November 20, 2014

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Online courses help professionals balance family, work and school

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Balancing a career and a family can be difficult, and such a task gets even more complicated for professionals who decide it’s time to further their educations. Though it can be difficult to balance all three, many degree programs are now more flexible than ever. In the past, night school was the only way working Read More…

Deciding if graduate school is right for you

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Graduate school has long been a place professionals turn to when looking to give their careers a boost. But the recent recession left many professionals wondering if graduate school would help or hurt their chances of finding a more challenging or fulfilling job. As is typically the case during an economic downturn, graduate school applications Read More…

Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Newspapers are a valuable resource parents and educators can use to instill a love of reading in their kids and students.

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on overseas and, for sports fans, what happened during last night’s games. For educators, newspapers can be a valuable teaching Read More…

Updated: Lorain School District receives 4 Fs on state report card

Read the report here. LORAIN – Lorain Schools wants out of the 4-F club. Superintendent Tom Tucker on Tuesday detailed to Board of Education members how to improve failing scores on the latest annual state report card. The report released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education included Fs in four of nine categories for Read More…

Are school lunches becoming healthier?

Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets — these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed. In January 2012, First Lady Read More…

Learn to Write the Perfect Letter Again

Handwriting experts have noticed a decline in penmanship, and the handwritten word for that matter. Many attribute this decline to the increased use of digital devices, such as mobile phones, computers and PDAs. A society that is short on time simply can’t set aside moments to write letters or cards, right? In the past, penmanship Read More…

College Prep Tips for High School Juniors

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High school students, particularly high school seniors, anxiously anticipate their next step after high school. With the freedom and excitement of college just around the corner, it’s no wonder high school seniors often catch a case of “senioritis” as the school year carries on. With university acceptance letters already in hand, many seniors might be Read More…

Traditional Textbooks May Be Replaced by E-Readers

Heavy textbooks may be replaced in the future as more schools adopt the use of e-readers to disseminate classroom materials.

E-readers are palm-sized electronic devices that can offer newspapers, magazines and books as digital content. While they can be convenient for the recreational reader, e-books may be a boon to students as well. The e-reader market exploded when Amazon introduced its Kindle and Kindle 2. Sony, Barnes & Noble and other companies have also introduced Read More…

Strategies for Helping Struggling Students

As any veteran educator can attest, no two students are the same. There’s no guarantee that an approach which works for one student will work for another. That’s part of what makes being an educator so difficult. With so many students depending on teachers to help them learn, how does a teacher identify or develop Read More…

How to Find Your First ‘Real’ Job

In part thanks to a still struggling economy, recent graduates are advised to have a Plan-B when it comes to finding a job after graduation. Although there seems to be some improvement in the employment arena, unemployment rates across North America continue to be at all-time highs. What’s more, companies have reduced the percentage of Read More…