This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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Youngest FL House rep. pioneers free online classes bill

Youngest FL House rep. pioneers free online classes bill

TALLAHASSEE (FOX 13) – Through Facebook videos, State Representative Amber Mariano is giving her Pasco County constituents a look inside her new world in the Florida House in Tallahassee. “I love doing the weekly videos,” said Rep. Mariano. “I’ve gotten very good responses on them. I think people get to know what’s going on and to follow it in the news is really tough because there are a lot of intricacies. It’s tough to interpret if you’re not in the process and so I try to give my constituents a…

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Harvard Photography Classes Are Now Available Online For Free

Harvard Photography Classes Are Now Available Online For Free

Following in the footsteps of Stanford University, the Alison platform is now offering Harvard photography classes online for free. The courses were developed by Harvard and are shared legally with a Creative Commons license, along with classes on 750 other topics. Sounds like a great way to kick off 2017 with a new hobby! There are twelve modules, and the 13th module is a final evaluation that you have to pass to complete the course. The program is mainly composed of the basics of digital photography, including training on how retouching…

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Chibok Girls Are Offered Free Scholarship

Chibok Girls Are Offered Free Scholarship

African-American billionaire is ready to pay for the education of kidnapped Chibok girls. Private equity mogul Robert Smith offered to give 24 Chibok girls, including the 21 young women who were released from Boko Haram captivity in October, a chance to attend American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. Smith is going to pay for tuition, room, board etc. at a cost of $5,000 to $11,000 a year. The 54-year-old founder of Vista Equity Partners is reported to possess a fortune of around $2.5 billion.We completely share the last opinion. Any…

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Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites

Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites

Thinking of continuing your studies but don’t want to start a master’s or a doctorate just yet? Around the world, short-term courses taken remotely are increasingly popular alternatives, and platforms such as edX, created by Harvard and MIT Universities make it even easier to dive deeper into the most diverse topics. Of course, for long-term and undergraduate courses, the face-to-face experience cannot be replaced by online classes. However, being able to follow lessons and participate in discussions with people from around the world online is definitely an important advantage offered by…

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Interest Free Student Loans to boost Higher Education in Bihar

Interest Free Student Loans to boost Higher Education in Bihar

Bihar government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has launched multiple programmes to boost higher education. Part of the Chief Minister’s key plans for upliftment of the state and improving the level of higher education in the state, the plans include initiatives like providing interest free student loans of upto Rs 4 lakh through student credit card for the aspirants to pursue higher education. Another major plan is to provide monthly allowance of Rs. 1000 to students who drop off in order to support their families. These sops are aimed towards…

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Toby Young’s flagship free school trust woos other schools amid financial chill

Toby Young’s flagship free school trust woos other schools amid financial chill

It is one of the best-known academy chains in England. It has a super-high-profile leader and reportedly one of the highest numbers of applications per place in London. But now even West London Free School Academy Trust (WLFSAT) is feeling the chill from icy financial winds buffeting schools, its recent governing body minutes reveal. The minutes, shown to Education Guardian, record that Toby Young, WLFSAT’s chief executive, was asked by a trustee earlier this year to phone other schools to ask whether they would like to join the trust as…

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SUSD students get free online course options

SUSD students get free online course options

The Sahuarita Unified School District is offering another way for high school students to fulfill their graduation requirements. In January, students can leave school an hour or two early and take one or two classes online without paying fees, said Brett Bonner, assistant superintendent for educational services. “We want to find ways to adapt and meet the needs of our diverse population,” he said. “We need to meet the needs of students who don’t meet the traditional brick-and-mortar programmatic design.” Most students attend school five or six hours a day,…

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started. Orientation: What Is Lifehacker U? Whether you’re headed to college for the first time or you’re back in classes after a relaxing summer vacation, or long out of school and interested in learning something new, now’s the time to…

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In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

What IIT-Kharagpur is doing today, Probhat Rajani- an education institute located in the same district- has been doing that for more than one-and-a-half decades but with a little extra. Located in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, the institute aims to provide better education facilities for the economically weak students of Jhargram. Known as Maoist infested region to the outside world, the area stood witness to Lalgarh Operation last decade to flush out insurgents from here. The land is land now yielding meritorious students, who fail to pursue their dreams…

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