Is Preschool a Necessary Part of Education?

Currently, education professionals are seeing an increasing number of parents that are homeschooling their preschool-age children. What about preschool? Is it a necessary part of the educational path for children. There are debates everywhere about the daycare or stay-at-home model. And, of course, there is the ongoing debate of traditional school or homeschooling. And now the new debate seems to be: Is preschool necessary? There are several advantages that children gain when attending preschool. They get to socialize with others, they are exposed to non-parental adults, and they receive preparationRead More


Master’s Degrees in Public Administration Are Suddenly a Hot Commodity

Attention Job Seekers:  Over the years, the numbers of people with Master’s degrees who are finding little satisfaction in the job they do has been growing. It is for this very reason that a lot of thought should be put into choosing a relevant degree. Too many people end up choosing unpopular degrees with limited limited job prospects available or low job satisfaction. Master’s Degrees in Public Administration are suddenly a hot commodity. A Closer Look at the MPA The Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A dm., M.P.A., or MPA) is aRead More


Tax The Rich? Obama’s Plan Gains Steam

Part of former president George W. Bush’s legacy was to create tax cuts for all Americans, regardless of how much money they made. Whether you believe that he made these tax cuts to help the economy or as a favor to his upper-class friends, the economy is still languishing. Now that Obama is in office, he plans to take away the tax cuts for Americans that earn $250,000 per year or more, and his plan has almost come to fruition. Senate Republicans are reluctantly conceding defeat. Is this plan goodRead More


Do Your Research About Honors Programs For Your Child

Many parents think that child is very bright and well above average. There is nothing wrong with this assumption. The child will perceive this positive thinking and embrace it. And all parents want to see their children excel in school. They also want to make sure that their child is being well educated, motivated and challenged in their school environment. Accelerated programs, or honors classes, regularly motivate students academically. These programs are not really more “difficult” that regular school classes, the program just moves at a faster pace, require moreRead More


Study Indicates Caffeine Affects Boys More

A new study has found some interesting facts about caffeine: It apparently affects boys more strongly than it does girls. The study was examining caffeine’s impact on the health of adolescents. The study found that an increasing number of kids are consuming a larger amount of caffeine and caffeinated drinks; however there is very little know about what effects this drug has on their development. The study was published in Behavioral Pharmacology. This study examined the effects of caffeine consumption on adolescents ages 12 to 17. The study concluded thatRead More


Looking Back — Part 8, Troops Begin to Withdraw

The year of 2009 began with the U.S. handing over Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace to the Iraqi government along with control of the Green Zone (a ten kilometer square area of central Baghdad where the Coalition Provisional Authority resided, the temporary government set up by the coalition) on January 1. This was an important symbol to the Iraqi people and the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, proposed that January 1 should be remembered as “Sovereignty Day” to remember what happened. On January 31, provincial elections were held to elect provincialRead More


3 Ways Online Education Is Thriving In the Gig Economy

The Gig Economy is a term that emerged during the 2009 financial crisis to describe the way unemployed professionals used to string together part-time jobs to make a living during a time of extreme financial instability. In the modern time, the Gig Economy is mainly related to the way many millennial’s choose to make a living by working as freelancers, away from the nine to five grind. An expanding number of U.S. employers are resorting to this business model to get things done. At the meantime, 20-30% of the USRead More


Iran’s Detainment Of U.S. Hikers Analyzed

With news coming in that Iran will release one of the detained U.S. hikers on bail, the family of the woman involved – as well as most Americans – must feel a profound sense of relief. The woman, along with her two male companions, has been imprisoned in Iran for about a year – mostly in solitary confinement. Iran’s version of what led to the hikers’ arrest was that they were captured in Iranian territory, and that they had “equipment that could only be used for spying”. Meanwhile, the U.S.Read More


Iran’s Detainment Of U.S. Hikers Analyzed

With news coming in that Iran will release one of the detained U.S. hikers on bail, the family of the woman involved – as well as most Americans – must feel a profound sense of relief. The woman, along with her two male companions, has been imprisoned in Iran for about a year – mostly in solitary confinement. Iran’s version of what led to the hikers’ arrest was that they were captured in Iranian territory, and that they had “equipment that could only be used for spying”. Meanwhile, the U.S.Read More


What is Test Anxiety?

Almost every one of us has suffered from test anxiety. It is highly unusual that any student doesn’t feel some sort of stress or anxiety before a test. This anxiety can manifest self in many ways included, irritability, anger, physical issues and depression. Research is showing ways to understand how this may affect learning. The ability to retain and recall information can be repressed under stress. This is because anxiety creates a “mental static” that then causes the brain to lose its ability for retrieval as well as reduces reasonRead More