(StatePoint) Any high school student planning to attend college should have a good plan for financing that degree, to avoid unnecessary debt.
(StatePoint) Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do well on their tests will be the easy part. After all some of today’s most downloaded apps involve math -- maybe you’ve heard of the popular app, 2048.
(StatePoint) The excitement of back-to-school preparations can bring back fond memories of youthful school days. Once you have kids of your own, making new memories can be even sweeter by thinking about your child’s new friends and teachers and what the new year will bring -- but they’ll need some cool new school supplies first!
(StatePoint) Preparing for college life is a must, whether you are planning to live on or off campus. But it can be overwhelming without a game plan.
(BPT) - Internships can serve as a rewarding and valuable part of your career journey. Ideally, both you and your employer will benefit from an internship. While you gain valuable knowledge and experience, your employer gains an additional resource and an opportunity to assess your skills and your level of engagement in the job and company. It’s a win–win situation.
(StatePoint) Back to school shopping can seem tedious and boring for some students. But you can help your young ones get motivated for a new school year by getting them more involved in the experience.
(BPT) - Online comparison shopping has left you overwhelmed by options and contradictory reviews, and all you need is a little in-person guidance to choose the right product for your needs. At the store, you find a sales floor so deserted, you almost expect to see tumbleweeds rolling by. When you finally do get help, it’s from a poorly trained sales associate who knows even less than you do. You leave the store unsatisfied and possibly empty-handed.
(NewsUSA) - Can the man who invented an insulin pump, the iBOT wheelchair and the "Luke Arm" prosthesis help end all the handwringing about whether America has lost its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)?
(StatePoint) In summer, keeping kids busy means camp, pool time and outdoor games. But all that sun, fun and physical activity should also be well-balanced with mental exercise.
(StatePoint) “No more pencils, no more books” is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesn’t take those words too seriously.
(NewsUSA) - In the current job market typified by stubborn unemployment rates, there are areas where available jobs outnumber those applying for them: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
(BPT) - With the start of summer comes warm weather, vacation planning and an influx of recent graduates on the job hunt. In fact, during the 2013–14 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award nearly 5.3 million degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. All those recent grads can easily translate to a highly competitive job market.
(BPT) - Teaching is an admirable profession, whether you’re helping kindergarteners learn to read or preparing high school students for life after graduation. If you’re looking for a fulfilling career, teaching could be a great option no matter how old or young you are. Are you meant to be a teacher?
(NewsUSA) - Findings from a recent international study in The Lancet came as no surprise to Dr. Phyllis Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing.
(BPT) - Graduation is right around the corner. If someone in your life is graduating from college and about to embark on their first career, you’re probably searching for the perfect gift to celebrate their educational accomplishments and to get them started on the right foot in the working world.
(BPT) - Children learn by doing, and every child has a unique learning style all his or her own, child development experts tell us. The same can be said of adults if a recent survey is any indication. A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment, according a Harris Interactive poll conducted on behalf of Everest College.
(BPT) - Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing and quickly. By 2023, STEM will generate a projected 2.6 million new jobs, creating a high demand for qualified employees with STEM backgrounds in the coming years, according to Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
(NAPSI)—Motherhood is a great joy, but caring for a child brings many tough choices and decisions that can lead to stress and feelings of mommy guilt. One of the largest stressors many new moms have to deal with is attempting to re-enter the workforce. According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of new moms return to work post-baby. Moms re-entering the workforce face a variety of obstacles and pressure including balancing fulfilling duties at home and performing in the workplace.
(StatePoint) Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun. While parents can’t necessarily control how exciting the school day is, they can make off-hours learning more fun and exciting -- especially when it comes to a potentially hands-on subject like science.
(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.
(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.
(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 that engages them to work in meaningful internships during high school is greater than it is for their peers.
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 from home.
Cooler days and nights and the approaching Labor Day weekend mean the start of a new school year is right around the corner.
(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.
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 start to feel the wear and tear of maintaining such a pace.
(NewsUSA) - Summer outdoor play is central to a child's development. Many experts agree that reading, however, is just as important.
(NewsUSA) - Did you know success in mathematics has been linked to success in college and future careers? Simply stated, math counts when it comes to a bright future.
(NewsUSA) - Illinois kids hoping to attend college might start honing their pizza-delivery skills now. They're going to need all the tips they can earn.
(ARA) - Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation.
Searching for an online college requires more than narrowing down universities that offer the degree you're searching for, their locations and their expense. One very important aspect you also should review and consider is if the university is accredited.
Did you recently decide to change your major to something that's not offered at your college? Are you hoping to move closer to home to spend more time with a sick family member? Maybe you're finding that your current college just isn't the right fit for you. Or are you simply ready to head onto a university after completing coursework at a community college?
(NAPSI)—A college education is one of the most important investments of time and money that students and their families will make. Workers with a bachelor’s degree earned 65 percent more, on average, than those with only a high school diploma, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Fortunately, there are steps to take now that can help make a college education a reality.
(NAPSI)—Even with the U.S. unemployment rate high, technicians and skilled trade workers top the list of the hardest jobs to fill, according to a Manpower Group talent shortage survey. This gap in today’s competitive job market can be a great opportunity for those who are considering attending a trade or technical school over a traditional college or university. Specifically targeting this high-skilled worker need, one organization has introduced a Career Education Grant Program to provide a one-time $1,000 grant to members and their eligible dependents toward enrollment and attendance at an accredited trade or technical school.
(NAPSI)—Deciding whether you are ready for a career change may be as easy as asking yourself five simple questions:
(NAPSI)—Women in science are asking some important questions. What if stroke victims could learn to regain mobility in the comfort of their own homes? What if a way could be found to restore functions in a damaged brain? What if color could help supply electricity?
(NAPSI)—If you think your work skills are only useful at your current job, think again. Many of the skills acquired in the workforce can be used in related or even completely different careers, so there’s no need to stay in that dead-end job or keep trying for a job in an industry that’s losing them.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re a recent college grad seeking a first job or a sales professional looking for a career change, the insurance industry has well-paying jobs available. Risk management and insurance majors, salespeople and other qualified employees are sought for career-track positions that could lead to business ownership one day.
(NAPSI)—To compete in the world economy, U.S. businesses will need millions of new college graduates for the next decade’s new jobs. Can today’s colleges and universities develop future workers with the skills they will need for tomorrow’s jobs?
(NAPSI)—A challenging economy has forced many Americans to consider a career change. Whether such a move is prompted by a desire for more money or fulfillment or the need to find a job in a changing economy, making such a major change usually requires some research.
(NAPSI)—With more students than ever applying to college, one of the most frequently asked questions high school guidance counselors hear from students is “How can I make my admissions application stand out from the rest?”
(NAPSI)—The reality of today’s always-on world means that life and work must keep moving. So when you can’t be where you need to be due to unplanned events such as bad winter weather, a family situation or a surprise meeting, let Microsoft Office help you stay productive no matter where you are.
(NAPSI)—Once you have determined that completing your degree is the best way to achieve your life goals, you’ve probably done your research. You’ve figured out how to make the time, how to pay for school and what degree to pursue. One thing, however, may still be holding you back-fear.
(NAPSI)—When looking for the best way to teach children about handling money, parents and teachers may benefit from a financial literacy program that really adds up.
(NAPSI)—Education pays. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, high school graduates average, in a working lifetime, $1.2 million; college graduates, $2.1 million. Getting the money to pay for an education, however, can seem daunting. Fortunately for many high school students, these tips may help:
(NAPSI)—Relied on for more than a century, America’s best-selling reference book offers the answers to this year’s most pressing questions.
(NAPSI)—If you’re hunting for a job, you’ll want to use every tool you can to ensure that everything is in order.