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Adventure Time These nine classic reads will take independent readers on a trip across the globe—no plane ticket required.

It’s officially summer, which means two very important things: 1. School is out. 2.” Tons of time for reading! Even if you’re not traveling further than your backyard, these nine classic tales will provide plenty of adventure—so slather on that SPF, grab a spot in the sun and get ready …

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All in a Day’s Work The old-school tradition of a summer job is still important in the modern world

Summer job. Those words may conjure up different reactions, depending on your age. If you are old enough to look back on a summer job, you likely have fond memories of fun co-workers, not-funny-at-the-time-but-hilarious-now workplace horror stories and that feeling of money in your pocket that was all yours. But …

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Your Child’s End-of-Year Checklist Stopping summer brain drain

Whether it’s called “summer slide,” “summer brain drain” or “summer learning loss,” the National Summer Learning Association claims that loss of academic skills over the summer is a distinct, measured phenomenon. Teachers agree. Before she retired, Caren Cranston taught at an all-girls elementary school for 40 years. She says she’d …

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