• June 29, 2016


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How Families and Teachers are Prepping for School this Summer

(StatePoint) It may be summertime, but parents and educators alike are beginning to look ahead towards the 2016-2017 school year. Here are three ways they are getting prepared.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Why your employer wants you to volunteer - and why you should
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Does your employer consider community service part of a job well done? If you’re wondering whether you should take advantage of your employer’s offer to pay you for volunteer time, keep in mind employee volunteerism benefits everyone involved — your company, the organization you’ll help and you!

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Friday 06/24/2016
Smart borrowing tips to help families pay for college
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Six months ago, getting an envelope in the mail from a choice college was cause for rejoicing. The coveted acceptance letter meant you or your youngster would be embarking on one of life’s most rewarding journeys. Now, however, an envelope from the college likely contains a tuition bill, and many families will be figuring out how to pay for higher education.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Think you know what public service professionals do for a living? Think again
Posted: June 22, 2016

(BPT) - What we think we know and what’s actually true are often very different. Those popular internet memes based on the theme of “what I actually do” are a humorous example of how perception and reality can differ for certain professions.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
The exception is now the rule: There's a 'new majority' in college classrooms
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When most people hear “college student,” they likely envision an 18-year-old who is fresh out of high school. But the student body on America’s campuses has evolved. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 75 percent of undergraduate students today could be considered “non-traditional.”

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Healthy career outlook for health care professionals with law skills
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Career opportunities in the health care industry are expected to continue growing more quickly than in virtually any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. Not only is the health care industry expected to add more than 2 million new jobs by 2024, many existing roles will continue to evolve, creating additional opportunities for professionals currently working in what is a very broad field.

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Monday 05/23/2016
College-Bound Students: How to Get Ready for the Next 4 Years
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Many college-bound students and their families underestimate the cost of college. Indeed, 31 percent of students who left school without completing a degree reported they did so due to financial reasons, according to recent National Center for Education statistics.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Math Scores are Slipping: How Your Child Can Buck the Trend
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) As STEM skills are gaining importance in the job market -- that is science, technology, engineering and math -- American students’ math test scores are slipping.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
5 need-to-know senior photo trends
Posted: May 11, 2016

(BPT) - Graduating high school can be both exciting and terrifying. You’re busy finalizing plans and enjoying those last moments with friends and family, but don’t forget about another important milestone during this time: your senior photos.

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Copperas Cove reminds residents of fireworks usage
Posted: June 29, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — With the July Fourth holiday on Monday, city officials remind residents that Cove prohibits fireworks within the city limits. The ordinance will be strictly enforced, officials said.

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Texas A&M chancellor to herald $1.5M grant in Killeen
Posted: June 28, 2016

Texas A&M University-Central Texas will make a public announcement today regarding a $1.5 million grant the university received through The Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative to bring an aspiring young researcher to the campus to engage in a collaborative solar research initiative.

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