Issues

Dropping out, hazing, dress codes, drug searches, cheating. Here's how to help your teen avoid these (and other) middle and high school issues.

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More Parents Are Buying Bulletproof Backpacks

Bulletproof backpacks seem to be a sign of desperate times. Parents, though, are trying to take all possible measures to ensure their child’s safety at school.
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Preventing Bullying

Early intervention is crucial, and parents play as important a role as teachers, coaches and principals when it comes to bullying. Learn the facts and smart strategies to protect your kids at school and beyond.
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8 End-of-School-Year Problems, Solved

Follow these expert tips to relieve stress so you'll be ready to celebrate (and enjoy!) the big moments as the school year winds down.
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Book Banning in U.S. Classrooms and Libraries

Every year concerned parents demand the removal of hundreds of "inappropriate" texts from American classrooms and libraries. Are they strangling free speech — or just trying to protect our kids?
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Is Social Media Causing Inappropriate Teacher-Student Relationships?

Social media boundaries sure are blurry these days. Cell phones, texting and Facebook are hot new tools in the classroom, but there's growing concern that tech has brought students and teachers too close for comfort.
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The Case Against Homework

Quiz time! Should schools have less homework? That depends on your point of view, and we want to know yours.
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Has School Fundraising Gone Too Far?

With budgets trending leaner and meaner, school fundraising is a bigger priority than ever, yet parents are getting fed up with feeling obligated to pitch in. What's the lesson here?
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Curing the High School Dropout Epidemic

Nearly one-third of all high school students in the U.S. fail to graduate on time. Help turn the tide by making sure your teens are getting the support they need to stay in class and succeed in life.