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Seizing a second chance: More adults going back to school to earn degrees

(BPT) - Henry Ford had three companies fail before he launched the game-changing Model T. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, lost multiple elections and had a mental breakdown before being elected the country’s 16th president. America is a land of second chances made good – which could explain the ongoing trend of more adults returning to college.

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
New year, new career: Four growth industries for career-changers in 2015
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - In early January 2014, 21 percent of American workers said they planned to change jobs within the next 12 months, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Introspection is common at the turn of the year, and people who plodded along in less-than-fulfilling jobs for the preceding 11 months begin thinking about what they can do differently in the new year. Many will turn to their education options to help improve their job prospects.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - More Americans than ever are going back to school, continuing their education to add skills and credentials to their work portfolio. For many, keeping their expertise current with continuing education gives them the edge in a competitive job market.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Don’t Let Kids' Brains Go on Vacation During the Holiday Season
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Expand your career options with a global perspective
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it employs and serves a diverse population. Employees who recognize and understand different business opportunities, cultures and strategies can help a company successfully negotiate diverse situations.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known collectively as STEM -- has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push by educators to change the focus from STEM to STEAM, and add arts back into the mix for a more well-rounded education.

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Monday 11/03/2014
New 'Best Places' lists help veterans make transition
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Active Reservist Lisa De Leon had a tough decision to make a year ago when the government temporarily shut down. The 40-year-old single mother of sons ages 16, 15 and 13 considered uprooting her family from San Antonio, Texas for a nationwide job search. However, she had an incomplete college degree in an extremely tight labor market.

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Sunday 11/02/2014
Millions with college credit contemplate degree completion
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. This age-old adage resonates for many whose personal or professional obligations delayed or rerouted their educational goals. The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to pause, take stock in your goals and make a plan for how you can achieve them, including going back to school to finish the education you started and finally earning that college degree.

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Sunday 10/26/2014
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills students will need to be successful in college and the workforce. What does this mean for your children and their education?

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