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With libraries closed, companies offer kids free books online

Links to reading resources for parents-turned-teachers

MADISON, Wis.-- More than 861 million children are learning from home now, as schools around the state close to try and slow the spread of Covid-19. One of the easiest lessons you can teach your kids during this time is…

Madison Reading Project helps give kids books... for free!

Having books in the home is the single biggest indicator of academic success

March is National Reading Month across the country, and the Madison Reading Project says having books in the home is the single biggest indicator of academic success.

One year after Jayme Closs, 47 Wisconsin kids are still missing

Majority of kids missing in south-central Wisconsin are runaways

It's been one year since 13-year-old Jayme Closs escaped from Jake Patterson's home, where she'd been held captive for nearly three months. But even though Jayme has been found, there are still dozens of missing children in Wisconsin and thousands nationwide.

Jail inmates fix up bikes donated to children

The re-CYCLE program is gaining traction in Michigan's Oakland County near Detroit, and the sheriff's department says more bikes are needed for inmates to work on and give out to those in need.

Cut back on screen time in 2019

One of the most important New Year's resolutions every parent should make for 2019 is to ensure everyone in the family spends less time with screens. Since last year, a number of new studies have confirmed that the effects of technology on kids are even worse than many parents feared.

Teachers care for others' kids but struggle to look after their own

Emily James, a high school teacher in Brooklyn, New York, tries to never miss a day of work. She's taught with two infected wisdom teeth. She's taught with strep throat. One time, she had no voice and just wrote things down and used signs to communicate with her students.