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By Erin Eagan
The advent of online education has drastically changed the education landscape. It has opened up a world of new opportunities for anyone interested in learning — and the skyrocketing numbers reflect that. In the last 15 years, enrollment in online courses in the US has more than quadrupled. In fact...

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By Erin Eagan
The school year is coming to a close, and while kids may be bursting with excitement, parents are wondering how to keep them entertained during those long summer days. Rather than spend hours in front of a screen, offer them something that will keep them engaged and learning — while having fun!...

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students and medical textbooks
By Erin Eagan
Textbook costs have risen three times faster than the rate of inflation over the past 10 years, forcing many students to alter their course load, withdraw or simply not enroll. According to the 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey, 67% of postsecondary students did not purchase the...

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By Erin Eagan
Foxconn Technology Group has announced round one winners from its Smart Cities — Smart Futures competition, recognizing the most innovative ideas to help develop needed housing, infrastructure and other systems in southeastern Wisconsin. A panel of 50 judges evaluated 325 submissions and selected...

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improving productivity through training
By Erin Eagan
For over 25 years, youth apprenticeship programs have been connecting Wisconsin’s employers to the future workforce. Youth apprenticeships give employers the opportunity to mentor eager high school juniors and seniors as they explore future careers. They create an ideal environment for employers to...

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By Erin Eagan
Companies that have become household names all started out with an idea and a dream. Steve Jobs started Apple in a garage. Mark Zuckerberg built what is now Facebook in his Harvard dorm room. But all around us there are everyday people who also had aspirations of starting their own business. At...
By Susan Pohorski
Are you among the 79 percent of parents of prospective college students who are questioning the return on investment of a college education? According to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep and Money magazine, only one in five parents surveyed think the cost of a four-year college degree is worth “the...
By Susan Pohorski
If you and your child are looking for careers with a bright future, consider the many occupations in Information Technology, or IT. As parents, our job is to prepare our children for the future. To help them learn the skills necessary to live their lives independently. We want them to be able to...
By Susan Pohorski
What comes to mind when you think of college classes? Large lecture halls filled with students nodding off? Looking down on an instructor standing in front of a projected presentation? For many of us, this is not the most desirable way to learn. Most of us want the Cheers atmosphere—“Where...
By Susan Pohorski
You may have heard other parents complain about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Many families dread having to go through this each year. While the federal government is working on simplifying the process, there will still be some work and advance preparation to filling out...

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