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This List of the Cheapest Sandwiches to Make Will Have You Saving Big Money When You Send the Kids Back to School

We’re not full of baloney when we tell you feeding your kids lunch at school won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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5 Great Back-to-School Apps That Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back-to-school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost by Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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The Best Ways to Buy Textbooks — Stores, Online, E-Readers and More

Buying textbooks can be a difficult, uncertain, expensive process, especially if you're an adult going back to school for the first time in a few years. To help you out, we've gathered some of the best ways to buy or access textbooks.

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Your First Day of School — The Funnies

It’s time to hit the books again. Summer is officially over, and the time for learning is at hand.

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The 10 Best Back-to-School Apps Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back to school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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Abilene ISD Will Begin Offering Healthier Lunch Choices to Students

One of the biggest differences AISD students will notice as they get back to school are the choices they will have in the cafeteria this year. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is officially going into effect this fall, and that means there will be new requirements from the children going through the lunch line.

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Where to Find Back to School “Stuff the Bus” Supply Donation Boxes in Abilene

It's now August and that means Back-to-School. Hard to believe it's right around the corner but school will start in about 3 week; August 27th for both Abilene & Wylie ISD. Everyone will need school supplies but sometimes money can be tight and folks could use a little help. That's where "stuff the bus" locations can provide some relief.

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Abilene Church Gives Kids One Last Summer Bash Before School Starts

Trinity Baptist Church youth Pastor Joseph Plagge says they're planning one last bash before school starts. The event is will take place at Trinity Baptist Church located at 871 Woodlawn Drive. It is free and open to children ages 3 years old thru 5th grade. Plagge says "this will also be a perfect opportunity to introduce neighborhood children to AWANA." 

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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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Abilene Has its own Feelings About Waiting for Tax-Free Weekend

School is back in session for Abilene and Wylie ISD August 27th. With Texas' back to school tax holiday coming up August 17-19, deal-seeking parents can expect a certain amount of discomfort while shopping for their kids. But how many Abilenians are willing to put up with the large crowds and sold out items as they hop from store to store to save less than 10%? We recently asked if you will be participating in tax free weekend this year, and the results are in.

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Walk With Pride Program Provides New Shoes for Abilene Area School Children

Walk With Pride is an annual program that helps provide a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Big Country students. 'Walk With Pride' is a cooperative effort of the Salvation Army and the Abilene Association of Realtors. The program has been going on for over 25 years and is available to all children ages 4 through 12 years of age, the kids must be enrolled in head-start thru the 5th grade. Here's how to apply.

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