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U.S. Department of Education Announces Biden-Harris Appointees

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced senior political appointees who will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris administration. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content […]

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This online comedy course teaches you how to build better relationships with your remote coworkers

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  Summary List Placement Remotely Humorous is a three-part edX course focused on using humor to create more connected, creative, and happier workplaces. Designed by two Stanford lecturers and some top writers from Funny or Die and Comedy Central, the series is adapted from one of Stanford’s most popular in-person courses. Read more: Yale’s most popular […]

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The best baking cookbooks according to professional bakers

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  Summary List Placement Whether you’re a beginner or expert baker, investing in a specialized baking cookbook can help you perfect your pie crust, sourdough bread, or chocolate chip cookies. Below, expert bakers Joanne Chang and Amber Croom share their picks for the best baking books, from mastering French pastries to tempering chocolate. Read more: […]

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Lori Gottlieb’s book ‘Maybe You Should Talk To Someone’ has helped many people, including me, feel more comfortable with going to therapy — here are her best tips on starting therapy during a pandemic

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  Summary List Placement Like many people, I started going to virtual therapy in 2020. It helped me find direction and feel more relaxed, even if no other variables in my life changed.  Reading therapist Lori Gottlieb’s bestselling book, “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone,” was what first inspired me to consider going to therapy. […]

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These 8 books and podcasts helped us maintain happier, healthier relationships with partners, friends, and family during the pandemic

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  Summary List Placement 2020 strained many things, including some of our closest relationships, which were pressure-tested with new challenges. Some people went through breakups, fights with family members, tensions with coworkers, or rifts in friendships. I asked my colleagues at Insider for the books, podcasts, and resources that helped them build better relationships this […]

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U.S. Department of Education Quickly Makes Available More Than $21 Billion in Taxpayer Funds to Support Continued Education at Colleges, Universities

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that an additional $21.2 billion is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is allocated to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental […]

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UPenn’s online master’s in computer science costs a third of an in-person degree and can land you a job in the rapidly growing tech field

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  Summary List Placement With the help of UPenn’s online Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) program, students with no prior experience can enter the lucrative and growing field of computer science. The 10-course, online version of the on-campus graduate-level program takes 16-40 months to complete and costs about $26,000 (one-third of the on-campus […]

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18 insightful books, podcasts, and online resources that helped us manage our mental health while quarantining

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Summary List Placement The COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health challenges and changed how we cope with them. I asked my colleagues to share the things that have helped them manage their mental health throughout quarantine. You can find 18 of them below. Read more: The professor behind Yale’s popular online course, The Science […]

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Audiobooks are the most underrated form of quarantine entertainment — these are the best apps for listening

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Summary List Placement Audiobooks are an underrated form of entertainment. They’re an easy way to soak up information, whether you’re jogging, taking a bath, or doing the dishes. I listen to audiobooks using Scribd, Libby, and Audible, as well as the audio from MasterClass classes. It’s boosted my happiness by helping me stay productive without […]

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Office for Civil Rights Delivers Annual Report to Congress Highlighting Major Milestones and Achievements in Protecting Students’ Rights

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WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its Annual Report to the Secretary, the President, and the Congress for fiscal year 2020. The Annual Report summarizes enforcement achievements and policy priorities for FY 2020 and highlights the significant progress made over the course of the past four years of the Trump […]

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LinkedIn is offering free online classes based on the top skills companies want in 2021

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  Summary List Placement LinkedIn identified the top five hard skills employers are looking for in 2021, such as data analysis and project management.  Through January 31, the platform is offering free classes to learn those skills — no LinkedIn Learning signup required. Also included are general career development courses, from preparing for job interviews […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates, Providing Greater Transparency on Borrower Repayment Progress and Postsecondary Costs

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education announced today a new update to College Scorecardthat delivers on the Administration’s promise to make higher education more transparent and accountable. College Scorecard now provides prospective students with information on how well borrowers from individual colleges and universities are progressing in repaying their federal student loans, as well as […]

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5 soft skills LinkedIn says will get you hired in 2021 — and the online courses to help you develop them

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  Summary List Placement The job market is always shifting, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, adaptability, and creativity translate to every career. LinkedIn used billions of data points from its 660+ million members to determine which hard and soft skills matter most to employers in 2020, and which ones are helping LinkedIn members get […]

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Secretary DeVos Announces More than $4 Billion Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning

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Secretary DeVos announced that more than $4 billion in additional COVID-19 emergency relief is now available to governors to ensure learning continues for students of all ages and at all schools. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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12 affordable online classes that can help improve your mental health during the pandemic — from Yale’s free positive psychology course to journaling and drawing prompts

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  Summary List Placement As the pandemic continues, many people can feel deeply isolated or worried about the future. Education can be a powerful tool in mental health management, and online platforms like Coursera, Skillshare, LinkedIn Learning, and FutureLearn contain affordable courses that can help you feel better. The 12 courses outlined below hone in […]

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Secretary DeVos Quickly Makes Available an Additional $54 Billion in COVID Relief Aid for K-12 Students, Teachers, and Schools

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that more than $54 billion in emergency relief funding is now available to support fully reopening K-12 schools, facilitate continuity of learning, and measure and address the learning loss caused by a lack of in-person learning opportunities. This funding is allocated by the Coronavirus Response […]

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An NYC preschool admissions consultant shares the advice she gives parents to help get their kid into a top program

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Summary List Placement Manhattan-based educational consultant Wendy Levey has deep roots in New York City’s preschool scene. She founded Epiphany Community Nursery School, a premiere preschool on the Upper East Side, in 1975 and served as the director for 45 years before closing it in early 2020. She also founded ECNS ETC (formerly Rhythm and […]

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It can be extra hard to make a career change during a pandemic, but right now could also be the perfect time to explore the possibilities. Here are 15 great resources to help you find a more fulfilling career or make your current job a little better.

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  Summary List Placement Finding your ideal career path is less about looking for a “dream job” and more about assessing the day-to-day tasks you enjoy doing. Below are 15 online courses, books, and free resources to help you find what you like, take steps towards a career transition, or improve a current job. Read […]

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Homeless parents’ lawsuit forcing New York City to provide WiFi for 114,000 homeless students will head to trial

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Summary List Placement A lawsuit aimed at forcing New York City to provide WiFi for students in homeless shelters is moving forward to trial. US District Judge Alison Nathan ruled last week that the class-action suit brought by homeless parents and the Coalition of the Homeless would proceed to expedited discovery in preparation for a […]

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How to get your kid into NYC’s prestigious 92nd Street Y Nursery School, according to 3 preschool consultants and a parent

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Summary List Placement The 92nd Street Y is housed in an unassuming building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. You might never guess from the outside of this nonprofit cultural and community center that it’s home to the preschool countless celebrities — including Woody Allen, Michael J. Fox, Katie Couric, Connie Chung, and Kevin […]

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Instructional design helps you create classes, trainings, and apps that people actually learn from. Here are online classes you can take to get better at it.

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 Summary List Placement Instructional design is a growing field that blends teaching with design to make learning more engaging and fun. It can be applied to many jobs, from teaching to developing corporate trainings, online classes, or educational videos. Below are 10 online courses, certificate programs, and free blogs to help you learn about instructional […]

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Amazon Prime members have access to tons of cheap online classes on Prime Video. Courses are taught by experts across endless topics, from history to singing, and cost as little as $2.

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  Summary List Placement Amazon has video courses that span topics from cooking and singing to history and mathematics.  They’re designed by The Great Courses, and most are available to rent or buy, either by individual episode or season. You can also subscribe to The Great Courses Signature Collection subscription, which is $8 a month. […]

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16 online Princeton courses you can take completely for free, from architecture and history to global health and government

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  Summary List Placement Like many universities, Princeton offers free online classes. Popular courses run the gamut from Buddhism, computer science, Bitcoin, and global history. You can find the full list of all the free virtual Princeton classes on edX and Coursera here. Read more: 54 free online courses from the best colleges in the […]

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Coursera Plus is now $100 off through January 10 — you’ll get almost unlimited access to online courses and professional certificate programs from top schools

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  Summary List Placement Coursera Plus is $100 off now through January 10. It’s the deepest discount we’ve seen. The subscription ($296 now, originally $399) is a year-long access pass to over 90% of the site’s online courses.  Below, you’ll find a few of the most popular courses included in the Coursera Plus subscription. The […]

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I use Coursera to take all the fun classes I didn’t have time for in college, like an art history course taught by the Museum of Modern Art. Here’s why it’s such a great resource for pursuing your hobbies and interests.

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 Summary List Placement Online learning platforms are great tools for both personal and career development. I’ve been interested in art for years, but I stopped investing time in the subject when it didn’t apply to my college major. I used an affordable online course on Coursera — created by the Museum of Modern Art, one […]

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10 free or affordable online courses and programs that can help you land a project management job

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 Summary List Placement Project management is a quickly growing field — and one you can break into without a master’s degree. Below are 10 online courses and resources, from free intro classes to programs that will prepare you to take the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Read more: 13 e-learning sites where […]

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Top MBA admissions officers and consultants offer their best advice for making your application stand out in 2021

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Summary List Placement It’s been predicted that 2021 could end up being the most competitive MBA application season in history. What’s more, a December survey by higher education test prep company Kaplan revealed that 82% of business school admissions officers have made changes to their application process this year due to COVID-19.  Soojin Kwon, managing […]

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Elon Musk said a college degree isn’t required for a job at Tesla — and Apple, Google, and Netflix don’t require employees to have 4-year degrees either

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Summary List Placement Students assume getting a four-year degree — and taking on the thousands of dollars of student-loan debt that comes along with it — is the only way to get your foot in the door at top companies such as Tesla, Apple, and Netflix.  But that isn’t always true. Even the CEO of […]