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Archive: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007

A Little Holiday Cheer

What would the last workday before many folks take off for Christmas be without some feel-good stories? (Okay, for the record, I'm the Jew crew next week and will be working, though not blog writing.) Anyways, let's hear it for: 1. The rescue of Frederick Dominguez and his three children...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 21, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

16 and Pregnant

News Flash: Sixteen-year-old teen Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant. Spears, the sister to Britney and "Zoey 101" star, told OK! Magazine that she plans to raise the baby. "I put myself in this position, an adult position, so I have to act like an adult and take responsibility for what...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 20, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Start of a College Trend?

Last week, Harvard announced a new policy on paying for an education at the elite, Ivy League college. Some of the highlights: * Families with incomes between $60,000 and $180,000 will pay a sliding scale tuition up to 10 percent of income. * Grants will replace the usual loans in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 19, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (34)

Tagging Kids 'Special'

By Mike Snyder Several weeks ago, I posted about opening up to my friends, family and colleagues about the difficulties we were facing in addressing my son's education delays. Since I'd started blogging, I'd heard from a lot of friends about similar issues with their children, things I wouldn't have...

By Mike Snyder | December 18, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (86)

The Gift Conundrum

Apparently, teachers aren't much different than the rest of us. They like gifts ... if they're useful, according to a recent Washington Post story. Think baked goods, gift cards and gifts that reflect the teacher's interest. The odd regift and apple ornaments are no-nos, though. I readily admit I'm not...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 17, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (54)


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