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Greenup County school begins "The Leader in Me" program

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 An area school is joining a program, where all of the learning is all about leadership, all of the time.
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Could too much exposure to electronic devices be problematic for kids?

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With the start of every school year it seems as though more and more devices are being introduced to our kids, but how much exposure to these screens is too much? More>>

Practicing a good sleep schedule

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You may be surprised to know how early experts say students should be preparing to get their sleep schedule on track for the start of school. More>>

Homework tips for students Video included

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Local teacher gives a few tips to help parents and students get started off on the right foot this school year. More>>

Doctors stress the importance of getting vaccinated Video included

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August is National Immunization Month, so now is the time for your kids to get the required vaccines. 
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Could your child's backpack be causing them harm? Video included

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We spoke to a chiropractor about how much weight your child should really be carrying. More>>

What to do if your child has a food allergy Video included

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An allergic reaction to food can be deadly and as we begin to send our kids off to school it's important to keep an eye on what your child is consuming.      More>>

Keeping your kids safe from online predators Video included

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While social media can be a convenient new form of communication, it can also open a window of opportunity for online predators. More>>

Safety tips for kids on the bus Video included

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Tips for kids that will make the trip to and from school a little safer while on the bus. More>>

Bus drivers prepare for the first day of school Video included

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A Kanawha County bus driver takes us through his routine before the school bells ring Monday. More>>

Hundreds of students learn options at tech expo

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Approximately 900 students from the tristate took part in the area's first regional Career and Technical Education Expo in Huntington. More>>

Annual 'Diversity Breakfast' held at Marshall University Friday

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Friday morning at Marshall University, campus friends and faculty, as well as the community, came together for this years diversity breakfast. More>>

Giving your kids the tools for a healthy back-to-school season

(BPT) - For moms, family and children are their No. 1 priority. Keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy is a huge part of everyday life. However, each year, parents send their kids back to school knowing they will be... More>>

College students have options to save money on technology

(BPT) - If you are one of the more than 22 million college students heading to campuses across the nation this fall, you’ll probably be packing all sorts of items, including advanced digital technology. College student... More>>

Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

(BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or... More>>

Students find new ways to tackle affordability as value of college degree rises

(BPT) - In 2012, the unemployment rate for Americans with only a high school diploma was 8.3 percent, compared to just 4.5 percent for those with a bachelor’s degree. The rising value of a college education is... More>>

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact,... More>>

Dressing for success on campus: a guide to college fashion

(BPT) - College students are cash-strapped and time-crunched. So how can they look fashionable while juggling their studies, campus activities and a part-time job? Integrating basic items into their wardrobes is a start... More>>

Paying for college, without sacrificing your 'nest egg'

(BPT) - As high school seniors get ready to graduate, many of their families are preparing to send them off to college. Tasked with more than goodbye’s and packing, these families are working to balance important... More>>

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  • Teenager danger: five rules for young drivers

    Teenager danger: five rules for young drivers

    (BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to...
    (BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to...
  • Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

    Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

    Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep...
    Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep their...
  • Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

    Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

    (BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college...
    (BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or...