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Tips to Improve Your Child’s Math Scores

(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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Thursday 06/29/2017
Skip the stress with smart steps for back-to-school success
Updated: June 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Just as you're settling into summer with your family, you get the welcome letter and supply list from your children's teachers for next year. You're quickly reminded that in mere weeks, they'll be headed back to the classroom. There's so much to do, you start to panic.

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Jobs you can do with a law degree that may surprise you
Updated: June 21, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - A law degree isn’t only for lawyers. In fact, earning a law degree, even if you are currently employed in an entirely different field, can prove beneficial for career advancement and may even open the door for new opportunities.

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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: July 12, 2017 - 3:32 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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