• November 28, 2014

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Don’t Let Kids' Brains Go on Vacation During the Holiday Season

(StatePoint) You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Expand your career options with a global perspective
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it employs and serves a diverse population. Employees who recognize and understand different business opportunities, cultures and strategies can help a company successfully negotiate diverse situations.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known collectively as STEM -- has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push by educators to change the focus from STEM to STEAM, and add arts back into the mix for a more well-rounded education.

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Tuesday 11/04/2014
New 'Best Places' lists help veterans make transition
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Active Reservist Lisa De Leon had a tough decision to make a year ago when the government temporarily shut down. The 40-year-old single mother of sons ages 16, 15 and 13 considered uprooting her family from San Antonio, Texas for a nationwide job search. However, she had an incomplete college degree in an extremely tight labor market.

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Monday 11/03/2014
Millions with college credit contemplate degree completion
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. This age-old adage resonates for many whose personal or professional obligations delayed or rerouted their educational goals. The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to pause, take stock in your goals and make a plan for how you can achieve them, including going back to school to finish the education you started and finally earning that college degree.

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Monday 10/27/2014
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills students will need to be successful in college and the workforce. What does this mean for your children and their education?

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Friday 10/24/2014
Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the Heartbleed bug, which compromised the security of some of the country’s largest companies in April 2014. Today cyber hacking – a crime that exploits technology to compromise personal information – is all too familiar.

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Friday 10/17/2014
Afterschool Participation Grows but Unmet Demand Nears 20 Million Children
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) “America After 3 PM,” a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Education pathways: K-12 students find success in virtual school
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With more school choices than ever and the evolution of technology, students are redefining their own pathway to a successful K-12 education. More families are building complete, harmonious educational experiences for their children by choosing schools that meet their needs at a point in time – whether the school is traditional brick and mortar, private or charter. Over the past decade, families have added fully online and blended schools to their list of options – making online learning one of the fastest growing forms of education in the U.S. today.

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Holiday trash pickup
Posted: November 26, 2014

Area cities provided information about their holiday trash pickup schedules.

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Judge considers motions by McQueen defense team
Posted: November 26, 2014

FORT HOOD — A military judge continues to consider motions to dismiss or move the court-martial of a noncommissioned officer accused of trying to coax female soldiers into prostitution.

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