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5 of the hottest trends for back to school this year

5 of the hottest trends for back to school this year

It’s that time of year again – time to trade summer break for lunch break, road trips for recess and home in bed for homework instead. Yes, back to school…

College survival tips to help you save money and reduce stress

College survival tips to help you save money and reduce stress

College may well be one of the first great adventures of your life, but it can also be stressful on multiple levels. Meeting new people, learning new things and taking…

Getting schooled: 5 ways to save on supplies

Getting schooled: 5 ways to save on supplies

The long, hot summer vacation is almost over for most students. A new school year is here and for parents, the rush to load up on supplies can be expensive.…

Filling the gap: Community programs feed low-income children over the summer

Filling the gap: Community programs feed low-income children over the summer

When summer comes along, kids and teens have plenty to look forward to: pool time, sports camp, three months of freedom and no homework. But some low-income kids might actually…

Savings is a top priority for parents during back-to-school season [Infographic]

Savings is a top priority for parents during back-to-school season [Infographic]

Price is the top consideration for 86 percent of parents when buying school supplies, according to a new online survey of parents of children ages 8-18, commissioned by Staples and…

Hollywood to sports stadiums, modern accountants go exciting places

Hollywood to sports stadiums, modern accountants go exciting places

Pop culture tends to portray accountants as number-obsessed managers tethered to their desks. But this picture doesn’t reflect the reality of the profession today. Accounting work environments aren’t limited to…

7 fun ideas to prevent summer learning loss

7 fun ideas to prevent summer learning loss

Students of all ages look forward to the carefree days of summer, yet parents and teachers nationwide worry about the summer slide – the learning loss that happens to all…

Keeping teens on track: National high school graduation rate still shows room for improvement

Keeping teens on track: National high school graduation rate still shows room for improvement

It’s graduation season, and across the country many families will revel in their graduate’s accomplishments. Nationally, there’s reason to celebrate, too; 81 percent of American high school seniors are expected…

Should you give education the ‘old college try’ a second time around?

Should you give education the ‘old college try’ a second time around?

Returning to school later in life is a decision that requires careful thinking. As an adult, you must consider many factors before signing up for a second – or first…

The new SAT: What students and parents need to know to prepare

The new SAT: What students and parents need to know to prepare

The SAT – widely considered to be one of the most important exams a student will take in his or her academic life – is changing drastically. When students sit…