Have Your Kids Practice Wearing A Face Mask At Home

Many school districts, including Alachua and Marion county schools, are requiring face masks while on school property. The problem is trying to get younger kids to wear a mask for longer than 15 seconds can be a challenge to say the very least
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What Teachers Need From Parents This School Year

While each classroom, each school, and each teacher will have different needs, these ideas from teachers about what they need from parents this school year will help make the transition easier for everyone.
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Online Tool Helps Parents Helps Parents with Decision About The School Year

The “School Options Decision Tool," helps with general and specific questions about returning to school, homeschooling and learning pods/co-ops.
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Now Is The Time To Talk With Your Kids About The Upcoming School Year

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to sit down with your kids to talk about what this school year might look like.
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Pediatrician Group Offers Recommendations For Schools To Open In The Fall

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now weighing in on what should be done to protect our children, teachers and school staff when they return to school in the fall.
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Alachua County School Buses Become Wi-Fi Hotspots For Students

School Bus WiFi will be available at about 50 sites throughout Alachua County for three hours every weekday.
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Working From Home When Coronavirus Shuts Us Down For Weeks (With Kids)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means many of us may soon find ourselves firing up our computers from home while we deal with kids who are off from school indefinitely
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Group works With Restaurants To Recycle Kid's Menu Crayons

Restaurant waste is usually thought of as spoiled produce and uneaten leftovers. In a single year, the restaurant industry sends roughly 11.4 million tons of food waste to landfills. But there is another type of waste you'd never think of unless you have a child. Many restaurants hand out brand-new...
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Rental Agreements Beginning In Summer Months Generally Cost More

Think the rent is too high? Then you’ll want to avoid signing a new lease during the summer. A new report from Zillow Group finds that renting at the peak can cost consumers more than $100 a month! Job growth, school schedules and even the weather can influence the amount of demand in the rental...
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Chores For Kids At Any Age

Since the dawn of time, children have been tasked with helping their parents on what have become chores. Having children do chores is not just an efficient way to get it all done; it’s an integral part of raising happy, confident children who become productive and conscientious members of their...
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