Education / Primary & Secondary School

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Students: Save big money on textbooks

      

    College tuition is going up faster than the inflation rate. There are places you can look to lighten the load you pay for books.

  • Must-see: Mad dad slams Common Core with hilarious check to school

      

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Common Core is often at the center of controversy. From a father with a degree in engineering defending his son in writing to a model putting in her two...

  • School's Facebook post about kids' ideal bedtimes draws cheers, jeers

      

    A school thought they were simply being helpful by posting a chart outlining recommended bedtimes for students ages 5 through 12, but instead the school’s Facebook post went viral. Read...

  • 5 money skills all parents should teach their teenager

      

    Parenting is not for wimps! I remind myself of this truth almost every other day while parenting my four children (they’re now 26, 24, 20 and 19). A huge part of our parenting...

  • Spend on experiences this back-to-school season

      

    It’s that time of the year when parents see their bank accounts drain continuously as the kids go back to school. It’s seemingly a never-ending list of things that our kids need to...

  • Kids complain of having too much homework; study finds they're right

      

    A new study is out, and it is supporting kids' arguments that too much homework equals too much stress.  Students in early elementary school have as much as three times the homework as...

  • Save on school supplies with the “buddy system”

      

    Back to school shopping time: How working together with other families will save you time and money.

  • Most American students start school too early

      

    Although 8:30 a.m. or later is the start time most often recommended by health professionals, “fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began” at that time or later in the...

  • Apps to help your child get ahead this school year

      

    Clark shares his favorite free homework study apps that he uses with his kids.

  • These students go to school just 4 days a week

      

    Students are heading back to school Thursday in one Georgia county -- and their class model is drawing a lot of attention. Chattooga County students have every Monday off for the...

  • 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. If you already have student loans,...