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Wednesday 04/29/2020
College Board Offers Online AP Courses and Exams During Coronavirus
Posted: April 29, 2020

(NewsUSA) - In the wake of unprecedented school closures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the College Board is supporting students and schools with free, live review sessions and online exams taken at home.

Offices of the future: What can we expect from office space post coronavirus?
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Though most office employees are working remotely during this unprecedented time, there will be a time when the world re-emerges from COVID-19. What will office space look like then?

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.

Friday 04/17/2020
Five Facts: Contact Lenses, Glasses & COVID-19
Updated: May 21, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's a common question: can I wear my contact lenses during the COVID-19 pandemic? New research led by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) is helping the billions of people who rely on contact lenses or glasses take care of their eyes, dispelling coronavirus myths.

Thursday 04/16/2020
4 Tips to Upskill and Get Hired
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Skills are like kitchen knives, over time they can get dull. By continuing to refresh your skills and experiences, you may find your way into a new job or career path. With our day-to-day routines changing and evolving, it’s more important now than ever to invest in your skills to grow both professionally and personally — whether that’s brushing up on what you already know, adapting to the changing job market, or learning something new. According to a recent survey by LinkedIn, almost one-third of professionals in the U.S. are planning on learning new skills.

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 03/09/2020
5 tips for making the most of your Medicare plan this year
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons? Make it a point to confirm discounts when booking hotel reservations? Secretly (or not so secretly!) love the senior discount at the movie theater?

Friday 03/06/2020
5 secrets for landing your next job
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 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!).

5 ways to boost your business in your neighborhood
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The beauty of running a local business is you’ve got boots on the ground, ready to capture attention and build your brand in and around your community.

Thursday 03/05/2020
How to get your home guest-ready, even if you have pets
Updated: April 26, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re hosting guests with allergies — and you have pets — you have a few more things to consider when getting your home guest-ready. No problem!

How small businesses can boost sales
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S., it's tough to stand out from the crowd. Successful small businesses turn first-time customers into repeat business, building momentum and growing sales.

Wednesday 03/04/2020
Best cost-effective tech products that simplify your life
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - One of the best things about technology today is that there’s a huge variety of items to choose from that can add convenience and fun to your life, for a surprising range of prices.

Monday 03/02/2020
Top 5 reasons former workers seek disability benefits
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they have to stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of work. Yet it happens every day to some of the 160 million workers in the U.S. labor force. People get hurt, learn they have a disease, or succumb to a progressive illness. For those facing debilitating medical or mental issues, it’s critical to seek income protection by applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as soon as possible.

Teen with rare illness gets wish to create comic book
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Teenagers love to read comic books, and many even have the desire to write stories, draw comics and create their own books someday. Nineteen-year-old Bo is one of those teens. He loves everything about comic books and drawing — but juvenile Huntington’s disease (jHD) has made it increasingly difficult for him to express his creativity the way he wants. There was a point he didn’t think he would ever see his comic book ideas become reality.

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.

Friday 02/28/2020
Finding the value of your time and money
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s true that time is money and money is time. But what does this mean for your everyday life? These valuable resources go hand in hand and have the power to grow together or compete for attention. The way you choose to let them interact in your daily decisions, both big and small, can help you find financial and holistic wellness.

Declutter your finances this spring
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The spring season brings warmer days and a fresh perspective, which is why it's the ideal time to declutter and get organized. This includes taking stock of what we have, clearing out the unnecessary items in our possession and cleansing our spaces. We feel refreshed and empowered after a good sweeping. In addition to the closet overhaul and pantry refresh, there’s one major area of our everyday lives we tend to overlook during this time: our finances.

1-2-3 simple plant-based food swaps to eat better
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - How hard can it be to eat better? Go vegetarian or vegan? Give up deliciousness? Eat more greens? Purge the pantry? Whether you’re considering plant-based diet options for health reasons, or to have a lighter footprint on our environment or “just because” you want to eat foods that don’t come from animals, it’s simple to make the swap in a few small steps that will have a big impact. In fact, there are likely basic food staples already in your kitchen fridge that can be swapped out for plant-based foods that taste great, are better for you and the planet, and for which you don’t have to change your lifestyle.

Thursday 02/27/2020
5 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthier
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Every parent knows the struggle of convincing their little ones to eat more nutritious foods. Luckily, by encouraging your kids to get involved in the kitchen, you're helping them build a solid foundation for healthier food choices. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner offers five expert tips to get kids involved in making healthy family meals:

How to find your inspiration
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Inspiration is the stimulation to do something and can drive people to do incredible things. It doesn't matter who you are, what your job is or which hobbies you enjoy — inspiration is at the core of personal and professional growth.

Save smarter: Tips to get your 20/20 financial vision in 2020
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When you made your resolutions at the start of the year, was saving money one of them? How's that going?

Wednesday 02/26/2020
4 ways to master the 2020 kitchen from Chef Curtis Stone
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - From connectivity to cooktops and the latest gadgets, the ever-progressing kitchen of 2020 provides endless opportunities to simplify life in the home.

4 steps to market-proof your retirement
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - People often underestimate the financial implications that timing can have on retirement. Consider this scenario: You retire confidently with $1 million, but immediately get hit with a huge stock-market decline.

Monday 02/24/2020
Building credit at 18: Tips for a solid financial foundation
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

Thursday 02/20/2020
Tech trends transforming education today
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Teachers know that when technology is used well, it saves time by organizing material and automating routine tasks. Technology can also engage students actively, create a more equitable classroom and personalize learning.

Wednesday 02/19/2020
Addressing racial and economic inequity: A personal connection to a powerful film
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - By Lata Reddy

Tuesday 02/18/2020
With 90 painted chairs, Pittsburghers celebrate the arts while welcoming visitors
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - In spring 2019, VisitPITTSBURGH launched a new national marketing campaign — Pull Up a Chair. You are Welcomed Here. The now award-winning campaign is built on a welcoming Pittsburgh message and the act of offering someone a chair — a universal sign of hospitality and respect. The campaign is raising awareness of Pittsburgh as a major travel destination, as well as driving hotel room nights. Now VisitPITTSBURGH, along with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), is taking the Pull Up a Chair campaign to an all new level by using an offshoot of the campaign — the 90 Painted Chairs Program — to drive awareness of the city’s thriving arts and culture community while also benefiting a local arts-related charity.

Simple steps to help students explore trade careers
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - With nationwide student loan debt over $1 trillion and many college graduates with four-year degrees struggling to find employment to make ends meet, younger generations are starting to consider the benefits of a career in the trades.

Monday 02/17/2020
Bob Evans Farms sponsors veteran entrepreneurs grant
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - What skills do veterans bring with them from their military service? Leadership, planning and problem-solving are just a few of the important abilities that military experience provides — and those skills are vital for successful entrepreneurship. That means many veterans are drawn to start and run their own businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there’s one veteran-owned company for every 10 veterans, and current veteran-owned firms employ around 5.8 million people in the U.S.

Wednesday 02/12/2020
3 expert tips to succeed with any diet routine
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Are you following a gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegetarian, Whole 30 or other special diet? The problem with sticking to a diet is that it can feel restricting, because you're only allowed to eat certain foods, and that can get boring fast.

Smartphone upgrades don't have to cost a fortune
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - With the latest flagship smartphones like the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10 carrying price tags near $1,000, upgrading to a premium phone may seem out of reach to someone on a limited budget.

Tuesday 02/11/2020
Three Olympic Athletes Share How Sport Can Inspire Small Business Success
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Olympic athletes are some of the strongest people in the world — both physically and mentally. Under constant pressure to perform as they represent their respective countries, they have what it takes to succeed and accomplish what they set out to do.

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:

Friday 02/07/2020
How to break through the financial conversation barriers with your partner
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - For most people, personal finances are a private matter. When you are in a relationship, it can be difficult to discuss this typically taboo subject. Whether you have been married for years or are just beginning to date, fear of your partner judging your financial choices (big or small) runs deep.

Personalized employment support for veterans with disabilities
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Many veterans seeking to transition from military service to civilian life face barriers to employment, often because their military experience doesn’t translate well to a traditional resume. It is difficult for employers to draw parallels between roles and responsibilities in the military to the experience they need in a job candidate. And it is difficult for veterans to translate their military skills and experiences into language employers are looking for.

Thursday 02/06/2020
The surprising range of career opportunities in the landscape industry
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

Wednesday 02/05/2020
The benefits of sleepaway camps for children and teens
Updated: June 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - As a parent, you worry about your child’s future. Will they be confident enough to weather life’s ups and downs? Will they find happiness and success? How will they navigate their future challenges?

Monday 01/27/2020
Hands-On Learners Thrive in Transportation Technology
Updated: March 12, 2020 - 2:35 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 - 2:35 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?

Wednesday 01/15/2020
School Choice Combines Nature And Nuture for Success
Updated: March 06, 2020 - 2:31 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: March 04, 2020 - 2:32 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: March 04, 2020 - 2:32 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.

Monday 10/28/2019
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.

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