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Ways to find relief from ragweed

An allergy expert shares tips on how to find relief from ragweed allergies this time of year.



A-Z guide to handling report cards

What's a parent to do when a child comes home with a blemished report card? An educational psychologist has some tips.


Appliances for your first apartment

Lots of young people are moving into new apartments this time of year—college students moving off campus and college grads setting out in the world. Consumer Reports tested hundreds of small appliances and have some affordable winners to recommend.


Library offers special card to help teachers

The Jacksonville Public Library is offering a new Educator Card exclusively for educators in Duval County.


Is your child ready for makeup?

A pediatrician talks about the different factors to consider when allowing your child to wear makeup,


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Back to school is a real headache for many children

More evidence supports that kids’ headaches increase at Back-to-School time.


Buses roll as school bells ring

Roads will be crowded Monday as schools reopen in Duval, Baker, Bradford and Flagler counties. Duval County officials urge caution due to the thousands of extra vehicles that will head for Jacksonville's public schools, including 850 school buses.


By the numbers: Duval school facts, info

The nation's 20th largest school district begins its 2015-2016 school year Monday. Duval County serves 125,000 students in more than 180 schools. Here's more numbers and information to make the year successful and safe.


Is your child ready for a smartphone?

What's the right age? A child psychiatrist talks about when it's appropriate to get you child a smartphone.


School lunches aren't what they used to be

School lunches are not what they used to be. Gone are the days of rectangle pizza, and fried tater tots. Instead school menus are required to have whole grain, low fat and low salt options. Duval County Schools work with the company Chartwells and…


Getting the right backpack

This back-to-school essential should be comfortable, not cause back strain, and last through the school year. How can you make sure your child is getting a good backpack? Consumer Reports has advice.


GRASP Academy teachers prep for new year

The GRASP Academy in Arlington caters to about 250 students who show signs of dyslexia. The school is housed inside what used to be Justina Road Elementary School.



Back-to-school dates, information

Summer is quickly coming to an end for hundreds of thousands of public school students across Northeast Florida. Here's a county-by-county list of start dates, plus links to more information.

Florida back-to-school holiday runs for 10 days

Florida’s popular back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Aug. 7 and lasts for 10 -- longer than ever.

RELATED: Georgia tax holiday runs July 29-Aug. 1

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