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Thursday 11/16/2017
Join The Fight, Live United
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working tirelessly with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
10 tips for entrepreneurial success from women, for women
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - More women than ever are entrepreneurs. However, while women continue to make strides in business ownership, the path to success is still significantly more difficult for women than men. A recent study reports that female entrepreneurs receive only about 2 percent of all funding, despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country (Harvard Business Review).

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Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(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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Tuesday 11/14/2017
4 stories of women helping redefine their roles in agriculture
Updated: November 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - When you picture a farmer, do you envision a man in overalls standing beside a barn? Or, perhaps you envision a huge combine rolling through a field. Multiple studies show Americans don’t really understand much about where their food comes from or the people who grow it.

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Monday 11/06/2017
5 ways businesses can collaborate with the education sector to close the skills gap
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - With U.S. graduation rates being at an all-time high, one might expect employers to have a wealth of qualified candidates to hire. Instead, many employers are finding that these recent graduates are unprepared to succeed in the workforce.

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Sunday 11/05/2017
5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Embrace Risk Taking
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Every child learns best when they have the courage to explore, to ask, “what if…?” and to take small risks. By creating and testing their ideas without fear, by constantly remaking and remodeling, they are paving the way for a breakthrough moment. It is important for parents and teachers to embrace this discovery and uncertainty both in the classroom and at home to develop a child’s confidence and ability to persevere.

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Friday 11/03/2017
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every year on November 11th, we formally thank men and women who have honorably served in the United States military. In fact, Veterans Day was born on May 13, 1938 as a way of honoring the veterans of WWI. Fast forward to 2017, and thousands of our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters have served in WWII, the Vietnam War and War in Afghanistan, to name a few.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Encourage a Love of Reading During National Family Literacy Month
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For many parents, it's a struggle to get kids to read outside of the classroom, but November is the perfect time to change that, because it's National Family Literacy Month.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
Changing careers and learning the law: Stories of pursuing passions and personal transformation
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - A professional could have many reasons to choose to make the switch into law later in their career — a personal passion, a current skill set that can transfer to a legal position, or simply a new way to earn a living and provide for family. Whatever the reason, making a major life change can seem daunting, but for those who complete their journey, the end goal can be truly rewarding.

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Saturday 10/28/2017
Help Kids Get the Most out of Music Education
Updated: October 28, 2017 - 3:33 am

(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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Friday 10/27/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
New Music Video Warns of Stroke Signs
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, is releasing a new parody music video to teach people how to recognize the most common stroke warning signs.

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Veterans Day: More than just a day
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Each of us, as citizens of the United States of America, wake up each day and go about our lives and schedules. Not one person here is the same, and none of us live the same life as the person next to us. What each and every one of us do share are our fundamental rights and freedoms. Not only that, we share the reason why we are granted those rights and freedoms day in and day out: our veterans. To simply say thank you to the brave men and women who have served, and are currently serving, this great country will never be enough. And, although we honor and remember all of our veterans every November on Veterans Day, that does not do justice to their service.

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Monday 10/23/2017
Futures for All - Online Resource Makes Financial Markets 101 Fun
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Futures Fundamentals helps educators and students tackle complex economic topics

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PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Monday 10/16/2017
Alternative Ways to Make College More Affordable
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

(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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Saturday 10/14/2017
Financial Aid Season for College Students is Here: What to Know
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(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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Friday 10/13/2017
7 job titles that didn't exist before millennials
Posted: October 13, 2017

(BPT) - Advertising and marketing agency job titles used to be a lot more concise and straightforward. A marketing assistant was someone who had a supporting role on marketing projects. Didn’t matter what type of project it was. If the marketing director needed help, the assistant got pulled in.

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As the high school and college football seasons heat up, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is encouraging parents, coaches and athletes to refresh their knowledge on helmet safety and safe play.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Trading Spaces star and working mom Genevieve Gorder is helping schools across America earn cash [Video]
Posted: September 27, 2017

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Friday 09/15/2017
American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Foundation celebrates 10 years with renewed commitment to veterans
Updated: September 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - For many U.S. veterans, the drumbeat of daily life is hard to overcome. After tours in combat-heavy environments, some veterans struggle to find their way after they return home. Many do not know where to turn to or who will be a true advocate for care. Deb Becker is making sure that veterans under her care are being heard loud and clear.

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Thursday 09/14/2017
Study Suggests Today's US Students Are Less Efficient Readers
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Do today's students perform better than their peers in 1960? Given the advances in education and technology, it would be natural to assume that the answer is a resounding "yes." But, when it comes to reading efficiency, new research suggests that that's not the case.

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Tuesday 09/12/2017
What are ‘STEAM’ Subjects and Why Do They Matter?
Updated: September 12, 2017 - 3:40 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve heard your child’s educators talking about “STEAM” subjects, they are referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. And these subjects are growing in importance, as more industries require a strong mastery of the concepts and skills involved.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
5 reasons your child should join a robotics team
Posted: September 06, 2017

(BPT) - As students prepare to head back to school this fall, the pressure is on for parents and teachers to find activities that keep kids entertained and productive. One trend that’s picking up steam is robotics.

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Five Secrets You Should Know Before Becoming A Teacher
Updated: September 06, 2017 - 3:44 pm

(NewsUSA) - A career in teaching is one of the most demanding and challenging jobs that exist today. For those considering this path, the decision may be fraught with questions, and some not easily answered.

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Friday 09/01/2017
How to Get Your Family Interested in Art and Music
Updated: September 01, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) When school budgets suffer, often so do arts and music programs. Families can make up for scaled back opportunities in the classroom by bringing both music and art into the home.

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Tuesday 08/29/2017
The savvy mom's guide for saving on back-to-school shopping
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season is in full swing and parents everywhere are scrambling to get everything their kids need for a successful year. This not only can get expensive, but running around town without a plan can be stressful and time consuming.

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Monday 08/28/2017
5 ways to show your child's teacher you have their back
Updated: August 29, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Consider the life of a teacher. It’s not just a job and it’s not just a profession. It’s a lifestyle that requires a high level of dedication. When the final bell rings and the last yellow bus pulls away, chances are, your child's teacher doesn’t just leave school behind at the end of the day.

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Friday 08/25/2017
4 unique ways to support your children this school year
Posted: August 25, 2017

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Thursday 08/24/2017
5 tips for an awesome first day of school
Posted: August 24, 2017

(BPT) - Your kid is an individual. Start their school year with something that will spark their unique passions, and you’ll be surprised how far that can take them. This collection of first-day tips from AllPosters.com will help you find the perfect way to stoke your kid’s imagination this semester. It's all here, from the coolest lunchbox in all of time and space to Taylor Swift-inspired school supplies.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
5 ways to re-engage high school dropouts
Updated: August 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For Christine Wilkins, now 16, freshman year of high school was an ordeal. The same students who bullied her in middle school were at her new high school. Just approaching the school entry filled her with angst. One day, instead of going in, she turned around and went home.

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Thursday 08/17/2017
5 ways to save money on back-to-school shopping
Updated: August 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The new school year is quickly approaching, and shoppers are expected to spend $83.6 billion dollars on clothing, supplies and other school items according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The study also found that the average family surveyed plans to spend $687 on back-to-school shopping or $969 to head back to college, per child, which means looking for discounts and deals will be key to staying on budget.

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Fun Ways to Get Kids to Enjoy Math
Updated: August 17, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day.

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Monday 08/14/2017
Lady Gaga Stars in New PSA to Support Education and Inspire Positive Classrooms
Posted: August 14, 2017

(NewsUSA) - Students today face not only academic challenges, but also the emotional challenges of stress brought on by negative classroom environments, according to data from a recent survey by the Sesame Workshop. In the survey, 86 percent of teachers and 70 percent of parents reported worrying that "the world is an unkind place for children."

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Great Books to Get Kids Excited for School
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) As kids head back to school, you can help put them in a learning mindset by beefing up your home library.

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Friday 08/11/2017
Help support education and inspire positive classroom experiences nationwide during the back-to-school season [Video]
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Monday 08/07/2017
Families are Getting Savvier Paying for College
Updated: August 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) College costs may be on the rise, but families are as determined as ever to make higher education a reality for their children. What’s more, families are becoming savvier about how they meet the expense, suggests a new study.

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Thursday 08/03/2017
5 secrets of success: Traits to help you live without fear and reach your full potential
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Do you ever wonder what’s holding you back? A lot of people have all the skills and opportunities they need to reach their personal and professional goals, yet they fail to truly succeed.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
Preparing for classroom success starts with being tech-ready
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The back-to-school season is equal parts excitement and stress. Busy parents often find themselves overwhelmed running around town trying to get all the supplies needed so their children have a successful school year — all without breaking the bank.

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change -- not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential for further growth and achievement in school.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Two Decades Strong—Family Place Libraries Celebrate A Milestone
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Libraries are no longer just spaces filled with books and movies to borrow. They are places of wonder and imagination and, if they happen to be affiliated with Family Place Libraries (FPL), they are fun, interactive early learning and family support destinations for families with very young children. And they are celebrating their 20th anniversary.

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Purple Heart Day: The Purple Heart Battalion
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - August 7 marks the third anniversary of Purple Heart Day and commemorates the creation of the Purple Heart medal in 1782. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to members of the United States military who are wounded or killed in combat. The predecessor to the Purple Heart medal was the Badge of Military Merit, created in 1782 and retired shortly thereafter.

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Thursday 07/20/2017
Tips to Improve Your Child’s Math Scores
Updated: July 20, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) At a time when math is becoming an increasingly important subject for students to master, students are exploring ways to better understand the subject of math and improve their test scores.

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Tuesday 07/18/2017
New Ways Classrooms are Changing
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Today’s classroom are in flux. And these changes, rooted in technological innovation, are making it easier for students to become more engaged and collaborative.

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Monday 07/17/2017
Back-to-School Tips to Help Reduce Stress
Updated: July 17, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following tips and tricks.

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Thursday 07/13/2017
How to Make Practicing Music Fun for Kids
Updated: July 13, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) While many children enthusiastically elect to study music, not all of them stick with the program. This is because many kids are surprised by the challenges associated with learning to play an instrument.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
CME Group, 4-H Steer Youth Toward Agricultural Industry for Fifth Straight Year
Updated: July 12, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group has once again partnered with National 4-H Council to sponsor the interactive and educational Commodity Carnival, which will visit 120 state and county fairs in the Midwest during the summer and fall of 2017. The Commodity Carnival and companion app, Risk Ranch, give players a fun and engaging way to learn about agriculture by bringing a steer to market.

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Monday 07/10/2017
6 creative ways to cut college costs
Posted: July 10, 2017

(BPT) - High school graduation is behind you, the graduation party is over and summer is here. It's the last hurrah before your child goes off to the real world. With college on the horizon, there are some important financial decisions to make.

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Thursday 07/06/2017
Tips for Students Moving to College
Updated: July 06, 2017 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what? As you head to campus, here are important tips to consider before and after you sign on the dotted line:

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