Some Schools May Be Health Hazards

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School boards and parents are discovering that schools they labored hard to raise money to build in the last 10 years or so are subjecting their children to mold and indoor air quality problems. Many of these problems can be attributed to choices made in building materials. Some materials provide a ready food source for […]


Sporting Clays Book Dan Schindler S Second Book On Sporting Clays To The Target

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TO THE TARGET http://www.paragonschool.com/to_target.html by Daniel L. Schindler Foreword by Peter Crabtree, N.S.C.A. Level III – British Guild of Shooting Instructors, Chairman Wendy Crabtree, N.S.C.A. Level III When I was the Chief Instructor for the National Sporting Clays Association, Wendy and I had the opportunity to work with Dan on numerous occasions. His resourceful but […]


New Service Reduces Impact Of School Emergencies

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It’s a disturbing reality that some gunmen, criminals and sexual predators have been able to slip into U.S. schools. Consequently, parents, as well as school and community leaders, are demanding action to prevent further tragic results. Schools, in concert with police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are focusing on communication as one of […]


Advanced Tonsillectomy Less Of A Pain For Kids

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Each year, over 400,000 children undergo a tonsillectomy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it the second most common childhood surgery. Parents typically schedule their child’s surgery during school breaks, including summer and holidays, to accommodate what has traditionally been a long and painful recovery. However, thanks to an advanced approach […]


Easy Fitness For Time Crunched Moms

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Moms have a tough time. They are the cook, the maid, the taxi driver, the teacher, the referee, and the list could go on. Mom’s know how to get everything done for everyone else, but by doing this they often don’t take care of themselves. There is no question that it is hard; children keep […]


Is Private School Right For My Child

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You are considering a private school. Why is that? If you believe that by sticking your child in a private school that things will just get better for them, you may be making a big mistake. That is, you should send your child to a private school only if it is going to benefit him, […]


Concrete Masonry Puts Kids First In Schools

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When building schools, some school boards are beginning to use a new concept called the “Kids First Approach.” This idea focuses on creating schools that are safe and provide a healthy environment so the students can focus on learning. Such school construction projects are designed with fire safety, building security, maintenance, durability, energy efficiency and […]


7 Safety Tips For School Kids

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Travelling to and from school is often not very safe. However, there are some simple rules that can help to make the school journeys safer, ensuring peace of mind for both children and parents. 1. Waiting for the school bus in the mornings, while traffic is at it busiest, requires a degree of commonsense. Try […]


How Can I Motivate My Child

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How can I motivate my child to study and get good grades? To do his homework? To succeed in school, so that he can go to the best college? To go to college? To practice playing the piano? How can I motivate my child to put in the effort needed to achieve his own goals? […]


What Is The Point Of School Uniforms

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School uniforms are the cause for much debate these days with some people claiming that all schools should adopt them and others claiming that school uniforms are going to be the ruin of civilization as we know it. People tend to feel strongly on the subject of school uniforms, that is a fact and it […]


Teens And Alcohol

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It’s the standard at every weekend party: a case of beer, a keg, many hard liquor bottles and mixed drinks. Alcohol is everywhere these days, and teens (as well as adults) can’t keep their hands off it. Teens are getting drunk just about every weekend during the school year, and even more during the summer. […]


What Parents Should Know About Teens And Teasing At School

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For most teens, going back to school means sharing classrooms and a building with many other students. Unfortunately some learners have to deal with inappropriate behavior such as teasing. Teasing is the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously, especially by ridicule. It is hurtful and potentially dangerous. Judy S. Freedman’s book “Easing the Teasing” […]


School Safety Protecting Children From Criminals In Uk Schools

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It is well known that following the death of two 10 year old girls in 2002 murdered by Ian Huntley, a 31 year old school caretaker, at Soham in Cambridgeshire in England that there were failings in the screening system used to check the murderer’s background. The screening system is referred to as Disclosure and […]


Tips For Back To School Shopping On A Budget

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Whether your child is starting first grade or heading off to college, back-to-school time can wreak havoc on your wallet. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. From shopping for clothes and desk accessories to computers and dorm-room furniture, it’s important to plan ahead. If you don’t, your bills could be sky high. To avoid overspending when […]


Tips For Parents Starting The School Year Right

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Increased parental involvement provides the best foundation for a successful start to the school year. “Back-to-school offers an opportunity for parents to get to know their children’s teachers and be involved in education year-round,” said Reg Weaver, president of the National Education Association. “To reach their full potential, students need parents to take an active […]


How To Prevent Your Child From Having Problems At Daycare Or School

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Let’s face it: As a parent or guardian, your child means everything to you. When putting your child through daycare or school, it is important to make sure that nothing goes wrong to harm your child – either physically or mentally. Additionally, your child’s health and safety should be one of your top concerns. If […]


Children Can Keep Learning While On Vacation

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The phrase “use it or lose it” may describe the way many students deal with new information. Experts say that within 24 to 48 hours after learning new concepts, students often begin to forget information. Although a vacation from school is great for recharging your children’s batteries, it can often offset the learning process. The […]


Drug Use In Schools

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The availability of drugs at schools has increased over the last ten years although the overall use of illicit drugs has declined. Yet too many teenagers are still abusing drugs. In the National Institute on Drug Abuse 2005 Monitoring the Future survey researchers found that 50% of high school seniors report some use of an […]