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2015 List of the 50 Best Online Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education Programs

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SuperScholar, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a Smart Choice ranking of the 50 Best Online Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education Programs The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s College of Education leads the Smart Choice ranking, which evaluated and ranked schools based on publicly available information on accreditation, market reputation, awards and recognition, flexibility, accessibility, and affordability. Fort Hays University’s College of Education and Technology and Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology came in second and third respectively.

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Lowe’s Donates $500,000 to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Grant to Support Emergency Scholarships for Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announces a $500,000 donation from Lowe’s to assist students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This grant will assist graduating seniors in need of financial support to complete their final course requirements.

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Choosing a Major Based on Outcomes


As college students soon discover there is more to any career than a paycheck, but it is one big thing to consider when choosing a major, as it will influence your future salary. Most academic fields have at least one major with relatively higher earnings.    The infographic shown below offers a color-coded graph representing 85 majors over the course of 45 years and the income generated. There are also colored graphs representing the highest paid jobs in 10 different fields at entry level, mid-career, and late-career to see how they change or progress. Other graphs illustrate the top and bottom 10 majors based on peak career earnings. Lastly a graph charts earnings over career years based on the level of education received.

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Heading to College This Fall? Sallie Mae Can Help Fill the Financing Gap with a Responsible Private Education Loan

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Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Student Loan Offers Competitive Pricing, No Fees, Quarterly FICO® Scores for Free and Consumer Safeguards. Millions of high school and college graduates across the country have made the important decision of where they are headed to college or graduate school this fall, and now they have a new challenge—finding the right way to pay for it. After exploring grants, scholarships and federal loans, a private education loan can be an affordable and financially responsible way to fill the college financing gap. Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Student Loan® allows families to design the private education loan that’s right for them.

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25 Things I Wish I Had Learned in Law School


Students readying themselves for law careers should take time to set books aside and gain practical work experience while in school, according to a survey of 350 U.S. and Canadian lawyers by Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting services firm. Lawyers were asked, “What, if anything, do you wish you had learned in law school that would have better prepared you to practice law?” Among their responses:

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Echo360 and Cengage Learning Extend Partnership to Give Faculty and Students New Tools to Engage Before, During, and Beyond Class

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Across the country, colleges and universities are working diligently to ensure that students are progressing toward their degree. Research shows that increased student engagement has a significant impact on a student’s success. To enable greater student engagement, teaching and learning platform provider Echo360 and Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, have extended their partnership to combine textbooks and digital instructional materials with advanced student engagement tools for the classroom.  The goal of this collaboration is to provide faculty with easy, affordable access to innovative engagement solutions to drive improved student learning outcomes in US universities and colleges.

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Quotes for 2015 Graduates Infographic

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Words of Wisdom for Graduates The graduating Class of 2015 across the nation are dressed in their caps and gowns and preparing to embark on the next chapter in their lives. Whether a student is finishing high school or college, graduation is an important milestone. Tavorro has compiled a list of inspiring quotes for you to include in graduation speeches, scrapbook and craft projects or in personal notes to that special graduate.

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2015 George W. Bush Commencement Address to SMU Graduates


SMU President Turner Introduction and Bush Keynote 43rd President of the United States, Husband of SMU Graduate Laura Bush Former President George W. Bush had some words of wisdom for SMU’s 2015 graduating class. Thank you. Thank you very much. President Turner, thanks. Members of the Board of Trustees, Provost Ludden, faculty, staff, distinguished guests, parents, and — most importantly — the Class of 2015.  (Applause.) Thank you for your warm welcome, and I appreciate the invitation to be with you. You know, when I mentioned this speech to some pals, they were surprised I was going to give it. (Laughter.) I haven’t given a commencement address since leaving office. You know, my decision is quite practical. So I got a call from my landlord – (laughter) – Gerald Turner. (Laughter.) Rather than raising the rent or threatening to withhold our security deposit – (laughter) – I was relieved to hear President Turner ask if I believed in free speech.  (Applause.) I said yeah. He said, “Perfect. Here’s your chance to give one.”  (Laughter and applause.) As a proud member of the SMU community, I am honored to be here – truly honored – to deliver the 100th Spring Commencement …

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Memorable Commencement Speeches


It’s Harder to Be Kind Than Clever! Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder delivered some wise words from lessons he said “he learned the hard way.” Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.” Jeff Bezos Trust the Dots will Somehow Connect in your Future! Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple, explains how a single class helped shaped the future of Apple “If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class,” he said, “and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do,” “So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”  The Gig is Up Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor, writer and director, addresses the Yale College Class of 2011 during the traditional Class Day speech and offers the graduates insight and …

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