Online mentoring program encourages students to stay in school (Part one)

Guidance counselors are tasked with helping guide students through the often confusing, frustrating paths of secondary education and help them determine a plan for what’s next – whether it be community college, traditional university, or an online college program.

Sadly, even with the No Child Left Behind program over the past decade, there’s been a significant drop in the number of public school guidance counselors. Nationally that means one guidance counselor to between 500 to 750 students!

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Giving back for the holidays

(photo by Christine Rutz, flickr)

‘Tis the season of giving. With Christmas a week away, the flurry-scurry to find the right gifts for everyone on your list adds stress to an already stress-filled time.

As in past years, here are ideas and suggestions for gifts that give back to others.

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