Resources 2018-04-20T09:06:20+00:00

Resources


Teachers, Parents, & Students

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017

Reviews.com

College is the most expensive it’s ever been.   With tuition rates rising an average of 3.5% every year, the average undergraduate now finishes their degree with over $37,000 in student debt.
 
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Guide to Securing Your College Student’s Credit Future

The Simple Dollar

Overall, parents should help their students find the balance between misusing credit and staying away from it all together.   No parent wants their students to graduate with a ton of debt that will haunt them for years to come.
 
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Guide to Securing Your Child’s Credit Future

The Simple Dollar

While this guide is a great resource for everyone, it can be particularly useful for parents who don’t feel qualified to teach their children credit-related concepts.
 
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Financial Aid for College

Best Value Schools

Paying for college isn’t cheap! And the truth is, no matter how valuable your education is, you don’t want to spend yours struggling with debt to earn a degree. That’s why we’ve compiled a ton of resources to help you make your way through school in a very affordable way.
 
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Best Online Nursing Programs of 2018

Best Value Schools

With the growing age of baby boomers and new health care initiatives, a greater need for nurses is imminent in the potential future.   As one of the fastest growing occupations in the country, hospitals need qualified nurses who can be leaders in the healthcare industry.
 
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Best Resources for College Students with Disabilities

Best Value Schools

It might be tempting to think that disability and college don’t mix, but the truth is, as of 2012, around 10% of all graduating college students reported having some kind of disability.  This resource is organized by disability or disorder. Make sure you look through all of them because there are some resources that could be helpful for a wide range of disabilities.
 
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BestValueSchools.org Scholarship

Best Value Schools

At BestValueSchools.org, we know how important it is to get a college degree, so we’re thrilled to announce our 2018 scholarship program. One lucky student will be awarded a $500 scholarship.
 
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LEAD2FEED Student Leadership Program

Lead2Feed.org

This program nurtures a new generation of leaders while meeting a community need through project management, decision-making, and teamwork.   We invite 6 – 12th grade principals and teachers to register today and gain access to FREE lesson plans, resources, and videos.   For more information, contact Colleen@lead2feed.org (516) 606-7660.
 
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How to check your child’s credit report

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Parents place the utmost attention on their children’s safety, education, health and happiness, but even the most conscientious parent may overlook another matter that can affect their child’s future: the child’s credit report.
 
With some exceptions, most children under age 18 should not have a credit report at all. Minors, however, are not immune to identity theft and credit fraud. So you need to see if your youngster has a credit report – and you need to know what is on it.
 
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Separating Fact from Fiction: What You Need to Know about Charter Schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Between the 2008–09 and 2013–14 school years, the public charter school movement experienced a dramatic 80 percent increase in the number of students and an astounding 40 percent increase in the number of schools.  While charter schools enjoy tremendous bipartisan support among policymakers and the general public, they also have some vocal critics who perpetuate a number of myths about charters.   This paper lays out some of these myths and provides responses based on facts and independent research findings.
 
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Administrators & School Boards

A user’s guide to fiscal oversightT: A Toolkit for Charter School Governing Boards

National Charter School Resource Center

This toolkit compiles best practices and recommendations based on a comprehensive literature review and interviews with subject matter experts, including authorizers, charter support organizations (CSOs), charter management organizations (CMOs), funders, attorneys, and charter finance specialists.   The toolkit also draws from established findings on fraud and governance from the broader nonprofit sector.
 
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The Charter School Growth Manual: Expert Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid as You Grow

Charter School Capital

For this guide, we turned to our wide network of charter school experts for best practices and strategies for success at every stage of maturity. All of the advice in this book comes from experienced charter school leaders who have been where you are now—they understand what you’re facing and the pitfalls to avoid.
 
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Public Schools of North Carolina: Facilities Guidelines

Public Schools of North Carolina

This document defines and describes the educational spaces needed to support a modern, comprehensive educational program and to set minimal guidelines for types and sizes of space.   It also serves as a planning guide for those in the process of building, enlarging, or renovating school facilities.
 
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New School Development: A Toolkit for Charter Support Organizations and Charter School Founders

National Charter School Resource Center

This toolkit helps Charter School Organizations (CSOs) and charter school founders with opening a new charter school and navigating the first years of operation.   These New School Design resources focus primarily on supporting founding groups during the planning and start-up phases of a charter school’s life cycle.
 
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