• August 19, 2018

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How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?

(StatePoint) Backpack and supplies -- check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has learned foundational skills that they need to succeed in the next grade?

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Recent Headlines

Friday 08/03/2018
Summer Break Means 25 Percent Break for Educators, Administrators
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Teachers deserve every break they can get. Reports show that wages for educators have been declining, and some work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, many teachers pay out of their own pockets for books and supplies. As the new school year approaches, Barnes & Noble wants to make it a bit easier for these dedicated educators and administrators.

Monday 07/30/2018
Help Students Get Organized for a Strong Start to the School Year
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(StatePoint) School-related stress is common among multi-tasking students. But smart organization can make it easier to dash from class to study hall to after-school activities. It all starts with the right supplies. Gear up for a successful, low-stress school year with these handy tips.

Friday 07/20/2018
5 key areas to building a secure and successful work-from-home setup
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - Many companies, large and small, are now offering work-from-home options. In the past decade, an increasing number of firms are offering the choice, whether it’s a full-time opportunity, or a side benefit employees can use one or more times a week. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, 3.9 percent of U.S. employees work from home at least half the time. That’s a whopping 115 percent increase since 2005.

Monday 07/16/2018
6 ideas to get cash for college, even if it's the last minute
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - When your student is about to embark on their college career, it’s an exciting new chapter in their young life that would make any parent proud.

Thursday 07/12/2018
5 Ways to Set Up the Ultimate Workstation for Kids
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(StatePoint) This school year, you can help set up your kids for success. It’s all about having the perfect study zone at home. Here are five cool ideas for creating a workspace for kids that will promote great study habits and inspire learning.

Monday 07/02/2018
Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how.

Wednesday 06/20/2018
Meet 7 women who shaped America
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - When we think about what we know about history and the events that led to the formation of the United States, key dates like 1492 and 1776 come to mind. Many people don’t know that 1619 was another of those pivotal years that continue to shape our lives.

Tuesday 06/12/2018
Surprising facts you should know about women veterans
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - Today, more women are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces than ever before. Because of this, more women are transitioning from active duty to civilian life every year, and these women face unique challenges during that process.

Friday 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

Thursday 05/10/2018
Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(StatePoint) If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken.

Tuesday 05/01/2018
How New Technology is Helping Students and Teachers
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 2:57 am

(StatePoint) New and emerging technologies are supporting today’s students and teachers in unprecedented ways. Here are a few ways this is happening in schools in local communities across the country.

Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math that touches their daily lives.

Monday 03/12/2018
The unexpected entrepreneurs of Wausau, Wisconsin
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - In September 2018, thousands of people from around the world will congregate in an unlikely place: Wausau, Wisconsin.

Monday 03/05/2018
Heading to The Hospital? Get Better, Don't Get A Blood Clot
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Spending time in the hospital can be a challenge, and the last thing you need is another setback on your road to recovery. This is why it is so important to know that being in the hospital - particularly if you are dealing with surgery, a physical trauma, or a serious illness like cancer - places you at increased risk for the development of a deadly blood clot.

Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.

Friday 02/09/2018
Retailers find purpose and share it with customers
Updated: August 19, 2018 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy.

Wednesday 02/07/2018
5 Ways Digital Technology is Helping Students Learn
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.

Friday 01/12/2018
More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation.

Monday 12/18/2017
Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
Updated: December 18, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success.

Wednesday 12/06/2017
5 tips for working adults returning to college
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree.

Monday 12/04/2017
A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:37 am

Is your workplace a nurturing professional environment, or does competition and rank often override camaraderie and support?

Monday 11/20/2017
Students and Teachers: Tips for Beating the Mid-Year Slump
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new.

Wednesday 11/15/2017
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.

Saturday 10/28/2017
Help Kids Get the Most out of Music Education
Updated: October 28, 2017 - 3:32 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.