Ally In

December 8, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Like many pre-teen girls, Ally Dworak loves animals. Unlike most 12 year olds, Ally doesn’t just think about animals. She raises them, studies them, and has made it her life’s mission to create a better […]

No Sick Days Allowed

Posted In: Family Guide, Health, Parenting

A badly congested and bleary-eyed man pokes his head through a door and intones, “Dave, I’m sorry to interrupt. I’ve got to take a sick day tomorrow.” The recipient of the man’s pronouncement isn’t his […]

Portrait of a School Nurse

November 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide

Sharon Wade can tell people many reasons why she became a school nurse, but sooner or later she comes around to this story, one of her favorites: “At one point there was a boy with […]

Nov. 16-19 Top Entertainment Picks

November 15, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Events, Family, Weekend Picks

Subscribe to this weekly newsletter here PICK OF THE WEEK: Sunday, Nov. 19: Say YES to trying new brews this Sunday at the Brickway Stout Release Party, where a portion of the proceeds go to […]

Giving Kids 
a ‘Tech-Up’

October 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

It’s almost impossible these days to gain employment without some level of technical aptitude and proficiency. Being able to apply that technical knowledge on-the-job will continue to be required of future high school graduates and […]

From Quill to 
Keyboard

October 8, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, the word “cursive” comes from the Latin “currere,” meaning “to run.” The humble beginnings of this elegant script trace back to the use of the quill, which was easily broken […]

Saving For College

October 1, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Breathe. College can be paid for, and help is available. When it comes to planning for college, “It’s definitely never too early,” says Joan Jurek, director of college planning for the Omaha office of EducationQuest, […]

A Return to
 the Classics

September 25, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Keyboarding. Computer skills. Microsoft Office. These classes were required of elementary and middle school students 15-20 years ago. Now, there’s typing in elementary school? Those courses signify just how rapidly digital technology changes, and consequently, […]

Great Returns

September 18, 2017 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide

Annika  and Stephen   George have called many exciting places home—locales like Melbourne, London, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City—but, when it came time for them and their four children to put down roots, […]

The Goal 
Smasher

August 30, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Jose Soria’s summer vacation was not about sleeping in late and hanging out aimlessly. To the contrary, Soria spent the long, hot days of June, July, and August taking summer classes—not because he had to—but […]


 
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