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(StatePoint) College entrance exams remain important, even in these unusual times. Fortunately, there are many ways you can help ensure you’re ready for test day. Here are a few tips to consider:

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Thursday 11/12/2020
Teacher of the Year Shares Distance-Learning Tips
Updated: November 17, 2020 - 2:36 am

(StatePoint) School closures and hybrid learning models have forced educators, parents and students to adapt to new forms of learning; the impact of this is not to be underestimated. Teachers and parents around the country have expressed concerns about the accessibility and quality of education under these conditions.

Thursday 10/29/2020
How to Make Remote-Learning More Rewarding and Fun
Updated: November 01, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) In the remote-learning environment of the 2020-21 academic year, certain types of classes have been deprioritized and the school day has lost some of the structure and sociability that in-person learning affords.

Wednesday 10/28/2020
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Posted: October 28, 2020

Thursday 10/22/2020
High School Success Stories: Helping All Students Thrive
Updated: November 17, 2020 - 2:36 am

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Thursday 10/15/2020
New Study Spotlights Extraordinary Public High Schools
Updated: November 04, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Wednesday 10/07/2020
Supporting Teachers on the Frontlines of COVID-19
Updated: October 09, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Educators are among the many on the frontlines of COVID-19. During a time of immense disruption, they are quickly adapting their teaching methods, testing new skills, and discovering solutions to advance learning in profound new ways.

Wednesday 09/30/2020
World Financial Planning Day Program Offers Practical Advice
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned veteran, having a financial plan is important, especially in uncertain times.

Thursday 09/24/2020
Genetics, Diagnosis, Treatment: NIH Takes on Sickle Cell Disease Globally
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Each year, some 150,000 children in Nigeria are born with sickle cell disease, the most common - and often life-threatening - inherited blood disorder in the world.

COVID-19 Weighs on Those Saving for College
Updated: October 20, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Back to school has taken on a whole new meaning for families this fall.

Tuesday 09/22/2020
Distance-Learning: What You Need to Succeed at Home
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Is your family distance-learning? Having the resources you need at home can be the key to success. Here are a few tools to consider as you navigate an unusual school year:

Friday 09/18/2020
Top Gifts to Show Appreciation for Teachers
Updated: September 23, 2020 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to showing teachers appreciation for all that they do, a personal gift is always appreciated. However, sometimes what they really want is the proper tools to help them in the classroom.

Thursday 09/17/2020
How Small Business Owners are Shifting the Way They Do Business [Video]
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

Friday 09/11/2020
Solving the Challenge of Math Class This School Year
Updated: September 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Math can be one of the toughest subjects to conquer, even in a typical school year. In today’s unusual learning environment, new challenges are presenting themselves to teachers and students alike. Here is how you can help your child make the grade in math, no matter where their learning is taking place:

Wednesday 09/09/2020
COVID-19 Fallout: Americans Changing Their Higher Ed Plans
Updated: October 10, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - The move to online classes at colleges and universities to deal with COVID-19 isn't making the grade with many Americans.

Saturday 08/29/2020
Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year
Updated: September 02, 2020 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged.

Wednesday 08/26/2020
5 Back-to-School Projects to Spruce Up Classrooms and Workspaces
Updated: September 02, 2020 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Back-to-school season is upon us once again, but this year’s circumstances are far from normal. Many parents and educators alike are still unsure what the coming months will look like, and their district plans and policies could change overnight, even after classes are underway.

Tuesday 08/25/2020
New Remote Learning Resources Support School Year Uncertainty
Updated: October 06, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - The Covid-19 pandemic has driven education for children of all ages from school to home, and often a hybrid of both. As remote learning stretches into the new school year in many areas, parents are worried, with parents of young children especially concerned about writing.

Monday 08/24/2020
Covid Pandemic Highlights Value of Transportation Techs
Updated: September 25, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered many preconceived notions about careers and technology. In particular, demand for transportation technicians is surging as the government has declared transportation technicians (mechanics) to be essential workers.

Friday 08/21/2020
5 tips to land your next job
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - If you’re hunting for a new job, the way you showcase your skills and accomplishments can make all the difference in attracting hiring managers and recruiters.

Wednesday 08/19/2020
5 Smart Ways to Prep for Back-to-School Without the Stress
Posted: August 19, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether the new school year means your kids will be heading back to the classroom, learning remotely, or a mix of both, back-to-school will most likely be stressful. Thinking ahead can help prepare everyone for a new way of learning, and simplify the transition from the slow ease of summertime to the bustle of the school year. Follow these tips so that everyone is ready when the first bell rings.

Friday 08/14/2020
New Tools Offer a More Complete Education About Native Americans
Posted: August 14, 2020

(StatePoint) To start the new school year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is offering new K–12 distance learning resources and live programs for teachers and students who are interested in a more inclusive, accurate and complete education about Native Americans.

Thursday 08/13/2020
Prepping for a Successful School Year
Posted: August 13, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether heading back to the classroom or back to a digital device this fall, it is important to be prepared. Get your children set up for academic success with the following resources and gear:

Monday 08/10/2020
Creating connections in a high-tech world: 3 tips to improve customer service
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - In customer service, as in many other areas of life, as technology becomes more sophisticated, relationships get more complex. While technology makes it easier for customers to interact with businesses, an action as simple as finding an auto repair shop can quickly overwhelm consumers with multiple channels, opinions, advertisers and behind-the-scenes engagement systems.

Thursday 08/06/2020
Want to Impact Cancer Care Beyond Medicine? 5 Reasons to Apply for the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Astellas Oncology

Foundation Funds School Supplies for Military Families
Updated: September 16, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Going back to school, whether online, in-person, or a combination, is a yearly expense that can be especially challenging for military families.

Tuesday 08/04/2020
100 years of suffrage: How the ALA continues to empower female voters
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - It came down to one vote. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified with the vote of a young Tennessee senator — breaking a tie to tip the scales. American women had won the long, hard-fought right to vote. After a 70-year movement and a four-year war, their voices were being heard across the country. On the 100th anniversary of this major accomplishment, we take note of how our country’s past resembles its present as we mobilize toward a better future.

Wednesday 07/29/2020
How do you prepare for the future when life is so uncertain now?
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to present health and economic challenges, it is difficult to focus on anything other than the present. It’s important, though, not to lose sight of the years ahead and to take steps that can put you in a better position when we emerge on the other side.

Tuesday 07/28/2020
Back-to-School Season Essentials for College Students
Posted: July 28, 2020

(StatePoint) The back-to-school season may look and feel different this year, but there are some essentials which can aid college students no matter how and where their learning takes place in the fall.

Monday 07/27/2020
Digital Resources to Play a Big Role in Education this Fall
Updated: September 04, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - The upcoming school year will be like nothing teachers, students, and families have ever experienced, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic steers school systems to embrace online learning and incorporate it in new ways.

Saturday 07/25/2020
Great Ways to Beat Summer Brain Drain
Posted: July 25, 2020

(StatePoint) Summer brain drain is real, and this year’s pandemic has only exacerbated the problem. To keep your kids from getting bored while helping them expand their world, incorporate these cool ideas into those long summer days:

Thursday 07/23/2020
Fun Games to Play to Make Your Kid a Financial Genius
Posted: July 23, 2020

(StatePoint) Financial literacy is an important component of STEAM learning and a building block of a comfortable future. Unfortunately, many schools have limited programs. But there’s good news -- not only can parents impart money-smarts at home -- they can make it so fun kids won’t even realize they’re learning!

Tuesday 07/07/2020
Prom Designer Finalists Face off for $20,000 in Scholarships
Posted: July 07, 2020

(StatePoint) As the price tag on a college education continues to rise, students are seeking out a variety of financial aid options to relieve the burden.

Monday 06/22/2020
Tips to Pay for Your Upcoming College Costs
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Heading off to college is exciting, and a time full of endless possibilities. However, circumstances have changed for many American families over the past several months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and you may be wondering how you will pay your upcoming college tuition bill and other school-related costs.

Thursday 06/18/2020
Students Emerge as Leaders During COVID-19 Through Service Learning
Posted: June 18, 2020

(StatePoint) As learning has gone virtual to curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators and parents have been left with a pressing concern: how will this experience impact social and emotional development?

Monday 04/20/2020
Keeping Math Skills Up-to-Date While School is Closed
Posted: April 20, 2020

(StatePoint) The transition from in-person to online learning isn’t easy, particularly when it comes to mathematics, a subject where many students benefit from classroom learning and individualized attention from their teacher.

Thursday 04/16/2020
4 Ways Science Exploration Can Shape Students’ Futures
Posted: April 16, 2020

(StatePoint) The impact of scientific exploration has vastly shaped the world we live in, and in this challenging time, it has never been more relevant than it is today.

Tuesday 04/07/2020
New Ways to Keep Kids Engaged While Distance-Learning
Posted: April 07, 2020

(StatePoint) As learning goes remote, many teachers and families are doing their best to adjust. Luckily, new resources and tools are emerging to help ease this process.

Thursday 03/26/2020
How and Why to Keep Kids on a Schedule During School Closures
Posted: March 26, 2020

(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:

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.

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:

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.

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