Education/Youth

After a relaxing summer, back-to-school worries can be stressful and expensive, from purchasing new school supplies to planning lunches. The discount experts at Dollar General are sharing tips to help you save time and money when planning for the new school year. Stock up on school supplies - There are plenty of ways to dwindle down your spending as you get your child ready for the first day of school. The best place to start is with the school supply list provided by the teacher.
With your kids coming home after being exposed to all the children at school, and the added stress that the school year brings, it could mean more days stuck in bed for your whole family. Experts say that rather than being reactive, it’s important to be proactive by taking steps to keep kids healthy. “Building and maintaining a strong immune system is key to a long, healthy life,” says Larry Robinson, PhD, and vice president of Scientific Affairs, Embria Health Sciences, a manufacturer of ingredients that support wellness.
Classes for the 2016-2017 year in Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2016-2017 will open Aug. 22 to approximately 342,000 students. The school district has created a tool kit with information from registration and vaccination requirements, to school hours, important dates and school safety. The kit is now available online at http://news.dadeschools.net/toolkit/toolkit.htm in English, Spanish and Haitian creole. Also, Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho will host a Twitter chat from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Participants may join by using the hashtag #AskMiamiSup.
LOS ANGELES -- The growing awareness around early childhood education has led advocates in L.A. County and across the country to push for more programs that serve families in low-income communities and communities of color. But for families living on the street, accessing these programs remains a challenge. “Some resources I’m getting, but some I’m not,” said Andria Patterson, a homeless mother of three.
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