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App Shopper: Periodic Table (Universal) (Education)

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Mac Apps, Mac App Store, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app store listings, news, and price drops (Price Drop: Periodic Table (Universal) (Education) http://t.co/VpWNrOM1...)...
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World's Best Universities; Top 400 Universities in the World | US News

World's Best Universities; Top 400 Universities in the World | US News | Parental News | Scoop.it
See the US News ranking for the top universities in the world. The World's Best Universities list includes schools from the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, and more.
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Volunteering as a family

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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The most annoying question high school seniors get, and how to deal

The most annoying question high school seniors get, and how to deal | Parental News | Scoop.it
Everywhere she's gone during the past few months, high school senior Katie Phelan has been asked a variation of one question: Where are you going to college? In the hallways of her high school, at friends' houses, at family events, even while she was trying on clothes at the mall. "One of the ladies working there was asking me through the curtain - while I was changing," she recalls. "The topic is almost unavoidable," says Phelan, who attends the private Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland. Even though she knows that most people are well-meaning, and that some are simply using the question as an icebreaker, it's nerve-racking. "The more I talk about it, the more
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'We are not just teachers, we are people – and one bad lesson doesn't make me a bad person'

'We are not just teachers, we are people – and one bad lesson doesn't make me a bad person' | Parental News | Scoop.it
If we define ourselves solely as teachers then we see a bad lesson in school as a negative judgement on our whole being, warns one teacher-writer
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FAFSA AND TIMING

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Policing Schools

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“Author Interview: ‘Visible Learning for Mathematics'”

“Author Interview: ‘Visible Learning for Mathematics'” | Parental News | Scoop.it
Author Interview: ‘Visible Learning for Mathematics’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Linda M. Gojak and Sara Delano Moore, two of the co-authors of &#…
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Saving for your child's future

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Is It Okay to Pull Your Kids Out of School for a Family Vacation?

Is It Okay to Pull Your Kids Out of School for a Family Vacation? | Parental News | Scoop.it
Thinking about taking your kids out of school for a family vacation? Here are key questions to ask before booking your trip.
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The arts help kids with math, critical thinking

An arts education can help children develop pattern recognition, critical thinking and math skills.
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The Case for Printed Books

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Top concern for college applicants isn’t rejection

Top concern for college applicants isn’t rejection | Parental News | Scoop.it
There once was a time when angst about the college decision was limited to getting into your dream school. That was a simpler era. The No. 1 worry most commonly cited by parents and students about college is the level of debt a student might take on, according to Princeton Review survey of more than 10,500 students and parents released Tuesday. In 2006, the concern most commonly cited by students and parents was that the applicant wouldn’t get into their top school. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that students and parents are becoming increasingly concerned with a college’s ability to set its students on a pathway toward the kind of financial success that will enable them to pay off the debt they accrued while in school. Over the past few years, organizations, including the federal government have launched rankings and lists devoted to helping families figure out the return on investment of a given school. Parents and students are also getting bolder about demanding information from a college about its job placement and financial outcomes, said Robert Franek, the editor-in-chief of the Princeton Review. “Students and parents have become vigilant about asking questions that would have been taboo five years ago,” he said. Those include, ‘What’s going to be the return on my investment?’ ” In some ways, this focus on finances has actually intensified the pressure for students to get into a name-brand school, Franek said. Though there were some differences in the top “dream schools” listed by students and parents, the lists both shared some of the usual suspects, like Stanford University, Harvard University, Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That may be in part because families believe these schools offer students their best shot at a secure financial future, Franek said. “The perception and the brand of these schools has such great weight on the minds of students and parents,” he said. Though name-brand schools do often set students up for success, Franek said he wishes families would widen their lens a bit to focus on other options. Research indicates that graduates don’t need degrees from top tier schools to be successful in STEM and other fields. What’s more, there are many non-selective schools that do more than Ivy League schools or other top tier schools to propel their students toward higher earnings than they would have had otherwise. Franek, who has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, said he’s noticed schools of all types are more prepared than ever to prove to families that they’re a worthwhile investment. Small liberal arts colleges in particular, which have come under fire for the “real world” value they provide to students, have been emphasizing their career services centers on tours and in marketing materials, said Andy Lockwood, a Jericho, N.Y.–based financial-aid consultant. “There’s been this slow perceptible change of bringing (career services) out from the cold and into the main administration building and plunking them down right in the same area where all the other important departments are,” Lockwood said. Students and families looking to make sure a school offers a good return on investment should visit these centers and ask representatives who recruit on campus, what kind of resume and interview support they offer to students and the types of places where students usually intern, Lockwood said. He also suggests arranging meetings with academic department heads even before your application is accepted (or not), he said. It’s relatively easy, he noted, to schedule these types of meetings because most prospective students don’t make that effort. What’s more, department chairs aren’t trying to sell the school the same way admissions officials and other college representatives are, so they will likely be honest. “Sooner or later all of those college tours blend into each other and the best thing you can do is talk to career services, talking to department heads, talk to upperclassmen and ask them a whole bunch of questions,” he said. “That’s the way you find a good return on investment.”
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Focus on Corporations and Their Skills to Make an Impact

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'Focus on Corporations and Their Skills to Make an Impact' blog post by Gaurav Bhattacharya.
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important to remember where we are steering our students~starts in high school
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World's most prestigious medical college accepts first black female neurosurgeon

World's most prestigious medical college accepts first black female neurosurgeon | Parental News | Scoop.it
When Nancy Abu-Bonsrah discovered she had been accepted to train as a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the fact she had made history took a while to sink in. The 26-year-old from Ghana is the first black woman to join the neurosurgery program at the prestigious US college, where the medical discipline of neurological surgery was founded.
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Comics to Discuss Menstruation on Indonesia

Comics to Discuss Menstruation on Indonesia | Parental News | Scoop.it
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What I Learned During the College Selection Process | Investopedia

What I Learned During the College Selection Process | Investopedia | Parental News | Scoop.it
Think about your child's future career path and the various ways to pay for college before deciding.
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Are we making our kids work too hard? 

Are we making our kids work too hard?  | Parental News | Scoop.it
Natalie Wills’s two children, Thomas, 10, and Beth, seven, used to start most days with a pre-school club, leaving home at 7.
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20 Indispensable High School Reads

We asked our community which works of literature were must-reads for high schoolers. Here are your top picks.
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Student Debt Crisis Made Worse by Loan Servicers, Regulators Say

Student Debt Crisis Made Worse by Loan Servicers, Regulators Say | Parental News | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports details the lawsuit filed against student loan servicer Navient and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Parents & College Application Process

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preparation for career

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Add Your Name: Commit to Student Success

Add Your Name: Commit to Student Success | Parental News | Scoop.it
Read our letter, then add your name to stand with us: These are our values, and I demand that our secretary of education and every elected official respect and uphold this vision for high-qualit
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Flipboard on Flipboard

Flipboard on Flipboard | Parental News | Scoop.it
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this is an interesting article. I do not agree with all of it. but lots of food for thought.
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