When is the best age to start kindergarten? Depends on the child, but studies show older is often better.
"Jake is a wonderful boy. I just have a few concerns...."
Even older kids need the break, say parents and school officials.
Vale and Charley are off to their first day of school!
Do not poke this mama bear!
Early school start times leave teens and their parents suffering the real and harmful effects of sleep deprivation.
"My children are little, yet so grown up. Fifteen is independent. Twelve is on the cusp of needing so much less from me."
The Parent Teacher Organization at an Alabama high school is telling parents they can opt out of volunteering — for a price.
"The girls are starting another year toward the person they are going to be."
"It felt good to say all the things out loud that I think so often get muffled in the chaos of life."
College freshman Emery Bergmann was surprised when she didn't immediately find "her people" at college. Turns out she is not alone.
A school bus driver's mistake could have ended in tragedy for one family on their daughter's first day of kindergarten.
Might seem gross, but it's actually useful.
Being left out hurts... at any age. One mom has discovered an empowering way to respond.
A new program sponsored by Whirlpool found that putting washing machines in schools improved attendance rates and participation.
The actor isn't ready for rigid bedtime schedules or battles about homework.
Two years after her no-homework policy went viral on social media, a Texas teacher stands her ground. Experts say the research backs her up.
Every night around the dinner table, Sara Blakely's father asked one question... and if she didn't have an answer, he'd be disappointed.
"My 5-year-old is obsessed with the Velociraptor from 'Jurassic World.' When he asked to incorporate his favorite character into his shoot, I said yes."
They can go in the dishwasher or washer/dryer too!
"It's impossible to keep the new school from starting, or for time to stop marching on, faster and faster and faster as I watch my son grow."
The night before middle school started, she told her daughter to squeeze an entire tube of toothpaste onto a plate.
"In the fall, I moonlight as an indoor camp counselor, chauffeur, drama coach, music teacher and logistics manager."
It's more than just storage bins and notebooks ... but we've got those, too.
We even found the ultimate erasable highlighters.
Every Friday, she asks kids to write down the names of four students they want to sit with next week. But her real motive isn't seating charts.
Just search by your zip code!
Cool gadgets for back to school.
"May you take big chances and come up swinging. Let it be your best that you’re always bringing."
"You don't need to be good with words or crafty."
If there was a note warning kids not to wear a green shirt on picture day, Carter Hutsell's mom didn't get it.
Check off everything on your back-to-school shopping list without breaking the bank.
Meet your new favorite lunch bag and notebook!
Don't worry, I checked with some experts first!
"I’m not ready to turn the page quite yet. I’m not ready for this chapter to be over."
It's a great gift for any new college student and rarely goes on sale.
These must-haves will make any dorm room feel like home.
Even picky teens can find charms they love!
College dorms are a hotbed for the transmission of meningitis, which can be deadly.
TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and style expert Brooke Jaffe head to Kohl's to help two families pick out clothes ahead of the new school year. Both the parents and...
"Share with them that even if we have differences we also have things in common."
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