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Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Your Child What Schools Don’t

A guide for teaching children ages 9 - 12

Here is part 2 of Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Your Child What Schools Don’t.

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7 STEM Festivals for Kids

STEM Festivals provide a fun way to learn and explore different careers

STEM Festivals provide a fun way to learn and explore science, technology, engineering and math…

By Kandia Johnson

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LinkedIn to Acquire Online Learning Site for $1.5 Billion

New deal will help job seekers earn the necessary education and career skills needed

LinkedIn to purchase online learning site, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion.

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4 Keys to a Successful School Turnaround

How struggling schools can improve

Struggling schools can turn around with resources, visionary leadership, data-driven decision-making, and comprehensive student support.

By Robin White Goode

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Financial Literacy Month: Creating Financially ‘Chill’ Kids

Part 1: Teaching about money: Ages 4 -8

Whether you feel it’s important for your child to think of bills as a chore…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Mindy Kaling’s Brother Posed As a Black Man to Get into Medical School

Kaling's brother chronicles his experience as a black man on website and in new book

Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling’s brother reveals he posed as a black man when applying…

By Courtney Connley

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

By Robin White Goode

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Top 20 STEM Jobs

Here is a glimpse of the best STEM jobs in 2015

According to a report compiled by the US News World & Report, the number of…

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What Are Your Odds of Finding a Nursing Job in Maine?

Report looks at the nation’s job market from coast to coast

A recently released report, State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States, ranks employers online…

By Robin White Goode

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Girl Code: Teen Girls in Ghana Learn Coding at a Local Mosque

Girls in a slum community are empowered through tech

A tech entrepreneur teaches weekly courses on coding and tech to teen girls in Ghana.

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How 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned Dads ‘No’ into a Profitable Beauty Business

Now the Teenpreneur runs Zandra Beauty

When 14-year-Old Zandra Azariah Cunningham couldn’t convince her dad to buy her more make-up—she literally…

By Kandia Johnson

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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

By Robin White Goode

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7 DIY STEM Projects For Kids

If your child is curious about how things work, help them explore STEM

For a child who’s curious and loves to take things apart engaging them in DIY…

By Kandia Johnson

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Screw College Debt

How to go to college without breaking the bank

Book review of Screw College Debt by a former student who saved money while earning…

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

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5 Motivational STEM Videos For Your Kids To Watch

Using a hands-on approach, you can inspire kids to look beyond the surface

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and…

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Chicago Charter School Reportedly Discouraging Students From Applying to HBCUs

One Chicago Bulls College Prep parent says the school gave her son a hard time when trying to apply

Mother of Chicago Bulls College Prep student opens up about her son being discouraged from…

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More than Half of Middle Class Students Not Graduating from College

About a third cite financial reasons

According to CNN.com, more than half of middle class kids who enter college are failing…

By Robin White Goode

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Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching…

By Robin White Goode

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$1,000 Financial Literacy Contest for Middle Schoolers

To be eligible to enter, children must be 8 to 12 years old and read the book I Got Bank!

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Are you 8 to 12 years old, or do you know someone who is?…

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