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Good to Go: Get in the back to school swing of things

With school events and meetings, hectic sports schedules and afterschool activities, kids and parents alike need to prepare for the transition back to school. An expert offers tips.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 02:41am EDT

Tags: Katie Howard

The best time for elementary and teen students to do homework

Kids in Maryland and D.C. are back in school this week. Students in northern Virginia return next week. It's a good time to get the homework habit right.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:08am EDT

Tags: homework, Ann Dolin, education, homework time, Dick Uliano

Tips to help kids stay safe while walking, taking bus to school

As children transition from vacation to school, drivers need to be extra-alert.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:36am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, school, walking to school, school bus

Creative, healthy and quick back-to-school breakfast, lunch and snack recipes

It's back to school for many students in the D.C. area -- and back to busy schedules for many families. A chef has creative, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:20am EDT

Tags: food, kid-friendly, recipes, Rachel Nania

Tips for scoring back-to-school savings

Consignment shops, swap meets and re-sale websites can help cut back-to-school shopping costs as many students start a new school year.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:20am EDT

Tags: sales, WTOP Saves You Money, Kristi King, deals, school, consumer

Survey: Back-to-school shopping costs families $669, on average

On average, families will spend more than $650 on back-to-school shopping -- an increase of five percent since 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 11:58am EDT

Tags: National Retail Federation, Zoe Sagalow

Wizards' Wall hosts back-to-school event (Photos)

You can think of it as a pep-rally with Washington Wizards player John Wall to get kids psyched to go back to school.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, John Wall

Saving students from stressing out over school

Many kids getting back to class juggle the stress of high academic expectations along with extracurricular activities.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 11:10am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, stress

5 practical tips to get kids in a math mindset

Whether school has started or it is still a few weeks away, there are easy ways to get kids into a math mindset and ready for class.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Larry Martinek, math, math skills

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