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Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

District 186 cafeterias are trying, but kids are still complaining

 Cordelia Marlow, an eighth-grader at Franklin Middle School, describes her school lunches as poor. “The food quality went down after 2010,” she said, referring to changes in the federally fu
Capital City Parent
Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 am

Poems for children, illustrated by Springfield artist Felicia Olin

A Net to Snare the Moonlight and Other Poems for Children is the latest book of Vachel Lindsay’s poetry to be released by the Vachel Lindsay Association. This 17-poem collection, illustrated by Spri
Capital City Parent
Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 am

The night sky fascinates children and parents

 When Anne Gregurich of Springfield was 13 years old, she decided to build her own telescope after watching a Nova documentary. “I made it out of paper towel tubes and magnifying glasses,” sa
Capital City Parent
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Programs to introduce your child to the magic of reading

 “There’s nothing for young children to do in Springfield,” is a common lament from parents. The next time you’re looking for a fun activity to share with your child, look no further than
Capital City Parent
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 12:00 am

How three religious traditions pass values to the next generation

 This is the time of year when people gather together to celebrate the holidays. For six local families, the focus is on teaching their children the true meaning of the holidays and passing down
Capital City Parent
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 12:00 am

Helping 4,000 adolescents to break out of the girl box

 Girls on the Run gives girls in grades 3-8 the tools to break out of the girl box. Adolescents enter the girl box when they begin to morph into what they think they should be instead of who they


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