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Don't Get Blindsided by the Sticker Shock of College

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to paying for college education, careful planning and budgeting are musts.

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Friday 08/15/2014
This School Year, Raise Grades with Online Learning Tools
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Take two: Going back to school to find a successful new career path
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - Thinking about returning to school as a way to restart your career, enter a new field or complete the degree you never finished? Now may be the time. Adults are flocking back to school, with nearly 4 million people ages 35 and older enrolled in a degree-granting institution, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In fact, adults have become the fastest-growing demographic in universities across the United States.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
10 Things to Know About the New HiSET High School Equivalency Test
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 4:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Twelve U.S. states now recognize Educational Testing Service's (ETS) http://hiset.ets.org/">HiSET to earn your high school equivalency certificate. This list is to help you be prepared as you move forward with achieving your education goals and opening more career opportunities.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Families are Changing How They Pay for College
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) American families’ commitment to college is as strong as ever. In fact, ninety-eight percent of families with an enrolled undergraduate believe that it’s a worthwhile investment. However, the way they covered the bill last year changed, according to new statistics.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Ideas for awesome classroom enhancements
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - The approach of the school year has parents seeking out the best deals on back-to-school supplies, and teachers everywhere are preparing their classrooms to give students the best educational experience possible. From decorations designed to create engaging learning environments to having extra supplies on hand for students, the back-to-school shopping season requires a bit of planning by teachers.

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Monday 07/28/2014
Strategic tips to save money on back-to-school deals
Posted: July 28, 2014

(BPT) - The cost to send children back to school increased 5.3 percent for elementary and middle school students and 9.5 percent for high-schoolers last year, according to Huntington National Bank's annual Backpack Index. When prices increase that much from year to year, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and look for ways to save.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Help Kids Stay Organized for a Fresh Start this School Year
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Back-to-school time means another year of tests, team tryouts and club meetings -- but it also means an opportunity for students to have a fresh start. Whether your kid is an ace academic or has found it challenging to stay on top of a to-do list, there are many ways to get prepared for a successful school year.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

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