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BREAKING NEWS
03/12/2019

BREAKING NEWS

Dozens of people -- including college coaches and Hollywood actresses -- indicted.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
03/12/2019

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Congressional appropriators have rejected previous White House calls to cut student aid. New budget plan also backs congressional deal on "risk sharing" for colleges.

"..all-girls schools are better preparing students for success in university and beyond."
02/22/2019

"..all-girls schools are better preparing students for success in university and beyond."

New research reveals graduates of all-girls schools have a definitive edge over their coeducated peers. The Higher Education Research Institute...

12/01/2018

To apply, students must submit a two-minute video describing their passion.

"When you move to Maine, the money you spend toward paying your student loan debt each year is subtracted from your stat...
10/26/2018

"When you move to Maine, the money you spend toward paying your student loan debt each year is subtracted from your state income taxes.
For instance, if you pay $1,800 toward your loan and owe the state $2,000 in taxes, you'll only end up paying Maine $200."

Maine leads the charts with the oldest population in the nation. So, state lawmakers decided they needed a way to start bringing in young minds to the workforce.

You're Worth It
09/26/2018

You're Worth It

Michelle Obama and your favorite celebrities believe nothing should stand in the way of going to college. You can overcome any challenge or obstacle in your path. Your future is bright. You are worth it. Your future is worth it. Join Michelle Obama alon...

"In a short video, we see many of the stars, including Obama, talking about times of self doubt, the obstacles they face...
09/20/2018

"In a short video, we see many of the stars, including Obama, talking about times of self doubt, the obstacles they faced, and how they overcame them to achieve success, both in the classroom and in life. In the end, they tell the viewer, “You are worth it,” as a push to be the best they can."

Michelle Obama and your favorite celebrities believe nothing should stand in the way of going to college. You can overcome any challenge or obstacle in your path. Your future is bright. You are worth it. Your future is worth it. Join Michelle Obama alon...

"The secret is to be creative. This means actively networking with various departments on campus and, when necessary, fi...
09/12/2018

"The secret is to be creative. This means actively networking with various departments on campus and, when necessary, finding alternative funding sources."

On-campus jobs are a great way for college students to make some extra money, meet new people and even earn better grades.

Mechatronics Engineering - a term we were unfamiliar with: "Standing at the juncture between mechanical and electrical e...
09/12/2018

Mechatronics Engineering - a term we were unfamiliar with: "Standing at the juncture between mechanical and electrical engineering, mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field that teaches students how to build and control mechanical devices like motors and robots and how to take sensor data and turn it into commands."

These disciplines can help you find the sweet spot between your passions and job security.

"And while most faculty members were willing to engage with the new system, not everyone was on board, said Kilpatrick. ...
09/11/2018

"And while most faculty members were willing to engage with the new system, not everyone was on board, said Kilpatrick. Telling faculty members when and how to report on student progress “made some people feel like they were teaching high school,” he said."

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

Students from Luck are lucky! 😄
09/07/2018

Students from Luck are lucky! 😄

Dennis Frandsen, a banker with branches in Minnesota and Wisconsin, offered to pay for two years of technical college for an entire high school class in Luck, Wisconsin. He made the same offer to the graduating class in Rush City High School in Minnesota last year.

Check out  #8 - it's a good one!
09/05/2018

Check out #8 - it's a good one!

Saving money while in college may be easier than you think, as long as you're creative and diligent about stashing cash away.

"In the market for a new job or a career change? If money is your top concern, career site Glassdoor today released its ...
08/26/2018

"In the market for a new job or a career change? If money is your top concern, career site Glassdoor today released its annual study of the 25 highest paying jobs in the United States."

Glassdoor rolled out its annual study for 2018.

The device will answer more than 100 questions about the university....
08/18/2018

The device will answer more than 100 questions about the university....

Saint Louis University is putting an Echo Dot in every dorm room and campus apartment.

A positive step to ease the burden for medical students at NYU.  Other schools have also taken significant steps.
08/17/2018

A positive step to ease the burden for medical students at NYU. Other schools have also taken significant steps.

Thanks to fund-raising prowess, NYU takes an ax to medical school tuition where others have used a scalpel. But medical school costs are clearly under the microscope.

Map your college visits to these foodie delights 😄
08/17/2018

Map your college visits to these foodie delights 😄

Here's where to find the best college town food in all 50 states, whether you're off to school, visiting as an alum or just looking for a delicious road trip.

For the student-athletes who are rising juniors.....
07/23/2018

For the student-athletes who are rising juniors.....

Here are the things you need to do and the things you have to do as a junior if you really want to play in college.

Top companies hire remote workers...check out the link to see which ones.
06/20/2018

Top companies hire remote workers...check out the link to see which ones.

Remote workers wanted! Vermont is searching for new residents and it's willing to pay you to move there and work remotely.

Students would pay $1 per day.
05/31/2018

Students would pay $1 per day.

The big-box retailer has announced it’ll subsidize college degrees in business or supply-chain management for its 1.5 million employees as part of CEO Doug...

See who makes the list!
05/23/2018

See who makes the list!

None of them went to Harvard.

We have to deal with highs and lows, not tie our self-worth to external events and circumstances, and in the midst of th...
05/03/2018

We have to deal with highs and lows, not tie our self-worth to external events and circumstances, and in the midst of that somehow show up in the world as a fully functional, not completely screwed up human being.

Over the course of the last ten years, I’ve read 100’s of books and interviewed more than 700 people.

There are ALL sorts of opportunities out there!
05/03/2018

There are ALL sorts of opportunities out there!

Days Inn is calling it a "sun-ternship."

"When I think about it, what did I get from my parents that I really valued - it was a love of education and learning, a...
04/30/2018

"When I think about it, what did I get from my parents that I really valued - it was a love of education and learning, and a work ethic. If you can give those two things to a kid, you've given them something priceless."

The Sam Adams founder and father of four offers advice for parents.

Philly Tech Week starts....tomorrow!!
04/26/2018

Philly Tech Week starts....tomorrow!!

What finals? It's Philly Tech Week!

"There’s evidence that it can. In 2006, George Mason University, an unheralded 11-seed, became a tournament darling with...
03/20/2018

"There’s evidence that it can. In 2006, George Mason University, an unheralded 11-seed, became a tournament darling with a shocking Final Four run. In March 2008, The Chronicle’s Brad Wolverton reported that the university had seen a 22-percent rise in freshman applications — with a 40-percent jump among out-of-staters — and a 350-percent rise in admissions inquiries."

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County made basketball history — and earned a chance to talk itself up to the nation. At least in the short term, it could see broader benefits.

"Start by identifying a few must-haves..like meeting family's financial need, within a work day drive, and at least a 66...
03/17/2018

"Start by identifying a few must-haves..like meeting family's financial need, within a work day drive, and at least a 66 percent four-year graduation rate."

Finding the right college can seem daunting, but starting early, doing your homework and following a plan can produce rewarding results.

"Twitter feeds exploded Wednesday with footage from walkouts on both high school and college campuses. Snapchat’s map fe...
03/16/2018

"Twitter feeds exploded Wednesday with footage from walkouts on both high school and college campuses. Snapchat’s map feature, which is usually stocked with footage of concerts and other major events around the country, was dominated by videos of high school walkouts everywhere from Washington State to the coast of North Carolina."

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College students around the country protested one month after the deadly Florida school shooting.

03/07/2018

High school seniors...hang in there! This year is going fast and you'll want to stay focused and finish the year strong! You can do it!!

What's currently happening on your kid's college campus...
02/17/2018

What's currently happening on your kid's college campus...

Since the arrival of alt-right groups on college campuses, anti-fascist student activists have been turning ad hoc responses into lasting organizations ready for a response.

And this from the end of the article:"There is something else missing in the United States that affects the mental healt...
02/16/2018

And this from the end of the article:
"There is something else missing in the United States that affects the mental health of students, as explained in this Washington Post story about mass shootings at U.S. schools compared with other countries:

There’s also another crucial difference with the United States: extensive, mandatory health insurance, which allows schools to have direct and immediate access to psychologists and intervention teams."

A look at how schools are staffed with health professionals. It's ugly.

Related to the recent Trump Administration Budget Proposal - "The National Association of School Psychologists, for exam...
02/16/2018

Related to the recent Trump Administration Budget Proposal -

"The National Association of School Psychologists, for example, expressed “deep concern” with specific proposed items, including gutting significant programs in the federal K-12 law."

Read the whole article for details.

A look at how schools are staffed with health professionals. It's ugly.

Top Public High Schools in PA by SAT scores
02/12/2018

Top Public High Schools in PA by SAT scores

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the new data for SAT scores at all public high schools in the state.

"The report doesn't contest that those who majored in engineering or natural sciences earn more, on average, than do hum...
02/07/2018

"The report doesn't contest that those who majored in engineering or natural sciences earn more, on average, than do humanities graduates do. But it shows humanities grads to be gainfully employed and holding positions of authority, and finds that only a slightly smaller share of them than of their better-paid counterparts think they have enough money."

New data suggest that STEM majors are not the only route to success.

Company culture is important to personal development and self actualization.  When ideas can come from anywhere - it's g...
01/31/2018

Company culture is important to personal development and self actualization. When ideas can come from anywhere - it's good for you and for business.

Find a job where you can be a leader, not a follower.

Taking a leave from Stanford to "scale and innovate workplace learning at Amazon."
01/29/2018

Taking a leave from Stanford to "scale and innovate workplace learning at Amazon."

Candace Thille, a pioneer in the science of learning, takes a leave from Stanford to help the ambitious retailer better train its workers, with implications that could extend far beyond the company.

Go get 'em!
01/29/2018

Go get 'em!

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney quotes from BrainyQuote.com

01/23/2018

Education is the gateway to better tomorrow! (and it doesn't have to be a four-year college) it can be technical training, apprenticeships, community college, gap year programs, service endeavors! It's about learning experiences. Way to go Chris Long! And way to go Philadelphia Eagles!

Filmmakers educated in Philadelphia....
01/23/2018

Filmmakers educated in Philadelphia....

The Sundance Film Festival starts Thursday and Philadelphia is expected to make a pretty good showing at the big event in Park City, Utah.

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