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Fairfax County superintendent to present plan for later school start time

The issue of later school start times is about to be resolved in the largest public school system in the D.C.-Baltimore metropolitan area after more than a decade of debate.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County, school start time, education, Kristi King

First day of classes brings changes for Va. schools

About 400,000 Northern Virginia students are heading back to school Tuesday morning and will be walking into schools that have implemented changes for the new school year.

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 10:54am EDT

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Tips to help kids stay safe while walking, taking bus to school

As children transition from vacation to school, drivers need to be extra-alert.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:36am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, back to school, walking to school, school bus

School start dates across the region

It's back to school time. Here are the start dates across the region.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:39am EDT

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Preparing kids with food allergies to head back to school

The start of a new school year can be a challenging time for any child. But it has the potential to be exceptionally tough for students with severe food allergies.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:44am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfton, Food allergies, parenting, allergies,

Tips for scoring back-to-school savings

Consignment shops, swap meets and re-sale websites can help cut back-to-school shopping costs as many students start a new school year.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:20am EDT

Tags: back to school, sales, WTOP Saves You Money, Kristi King, deals, consumer

Study: Stress of homework hurts students' grades

How much homework is too much? Ann Dolin, president of EC Tutoring and author of the book "Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress Free Homework," offers guidance by grade level.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:40am EDT

Tags: education, Paula Wolfson, parenting, homework

Parents, are you doing your child's homework?

Forty-three percent of 778 parents recently surveyed say they do their kids' homework. An expert explains why this is not a good idea.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:53am EDT

Tags: parenting, Randi Martin, homework,

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School-closure announcement kicks it old-school (Video)

Two school administrators turned a school-closing announcement into a rap.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 08:36am EST

Tags: school closings, rap

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