

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TAKS Writing Tests Tomorrow

If you don't know by now tomorrow, March 1st, 2011 TAKS (TAKS stands for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skill) are going to be given for the following grades:
Grade 4 Writing (English and Spanish)
Grade 7 Writing
Grade 9 Reading
Do you think that these test really help the kids or do you think that the teachers "teach for the test?"

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