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Thieves Jacked Catalytic Converters From A Fleet Of School Buses

Brazen thieves have left a public school district with 19 inoperable school buses and a $70,000 repair bill after they sawed off the vehicles’ catalytic converters.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Bus Driver Shortages Are So Bad That The National Guard Is Driving Kids To School In Massachusetts

The governor of Massachusetts is calling in the National Guard to help get students to public schools due to bus driver shortages. Governor Charlie Baker announced on Monday that up to 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will be deployed, with 90 of them set to start vehicle training on Tuesday.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get Amazon (and Other Retailers) to Pay Your College Tuition

Seeking to attract and retain talent in a tight labor market, Amazon announced yesterday that they’ll cover 100% of the tuition costs for its frontline employees. And Amazon is not alone—other major retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Starbucks, are increasingly offering free education perks as a way to stand…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Signs That Your Child Needs a ‘Mental Health Day’ (and How to Give Them One)

Students were already going through a mental health crisis before the coronavirus turned their world upside down. But when the pandemic forced everyone to isolate themselves, it only exacerbated the problem.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Parents, Please Stop Doing These Things in School Group Chats

It’s that time of year again, when we buy a small GDP’s worth of school supplies, prepare our kids’ backpacks, wave them off at the bus stop, and breathe a sigh of relief that school is back in session. And then, as we work in blissful silence, watch in horror as the school WhatsApp chat […]

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Parents, Please Stop Doing These Things in School Group Chats

It’s that time of year again, when we buy a small GDP’s worth of school supplies, prepare our kids’ backpacks, wave them off at the bus stop, and breathe a sigh of relief that school is back in session. And then, as we work in blissful silence, watch in horror as the school WhatsApp chat […]

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Remember How All The Big Games Used To Come Out Right When School Started?

Remember back in the day, when the new school year would coincide with the fall video game boom, inexorably intertwining the acts of learning and playing? When you’d come home from a long, hard day of trying to stay awake and spend a few hours in front of your favorite games to wind down? If […]

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Remember How All The Big Games Used To Come Out Right When School Started?

Remember back in the day, when the new school year would coincide with the fall video game boom, inexorably intertwining the acts of learning and playing? When you’d come home from a long, hard day of trying to stay awake and spend a few hours in front of your favorite games to wind down? If […]

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Why Kids Don’t Want to Talk About Their Day (and How to Get Them to Open Up Anyway)

The ride home from school can feel like a battle of wills with my oldest son. When I start the car, he’s a bundle of ecstatic energy. But when I begin asking him about his day, his smile vanishes, and he locks his mouth up like a safe. The remainder of the trip is more […]

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Here’s a State-by-State Guide to School Mask Mandates

With children heading back to full-time, in-person school over the next few weeks while the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges, many parents are wondering whether their kids will be required to wear a mask.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Save Your Kids From the ‘Overscheduling Trap’ When You Send Them Back to School

As our kids prepare to go back to school, our impulse will probably be to make up for the lost time, whether it’s the academics, intramural sports, student clubs, or any of the other milestones our children missed out on during the pandemic. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Save Your Kids From the ‘Overscheduling Trap’ When You Send Them Back to School

As our kids prepare to go back to school, our impulse will probably be to make up for the lost time, whether it’s the academics, intramural sports, student clubs, or any of the other milestones our children missed out on during the pandemic. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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