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Getting Ahead of the Game: Balancing Your Student Athlete’s School and Sports Schedule

2018 Editions Ages & Stages August 2018 Education Featured Magazine Parenting Teens
Many families struggle to find a balance between their child’s academic and athletic schedule. It’s easy for school projects and homework to get lost in the shuffle of practices and game days. Stay organized this school year with tips from coaches and parents on how to help your child excel in the classroom and on the field. ...
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Making it Count: Marine Corps Veteran Balances Single Dad Life

Making it Count: Marine Corps Veteran Balances Single Dad Life

Afghanistan war veteran and single father Ryan Hagen wears many hats on a daily basis.  

The 29-year-old balances work, fatherhood and serving as the chair of a veterans group at

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Ohio Teachers go the Extra Mile in their Classrooms and Communities

2018 Editions Education Magazine May 2018
Teachers help shape the minds of our children and their futures. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Northeast Ohio schools have selected a few teachers to recognize and show gratitude for all they do. ...
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Hands-On Science: Area Schools Use New Teaching Technology

2018 Editions April 2018 Education Featured Magazine
As science-based jobs continue to increase, it’s more important than ever for students to have a strong foundation in science. Many K-12 schools are finding new ways to teach science classes and engage students with the latest technology. ...
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Summer Sports Camps for Kids

2018 Editions Camp Featured Magazine March 2018
From beginner to elite, there are a variety of local summer sports camps to help your child learn new skills, make lifelong friendships and participate in lots of hands-on fun. Many sports camps welcome children of all skill levels and have special techniques to help your beginner learn the fundamentals of the game and set the foundation for a lifelong passion of playing sports. ...
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Akron Teacher Helps Kids Get Free School Photos

2018 Editions Featured February 2018 Magazine

About 200 Akron-area charter school students received free school pictures, thanks to their art teacher and a few local sponsors. read more

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STEAMing Ahead: Scientific Advances Bring new Learning in Classrooms

Great Lakes Science Center
2018 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured January 2018 Magazine
The emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (add art) education has grown substantially over the past two decades and educators say there’s much more to come as industries continue to increase the demand for a STEM educated workforce. It uses problem-based learning, which provides students with a problem or topic and then encourages them to be hands-on, work together on projects, make mistakes and come up with multiple solutions. Learn more about its importance and how some local schools are placing an emphasis on STEM. ...
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Staying Sharp: Keep Kids Learning During Winter Break

Keep kids learning during winter break from school
2017 Editions Ages & Stages December 2017 Education Featured Magazine Parenting
For students and teachers, winter break is a time to relax, catch up with family and enjoy time away from the school year structure — but it doesn’t mean children should completely take a break from learning. Find ways to take advantage of educational opportunities outside of the classroom. ...
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Cash: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

investing for your kids
2017 Editions December 2017 Featured Finance Magazine Parenting

It’s that time of year when your child is about to be inundated with the hottest toys, the newest gadgets and, likely, some cash. read more

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How to Wean Your Toddler from Breastfeeding

How to wean your toddler
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2017 Parenting
Breastfeeding a baby until he or she turns age 1 is a milestone celebrated by many nursing moms, some of whom choose to breastfeed beyond infancy and into the toddler years. If you're thinking about weaning your toddler, these strategies will help minimize meltdowns. ...
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