Articles (LP) http://www.lowcountryparent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=LP01 Articles (LP) en-us <![CDATA[Turning 10: S.C. Department of Education delves into the 10-point grading system]]>

As high school students head back to the classroom, they will be adjusting to a new grading scale that aims to put South Carolina students on a level playing field with students around the country as they compete for academic and athletic honors.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:46:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lunch packing-inspiration from local chefs]]>

The lunch bell rings. Head to the cafeteria. Grab a seat between buds. Open the lunchbox. Inside, deliciousness or disappointment?

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:27:00 EST
<![CDATA[Farm-fresh meals: Program promotes locally-grown foods in schools and beyond]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:44:00 EST <![CDATA[Mom of the Month: August 2016]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:34:00 EST <![CDATA[Back to school: What's new in local districts for 2016-2017]]>

As we get ready to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, it's time to shift the focus to the new school year. As stores line their shelves with supplies and parents struggle to enforce earlier bedtimes, we checked in with officials from each of the four local school districts. From bell schedules and grading scales to school...]]>
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:53:00 EST
<![CDATA[Flavor pork chops with a buttermilk marinade]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:02:00 EST <![CDATA[Pair black beans with sweet potatoes for a glorious salad]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:13:00 EST <![CDATA[Creative ways to preserve school-year memories and artwork]]>

On crisp September afternoons, kids often come home from school bearing armfuls of classroom art. The evenings often bring comments about their day's events and sometimes hilarious descriptions of their world.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:57:00 EST
<![CDATA[What teachers would like parents to know]]>
Keeping the lines of communication open between parents and teachers can be a challenge, especially in this era of crowded classrooms and time-crunched families. So many questions and issues go unspoken or unanswered.]]>
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[2016 Birthday Guide: Party venues, services, supplies & toy sellers]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:59:00 EST <![CDATA[Planning a birthday party? Say goodbye to celebration stress]]> West Ashley mom Melissa Di Maggio won't be spending hundreds of dollars on elaborate birthday parties for her two children because she's not worried about impressing other parents.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Birthday crafts: Easy party projects double as favors]]> Party favors have been around for centuries, originating as thank-you tokens for guests at lavish weddings. Today, the favor tradition continues at kids birthday parties in the form of small treats or toys. Parents have a love-hate relationship with these trinkets, many of which end up in the junk drawer or trash bin.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:23:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lowcountry Parent Looks: July street style]]> It all started with a compound microscope. Geologist Montgomery Taylor was struck by the ornate beauty of microscopic rock patterns while studying samples in her post-grad work, inspiring her to launch design company GARB (Geologic Attention to Rock Beauty). Using...]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:08:00 EST <![CDATA[Mom of the Month: July 2016]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:58:00 EST <![CDATA[In case of emergency: Teaching kids to be prepared if disaster strikes]]>

Do your kids know what to do in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency? If the answer is no, it's time to teach them some basic preparedness skills.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:48:00 EST