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CryptoConcurrency Startup Donates $29 Million to U.S. Public Schools

Back in March, San Francisco based blockchain company, Ripple partnered with classroom crowdfunding charity Donorschoose.org, donating 29 million dollars and completely funding more than 35,000 teacher projects posted on the site, reaching more than 16,500 public schools nationwide. The donation is currently the largest single digital currency donation to any charity. A good bit of secrecy prior to …

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When Your Little One Struggles in School (part 3)

When your child is having difficulty is school, it is easy to feel powerless and discouraged. Let me be the first to remind you, You are you child’s primary educator. You have the last word in your youngster’s education and journey. In this final part of this series, we’ll assume you …

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When Your Child Struggles in School (part 2)

You were crafted with your child in mind. Never forget that. You are already equipped to do this. Coming to terms with the idea that your child is genuinely struggling to keep up in school is anxiety- inducing to say the least. Since this is often unfamiliar territory for many …

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When Your Child Struggles in School (part 1)

Is your child is struggling in school? Rest assured, you are not powerless and you can help your child find success. My son had several difficult phases early on in his education, and while he is still only in 4th grade, he is thriving in so many ways. There is …

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Why Schools Are Failing Our Boys

There was a time when the color scribbled in my son’s daily school folder held my breath captive every weekday until 2:30pm. On most afternoons, I could peer into the school bus windows and see the anxiety draped across his face in a warm messy mix of fear and disappointment. …

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A Harvard Student Submitted a Complete Rap Album as His Thesis

When it comes to higher education, few schools in the U.S. have a name that rings bells quite like Harvard. That being said, hip-hop music seems to be what’s ringing bells on their campus as perhaps the only school of their stature having made very intentional efforts to embrace it. Those …

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Betabox: the Shipping Container Turned Mobile Tech Lab

Technology is advancing at break-neck speeds. The smartphone in your pocket has more computing power than what it took to put a man on the moon. In many ways, we take it for granted, but on the downside there are also a lot of growing pains and struggles to keep …

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Give Your Child a Share of Stock for Christmas

Imagine your child actually owning a portion of Disneyland or the companies that make her favorite video games, toys, candy, or sneakers. You can make this a reality with the gift of a share of stock from one of over 110 companies. From Snapchat to Nike to McDonald’s, your child can …

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Student Loans: The Killer Of Your Financial Future

In this video, finance expert, Suzie Orman blows the lid off student loans.  Parents and students are placing their financial futures at risk when they take out a loan to pay for school.  Let’s rethink our post secondary educational decisions.  Bigger is not always better. In most educational disciplines, all …

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