College Readiness

By Mr. Fatta | Graduation may seem to be far in the future but it will be here before you know it. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.” Although the process of searching for and applying to colleges may seem daunting at first, if you start early and dedicate a little time each day and week it will become easier and more rewarding in the end.

How to send your kids to college free or almost free

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “The Complete Guide to Paying for College: Save Money, Cut Costs and Get More for Your Dollar” by Leah Ingram, published by Career Press.<p>How would you like your child to go to college for free?<p>Believe it or not, some …

College & University

Millennials Are Overwhelmingly Choosing ‘Useful’ Degrees

Whenever college loans come up, whether it’s pop artists paying off fans’ loans or a student loan provider facing $12 billion in loans disappearing off the books, there’s always somebody checking in with that hoary chestnut of “What did all these kids getting those useless English degrees from …

Education

The Best Colleges for Your Money

Move over, Ivy League. Schools in our "Paycheck League" offer you the best odds of real-world success.<p>Thirty years ago, when the cost of sending a …

Education

The 8 best IT jobs for new college grads and other tips on landing a job in tech

The brutal job interview processes at great tech companies like Google and Facebook are legendary.<p>So, if you are a new college grad, it may comfort you to know that landing a great job in tech, and negotiating a salary, might be easier than you think.<p>IT consultant and IT staffing provider …

Employment

New York Becomes Only State to Offer Free Four-Year College

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.<p>The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next …

Education

How to Get Accepted to Vet School

As most aspiring vets are aware, there are only 28 veterinary schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association in the U.S. and …

A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

Robbie Barrat started building AI on a bet.<p>His high school programming club was arguing about whether artificial intelligence could ever accomplish tasks better than humans. Barrat thought the answer was obvious. A few of his peers, however, weren’t so easily convinced and asked for proof by the …

Artificial Intelligence

I graduated from Harvard without debt — here are my 7 best tips to score a full ride college scholarship

The cost of attending a private university, like Harvard, has increased by 13% in the past five years.<p>Because I had a lot of demonstrated need, sought outside scholarships, and worked during college, I was able to graduate from Harvard completely debt-free.<p>Even if you don’t have demonstrated need, …

MBA

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Pedagogy

Nearly 40,000 people applied to Harvard this year — experts say it's harder than ever to get into elite schools

Harvard College received 39,494 applications for the Class of 2021.<p>That's the most applications in the history of the school.<p>The ever-increasing number of applicants at elite schools elicits the question of whether it's more difficult to get into elite schools today than ever before.<p>Former Ivy …

Education

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How to Pay for College Without Lots of Debt | Investopedia

With some planning, it is possible to pay for a college education without putting yourself behind the eight ball and piling up debt.<p>Getting a …

One of the largest jobs companies in the world reveals how robots are going to change employment forever

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — ManpowerGroup, one of the world's largest jobs companies, released a report detailing how the technological revolution is going to change the employment market forever.<p>The company released the report, entitled "The Skills Revolution," on conjunction with the World Economic …

Intelligence

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

In the days of yore, skill acquisition and dissemination were limited to certain geographical locations because of the low level of technological know-how.<p>However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and …

Learning

Ten Ways For Parents To Get On Top Of The College Admission Process

Holiday decorations have been put away, you’re trying to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions, and that fruitcake has been regifted. It’s time to think about gearing up for the college process with your high school junior! When I first started college counseling, I assumed it was mostly a …

Parenting

The Gaps in New York's Free-College Plan

Critics worry that the students who need the most help might be among the least likely to receive it.<p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced plans to provide free tuition at the state’s public two- and four-year colleges to residents making up to $125,000. Standing next to former …

Higher Education

U.S. News names top online bachelor's and graduate programs

If you want to earn a bachelor’s without ever leaving the house, you could do much worse than Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.<p>The latest college rankings from <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> put the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based school at the top of its 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The …

College & University

Trump Just Lied About GM. Their Response Is Perfect

Today, Donald Trump decided to boost his “tough on corporations!” image by – of course – taking cheap potshots from Twitter at multinational …

Is Free College Really Free?

"Free" is a word with a powerful appeal. And in the past year or so it has been tossed around a lot, followed by another word: "college."<p>Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spent a lot of time talking about free tuition. And this week, the promise has been taken up by one of the largest public …

Education

Andrew Cuomo and Bernie Sanders Help New York Lead on Tuition-Free College | Economic Intelligence | US News

On Tuesday, New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo revived one of the signature policy proposals of the 2016 presidential campaign, announcing a plan to provide …

Inbound Marketing

What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

Time to get together the transcripts and the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It's college application season, again.<p>To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only …

Education

Which Is Better for Your Career - College or a Coding Bootcamp?

<i>How is a BS in CS from a big name CS university (Berkeley, Stanford, CMU, UIUC) different from a intense coding bootcamp training? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Abhinav Sharma, Product</b> …

Boot Camp

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

A Nobel Prize-winning economist has warned that the rise in robotics and automation could destroy millions of jobs across the world.<p>Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat …

Economics

91 Great Colleges That Give Every Freshman a Scholarship

All offer more than $10,000.<p>Name<p>Rank<p>City<p>State<p>Avg. freshman grant (2013-14)<p>Cost of attendance (2015-16)<p>Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and …

College & University

The College Degrees With The Fastest And Slowest Growing Salaries

Salary should never be the only factor you use to guide your career path, but it’s an important element to consider. We recently wrote about the jobs with the biggest pay raises over a one-year period, 2015 to 2016. Now we’re looking further down the career path. Salary information site PayScale …

Early Childhood Education

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Richard Feynman

Treat student loan defaulters like tax evaders, says think tank

Foreign students who do not repay loans should be arrested as the public will get back £22 for every £1 spent on prosecution, a leading think tank has suggested.<p>Researchers have suggested millions of pounds that come out taxpayers’ pockets could be clawed back by detaining loan fraudsters at the …

Students

9 appearance mistakes that could be holding you back at work

You do your job well, you add value to your team, and you contribute to the company's bottom line — and yet, you haven't been promoted in years.<p>Can't figure out why?<p>Well, it turns out that your professional success doesn't depend entirely on your work ethic and performance.<p>A survey from …

Clothing

What is a Coding Bootcamp?

Now is an exciting time to explore a career in tech! The coding skills gap is projected to grow, and job opportunities in this sector are on the …