Education Wednesday: Mentoring Towards Academic Achievement

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In education policy, metrics such as academic benchmarks and graduation rates define student success. Raising academic standards and implementing new learning models are indeed important to improving education for students and closing achievement gaps. However, mentoring, being a positive role model, and providing support that builds strong relationships with students is paramount to achieving better […]

Education Wednesday: Black History Month Edition: Continuing Education Reform

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In February we celebrate Black History Month by remembering the work and legacy of great educators. Heroines such as Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a courageous teacher who spoke out against Jim Crow laws in the 1900s, were instrumental in advocating for equality for minority students. Moving from the past into the present, more needs to be done to secure and increase access to quality education. Continuing […]

Education Wednesday: How to Ace Your Internship

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After the hard work of securing an internship, students must remain on top of their game to make the most of these important experiences. More young people must utilize internships to network, incubate new ideas, and begin building a professional portfolio of their work. While on the job, working smarter and leaving a memorable impression are the keys to acing […]

Education Wednesday: How to Secure Internships

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Along with academic learning that takes place in the classroom, college should be utilized for hands-on professional development. Internship programs offer students the opportunity to test their interests in real-world settings. For students hopeful to transition from college into thriving careers, capitalizing on internships is a must. Studies find that students who participate in well-structured internship programs […]

Education Wednesday: Continuing Support for First-Generation College Students

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Millions of students will become trailblazers this Fall as the first in their family to attend college. These first-generation college students face many obstacles just to reach higher education. Once there, it will take additional hard work to earn a degree. To ensure no student slips through the cracks, we must provide support that lasts until they march across the graduation stage. […]

Education Wednesday: Empowering First-Generation College Students

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My experience as a first-generation college student taught me that support at home, at school, and in the community is vital to reaching higher education. For students who will be the first in their family to navigate the road to college, just knowing where to start can be a challenge. However, as parents and mentors, and whether or not we attended college ourselves, we can do more to help […]

Education Wednesday: Funding College with Grants and Scholarships

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Applying for grants and scholarships is a worthwhile effort for every student as they prepare for college. Looking back on my own journey to higher education, one of my only regrets is that I didn’t tap as many resources as I could to make college more affordable. Now, as part of my New Year’s resolution to tackle […]

Education: FAFSA to Cover the Cost of College

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With the start of the New Year and new semester, many high school students are one step closer to graduation. While making final preparations for college, it is particularly important to plan for covering the cost of attendance. For any student in need of financial assistance, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is […]