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To graduate in many states you are required to fulfill several requirements including obtaining a high school diploma. However, in Chicago students will soon have a strange but promising requirement. The requirement is students will have to outline a plan of future in order to graduate despite obtaining their high school diploma. The plan includes: a college acceptance letter, a job, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military. Mayor Rahm mentioned " We are going to help kids have a plan, because they’re going to need it to succeed,” he said. “You cannot have kids thin...
Paying for graduate or undergraduate school can be demanding.  Some of us are fortunate to qualify for merit-based scholarships which decrease the amount of student loans we take since scholarships rarely ever cover the full tuition.   Federal and private loans usually make up the deficit. Loans can be complicated without guidance. Often, acquiring a loan seems easy, but repaying it comes with various complications. Recent studies have shown that many borrowers, despite being intellectuals, often have no idea what type of loan they have or how to repay it.So when do you ...
2 years ago
STEM education is shaping the modern education system. The likes of math, science, and technology have been implemented more than ever. It is believed that stem education is the future of many jobs. To facilitate the learning process, a developer has created a chemistry app called Chem 101. The app is set to inspire new learners. The main purpose of the app is to rebuild the learning experience in stem. While the likes of e-books have broken through modern education, stem has remained untouched.  In addition, the app is aimed to emphasi...
Addressing gender and racial inequalities in STEM remains a social and economic pursuit. The majority of software engineers are white males. For example, at Google only one percent of its tech employees are black and only three percent are Hispanic. Oakland, one of the most diverse cities in the US, is implementing computer science as part of its curriculum in almost all of their public schools. Two years ago, there were only three public schools in Oakland offe...
3 years ago
Technology has been one of the most important factors in our daily lives. From requesting an Uber to simply manipulating our cell phones. All these technologies handed to us might appear easy from our perspectives, but it takes a set of skills and knowledge to establish them. That being said, Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. However, they strongly recommend young individuals to gain their knowledge starting completely afresh, while mid-career profession...
3 years ago
We often think about business startups, making money and ownership when we read about entrepreneurs. However, Matt Candler, the founder and current CEO of 4.0 schools, is looking at entrepreneurship very differently. He is utilizing an entrepreneur mindset to innovate schools in the United States. 4.0 Schools was founded several years ago to mainly serve as a platform for technologists and entrepreneurs to c...
3 years ago
Online classes are a convenient way to learn or explore new interests and hobbies. These classes are also often flexible in terms of time and completion. I'm pretty sure many of us have taken an online class as part of a degree requirement or professional development. But can you properly highlight these courses on your resume? The answer is yes, but by not doing it right can make your resume look unpolished. Here are
4 years ago
The growing emphasis (or overemphasis) on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in schools is not restricted to just America. It is a full blow global movement. Professor Sidy Ndao a professor at the University of Nebraska recently led a robotic event in Dakar, Senegal. The event's primary goal was to help students showcase their STEM skills.
4 years ago
A year without tests, classrooms and textbooks sound like paradise, but is it worth it? Many recent high school graduates are taking a gap year, a yearlong break between high school and college. The idea is for students to go on adventures, develop new life skills and discover a hidden passion. Malia Obama, the president's daughter, is one of the latest (and most high profile) students to take a gap year. The specific reason behind her deferral is yet to...
4 years ago
When was the last time you heard someone in the media or government say “We must support and help entrepreneurs because they support our economy"? Probably not. Entrepreneurs or business owners are often viewed as self-centered and money hungry. However, it seems that today's entrepreneurs are focused on philanthropic endeavors. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have donated a substantial amount of their lifetime earnings to various causes including healthcare, education and development. Rapper and hip hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs