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Monday 06/19/2017
5 Tips for Balancing Family, Work and Education
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s an age-old conundrum. To advance professionally, often one must go back to school. However, earning a degree might seem like an insurmountable challenge because of the demands of a current job.

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Thursday 06/15/2017
Is Your Child’s School Prepared for the Next Academic Year?
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, classroom needs cannot always be matched by school budgets. If you are a concerned parent, consider getting involved in the PTA. It’s one of the best ways help ensure your school is equipped with the academic tools that teachers need most.

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Monday 06/05/2017
Study Tips for Busy College Students
Updated: June 05, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) With seemingly endless reading, lengthy term papers and make-or-break exams, the academic life of a college student can be nothing short of demanding. What’s more, many students hold down part-time jobs and participate in extracurriculars during the semester.

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Tuesday 05/23/2017
Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Brain Drain’
Updated: May 23, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) It’s only natural that kids get excited for summer vacation. However, parents may be concerned about “summer brain drain,” which occurs when students lose the knowledge they gained during the school year.

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Thursday 05/11/2017
4 simple ways to stay productive and conquer your to-do list
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Did you know that in an average week, 75 percent of Americans skip doing something for themselves because they didn’t adequately plan or allow enough time for it? Does looking at your to-do list feel so daunting that it discourages you from making any progress at all?

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Tuesday 05/09/2017
Online Retailer Celebrates 50 Amazing Teachers
Updated: May 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -Education is a cornerstone of our culture and society. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are more than four million teachers in the United States. Every day, they go above and beyond to shape children's minds through their passion for lifelong learning.

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Thursday 04/27/2017
Productivity tips from busy experts [Video]
Updated: April 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
5 ways summer education benefits children
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - For months, your kids have been waiting for the moment when the final bell rings and they’re able to enjoy the freedom of summer.

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Monday 04/10/2017
3 Financial Must-Do’s for College-Bound High School Families
Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) One challenge looms large for many American families as students approach high school graduation: how to pay for college.

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Monday 04/03/2017
Tips to Make Math Your Child’s Favorite Subject
Updated: April 03, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like a chore. Not only are the concepts sometimes tough at first, but teachers are required to keep their lessons moving at a particular pace, making it easy for any student to get lost in the classroom shuffle.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Finding relevance in the evolving consumer environment
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - You could call this a story of dreamers. Of taking chances, tempting fate and daring to take a blind leap of faith. The first chapter began because Bob Page found himself stuck in a job he hated.

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Friday 03/24/2017
The new old game in town is chess
Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If you think chess ranks somewhere with stamp collecting and horseshoes on the cool-and-hip meter, you need to turn down the disco music on your cassette player and start paying attention.

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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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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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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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