• August 24, 2016

Education

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Eye Exams and Clear Vision Empower Students to Learn More

(StatePoint) Every child deserves the opportunity to excel in the classroom, and clear vision empowers students to perform up to twice as well in school, according to research from the Rural Education Action Program. In fact, experts at The Vision Council confirm that 80 percent of children’s learning occurs through visual processing.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Great Gear and Tools to Motivate Students this Back-to-School Season
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) While some students are eager to return to the classroom, others may need a little motivation and inspiration.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Bright ideas to help working women find work-life balance
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Life for the modern working woman is a constant balancing act. She strives for success on the job while supporting her family and pursuing her own personal goals. As she makes her way through her daily to-do list, there's often one thing that gets pushed: time for herself.

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Friday 08/19/2016
Katy Perry Helps Support Teachers and Students
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know teachers spent hundreds of their own dollars each year on school supplies for their students? Katy Perry and Staples have teamed up to donate $1 million to support classrooms and encourage people to make their own donations at Staplesforstudents.com.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
5 tips to start the school year off 'write'
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 10:07 am

(BPT) - Kristen Chase, mom of four, parenting expert and co-founder of CoolMomPicks.com, partnered with BIC to share five tips on shopping, scheduling and boosting kids' creativity both in and out of the classroom.

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College May be Expensive, but Textbook Costs are Down
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that college is expensive. Students spend 39 percent to 67 percent of their overall yearly budget on tuition and fees alone, according to figures from the College Board. However, studies now show that students are spending less on course materials than previously.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Student Backpacks Are Literally a Big Pain
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Beware the overstuffed school backpack!

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Back to school tips: 4 ways to support local teachers this year
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, teachers across the country pour their hearts into helping students excel in school. Along with regular classroom time, teachers typically go the extra mile in various ways such as purchasing classroom supplies and offering their expertise during office hours, where students come in to receive one-on-one instruction. Teachers also attend school events, support students in extracurricular activities and often spend their free time correcting papers and jotting down notes to help students improve grades. 

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Did You Know? A School's Design Can Improve Academic Success
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) In recent years, policymakers have focused on how to improve student performance, scrutinizing factors like school day start times and the nutritional value of school-provided meals. However, the basic design and configuration of schools and classrooms can also have a major impact on student success, and this fact is now getting its due attention.

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Heights police still looking for vehicle that hit 2 pedestrians, killing 1
Posted: August 23, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — The police department is trying to find a vehicle and driver that hit two pedestrians Friday, killing one of them.

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Fish fry to raise funds for Coats4Kids
Posted: August 19, 2016

A fish fry charity will be held at Killeen’s Long Branch Park, 1101 Branch Drive, at noon Sunday to raise funds for Coats4Kids, which supplies winter coats for children who need them.

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