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How and Why to Keep Kids on a Schedule During School Closures

(StatePoint) School closures have forced families nationwide to readjust to the current reality. However, a sense of structure is important for children’s developmental growth. To create a routine for your kids that sticks, consider the following tips:

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Wednesday 03/18/2020
Teachers and Students Find Purpose Through Leadership Programs
Posted: March 18, 2020

(StatePoint) Many teachers are drawn to education for the opportunity to make a difference in their students’ lives. However, when faced with guiding students through trying times in order to meet their big goals, teachers need resources that strengthen social and emotional skills.

Friday 03/06/2020
5 secrets for landing your next job
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - We’ve all been there: You embark on the job hunt and you’re full of excitement for what’s ahead — but you sometimes feel like one name in a sea of candidates, trying to figure out the hacks to break through, get noticed, and land that interview (and job offer!).

Monday 03/02/2020
How Math Can Become Your Child’s Favorite School Subject
Posted: March 02, 2020

(StatePoint) Ask kids what their favorite school subject is and fewer and fewer will say “math” as they age. While 37 percent of 4th graders report that math is one of their favorite subjects, only 15 of 12th graders say the same, according to National Center for Education Statistics.

Sunday 03/01/2020
This Pi Day, Make Math Fun for Kids
Posted: March 01, 2020

(StatePoint) Pi Day, is not only an annual opportunity to celebrate math, it’s also a day to honor the renowned scientist and mathematician, Albert Einstein, born on March 14.

Monday 02/10/2020
Tips for Students and Teachers to Get Through the Midyear Slump
Posted: February 10, 2020

(StatePoint) There comes a certain point during every school year when students and educators alike are at risk of suffering from a midyear slump. One solution to staying motivated? Adding some color and vibrancy to everyday tools used in the classroom. Here are five ideas for doing so:

Monday 01/27/2020
Hands-On Learners Thrive in Transportation Technology
Updated: March 12, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - The arrival of the new year means new decisions for students planning their futures and seeking a career path that not only suits their strengths, but also brings them satisfaction and security.

Friday 01/24/2020
Pop Quiz: Name the Six Types of K-12 Schools
Updated: March 11, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Six is a memorable number - It's the number of players on a volleyball team, geese a-laying in "The 12 Days of Christmas," and characters in Friends. There are also six main types of K-12 learning environments families can choose from. As we gear up for National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 - Feb. 1), can you name all six types of schools?

Tuesday 01/21/2020
Survey Reveals Millennials See World War as a Real Possibility in their Lifetime [Video]
Posted: January 21, 2020

Wednesday 01/15/2020
School Choice Combines Nature And Nuture for Success
Updated: March 06, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - How important is a child's learning environment to his or her success, and how important are his or her natural gifts? School choice offers a nuanced response to the proverbial nature vs. nurture question, recognizing the role of both in a child's success and happiness.

Thursday 01/09/2020
The Same Tools at School and Home Can Help Students Achieve
Posted: January 09, 2020

(StatePoint) Cutting-edge technologies have long been used in classrooms to help students engage with material and better grasp tough concepts. And now, many of these same technologies are becoming available for use at home.

Monday 01/06/2020
Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:49 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: March 04, 2020 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

Friday 12/20/2019
Get Professionally Fit in 2020 With Expert Online Leadership Training
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:49 am

(NewsUSA) - As 2020 approaches, make the new year and new decade the time to turn heads in your profession by boosting your leadership skills.

Get Professionally Fit in 2020 With Expert Online Leadership Training
Updated: March 04, 2020 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - As 2020 approaches, make the new year and new decade the time to turn heads in your profession by boosting your leadership skills.

Thursday 11/14/2019
Are You Ready for College Entrance Exams?
Posted: November 14, 2019

(StatePoint) While a student’s long record of academic achievement is generally the most important measure that colleges take under consideration during the admissions process, getting as prepared for one’s college entrance exams as possible is a great idea.

Friday 11/08/2019
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Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:30 am

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Monday 10/28/2019
Kick Off Your College Financial Aid Game This Fall
Updated: December 03, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - Fall is here, and high school seniors (and their parents) are in the thick of the college application process.

How Visualized Learning is Helping Students Succeed
Posted: October 28, 2019

(StatePoint) While yesterday’s students once had to rely on the static images found in textbooks and overhead transparencies, today’s students are being treated to a wealth of rich moving imagery with seemingly unlimited interactive potential.

Tuesday 10/22/2019
Great Ways to Make Education More Affordable
Posted: October 22, 2019

(StatePoint) As most parents know, even a free public school education comes with certain expenses that over the course of a school year can really add up. While many of these expenditures feel unavoidable, there are certain ways that families can save money on the hidden costs of schooling.

Wednesday 10/16/2019
4 Ideas for Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Posted: October 16, 2019

(StatePoint) October is National Learning and Development Month, a time set aside for broadening one’s personal and professional skills. Here are four cool ideas for marking the occasion:

Tuesday 09/03/2019
How Schools are Changing to Improve STEAM Learning
Posted: September 03, 2019

(StatePoint) As STEAM learning has grown in prominence in classrooms across the country, so has the role of tools and resources facilitating this approach to learning.

Back-to-School Must-Haves
Posted: September 03, 2019

(StatePoint) You don’t have to pick between form and function when gearing up for the new school year. Make the grade with these stylish back-to-school must-haves:

Friday 08/30/2019
Helpful Hacks to Ease School Hassles
Posted: August 30, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether your life revolves around cubby holes and recess or rolling campus hills and term papers, helpful hacks can ensure students, teachers and families are organized in dorm rooms, classrooms and households.

Monday 08/12/2019
Great Reading Ideas to Inspire Young Students
Posted: August 12, 2019

(StatePoint) A new school year means new classes, new teachers and new schedules. At home, you can riff on this theme with new books to be enjoyed outside the classroom, that spark interest in different subjects. To open doors for young minds, consider the following titles:

Friday 08/02/2019
More Families Have a Plan to Pay for College
Posted: August 02, 2019

(StatePoint) College may be getting more expensive, but new research suggests that more families are preparing to meet those costs one way or another.

Thursday 08/01/2019
Preparing for the New School Year
Posted: August 01, 2019

(StatePoint) Teachers, students and families busy prepping for the year ahead all know that having the right supplies in and out of the classroom can help pave the way for a successful back-to-school season. With that in mind, consider these ideas to hit the ground running:

Thursday 07/18/2019
How to Take on the New School Year Like the Ultimate Overachiever
Posted: July 18, 2019

(StatePoint) A new school year is a clean slate. How are you going to make your mark?

Thursday 07/11/2019
Gear up with College Essentials
Posted: July 11, 2019

(StatePoint) Before the semester begins, be sure you have all the essentials you need to live your best campus life.

The Test Every Kid Needs Before Going Back to School
Posted: July 11, 2019

(StatePoint) Before schedules get too hectic, experts say that parents should prioritize a visit to the eye doctor this back-to-school season.

5 Ways to Set Up the Perfect Workstation
Posted: July 11, 2019

(StatePoint) Before the school year kicks into high gear, it’s important to give yourself the tools needed for academic success and maximum organization.

Wednesday 06/26/2019
How to Combat Summer Brain Drain Through Reading
Posted: June 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Brain drain is a common problem among students during the long summer months spent outside the classroom.

Tuesday 06/04/2019
How to Prepare for and Tackle Unexpected College Costs
Posted: June 04, 2019

(StatePoint) Smart financial decisions can help your family make good college investment decisions. Unfortunately, unexpected costs throw many families for a loop. To plan realistically, consider the following:

Tuesday 05/28/2019
High-Speed Internet Access Critical for Students and Job Seekers
Posted: May 28, 2019

(StatePoint) The job market is rapidly changing, thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level.

Thursday 04/04/2019
How Nationwide Program Supports Early Childhood Education
Posted: April 04, 2019

(StatePoint) Today, there is more awareness that the future of the world is in the hands of young children. It’s understood that between birth and 5 years of age, the brain develops rapidly to build the foundation of cognitive and character skills necessary for success in school, health and life. It is now widely accepted that the same dollar will go much further if invested early than it will later on, and more research is showing that quality early childhood education reduces dropout rates, poverty and crime, while improving the skills of the workforce of tomorrow. 

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