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January 2017

By Erin Eagan
Did you know that your children can begin working toward a college degree or technical certificate while still in high school? It’s true. High school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements can take courses not available at their high school at any of the state’s technical colleges...
By Erin Eagan
The same message has been hammered into high school students’ heads for years: the only way to a high-paying job and a guaranteed spot in America’s middle-class is by getting a college degree from a four-year university. By now, we know this is not always the case. Instead, the only “guarantee”...
By Erin Eagan
Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet for 2017? Besides the usual empty promises that are forgotten by March, this year make a resolution that you’ll want to stick to… go back to school! Now, before you dismiss the idea as being unrealistic, give it some thought. There are reasons you haven’...

December 2016

By Erin Eagan
You can just see it. Your kids are off for winter break, and for two weeks their eyes are fixed on a mobile device, tablet or gaming system. Granted, winter is a tough time for anyone to get motivated, let alone teenagers on a break from school. But maybe this year you have them try something...
By Erin Eagan
Last year, there were more than 500,000 computing jobs available nationwide. By 2020, that number is expected to reach 1.4 million. Not only are computing jobs in high demand, they are high-paying jobs with low-unemployment rates. Despite this, computer science is largely absent from K-12 education...

November 2016

By Erin Eagan
Did you know that 40 percent of all federal aid-eligible students don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ? When you consider about 66 percent of high school graduates pursue higher education, that represents a sizable gap. According to NerdWallet, high school graduates...
By Erin Eagan
Many people dream of a career in health care, but being a doctor or nurse may not be a realistic choice. Fortunately, there are plenty of other professions in the health care industry that don’t require a decade of schooling and a lifetime of student debt. What about a career as an allied health...
By Erin Eagan
During the transition from military to civilian life, Wisconsin’s veterans often pursue higher education. While the skills and discipline learned in the service can give them an edge in the job market, it isn’t always enough. Knowing this, more veterans are enrolling in college than ever before...
By Erin Eagan
Starting or continuing higher education while trying to hold down a job is no easy task, but it can be done. With the rising costs of college tuition and living expenses, millions of Americans are working while simultaneously taking classes. So whether you need to or want to work while you’re in...

October 2016

By Erin Eagan
Time flies when you’re a senior in high school. We know because we’ve all been there. There are decisions to be made, deadlines to be met, and it can feel very overwhelming to a teenager. As a parent, you can help alleviate some of this stress by getting the “life after high school” process started...

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