Educators

Maryland’s Washington College Closed Indefinitely Amid Security Concerns

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Maryland’s Washington College closed indefinitely on Tuesday as state and federal authorities searched for an allegedly armed student facing an arrest warrant, the school said. The college in Chestertown was closed until further notice “in the interest of caution and due to new information received from law enforcement,” it said in a statement. The school was first closed on Monday after officials learned that sophomore student Jacob Marberger returned to his home in Pennsylvania to retrieve a gun. It had planned to reopen on Tuesday.

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Report Reveals Gen Z Work Styles and Trends

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Universum’s latest research report, Generation Z Grows Up, shows the next wave of digital natives are optimistic about the future and fascinated by entrepreneurship. The global leader in employer branding, Universum surveyed approximately 50,000 young people (born between 1996 and 2000) across 46 countries about their future careers, fears about work, and attitudes about higher education, among many other topics – insights hiring companies can use to attract and retain the next generation of digital natives. A copy of the full public report, Generation Z Grows Up, is available online.

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Scholastic Call for Submissions New 2016 Scholarship Opportunities for Creative Teens

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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, are now accepting submissions from students across the country in grades 7–12. For 93 years, the Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most accomplished visionaries and encouraged young artists and writers to pursue a variety of creative career paths and endeavors. In the 2015 program year, a record-breaking 300,000+ works were submitted for adjudication at the regional level, with more than 1,900 public, private and home-schooled students receiving national recognition. Each year, exhibition, publication and scholarship opportunities are made available to students honored through the program for their creative work in 29 categories, with opportunities expanding each year.

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Student Loan Forgiveness Forms and Guides

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. You can download the following forms and Student Loan Guides below: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program fact sheet (updated December 2015) [embeddoc url=”http://blog.tavorro.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/public-service-loan-forgiveness1.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”] Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employment Certification Form [embeddoc url=”http://blog.tavorro.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/public-service-employment-certification-form.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”] Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Q&As (updated December 2015) [embeddoc url=”http://blog.tavorro.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/public-service-loan-forgiveness-common-questions.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]     Connect With Us! icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-pinterest icon-instagram

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Why Your Students Will Benefit From Using MindTap

A new infographic from Cengage gives a quick overview of why MindTap matters to students’ college education. It shows what students have told them about MindTap and the benefits it offers to their own study habits and success. You’ll also find find other fun facts about today’s college students, including insights about their digital lifestyle of today’s students, reasons why a degree matters to them, and more.

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New Poll Ranks Affordable Network Administration Bachelor’s Degrees for 2015

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AffordableSchools.net, an independent college search and rankings site that centers on unique and affordable offerings within higher education, has released a ranking of 15 of the Most Affordable Bachelor’s Degrees in Networking and Network Administration. Utah Valley University (Orem, Utah) leads the list, with Florida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida) and National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (Rapid City, South Dakota) placing second and third, respectively.

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Survey Finds Majority of Teachers Do Not Feel Prepared to Use Technology in Classrooms

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Although 90 percent of teachers believe that technology in the classroom is important to student success, 60 percent of teachers feel they are inadequately prepared to use technology in classrooms, according to research released today by Samsung Electronics America and GfK. A nationwide survey of K-12 teachers revealed that while schools are taking steps to bridge the digital divide by putting more technology into classrooms, more action must be taken to ensure that teachers know how to integrate it into their lessons.

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