How to Fund Your Semester Abroad

How to Fund Your Semester Abroad

Studying abroad is an alluring and adventurous alternative to spending another semester at your home university and in the same culture you’ve been accustomed to your entire life. Taking the traveler’s route and studying abroad for a semester, however, can be expensive. Luckily, there are ways to make this dream a reality if you know where […]

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Are We Preparing Students To Be Employees and Entrepreneurs In America’s Economy?

Are We Preparing Students To Be Employees and Entrepreneurs In America’s Economy?

In 2006, J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. stated, “Our nation’s long-term ability to succeed in exporting to the growing global marketplace hinges on the abilities of today’s students.” He was commenting on the need for two parties two work together to ensure the economic well-being of the United States. […]

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Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In The Classroom?

Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In The Classroom?

Cell phones are everywhere and have undeniably become an integral part of everyday life. Everyone from teens to seniors seems to have one on their person —  even toddlers know how to use them for games an entertainment!  Just a few years ago, cell phones were simply used to speak with someone. Now their functions reach far […]

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Magnet Schools: What Are They?

Magnet Schools: What Are They?

Magnet schools came into being at the end of the 1960s and early in the 1970s as an alternative to busing children to school during the desegregation movement. The intent was to combine various cultural and ethnic groups from one area together in one school. This purpose has since changed. While concept of promoting choice […]

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The Importance Of School Breakfast Programs

The Importance Of School Breakfast Programs

No child should ever go to school hungry. Yet, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), nearly 16 million children live in homes struggling with hunger. In a country where food is not scarce, that number is far too high. In order to make sure students are fed, it is essential that every school participate in […]

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Finding The Money To Pay For Private School

There is little doubt about it. Attending private school is expensive. While in the past, it was prohibitively so, this is no longer the case. A private school education is no longer out of reach of those who want their children to attend what are considered some of the top-notch educational facilities in the United […]

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The Advantages of Small Class Size

In education theory and actual practice, one issue continually causes parents, teachers and politicians to take to the streets or at least the internet. This is the issue of class size. It is one reason why parents send their children to private schools. Yet, does small class size have any advantages over larger groupings of […]

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Choosing the Best School for your Child

If you are planning on sending your child to private school, before you make any moves towards finding the right school, make sure this is something both you and your child want. You have to seriously consider what the child wants if this is to be a successful decision for everyone concerned. If the two […]

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Types of Private Schools

Private schools have been around for centuries in the United States. In fact, they were the first systems of education in the country. Before public education made its appearance, all children who could afford it went to private schools. After the introduction of the public school system, parents continued to send their children to private […]

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The Benefits of Private School

In Fall 2014, approximately 4,974 students began to attend private schools. Parents who send their children to these educational facilities feel that the children are benefitting in several ways. The admittedly biased Council for American Private Education (CAPE) agrees. They provide a list supporting the preference of their facilities over the public school option. Yet, […]

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Using Education to Fight the Skills Gap

Using Education to Fight the Skills Gap

A problem has been looming in the United States industrial engine since the 1990s. According to author Gary J. Beach, it has widened considerably since 2000 and continues to affect the growth and strength of the economy. This has been named the “skills gap.” It has been examined, analyzed and carefully studied by academics, economists […]

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