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Doctors Push For Later Start Times As School Year Kicks Off

Doctors Push For Later Start Times As School Year Kicks Off

Newsy (Aug. 25, 2014) The American Academy of Pediatrics is the latest group pushing for middle schools and high schools to start later, for the sake of their kids. Video provided by Newsy
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Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape

Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape

AP (Aug. 20, 2014) Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. The state of Louisiana took over most of the city's public schools after the killer storm in 2005. (Aug. 20) Video provided by AP
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Raising A Kid Costs $245,000 On Average

Raising A Kid Costs $245,000 On Average

Newsy (Aug. 18, 2014) Guardians could pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars on their children before they step foot on a college campus. Video provided by Newsy
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Parents Spend $400 On Extracurricular Activities, Survey Says

Parents Spend $400 On Extracurricular Activities, Survey Says

TheStreet (Aug. 14, 2014) As the back-to-school shopping season heats up, some parents overlook the unexpected expenses that arise throughout the school year. A new survey from RetailMeNot said that while the average family is expected to spend over $650 on back-to-school related costs, families will also spend almost $400 on extracurricular activities. To save money, work with your child to select a limited number of activities, to ensure they can be dedicated enough to the cause, while still having enough time for schoolwork. Your child may also be able to score a discount if they volunteer for the organization or sports league. Putting in a few extra hours here and there could result in a discounted rate. Video provided by TheStreet
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