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08
Jan

How to Become an Information Security Analyst

If you have a love for computers, a sense of how digital networks and systems work and like to work with cutting edge technology, you should consider pursuing a career in information technology as security analyst.

Wed
11
Dec

Math and English: Dueling Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative created standards for Math and English Language Arts with History and Science as subsets of ELA Literacy.  This is obviously because math and language arts are so different—or perhaps that’s not the reason at all.  In fact, national standards were created for the two subjects specifically because math and language are regularly and internationally assessed for accountability purposes.  Further comparison of the common core standards reveals an important integration of previously divergent teaching practices.

Mon
09
Dec

5 Things You Should Know Before Relocating for a Job

You go where the jobs are, right? And sometimes the job isn't within commuting distance from your home and you need to relocate. While to some people, it's an easy decision—of course you move for the job! To others, it's absolutely unthinkable to move away from “home,” and no amount of promotion, prestige or even ability to pay the bills will change that.

If you've been offered a job far away from where you live, here are 5 things to think about before accepting the offer.

Wed
27
Nov

The Health Care Sector is Undergoing a Revolution Thanks to Big Data

Big data is transforming the way people in the modern world live their lives.

Tue
29
Oct

Competency-Based Education is Sweeping the Nation

As the academic landscape in the United States continues to undergo a massive shift, one important idea that has gained steam in recent years is competency-based education.

Tue
29
Oct

5 Things You Should Know About Your Paycheck

You go to work and get a paycheck, that much is clear. But what goes on or what should go on behind the scenes can be a bit of a mystery. Here are 5 things you should know about your paycheck.

1.Salaried? You may still be eligible for overtime. You're only ineligible for overtime if you meet the strict exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you're not doing high level independent work, managing other people or programs, or rolling in the big bucks, you're probably eligible for overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours a week. (Or 8 hours in a day in some states.) Overtime eligibility is determined by what type of work you do, not by how you are paid.

Wed
16
Oct

Ada Lovelace Day Highlights Female Role in IT

Oct. 15 was an important day in information technology news, as it celebrated one of the pioneers in the world of computer science.

Fri
04
Oct

I'm Gone: What to Consider if You're Thinking About Quitting Your Job

A video produced by now former video journalist Marina Shifrin, which she used to announce to her bosses that she was quitting her job, has gone viral this week, and it highlights the career indecision and uncertainty many people are facing in today's market.

Fri
27
Sep

Statistics and Ideas That Can Help Lead to Improvement in US Education

As a new school year gets underway, education news is once again heating up.

Thu
26
Sep

Math and English: More in Common than Different

I regularly am faced with the ubiquitous look of puzzlement when I explain that I teach middle school math and English. This dismay comes from one of three misconceptions. The first is that middle school students can be challenging. The second presumes that it must be difficult to teach students who don’t want to be in class because some really don’t like math or reading. Mostly, this suggests that math and language arts do not go together. This idea permeates the workforce as well. While I have received several job opportunities because of my math and English certifications, I have also had to pass up opportunities for math-science teachers in STEM programs. Yet, I’ve met plenty of science teachers who balk at the idea of teaching math, so clearly math and science aren’t inherently connected.

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