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90 local high school seniors receive scholarships from SWIEF

Ninety area high school seniors received nearly $150,000 in college scholarships awarded by the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation on Wednesday at New Horizons Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs. Several hundred students, parents, scholarship donors and school counselors and administrators attended the event. Scholarships were awarded to students after completing an application and essay. Applications were […]

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Mary Baldwin message resonates with record high application numbers

STAUNTON — Call it effective advertising and marketing or the result of the expansion of programming, either way Mary Baldwin University is celebrating the new year with a record high increase of new applications. For 2018-2019, MBU has received 6,500 applications. Last year, the university received 1,900 and for 2016-2017 MBU received 4,000 applications. “So […]

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Young chefs bidding to be national champs

PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 July 2017 Simon ANGEAR Mendip Green’s young cookery aces show off their creation. Archant A Worle primary school has added to its growing culinary reputation, after a team of pupils made it to the final of a national baking competition. Mendip Green Primary School featured in the Mercury earlier this year when […]

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A Handy Chart Featuring 9 Popular Latin Phrases for Research Students

January 5, 2017Below is a handy chart comprising some of the popular latin phrases student researchers can use in their research papers. Each of these phrases comes with a short explanatory statement together with an example contextualizing its use. The definitions are based on Google dictionary, Wikipedia and Merriam Webster.  Enjoy

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4 Interesting Educational iPad Apps Free Today

November 5, 2016In this week’s Apps Gone free series we are sharing with four excellent education apps to use with your students for a variety of educational purposes. Some of the things you can do with these apps include : convert your pictures into awesome canvas paintings, easily create visual to-do lists, tasks and reminders; […]

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An Excellent Free Interactive Guide on How to Foster Students Creativity Through iPad

November 4, 2016iPad is a versatile device with a huge potential in education. Several teachers have now embraced this relatively new mobile technology into their teaching enhancing thus their students learning and diversifying their instructional methodology. iPad app store is teeming with tons of amazing educational apps designed specifically to cater to the learning needs […]

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A Handy Collection of Some of The Best EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in […]

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52 Faces: Betty Noble Starnes, Hillcrest School founder

One of the 52 Faces of our Community, Hillcrest School executive director Betty Starnes. Friday 07-22-16 Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram Tim Fischer   Professional and community involvement: Midland is a wonderful community, rich with a philanthropic spirit, and a true sense of “can do-will do.” I have been privileged to serve and to give back to a […]

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6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class

March 11, 2016TED Ed is one of our favourite video resources we have been recommending for teachers over the last few years. It features short video explanations (usually less than 5 minutes long) covering different educational topics. The clips are professionally animated using a wide range of visual illustrations to hook in the viewers and […]

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Some Excellent Apps to Boost Students' Creative Thinking

January , 2016Below is a collection of some of the best iPad and Android apps to use with kids and young learners to enhance their creativity and boost their imaginative thinking. From doodling and sketching to drawing and digital storytelling, the apps below are particularly designed to unleash the creative gene from within. We invite […]

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Sunday Interview with Debbie Buckner: 'It's been a huge educational opportunity'

Elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2002, Debbie Buckner has developed a reputation as a strong advocate for the environment and public health. As legislators geared up for the 2016 legislative session, which starts Monday, Buckner had a lot to say about some of the issues on the table. Buckner sat down with reporter […]

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Google Released Important New Features for Drive Android App

October 28, 2015Google released today a set of important new features to Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps. Below is a quick overview of these new features and what you can do with them: Docs and Slides Android apps Ability to add superscript and subscripts to text in Slides and Docs Ability to add hyperlinks […]

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4 Excellent Productivity Apps Gone Free Today

June 19, 2015Below are 4 excellent productivity apps that have gone free today. The offer is valid for a limited period of time and at least here in Canada and the US. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: create and manage to-do lists and checklists, track your projects and speed […]

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Educational need a key issue in getting Moorhead taxpayers to sign off on school bonding, survey …

“They trust you, as long as it’s reasonable,” Peter Leatherman, CEO of The Morris Leatherman Co. of Minneapolis, told the School Board in a work session. District patrons have a high opinion of the quality of education, with 82 percent saying it is good or excellent, Leatherman said. Of those surveyed, 71 percent said the […]

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