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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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Students get spruced up for school

Dozens of school kids got a fresh haircut and some school supplies before their summer break ends Labor Day weekend. Area barbers, stylists and firefighters volunteered Monday at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:24pm EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, haircut, Alexandria

Prince George's kids go back to secure schools

Panic buttons and closed-circuit cameras soon will be part of security at every Prince George's County, Md., school.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:15am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, Prince Georges County

Tuberculosis not a worry for students headed back to school

Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's National Medical Center, says there is no need for panic over the threat of tuberculosis now that classes are beginning again.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: TB, tuberculosis, paula wolfson, school, health, CDC, children

Tips for getting kids back to school safely

Back-to-school time means a lot of kids hitting the pavement, climbing into a school bus or jumping into a car, some making the trip for the very first time. And Deborah Hersman, the acting chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, says drivers and students alike need to be careful out there.

Sunday - 08/18/2013, 04:47pm EDT

Tags: jamie forzato, back to school traffic

Va. teacher funds classroom library online

Teacher Karen Magestad says she couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars bulking up her classroom library. So, she asked strangers to do it.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 04:36pm EDT

Tags: Donors Choose, Karen Magestad, teacher supplies, Megan Cloherty, school, Arlington County, arlington county public schools

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Tax-free week under way in Maryland

Back-to-school shoppers can cash in on the tax-free week in Maryland.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 06:41am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, tax-free shopping, tax free, tax free holiday, back-to-school, shopping, Maryland

Back-to-school computer discounts for students, teachers

Looking for a sweet back-to-school computer deal? There are a few to choose from.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:39am EDT

Tags: Rosemary Frisino Toohey, computers, wtop saves you money,

Back-to-school checklist should include immunizations

Here's one big item that should be at the top of any family's back-to-school checklist: making sure the kids have all their required shots.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: shots, immunizations, paula wolfson, HPV vaccine

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