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Tax holidays arrive in time for new school year

Mark your calendar, Virginia and Maryland's annual back-to-school tax holidays are around the corner.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Tags: tax holidays, sales tax

Keeping the cold away during the school year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says colds are the main reason why children miss school. In fact, 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 04:49am EDT

Tags: cdc, cold, health, Paula Wolfson, cough

Good to Go: Make over school lunches and snacks

Lunchrooms will soon be swarming with students who are hungry for more than just knowledge.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: lunches, healthy, healthy food, obesity, school, Katie Howard, Good to Go

New Howard University students start college life

This weekend, Howard University's Class of 2017 was one of the first in the region to move into the residence halls ahead of the fall semester. American University students moved into their dorms Saturday as well.

Sunday - 08/18/2013, 06:35am EDT

Tags: thomas warren, howard university, freshmen

Prepping kids for back-to-school sleep cycles

Too many kids are sleep deprived, and the start of a new school year only makes matters worse.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: sleep, Paula Wolfson

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, back to school, tax-free shopping, tax free, tax free holiday, shopping, Maryland

Back to school: Tips to avoid long-term back injuries

Heading back to school should be exciting for students, not harmful to their health. But a common school supply is causing some serious damage.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 04:56am EDT

Tags: school, health, tips, Paula Wolfson, backpack, Burton, National Center for Children

Prince George's students gear up for new school year

School supplies and more than 5,000 backpacks were given away at the Prince Georges County Public Schools' back-to-school fair held Saturday at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 08:55pm EDT

Tags: Upper Marlboro, Kathy Stewart, Prince George

Teachers spend big to provide classroom supplies

Parents aren't the only ones stocking on school supplies. Teachers reported spending several hundred dollars of their own money on supplies and instructional materials last school year.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 05:09pm EDT

Tags: school supplies, teachers, Upper Marlboro, Kate Ryan

A hair cut to start off the school year right

A Virginia-based salon company is doing what it can to help needy students look their best at the start of this school year, one hair cut at a time.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 06:51am EDT

Tags: Hair Cuttery, Share-a-Haircut, Kathy Stewart

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