Back to school: Shopping and advice

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Get a head start on gearing up for the school year by shopping for the latest fashion at Long Island shops, staying up to date on trends for kids, teens and college students, and picking up tips on how to help your student succeed.

Back-to-school shopping

2017 back-to-school trends

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2017 back-to-school trends

Guide to the latest fashion, gadgets, supplies and more.

ZIPIT Grillz

12 back-to-school shopping secrets

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12 back-to-school shopping secrets

How to save money on school supplies, clothing and more.

Getty Images

New backpacks for kids, tweens and teens

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New backpacks for kids, tweens and teens

Backpack suggestions for every age.

Disney Store

New lunchboxes for kids

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New lunchboxes for kids

Your kids can tote their midday meal to school in style with these new lunchboxes.

Toys R Us

Student, teacher discounts at LI shops

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Student, teacher discounts at LI shops

Stores that offer discounts to teachers and students with a flash of a school I.D.

Getty Images

Back-to-school tech gear students will love

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Back-to-school tech gear students will love

Looking for some cool tech gadgets? We found kid-friendly headphones, laptop-friendly backpacks and more.

TickTalk

Dorm essentials

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Dorm essentials

Packing for college doesn't have to be stressful. Here are 11 things you shouldn't forget for your back-to-school checklist.

Bestbuy.com

Items <b>NOT</b> to buy for college

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Items NOT to buy for college

College bound? Leave these items off your list.

Fotolia

Back-to-school tips and tricks

5 breakfast-for-lunch ideas

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5 breakfast-for-lunch ideas

Making lunch doesn't have to mean a lot of slicing and dicing.

Doug Young

Gap year programs for the college-bound

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Gap year programs for the college-bound

14 ways to spend the year abroad.

USA Gap Year Fairs

Apps to track kids' cellphone use

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Apps to track kids' cellphone use

New ways parents can keep tabs on their children.

iStock

Managing your kids’ schedules

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Managing your kids’ schedules

From academics to athletics, advice on how to ease the pressure of students’ back-to-school calendars.

Fotolia

No. 1 school stressor for teens

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No. 1 school stressor for teens

See what the biggest back-to-school concern is for teenage students.

iStock

Tips for a successful school year

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Tips for a successful school year

Long Island teachers and administrators offer advice to help students succeed.

David Franklin

Personal safety items for the college-bound

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Personal safety items for the college-bound

Equip college students with these dorm and campus products to help keep them (and their belongings) secure.

Revolar

Back-to-school makeovers for LI teachers

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Back-to-school makeovers for LI teachers

Three Long Island teachers debut fresh new looks for the new school year.

Bruce Gilbert

Educational fun

Back-to-school books for kids

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Back-to-school books for kids

Fun, educational books to ease your kids back into the school year.

Amazon.com

Educational apps for kids

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Educational apps for kids

New apps for making learning more fun for kids and teens.

Lighthouse Learning