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What’s Missing in Today’s Music Education?
There’s no doubt that music education has deepened in its importance and broadened in its impact, but there still remains room to expand the conversation about what's still lacking.
Loni Love’s Journey From College Co-Ed to Award-Winning Comedian
The Emmy-winning talk show host of “The Real” shares how she came into her own in college thanks to a strong line-up of extracurriculars.
Chocolate and Candy: The Power of Sweet
Innovation in the confectionery industry is sweetening up the maker movement.
Merrell Twins Encourage Girls in STEM with Project Upgrade
Veronica and Vanessa Merrell are YouTube celebrities and true role models who are using their platform to encourage girls to take an interest in STEM.
It's Not Delivery, and It’s Not DiGiorno's: It's Robotics
They can mix a cocktail or fill your prescription, but can robots be trusted to prepare a fresh meal? Tech entrepreneur Julia Collins has leveraged the power of robotics to safely deliver fresh pizza throughout Silicon Valley, and is ready to conquer the rest of the country.
Mental Health Matters for High-Achievers, Too
39 percent of students report having at least one mental health diagnosis, and half of all mental health issues reported begin by age 14.
Better Make Room for the Next Wave of Determined Students
Better Make Room, Michelle Obama’s initiative to support students in the challenges of applying for college, has joined together with celebrities like Bailee Madison to encourage young people to commit to their future.
Why Male Nurses Are a Vital Resource for Teams
Despite a wide gender disparity in nursing, the number of male nurses increases every year and can lead to a more diverse and collaborative workplace.
How One Woman Is Shaping the Future of Medicine
It’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. We talked to Viki Bockstal, biomarker lead for Janssen Vaccines, about the role she’s playing in advancing healthcare.
How Two Twenty-Somethings Transformed Their 1978 Airstream into a Global Marketplace
We quit our day jobs, renovated an Airstream trailer and hit the road for a year with our business—okay, two years (and counting).
David Flink on Teaching Kids to Have Pride in Learning Differences
David Flink, leader of the Eye to Eye mentorship and awareness program, talks to us about appreciating students with different learning abilities.
Why Jamie Lee Curtis Is Passionate About Children's Literacy
Jamie Lee Curtis has worked hard to become an established author, winning praise from both readers and critics — and pulling attention to the page, instead of the big or silver screen.
10 Life-Changing Benefits of Studying Abroad
Thinking about studying abroad? Want to see the world? We compiled the top ten reasons for why studying abroad is a great investment.
Working from Home: Lauren Conrad’s Tips for Staying Inspired
Even if you're not confined to a cubicle, your workspace may be restricting your potential. New York Times best-selling author and reality star-turned-designer Lauren Conrad wants to fix that.
Steve Nash With an Educational Assist
Since 2006, the Steve Nash Foundation has worked to increase access to high-quality early learning opportunities.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Be Powered by Soft and Hard Skills
Innovation is moving faster than ever. It will take a blend of technical prowess, creativity and emotional intelligence to navigate this new business landscape.
The Top 5 Countries for Studying Abroad
For students hoping to expand their horizons overseas, Europe appears to be the way to go.
Lois Lowry: Sparking Hope in Young Readers
For anyone who counts reading as a hobby, or something more important, it’s a safe bet that for them the exciting challenge of a good book was established at an early age.
3 Ways to Simplify the Financial Aid Process
Students are collectively missing out on billions of dollars in aid because of a needlessly complex aid system. Here are some ways we can streamline it.
Lessons That Inspired Movement: Erin Gruwell 10 Years Later
A decade after the release of “Freedom Writers,” the teacher and visionary who inspired the film reflects on her path as an educator.
Toby Keith on Looking Past the “Made in America” Label
Country music icon Toby Keith breaks down what he believes in and what he fights for: American products, made in America.
Architects Strive to Build a Carbon Neutral Future
As the impacts of global climate change escalate, forward-thinking architecture firms around the world have committed to being part of the built environment solution.
How Can We Streamline Access to Financial Aid?
Our government is doing its best to help students from low-income families go to college, but why does so much of that money go untouched?
Robert Herjavec’s Top Tips for Protecting Your Company's Data
The IT security mogul lists best practices manufacturing companies should stick to if they want to effectively safeguard their valuable information from both internal and external threats.
5 Consoles That Changed Gaming Forever
What’s the story behind your favorite diversion? From the arcade to the smart phone, video game entertainment has evolved and only grown more enmeshed in our daily life.
How College Voters Are Debunking the Myth of Disengaged Millennials
With so many issues concerning college students today, it’s time to change the narrative that young people aren’t involved in politics.
Patriotic Spending Has a Bigger Impact Than You Realize
Many Americans love the idea of buying products and technology made in America over imports. But buying American made products may be more than a feel-good choice.
Manufacturers Prepare for the Factory of the Future
As the world becomes more connected, Industry 4.0 leverages automation and the internet of things to transform the way products are manufactured.
Innovation Clubs Help Manufacturing Keep Up with Tech
Public-private partnerships between advanced manufacturers, researched-based universities and government are delivering solutions and showing a powerful way for America to gain ground in the global competition.
From Misinformed to ADHD Advocate
I was feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life, and suddenly my son was failing school. Tests indicated he had ADHD. That shocking diagnosis changed both of our lives.
5 Times Computer Science Made History in Space
From endless lines of code to the ever-expanding galaxy, we narrow the list down to a handful of pivotal times computer science enabled us to go where no one had gone before.
Weighing the Price Tag of an Online MBA Degree
Advanced degrees are invaluable to anyone navigating the business world. Online, more professionals are pursuing an MBA at a fraction of the time and financial demand of traditional schools.
Building a Culture of Safety and Health at Your Worksite
Every safety and health professional wants to maintain a safe and productive job site. To do that takes more than following a few safety guidelines.
Creating Durable, New Paths Helps Employees Earn Their Degree
Starbucks joins forces with Arizona State University to give working people a leg up to get their degrees.
Venus Williams: Hitting the Books, Hitting the Court
From the tennis court to the classroom, tennis star Venus Williams discusses the inspiration behind earning her online degrees.
Smart Manufacturing Will Be the Core of a Healthier Economy
Not all trade jobs have to leave your hands dirty. In 2015, the two hallmarks of the ever-changing American workforce are rapid innovation and a culture of continuous improvement.
Serving Our Military Kids’ Distinct Schooling Needs
Recent studies have indicated that military and veteran-connected children face challenges, obstacles even, that their civilian peers do not.
4 Focuses When Picking the Perfect Preschool
Parents looking for good early care and education face a formidable challenge. Fortunately, resources are available to help.
How Investing in Youth Curbs Poverty
Experts agree that ending poverty starts with successful brain development in infants and toddlers.
An Early Investment in Our Children and Our Nation
Superintendent Jim Rollins started his career in Springdale, Arkansas, with a motto: “Teach Them All.” In the 30 years since, the students he serves and the district he leads have changed, but his effort to deliver has not.
Just How Important Are the Baby Years?
The science is clear: What happens to children in the first three years impacts them throughout life.
9 Life Hacks from Famous Fairy Tales
Think you can’t learn anything from enchanted princesses and talking cats? Check out the grown-up wisdom in these famous children’s stories.
Lori Greiner’s 2016 Guide to Female Entrepreneurship
Catching up with Lori Greiner from “Shark Tank” gave us an opportunity to chat about the women who’ve inspired her, how she handles her unique role as a leader in tech, the gender gap in her industry and more.
Back to Work: Bill Clinton Rallies Our Skilled Workforce
A selection from former president Bill Clinton’s "Back to Work," a book full of ideas about reviving the U.S. economy.
8 Things You Didn't Know About St. Patrick's Day
The historic Irish holiday is about a lot more than beer and leprechauns.
How Jason Fried Solves the Office Time-Suck
Jason Fried has become an advocate for workplace flexibility, and explains why letting go of the traditional office could be the key to unlocking greatness.
Out of the Box: The Perks of Working From Home
As more and more workers opt to build their careers from home, it’s never been clearer that work is an activity—not a place.
Why So Few? Empowering Women within Engineering
Because many people don't view engineering as a suitable and sustainable career option for women, we must dispel those myths and
prove that we're just as good as our male counterparts.
Andre Agassi: An Ace for Education
The tennis pro was a star on the court. Now he’s leading the way to make kids stars in the classroom.
How Diverse Books Make a Difference for Everyone
If we want to see all of our kids become strong readers, we need books that reflect our diversity.
Flexing Freedom: How Freelancers Do Their Best Work
As conversations debate whether a home or office environment is the most productive place of work, we delve into what makes flexibility so attractive.
7 Life Lessons We Learned from Charles Darwin
Darwin Day is February 12. Say happy birthday to the father of evolution by learning his life hacks.
Reshoring: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Imports
Substituting domestic production for imports is the most direct way to increase U.S. manufacturing while recruiting the future skilled workforce.
The Global Curriculum: Measuring the Internet’s Imprint on Education
In the not too distant past, graduate degrees were strictly residential. Those pursuing them had two options: move to a college town or enroll in a local graduate program.
Company Culture: More Women, Better Business
Representing nearly half of the total U.S. labor force, but less than a third in manufacturing, women are an underutilized talent pool that could play a pivotal role in driving economic growth.
Small Manufacturers, Big Difference
It can be easy to overlook small manufacturers, not because they are too small to see, but because they are everywhere.
Supporting the Backbone of American Industry
America’s manufacturers are creating good jobs, supporting successful careers, spurring innovation and sustaining economic growth.
Shipping Small Business Logistics to the Cloud
For many small and medium-sized businesses, freight shipping is a time-consuming, costly activity that is difficult to manage effectively. But this view is finally being rendered obsolete by technology.
Supply and Demand: Going Digital to Minimize Risks Volatility
Gone are the days of delayed shipments and miscounted inventory. There are thousands of “what-if” questions for global companies to answer in order to build a sustainable, efficient, responsive supply chain.
How Lean Manufacturing Is Transforming America’s Communities
Many warehouses and businesses are putting more emphasis on cutting out the “fat” or waste in the manufacturing process.
Weighing the Competitive Advantage of Reshoring
In the 1980s, offshoring manufacturing and eventually innovation was seen as forward thinking and driven primarily by the attractiveness of foreign low wage rates.
Autodesk and Diversity in the Work Place: A Winning Strategy
Exploring the Link Between Literacy and Health Care
Primary caregivers are in a powerful position to raise literacy levels, and thus improve the effectiveness of health care itself.
Language Literate: What to Consider Before a Trip Abroad
Okay, so maybe Americans aren't known for their foreign language skills, but our reputation for friendliness often precedes us. Read on for tips on visiting places where you don't speak the language.
Is Big Brother Hiding in Your Student’s Backpack?
What parents and educators need to know about safeguarding student data privacy.
Information Can Be the Key to Manufacturer’s Success
From hardhats to smart hardware, manufacturing enterprises have access to more information than ever. That data is a competitive advantage for them and their employees — if they can manage it.
Why Invest in Safety and Environmental Sustainability?
Just a few decades ago, companies were expected to make a profit, abide by legal obligations and pay taxes. In today’s world, expectations for companies are dramatically expanding.
A Strong Foundation Helps Build a Life-Long Education
As we rebuild our home and lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the importance of solid foundations, strong frames and quality building blocks can't be overstated.
A Career as a Simulation Operations Specialist: Making the Magic Happen
Healthcare simulations are a “safer, more effective way” to train professionals for real-life medical situations.
Earth Wellness Plays a Strong Role in Your Overall Health
Too often the link between environmental wellness and health issues is forgotten. However, there is a strong precedent of holistic treatment in the nursing occupation.
Shakira Knows the Importance of Accessible Early Childhood Education
As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and mother of two, Shakira wants more pressure to provide children worldwide with acccessible and successful early education.
The Role Diversity Plays in Academic Research
We talked to Zhenan Bao, a K.K Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University about how the tide is turning for women and minorities in research.
How Women Are Leading Public Health in the Nation’s Capital
Around the world, women comprise more than 75 percent of the health workforce in many countries but occupy the top health post in just 28 percent of World Health Organization countries. In fact, the majority of health administrators, health-sector CEOs and deans are men.
America’s 21st Century Healthcare Challenge Will Be Met by Women
We need to change the way we think and act on care: who provides it, and what it’s worth.
Meet the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare
It’s been said that nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without a prescription. Further, they are drivers of change and development in care facilities.
We've Reached 50 Percent. Now What?
In 2017 women represented more than half of incoming medical students for the first time. What future awaits these idealistic students, and their patients, when they have completed training and are in practice?
What Parents Can Do To Better Manage Spending In Video Games
Video Games have evolved into a completely different experience for children growing up in today's world. Parents need to stay up to date with the type of content their kids are consuming.
Penny's Journey with Continuing Education and How She Got There
The odyssey of a secretary that became a high-profile engineer starts with her gumption and drive to advance her education.
Hear From the Former U.S. Surgeon General: The Importance of Prevention
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, one of the youngest appointed U.S. Surgeon Generals, shares the inspiration behind his career in medicine and what fuels his uncompromising commitment to a healthier nation.
New Tools to Combat Harmful Drinking Habits on Campus
Many incoming college students see drinking as a rite of passage. What can schools, parents and communities do to tackle the problem?
5 Questions to Ask About Student Loan Refinancing
Much like mortgage refinancing, student loan refinancing allows you to take on a new loan that will pay off your existing student loans.
College Student Turns Passion into Bright Career
A young female entrepreneur turned the family trade of beekeeping into a profitable business that allows corporations to give back.
For Millennials, Jobs Don’t Guarantee Financial Security
Getting a job should be something to celebrate. But for many in today’s workforce, employment does not always offer assurance of financial well-being.
Bumble Expands Past Dating to Workplace Empowerment
Alex Williamson, co-founder of the woman's empowerment dating site Bumble, explains how women should be flexing their muscles beyond the dating world.
4 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online
Today’s kids might know more about using the computer than their parents do, but parents still maintain a responsibility to teach their children that ethical behavior is just as important online as it is in the real world.
Young Children Need Teachers Who Meet Their Unique Needs
Young children are shown to benefit when their teachers have specialized preparation in early childhood education.
Creativity and Science Go Hand-in-Hand
Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” talks about the importance of inspiring creativity and independence in kids as they are introduced to STEM topics.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses
Need a standout dessert to be the centerpiece of your next gathering? Hoping to one up that perfect recipe-loving friend or family member? Look no further than your friend: the cookie.
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