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Buy digital textbooks. You can save a third or more of the cost of a hardback textbook by purchasing a digital book. Despite the fact that today’s college students are more technologically savvy than ever, the digital textbook market is only a sliver of the $9 billion industry for new and used textbooks. According to the National Association of College Stores, digital books make up about 3% of textbook sales. But that figure is expected to grow to between 10% and 15% by 2012 as e-books and e-readers grow in popularity.  This fall, Follett Higher Education Group, which provides bookstore services and supplies used books nationwide, is unveiling its updated CafeScribe platform, compatible with Macs, PCs and most web-enabled devices like tablets and smart phones.  “Follett knows today’s students are facing overwhelming education costs,” says Thomas Christopher, President of Follett Higher Education Group. “Our variety of affordable choices helps every student be successful.”

Got an ‘A’? It’s Worth $120

Raise.me helps high school students turn good grades into scholarship credits

How much are good grades in high school worth? A lot, with Raise.me, a new…

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7 Ways to Support Your Gifted Learner

Black gifted learners make up a mere 10% of gifted programs

There is a crisis in the black community of gifted learners. Gifted children who are…

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New Data Highlights Growing High School Graduation Gaps

16 states graduate less than 70% of their disadvantaged high schoolers

Graduation rates have reached a new high, yet stubborn gaps remain between low-income students and…

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Young, Gifted and Black: High IQ 6-Year-Old Suspended Twice

There's more to giftedness than just being smart

The fourth in the Young, Gifted and Black series, this article tells the story of…

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Should Computer Science Education Cover More Than Coding?

You need theory as well as practice, some say

Colleges teach computer science theory, but hackers and coding boot camps teach how to code…

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HBCUs Take On Tech at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Strategies for feeding the diversity technology pipeline

Silicon Valley is a new promised land for those enamored of tech. How can HBCUs…

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Engineering Call Fails to Reach African Americans

Number of black engineering grads drops from 2009

Engineering is high-paying and offers job security, yet relatively few African Americans pursue work in…

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Young Gifted and Black: 4 Ways to Support Your Gifted Child

Mother of 5-year-old assumes role of ‘pesky parent’

This couple supports their gifted daughter by meeting with her teachers, networking with other parents,…

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Verbal Commitment vs. National Letter of Intent: All Athletes Should Know the Difference

High school athletes: Read this before agreeing to anything

What’s the difference between a verbal commitment and the National Letter of Intent? What you…

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No Lines in the Sand: How to Keep Ourselves Honest in School Politics

A Chicago teacher exposes the tension inherent in 'looking out for your own'

Doing what’s best for underserved public school children and for your own can lead to…

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HBCU Students Get ‘Wall Street Ready’ at Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Summit

Panel discusses the diversity of future generations of Wall Street

The panel, Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Reconnecting and Sustaining Relationships with Wall Street, was…

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Morgan State University Gets $5 Million Scholarship Donation

MSU alumnus and wife expand their endowed fund for students from Baltimore City

An alumnus of Morgan State and his wife have expanded their endowed scholarship fund to…

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Bringing STEM Within Reach of All Students

What rigor, community, and good teaching can do

The 2006 New Jersey Teacher of the Year is revolutionizing the way math and science…

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What Little Kids Need From Grownups

Play and free time may matter more than we think

Erika Christakis, a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center, writes about the importance of…

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Michelle A. Williams Becomes Harvard’s First Black Faculty Dean

Williams will step into her role as head of the School of Public Health in July

Michelle A. Williams appointed head of Harvard’s School of Public Health, making her the first…

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High School Students Nationwide Chosen For 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy

100 Dreamers selected from thousands of applicants

The teens, along with a parent or guardian, will take an all-expense-paid trip to Walt…

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9 Black Women in STEM You Need To Know

They're making strides in STEM fields

International Day of Women & Girls in Science celebrates female achievers in STEM worldwide. Here…

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Are Jeb Bush’s Student Loan Reforms Worth a Second Look?

Bush plan calls for a line of credit, pay according to income

Jeb Bush’s student loan reforms are worth serious consideration, concludes an analysis of the Brookings…

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Digital Learning Day: 4 Traits of Effective Schools

Working to narrow the digital divide

Digital Learning Day examines the digital divide that still affects rural and low income communities.…

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New Study Shows African Americans Are Highly Concentrated in Low-Paying Majors

A severely low number of black students choose STEM-related majors

A new study from Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce shows that African Americans…

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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