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What's the Makers Movement about? Reinventing the world one child at a time
(BPT) - Can kids playing with Legos make the world a better place? Will children who build their own rocket ships or dollhouses go on to be the adult innovators of tomorrow, who take on the world’s challenges with technology and creativity? If 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee is an example of youn ...
Learn how to become a certified WOC nurse [Infographic]
(BPT) - Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses play a pivotal role in providing optimal patient care in multiple health care settings. These nurses facilitate and enhance care for patients suffering from wounds, ostomies and urinary and fecal incontinence that require both acute and rehabilitativ ...
Want to make a difference? Be inspired to work in public service
(BPT) - What jobs come to mind when you think of public service professions? Police officers, firefighters and community service advocates are likely responses. And you are correct; those are all admirable public service careers, but there’s so much more than that. There are many facets within ...
Two-year degree programs and one-year certificates can open doors to in-demand careers in health care technology
(BPT) - Tiffany Fair initially ruled out a career in health care. She assumed most available positions were for nurses, and she knew she could never get past her fear of seeing blood. Fair’s outlook on the industry changed quickly when she learned about the growing field of health information ...
Hollywood to sports stadiums, modern accountants go exciting places
(BPT) - Pop culture tends to portray accountants as number-obsessed managers tethered to their desks. But this picture doesn’t reflect the reality of the profession today. Accounting work environments aren’t limited to the desks of public accounting firms, and accounting job responsibili ...
Dorm dwelling? Tips to make the move go smoothly
(BPT) - There’s no traveling light when you’re moving into a dorm room; college calls for a lot of stuff. Smart storage options can help you find a place for everything once you’re there, but transporting your belongings from home to a far-off campus – or even one close to ho ...
The new SAT: What students and parents need to know to prepare
(BPT) - The SAT – widely considered to be one of the most important exams a student will take in his or her academic life – is changing drastically. When students sit down for the test in March 2016, they’ll encounter a completely redesigned format that places significant emphasis ...
Five ways to make your home office efficient and productive
(BPT) - Working from home is a growing trend, with 3.3 million people telecommuting at least half the time, according to the 2012 American Community Survey conducted by Global Workplace Analytics. The cost savings for not having to commute, being able to work in the comfort of your own home and havi ...
Filling the gap: Community programs feed low-income children over the summer
(BPT) - When summer comes along, kids and teens have plenty to look forward to: pool time, sports camp, three months of freedom and no homework. But some low-income kids might actually be looking forward to their next meal.During the school year, more than 20 million low-income children receive free ...
Changing healthcare requirements prompt registered nurses to earn bachelor's degrees
(BPT) - Laura Gilmore earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2012, more than five years after she got her first job as a nurse. Today, as the Magnet Coordinator for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois, Gilmore reflects on the decision to pursue her BSN.&ld ...
7 fun ideas to prevent summer learning loss
(BPT) - Students of all ages look forward to the carefree days of summer, yet parents and teachers nationwide worry about the summer slide – the learning loss that happens to all children when they are out of school. Fortunately, preventing learning loss isn’t difficult if you plan some ...
Financial management tips for adult learners going back to college
(BPT) - The ever-rising price tag of college education has been in the news for years, with the average cost hovering just less than $20,000 a year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That number, however, speaks to first-timers enrolled full-time in a four-year or two-year c ...
Career college or community college? Deciding which is right for you
(BPT) - What’s the difference between a career college and community college? While both types of learning institutions share the goal of enriching students’ lives through education, the experience they provide to students can vary greatly.Community college, educational and social enrich ...
4 top technology degrees for today's career seekers
(BPT) - The career outlook for technology professionals remains highly promising. With so many emerging employment opportunities, The White House announced the TechHire initiative in March to encourage American cities to offer training to prepare the workforce for careers in growing tech fields.The ...
Keeping teens on track: National high school graduation rate still shows room for improvement
(BPT) - It’s graduation season, and across the country many families will revel in their graduate’s accomplishments. Nationally, there’s reason to celebrate, too; 81 percent of American high school seniors are expected to graduate this year, the highest rate ever, according to the ...
Aviators to divers, more adventurous job opportunities opening up to women
(BPT) - Women now represent nearly half of the American workforce, and more than half of all American women work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only are more women working, more are earning college educations, and more are entering fields once considered male-dominated. Young wome ...
The top food trends to focus on in 2015
(BPT) - No two days are ever the same in the restaurant industry. Every hour new restaurants open, expand or franchise to meet the needs of their customers. Meanwhile, visionary restauranteurs are constantly creating new processes or taste sensations that create and respond to demand. To keep up in ...
The demands of tomorrow are facing today's accountants
(BPT) - Technology is rapidly changing all industries, including the accounting profession. An accountant from 30 years ago would barely recognize the field as it exists today, as mobile devices and cloud computing have begun to automate many of the day-to-day responsibilities of accountants. The in ...
Reading outside of school is very important for kids
(BPT) - Reading is a fundamental skill people use throughout their lives, and in this digital age reading is more important than ever. When children and tweens read, they improve their reading skills and they also improve their comprehension, knowledge base, concentration and vocabulary. Many childr ...
How you can give back to those who gave everything
(BPT) - When a dog named Smuckers started digging in her Colorado backyard, her owners had no idea what she would find. The object was shiny and metal, and it could have been a coin, a bottle cap or a washer. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be none of these things. It was something much mor ...
Nurse-patient relationship is key to improved health outcomes
(BPT) - The Journal for Nurses in Professional Development defines the art of nursing, the human connection between nurse and patient, as a combination of compassionate concern, openness, physical availability and empathetic attention. Nurses from a related study who demonstrated this type of care f ...
What is an education worth to me? [infographic]
(BPT) - Are you wondering whether heading to college is the right path for you? There's no doubt that the cost of college is substantial and you're probably wondering if it's really worth it. What kind of payback can you expect from your investment in a college education? Here are some statisti ...
Children and summer learning: 5 building blocks for their brains
(BPT) - "No more pencils and no more books" is a chant heard on playgrounds across the country when the final bell releases students for the summer months. And while Alice Cooper's lyrics go on to showcase how excited the children are about their freedom from homework, they also highlight one of the ...
Serving up careers for returning veterans
(BPT) - May marks Military Appreciation Month, a time to reflect on the more than 21 million military veterans living in the U.S., many who are faced with the decision of ‘what’s next for my career?’ after returning to civilian life.Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of service me ...
Career-switchers find an opportunity to make a difference in education professions
(BPT) - An ex-law enforcement officer, a legacy teacher who grew up in a family of educators, and a professor who recalls being the student no teacher wanted in a class – though they come from very different places, today’s educators cite a common influence for choosing education careers ...
Accounting is more than a straight numbers game
(BPT) - An accounting degree can take you far from your desk and into an amazing career. From the traditional route to jobs such as investigating white collar crime - accounting is an exciting and growing field with numerous specializations. See more at: http://bit.ly/1KAen72.
K-12 students finding success with digital learning
(BPT) - With more school choices than ever before and the evolution of technology, students are redefining their own path to a successful K-12 education. Families are building complete, harmonious educational experiences for their children - dubbed “Generation DIY” by education experts - ...
Want to work with a diverse company? Tips to tell the factual from the fake
(BPT) - Americans are becoming more committed to diversity and inclusion than ever before. They look to do business with companies that are truly diverse, too. Not only does this align with their values, it offers a distinct advantage: companies with more diverse teams are also top financial perform ...
Hands-on learning better prepares students for cyber security careers
(BPT) - Cyberattacks like the hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Target have put serious cybercrime on the radar of the American public and government alike, so it’s no surprise that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the cyber security industry will grow 37 percent by 20 ...
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