For a significant portion of the state’s population, it’s time to return to school, or nearly that time. And like preceding years, this one presents traditional and new challenges.
Costs are rising, technology is advancing, styles are evolving and attitudes are developing and – believe it – there’s ever more to learn.
To help students and the caring people who help guide them, here is a collection of links and videos – along with a quiz – that lead to useful back-to-school information, whether for the young one heading into the mysteries of kindergarten or the scholar going back to college. Class is in session.
•Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics
•How to create a back-to-school command center
•Ask Mr. Dad: Be smart in back-to-school shopping
•Get these back-to-school gifts for the kids
•Getting started: College textbook shopping tips
•Kids and money: Thrifty is nifty for kindergarten parents
•White students no longer the majority in school
Computer use and kids’ eye care
Packing, shipping stuff to school
What the kids need
Tips for students’ parents
•Fashions for girls