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Back to School Tips

Already the store isles are loaded with back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes. As summer nears an end, parents are starting to stock up on back-to-school items in hopes of avoiding the mad rush. In fact, according to… Read More

UF/IFAS expert has five back-to-school tips for busy families

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Randy Cantrell knows how to make things run smoothly. As both a father and a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher who studies how households can live harmoniously, he’s nearly always thinking about how… Read More

Helping Children with Homework

While many students may not enjoy homework, it teaches them organizational skills and lets them work independently. Completing homework each night also provides practice for what they learned in class. Homework can also be beneficial to parents and… Read More

Sustainable Elementary School Tips

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As children return to school, parents may scramble to buy last-minute supplies, coordinate rides for their children, and manage grocery lists. While all of these tasks are important, parents should also consider ways their children can make this… Read More

School Gardens: What You Need to Know

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Since the early 1900s, school gardens have been flourishing throughout the nation. Community and school gardens were first created to help raise the moral and social skills of children who used the gardens. Benefits Opportunities for Growth &… Read More

Deciding to Return to School

For many women, continuing their education is a major step, whether they pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree, full-time or part-time. Women can benefit from obtaining a degree in many ways (including the opportunity to earn a higher income), but there… Read More