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Science Center Releases STEM Study Findings

The Carnegie Science Center just released the results of a study it commissioned. The focus was on STEM- science, technology, engineering, and math education.

10/07/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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Sparks Fly At 2nd Corbett, Wolf Campaign Debate

Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf faced off Wednesday morning on KYW Radio in Philadelphia, and it was a feistier exchange of views with both candidates going after each other.

10/01/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

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Marriage Made In The Heavens: Storm-Chasing Engineers Share Passion For Extreme Weather

Storm chaser Scott Nicholson remembers the day he first fell in love with extreme weather.

09/22/2014

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

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Why Every College Student Should File A FAFSA

The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.

09/22/2014

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What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant Program

The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.

09/22/2014

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Big Changes Possible At Woodland Hills School District

Big changes are being proposed for the Woodland Hills School District.

09/18/2014

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Wolf Visits Local School To Highlight Education Differences With Corbett

Tom Wolf highlighted support for public education with a tour of a local school.

09/15/2014

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Education Of A Hacker: One Woman’s Journey

As a “security aide” typist, Jen Havermann got her first exposure to computers while digging through databases.

09/15/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection Process

According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.

09/15/2014

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