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What Speed Reading Critics Don’t Understand

The art of speed reading has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to apps like QuickReader, Outread, and, most recently, Spritz. We’re big fans of it around here, though it still hasn’t supplanted the more leisurely “reading for pleasure” pace when tackling the latest bestseller. But as a study device, you can’t beat it. Still, […]
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10 Advantages Of Homeschool

As a parent-to-be, I’m as terrified about the idea of sending my child to public schools as I am about changing that first diaper. Probably more so. No, definitely more so. Not only does it seem there are more and more school shootings, but there are countless stories across the web about how poorly schools […]
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Six Ways To Control Student Debt

There are only a few months until the college acceptance letters start rolling in and plans for the coming school year are made. Among those plans, students will be faced with a mountain of expenses as well as options for paying those expenses. Factoring in loans and financial awards, students will start to get a […]
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Big SAT Changes Coming In 2016

The College Board has admitted that its SAT exam doesn’t focus enough on key academic skills required to make it in the 21st Century, according to a new article from the New York Times. With that in mind, the organization is embarking on a number of changes that will result in a significantly altered assessment. […]
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Should You Take A Gap Year After High School?

A gap year is when you decide to take a year off between high school and college, and according to a new report from NPR, it’s starting to become a more popular way of getting ready for college. In a new episode of All Things Considered, host Audie Cornish featured takes from both students and […]
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Top 8 Learning Skills Technology Is Making Us Forget

Learning skills are the foundation on which all other knowledge develops, and as much as technology can make it easier to get the right answers or to understand certain concepts, it could also be holding us back in a number of these areas. We’ve taken a look at the key learning skills that seem to […]
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Top 10 Things College Journalism Programs Should Be Teaching (But Aren’t)

Journalism is a popular degree plan among many college students in spite of the fact that newspapers are dying. Students of today wisely realize that it’s a career path that can be quite lucrative, but unfortunately, they’re still getting taught based on an outdated model, oftentimes by instructors who no longer understand the lay of […]
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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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Free Tuition: Good Idea Or Problematic?

Free tuition may not be such a pipe dream after all, if Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has anything to do with it. The Republican has proposed a system in his state of jurisdiction wherein every student without a scholarship would have free tuition to any in-state community college. Haslam alluded to his plan in the […]
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