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Reaction to three states' proposals for tuition-free community college

Reaction to three states' proposals for tuition-free community college | My CE Project | Scoop.it

Paul Fain writes, "Making community college free has become a hot idea. Over the last two weeks politicians in Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi have proposed a tuition-free first two years of community college for their states’ high school graduates..."


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/06/reaction-three-states-proposals-tuition-free-community-college#ixzz2sbg5LVwq ;
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Via Olgy Gary
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The idea of the proposal for the first two years of community college free of cost for high school graduates is appealing but a main worry is that it will take away the interest of four year universities, a lot of money is on the line. To a student close to graduating high school, and looking onto going to community college, having my first two years tuition free would be extremely helpful.

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How much is a degree really worth?

How much is a degree really worth? | My CE Project | Scoop.it
Graduates don't get more buck for a degree from a higher ranking university, says Ian Walker – it's hard work that counts

Via Arthur White
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In this case getting a degree is worth it, it has been seen that jobs requiring a degree are becoming the norm. "Graduates, on average, earn around $200,000 more over a lifetime than non-graduates". This statement gives a idea in earning the difference between those with a degree and ones without. 

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Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders

Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders | My CE Project | Scoop.it

FroA growing number of community-college grads are getting better jobs, and earning more at the start of their careers than people with bachelor's degrees.


Via ratzelster
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From the sources of this article it says that "nearly 30% of Americans with associate's degrees now make more than those with bachelor's degrees." For someone who paid and earned their Bachelors degree this sounds a bit alarming, but for someone who is going to school to earn their associates degree and still doesn't know what he or she plans to do afterwards, an associates degree might just put their foot in the door. 

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ratzelster's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:18 AM

Need hard, cold facts to boost up the conversation about how a community college education can be the best way to go? check out what this article says.

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Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap - NPR

Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap - NPR | My CE Project | Scoop.it
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When Kristine Leighton graduated from a private college five years ago with a degree in hospitality, she owed $75,000 on student loans.
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Schooling costs the same for both male and female, but the burden of loans can take a toll on women right out of college and into the work world because wages are lower for women starting out. For education that is only a couple years of your life you can end up paying it off for the rest of your life.

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Everett Community College - Google+

Everett Community College - Google+ | My CE Project | Scoop.it
Everett Community College - Stay Close... Go Far. - Last year, 20,000 students chose Everett Community College in Everett, WA to earn associate degrees, get ready to transfer to a four-year school (and save money!

Via joseph
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Here is a blog for Everett Community College, this keeps students up to date with school event as well as important dates and deadlines. If you want fast information here is a sight for that.

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Leighton McCarthy's curator insight, July 30, 2015 1:59 PM

I hope to meet up with Karen Manley to talk about the WARO-Certified Welder training! Plus tour the campus at Everett Community College.

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Employment Opportunities in Everett

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From the City of Everett homepage you can find links to employment opportunities locally. Even gives listings of jobs working for the city as well as businesses looking for employers. 

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What are Fixed Interest Rate Student Loans?

What are Fixed Interest Rate Student Loans? | My CE Project | Scoop.it

http://theturbulencetraining.com/what-are-fixed-interest-rate-student-loans.html A significant financial aid for pupils with academic ambitions is the student loans. Bad credit student loans, low interest student loans, student loan consolidation are just few of the many facilities that are provided for students to financially aid their education and fund related costs....


Via callousseo
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Fixed Interest Rates are plans with a definate amount payed every month. There are several different options for paying off your loan, depending on the situation of the student, and the Annual Percentage Rate that they are capable of paying.

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Top Summer Jobs for Students and New Graduates | JobCluster.com Blog

Top Summer Jobs for Students and New Graduates | JobCluster.com Blog | My CE Project | Scoop.it
Students and new graduates can do summer jobs for make their vacation period productive and useful for future.

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Top jobs for students and new graduates including job descriptions.

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Starbucks Won't Cut Worker Hours, Benefits Ahead Of Obamacare: CEO - Huffington Post

Starbucks Won't Cut Worker Hours, Benefits Ahead Of Obamacare: CEO - Huffington Post | My CE Project | Scoop.it
Starbucks Won't Cut Worker Hours, Benefits Ahead Of Obamacare: CEO Huffington Post The 2010 healthcare reform law, often called Obamacare, requires companies with more than 50 employees to offer health insurance for employees who work 30 hours a...

Via George Huba
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After reading this article I has gathered that Starbucks corporations are trying and planning on keeping benefits for worker, even part time workers that have at least 20 hours in a week. As a future student I want to work for a company that looks at education as a good thing, and will help with certain circumstances.

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How to customize your resume for a job - The Prepary

How to customize your resume for a job - The Prepary | My CE Project | Scoop.it
This post is about how to customize your resume for a job. Keeping a "master resume list" is a great way to write a stellar resume.

Via Advanced Resources
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Writing and customizing your resume is important, it can help you  land a job if they see what they are looking for; that is why it is smart to update your resume every so often.

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3 high school habits to break before you hit college - USA TODAY

3 high school habits to break before you hit college - USA TODAY | My CE Project | Scoop.it
3 high school habits to break before you hit college
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High school and college. Both are four years (usually), both are educational (usually), both involve taking classes (pretty much always).

Via Angie Mc
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Although high school and college are both forms of education, there are habits worth breaking before getting to college. Such as doing other homework during class, and seeing going to school as an obligation. Both can set you back and make it less enjoyable for you. 

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Community Colleges: A Cost-Effective Option for Higher Education

Community Colleges: A Cost-Effective Option for Higher Education | My CE Project | Scoop.it
With affordable tuition, and ample financial aid available, two year community colleges offer a great alternative to college-bound students.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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How you can get higher education with out it digging deep into your pocket, the government provides federal financial aid assistance to those eligible and willing to complete the FASFA form. If you aren't eligible or would like to stay away from costly loans, grants are  another great option because you don't have to pay them back. Also look for available on campus jobs, there you can work and help pay for your tuition. 

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Hannah's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:20 AM

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I really had to decide whether it would be better for me to go to a 4- year University or a community college, and it was difficult. I had to think about all the factors going into this decision, like money, my grades, transportation, etc. While reading this short and sweet article, I realized that although a University "looks better," I would be better off starting at a college in the community. My family isn't loaded with cash, and I'm not in desperate need of getting a stable job since I'm only 17; I have all the time in the world so why not take things slow, right? Live life while I'm young, and then settle down a little bit later. This article stated the benefits of getting an education through community college. I completely agree with all of what it is saying and plan on attending a community college soon. If I decide to change my mind, I can always transfer those credits to a university and then continue on from there! Taking the safe road, I learned, is always a better decision than taking the strange one and getting lost. 

Michelle F's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:34 PM

My thoughts: Community college is a great way to save money, especially if you are given financial aid to attend these instiutions. I didn't know community colleges offered scholarships, but I learned from this website that most should even have a financial aid website. I am considering going to community college to save money, which is also why I am applying for three scholarships for my project. I'm considering attending community college to save money, and if I do I should also see what financial aid and scholarships they could offer me. Unfortunately, many people look down upon people who go to community college because anyone can get in. I don't agree with that stigma, some people just need to save money. I think the only downsides to going to a community college would be the stigma, and the fact that you are missing out on two years of the typical college experience.

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I Need a Degree for That?

I Need a Degree for That? | My CE Project | Scoop.it
Finding a job in todays’ economy may seem like a challenge, but if you lack a degree, it may be impossible.  More frequently than ever, jobs are requiring a degree. Best Masters Degrees has created an infographic entitled “I Need a Degree for that?

Via Thomas Faltin
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The percent of jobs needing a degree has gone up, nearly one out of every four job listings requires or prefers a Master's degree. By the year 2020 it is expected that the jobs requiring a Master's degree will go up by 21.7%, jobs needing a Doctorate 19.9%, and jobs needing a Bachelor's 16.5%.

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Student debt costs are an obstacle to new student loans - The Conversation

Student debt costs are an obstacle to new student loans - The Conversation | My CE Project | Scoop.it
Sky News Australia Student debt costs are an obstacle to new student loans The Conversation The report Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans found that 17% of the A$6 billion a year lent through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) is...
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Through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) they estimatied that 17% of the 6 billion lent each year is considered doubtful debt. Loans have been harder to pay back in todays world, schooling is at a higher cost and that puts some people in the deep end fincially.

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Snohomish County : Employment : Home

Snohomish County : Employment : Home | My CE Project | Scoop.it
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This is the Official Snohomish County website, here you can find a list of possible jobs. Whether it be full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary. It even shows starting salaries (hourly, monthly and annually). 

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Training To Become a Dental or Medical Clinic Receptionist


Via Patrick Quinn
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that now until 2018 there will be more that 80,000 jobs for dental assisting alone. Most dental assisting programs require a year or two in higher level education before appying for admissions.

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Career center / Scholarship Information

Career center / Scholarship Information | My CE Project | Scoop.it
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This link takes you directly to Everett High School site approved scholarships, including this years EHS Senior only scholarship. Students can use this site to research their eliability for certain scholarships.

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Working at Starbucks

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Want to know what it’s like to work at Starbucks? Find information about the benefits we offer and the partners who work here.
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Starbucks offers exceptional benefits to students, such as discounts and savings on texbooks as well as tuition and so on, with a minimum of 20 hours a week.

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What is Defensive Driving?

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Defensive driving involves anticipating potential hazards rather than just reacting to them. The best tips for defensive driving...

Via Lyndsay Freyer
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Defensive driving is about anticipating the outcome of any situation that may occur while driving, and being aware of what to do if something is to happen.

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How to Nail Your Pre-Employment Test

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Pre-employment testing is becoming more and more common in the world of employment. While these types of tests used to be popular only in certain industries and were usually given only by larger corporations, in today's world web based pre-employment testing has grown. 


Via Philip Presley
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I found this article useful  because it gave you tips that could enhance the odds of someone taking their pre-employment test; such as researching the job description, talking with potential employees, and studying with online practice tests.

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