Mark Pellegrino

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Twelve easy ways to avoid student loan debt

The traditional route through a four-year degree can be rewarding but tremendously expensive. Fortunately, it is possible to go to college and avoid …

Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD

As more and more teachers attend Edcamps, it has become impossible to ignore the impact that this kind of professional development has on teaching …

Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

Children, just like adults, can be depressed. Sometimes seemingly normal children with no major life issues can become depressed. It is the result of …

Mental Health

Study: Poor Writing Skills Are Costing Businesses Billions

Report shows more than $3.1 billion is being spent annually on remedial writing training.<p>Communication is an essential skill for any business, but what's shocking is how much time and money businesses are spending each year to bring employees up to a basic proficiency level. Writing seems to be one …

Why the new SAT is a reminder to improve the teaching of writing

The SAT, the test that many schools require to check for college readiness, has recently gone through a makeover. Perhaps the most significant change …

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

What's the first step of learning?<p>Paying attention.<p>Which may be hard for students to do when they're constantly peeking at their phones. So, as the adage goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>One app that teachers are embracing is Snapchat. That's the one where you send a video or picture, and then …

Teaching

Ivy League colleges offer free tuition to certain students — here's how financial aid packages stack up

While comfort level and college prestige are quite subjective, financial aid packages are an objective measure that students can assess if they are having a difficult time picking their top choice.<p>Financial aid decisions are, of course, determined exclusively by each respective financial aid …

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance