USF team receives grant to help caregivers support preschoolers’ mental health

A USF research team has received a $50,000 grant from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood to launch a new project that will help caregivers identify early warning signs of mental health issues in young children. The project, titled “Project Begin Well,” will increase caregivers—including parents, early childhood educators and school personnel’s—mental health literacy and use of critical support services available for preschool-aged children (3-5 years old). The goal of the project is to encourage the early adoption of supports for young children and to reduce stigmas often associated with using mental…

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Indian Government Education Loan Schemes To Help Students Study Abroad : Interest Subsidy

1. Padho Pardesh What are the objectives of the Padho Pradesh Scheme? The objective of this scheme is to awards interest subsidy to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of the notified minority communities as declared in section 2(c) of National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education abroad and hence enhance their employability. What are the eligibility criteria of the Padho Pradesh Scheme? You should have secured admission in the approved courses at Masters level/Ph.D./M.Phil level abroad courses. You must…

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Digit wants to help you pay off your student loans faster

Digit, the automated savings app, wants to help borrowers repay their $1.5 trillion in student loan debt faster. Student Loan Payments, the app’s latest tool, allows users to allocate some of their automated savings to make extra payments on top of the user’s standard monthly bill. It works like this: If you have a Digit account, create a student loan goal and connect your loan account to the app. If you already have a student loan goal with Digit, you can change the settings to enable additional payments. The app…

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Have a question on loans? This may help you

> I plan to take a loan for my son’s higher education. Do I have to pay EMI from the day I get it? – Gaurav Singh No, in an education loan the EMI essentially starts after completion of the course. In the interim period, you may clear the interest component, every month. In this period, the interest applied is simple interest and not compounded. > I want to invest some money in stocks. Can I take a bank loan to invest? —KS Sujan As an advisor, I would discourage…

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Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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This set of online classes can help you master the entire Microsoft Office Suite

Don’t let your Google Docs-loving friends tell you otherwise – Microsoft Office is still the king of the professional world. If you want to be a top performer in the office, you need to have a solid understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. These programs can be challenging to learn, but there’s a new collection of online classes that’s great for newbies and experienced users alike: The Complete Microsoft Office Certification Bundle. This four-course collection gives you 20 hours of instruction in Excel, PowerPoint, and Access so you can not only learn the…

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Lasith Malinga approaches Zaheer Khan for help in prolonging career

Lasith Malinga, who will lead Sri Lanka cricket team in the fourth ODI against Indian cricket team in Colombo, and Zaheer Khan were teammates at Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.(Getty Images) Sri Lanka cricket team pace spearhead Lasith Malinga has laboured for wickets since his international comeback after a year-and-a-half, and former India cricket team pacer Zaheer Khan is among those he has turned to for inputs. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped players across nationalities bond, and two have played for Mumbai Indians. Malinga, who turned 34 on…

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Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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Institutes of Eminence to help varsities spread wings

The University of Delhi was ranked eighth among Indian higher education institutes, in the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD)’s National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017. The Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru was ranked number one. While IISc has a faculty to student ratio of 1:8.2, Delhi university’s (DU’s) is 1:22.9. Globally, DU gets ranked in the 601-800 band on the Times Higher Education rankings. The faculty-to-student ratio gets worse nationally, with the Association of Indian Universities estimating  

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Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Cancer for College is one organization that offers scholarships to students who have overcome the disease. (KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ/ GETTY IMAGES) Students dealing with cancer – either battling the disease themselves or helping a family member cope with it – often face devastating financial consequences because of the significant expense of treatment. Couple that with the high cost of college, and higher education can become nearly unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A number of organizations provide scholarships for students touched by cancer. Here are some college scholarship opportunities for students affected by…

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