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Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College

(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Financing College: Tips for Navigating the Process
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Any high school student planning to attend college should have a good plan for financing that degree, to avoid unnecessary debt.

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Tips to Make Math Your Kids' Favorite Subject
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(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. 

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Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(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!

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Shopping Tips for College-Bound Students
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(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.

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
How can an internship benefit you? [Infographic]
Posted: July 08, 2014

(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.

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Monday 07/07/2014
Fun DIY Projects for Back to School
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Monday 06/23/2014
Expert help - not low prices - key to higher sales, more satisfied customers
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
A Playbook to Help the U.S. Regain Its Innovative Edge
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:35 am

(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)?

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Friday 06/13/2014
How the Internet Can Keep Kids Excited About Learning this Summer
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(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.

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Monday 06/02/2014
Tips to Keep Kids Learning and Prevent ‘Summer Slump’
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) “No more pencils, no more books” is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesn’t take those words too seriously.

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Friday 05/23/2014
A National Push for Tech Education
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 3:35 am

(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).

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Tips to successfully transform from graduate to employee
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 3:40 am

(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.

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Your next profession: Are you meant to be a teacher?
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(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?

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Monday 04/21/2014
Study Shows That Bachelor's-Prepared Nurses Improve Patient Outcomes
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
These tech-related gifts will help college graduates start their careers in style
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
What's the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands down, survey says
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(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.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
Nine great edutainment games to get kids excited about learning
Updated: April 01, 2014 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 03/05/2014
Mentors wanted: How to guide more young women to success in STEM
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Thursday 01/23/2014
Avoiding Mommy Guilt When Returning To Work
Updated: January 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Tips to Get Kids Excited About Science
Updated: December 23, 2013 - 3:33 am

(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.

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Sunday 09/16/2012
The GRE Tests Give Students More Options than Ever
Posted: September 16, 2012

(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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Thursday 09/06/2012
Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying
Posted: September 06, 2012

(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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Monday 09/03/2012
Finding a Way to Increase College Persistence
Posted: September 03, 2012

(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.

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Tuesday 08/28/2012
Heading to campus with laptops, backpacks and prepaid cards
Posted: August 28, 2012

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.

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Wednesday 08/22/2012
Meeting the challenge of education funding
Posted: August 22, 2012

Cooler days and nights and the approaching Labor Day weekend mean the start of a new school year is right around the corner.

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Sunday 08/12/2012
Navigating the Learning Curve of College Visits
Posted: August 12, 2012

(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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Tuesday 07/31/2012
Keeping children's energy going strong - especially after school
Posted: July 31, 2012

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.

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Tuesday 07/17/2012
Summer Reading Tips From the Experts
Posted: July 17, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Summer outdoor play is central to a child's development. Many experts agree that reading, however, is just as important.

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Monday 07/16/2012
Math Counts: How to Raise an Independent Learner
Posted: July 16, 2012

(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.

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Friday 07/06/2012
College Saving Tips for Illinois Families
Posted: July 06, 2012

(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.

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Sunday 07/01/2012
What makes a career college different than a traditional college?
Posted: July 01, 2012

(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.

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Sunday 06/24/2012
Accreditation is important when choosing an online college
Posted: June 24, 2012

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.

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Thursday 06/21/2012
A checklist for transferring colleges
Posted: June 21, 2012

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?

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Wednesday 06/06/2012
A few things students and their families may want to discuss.
Posted: June 06, 2012

(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.

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A great opportunity for those who are considering attending a trade or technical school.
Posted: June 06, 2012

(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.

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Saturday 06/02/2012
Deciding whether you are ready for a career change may be as easy as asking yourself five simple questions.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—Deciding whether you are ready for a career change may be as easy as asking yourself five simple questions:

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Fellowship Grants Available For Women Scientists
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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?

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Taking Your Skills With You
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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.

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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.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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.

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Colleges, Companies And Workers Must Collaborate To Produce Tomorrow's Skilled Workforce
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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?

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A challenging economy has forced many Americans to consider a career change.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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.

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Getting into college is challenging and a little bit of planning doesn't hurt, so it's important for students to do everything they can to stand out. That's where the SAT Subject Tests can help.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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?”

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Ten Tips To Help Stay Connected In Today's Always-On World
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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.

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Four Strategies For Conquering The Fear, Returning To The Classroom
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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.

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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.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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.

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Money For College
Posted: June 02, 2012

(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:

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Get The Facts
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—Relied on for more than a century, America’s best-selling reference book offers the answers to this year’s most pressing questions.

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If you're hunting for a job, you'll want to use every tool you can to ensure that everything is in order.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—If you’re hunting for a job, you’ll want to use every tool you can to ensure that everything is in order.

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Friedman's 100th Birthday: A Time To Remember
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. Drive, walk, or public transit. Rent or own. In the United States, we make more choices every day than we realize.

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