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A day in the life of a 38-year-old college admissions coach who makes $1,000 an hour helping the world’s wealthiest kids get into Ivy League schools

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Summary List Placement Hafeez Lakhani, 38, who runs elite college admissions firm Lakhani Coaching, described his clients as “the 0.1% of the 1%” — which sometimes even includes Saudi royalty.  Families spend on average $35,000 with the firm, he told Insider, in the hopes of angling for a prime college perch. Each year, he said […]

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This bestselling book helped me stop pretending I’m an extrovert and recognize the benefits of being an introvert

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  Summary List Placement Like many people, I learned some crucial new things about myself during quarantine. As horrible as the pandemic has been, I haven’t missed sardining myself onto delayed subways or scheduling plans with friends weeks in advance because our lives are too frantic. If anything, I’ve felt more in touch with myself […]

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Graduate certificate programs can be cheaper, faster alternatives to grad school — here’s how they compare to master’s degrees and what you should consider before signing up for one

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  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky While graduate degrees can provide chances to pivot to new careers, they also can take a few years to complete and charge high tuition, depending on the school and program. That’s why many people consider more affordable, flexible alternatives such as graduate certificates. Here’s everything you need […]

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These 6 jobs make over $90k a year and are expected to grow the fastest by 2029. Here are the online master’s degrees and certificates that can help you land one of them.

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  Summary List Placement According to the Bureau of Labor, some of the fastest-growing — and best-paying — jobs from 2019-2029 are in the medical and technological fields, ranging from nurse practitioners to data scientists.  Some of these careers require master’s degrees, while others usually only require a bachelor’s degree or relevant experience. Thanks to […]

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

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WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that 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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U.S. Department of Education Releases “COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs”

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs to provide additional strategies for safely reopening all of America’s schools and to promote educational equity by addressing opportunity gaps that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from […]

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This free, online social work course from the University of Michigan inspired me to apply to grad school. Here’s why I recommend it to anyone considering a degree in social work.

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  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: StaticSocial Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change (small) With the ongoing pandemic, everyday news of racial injustice, and general challenges of the world, it’s unfortunately not uncommon to feel helpless right now. Although I’m privileged to have maintained my physical and mental health over the past year, it’s […]

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A consultant paid $20,000 for a part-time MBA and got job offers from Apple, EY, and HP after graduating — here’s why she said her degree was worth it

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Summary List Placement Lisa Andrea, 32, knew exactly what she wanted to do after college: She wanted to pursue her MBA, become a certified public accountant, and work for a Big Four accounting firm. “That was my dream,” Andrea, who asked to use a different last name in compliance with her company, told Insider. But […]

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Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Launches Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations to Fulfill President Biden’s Executive Order Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Sex Discrimination

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced a comprehensive review of the Department’s regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as part of implementing President Biden’s March 8 Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. details […]

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Over half a million people signed up for this free Princeton course on the science behind Buddhist meditation practices. I took it and came away with a better understanding of myself.

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 Table of Contents: StaticSummary List Placement One of the biggest aspects of Buddhism is meditation, a mindfulness practice that promotes awareness in the present moment. The purpose of meditation is to control your state of mind so your thoughts become more focused and peaceful, and the benefits of incorporating meditation into your daily life range […]

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12 online courses that teach design thinking — a soft skill that can help you find creative solutions and stand out in your career

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  Summary List Placement Design thinking is a concept that’s been gaining popularity over recent years. Broadly, it’s a way of taking a human-focused approach to design and problem-solving. Rather than collecting lots of conflicting data or making predictions without evidence, it encourages people to understand the true motivations of their audience, be it customers, […]

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I signed up for a free trial of One Day University to stream lectures from Yale and Columbia professors — here’s why it’s replacing Netflix reruns for me right now

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  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Static What it is: Live and pre-recorded lectures from top universities on interesting topics. What it costs: Free with a 2-week trial; $8.95 per month after the trial ends Membership (small) If you’ve ever lamented missing out on “fun classes” in college and wanted to revisit the experience — […]

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Udacity’s online Nanodegrees are currently 60% off — here’s why they can be a great option if you’re pursuing tech careers like data science or programming

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 Summary List Placement Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills. Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business. Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning […]

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Department of Education Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Emergency Flexibilities to Additional Federal Student Loans in Default

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced an expansion of the pause on federal student loan interest and collections to all defaulted loans in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. This action will help more than one million additional borrowers burdened by debt during the COVID-19 emergency. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content […]

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Meet the ‘study influencers’ paying their way through college by posting YouTube videos on exam tips, productivity hacks, and campus life

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Summary List Placement In late 2019, YouTuber Elliot Choy, took a trip to Harvard University and filmed himself walking around campus, quizzing the college’s students as part of a competition. If a student answered all five questions of his correctly, they’d win a new iPhone 11. The deciding factor came down to one question: “Which […]

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65 free online courses from the top US colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and more

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  Summary List Placement Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking of the top universities in the country. These schools are renowned for their rigorous academic programs, world-renowned faculty members, and beautiful campuses. But they’re not easy to get into, nor are they affordable without scholarships.  Thankfully, online learning platforms like Coursera, edX, […]

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Udemy is a popular online learning platform with over 130,000 courses that can help you advance your career or learn a new skill

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  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Static   What is Udemy? Udemy is an online learning platform that offers over 130,000 individual online courses and can be a great option if you’re interested in a one-off course in a specific subject or skill set. The platform’s offerings cover categories like development; business; finance & accounting; IT […]

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Education Department Announces Relief for Student Loan Borrowers with Total and Permanent Disabilities During the COVID-19 Emergency

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The Department of Education (Department) today announced relief for certain borrowers who have received student loan discharges due to total and permanent disability. These changes will ensure no borrowers are at risk of having their loans reinstated, meaning they would have to repay their debt—for failure to provide earnings information during the COVID-19 emergency. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. […]

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The 9 best GRE prep programs, courses, and webinars to sign up for, even if you only have a month to study

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  Summary List Placement What is the GRE? The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is a standardized test for admittance to graduate school, similar to the SAT or ACT for undergraduate college. It’s administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) and offered year-round, including options for at-home testing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  There are […]

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27 free UPenn courses you can take online, including Wharton business classes

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  Summary List Placement Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization Length: 4 months This specialization helps students build tools for personal and professional success through four of Wharton’s popular courses. Students complete exercises, take self-diagnostic surveys, and read case studies to determine what they want and the best way to achieve their goals. Instead of […]

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10 easy ways to quickly improve your grammar, from affordable online courses to a free Chrome plug-in

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  Summary List Placement Whether your job prospects actively involve a lot of writing or you find English punctuation rules confusing, understanding grammar can make your sentences stand out. It’s an increasingly important skill to have, considering how much our careers usually revolve around written text — be it in cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, emails, […]

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15 online writing courses taught by bestselling authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, and Roxane Gay

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  Summary List Placement Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession. Online classes are an affordable way to learn new writing tips as well as receive feedback on your work. All the classes on this list are taught by expert, award-winning writers with decades of experience. Good writing skills can […]

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How an MBA student got accepted into Harvard, Kellogg, and Wharton business schools — and her tips for crafting a standout application

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Summary List Placement Many applicants to top MBA programs are thankful if they beat the odds to get even one acceptance letter. But Farah Azmi’s approach resulted in admission to three programs in December 2018 that are often listed among the top five business schools: Harvard Business School (HBS), Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern […]

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Statement from U.S Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona regarding NAEP 2021 School Survey

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“Today’s findings from the National Center for Education Statistics show encouraging early progress in states and communities’ efforts to reopen schools safely and quickly. As of February, 76% of schools were open for full-time or hybrid learning. While schools continue to show us what’s possible as they work to open their doors and meet students’ […]

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43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

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  Summary List Placement Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds. There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them. This list has epic classics like “The Lord of the Rings” and new favorites breaking the genre’s norms. If you’re anything like […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Provides Puerto Rico Department of Education Access to Pandemic Relief Aid and Other Grant Funds

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today sent a letter to The Honorable Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, informing him that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has provided the Commonwealth immediate access to $912 million in Federal education funds, which had not been available to Puerto Rico as a result of […]

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The 34 best books we’ve read during the pandemic

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  Summary List Placement We’ve read a lot in quarantine — be it by way of audiobooks or hardcovers. Below, you’ll find the Insider staff’s favorite books from the past year, from light rom-coms to sobering memoirs. The list includes reviews of bestsellers like “The Vanishing Half,” “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” and “Dark […]

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15 in-demand technical skills that give freelancers an edge in 2021 — and the best online courses to learn them

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  Summary List Placement According to Upwork’s 2021 report, remote work will keep rising, offering more opportunities to freelancers. Below are the most in-demand technical skills for freelancers, based on a 2020 Upwork report. You can also find courses to learn the skills from Codecademy, edX, Coursera, and Udemy. Working as a freelancer can be […]