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For many students, mathematics is one of the most challenging school subjects to conquer. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways parents can take an active role in their children’s math success. â€œOften students experience a crisis of confidence when it comes to math,” says Dr. Shawn Mahoney, chief academic officer of McGraw-Hill Education. “If this persists, they may struggle with mastery of the core principles required to progress and grow,”

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. â€œBuilding 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.

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