Global problem solvers are in high demand. Just google Re-Imagine Education and check out the wealth of conferences and events focused on what learning matters to ensure individuals have the skills to think like entrepreneurs and collaborate with people from all backgrounds. Continue reading “We Need Global Problem Solvers”
I recently had the opportunity to interview Cary J. Green, PhD, author of Success Skills for High School, College, and Career. Continue reading “Success Skills for High School, College, and Career”
I recently changed careers to teach at my kids’ school. During the first week of teacher professional development, we were asked to reflect on why we teach by writing our teaching manifesto.
My Teaching Manifesto
By Dr. Cornelius Grove
You’re the parent of a young child. You know that a solid education is critical to their future. But, right now, the U.S. ranks 17th in education, behind not only Asian nations but many Western nations too – even Russia. So what, as a parent, can you do? Continue reading “Five Tips From East Asian Education That Will Help Your Child Excel in School”
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My five year old has gone from wanting to be a ninja when she grows up to a “cooker” (aka chef). Who knows what it’ll be by the time she turns 18. But one thing I know is that I better be ready financially. My husband and I are still paying off student loans for master degrees, and we don’t want our children to go into debt getting their college education. But where do you start? I really had no clue. (Saving is not my forte.)
The Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan offers all the familiar features and benefits of a 529 plan, plus a state income tax deduction for Arkansas taxpayers, a wide range of investment options, and the opportunity for additional savings through Ugift and the Upromise rewards service.
Comfort comes in knowing you have set money aside for your kids’ college. And now I’ve started. It was really easy (online application here). I set up monthly autodrafts from my bank account, so I won’t really have to worry about it. I can make changes at any time. And I can share our Ugift code with family and friends, and they can make gift contributions at any time at Ugift529.com. So in 12 years when we’re deciding what ninja-culinary school she’ll go to, we’ll be prepared.