| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Greater Johnstown School District will launch a new tutoring initiative this academic year that will have a more focused and personalized approach to students’ needs.
“I think it is really going to provide opportunities for kids before and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Joan Schaeffer, president of Temple Israel of Greater Miami.
Q: What are your duties as president?
A: I'm the head lay leader. My duties vary quite a bit. I'...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:19 AM
When Andrea Bird was laid off from her retail job last year, the single mom could no longer afford after-school activities for her son and pulled him out of karate and soccer.
While hunting for a job and trying to fight foreclosure on her home, she has...
| Dec 11, 2012
From our panel of staff contributors
The kids need a big dose of giving to others; perhaps no new gifts of toys/clothes/electronics until they donate some used ones to needy people. Sign them up to participate in a service project or...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
While parents and caregivers are struggling to understand Friday's tragic school shooting in Connecticut, they need to be ready to help children with their questions and fears, says a Purdue University child development expert.
"Don't assume that the...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:27 AM
Brandy Parker will hug her young children a little tighter today.
The young South Bend mother stood outside of Madison Primary Center Friday afternoon waiting for her second-grader as news of the horrors from a Connecticut elementary school poured out....
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:28 AM
The Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties invites parents to join its Parent Leadership Council.
"The voice of parents is vital to building and sustaining our community's growth," said Jennifer Doumanian, parent...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Inside the Kansas City home that Jovan Belcher fled, his baby daughter wailed, his mother was in hysterics and his girlfriend was quiet. Barely breathing.
This is what the NFL linebacker left behind on Saturday in a rush of violence...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Despite the many messages from all corners promoting a "more is better" philosophy when it comes to holiday gifts, the truth is far more complex -- especially for children. While most parents work hard to give their kids everything they need and much of...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The Edmunds County 4-H Recognition Night was held Sunday, Nov. 4 at the 4-H Building in Ipswich. Thirty-five members along with their families attend the event. The awards ceremony started at 4 p.m. followed by a potluck supper. The Leaders Association...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:37 AM
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A professor whose research focuses on Internet censorship and the use of children in advertising has been charged with having child pornography on his Central Michigan University computer, the school announced Thursday....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:29 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — We've got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We've got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We've got dolls with swagger. And we've got plenty that come with itty bitty baby bottles.
But it's a breastfeeding doll whose suckling sounds...