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10 Students Who Overcame Massive Obstacles to Achieve Their Dream of an Education

10 Students Who Overcame Massive Obstacles to Achieve Their Dream of an Education

Whenever your morale starts flagging — when you start to feel like the world is against you, the obstacles in your path are insurmountable, or the goals you have set for yourself are no more than pipe dreams — take a moment to reflect on those who have faced even more impossible odds just to […]

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before College

Things I Wish I’d Known Before College

College is an exciting time in one’s life. The ability to learn about one’s passion is an opportunity for which you should take full advantage. The following infographic is a collection of learned tips. Essentially it is things that would have been great to know before starting college. Some of them are obvious, and others […]

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Ten of The Worst Teachers – Worldwide

We’ve all had them, bad teachers. Most of the time their poor performance is limited to laziness, poor skill, or other relatively minor transgressions. Every once in a while though, there comes a teacher who crosses over from “bad teacher” to “worst teacher.” The following are some examples of educators who really had no business […]

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Top Ten Lies Your Teachers Told You in School

10. The Peppered Moth Lie Told The peppered moths of Britain evolved from light to dark because of the pollution caused by the industrial revolution. Why It Is a Lie Teachers love this little story because it makes it so easy for students to understand the concept. The image of the light and dark moths […]

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Surprising Facts About Online Education

Surprising Facts About Online Education

Online education is quickly becoming a prominent and important piece of the education pie in the United States.  The explosive growth of this segment of education, even during a recession, is nothing short of spectacular. It is becoming clear that there is a fundamental shift in how Americans are being educated after high school. The […]

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The Wacky World of Corporate Universities

The Wacky World of Corporate Universities

These days, it seems like you just can’t find a job that doesn’t require a university education. Even jobs traditionally reserved for the non-college-bound among us now seem to come with a set of qualifying prerequisites. In fact, in today’s economy, even burger-flippers and call center operators can’t evade society’s insistence that every employee receive […]

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Ten of the Best High Schools in the Nation – What We Can Learn

Ten of the Best High Schools in the Nation – What We Can Learn

1. Talented and Gifted The School for the Talented and Gifted, or TAG, is a Magnet school in Dallas, TX with less than 250 students grades 9-12. Claim to Fame: TAG has garnered nation-wide attention for its unrivaled liberal arts program. The school publishes its own literary magazine featuring editorials, poetry and short fiction. This […]

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Bachelors? Masters? No Degree? College Education of the Mega-Rich

Bachelors? Masters? No Degree? College Education of the Mega-Rich

Education is an important factor in success. For the top 25 richest individuals in the world, intelligence and education certainly played a vital role in their success, but not all have MBA’s from Ivy League schools. In fact, very few do. Success in the business world comes more from consistent and cumulative learning over a […]

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Baby Boomers’ Choosing Education/Career over Retirement

Baby Boomers’ Choosing Education/Career over Retirement

Forget about Rodney Dangerfield’s silly role in the movie Back to School. Back then, in the 1980’s, it was the sort of situation comedies were made for. Now adays, it’s a common sight to see students 50 years and over, going back to school. With a mass of Baby Boomers coming of age, many of […]

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The Education Gap

The Education Gap

Whether we want to admit it or not, getting an education takes more than just desire. Several factors can influence how easy or difficult it may be for someone to actually attend school and attain the desired level of education. Below is an interesting infographic that illustrates a few of these factors. That’s not to […]

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