How to get your kids working hard and caring about their schoolwork The routine of getting back to school can be hard—lunches ready, backpacks on, and oh yeah, let's not miss that bus! One thing that shouldn't bring stress from a new school year is getting...

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (The JG-TC) EFFINGHAM — The Helen Matthes Library is celebrating Family Read Night at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Effingham Performance Center with a series of free, fun activities that promote reading followed by the premiere of the new animation,...

When I was a student, I did not have much self-confidence. There were times in class when I knew the correct answer to a problem but never raised my hand because I was afraid I might be wrong. Luckily, I had teachers that created safe...