Leave it to Ellie Krieger, host of “Healthy Appetite,” to make sure every color on the fruit-and-veggie spectrum ends up in her 7-year-old daughter’s lunch. The recipe name, Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad, comes from the multicolored vegetables and, of course, butterfly-shaped pasta. Krieger says: “Drop in a blueberry yogurt or blueberry punch so […]

Have you been to a school lately?  Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day?  When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re telling the truth. Steve Perry is like no other educator you’ve ever […] CLEVELAND – As the school year kicks off for many districts, some students in Cleveland will be heading to a brand new academy. The Steve Sanders Academy, named for NFL athlete and Cleveland native Steve Sanders, will open to the public Monday, August 29. The Ohio Community School will serve students in grades K-5. […]

Whether you are a uniform-clad first grader hopping on the yellow bus, or a thirty-something grad student juggling work and a thesis statement, use your iPhone with some stellar educational and resourceful apps to keep on top of your game. Here are a variety of apps for students of all ages to start off on […]

Shifting into school mode can be difficult for any child, especially after a long summer of fun. Consider the following tips when helping your child make the inevitable transition: Planning and time management Children often struggle with planning and time management. They may find it difficult to think ahead to plan a project, or they […] WASHINGTON – Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven’t worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list. Older kids need a few new immunizations starting at age 11, including a shot to guard against the worrisome resurgence of whooping cough. And for […]

Friday August 19th 2011 2-6p Central Promise Neighborhood Back to School Rally CLEVELAND – Your kids have the paper, the pencils and maybe even the books they need to head back to class. Now, they need something to put it all in. But while they may be focusing on their favorite colors or characters, you may want to think about their health and safety. The American […] CLEVELAND – Some children dread it, while others can’t wait. The first day of school will be here before you know it. Here are some things you need to start doing now so your child will be prepared for the classroom. Anna Catalina Gross is a stay-at-home mother of three young children. Two of […]

Sunday August 14th 2011 10am-2pm Steve Sanders Academy – Free Community Day

Saturday August 13th 2011 10am-4pm East Cleveland – Stop the Violence Basketball Game Location: Martin Luther King Civic Center 14801 Shaw Ave, East Cleveland First 100 kids will receive school supplies CLEVELAND – Heading back to class doesn’t have to break the bank. The days of spending $500 for college textbooks are over. The options are endless to save money or even get your books for free. Traditional bookstores are closing as technology has readers choosing e-books over traditional books. “It’s easier than carrying around […]