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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Japan Seeks Edge With Global Talent

The New York Times – Miki Tanikawa

“Brendan White, a senior at Temple University’s Japan campus, says he has it all figured out. He is dressed in his “job hunt” black suit, accessorized with shiny leather shoes, a crisp white shirt — plain, no stripes and no wrinkles — and a black briefcase, for which he ponied up $20, just for this job-hunting season.” (more)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why You Might Want More Than One College Savings Account

Time – Kerri Anne Renzulli

“The good news: There is no difference in how Coverdell ESAs and 529 savings plans factor into your child’s student aid, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Edvisors.com, a website that helps people plan and pay for college.” (more)

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)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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)

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)

Black Men Need More Education Than White Men to Get Jobs

The Atlantic – MARGARET BARTHEL

“A recent report from the advocacy group Young Invincibles suggests not: African American millennial men need two or more levels of education to have the same employment prospects as their white peers.” (more)