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Back To School: What The Mix Staff Would Use as a Lunch Box for 2012-2013 St. Cloud Area School Year

It's back to school time! Parents are excited to get the kids out of the house, the kids might be excited to get back to school, possibly more excited about seeing their friends and what they bring with to lunch each day!

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Renting an Apartment – What You Should Know

It seems like "back to school" is a long way off, but move in day at St. Cloud State is just over a month away. If your kid is planning on renting an apartment, here are a few things to know before they sign the lease. 

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What Do You Spend 50 Hours A Month Doing?

A new survey found that a staggering 33% of parents spend anywhere from 10-50 hours per month driving kids around.  Let me put that into perspective for you, that's the equivalent of anywhere from five to almost (25) full days a year of just being your kids chauffeur!   Let's say you spend just a half hour a day driving the kiddos, that adds up to around seven and a half days per year

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School Hosts Gallery of Fail

Normally, parents post tests on the fridge when little junior gets an A or a B. Well, there's one school in England that took a whole pile of failed tests and posted them as part of a gallery.

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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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Bad News. You’re Not Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Sorry. You're not smarter than your fifth grader. At least not when it comes to science. Here are some some seemingly unanswerable questions...and the answers. 

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Santa Claus Suspended From School?

Some say it's political correctness gone awry, the Superintendent says the Santa program is "in conflict with the law". What do you think?

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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

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Back To School Basics – Must Have Gear

Pens, pencils, notebooks, folders and a combination lock are likely on the school supply list, but there are some things that may not be on the list that you probably don't want to forget. Here are five things your child may need for the upcoming school year.

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Back To School Basics – Organization Tips

With school starting, schedules are going to get crazy. Here are five ways to avoid losing your mind.

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Do Not Read List’ for This School Year [VIDEO]

School reading lists are typically laden with staid classics that no one really wants to read. But nevermind all that. ‘Late Night’ host Jimmy Fallon presented his “Do Not Read List” for the 2011-2012 school year that sounds a lot more enticing.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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