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Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child becomea happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child. continue reading »

Leadership and Management: What’s the difference?

Leadership and Management: What’s the difference?

There is a difference between being a leader and being a manager. Do you know the difference? I bet you could easily point to examples of leaders and managers but may not be able to articulate the difference in words. You may recognize the person who is able to engage people in a cause or an event. This person, the leader, see possibilities and is able to help others see them. He or she can get individuals or a group moving to solve a problem or to introduce something new that may even seem impossible. continue reading »

New Rules for Spanish Speaking Preschoolers have Many Concerned.

New Rules for Spanish Speaking Preschoolers have Many Concerned.

New rules, which are expected to sail through the legislative process in time for the 2010-2011 school year, will affect hundreds of thousands of Illinois students. Old laws regarding preschoolers had no mention of English instruction. Soon, it will be required that pre-schoolers be educated according to the same standards as K thru 12th grade. continue reading »

What does it mean to be reflective?

What does it mean to be reflective?

As a rule we are busy people. Our lives are hectic and filled with all kinds of responsibilities that require our attention almost every hour of every day. It is difficult to get a moment to our self, to catch our breadth or to just slow down for a bit. continue reading »

The Pros And Cons Of Getting An Online Education

The Pros And Cons Of Getting An Online Education

Without a post secondary degree nowadays, you stand no chance at getting a job. This is because a university degree is the new high school degree - since everyone has one, it has become the new bare minimum employers look for. It won't be easy for many students to even get accepted to a post secondary institution due to limited space in classrooms, let alone trying to pay for the steadily rising costs associated with such an endeavour. continue reading »

Higher Education Officials Join Growing Numbers Calling for Immediate Action on DREAM Act

With commencement ceremonies taking place nationwide, the reality that a dead end looms ahead for an estimated 65,000 undocumented high school graduates is of concern to national organizations who today issued a call to action on the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 - DREAM Act, S.729, H.R. 1751). continue reading »

Hispanics, High School Dropouts and GED

Just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a General Educational Development (GED) credential, widely regarded as the best “second chance” pathway to college, vocational training and military service for adults… continue reading »

Parents as Partners in Reading

Hispanic parents care deeply about their children’s success in education. In many situations, however, Hispanic parents do not have a strong grasp on how to best support their children’s learning in school. continue reading »

Going Back to School: A Balancing Act of Time

How is it possible to add more to your already busy day? How can you go back to school and still do the things that you need to do each day? Can you just squeeze a little more time out of an already action packed schedule? continue reading »

Get a Degree It’s Good for the Neighborhood

I think that it is common knowledge that a college education, a four year Bachelor’s degree, is good for you as an individual and good for your family. With a Bachelor’s degree your career opportunities and job mobility increase. continue reading »

College Preparation for Average Students

In fact a staggering 95% of the students in our country have an average grade score of a B at the very best. But this by no means suggests that all hopes are gone for these students. continue reading »

Returning to School as an Adult

School days have changed rather dramatically in the last 10 or so years. School, particularly higher education, is no longer just for the kids. “School” can take place just about anywhere, in the community, in hospitals, in companies, in social service organizations, not only in schools. continue reading »

Community Colleges – A Smart Way To Go

While spending four years at a prestigious university has its appeal, more and more students are discovering just how smart it is to complete their first two years of college study at inexpensive, local community colleges. An associates degree from a two-year institution generally fulfills all the lower-division (freshman and sophomore general education requirements) when transferred to a four-year college or university, allowing the student to enter with junior class standing and focus on his/her major. continue reading »

Unemployment Rates and College Dropouts

Boy times are tough! Unemployment moves up more than down. More companies are cutting jobs with no plans to add any in the foreseeable future. The outlook is so bleak that many people have just stopped looking for work. continue reading »

Chicagoland Educational Opportunities for Hispanics

Often times we don’t really know what’s happening in our own backyard. We know what we are doing and what those who are close to us are involved in, either through family connections or geography. But we aren’t really aware of other things happening right under our noses. continue reading »