Even Borrowers Agree, Student Debt Is Worth It

FILE – In this May 15, 2016 file photo, students embrace as they arrive for the Rutgers graduation ceremonies in Piscataway, N.J. ASSOCIATED PRESS The amount of student debt, in raw, cumulative dollars is unquestionably growing, inching above $1.5 trillion. As a result, you cannot find anyone in the press, punditry and political class who has not declared student debt a “crisis” or a “big problem” or a “warning sign” or something. Maybe it is. But it is not a bad investment. In fact, the incessant drum beat around a…

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What Does it Take to Be Successful in Your Career

The primary desire of every professional, be it a writer, artist, actor or dancer, is to be successful in their chosen career field. Success doesn’t occur based on desire; it’s a culmination of consistent effort, commitment, and a push towards a particular course, including a career that yields success. So, what does it take to be successful in your career? Continue reading to find out. It’s important to mention here that there’s no specific rule or guideline to guarantee career success, as the journey towards achieving it for one individual…

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From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

Open this photo in gallery Mount Royal University, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is offering an online course called the Cannabis Education Program. The course is taught by horticulturalists, marketing specialists, and scientists working in the industry. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr.…

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Carmel Schools says it won’t make contentious high-ability changes next year

Update, April 9, 2018: Carmel Clay Schools announced Monday night it will not change its high-ability program next school year. Administrators also cancelled a series of informational parent meetings on the topic scheduled for this week, according to an email sent to parents. Instead, the district will conduct a “comprehensive survey in the coming weeks” to gather parents’ thoughts and questions. The notice clarifies an earlier message sent to parents on March 31 which said the switch to cluster grouping, originally planned for the fall, was “temporarily postponed.” Earlier: Carmel Schools should…

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Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: The Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, on Wednesday comes up with a clarification regarding the report of a protest by its students against payment of fees, stoppage of scholarships, etc. In a statement released by the TISS said that the Government of India Post Matric Scholarship is paid by the Social Welfare Department/ Tribal Welfare Department of the respective State Government on receipt of the application submitted by the student. The Institute has no role in the scholarship disbursement except certifying the bonafide of students. These scholarships are paid…

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‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

We must resist the mechanistic, spoon-feeding approach to learning that deskills pupils and devalues teachers. This new year education has never mattered more – our job is to help our students outpace the robots, writes one heads’ leader The poet TS Eliot wrote that “April is the cruellest month”. But I suspect he wasn’t putting himself through Dry January. So here we are again. Another new year, when we stand shivering and windswept at the January starting-block of a new school term. But if ever there’s a time for sunny-side-up optimism –…

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Career Courage: Do You Have What it Takes To Follow Your True Calling?

Summary Knowing what career you would like to follow can be almost as difficult as obtaining a job, and few people are fortunate enough to be able to say that they love their job and it provides them with the opportunity to lead the life they desire. “Career Courage” sets out the type of questions that you need to ask yourself to discover what really motivates you and matters in your work and personal life. Dissatisfied after three years in her chosen career as a psychotherapist, Katie C. Kelley decided…

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JKBOSE 10th biannual Kashmir result 2017 declared, check it here

  Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Wednesday declared the results of Class 10th Bi-Annual 2017 (Kashmir Div) examination on its official website.   Steps to check the results: 1) Go to the official website of JKBOSE 2) Click on any one of the links for ‘Class 10th Bi-Annual 2017 ( Kashmir Div )’ given as Location 1 or Location 2. 3) Key in your roll number or name and click on submit 4) The result will be displayed on the screen 5) Take a print-out Candidates may have to wait and…

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JKBOSE 12th Part 2 Bi-annual Leh result 2017 declared, check it here

  Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has declared the results of Higher Secondary (Class 12) part two, bi-annual 2017 – Leh division examination on its official website.   Steps to check the results: 1) Go to the official website of JKBOSE 2) Click on the link ‘Result of Higher Secondary Part Two, Bi-annual 2017 – Leh’ in the latest results section on the right. 3) Key in your roll number or name and click on submit 4) The result will be displayed on the screen 5) Take a print-out  …

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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