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  Back to School Guide 2013

    Tips and tools to start the year off right
Boston move-in week 2013

Boston move-in week 2013

To honor the annual influx of student bodies to their new temporary homes, Boston.com will release new online features every day leading up to the fabled official Sept. 1 move-in date.

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Explore Boston's neighborhoods.
High School Sports Blog
Boston All-Star boys and girls basketball teams face off
Boston’s top public high school basketball players gathered at Northeastern’s Cabot Center Saturday for the Dr. Joseph Warren Boston City League All-Star games. The red girls’ all-star team kicked off the action with a tight 60-57 win over the blue team. The red boys’ squad followed with an 84-62 blowout victory. The winning teams will be recognized during halftime of the Celtics-Bulls game at TD Garden March 30.
Boston

Welcome to college

Check out our great Boston neighborhood guides and get to know your city.
Harvard Square
A bustling center of activity, Harvard Square embodies all that is Cambridge.
Fenway/Kenmore Square
The jewel of the Fenway neighborhood is Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
Faneuil Hall
This neighborhood is known for its shops, sidewalk performers, and historical landmarks.
24 mom-tested (and approved) back-to-school apps (REUTERS/Michael Kooren)

24 mom-tested (and approved) back-to-school apps

You’ve bought your child the notebooks and sneakers, but what about the apps?
The coolest new iPad apps
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Send us your back-to-school photos

Whether you're waiting for the big yellow school bus to roll up or packing your bags for your first semester away at college, we want to see memories from your first day of school.
Back-to-school fashion trends

Back-to-school fashion trends

Boston.com Moms has asked local stores like Kenzie Kids and K Girl in Wellesley as well as national stores like JC Penney to share some popular styles this fall.
Six tips for parents of kids with cellphones

Six tips for parents of kids with cellphones

Parents across the country are buying kids cellphones and other devices before they go back to school. But parents should do more than just buy the device and hand it over, says Linda Criddle, an Internet security expert, in this Fox News report.
Bullying tips for parents

Bullying tips for parents

Melissa K. Holt is an assistant professor in counseling psychology at Boston University. She has been studying bullying for 15 years and has worked closely with school districts to assess bullying and give feedback on how to combat it.
Survey Has bullying affected your home?
How to create a stylish collegiate abode

How to create a stylish collegiate abode

Dorm room decor doesn't have to be all about woefully neglected bathrooms, fake wood furniture, and institutional white walls.
Ferris

Favorite school films

With students soon back in school, perhaps you'd care to reignite (or revisit) an academic state of mind. Here is a roundup of films that capture the academic spirit of school and may inspire you to hit the books.
Movies filmed at Boston area colleges
Healthy lunches kids WILL eat

Healthy lunches kids WILL eat

Armed with nutrition know-how, and some major lobbying efforts on both sides, we came up with four acceptable, kid-approved, and parent-approved healthy lunches.
Watch More healthy back to school lunch ideas
Your back-to-school health checklist

Your back-to-school health checklist

Your children have the right outfits, the right supplies, the right attitude for the new school year (you hope). But what about their health?
How to make easy, healthy school lunches

How to make easy, healthy school lunches

We asked Dr. David Ludwig, author of "Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World," for tips on how to build a better lunch for your child.
A guide to important vaccines

A guide to important vaccines

We asked Children's Hospital Boston's Dr. Claire McCarthy for the scoop on the diseases and germs that routine immunizations protect our kids (and us) from.
Sleep tips for back to school

Sleep tips for back to school

Adults require about eight hours of sleep per night, but children require between nine and 12 hours. Brigham and Women’s Hospital's Dr. Atul Malhotra suggested these tips to help get back to a healthy sleep schedule.
Tips for back-to-school savings

Tips for back-to-school savings

Bankrate asked professionals from around the country, and we asked Boston.com readers, to weigh in on how best to achieve back-to-school savings this buying season.
Ways to save while in college