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(BPT) - Does your employer consider community service part of a job well done? If you’re wondering whether you should take advantage of your employer’s offer to pay you for volunteer time, keep in mind employee volunteerism benefits everyone involved — your company, the organization you’ll h…

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(BPT) - Six months ago, getting an envelope in the mail from a choice college was cause for rejoicing. The coveted acceptance letter meant you or your youngster would be embarking on one of life’s most rewarding journeys. Now, however, an envelope from the college likely contains a tuition b…

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(BPT) - Career opportunities in the health care industry are expected to continue growing more quickly than in virtually any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. Not only is the health care industry expected to add more than 2 million ne…

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(StatePoint) Many college-bound students and their families underestimate the cost of college. Indeed, 31 percent of students who left school without completing a degree reported they did so due to financial reasons, according to recent National Center for Education statistics.

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(BPT) - Graduating high school can be both exciting and terrifying. You’re busy finalizing plans and enjoying those last moments with friends and family, but don’t forget about another important milestone during this time: your senior photos.

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(BPT) - If you’ve been to a doctor’s office, walk-in health clinic or hospital recently, the odds are pretty good that you have met or received care from an advanced practice registered nurse. Known as APRNs, they deliver a variety of primary care services and some specialized clinical servi…

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(StatePoint) Is your family thinking about the skills and experience your child needs for college and future success? The majority of college admission officers recommend that students start preparing before or by ninth grade. Yet, more than half of middle level students haven’t started prep…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Just in time for Earth Day, a new book introduces young readers aged 7 to 11 to a whole new world of unique and compelling endangered species, environmental awareness, teamwork and, best of all, a rollicking, outlandish group of characters that entertain the whol…

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(BPT) - Unlike typing or texting, handwriting activates regions of the brain responsible for thinking, memory and language. It also helps to develop and strengthen fine motor skills and improves the composition and expression of ideas. Learn more at www.paperbecause.com/handwriting.

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(BPT) - For many, an on-the-job injury or even fatality is a risk they take every day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,679 fatal work injuries in 2014, a two percent increase from the previous year. Many occupations have obvious dangers, but others have more inconspic…

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(BPT) - Exploring learning options outside of traditional brick-and-mortar school can be uncharted territory for many parents. From wondering if the curriculum stacks up to worrying if there will be opportunities for their children to make friends, parents have questions about how virtual sc…

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(StatePoint) At a time when budget cuts are reducing the quantity and quality of arts education, experts stress that teaching music in school is still vital. Beyond the cultural value of music education, research has shown that both listening to music and playing music stimulates the brain a…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know the best way to get kids to read later in life is to read to them early and often. But even parents' best efforts to create bookworms sometimes fall flat -- especially in today's world of lights and action best seen from a screen.

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(BPT) - Despite what some say, there are plenty of good jobs available in America today, and they don’t necessarily require a 4-year degree or the cost commitment of one. People of all ages – from recent high school graduates to retirees – can benefit from a career in the skilled trades, and…

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(BPT) - America’s unemployment rate recently hit its lowest level in seven years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, that’s just in time for 2.8 million graduates with bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees to enter the workforce.

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(StatePoint) For the last decade, there have been great shifts in the ways students study and learn, as education companies have developed new digital learning platforms. Educators say that content is more engaging and interactive now, and the benefits of these changes have been far reaching.

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(BPT) - The holidays are over, and it’s officially back-to-work season. It’s time to trade holiday sweaters for smart blazers, fuzzy slippers for high heels and cookie decorating for conference calls.

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(StatePoint) At a time when there’s widespread concern that U.S. students are not prepared for a changing economy that relies on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), many parents are sharing some good news about how afterschool programming is getting their children prepared in t…

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(StatePoint) College course materials can be cheaper than most college students think. Book and supplies only account for four percent of the cost of attending college among the top 10 most populous colleges and universities (using population rankings from “Forbes”). Books themselves are jus…

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(StatePoint) Maintaining strong grades in every subject can be tough on even the brightest of the bunch. This is especially true these days, as students routinely are taking on more extracurricular activities and part-time jobs while enrolled in school.

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(StatePoint) Many kids love the prospect of learning, while others may need a bit of motivation. But parents can get kids on board with a little encouragement and creativity to make learning fun. Here are some ideas to get kids excited to learn.

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(StatePoint) Picture a college student studying for an upcoming exam. If you’re envisioning her surrounded by marked-up textbooks, you probably aren’t a recent graduate. These days, you’re just as likely to see the student with a tablet, smartphone or laptop taking advantage of digital cours…

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(StatePoint) Whether you’re an incoming freshman or entering your senior year, the transition to campus life requires mental and logistical preparation. For a smooth move, prepare in advance.

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(StatePoint) Paying for college? Look beyond the tuition price tag when making your financial plans and you will encounter many expenses not listed in school brochures. Be aware of these costs. Determine in advance how you’ll pay for them and even consider how you may save money.

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(StatePoint) There’s no reason that learning should stop once the bell rings. When concepts are reinforced at home, not only do children learn faster, they are better prepared to excel in school.

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(StatePoint) College is when many young people first get a taste of independence. Unfortunately, this newfound freedom can lead to decisions that may impact life well beyond graduation.  

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(StatePoint) With dangerous incidents happening in schools nationwide with increasing frequency, it’s important to know what measures are being taken to protect students and staff. A school's design can have a big impact in helping keep students safe and thriving academically, say experts.

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(StatePoint) Moving to campus can be a fun and exciting time for any student, but it can also be costly. There are several ways to save on all the things your student will need to make his or her dorm a home away from home.

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(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known collectively as STEM -- has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push by educators to change the focus fro…

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(NewsUSA) - Accepted by more institutions than any other graduate admissions test, the GRE revised General Test now provides more options and opportunities for test takers. Here are five reasons why there's never been a better time to take the GRE revised General Test.

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(StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying.

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(NewsUSA) - It's great to get low-income students to college, but what if they drop out during their first year? What is the difference between those students who persist in college and those who do not? A new study revealed that the persistence rate in college from participants of a program…

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Roughly 20 million students will head off to college this fall, their backpacks stuffed with new books, notepads and the latest gadgetry suited for higher education. Many college students will also opt for a new financial tool, a prepaid debit card, to keep their money on track while away fr…

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(NewsUSA) - Finding the perfect college is kind of like investigative journalism -- you must do loads of research, ask all the right questions and visit the scene to gather first-hand knowledge and experience.

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The school year contains so many activities for children that it can be a struggle for parents to keep energy levels going strong at all times of the day. Between school itself, homework, and after-school activities like sports, music practice or theater rehearsals, students of all ages can …

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