The start of the traditional school year is a time for family routines, supply shopping and thoughts about how the education system serves the next generation. This is the spot to find news, tips and some fun to make a stressful transition a bit easier.
Is your child ready for the first day of school? Please send us photos of the big day.
Hundreds of thousands of traditional-calendar students in North Carolina headed out the door Monday for the first day of school.
Traditional calendar students head back to school next week in Wake County, where one of the biggest changes will be in transportation.
There are still some good deals on back to school items again this week but the deals are dwindling. We only have 1 or 2 more weeks of these specials so stock up while they are still available!
The Wake County Public School System has made changes to routes, technology and communication to ease the start of the school year.
With the new school year right around the corner, returning high school students need to take some time to plan out the coming school year.
So instead of sitting your kids down with some workbooks as they get ready for the start of school, try these fun math games. No special materials are required ... just the willingness to look at math from a different angle.
Have you seen the ad featuring a happy family blissfully preparing beaming children for back to school? That is not my family.
The women behind "Moebius Noodles: Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd" are back with another fun math game they call Function Machines.
Eat "cafeteria style." Visit the school playground. Put a family photo on your child's book bag. And other tips from Project Enlightenment to smooth the transition to school.
Are you sending a middle schooler off to school next week? Get some tips from Toqui Kennedy, a psychologist with N.C. Parent Consultants.
Is your child headed to the first through fifth grade?
Is your little one headed to preschool? Get some tips from Karen Buchanan, a long-time counselor at Project Enlightenment.
High school is not supposed to be about reinventing yourself to what others think you should be. It's about discovering who you are.
The high school years can be very stressful for kids. Toqui Kennedy, a psychologist with N.C. Parent Consultants, offers some tips to steer them in the right direction.
Help rising kindergartners get ready for kindergarten with Pete the Cat, Clifford, Franklin and other picture books.
Genny Upton, a Cary mom of two, rounds up some great back to school tips from organization ideas to school lunches.
Sure, back to school brings a new level of stress, but with that comes a renewed sense of control and balance in our lives.
Gerald Townsend, president of Townsend Asset Management, talks with WRAL News about how parents can plan ahead for increasing college costs.
From a Sunday evening family night to earlier bedtimes, local moms share ideas for making the school year a bit smoother for all of us.
As the kids head back to school, it's time to think about that daily necessity: lunch. My girls bring their lunch to school most days so we are always looking for frugal and healthy meal ideas. Here are the lunch foods my girls like to take to school. Please share your ideas for tasty lunches that won't break the bank!
WRAL's Bill Leslie talks to a health expert about the best snacks and foods for kids heading back to the classrom.
Marbles Kids Museum offers some tips for getting rising kindergartners ready for school.
With the new school year quickly approaching, now is the time to check and see that your child has completed any required summer assignments they may have been given.
You'll still need the tissues when you drop your child off at preschool, but these tips from three local preschools will help make that transition a little bit easier.
Triangle students are headed back to school today. Who's happy? Who's sad?