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Ready 4 The Bell: Handling Stress Video included

With students back at school, stress tends to be a topic of conversation amongst families and friends.
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READY 4 THE BELL: Send us YOUR pictures from the first day of school

Are your kids excited to get "Ready 4 the Bell"? 
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READY 4 THE BELL: Saving on school supplies Video included

With summer coming to a close, Siouxland families are already on the lookout for school supplies.  More>>

Ready 4 the Bell: Back-to-school spending Video included

Retailers estimate families with grade-school children will spend an average of just over $669 on back-to-school expenses this year, a total of $26.5 billion, according an annual survey by the National Retail Federation. More>>

Good schools may be good for a teen's health, too

Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests. More>>

Giving your kids the tools for a healthy back-to-school season

For moms, family and children are their No. 1 priority. Keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy is a huge part of everyday life. More>>

Help give kids the tools they need to succeed in school

(BPT) - Take a moment to consider this alarming fact: Each year more than 1 million American teens fail to graduate from high school, according to the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The consequences of this... More>>

Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

(BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or... More>>

Students find new ways to tackle affordability as value of college degree rises

(BPT) - In 2012, the unemployment rate for Americans with only a high school diploma was 8.3 percent, compared to just 4.5 percent for those with a bachelor’s degree. The rising value of a college education is... More>>

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact,... More>>

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