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Committed to care: Higher education institutions pledge dedication to student success
(BPT) - The future of higher education is often the subject of debate; what constitutes a valuable education for students continues to shift as student demographics change. Recently, government regulators and other external stakeholders have been questioning the value of for-profit higher education... Click to read more


14-year-old scientist aims to solve the energy crisis
(BPT) - The family trip. For most kids it's a chance to relax, visit a new destination, collect souvenirs, and create stories and memories to share with their friends throughout the year.For 14-year-old Maanasa Mendu, however, the family trip provided her with a vision of how she needed to change t... Click to read more


Igniting a young girl's passion for STEM
(BPT) - As a young girl, Ava Lonneman wasn’t about to let gender stereotypes get in the way of her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Although told in grade school that “STEM isn’t for girls,” Lonneman was not only driven to pursue her own STEM dreams, she inspired her pe... Click to read more


Smart ideas for supporting your child's education in 2017 and beyond
(BPT) - The education children receive today will help them throughout their lives. School is the fundamental component of the learning process, but education doesn't stop when kids arrive back home at the end of the day.“Education and family go hand in hand,” says Ellen Marks, curriculum director ... Click to read more


It's 2017: Do you know how old your farmer is?
(BPT) - Smartphone? Check. GPS? Check. Seed, fertilizer and tractor? Check. Welcome to the world of modern agriculture, where high-tech is the rule and savvy millennials are in demand as U.S. agriculture embraces the many challenges of feeding a growing world.From planters guided by GPS to corn and... Click to read more


What drives us? [Infographic]
To further its ongoing mission to improve lives through meaningful innovation, Philips Sonicare, the power toothbrush brand most recommended by U.S. dentists and hygienists, has partnered with TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading. To kick off the partnership, Philips supported a s... Click to read more


The best ways to support veterans in 2017
(BPT) - As the new administration and Congress settle into office, many organizations are working hard to put America's 21 million veterans at the top of the nation's 'to-do' list.'Veterans share a common thread - regardless of where they served or for how long - they are driven to protect our coun... Click to read more


Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent
(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave... Click to read more


The next big IT career: Data analytics turns big data into career opportunities
(BPT) - Career opportunities in technology continue to expand exponentially: the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 12 percent, adding nearly half a million new jobs by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. What’s more, the medi... Click to read more


Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans
(BPT) - While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice ... Click to read more


Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future
(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do you rea... Click to read more


Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas
(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of “smart’ technologies for h... Click to read more


The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally
(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, d... Click to read more


Tech strengthens family's love for farming
(BPT) - Less than an hour south of Philadelphia, deep in the heart of New Jersey farm country, the DuBois family works year-round to help put dinner on the table for American families.Marlene and Henry DuBois, along with their daughter, Crystal, and son, Byron, farm roughly 4,000 acres. Theirs is a... Click to read more


3 tips for getting the most out of working on a diverse team
(BPT) - Growing up, we're constantly taught to play well with others. Did you know that skill might actually help you land a job? Nearly 80 percent of employers seek candidates who work well on a team, according to a National Association of College and Employers report. From automotive engineering ... Click to read more


How youth team sports are shaping kids' and teens' values on and off the field
(BPT) - 2016 will be remembered for is its exciting and emotional highlights of sports teams working together to achieve new heights, from hometown heroes to some of sports history’s greatest athletes. Whether it’s a neighborhood scrimmage or a national championship, experts agree that the benefits... Click to read more


Yes! Screen time can be good for young kids: Experts agree digital education may help young kids learn
(BPT) - For years, parents and pediatricians fretted over how much screen time was too much, especially for very young children. Many child health experts advised minimal screen time for elementary-aged kids and none at all for children younger than 2. New research, a revised policy from the Americ... Click to read more


One thing can help children eat more vegetables at school
(BPT) - The U.S Department of Agriculture proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government in 2012. These changes aimed to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but the rea... Click to read more


Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps [Video]
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Winning the fight against the dropout rate one student at a time
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