Back To School

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PODCAST: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-2-14

After 8 days at the State Fair, Dave and the gang return to the studio…..click the link above to listen back to Tuesday’s show highlights.

09/02/2014

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Back To School For Most Minnesota Students

Hundreds of thousands of kids are waking up a little earlier this Tuesday, and so are their excited parents. The day after Labor Day means it’s time to head back to school for most Minnesota students.

09/02/2014

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Students Get Ready To Head Back To School

With Labor Day marking the end of summer, many kids will be heading back to school this week. “I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into the groove I guess,” University of St. Thomas junior Megan Nichols said.

09/01/2014

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School Year Begins For Many MN Students

As the last handful of days in August wind down, that marks the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Monday is the first day of school for a number of students around Minnesota, including Minneapolis Public Schools, the state’s largest district.

08/25/2014

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How To Transition Your Child To Head Back To School

With the State Fair starting Thursday, we all know that means summer is almost over and it’s nearly time to go back to school. But you can make the transition easier if you plan ahead. Local parenting and child development expert Denise Daniels has some ways parents can make back to school easier for kids.

08/20/2014

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Kids Collect Backpacks Donated From ‘Simon Says Give’ Fundraiser

WCCO helped accomplish something that will make going back to school a little easier for thousands of families Sunday. You may remember the phone bank to help “Simon Says Give” raise money for backpacks and school supplies.

08/17/2014

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Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School Starts

New statewide immunizations take effect in September, and parents are urged to act now before school starts. Dr. Gigi Chawla, a health expert, said Minnesota has already had more than 500 cases of whooping cough reported this year and the 2011 measles outbreak in the state started with an unvaccinated child.

08/17/2014

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Back-To-School Shopping Tips With ‘Pocket Your Dollars’

After she and her husband paid off $50,000 in debts, a Twin Cities mother began offering advice on saving money on her blog Pocket Your Dollars.com. The blog has become a huge hit with advice on everything from shopping, to daily deals and even freebies. Carrie Rocha, the founder of the blog, has some shopping tips as we get ready to send our kids back to school.

08/17/2014

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Get Moving Monday: 5 Tips On Saving On Back To School Shopping

On this “Get Moving Monday,” we have tips not only on how to best shop back to school, but also how to save money while doing it. Carrie Rocha offers these five tips on how to save.

08/11/2014

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Back-To-School Shopping Has Students Seeing Neon

School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.

07/29/2014

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Best Back To School Books For The Off To College Crowd

College is a monumental time in a young person’s life, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book that will them thinking about their impact on the world, their future success, and the enriching value of what they’re learning behind university gates.

07/29/2014

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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.

07/29/2014

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

07/21/2014

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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5 Things High School Seniors Can Do To Prepare For College

Senior year in high school is a time of choices, changes, and transitions. It’s also a time of hard work, where students aren’t just focusing on the schoolwork at hand, but also getting ready for college.

07/21/2014

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

Help your kids make the most of their time when they head back to school with these 5 study tips.

07/21/2014

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5 Best Educational Apps For High School Students

Almost every teenager has a smartphone or tablet these days. Use that technology the right way and download any of these great educational apps to help your high school student prepare for any subject or exam.

07/21/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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You Won’t Believe The Average Cost Of Supplying A High Schooler

The price of back to school shopping is rising. According to a new survey, parents will spend an average of $669 and 28 cents on clothes, shoes, supplies and electronics.

07/17/2014

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Going Back To School For Science, Math Lessons

Science and Math can be tough for a lot of kids. Unless you’re really into it — like Mike Augustyniak, who eventually became a meteorologist. You also have to have a good teacher, which Augustyniak took on last week at Minnetonka High School.

09/12/2013

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How To Prevent Your Child From Getting Lice

Now that the school year as started, your little ones could be bringing home more than just homework in those backpacks. Lice is one of the biggest problems families face this time every year.

09/10/2013

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Schools Taking Extra Safety Measures As Students Return

Keeping kids safe in the classroom is a top priority for schools and students as they head back to classes. On this first day of the year for so many, we’re taking a close look at the changes that could be made in a handful of districts.

09/03/2013

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Mom’s Back To School Victory Dance

   Do you ever feel like this mom?  

09/03/2013

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Ensuring A School Year Filled With Healthy Lunches

It’s the first day back at school for many children, and that means they’re out of parents’ sight for lunchtime. Whether you pack a lunch or do hot lunch, it can be tricky to make sure you child is eating properly at school.

09/03/2013

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