Washington, D.C. – New regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education will help protect students from unfair campus banking card practices that can eat into financial aid funds, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. The new rules cover banking cards will go into effect in July 2016.
“Students deserve safe and convenient access to their financial aid funds without incurring costly charges,” said Suzanne Martindale, staff attorney for Consumers Union. “We applaud the Department of Education for taking action to protect students using campus banking products from aggressive marketing, restricted choices, and high fees.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Education and industry leaders from across the state gathered this week to discuss how to build academic pathways that establish seamless connections between education and the workforce.
Tennessee has earned national recognition for forging critical relationships between education and economic development through Pathways Tennessee, the state’s multi-agency initiative established in 2012, focused on providing rigorous education that leads to relevant careers.
How many times has your child asked you why they need to learn Algebra or Chemistry? How many times have you tried to relate it to something interesting but came up short? Tying school learning objectives to the interests of teens is an age-old challenge, but always worth the effort.
Washington, D.C. – Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world.
That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation.
Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes.
Clarksville, TN – Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 marked the first Youth Christmas Party at the Leap Plaza which featured food, games, recognition awards, guest speakers.
Among those who presented, Quinton Hunter opened for the key note speaker.
Nashville, TN – The 2013 state Report Card posted on the Tennessee Department of Education website offers increased functionality for users to view detailed breakdowns of last year’s continued statewide student achievement growth.
The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity, and value-added composite scores. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – With the grant awarded to the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School and Middle College High School, the fall semester at Austin Peay State University kicks off with 170 CMCSS students who will be transitioning into college via dual enrollment.
More impressively, they are doing so without incurring any personal expense.
To honor these students, CMCSS is hosting a STEM Academy/ Middle College Dual-Enrollment Welcoming Convocation on Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00pm in the Ballroom of the Morgan University Center at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – You can be a great help to your child if you will observe these do’s and don’ts about tests and testing.
Do talk to your child about testing. It’s helpful for children to understand why schools give tests and to know the different kinds of tests they will take.
Explain that tests are yardsticks that teachers, schools, school districts and even states use to measure what and how they teach and how well students are learning what is taught.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is one of seven universities in the U.S. chosen to receive an inaugural $150,000 national grant to propose efforts that will increase the number of students receiving degrees.
The University was named to the Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) grant program, an initiative managed by the nonprofit organization Educause with support from the League for Innovation in the Community College and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit set for June 9th-14th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced there is space available for those wishing to attend the Fourth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 9th-14th, 2013. The summit is for high school students from across Tennessee.
The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2013.
The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
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