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6 Common School-Year Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

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The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them.... Read full article

Ban on Birthday Sweets at School

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More Massachusetts schools are adopting bans on birthday party treats, in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, an increase in allergies and also to cut back on disruptions in the classroom.... Read full article

New Tricks to Jazz up School Lunches

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Get bored packing the same old things for lunch? Your kids are probably just as bored eating them. Here are some fun and easy ideas to bring some creativity to school lunches and satisfy even the picky eaters.... Read full article

Behind the Wheel with a School Bus Driver

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Learn what one school bus driver has to say about safety, the other drivers on the road, seat belts and the still coveted back seat. ... Read full article

MCAS Scores Carry More Weight for Teachers

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Under sweeping new guidelines approved this summer in Massachusetts, MCAS scores will be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of a teacher.... Read full article

More High Schools Doling Out Laptops

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Some Massachusetts high schools -- including the communities of Beverly and Burlington -- are equipping students with laptops and iPads to enrich their learning experiences and prepare them for a world steeped in technology.... Read full article

Portable Pools Are Smaller, Drowning Risk Isn’t

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In spite of their ease and convenience, portable pools still pose the same drowning risks of any body of water. Here are some important and unique safety precautions to keep in mind as your kids use these pools this summer.... Read full article

Hit the Road for the Ultimate Family Bonding Experience

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Many parents believe the best way to bond with their kids is to spend time with them one-on-one. Jeff Siegel took his son to sports venues nationwide and then wrote a book about how you can take similar trips to explore your child's interests.... Read full article

Meet the Winner of our 'Worst Vacation Ever' Contest

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You think you've had bad vacations? Check out the challenges faced by this Lexington family, the winner of our 2011 'Worst Vacation Ever' contest and the recipient of a nice, relaxing vacation at family-friendly Purity Spring Resort in New Hampshire... Read full article

Sneak in Some History With a Visit to These Massachusetts Sites

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Summer is all about fun – but why can't it also include some learning? Bring your family to any or all of these local Massachusetts attractions and combine a lot of fun with a little history lesson!... Read full article

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