Local Schools Avoid Disruption From Teachers Shortage But Are Still in Need of Support, Specialized Staff

Abundant resources offer school districts in New Trier Township advantages when it comes to staffing needs. But even local schools are feeling the squeeze from the well-publicized teachers shortage. Administrators at the township’s six public school districts (New Trier High School District 203, Wilmette 39, Winnetka 36, Glencoe 35, Avoca 37 and Sunset Ridge 29) […]

Shop Local: 10 Back to School Items Your Kids Will Love

Parents rejoice, it’s almost back to school time! From lunch boxes and gelly pens to stress toys and backpacks, here are 10 items from stores around the North Shore and Chicago that will make your kids excited for that big first day. Tonies HeadphonesWild Child, $31.99 657 Vernon Ave., Glencoe & 1114 Central Ave., Wilmette […]

9 Local Items Your Kids Will Love for Back to School

Class is back in session — and back in person — and we couldn’t be happier to send our students out the door with new goods and gear. Linus Lil’ Dutchi 20″; $349 Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Mill Valley This single-speed classically cool 20-inch kids bike boasts a streamlined profile, thinner and lighter tubing, and […]

This is What Going Back to School Looks Like Around the World

If you’re a parent of school-age children, as you read this, odds are you just finished shopping for trendy back-to-school clothes, hunting down the must-have backpack and are looking ahead to the school holidays for a possible winter getaway. In the United States, Labor Day weekend often marks the last hurrah before the school year commences. […]

Must-Have School Supplies for Kids of All Ages

As day camps and summer jobs begin to wind down, it is evident that the new school year is around the corner. What better way to fuel the excitement than with a school supply shopping spree? The clean, organized look of new binders, shiny mechanical pencils and fresh notebooks is hard for anyone to resist. […]

Back-to-School Fashion for Kids

School’s almost back in session, which means it’s time to start studying up on what’s fashionable for your kids. With help from some of our favorite North Shore shops, we put together a quick study guide for you.     Fashion Education  Polka dot jeans, $36, Zara Pink Chicken printed T-shirt, $40, Lollie Jacket, $56, […]

Make It Better Back-to-School Guide

Give your child the most successful back-to-school launch with our best advice, ideas and tips. And help keep your school strong with our “Help Your School Toolkit.” PRESCHOOL SKILL BUILDING 25 Best Apps and Websites for Summer Skill Building Even though this is a summer list, these apps will keep your little ones learning all […]

Back-to-School Beauty

As a summer full of sultry North Shore beach days comes to a close, it’s back to school for the kids—yay! —and time to jump on the latest beauty and skin care products for fall. Work the Runway Look You may not be able to afford the clothes that graced the runway during NYC’s Fall […]