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    Back to School

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    Back to School

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    Studies show that kids who walk to school are able to concentrate better than their peers who take the bus or a car.

    Safe Kids Worldwide highlights seven ways children are getting hit by cars and and offers tips on how to prevent pedestrian accidents.

    The college entrance test will undergo an overhaul in the spring, and here's why that matters.

    Students whose parents hover are more likely to be depressed and to engage in risky behaviors.

    Nearly a quarter of what gets dumped into the garbage can at school cafeterias is food.

    Nearly 24 percent of school lunch waste is uneaten food. Longer lunch periods, fewer vending machines and more appealing healthy foods can help.

    New research finds that a school's size and policies may influence the formation of social networks. #schools #relationships #cliques #kids

    5 great computer security tips for college students #MNNSchool

    Home improvement items every college student should own

    Become a fan of MNN on Pinterest and win an iPad and environmental books! Simply follows us on Pinterest, repin from our back-to-school board and you could win an iPad and green books.

    How can back-to-school be less wasteful? #MNNSchool

    10 ideas and places to find back to school clothes on the money saving side!

    Keystone Science School elevates education...I want to go to this! #MNNSchool

    MNN's back-to-school guide

    How to learn while you sleep

    Learning can be fun when you make a game out of it. That premise underlies the decision of an online learning platform to use game mechanics to engage college students. It works by motivating students to join, participate, contribute and share their successes. ( connect teens with this neat resource)

    10 greenest dorms in the world #MNNSchool check out CU in this slideshow! #boulder

    Green dorm sheets: Don't lose any sleep at night; your green conscience can rest at ease with eco-friendly organic bedding.

    Going beyond the dorm: Are you heading off to college? Consider these 15 unique items ranging from bamboo shower caddies to organic cotton sheet sets for eco-minded dorm dwellers.

    Meet BRAD - the result of a UC Berkeley student's goal to create the most ridiculously automated dorm at school. at

    Back to School Back to school time. Here's everything you need to know to help your child get classroom ready. Pick the right supplies, transition back into the classroom, and gear up for a great year.

    Are American schools too easy? New research finds that the majority of American students don't feel challenged at school.

    Bento-box lunches: Jazz up your child's lunch box with cute little bento that are easier to make than you think

    Study finds less than 2 percent of perishables are kept at 'safe' temperatures in kids' packed school lunches.

    This little boy has the cutest face!! :)