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College Entrance Exams: What Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators Can Do to Help Students Succeed

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Sarah Cornelius

The SAT® and ACT® tests can have a significant impact on which colleges or universities accept a student. Here’s what all of the adults in students’ academic lives—including parents, teachers, and school administrators—can do to support success on these important exams.

10 Fast Facts to Help Parents Fill Out the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

Filling out the FAFSA is the first step for most families to getting the dollars needed to make college affordable. Here's 10 fast facts to help you understand the process.

Exploring the Latest Trend in STEM Learning: Seals, Certifications, and Other Endorsements

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Brianna Pyka

Education is changing fast, and STEM learning may be changing even faster.

Preparing Your Child for College: 5 Critical Soft Skills for College Readiness

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Sarah Cornelius

"Soft skills" go beyond standard classroom studies; they are college- and career-readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. Here are five soft skills that are key to a great college experience.

Paying for College: 5 Tips for Parents to Navigate the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

The best place to start the hunt for college financial aid is filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Here are five tips to help you understand the process and make the most of your application.

Education Leadership: How Career and Technical Education Options Engage Students and Raise Graduation Rates

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Jasmine Auger

A high school diploma is more essential than ever before. Career and technical education programs can be a great solution to engage struggling students and keep them in the classroom.

Paying for College: 10 Tips to Help Parents Plan Ahead

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Sarah Cornelius

College education is certainly valuable, but it’s not necessarily a value.

[CTE Month] What Parents Need to Know About Career and Technical Education

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Sarah Cornelius

Career and technical education is making a big difference in student outcomes both inside the classroom and in the working world. Here are six things parents should know!

[Adult + HigherEd] Expanding Allied Health Education with Edmentum & Carone Learning

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Sarah Cornelius

Many of today’s fastest-growing careers are in the allied health field. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Carone Learning, a leading provider of online health, physical education, elective, and career courses, to help you expand options for your adult learners!

Re-Thinking the Importance of Industry Partnerships in Career and Technical Education

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Shannan LaMalfa

Successful CTE initiatives require careful planning, close collaboration with industry and curriculum providers, as well as high-quality ongoing training.

Preparing for College Entrance Exams: How Parents Can Help Students Succeed

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Sarah Cornelius

The ACT and SAT—almost every high school student and parent is familiar with these college entrance exams, and for many, they come with a big sense of trepidation. Here's eight tips to help parents take the fear-factor out of these tests for your students!

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