In the News: Back to School 2013

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It’s that time of year again…Time to prepare for going back to school.  Families all over the country are beginning to get their children ready to return to school.  For some this may mean packing their children up and moving them into their first college dorm, while for others this may mean shopping for back to school clothing and supplies.  The resources below provide a look at Back to School Shopping, health, and Common Core and how this is effecting  families all over the country.

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Back to School Countdown (find it on the ipl2)

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/back_school.html#cat169

This resource provides valuable information about heading back to school.  Whether you have a child heading back to an elementary or middle school you can find links to information about how to help your child deal with first day jitters, helping with homework, after school snacks and getting involved at school.  There are also many kid friendly links providing a lot of wonderful insights and back to school tips!

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5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping (find it on the ipl2)

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/BacktoSchool/ways-save-back-school-shopping/story?id=14329474

“School is starting soon, and you know it costs money for children to be prepared with books, clothes, supplies and the just the right backpack.”  This resource provides 5 great tips on how to save money when you do your back to school shopping.  Read on and SAVE!

 

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Tax Breaks for Back to School Shoppers (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52672847#52672847

This video resource provides insightful information about the tax breaks being offered to back to school shoppers.  “Back to school shopping is the second biggest retail event behind Christmas sales, and a growing number of states are offering a sales-tax break on school supplies as an incentive to spend. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.”

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Back to School Health Check List (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Back_to_School_Health/

This site provides information about making a healthy start back to school.  This resource covers immunizations, reducing anxiety and special health concerns.  Read on to find out what you need to do to help your child start their year off right.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml

There are many sites that provide resources dedicated to helping your child make a physically healthy start back to school, but this site, the National Institute for Mental Health, is dedicated to the mental health of your child.  Read on to learn more about how you can help a child coping with ADHD, Autism, Depression, OCD and the development of a young brain.

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Understanding the Common Core (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Policies/Understanding-the-Common-Core

This resource supplies the public with a lot of great information about the Common Core Standards newly implemented by 45 of the 50 United States. There articles both praising and critiquing the Common Core and what this means for a K-12 student about to head back to school.

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