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(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.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 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: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 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: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 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 - 2:34 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: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 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 - 2:30 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 - 2:36 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: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 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 - 2:32 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.

Monday 01/29/2018
What to really expect from your first semester in college [Infographic]
Posted: January 29, 2018

(BPT) - Course Hero compares the expectations of high school seniors to the realities of college freshmen to help students and parents better prepare for the road ahead.

Tuesday 01/23/2018
5 fun ideas for creating a makerspace in your classroom
Posted: January 23, 2018

(BPT) - A teacher's ultimate goal is to instill a lifelong love of learning in their students. When kids are passionate about learning, the sky is the limit! Educators can support students' creativity and natural curiosity in numerous ways, and one method getting a lot of attention recently is playful, hands-on learning.

Monday 01/22/2018
Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

Friday 01/19/2018
University Students Compete for Top Prize in Global Trading Competition
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group's 15th Annual Trading Challenge is kicking off, and university students from all over the world will put their trading skills to the test. The stakes are high as teams are competing for a cash prize and a trip to Chicago for a day of education and networking.

Tuesday 01/16/2018
National School Choice Week - Time to Start a Conversation
Updated: January 16, 2018 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The world's largest celebration of opportunity in education starts next week.

Friday 01/12/2018
More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 2:35 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 01/08/2018
School Choice Is About Parents, Not Politics
Updated: January 08, 2018 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As tens of millions of people across the country prepare to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 21 through 27, our goal is to focus on parents and children, not politics or politicians.

Friday 12/29/2017
8 top wow moments of 2017 according to The Red Bulletin
Posted: December 29, 2017

(BPT) - 2017 has been a year filled with twists and turns. But what about those ones beyond the ordinary? The celebrities who admitted their embarrassing moments, the athletes who reached new heights and ordinary folk who pushed boundaries. Here are the top 8 stories from leading magazine The Red Bulletin that gave us the biggest wow moments of 2017.

Monday 12/18/2017
Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
Updated: December 18, 2017 - 2:33 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.

Friday 12/15/2017
Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes
Updated: December 22, 2017 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all American farms are family-owned and operated. Just under 1 million women farmers contribute $12.9 billion to the nation’s economy and are responsible for farming more than 301 million acres.

Wednesday 12/06/2017
5 tips for working adults returning to college
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 2:37 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 - 2:37 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 - 2:36 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 - 2:36 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 - 2:33 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 - 2:38 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 - 2:34 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 - 2:40 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 - 2:34 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.

Thursday 08/17/2017
Fun Ways to Get Kids to Enjoy Math
Updated: August 17, 2017 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day.

Monday 08/14/2017
Great Books to Get Kids Excited for School
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) As kids head back to school, you can help put them in a learning mindset by beefing up your home library.

Monday 08/07/2017
Families are Getting Savvier Paying for College
Updated: August 07, 2017 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) College costs may be on the rise, but families are as determined as ever to make higher education a reality for their children. What’s more, families are becoming savvier about how they meet the expense, suggests a new study.

Tuesday 08/01/2017
How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change -- not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential for further growth and achievement in school.

Thursday 07/20/2017
Tips to Improve Your Child’s Math Scores
Updated: July 20, 2017 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) At a time when math is becoming an increasingly important subject for students to master, students are exploring ways to better understand the subject of math and improve their test scores.

Tuesday 07/18/2017
New Ways Classrooms are Changing
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Today’s classroom are in flux. And these changes, rooted in technological innovation, are making it easier for students to become more engaged and collaborative.

Monday 07/17/2017
Back-to-School Tips to Help Reduce Stress
Updated: July 17, 2017 - 2:37 am

(StatePoint) School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following tips and tricks.

Thursday 07/13/2017
How to Make Practicing Music Fun for Kids
Updated: July 13, 2017 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) While many children enthusiastically elect to study music, not all of them stick with the program. This is because many kids are surprised by the challenges associated with learning to play an instrument.

Thursday 07/06/2017
Tips for Students Moving to College
Updated: July 06, 2017 - 2:38 am

(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what? As you head to campus, here are important tips to consider before and after you sign on the dotted line:

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