Education

Choosing university or college courses? 5 questions for students to consider

It’s no longer just a question of whether a course fits a student’s program and schedule. Students need to ask additional questions. Yet, times are changing rapidly and information can quickly become out of date.

The 4 types of learners—and how to know which you are

Not everyone learns the same. The VARK model identifies four types of learners: visual, auditory, read and write, and kinesthetic. Citing the VARK model, Tovuti LMS outlined the VARK model's four core types of learning styles.
Conquer Campus Life with Top Tech
(Family Features) Make each day in the classroom or lecture hall an educational success with technology that makes learning more enjoyable and managing all of life's little details easier.
Tech Time: Technology-enabled devices for parents and children
(Family Features) From wearables to virtual reality headsets and beyond, the latest tech-enabled devices let families enhance classroom experiences while engaging in downtime together after the final school bell rings.
Americans are Turning to Side Hustles to Combat Inflation
(Family Features) As inflation increases, many Americans are looking for ways to make some extra cash. The rise of the gig economy and a variety of side hustle options may be a solution for some.
5 Tips for Transitioning Back to School
(Family Features) Heading back to the classroom is a big change following a summer of fun in the sun. Start this school year off right with these tips for a smooth transition.
5 Ways to Support Teachers this Fall
(Family Features) Throughout the pandemic, teachers have gone above and beyond for their students. This fall, as you prepare for the new school year, consider these ideas for supporting your children's teachers, too.
How to Create Connections with Your Child's Teacher
(Family Features) Building connections with teachers opens lines of communication between home and school. Consider these tips to help families create connections and build trust and collaboration with teachers.
For little learners

Little ears are listening: The importance of using positive self-talk

(BPT) - Think about how often you say remarks out loud like: “This outfit looks terrible on me,” or “I don’t like the way my hair looks,” or even, “I wish that my …

How Young Workers Can Optimize Employee Benefits

(NewsUSA) - Young adults who are new to the workforce have a lot to think about. But when it comes to compensation, there are many ways to make your salary and benefits work for you. Taking full …

Campaign Inspires Interest in Technician Careers

(NewsUSA) - The need for skilled technicians in the workforce continues to rise, but many people are unaware of the degree of financial success and personal satisfaction that skilled technicians …

Marine Toys for Tots Provides Books to Title I Schools

(NewsUSA) - Marine Toys for Tots is the Nation’s flagship children’s Christmastime charity, but the Program extends to helping children and families year-round. As children prepare for the …

Meet 5 PTSD service dogs changing the lives of veterans

(BPT) - Did you know that roughly 3.5 million military veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD can severely affect a veteran's life, but there is hope for those who are …

10 unconventional perks companies are offering remote workers

Firmspace compiled a list of 10 unconventional perks employers are beginning to offer, with a focus on those benefiting remote workers.

How To Use Digital Tools To Budget And Save For College Expenses

(BPT) - As new graduates head off for their first year at college, their excitement and anticipation about having new experiences can be amazing. But along with that comes the reality that all these …

Careers

Breaking all the rules: Finding success in healthcare marketing

(BPT) - It’s a well-known rule in marketing that if you’re a healthcare company you need to work with an advertising agency that lives and breathes healthcare.But rules are made to be …
The federal government awarded $190 billion to schools to help students recover from the effects of the pandemic. HeyTutor broke down what every state received from educational relief funds.
(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotNational Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 — an important time to honor the rich history, heritage and cultures of …
(BPT) - By Kevin Bearley, Next Gen business strategist at Pinion, formerly KCoe IsomYou've worked hard to build your business, pouring your heart and soul into its success. You've had to tackle …
(NAPSI)—Congratulations! You’ve decided to start a business—you’re about to embark on an exciting and challenging journey. Before you dive in headfirst, however, it may pay to take time to …
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Not Investing? No Worries: 5 Simple Tips for Getting Started
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6 ways small and midsize businesses can set working parents up for success
(BPT) - The pandemic has dramatically altered the workplace, resulting in remote work becoming more fluid and flexible in the small and midsize business (SMB) ecosystem and beyond. Hybrid and …
10 industries with the most job openings
With the country recovering from the setbacks caused by the coronavirus, companies are hiring. Tovuti LMS used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out which industries offered the best prospects for jobs.
From New College to King's College: Do you recognize the original names of the Ivy League universities?
Since opening between 1636 and 1865, several of the eight prestigious Ivy League schools have been renamed. College Ave examined historical documents and timelines of the Ivy League universities to compile a list of their original names when they were founded.
How computer use in public school classrooms has changed since 2009
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HVAC technicians are in high demand — here's how to become one
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10 ways workspaces—and office culture—have evolved
Workspaces and office environments in the U.S. have changed drastically over generations. Firmspace compiled information about the history and trends in workplace culture and real estate from experts and news sources.
What manufacturing workers make in every state
Get It Made used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find the median hourly wage of manufacturing workers in every state across the U.S.
People think they should talk less to be liked, but new research suggests you should speak up in conversations with strangers
We found that people tend to think they should speak about 45% of the time to be likable in a one-on-one conversation with someone new. However, it appears speaking up a bit more is actually a better strategy.
Layoffs in these industries may be down to record lows
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How veterans' employment compares to the rest of the population
Stacker cited data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to visualize how veterans' employment compares to the rest of the population.
How you can support the next generation of small-business owners

(BPT) - In school, students are learning new skills that will help them achieve their dreams. For a growing number of them, these dreams include owning their own business. Small businesses are an important part of the American economy and have accounted for two out of every three jobs added in the past 25 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Investing in budding entrepreneurs today will help create strong small businesses in the future.

One way students learn about what it's like to be a small-business owner is through Junior Achievement, an organization that works to provide school-aged children with lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. Because Junior Achievement educators directly work with students in communities across the country, they have unique insight into ways to support the next generation of small-business owners.

In fact, according to a Junior Achievement survey, nearly 9 out of 10 (86%) teens indicated they had some level of interest in starting their own business. These students may decide to start their own business after graduation or bring their entrepreneurial ambitions into their college endeavors.

Schools provide important lessons about the skills and drive needed to own a business, but learning doesn't stop when the last school bell rings. Role models in the community can also significantly make a positive impact in forging a path for future small-business owners.

Engage kids

If you have children of your own or friends with children, ask them about their entrepreneurial interests. Tell them about your reasons for supporting small businesses and take them to these stores in your community. Oftentimes the owners are present, and if they aren't too busy, are happy to discuss their experiences.

Mentor and hire interns

If you own a small business yourself, consider hiring students and interns. This can help you during busy seasons while also exposing young adults to what it's like to run a small business. If developing a hiring program like this doesn't work for you, consider being a mentor instead. Your local business association or college would likely love volunteers and you'll feel good about making a difference.

Support businesses making an impact

Put your money where it matters by shopping at businesses that are helping entrepreneurs. For example, the Start Small, Grow Big program by The UPS Store is designed to support future small-business owners and entrepreneurs by enabling customers across their network of 5,100+ locations to donate to Junior Achievement USA upon checkout. All donations benefit Junior Achievement programs in the communities in which they are received. Learn more at TheUPSStore.com/StartSmall.

Start an entrepreneurial project

Whether part of a school assignment or just for fun, consider ways children can get a taste of what it's like to own a small business by choosing an age-appropriate project you can assist them with. You might help young kids run a yard sale or lemonade stand. Adolescents might start an online storefront for their arts and crafts, or perhaps for their tutoring or childcare services. Whatever the project, talk about goals, budgeting, customer service and other important components of a good business plan.

The future is bright as the next generation of small-business owners are learning important life skills and dreaming big. With these steps, you can help ensure their early visions empower them in the future.

3 tips to maximize your small business marketing budget
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Need to disconnect from work? Here are 5 ways to recharge and avoid burnout
(BPT) - If you feel like the stress of work is making it difficult to relax and unwind, you are not alone. Earlier this year, the American Psychological Association found that 79% of Americans …

Four Ways Families Can Combat Back-to-Routine Fatigue

(BPT) - The back-to-school season means much more than just a return to the classroom for kids, it also means new rigor to the routine as families manage life in and around school, work and …

Officers are increasingly acting as first responders. Here's how one organization is helping.

(BPT) - Imagine a life-threatening medical emergency, like a car crash, violent attack or overdose. When you think of the first responders on the scene, you likely picture the paramedics or emergency …

How technology and a software-defined future will impact how you live

(BPT) - The world around you is changing. Technology is transforming how people live, from the cars they drive to the appliances they use in their homes to the services they rely on every day. But …

Small business owner? How insurance can help protect your business

(BPT) - If you run a business, you probably already know that no two businesses are alike. An online jewelry business or web design service based in your home won’t have the same needs (or …

Award-Winning Insurtech, Quility, Embarks on First Student Scholarship

(BPT) - On Aug. 5, 2021, the day MaKayla Cook finished packing her bags and set out for her sophomore year at Appalachian State University, …

Best Buys for Back-to-School Essentials [Video]

(BPT) - The end of summer is upon us, which means one thing: back-to-school season! Ready or not — Momtrends CEO Nicole Feliciano has …

New survey finds teachers and parents are more confident going into 2022 school year

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotWhile last year’s back-to-school preparations were full of uncertainties, 2022 seems to be less stressful for many students, parents and teachers. A recent …

8 tips to encourage creativity in your tween

(BPT) - The tween years can be incredibly tough to navigate. Between trying to figure out their passions, building friendships and keeping up with the demands of school, many self-discoveries happen. …

4 tips to protect your kids online as they head back to school

(BPT) - Back to school means new tech and gadgets, from tech devices and online learning platforms to online-only textbooks. With new digital learning devices and platforms comes the need for …

Lance & Little League Announce the 2022 Coaches of the Year: Joy Magnabousco & Antonio Colon

(BPT) - Lance, the beloved snack brand that has been fueling America with its sandwich crackers for more than 100 years, and Little League are proud to announce the 2022 Coach of the Year Award …

Shop smarter this back-to-school season with these online solutions

(BPT) - The back-to-school season can be a time of relief for parents as children start to get back into the routine they know for most of the year. While parents may even get nostalgic for their own …

How quitting vaping nicotine can improve mental health

(BPT) - By Truth InitiativeMental health and nicotine use are connected in ways many may not realize with a large body of evidence revealing troubling links, including the fact that nicotine can …

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