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Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

July 02, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning Performance Student Achievement Students Technology

Listen Traditional academic education is presumed to be elementary, high school and college with post graduate for professional careers in medicine and law. For many years the most overlooked educational curricula was viewed as "an option" for hands on careers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, cosmetology, hair styling and culinary arts....

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Most Valuable Professional Development For Teachers

Most Valuable Professional Development For Teachers

June 24, 2019 | Higher learning Leadership Performance Teachers Technology

Listen Participating in professional development is of incredible importance for teachers. The field of education sees advancements and changes on a regular basis, and teachers want to know how to best serve their students. The type of professional development to pursue can certainly depend upon many factors, such as the...

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TFD Unlimited Award Winner 2019 - Devin Jankowski

TFD Unlimited Award Winner 2019 - Devin Jankowski

June 07, 2019 | Higher learning Leadership Student Achievement

Listen Watch Tyler Douthitt sits down and talks with Devin Jankowski of Swansea, IL.  Devin is the winner of this year's TFD Unlimited Award.  This award is given out each year to a local high school senior which shows excellence in entrepreneurship.  Devin has started a growing lumber delivery business. ...

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Education in the Colonies

Education in the Colonies

June 06, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning History Students

--From our Friends at Wikipedia-- Listen The first American schools in the thirteen original colonies opened in the 17th century. Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States. The first free taxpayer-supported public school in North...

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The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

May 22, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Higher learning Student Achievement Teachers

In today’s digital marketplace, hiring individuals with soft skills is an important consideration. This is especially true for customer service industries.But, what about education? Even more than for-profit service companies, teachers and educators need to have excellent soft skills for dealing with students, parents, administration and peers. While teaching credentials are a must,...

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College Is More Important Than Ever

College Is More Important Than Ever

March 20, 2019 | Higher learning Performance

The expression "knowledge is power" rings true in many ways. Knowledge is important to companies and employees alike as it provides a sense of security. In the 21st century, where machines replace humans and simple labor is outsourced to other countries, the remaining jobs on the market require a bit...

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The Importance of Academic Honesty

The Importance of Academic Honesty

March 13, 2019 | Higher learning Students

What is Academic Honesty? Academic honesty is an integral part of a student’s success in class and later in life. It is the foundation for the success of a university. Original ideas are generated from students that think independently. A key aspect of academic honesty is to acknowledge what efforts can...

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Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action in Schools

Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action in Schools

March 12, 2019 | Higher learning Performance Politics

In 1961, United States President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which contained the first modern use of the phrase affirmative action. Just four years later, in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246, which added on to the existing affirmative action legislation by adding religion onto Kennedy's original...

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The Commercialization of Education

The Commercialization of Education

March 04, 2019 | Higher learning Student Achievement Students

The average cost of tuition for the 2017 – 2018 school years at any private college in the United States is $34,740. Expect that number to rise 2.4% every year. The charge for out-of-state students at public universities is an eye-watering $25,630. Taking into account graduation rates, they vary wildly by the...

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Why Common Core Works

Why Common Core Works

February 26, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning Student Achievement

When you're talk about education in the US, it's impossible not to mention Common Core. Implemented in 2010, this new set of educational standards was designed to create consistent math and English learning objectives across the nation, and as a result, improve the education of American youth. The good news...

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