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The Five-Day Countdown to Back-to-School

By Rachel Sew, WQED Education Team. As summer nears its end, try to keep things fun and educational with these daily activities for a five-day countdown to the first day of school. These activities are meant to help your child get back into ‘education mode’ in a fun way and help with the transition back […]


700 backpacks to be distributed to South Hills area students

PITTSBURGH (TRIB LIVE)  – Back-to-school sales already have started and the South Hills Interfaith Movement is ready to help ease the financial burden families face when getting ready for the new school year. SHIM is planning distribute 700 backpacks to local children and is asking the community for its support. School supplies, such as pens, […]


How Summer Learning Can Prepare Your Kid for Back to School

Summer is a time of sun, fun, and no school! But just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean the learning should stop. During the summer months, learning loss among children, especially in low-income neighborhoods, can cause kids to fall behind. According to the National Summer Learning Association, about two-thirds of the ninth-grade academic achievement gap between […]


School Supply Connection

Kidsburgh – It is hard to think about heading back to school in the thick of summer, but local non-profits have to do that just to be ready.  They are collecting supplies for kids in need, and they need your help. School supplies are expensive, so for families who are just struggling to get by, […]