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5 Great Back-to-School Apps That Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back-to-school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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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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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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Abilene ISD Will Begin Offering Healthier Lunch Choices to Students

One of the biggest differences AISD students will notice as they get back to school are the choices they will have in the cafeteria this year. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is officially going into effect this fall, and that means there will be new requirements from the children going through the lunch line.

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Where to Find Back to School "Stuff the Bus" Supply Donation Boxes in Abilene

It’s now August and that means Back-to-School. Hard to believe it’s right around the corner but school will start in about 3 week; August 27th for both Abilene & Wylie ISD. Everyone will need school supplies but sometimes money can be tight and folks could use a little help. That’s where “stuff the bus” locations can provide some relief.

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Abilene Church Gives Kids One Last Summer Bash Before School Starts

Trinity Baptist Church youth Pastor Joseph Plagge says they’re planning one last bash before school starts. The event is will take place at Trinity Baptist Church located at 871 Woodlawn Drive. It is free and open to children ages 3 years old thru 5th grade. Plagge says “this will also be a perfect opportunity to introduce neighborhood children to AWANA.” 

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Top 3 "Must Have" Back to School Gadgets For College Students

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School starts for college kids in the next few weeks and for many parents, as well as the students, it's a world unknown. What will they need, for the dorm/apartment, or better yet for class? I have 3 gadgets that could make a college students life much easier. They

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Top 5 Games You Loved in Elementary School

I asked my coworkers, what games were their favorites they played as elementary school aged children. I was reminded of so many different school house games like tag, red light green light, mother may I, dodge-ball, kickball or my old time favorite, the rough and tumble 'king of the hill'. Here's the

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Walk With Pride Program Provides New Shoes for Abilene Area School Children

Walk With Pride is an annual program that helps provide a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Big Country students. ‘Walk With Pride’ is a cooperative effort of the Salvation Army and the Abilene Association of Realtors. The program has been going on for over 25 years and is available to all children ages 4 through 12 years of age, the kids must be enrolled in head-start thru the 5th grade. Here’s how to apply.

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What is the Most Important Subject in School? [POLL]

The school year is winding down, and I recently got into a discussion with my A.I.S.D. 6th grader, Nathan, about what he thinks is the most important subject in school. At first, he gave me the “make dad happy” answer, saying they are all equally important.

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Mariah Slick, a Student With Down Syndrome, Crowned Homecoming Queen in Moving Ceremony [VIDEO]

Mariah Slick, a high school senior from Texas who was born with Down Syndrome, was crowed homecoming queen by her peers in a touching public ceremony.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

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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

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