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Put “Brain Power” on the Back-to-School List

Put “Brain Power” on the Back-to-School List

That groan you hear is most likely the collective sound of children’s disappointment that summer is almost over and a new school year is about to begin. And while you’ve probably thought of all the back-to-school essentials, there’s something you might not have considered — brain health. Based on considerable research indicating that diet, exercise […] Read More

Reinforce School Lessons at Home for Better Learning

Reinforce School Lessons at Home for Better Learning

As an adult, you may know that lessons learned in high school or college can quickly go by the wayside. Studies have shown that children struggling in school score higher on achievement tests in June than they do at the end of the traditional summer break. Even more concerning are findings that indicate how these […] Read More

How to Help Children Become Active Readers

How to Help Children Become Active Readers

Most parents understand the value of sharing reading experiences with their child. However, not all realize that the way they read to their little one, and even how they interact with their child during playtime, can impact learning.  Parents can help grow literacy skills while teaching their child to draw, play catch or count numbers. […] Read More

Earn College Credit for What You Already Know

Earn College Credit for What You Already Know

Despite signs that the national economy is getting back on its feet, Americans who lost their jobs to the recession are having a harder time getting back on theirs. Jobs have changed—a lot—and along with them the skills and knowledge required to enter and advance in the workforce. In the new economy, more jobs require […] Read More

10 Things Students Should Know About the GRE Revised General Test

10 Things Students Should Know About the GRE Revised General Test

Accepted by thousands of graduate schools and now more than 500 business schools worldwide, the GRE General Test can open up a world of opportunity for students looking to earn an MBA or other graduate degree. Prospective test takers have even more reason to take the test this coming August, when the GRE revised General […] Read More

Accounting Candidates Prepare to Join Growing Industry

Accounting Candidates Prepare to Join Growing Industry

While many industries have shed jobs in the face of a shrinking economy, the historically stable accounting profession is expanding as regulatory scrutiny increases and baby boomers in the field retire. Bachelor’s degree holders are flooding back to school to advance their careers and secure high-level positions now available in accounting. If you’ve earned your […] Read More

Find Out if Your Child’s School Makes the Grade

Find Out if Your Child’s School Makes the Grade

Parents send their children to school hoping and trusting that teachers and school systems are providing a well-rounded, holistic education that’s personalized and supportive. Now, thanks to an initiative by ASCD, one of America’s leading education associations, anyone interested in preparing today’s youth for success, can check whether schools make the grade. Using the “Grade […] Read More

Make Algebra Less Daunting One Game at a Time

Make Algebra Less Daunting One Game at a Time

The votes are in: parents would rather teach their children how to drive or educate them about alcohol and drug abuse than help with algebra homework. But parents aren’t alone in their terror of polynomial equations – 8th- and 9th-graders surveyed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress would eagerly give up Facebook and video games […] Read More

Looking for a Way to Boost College Persistence

Looking for a Way to Boost College Persistence

It’s great to get low-income students to college, but what if they drop out during their first year? What is the difference between those students who persist in college and those who do not? A new study revealed that the persistence rate in college from participants of a program that engages them to work in […] Read More

Students Learn Innovation and Creativity Through Science

Students Learn Innovation and Creativity Through Science

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could show off your idea for some innovative technology that will exist 20 years from now? Well, that chance is here for students in grades K-12. Even as U.S. leaders worry that we’ve fallen behind other countries in producing graduates in the critical STEM fields – science, technology, engineering […] Read More

Do Your Homework for This New Year’s Resolution: Going Back to School

Do Your Homework for This New Year’s Resolution: Going Back to School

Returning to college is never an easy decision—especially if you’re one of the millions of students who happen to be over 30 years old. Yet, in 2014, many will make the New Year’s resolution to do just that. Before deciding where to finish your college degree, experts say it’s paramount to do your research. “The academic […] Read More

Credit-by-Exam Helps Defer Cost, Accelerate College Pace

Credit-by-Exam Helps Defer Cost, Accelerate College Pace

It used to be that students attending college could only earn credits by sitting through weeks-long lectures, taking notes, and passing a litany of tests. Now, however, there may be a more productive way of earning credits for classes in less time, and at a fraction of the cost. There are no assignments to complete, […] Read More

The HiSET High School Equivalency Test — 10 Things to Know

The HiSET High School Equivalency Test — 10 Things to Know

It used to be that the GED (General Education Development) test was the be-all and end-all to getting your high school equivalency certificate. However, now there is another option. Twelve U.S. states have added Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) HiSET as a means to acquiring a high school diploma. The following list is designed to help you be […] Read More

When Called to (HOA) Duty, Education Is a Must

When Called to (HOA) Duty, Education Is a Must

Being on the board of a community association can be both rewarding and difficult — a minefield for even the most seasoned and well-intentioned mediator. Laws at the federal, state and local levels are changed, passed, or modified; buildings start showing their age; interest rates come and go more than two-celebrity marriages, and that doesn’t […] Read More

Study Finds Millennials Are Determined to Lessen Kids’ College Debt

Study Finds Millennials Are Determined to Lessen Kids’ College Debt

Poor parents of college-bound kids. According to the just-released 9th annual national “College Saving Indicator Study” conducted by Fidelity Investments, while more parents are putting away money to finance their children’s college education — 69 percent nationwide, up 5 percent from last year — they’re still on track to save just 27 percent of their […] Read More

The 1-2-3s of Teaching the Language of Mathematics

The 1-2-3s of Teaching the Language of Mathematics

Mathematics is the only language shared by all humans, regardless of native tongue, geography, economic background or culture. In today’s global economy, everyone must know how to speak math -; understand mathematical concepts. The key to lifelong, academic and economic success is the development of critical thinking skills and numerical fluency in math curriculums from […] Read More

How Schools Can Keep Parents in the Know

How Schools Can Keep Parents in the Know

You rush to get your children to their football game only to find out that it’s been canceled. Why weren’t you notified in advance? When sports and recreation directors make last-minute schedule changes, such as canceling a game due to inclement weather or having to change practice times, they may have to inform several people […] Read More

Reinforce School Lessons at Home for Better Learning

Reinforce School Lessons at Home for Better Learning

As an adult, you may know that lessons learned in high school or college can quickly go by the wayside. Studies have shown that children struggling in school score higher on achievement tests in June than they do at the end of the traditional summer break. Even more concerning are findings that indicate how these […] Read More

Libraries Are Not Just About Books Anymore

Libraries Are Not Just About Books Anymore

Parenting is one of the most important jobs a person can undertake. Although it is often said to be the most rewarding, it can also be difficult, lonely and, at times, overwhelming. Adding to the struggle is the need to find activities that are engaging, fun and educational for both child and parent. Many families […] Read More

How to Help Your Child Get Over Math Anxiety

How to Help Your Child Get Over Math Anxiety

Were you a math whiz growing up, or did you struggle and feel anxious at the mere mention of math? As a parent, you surely don’t want your child to experience the same thing. “It’s easy to help your child not only excel at math but also enjoy it,” says Raj Valli, the founder of Tabtor […] Read More

Tips to Start the School Year on the Right Track

Tips to Start the School Year on the Right Track

Back-to-school mayhem presents a number of challenges for parents. Each morning there are breakfasts to make, lunches to pack and extracurricular schedules to track — all while trying to get to work on time. So, how do you navigate the morning chaos and hold onto your sanity? With these helpful tips, you can make your back-to-school […] Read More

Navigating the Learning Curve of College Visits

Navigating the Learning Curve of College Visits

Finding the perfect college is kind of like investigative journalism — you must do loads of research, ask all the right questions and visit the scene to gather first-hand knowledge and experience.College visits should start percolating in the parental and student lobes toward the end of junior year and the start of senior year. Road trips […] Read More

Make a Smooth-ie Sell For the History Books

Make a Smooth-ie Sell For the History Books

In 1949, Americans watched in amazement as William G. “Papa” Barnard, the founder of Vita-Mix, liquefied eggshells, whole vegetables and whole fruit (seeds included) in his powerful stainless-steel whole-food blender. A super-salesman and pioneer in whole-food nutrition, Barnard proclaimed the healing power of Vita-Mix whole-food meals in a compelling pitch that made the phones ring […] Read More

How Schools Can Keep Parents in the Know

How Schools Can Keep Parents in the Know

You rush to get your children to their football game only to find out that it’s been canceled. Why weren’t you notified in advance? When sports and recreation directors make last-minute schedule changes, such as canceling a game due to inclement weather or having to change practice times, they may have to inform several people […] Read More

Guidelines for Making Kids’ “Screen Time” Meaningful

Guidelines for Making Kids’ “Screen Time” Meaningful

It’s a fact: Children today are surrounded by all types of digital media from a very young age. Educators, parents and caregivers are left with the task of navigating through a multitude of handheld games, toys and online resources while debating the value of these different options. Fortunately, research shows that computers can play a […] Read More

Gripping the Realities of Graduate School

Gripping the Realities of Graduate School

According to a 2009 study by the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 5 percent of the U.S. population has a graduate degree. The post-recession economy has placed increased pressure on job-seekers and working professionals to join this minority and gain a leg up on the competition. However, many prospective graduate students still need assistance in […] Read More

Study Suggests Today’s US Students Are Less Efficient Readers

Study Suggests Today’s US Students Are Less Efficient Readers

Do today’s students perform better than their peers in 1960? Given the advances in education and technology, it would be natural to assume that the answer is a resounding “yes.” But, when it comes to reading efficiency, new research suggests that that’s not the case.The research, published by the International Literacy Association, compares the comprehension-based […] Read More

Does Research Support Classroom Trigger Warnings?

As per the prevalent press, understudies are progressively requesting alerts previously educators cover touchy subjects, for example, savagery and sexual mishandle in class. The rationale of these “trigger admonitions” seems basic. Damaged understudies will encounter wild misery in the event that they experience indications of their injury, and alerts offer assurance by enabling them to […] Read More

The profession guidance I wish I had at 25

The profession guidance I wish I had at 25

Later on, when we turn 50, we will each be given a ticket to a time machine and, just once, we will have the capacity to return in time and converse with our 25-year-old selves. And still, at the end of the day, time travel will be costly and wreak devastation with regular customer programs. […] Read More

disinfecting and sterilizing are elements

What is an autoclave? An autoclave is a pressurized device that is used to sterilize equipment. This device in its function kills all kinds of bacteria such as fungi, spore forms, viruses and any agent that can transmit bacteria to liquids and equipment in use. It comes in various shapes and sizes depending on the […] Read More

child is learning?

One of the big questions most new homeschoolers ask is, “How will I know if my child is learning?” When a child is in public school he or she is constantly tested. Each week there are spelling tests, there are chapter tests on a regular basis, and in many states there is standardized testing. Many […] Read More

According to the Learning Disabilities

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not considered a learning disability.  But the reality is that many students who have ADD/ADHD have other associated issues which do hinder their ability to learn according to the traditional education plan that exists in most public schools.  Even without […] Read More

How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education   Matthew Carpenter, age 10, has completed 642 inverse trigonometry problems at KhanAcademy.org. Photo: Joe Pugliese “This,” says Matthew Carpenter, “is my favorite exercise.” I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is pondering. It’s an inverse trigonometric […] Read More

Exploration of the variety of teachers

Exploration of the variety of teachers’ VNOS in China: Is the “step-over development” approach effective? Abstract To improve the effectiveness of science teacher training, with regard to the impact of Chinese culture on teachers’ views on the nature of science (VNOS), a nationwide survey of primary science teachers was performed in China in 2013. The […] Read More

Video as a mediating artefact of science learning: cogenerated views of what helps students learn from watching video

Abstract “Doing” science in the form of practical work is one pedagogical approach to learning science alongside others such as talking science, writing science, reading science and representing science. However, scientific ideas cannot always be illustrated through practical work or field trips, therefore, different kinds of activities are needed to represent these ideas. This study […] Read More

Aims and scope

Asia-Pacific Science Education (APSE) publishes papers examining on-going educational issues associated with science learning and teaching in the Asia-Pacific region as well as research involving Asian students and teacher populations in other areas of the world. APSE seeks to provide researchers in the Asia-Pacific region with a central channel for disseminating research in local contexts about […] Read More

Study In Malaysia With Scholarships & Paid Internships…

Study In Malaysia With Scholarships & Paid Internships… Open Evening invitation for all prospective students/working professionals keen to explore potential higher educational opportunities in Malaysia. Date: Thu, 19th April 2018 Time: 04:00 PM – 08:45 PM (05 Sessions Each 45 Minutes) Venue: Bin Sulaiman Center, Prince Sultan Street, Jeddah Attendance Fee: SAR 30 Per Person […] Read More

Why You Should Study in St. Petersburg

The cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is a port city on the east-most coast of the Gulf of Finland, on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg was initially conceived as a business and cultural bridge between Europe and Russia, and its position on the edge of Western Europe and within hopping distance of Asia assures […] Read More

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