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From The Blog: 2013

We’re at #AMLE2013! Come check us out!

It’s hard to believe it’s already November. But that means we get to attend the annual Association for Middle Level Education conference in Minneapolis.  We are thrilled to be back for another year amongst professionals in the middle school level Middle school students (grade 5-7) represent one of our most important audiences,...

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Fall Frenzy Fun

Hey team- We don’t want to let another day go by without giving a shout out to DC SCORES for another successful Fall Frenzy this year! This was their 16th year of their event that brings DC parents and kids together for a day of soccer and all kinds of healthy lifestyle activities....

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Trick or Treat Switcharoo

Your house may be full of candy and all kinds of treats this week, and it’s great to induldge from time to time, but if you want to feel less guilty about your after-dinner dessert, maybe try out some of these healthier Halloween treat options from our Healthy Living Pinterest board!...

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Another fabulous event, in Las Vegas!

This time, Ask Listen Learn headed out to the fabulous city of Las Vegas to visit Dell Robison Middle School to talk to 350 8th graders about the dangers of underage drinking. Helping us was Attorney General Masto, who talked to the kids about what an attorney general does and what...

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Tim Hollister: 5 Pointers for Parents of Teen Drivers

The following guest post was written by Tim Hollister, of Hartford, Connecticut.  Tim’s 17 year old some Reid died in a one-car crash in 2006.  Since then, Tim has gone on to become a nationally-known advocate for safer teen driving, first through his national blog for parents, “From Reid’s Dad,”,...

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Kicking off our fall tour with Attorney General Jackley

On Thursday, Ask Listen Learn went west to visit Sioux Falls, South Dakota! Helping us to kick off our fall tour was Attorney General Jackley and the awesome 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and teachers of Axtell Park Middle School. The Attorney General got to do three specialized events,...

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It’s Walk to School Day!

Our West Coast followers are just now packing up their backpacks and getting ready for school. Before you all go stand out at the bus stop or hop in the car with your parent, remember that it’s International Walk to School Day! This day started in 1997 and has gained more...

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A quick app update

Hello Ask, Listen, Learn Team. As you know, we’ve been working with students from the Computer Game Design Program at George Mason University to develop an educational app for mobile devices. We are in the final stages of development, and we are very excited! In the meantime, you can read...

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Did somebody say National Pizza Month?

Happy October, everyone! This month is National Pizza Month- how exciting is that?! There are many ways you can make pizza into a healthy, well-rounded meal. You can use whole wheat, gluten-free or thin crust, or even use grounded cauliflower, zucchinis or multigrain tortillas as a base. It’s also wise to...

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