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The Galveston County Daily News: Education

December 8, 2016

Education

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
How Many Years Does it Take to Become a Doctor of Chiropractic?
Updated: November 30, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Did you know it takes seven years of higher education, intensive study, and rigorous training to become a doctor of chiropractic?

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Monday 11/28/2016
Mid-Year Motivation for Students and Educators
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The school year can seem long for students and educators alike. However, a mid-year infusion of new technology and tools can provide just the motivation needed to ace the rest of the year.

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Saturday 11/19/2016
Tips to Land a College Scholarship
Updated: November 19, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you are college-bound or already enrolled, experts say it’s worth investing the time to investigate scholarship opportunities -- even if you think you may not be eligible for most opportunities. According to a recent study, more than a third of college costs in the U.S. were covered by scholarships and grants in the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Friday 11/18/2016
A New Read on Literacy: The 3 Keys to Building Lifelong Readers
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 2:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's digital world, there is no denying the benefits of technology in education. However, despite technology's ability to provide students with countless books and online literacy development tools, too many students still struggle to read and too few discover the joys of becoming lifelong readers.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Too Much Stuff? Give Kids Experiential Gifts This Holiday Season
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - If, like many parents, you struggle with what to get your kids for the holidays, consider thinking outside the box and giving them gifts that will expand their horizons.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Initiative Transforms Libraries into Early Learning Centers for Families
Updated: November 04, 2016 - 2:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Remember your first library card? For many children, the library opened up doors to other worlds and was a haven to study, learn, and explore. And it still is.

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Monday 10/24/2016
Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the United States, and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Can't Seem to Save Enough for College? You're Not Alone.
Updated: October 10, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Saving for college is at an all-time high - give yourselves a hand, parents - but when it comes to actually meeting our own funding goals. . .Well, that's another story.

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
U.S. Apple Industry Supports Student Causes and Promotes Healthy Snacking
Updated: October 04, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - An apple a day keeps the doctor away and also keeps school programs in shape via a fundraiser sponsored by the U.S. Apple Association. The "Buy an Apple, Help a Student" program from the nation's apple growers offers a simple formula for supporting students and encouraging healthy snacking.

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Tuesday 09/27/2016
6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Good compensation and benefits, doing meaningful work, and having the opportunity to advance – those elements have always been what employees desire in a career. But do these desired job qualities have to come at the expense of discovering new careers?

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
3 common employment scams and tips to help avoid becoming a victim
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Military Training Happens Virtually in Florida
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida is no stranger to the entertainment industry. After all, it's home to the most visited theme parks on Earth. What people may not know is that the Sunshine State's entertainment expertise is also used to train our nation's military.

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Monday 09/12/2016
How Classrooms are Changing to Better Teach 'STEAM' Subjects
Updated: September 12, 2016 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) The U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skilled workers by 2018, according to National Math + Science Initiative predictions. In response, more educators and schools are embracing the idea that today’s curriculum must include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), in order to adequately prepare children for the future.

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
4 Tips for Getting Your Best High School Senior Photos
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As a senior entering into your last year of school, you have a lot to be proud of -- your grades, your accomplishments, your relationships, and, this year, your senior photo.

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Monday 08/29/2016
How virtual education could be a last-minute lifesaver for your expat child
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You know the right way to find the best school for your children when moving abroad is to do your research and plan ahead. But what happens when circumstances prevent you from preparing the way you’d like? Many expat parents find themselves in situations like these:

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Friday 08/26/2016
Help Celebrate and Support Teachers Nationwide During Back-to-School Season [Video]
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Eye Exams and Clear Vision Empower Students to Learn More
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Every child deserves the opportunity to excel in the classroom, and clear vision empowers students to perform up to twice as well in school, according to research from the Rural Education Action Program. In fact, experts at The Vision Council confirm that 80 percent of children’s learning occurs through visual processing.

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Great Gear and Tools to Motivate Students this Back-to-School Season
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) While some students are eager to return to the classroom, others may need a little motivation and inspiration.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Bright ideas to help working women find work-life balance
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Life for the modern working woman is a constant balancing act. She strives for success on the job while supporting her family and pursuing her own personal goals. As she makes her way through her daily to-do list, there's often one thing that gets pushed: time for herself.

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Friday 08/19/2016
Katy Perry Helps Support Teachers and Students
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know teachers spent hundreds of their own dollars each year on school supplies for their students? Katy Perry and Staples have teamed up to donate $1 million to support classrooms and encourage people to make their own donations at Staplesforstudents.com.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
5 tips to start the school year off 'write'
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 10:07 am

(BPT) - Kristen Chase, mom of four, parenting expert and co-founder of CoolMomPicks.com, partnered with BIC to share five tips on shopping, scheduling and boosting kids' creativity both in and out of the classroom.

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College May be Expensive, but Textbook Costs are Down
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that college is expensive. Students spend 39 percent to 67 percent of their overall yearly budget on tuition and fees alone, according to figures from the College Board. However, studies now show that students are spending less on course materials than previously.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Student Backpacks Are Literally a Big Pain
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Beware the overstuffed school backpack!

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Back to school tips: 4 ways to support local teachers this year
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, teachers across the country pour their hearts into helping students excel in school. Along with regular classroom time, teachers typically go the extra mile in various ways such as purchasing classroom supplies and offering their expertise during office hours, where students come in to receive one-on-one instruction. Teachers also attend school events, support students in extracurricular activities and often spend their free time correcting papers and jotting down notes to help students improve grades. 

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Did You Know? A School's Design Can Improve Academic Success
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) In recent years, policymakers have focused on how to improve student performance, scrutinizing factors like school day start times and the nutritional value of school-provided meals. However, the basic design and configuration of schools and classrooms can also have a major impact on student success, and this fact is now getting its due attention.

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Monday 08/08/2016
How to Cut Down on Back-to-School Stress and Spending
Updated: August 08, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It's an odd time of year. While there seems to still be plenty of summer left, glossy back-to-school fliers are filling mailboxes and inboxes. It's enough to give even the most easygoing parent a raging headache.

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Great Back-to-School Books to Enhance Learning at Home
Updated: August 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The back-to-school season can be the ideal time to get kids excited about learning. While teachers have the classroom covered, parents and caregivers can encourage kids to learn at home with great books covering a wide variety of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

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Thursday 08/04/2016
Here's Why You Really Get Tech Neck
Updated: August 04, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Imagine four 15-pound bowling balls atop your head, and you'll understand why so many people now suffer from "tech neck." Yep, the equivalent of about 60 pounds is added to the stress on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device -- think texting, for example -- potentially resulting in everything from headaches to back, shoulder, neck and arm pain.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
Envíe a sus queridos nuevamente a la escuela con estilo y comodidad
Updated: August 03, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias patrocinadas - La temporada de preparar para el regreso a la escuela puede ser abrumador con un montón de mochilas, ropa, accesorios y útiles escolares para elegir y comprar. Además, tiene que tener en cuenta el gusto personal de cada alumno. Esta temporada de regreso a la escuela será fácil con unos looks divertidos y personalizados que toda la familia adorará, incluyendo un toque personal a los uniformes. Aquí hay cuatro maneras de estilizar los básicos y crear un traje que expresa la individualidad de sus hijos y su estilo único, todo con un precio asequible.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Fun Ways to Help Ease Kids Back into the Classroom
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) After a summer of fun, getting back into the swing of the classroom can be difficult for students of all ages and family backgrounds. But parents can help, say experts.

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Sunday 07/31/2016
A+ college moving tips
Updated: August 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Across the country thousands of students are packing up their childhood rooms and heading off to a new adventure at college. The transition is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. The move itself, however, shouldn’t cause unneeded stress.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Balancing college and Olympic dreams: One athlete's story
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Between grueling training sessions, travel for competitions, personal life and family obligations, how does a leading athlete excel in their sport and manage college at the same time? Adeline Gray, a three-time world champion for Team USA in Women’s Wrestling, has not only been realizing her dreams in the gym, but also in the classroom. This year Adeline accomplished two of her biggest goals—graduating with a bachelor’s degree and making her first U.S. Olympic team.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
What You Don't Know About the Impact of Vision in Your Child's Life
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize -- it's already almost time to send them back to school. So you schedule appointments and check-ups, but one thing that often goes unchecked is a child's vision.

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Parents: How to Encourage Discovery and Fun at Home
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) As kids are getting into “back-to-school” mode, it’s a great time to get little ones ready for the year ahead. And while they’re busy learning their ABCs and 123s in the classroom, it’s important to keep them exploring, discovering and engaged at home as well.   

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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Summer brain gain: STEM activities gauranteed to excite kids
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When parents and educators discuss the "summer slide," they aren't talking about the cool new feature at the community pool. The term refers to the learning loss that kids experience over summer break, and unfortunately it can have a dramatic impact on their academic success.

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Thursday 07/14/2016
Families are Tapping More Scholarships and Grants to Pay for College
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to “How America Pays for College 2016,” the national study from Sallie Mae, the country’s largest private student lender, and Ipsos, a global independent market research company.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
Back-to-School Tips When You're on a Budget
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Between new clothes and new school supplies, back-to-school season can put a strain on household budgets.

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Tuesday 07/12/2016
American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation Prepares Next Generation of Female Leaders
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - On July 23, top teenage girls representing every state will convene in Washington, D.C. to vote on important legislation. But these representatives haven’t been elected by the American people… yet. The group of 100 high school senior girls will assemble for the 70th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, an intensive weeklong program that teaches responsible citizenship grounded in ethics and the principles of our nation’s founders.   

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Monday 07/11/2016
Tips to Keep School Work Organized
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) With so many classes and extracurricular activities, school can easily get overwhelming. The back-to-school shopping season provides a great opportunity to prepare for a successful school year. Here are some tips to help students get started on the right foot and stay organized throughout the year.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Tips for Back-to-School Reading and Beyond
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) As summer comes to a close, it can be hard for both kids and adults to get back into an academic mindset. Whether you’re a parent that’s dreading the start of the school rush or struggling to help your children rediscover reading success, the trick is to plan ahead.

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Paying for College: How to Make a Plan
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to planning for college, it can be easy to thumb through glossy brochures while ignoring one important reality: cost.

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Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Math Success
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) For many students, math is one of the most challenging school subjects to conquer. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways parents can take an active role in their children’s math success.

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Must-Have Mom Gear to Help Kids Start School off Right
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Going from lax summer schedules to the hectic back-to-school season can put even the most organized moms on edge. Luckily, arming your family with key items can transform back-to-school season from super stressful to supremely simple.

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Physical Activity at School?
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Only one-fourth of kids and teens are getting enough physical activity, according to a recent study; and physical activity is not just a necessity for a healthy body; it can contribute to a healthy mind.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
How Families and Teachers are Prepping for School this Summer
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 2:30 am

(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: July 06, 2016 - 2:31 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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