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(StatePoint) There’s no way around it: Americans are drowning in student loan debt, collectively owing $1.5 trillion. Rising college costs mean that number isn’t likely to drop much in the next few decades.

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Monday 01/14/2019
School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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New Technology is Transforming the Classroom: What to Know
Posted: January 14, 2019

(StatePoint) As a parent, you may be wondering how technology in the classroom is being used to provide a constructive learning environment for your child.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Posted: January 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Three fail-safe ways to reach your education goals by earning your degree online
Updated: February 07, 2019 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - You may have been thinking about going to college, either for the first time or to pick up where you left off. Perhaps you watched one person after another start taking online classes and thought to yourself, “Can I really take that on right now?” The next thing you know, you’re congratulating yet another person on finishing their degree and at that moment realizing, “Wow, I could be finished by now, too.”

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Wednesday 01/02/2019
Promotional products: A smart marketer’s secret weapon
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Did you know promotional products are one of the oldest forms of advertising? In fact, the first known use of promotional items in the U.S. dates all the way back to George Washington’s presidential election in 1789. Fast-forward to more than 200 years later, and what was once considered the most simplistic of marketing tools has become the industry’s most versatile form of advertising — which is ultimately where its power lies.

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Why Vocational Education is Critical for Many Young People
Posted: December 20, 2018

(StatePoint) In this high-tech era where a college degree is positioned as a necessity for success, vocational education is often overlooked. But experts say that a vocational education provides the right experience for many jobs that are currently vacant.

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Monday 12/10/2018
The Gift That Tops Parents' Holiday Wish Lists May Surprise You
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - The one gift that may secretly top most parents' holiday wish lists? Help with paying college costs for their kids. 

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years
Updated: January 31, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Ask any young person what they want to be when they grow up and you most likely will get lofty answers, such as a pro-football player or a You Tube star. While admirable, it may be worthwhile to temper these expectations and get kids thinking about a Plan B that incorporates their dreams into the real world.

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Tuesday 11/27/2018
How a College Scholarship Can Change Your Life
Posted: November 27, 2018

(StatePoint) College is a lot of work, from the application process through the last final exam that you take. While applying for scholarships may just sound like an additional task to complete on top of everything else, keep in mind that the potential money you are awarded could just change your life.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
How to Supplement Classroom Learning at Home
Posted: November 21, 2018

(StatePoint) While school provides children with a wealth of knowledge, parents are often looking for ways to support a wider range of development at home.

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Tuesday 11/20/2018
How Families Today are Paying for College
Posted: November 20, 2018

(StatePoint) The way families pay for college is a good indicator of how much planning takes place before the first tuition bill arrives. A new study by Sallie Mae suggests that while families are feeling confident in their decision making, nearly 40 percent do not have a plan to pay for college.

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Friday 11/16/2018
5 tips for entrepreneurs this Small Business Saturday
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Small Business Saturday is just around the corner, and for shoppers across the country, it means supporting local businesses and taking a day to let them know how much they are appreciated. It’s a day of shopping, sales and an overall emphasis on community as we reflect upon the importance of our local entrepreneurs, who continue to be a driving force in today’s economy. While communities prepare to shop small in a big way, it’s also an opportunity for small businesses to flex their muscles and grow their business. To do so, small businesses need to be prepared for the busyness Nov. 24 will bring this year. Here are some tips to help small businesses achieve the greatest possible success this Small Business Saturday:

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
5 tips for an efficient and safe moving day
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Moving to a new home can call for the coordination of a lot of details. That’s especially true if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who’s renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
How to Take Advantage of National Scholarship Month
Posted: November 13, 2018

(StatePoint) Bargain hunters will spend November tracking down Black Friday deals to save on holiday shopping, but savvy higher education shoppers know November is also National Scholarship Month, a perfect time to find free money for college.

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Monday 11/12/2018
From boots to business: Veterans give tips to fellow entrepreneurs
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - If you’re a veteran interested in opening your own small business, you’re far from alone.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Tips to honor veterans on Veterans Day ... and every day
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Hostility ceased on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 after World War I. Armistice Day was then celebrated on the 11th day of November to mark the beginning of this peaceful era. Nationwide there were celebrations, parades, public meetings and suspension of business for two minutes at 11 a.m. Over the years, Congress has changed the date on which Armistice Day was celebrated, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Armistice Day to Nov. 11, due to the significance and importance of the date.

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Supporting our veterans, now and in the future
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, close to 40 million men and women have served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms and the way of life we hold dear since the dawn of the 20th century. They have put themselves in harm's way to protect, defend and serve countless individuals in countries around the world who face threat or harm from outside forces, and to stabilize and protect citizens and the vulnerable.

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Thursday 11/08/2018
5 Simple Ways to Honor Our Veterans
Posted: November 08, 2018

(BPT) - As the air turns crisp with fall in full swing, our thoughts turn to the holidays and all the things for which we are thankful. A perfect way to kick off this season of thankfulness is taking time to honor our veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces by recognizing Veterans Day this November 11. This Veterans Day commands even more attention and reverence as the date marks the end of the World War I centenary, which began Aug. 4, 2014, to recognize the 100-year anniversary of World War I.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
Get a Jump Start on College Financial Aid
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) With the changing leaves and autumn chill come a few staples students can count on: fresh notebooks, fall festivals, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Friday 11/02/2018
Holiday Gift-Giving Can Help Employ Adults With Developmental Disabilities
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - This holiday season, checking off items on your gift list can also help provide jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Tax franchise owners give back to Nashville [Video]
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

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Low-Cost Internet Program Helps Connect Families, Veterans
Updated: December 22, 2018 - 2:44 am

(NewsUSA) - Most of us can't imagine life without Internet service at home. We use it every day for news and entertainment, as well as to research healthcare options for our families; to connect with friends and family; to search and apply for jobs, scholarships, or schools; or to shop and save time.

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Wait, What? Scholarships Are Taxable?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) Everyone knows about scholarships. They’re no-strings-attached money to help students pay for their higher education. Right?

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
Hepatitis C testing important for veterans
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - When you go to the doctor for a physical, you'll probably have a variety of tests done to check for health concerns like blood pressure and cholesterol. One important test you should consider requesting is for hepatitis C. Why? A simple blood test now could save your life and potentially the lives of others.

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Monday 10/29/2018
Fighting the good fight: 5 misconceptions about U.S. poverty
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Many Americans will pass right by the Red Kettles and ringing bells of The Salvation Army this season.

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How home dialysis impacted one woman's quality of life
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - A skeptic at first, 71-year-old Clara Tanner began her journey on dialysis treating in a center even though her son, who is her care partner and an experienced dialysis technician, continually tried to convince her to make the switch to home dialysis. After a year of going into a center for treatment, Tanner switched to treating in her home, and she’s stayed with that treatment option for the past 10 years.

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Friday 10/26/2018
4 insurance myths and misconceptions dispelled
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - There are several myths and misconceptions that exist when it comes to insurance. For example, true or false? It costs more to insure red cars. 

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Even During School Year, Fun Reading Important for Kids
Updated: November 30, 2018 - 2:48 am

(NewsUSA) - Most young kids love reading, but when the busy school year starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun.

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Cultural Center Breathes Life into Historic School
Updated: November 29, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Opioids: How physician anesthesiologists are treating pain responsibly
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:23 am

(BPT) - The opioid crisis has made physicians increasingly wary about prescribing the potentially addictive drugs to their patients in pain. Experts in pain medicine, such as physician anesthesiologists, are creating individualized pain management plans that include alternatives to opioids that are not only safer, but often work better.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) Student loan debt is on the rise and, unfortunately, the high cost of tuition doesn’t mean that graduates are guaranteed to find high-paying, meaningful work after earning a degree.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
How to Choose Tech Toys to Help Your Child Develop Crucial Skills
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:23 am

(StatePoint) Children today are growing up surrounded by technology from infancy. But even in a digital world, research has found that it’s crucial for kids to draw on classic play patterns that they have enjoyed for decades -- such as coddling a doll, kicking or throwing a ball and learning to follow the rules of a board game.

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Friday 09/07/2018
Report: College is Worth the Cost, But Planning is Key
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well-worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

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Saturday 09/01/2018
How New Technologies Will Support STEAM Learning this School Year
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) With each new school year comes a brand-new set of subjects, books and teachers. It also means new technologies being introduced into the classroom.

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
New Classroom Technologies Can Make Learning Easier and More Fun
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) Technology is changing the face of education. Check out the newest ways teachers are modernizing their lesson plans in order to make learning easier and more fun.

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
How to Recognize and Avoid College Scholarship Scams
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) Average college costs have doubled in the last two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams.

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Monday 08/20/2018
New STEAM Books to Inspire Learning and Creativity
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:23 am

(StatePoint) Keep the excitement of the new school year going by finding fun ways to encourage learning at home. 

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:23 am

(StatePoint) Backpack and supplies -- check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has learned foundational skills that they need to succeed in the next grade?

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Monday 07/30/2018
Help Students Get Organized for a Strong Start to the School Year
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) School-related stress is common among multi-tasking students. But smart organization can make it easier to dash from class to study hall to after-school activities. It all starts with the right supplies. Gear up for a successful, low-stress school year with these handy tips.

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Thursday 07/12/2018
5 Ways to Set Up the Ultimate Workstation for Kids
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:23 am

(StatePoint) This school year, you can help set up your kids for success. It’s all about having the perfect study zone at home. Here are five cool ideas for creating a workspace for kids that will promote great study habits and inspire learning.

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Monday 07/02/2018
Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:24 am

(StatePoint) If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken.

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Tuesday 05/01/2018
How New Technology is Helping Students and Teachers
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:23 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.

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 4:37 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.

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Monday 03/05/2018
Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 4:38 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.

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