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Friday, August 22, 2014

Is a gap year after high school a smart financial decision?

The Star – David Friend

“Is there value in a “gap year” after high school? That’s the question Jonathan Nikodem faced when he graduated and weighed the financial and personal benefits of taking a year off before university.” (more)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to Save up to 70% on College Textbooks

Time – Laura M. Colarusso

“While the cost of class materials is going up, students are spending less on average. Here’s how they’re cutting their costs—and how you can, too.” (more)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prepping students with autism for life after K-12

E-School – Laura Devaney

“Transitioning to higher education or the workforce is a challenge for most K-12 students, but it can be more challenging for students with autism as they learn to navigate new environments.” (more)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Heading Off to College? Time to Think About Banking Needs

The New York Times – Ann Carrns

“IF you’re a student heading off to college for the first time, you have a lot of options for handling your money these days. It makes sense to think about it before you arrive on campus and find yourself swept up in the back-to-school whirlwind.” (more)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Education and Innovation: Time for a Change

The Huffington Post – Sean Carey, Ph.D.

“What we once took for granted in higher education has been turned on its head. The scrutiny of the liberal arts comes at a time when the economic performance of the United States has been languishing for more than six years.” (more)

5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

E-School – Meris Stansbury

“From ePortfolios to YouTube videos, and from PowerPoint presentations to blogs, more colleges and universities are looking to see students’ skills in software, presentation, and social media.” (more)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Financial Aid Not Enough? Ideas on How to Fill the Gap

Homeroom – Justin Chase Brown

“The reality of college costs is that many families find themselves struggling to pay the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receiving federal, state, and institutional financial aid resources. If you find yourself in this position, here are some ideas to consider to help fill the gap between what your financial aid covers and what you owe the institution.” (more)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Real-World Connections to Global Learning

Education Week – Meghan Sullivan

“While reflecting on global learning, student engagement, and career and college readiness, one question continues to surface: without a real-life connection to our learning, does a global perspective even matter?” (more)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Education, business must prep grads for STEM jobs

Arizona Central – Michael Bobley

“Among educators, 73 percent said their students were either well prepared or very well prepared while employers disagreed; only 20 percent said the same about recent college graduates.” (more)

Monday, August 11, 2014

10 Tips to Rock Your Brand New School Year

The Huffington Post – Gina DeLapa

“Here are 10 tips to help you manage your workload, make the best use of your time and get the greatest return on your educational investment:.” (more)