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Back to School

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  • Variety Ups Jenelle Riley to Deputy Awards and Features Editor

    Jenelle Riley has been promoted to deputy awards and features editor at Variety. Riley joined the industry trade's staff in September 2013 as an associate editor in the Features department, where she reported to Steven Gaydos, V.P./executive editor. In...
  • Joy, Trepidation As Schools Open In Wethersfield

     Joy, Trepidation As Schools Open In Wethersfield
    WETHERSFIELD -- Teachers and staff cheered and waved blue and white pompoms as students entered Silas Deane Middle School Tuesday for the start of the new school year. "We wanted to cheer them back to school, celebrate the new year, anything we can do...
  • Back to school for your money: life insurance

    It's the second week of the Jill on Money "Back to School for your Money" mini-course and since it is also National Life Insurance Awareness Month, let's tackle the complicated topic of life insurance. According to the industry research group LIMRA, 95...
  • YMCA says overscheduling students can be unhealthy

    It's back-to-school time! Meet Jane Doe*, a well-rounded high school junior who volunteers at the Y. Consistently named to the honor roll, Jane is preparing to apply to college next year. She plays on the varsity lacrosse team, and just landed a small...
  • August retail sales climb 0.6%, boosted by back-to-school shopping

    August retail sales climb 0.6%, boosted by back-to-school shopping
    American consumers opened their wallets for back-to-school shopping in August, boosting retail sales as gas prices fell and the job market improved. U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6% last month from the month before, the Commerce Department said Friday....
  • Apodaca: Running the gauntlet that is the start of school

    It's back-to-school season, an annual event greeted by students with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and dread. Parents too, but in a different way. For those of us with kids in school, this time of year tests our strategic skills, logistics...
  • Broadway Box Office: A Mild Labor Day Slump as 'Play' Hits Top 10

    The week after Labor Day is always a tough one on Broadway. But although this year did see some sales slippage, the falloff looks a lot less dire than it would have five or 10 years ago, as seven shows topped the $1 million mark last week including new...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Mayor and new superintendent hold forums in lead up to school year

    Mayor and new superintendent hold forums in lead up to school year
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and new schools CEO Gregory Thornton will kick off a listening tour around the city on Monday, as part of a back-to-school campaign scheduled throughout the month that will include hearing out parent concerns and...
  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday
    It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. The three-day "tax holiday" falls just before the start of school, which is Aug. 11 in Seminole County...
  • Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]

    Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]
    American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income. Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children. Thirty years ago, the average gap on...