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Thursday 03/23/2017
4 Ways to Help Raise Kids' Grades
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) School can be tough, but parents can help by making sure students have all the tools and study habits they need to succeed. Here are four ways to help raise children’s grades.

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
Committed to care: Higher education institutions pledge dedication to student success
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The future of higher education is often the subject of debate; what constitutes a valuable education for students continues to shift as student demographics change. Recently, government regulators and other external stakeholders have been questioning the value of for-profit higher education, specifically, citing for-profit colleges and universities that have not upheld their commitment to students.

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Friday 03/17/2017
University Students Take Top Honors at CME Group's Annual Trading Challenge
Posted: March 17, 2017

(NewsUSA) - For college students who aspire to work in financial markets, there is no better way to experience trading than participating in CME Group's annual Trading Challenge.

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Friday 03/03/2017
Igniting a young girl's passion for STEM
Updated: March 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As a young girl, Ava Lonneman wasn’t about to let gender stereotypes get in the way of her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Although told in grade school that “STEM isn’t for girls,” Lonneman was not only driven to pursue her own STEM dreams, she inspired her peers to follow suit.

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Tuesday 02/28/2017
How Digital Technologies Can Help Students Learn
Updated: February 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that advanced digital technologies can help grade school and high school students become better prepared for college and careers?

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Friday 02/03/2017
CME Group Competition Brings Trading to The Classroom
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - University students around the world can test their trading skills in CME Group's 14th Annual Trading Challenge next month -- and could walk away with $1,500 in prize money and a trip to Chicago.

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Tuesday 01/24/2017
Mini-Documentary Series Brings Economics To Life
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Economics comes to life for students in a new, compelling, three-part mini-documentary series by Discovery Digital Networks' Seeker, and partnered with CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Food, Fuel, and Finance ... The 3Fs of Economics
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit and more than one-fourth believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon graduation. This is according to recent research that reveals a lack of financial literacy among American youth.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Get An Edge on College Prep Tests
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - The college application process and the college prep testing that goes along with it can be overwhelming for students and families. Tests such as the SAT and ACT are an important element of the application process, and therefore a source of anxiety. However, only about 30 percent of public schools have an advisor dedicated to college prep.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps [Video]
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
How Many Years Does it Take to Become a Doctor of Chiropractic?
Updated: November 30, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Did you know it takes seven years of higher education, intensive study, and rigorous training to become a doctor of chiropractic?

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Monday 11/28/2016
Mid-Year Motivation for Students and Educators
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The school year can seem long for students and educators alike. However, a mid-year infusion of new technology and tools can provide just the motivation needed to ace the rest of the year.

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Saturday 11/19/2016
Tips to Land a College Scholarship
Updated: November 19, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) If you are college-bound or already enrolled, experts say it’s worth investing the time to investigate scholarship opportunities -- even if you think you may not be eligible for most opportunities. According to a recent study, more than a third of college costs in the U.S. were covered by scholarships and grants in the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Friday 11/18/2016
A New Read on Literacy: The 3 Keys to Building Lifelong Readers
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's digital world, there is no denying the benefits of technology in education. However, despite technology's ability to provide students with countless books and online literacy development tools, too many students still struggle to read and too few discover the joys of becoming lifelong readers.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Too Much Stuff? Give Kids Experiential Gifts This Holiday Season
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - If, like many parents, you struggle with what to get your kids for the holidays, consider thinking outside the box and giving them gifts that will expand their horizons.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Initiative Transforms Libraries into Early Learning Centers for Families
Updated: November 04, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Remember your first library card? For many children, the library opened up doors to other worlds and was a haven to study, learn, and explore. And it still is.

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Monday 10/24/2016
Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the United States, and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Can't Seem to Save Enough for College? You're Not Alone.
Updated: October 10, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Saving for college is at an all-time high - give yourselves a hand, parents - but when it comes to actually meeting our own funding goals. . .Well, that's another story.

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
U.S. Apple Industry Supports Student Causes and Promotes Healthy Snacking
Updated: October 04, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - An apple a day keeps the doctor away and also keeps school programs in shape via a fundraiser sponsored by the U.S. Apple Association. The "Buy an Apple, Help a Student" program from the nation's apple growers offers a simple formula for supporting students and encouraging healthy snacking.

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Monday 09/12/2016
How Classrooms are Changing to Better Teach 'STEAM' Subjects
Updated: September 12, 2016 - 5:50 am

(StatePoint) The U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skilled workers by 2018, according to National Math + Science Initiative predictions. In response, more educators and schools are embracing the idea that today’s curriculum must include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), in order to adequately prepare children for the future.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Eye Exams and Clear Vision Empower Students to Learn More
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Every child deserves the opportunity to excel in the classroom, and clear vision empowers students to perform up to twice as well in school, according to research from the Rural Education Action Program. In fact, experts at The Vision Council confirm that 80 percent of children’s learning occurs through visual processing.

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Great Gear and Tools to Motivate Students this Back-to-School Season
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) While some students are eager to return to the classroom, others may need a little motivation and inspiration.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
College May be Expensive, but Textbook Costs are Down
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that college is expensive. Students spend 39 percent to 67 percent of their overall yearly budget on tuition and fees alone, according to figures from the College Board. However, studies now show that students are spending less on course materials than previously.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Did You Know? A School's Design Can Improve Academic Success
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) In recent years, policymakers have focused on how to improve student performance, scrutinizing factors like school day start times and the nutritional value of school-provided meals. However, the basic design and configuration of schools and classrooms can also have a major impact on student success, and this fact is now getting its due attention.

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Monday 08/08/2016
Great Back-to-School Books to Enhance Learning at Home
Updated: August 08, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The back-to-school season can be the ideal time to get kids excited about learning. While teachers have the classroom covered, parents and caregivers can encourage kids to learn at home with great books covering a wide variety of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Fun Ways to Help Ease Kids Back into the Classroom
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) After a summer of fun, getting back into the swing of the classroom can be difficult for students of all ages and family backgrounds. But parents can help, say experts.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Parents: How to Encourage Discovery and Fun at Home
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As kids are getting into “back-to-school” mode, it’s a great time to get little ones ready for the year ahead. And while they’re busy learning their ABCs and 123s in the classroom, it’s important to keep them exploring, discovering and engaged at home as well.   

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Thursday 07/14/2016
Families are Tapping More Scholarships and Grants to Pay for College
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to “How America Pays for College 2016,” the national study from Sallie Mae, the country’s largest private student lender, and Ipsos, a global independent market research company.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
Back-to-School Tips When You're on a Budget
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Between new clothes and new school supplies, back-to-school season can put a strain on household budgets.

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Monday 07/11/2016
Tips to Keep School Work Organized
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) With so many classes and extracurricular activities, school can easily get overwhelming. The back-to-school shopping season provides a great opportunity to prepare for a successful school year. Here are some tips to help students get started on the right foot and stay organized throughout the year.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Tips for Back-to-School Reading and Beyond
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As summer comes to a close, it can be hard for both kids and adults to get back into an academic mindset. Whether you’re a parent that’s dreading the start of the school rush or struggling to help your children rediscover reading success, the trick is to plan ahead.

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Paying for College: How to Make a Plan
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to planning for college, it can be easy to thumb through glossy brochures while ignoring one important reality: cost.

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Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Math Success
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) For many students, math is one of the most challenging school subjects to conquer. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways parents can take an active role in their children’s math success.

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Must-Have Mom Gear to Help Kids Start School off Right
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Going from lax summer schedules to the hectic back-to-school season can put even the most organized moms on edge. Luckily, arming your family with key items can transform back-to-school season from super stressful to supremely simple.

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Physical Activity at School?
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Only one-fourth of kids and teens are getting enough physical activity, according to a recent study; and physical activity is not just a necessity for a healthy body; it can contribute to a healthy mind.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
How Families and Teachers are Prepping for School this Summer
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It may be summertime, but parents and educators alike are beginning to look ahead towards the 2016-2017 school year. Here are three ways they are getting prepared.

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Monday 05/23/2016
College-Bound Students: How to Get Ready for the Next 4 Years
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 3:31 am

(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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Thursday 05/19/2016
Math Scores are Slipping: How Your Child Can Buck the Trend
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As STEM skills are gaining importance in the job market -- that is science, technology, engineering and math -- American students’ math test scores are slipping.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Ways Students Can Use Summer Vacation to Prepare for the Future
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(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 prepping for college, according to statistics from the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).

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