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Back To School – Vintage Metal Lunch Boxes

Vintage lunch boxes.  Remember when lunch boxes were designed to protect your lunch from a nuclear holocaust? 

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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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What Are the Top Party Schools in America?

With amateur boozehounds, junkies and derelicts of all shapes and sizes now flocking to makeshift dormitory brothels on the campuses of some of the finest facilities of higher education across the United States, we thought the time was right to unleash the list of the 2012 top party schools in America.

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8 Back-to-School Items Your Kids Really Need — The Funnies

As the summer winds down you’re counting down the days to freedom. Admit it — you can’t wait for your kids to go back to school.

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Five Things Every High School Freshman Should Know

When I was a younger lad, I had my fears of high school and my first day as a freshman.

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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Back To School 2012 – Time To Join A Club at a Utica Area School

As back to school approaches, many of our kids will be entering junior high or high school this year. I remember my junior high years at Conkling School in Utica, then off to UFA (Utica Free Academy). In both cases, it was intimidating. The first thing I did in high school was to  get involved as my homeroom representative in the Student Council. I looked forward to those Friday afternoon meetings and met a lot of other students that way.

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Most Popular Show And Tell Items For Back To School – Top 5


I still remember when a classmate brought in pine-cones for show and tell and preceded to tell her classmates that they are editable. I felt so bad for her as the kids laughed and laughed. Kids can be

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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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Merger Talks Continue in Ilion, Mohawk And Herkimer – Back to School Preview 2012

Utica, NY (WIBX) – Should three Mohawk Valley school districts become one?

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Our Top 5 Favorite Recess Games – Back To School in Utica 2012

It seems that summer is going by faster than expected. If you blink your eyes now, you may miss the entire month of August. You’ve been getting ready to deal with the pain of back to school shopping in Utica, and now take a minute to relax. Do you remember the glory days of Recess? Maybe you were the king of the playground. I sure thought I was in Westmoreland. Here’s my Top 5 Favorite Recess Games.

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The Books On Your Children’s Back To School Reading List That You’ve Probably Forgotten

They're the classics of literature. You know the titles and they're likely to be on your children's back to school reading list but did you ever read or do you remember these books?

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