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Heavy backpacks can cause back pain for students

“The weight of the backpack should never be lower than the waist line, so the straps should be adjusted so that the backpack fits high up on her shoulders,” said Dr. David Marshall of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “The shoulder straps need to be two of them, not just one, and also they need to be wide and padded.” …
(WIAT-CBS42, Leigh Garner)

PHOTOS: University Place reopens

More than 2 years after being destroyed by the April 27th tornadoes, University Place Elementary is ready to reopen their doors.…
(CBS42)

School bus stop laws

CBS42's Katie Muse breaks down the rules on the road for school bus stop laws. …
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Hoover school bus controversy

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MGN Online

Alabama School Bus Laws

It’s time to brush up on school bus laws. Here’s the information on what you should know when approaching school buses on the road. ...…
(CBS42)

Homewood schools revamp security systems

"Traditionally, we've been alert and lock down, where ALICE kind of enhances and gets you thinking and reacting to the situation that you're dealt with."…
MGN Online

National School Lunch Program

Students in public and non-profit private schools and child care facilities can have a full meal each day, regardless of economic status. Since 1946, The National Sch...…
Medicine and health

Back to school: Immunizations

Need help figuring out just what vaccinations your child needs before heading out to school? The Centers for Disease Control has created an easy-to-read immunizatio...…