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What Would Increasing The Minimum Wage Mean For Students?

Increasing the minimum wage has been a hot topic of discussion in recent months, especially following President Barack Obama’s landmark executive order that boosted the starting wage of government workers to $10.10 per hour. Currently, in the non-government sector, jobs require a $7.25 minimum wage, and as a recent post in the Frugal Dad points […]
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7 Predictions For The Future Of Education

The future of education is either incredibly bleak or unbelievably optimistic depending on whom you’re talking to at the time. While some see education as an overly expensive wasteland with no real return on investment (ROI), others believe it holds limitless possibilities, especially as technology continues to redefine how we think about the classroom. We’ve […]
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Packing Tips For Studying Abroad

Studying abroad? If so, you may want to take a cue from the students of Iowa State University. In a recent post on the Iowa State Daily website, contributor Mariah Wellman asked a number of students what they would suggest from a suitcase-eye-view. It’s a consideration you don’t want to avoid until the last minute […]
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Winter Breaks: How You Can Use Them To Your Advantage

Winter breaks: The first days back can be a trying time. Trudging across campus or waiting for the doors to open in the morning while the temperatures are at their lowest. Getting in to a fresh groove only to have a week of school canceled due to winter storms. These are definitely not a few […]
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Could New Science Testing Be On The Way?

The American education system could be up for an abrupt overhaul of how it teaches and incorporates science testing into curriculum. While the proposed changes may be a very long way off, they are probable given the ongoing comparisons to the world-at-large and the agreed-upon need for the US to get ahead and stop trailing […]
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8 Best Literary Horror Books

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Here we are on Halloween night! If you’re still tuned in to Facebook or G+, then you’re probably seeing this as you come home from trick-or-treating. If so, great! That means you don’t have to let the rest of the night slip away without adding some terrific tales of terror to your required reading list. […]
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9 Great Teacher Qualities As Told By Students

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Great teacher qualities often depend on the age, the stature, and the profession of the person you’re asking. One thing on which most people agree, however, is this: the education system would be nothing without quality teachers and any deficit as far as that is concerned means that students will fall behind in a hurry. […]
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9 Frustrating Things About High School (According To Students)

The life of a high school student is filled with frustrations that can hinder the educational process and lead to many students dropping out in favor of their GED equivalency. Teachers are up against a set of politician-induced standards, and current modes of standardized testing require them to hit certain benchmarks or else. That can […]
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How To Get In To Stanford

Competitive advantages aren’t just helpful for landing a business investor or getting a bank to grant you a loan. They’re also necessary for ambitious students who are trying to get in to Stanford University or some other highly selective school. Recently, the question was raised over at Quora: “What were some of the major factors […]
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7 Skills That Should Be Taught In Every Class

Teachers come under fire all the time for “not doing their job” from people, who don’t really understand what the job is. Under the current system of education, a teacher is responsible for teaching the curriculum in their subject area and getting students ready for state testing. They’re pushed by administrators and politicians to adhere […]
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