To Pay Or To Invest, That Is The Question

Broken PiggyGraduation, check. Get a decent job, check. Pay off student loans or invest your money? Hmm. Time to break open that piggy bank and decide where you want to spend it. Today’s article discusses the options, here’s what they had to say, “the answer also depends on many factors, from your individual feelings regarding debt, risk tolerance and financial goals to the amount of your debt and your interest rates. A number of guidelines can help” To read more, CLICK HERE.

 

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Public School vs. Private School

People Celebrating GraduationToday’s article discusses whether students attending private schools have a better chance at graduating with a degree from a top university or not. Here’s what they had to say, “private school pupils are significantly more likely to graduate from an elite university than state school pupils, even if their academic ability is inferior, researchers have found. A study of more than 7,700 people revealed the immense advantage a private education confers on children, regardless of their exam results.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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What Needs To Happen With Education

Cute thinking kid girl in glasses with empty bubble lookingToday’s article discusses what should be done to help the education in this country. Here’s what they had to say, “the reality is that growing up poor, in chaotic and sometimes traumatic environments, places tremendous roadblocks between children and academic success. Removing those roadblocks takes smart policies that actually get to classrooms, adequate funding that’s spent wisely, sustained and effective leadership, and great work every day from capable, committed, and caring teachers, principals and school staff.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Colleges That Are Great For Veterans

American FlagIn honor of Veteran’s Day yesterday, we bring you an article the showcases the best colleges for veterans. Here’s how they made their list, “to decide which schools made the list and where they should be ranked, we compared not only schools’ survey responses, but also data compiled by the U.S. Education Department, including academic success measures. Those Education Department stats can be informative with regards to college students who are coming fresh out of high school, but they tend to leave out vets, service members and other students who took less traditional paths to higher education.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Does Going To College Matter?

Classroom DesksToday’s article discusses whether college is even worth it anymore. Here’s what they had to say, “Thanks to $1.2 trillion dollars of school loan debt and a recent-graduate unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, there’s a burgeoning movement in America arguing that students should reconsider college, or even skip it altogether. ” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Spending Cut

Money FightJust when you thought schools weren’t getting enough money that that they need, today’s article finds that spending is getting lower and lower. Here’s what they said, “based on the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) 2014 report, “Most States Funding Schools Less Than Before the Recession,” 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 14 states with at least 10% declines in state general education funding between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2015. In Oklahoma, per pupil spending fell by nearly 24%, the largest decline nationwide. These are the states slashing school spending.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Goodbye Bullies!

TearSome students aren’t letting bullies take charge anymore. Today’s article discusses how students are moving to online schools to evade bullies. “Bullies are a variable we, as parents, caregivers, and guardians, can choose to control by removing ourselves from the equation when situation necessitates it.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Money Spent On Education

Kids-raising-hands-in-classDo you have any idea how much your state spends on education? How about how much they spend per student? The author of today’s article argues how much money is spent on education. Here’s a quote from the article, “in poll after poll, Americans vastly underestimate per-pupil education funding and overall school spending. For example, in a recent national poll commissioned by the Friedman Foundation, more than a quarter of respondents thought their state spent less than $4,000 per student on schools—the real number is well over $10,000 (depending on estimates).” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Is Free Really Free?

FreeYou’ve probably heard of the phrase, “nothing in life is free” and that is exactly what today’s article discusses. According to the article, the idea of college being free just isn’t true. Here’s what they had to say, “Sooner or later this “free” higher education will feel less and less free as increasing taxes will likely drive the most educated, highest earning, most able Germans away from Germany and into societies where they can take home a greater percentage of their pay.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Google Continues To Provide New Technology For Education

Google Logo 2010Google is at it again. Google is constantly creating better tools in the world and this time it’s in the education world. Here’s a bit of information on what they will launch soon, “just like the rest of the Google Apps for Education suite, Drive for Education is available free of charge for all non-profit educational institutions (and there are no ads either). As a Google spokesperson told me, Drive for Education will automatically become available to all Google Apps for Education users over the coming weeks.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

 

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