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Non-profit or not-for-profit seem to be popular terms lately. People are always attracted to companies that are not consumed by the bottom line and the “all-mighty dollar.” It’s no wonder non-profit colleges are being quite vocal about priding themselves on putting “students before profits,” as they say. [Read More]

How to Slay “Summer Brain Drain”

Gina LaGuardia | May 14, 2014

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We’ve all been there… the weather gets hot, school’s out for summer, and your brain goes to mush. You’re asked to spell a word you don’t regularly use and your mind goes blank. Calculating the tip at dinner with friends hurts your head. And forget about focusing on reading anything longer than one scroll down of your iPad, right?

Well, according to Barbara Dianis, CEO and founder of Dianis Educational Systems, LLC, there is a way to avoid the learning loss commonly associated with summer. [Read More]

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you probably know that we usually encourage taking college rankings with a grain of salt. They can certainly be useful, insightful, and encourage you to do further research on institution you may not have been aware of, but “top colleges” lists should be only one (minor) component of your research. [Read More]

Samsung Mobile App Academy: Mobilize Your Future

Michelle Grossman | August 14, 2013

Apps have become ubiquitous in today’s world, as almost anything we need to do, there’s an app for it! But did you ever wonder just how all these apps are developed (maybe there’s an app for that too!)?

For 30 Dallas high school students, the “wondering” was put to rest, as they gathered at The University of Texas at Dallas for The Samsung Mobile App Academies earlier this month. [Read More]

Laptops, smartphones are key accessories for students, but pen and paper aren't completely out, either.

Hey, you got a pen? You may have whispered that to a friend in high school on a day when you had a test or needed to take notes and completely forgot about bringing a pen or pencil to class.

When you’re in college, it’s more likely you’ll be bringing your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone to class to take notes during a professor’s lecture. But when you’re getting ready for that first week of school, go ahead and grab a box or pencils and pens – you’ll likely need them, too. [Read More]

High Achievers Go Far from Home

Robyn Tellefsen | July 25, 2013

If you’re like most college-bound students, you’re probably wondering where in the world you’ll end up going to school. Perhaps you’re looking at colleges all over the country or even overseas, or maybe you’d rather stay closer to home.

Here’s an interesting fact to consider – how far you’re willing to go from home might be related to your level of academic achievement. [Read More]

30 Apps for High School and College Students

Lori Johnston | June 13, 2013

30 apps to download to help you with school.

Make your parents happy by downloading more than games on your smartphone or tablet. Instead, these apps for high school and college students can keep you organized, help you take notes, assist you in preparing for tests, and even calculate solutions to challenging math problems.

Sites such as, ESchoolNewsMindMeister and provide reviews and info about the array of apps that can help students. Most apps on the list below are free; others cost between $1 and $10.

Here are 30 awesome apps for learning… [Read More]

Best Schools List Features Unexpected Colleges

Lori Johnston | February 20, 2013

Nontraditional, smaller schools on top of this special ranking of colleges.

Elite schools often capture the headlines when rankings of top colleges and universities are released annually. But it can be discouraging, as there’s heavy competition to get into Ivy League schools and other major public universities, and the price tag may seem too high for your college budget.

One recent ranking, by, a higher education website, puts the spotlight on strong colleges that often don’t get a spot in other rankings. Some of these schools are nontraditional and may be considered a best kept secret among graduates, but they’re getting attention now. [Read More]