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As a simple acronym, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As a movement, STEM, especially as it relates to education and workforce development, has gotten a lot of attention in the last decade. The term was first coined in 2001 by the National Science Foundation. An educational research team originally labeled the curriculum …

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Mental health care is an important and growing part of our national discussion, but did you know that mental health issues disproportionately affect over 18 million U.S. veterans and their families? The statistics are staggering. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD estimated that 1 in 20 of the nation’s 5 million surviving …

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Selecting a school for your master’s degree is a big decision, but pursuing an online degree is one of the smartest moves you can make. In addition to having significantly lower tuition rates than traditional colleges, online programs offer  flexibility which makes them perfect for working adults. Online programs have come a long way since …

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Attending an online master’s program is a smart choice. You’ll save time and money as you complete your degree on your own schedule and improve employer-valued skills in time management, collaborative technology, and networking. These benefits and more have made online master’s degree programs increasingly popular with working adults. Masters programs have many advantages but …

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People decide to go to graduate school for a variety of reasons: career advancement, personal fulfillment, or the desire to contribute more to their community. Considering the time, energy, and of course, money you’ll be investing, knowing the return on investment, or ROI, of your degree is important. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting …

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Going to school as an adult has a way of transforming you into a modern-day magician. Juggling work, family, and life all while working on your degree requires new ways to make time, homework, and even dinner appear out of thin air!  Sometimes, however, even the most multitalented multitasker could use a little help. How …

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In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that ethnic and racial minority groups accounted for more than one- third of the country’s population and projected the U.S. will become a plurality nation by 2048. This means that no one ethnic or racial group will make up the majority of the population. With the country’s makeup growing ever …