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Get A Jump On Your Back-To-School Sleep Schedule

Memo to students: enjoy the extra sleep now. The school year begins in just a matter of weeks. Minneapolis schools are back in session on August 26. A lack of sleep affects kids significantly.

08/12/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Local Girl Calling On Twin Cities To Donate School Supplies

Remember the game “Simon Says?” This morning, a local girl is saying give. A local student is calling on the entire Twin Cities metro to help make sure thousands of children are ready for the first day of school. And back to school is creeping up on us as the month of August is inching closer.

07/30/2013

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Best Local Boutiques For Back To School Clothes Shopping In Minnesota

For unique, back-to-school style that will start the school year with a bang, try one of these Minnesota boutiques.

07/30/2013

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Pick-A-Side: What’s Your Favorite School Movie?

From “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls,” what’s the best school movie? You decide!

07/29/2013

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Essentials When Dorm Shopping

If heading out to the stores to stock up on items for your dorm room, don’t miss these space-saving solutions from a Minnesota professional organizing company. You’ll turn the cramped, tight quarters of your dorm room into a well-organized living space with these top tips.

07/23/2013

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Preparing Your Child: Grade School to High School

A guidance counselor and a College Options coordinator offer advice to parents on how to address your teen’s concerns about moving from grade school to high school.

07/22/2013

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Electronic Devices A Major Chunk Of Back-To-School Spending

There are plenty of summer days still ahead, but retailers are already eyeing the fall return to classrooms and to campus. A new survey shows that for about one in four families, back-to-school and back-to-college shopping is already underway.

07/22/2013

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College Cohabitation: How to Deal with Roommate Issues

Living with roommates can be hard. If you start the relationship with the proper information and tools, it can lead to happy cohabitation.

07/22/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Children’s Book?

It’s time to Pick A Side, what is your favorite Children’s book?

07/22/2013

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Best Cookbooks For Cooking in College

Worried that sending your kid off to college means their diets will consist of boxed meals or ramen? Is your son or daughter moving into their first off-campus apartment and far away from dining halls? Our sister company, Simon & Schuster serves up some college-appropriate cookbooks designed to make cooking easy and even fun for your kids after they’ve fled the nest.

07/22/2013

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5 Ways to Balance Schoolwork and Extracurriculars

Sometimes juggling it all is exhausting. Here are some tips to help you keep all the balls in the air.

07/22/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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How To Throw A Great School Fundraiser

Consider the following methods in which to eradicate boring fundraisers by using creative tactics that don’t take all that much effort but that do produce a bounty of bucks as well as fun and friendly interaction in the process.

07/15/2013