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Let's Set An Amazing Education Record This School Choice Week

(NewsUSA) - Did you ever thumb through the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid, awed by the amazing feats? This year, families can help set records in ways that may not make headlines, but will make a difference.

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Tuesday 01/05/2021
School Choice: Because Not Everyone Belongs in a STEM School
Updated: January 13, 2021 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Have you heard parents talking about "school choice" this year? The odds are good you've heard it in different ways, by different people, and as president of National School Choice Week, I want to clear it up as we celebrate this year.

Best ways to personalize your workspace and stay organized
Posted: January 05, 2021

(BPT) - Whether you're working remotely, heading into the office, or a hybrid of the two, your workspace is probably looking a little different these days. Now more than ever, it's important to make your space feel like your own and stay organized with personal touches.

Tuesday 12/15/2020
New Data: AP CSP Course is Diversifying Computer Science Pipeline
Posted: December 15, 2020

(NewsUSA) - For too long there has been a shortage of women and a lack of diversity in both computer science classrooms and in the workforce. AP Computer Science Principles, or AP CSP, was introduced by the College Board four years ago to change the invitation to computer science and address the shortage of young women and students of color entering the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Thursday 12/10/2020
How to Spark Your Child’s Interest in the Field of Education
Updated: December 15, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) If your child is an effective communicator and a natural born leader, they may have what it takes to be an amazing teacher. However, a love of learning is fundamental to a career in education. Here are a few ways to cultivate a passion for learning and put this rewarding career path on your child’s radar:

Friday 12/04/2020
Don't Get Scammed: What to Know Before Hiring a Timeshare Exit Company
Updated: January 09, 2021 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Every year timeshare owners lose millions of dollars by hiring the wrong exit company. A lack of effective regulation has led to the proliferation of timeshare exit companies -- many of which are not able to fulfill the promises made to their customers -- prompting the Better Business Bureau to issue alerts and revoke the accreditation status on over 40 timeshare exit companies.

Thursday 12/03/2020
Are Calculators Good or Bad for Helping Kids Learn Math?
Posted: December 03, 2020

(StatePoint) If you remember your teachers and parents telling you not to rely too heavily on calculators, you may be inclined to pass on the same mindset to your own children.

Wednesday 12/02/2020
Think Outside the (Gift) Box, Contribute to a 529 Plan
Updated: January 02, 2021 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season looks different in many ways this year, and chances are finding the perfect gift for your loved one is even more challenging. Shoppers are looking to minimize the amount of time they spend in crowded stores during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and online shopping has its perils, too, with concerns about timely delivery or wondering whether what you see online is what you get.

Live Online Academy Prepares Preschoolers for Next Steps
Updated: December 31, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is reshaping and challenging the field of education, particularly early childhood education, where the benefits of in-person school are well understood but simply not an option for many children for at least the remainder of the current school year.

Tuesday 11/24/2020
Top Tips for College Entrance Exam Success
Updated: November 25, 2020 - 2:32 am

(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:

Thursday 11/12/2020
Teacher of the Year Shares Distance-Learning Tips
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 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: October 31, 2020 - 2:30 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
Massive Hiring Event That Could Turn a Seasonal Job Into a Career [Video]
Posted: October 28, 2020

Thursday 10/22/2020
High School Success Stories: Helping All Students Thrive
Updated: November 17, 2020 - 2:31 am

By Carrie Goux For NewsUSA

Friday 10/16/2020
How a master’s degree can boost your career
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Returning to school for a master’s degree may seem like a daunting undertaking, no matter what your current situation is. However, it’s important to understand the many benefits of pursuing a master’s degree, and how those benefits can be applied to enhance your current job — or leveraged in a new career.

Thursday 10/15/2020
New Study Spotlights Extraordinary Public High Schools
Updated: November 04, 2020 - 2:33 am

By Carol Lloyd For NewsUSA

Wednesday 10/14/2020
4 ways you can help support veterans
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home from combat. Yet only about 40% of those individuals ever seek help.

Thursday 10/08/2020
Breaking: Free movie and TV streaming service now has live news channels
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

Wednesday 10/07/2020
Supporting Teachers on the Frontlines of COVID-19
Updated: October 08, 2020 - 2:30 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.

Thursday 10/01/2020
Cybersecurity stewardship during trying times
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Data breaches, identity theft, phishing attempts and malware literally “pop up” every day. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which each year reminds us why it is critical that we remain vigilant when it comes to you and your family’s digital activity, habits and overall cybersecurity.

Wednesday 09/30/2020
Tips for landing a job in the COVID-19 era
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The job hunt after college is exhilarating and emotional while at the same time stressful and exhausting. Adding a global pandemic into the mix threatens to upend the process for the nearly 4 million 2020 graduates.

World Financial Planning Day Program Offers Practical Advice
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

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

Tuesday 09/29/2020
3 critical ways businesses can prepare for the unknowns of a post-COVID-19 world
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Running a business is no small feat. Add to that the evolving uncertainties with COVID-19, protests, rioting, a recession and more, and any business is on high alert. Preparing for unknowns is difficult despite the organization's size, but it can be even more difficult for small and medium businesses.

Tips for your next career move after military service
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Making the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging on multiple fronts — and the toughest issue can be figuring out your next career move. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available for veterans and military families coping with the job hunt, moving, handling their finances and more.

Thursday 09/24/2020
Genetics, Diagnosis, Treatment: NIH Takes on Sickle Cell Disease Globally
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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 - 2:31 am

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

Life insurance 101: Your guide to getting the right coverage
Updated: January 17, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Life constantly changes and no one can predict the future, which is why life insurance offers peace of mind that your loved ones are protected financially should anything happen to you. There are many life insurance options available, which is beneficial because that means you can find the best one for your needs and budget.

Tuesday 09/22/2020
Distance-Learning: What You Need to Succeed at Home
Updated: September 23, 2020 - 2:32 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 22, 2020 - 2:31 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.

Friday 09/11/2020
Solving the Challenge of Math Class This School Year
Updated: September 18, 2020 - 2:32 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 - 2:31 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 01, 2020 - 2:33 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 01, 2020 - 2:33 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 - 2:32 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 - 2:34 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.

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:

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.

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 - 2:52 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.

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