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School's in! How to cope

Welcome to the new school year!

Back to homework, carpool and early bedtimes. Woo-hoo! Or boo-hoo? 

Here's some important information to help you cope as you get back into gear.

Healthy choices for lunchboxes and backpacks

How to save money on school lunches

Simple weeknight dinner ideas from 

Baptist Hospital has some good advice on getting kids back to earlier bedtimes and ensuring they get enough sleep 

Tips to taking to kids about safety 

School calendars (next days off - Sept. 2 and 5):

What's new in the classroom this year?

"Common Core"

brings big changes in curriculum and testing  

Keep up with school news all year long at

Share your tips and challenges for the school year in Mom2Mom

Have a question or concern about schools in South Florida? Email Education and MomsMiami editor Charlene Pacenti at