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How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce

(StatePoint) Student loan debt is on the rise and, unfortunately, the high cost of tuition doesn’t mean that graduates are guaranteed to find high-paying, meaningful work after earning a degree.

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Tuesday 09/11/2018
How to Choose Tech Toys to Help Your Child Develop Crucial Skills
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Children today are growing up surrounded by technology from infancy. But even in a digital world, research has found that it’s crucial for kids to draw on classic play patterns that they have enjoyed for decades -- such as coddling a doll, kicking or throwing a ball and learning to follow the rules of a board game.

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Thursday 09/06/2018
Report: College is Worth the Cost, But Planning is Key
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well-worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

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Friday 08/31/2018
How New Technologies Will Support STEAM Learning this School Year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) With each new school year comes a brand-new set of subjects, books and teachers. It also means new technologies being introduced into the classroom.

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Thursday 08/30/2018
Unretire yourself with these 10 hot jobs (Slideshow)
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

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Monday 08/27/2018
New Classroom Technologies Can Make Learning Easier and More Fun
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Technology is changing the face of education. Check out the newest ways teachers are modernizing their lesson plans in order to make learning easier and more fun.

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Friday 08/24/2018
Study finds small businesses have a big impact on the economy
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - When small businesses get the financing they need to grow, it creates a ripple effect throughout the entire economy, according to a new report.

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Thursday 08/23/2018
Top 5 tips to maximize your conference room [Video]
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

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Monday 08/20/2018
How to Recognize and Avoid College Scholarship Scams
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Average college costs have doubled in the last two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams.

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Sunday 08/19/2018
New STEAM Books to Inspire Learning and Creativity
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Keep the excitement of the new school year going by finding fun ways to encourage learning at home. 

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Backpack and supplies -- check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has learned foundational skills that they need to succeed in the next grade?

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Friday 08/03/2018
Summer Break Means 25 Percent Break for Educators, Administrators
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Teachers deserve every break they can get. Reports show that wages for educators have been declining, and some work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, many teachers pay out of their own pockets for books and supplies. As the new school year approaches, Barnes & Noble wants to make it a bit easier for these dedicated educators and administrators.

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Sunday 07/29/2018
Help Students Get Organized for a Strong Start to the School Year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) School-related stress is common among multi-tasking students. But smart organization can make it easier to dash from class to study hall to after-school activities. It all starts with the right supplies. Gear up for a successful, low-stress school year with these handy tips.

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Friday 07/20/2018
5 key areas to building a secure and successful work-from-home setup
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - Many companies, large and small, are now offering work-from-home options. In the past decade, an increasing number of firms are offering the choice, whether it’s a full-time opportunity, or a side benefit employees can use one or more times a week. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, 3.9 percent of U.S. employees work from home at least half the time. That’s a whopping 115 percent increase since 2005.

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Monday 07/16/2018
6 ideas to get cash for college, even if it's the last minute
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - When your student is about to embark on their college career, it’s an exciting new chapter in their young life that would make any parent proud.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
5 Ways to Set Up the Ultimate Workstation for Kids
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) This school year, you can help set up your kids for success. It’s all about having the perfect study zone at home. Here are five cool ideas for creating a workspace for kids that will promote great study habits and inspire learning.

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Sunday 07/01/2018
Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how.

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Meet 7 women who shaped America
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - When we think about what we know about history and the events that led to the formation of the United States, key dates like 1492 and 1776 come to mind. Many people don’t know that 1619 was another of those pivotal years that continue to shape our lives.

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Tuesday 06/12/2018
Surprising facts you should know about women veterans
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - Today, more women are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces than ever before. Because of this, more women are transitioning from active duty to civilian life every year, and these women face unique challenges during that process.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

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Wednesday 05/09/2018
Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken.

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Monday 04/30/2018
How New Technology is Helping Students and Teachers
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) New and emerging technologies are supporting today’s students and teachers in unprecedented ways. Here are a few ways this is happening in schools in local communities across the country.

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Sunday 04/01/2018
5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
Updated: April 01, 2018 - 11:34 pm

(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math that touches their daily lives.

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Monday 03/12/2018
The unexpected entrepreneurs of Wausau, Wisconsin
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:18 pm

(BPT) - In September 2018, thousands of people from around the world will congregate in an unlikely place: Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Sunday 03/04/2018
Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
Updated: March 04, 2018 - 11:36 pm

(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.

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Friday 02/09/2018
Retailers find purpose and share it with customers
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:17 pm

(BPT) - Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy.

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Tuesday 02/06/2018
5 Ways Digital Technology is Helping Students Learn
Updated: February 06, 2018 - 11:32 pm

(StatePoint) As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.

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Thursday 01/11/2018
More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 11:34 pm

(StatePoint) Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation.

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Sunday 12/17/2017
Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
Updated: December 17, 2017 - 11:33 pm

(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success.

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
5 tips for working adults returning to college
Updated: March 19, 2018 - 11:36 pm

(BPT) - Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree.

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Sunday 11/19/2017
Students and Teachers: Tips for Beating the Mid-Year Slump
Updated: November 19, 2017 - 11:35 pm

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 11:36 pm

(StatePoint) College students who borrow to pay for school typically don’t have to start repaying their student loans until six months after leaving school. But when it does come time to start making loan payments, you may find yourself stressing out about the additional monthly expense.

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Friday 10/27/2017
Help Kids Get the Most out of Music Education
Updated: October 27, 2017 - 11:32 pm

(StatePoint) As the list of known benefits of music education grows, you may be wondering how you can help your kids get the most out of their efforts. Here are five ways to help make music education a success.

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Sunday 10/15/2017
Alternative Ways to Make College More Affordable
Updated: October 15, 2017 - 11:38 pm

(StatePoint) A college education is one of the largest expenses you’re likely to have in your lifetime, second only to buying a home. Unfortunately, the cost has increased dramatically in recent years.

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Friday 10/13/2017
Financial Aid Season for College Students is Here: What to Know
Updated: October 13, 2017 - 11:34 pm

(StatePoint) It’s not only football season. For current and incoming college students, it’s financial aid season, too, and that means completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be the first step families take in the planning-for-college process; it’s used by schools to put together financial aid packages, states use it to determine eligibility for state aid, and some scholarships require it as part of their applications.

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