Education / Primary & Secondary School

  • What to look for in a school backpack

      

    When it comes to buying a backpack for your kid, there’s one thing you need to look at...and it's not the price!

  • Students at higher risk for ID theft. Protect yourself!

      

    Students heading to college this year are targets for identity thieves. Here are the steps they need to safeguard their personal info.

  • How to save big money on textbooks

      

    The best way to get college textbooks is...not to buy them? Here’s a great way to save big on your textbook expenses.

  • The latest laptop choices for your school kid

      

    You don't need to spend a ton to get a great laptop for your child this school year-- Here’s what $200 will get you.

  • Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more

      

    While kids across the country soak up the last few weeks of summer, parents are already in back-to-school mode and busy tackling shopping lists. What usually seems like a simple task often comes...

  • 7 ways to get free books for your classroom

      

    Teachers are a hard-working and selfless bunch, often spending their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there's a way for them to stretch their budget by getting free...

  • Where to take free online courses

      

    As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free online courses out there. You can learn just about anything you want to learn and not spend a...

  • New ways to teach your kids to code

      

    Want to make your kid into a mini Mark Zuckerberg? There's a new tool out that gives young kids a hands-on way to learn the basics of computer programming. Read more: You need to update...

  • Best 529 plans to help pay for college

      

    A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • Student Loan Guide

      

    Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. Read on and let me help you with the...

  • Parents may face $1,000 in fines for kids' bully behavior

      

    Parents in one small Wisconsin town could soon be on the hook for just north of $1,000 in fines if their children harass and bully classmates. Read more: Paddling in schools: Which states allow...

  • Paddling in schools: Which states allow it; can you opt your child out?

      

    A new debate over corporal punishment in public schools has been brewing since a video of a Georgia 6-year-old being paddled went viral. The video below, shows Shana Perez’s son...

  • 10 top school districts and what it costs to live there

      

    Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping for a house. A good school district rises to the top of their search...

  • Lunch lady loses job over free meal

      

    A cafeteria worker at an Idaho public school is facing termination after giving a student a $1.70 lunch. Dalene Bowden was put on unpaid leave Dec. 15 after giving a 12-year-old student,...

  • Mom mad at high school for throwing out her son's lunch

      

    TULSA — A woman says her son shouldn't have to go hungry just because he forgot lunch money, but Tulsa Public Schools says by that age, he needs to be more responsible. The mom, who...