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A Fit Family With Help from the School

April 3, 2013 0

Oh, right . . . fitness. Am I the only one who needs reminding about this? When it comes to my family’s health, lots of things manage to get my attention regularly. Runny noses serve […]

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Help Get to 10,000

October 22, 2012 3

Texas is in the news again, and in less-than-good ways. We’ve got the school districts suing the state. We’ve got health professionals pointing out  there is a multi-billion IOU for Medicaid health care. It all […]

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A School Environment Safe for Every Kid

August 27, 2012 1

When Dallas-area student Chantal was just 8 years old, she faced a lot of trouble in school. A bright, compassionate kid diagnosed the year before with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, she would sometimes […]

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Texas Parents Opt Out of State Tests

August 20, 2012 2

If you’ll forgive my sounding like an old fogey here: Boy, things sure have changed since I was a kid. My soon-to-be kindergartener is entering public school at a time when funding for education has […]

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Kicked Out of Class Over What?

August 6, 2011 1

That can’t be right was my reaction, and I imagine a lot of folks’, to the report out last month that 60%  of Texas students get suspended or expelled in middle or high school. When […]

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School Lunch Reform

April 5, 2010 6

First came Fast Food Nation. Then, Super Size Me. The latest installment in the man-aren’t-we-Americans-disgusting-in-what-we-eat comes to us delivered with a British accent in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. After seeing several comments from other moms […]

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Making the Move

December 12, 2007 1

Tammy, a suburban reader, wants to know what schools in Austin are the best. Here’s what she had to say: We are currently living in the Round Rock area, but are considering making a move […]