Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship
Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/09/2014 at 6:34PM

A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.

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Top headlines from around the web
News Melissa Chan 12/15/2012 at 1:45PM

Victims in Connecticut massacre ID’d as police find ‘very good evidence’ that could help illuminate shooter’s motives The unhinged gunman who slaughtered 26 children and adults yesterday in a elementary school arrived with guns blazing — blasting his way into the building, according to Connecticut State police. Read more: New York Post Tragedy touches NYPD [...]

How to make the successful transition from college to career
Education & Kids ARA 9/30/2012 at 3:00AM

Many recent college graduates continue to face a challenging job market, but do they know how to effectively locate and acquire a job? With 53.6 percent of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 underemployed or unemployed, the nation’s young people are unfortunately less prepared than they think. According to a new national survey, 48 [...]

Making college a reality, despite the price tag
Education & Kids ARA 9/30/2012 at 12:50AM

Sending a student to college is a proud time for families. But with tuition costs rising and families continuing to face financial challenges, many are taking another look at how to pay for college. According to the latest Merrill Edge Report, 56 percent of parents have paid or expect to pay more to send their [...]

Tech tips for college-bound students and their parents
Education & Kids ARA 8/25/2012 at 7:01AM

(ARA) – Just 30 years ago, textbooks, paper and pencils were the main supplies college students needed. In today’s digital world, where more teachers are using technology to deliver a better learning experience, college-bound students need to equip themselves with the latest technology to make the most of their college experience and give themselves an [...]

For today’s teens, the time to plan for college expenses is now
Education & Kids ARA 8/19/2012 at 7:02AM

(ARA) – When it comes to planning for college, most parents are sure of just two things: They want their child to get a college degree, and they’ll need a smart savings plan in place to ensure college expenses are covered. For the 2009-2010 academic year, tuition, room and board at a private four-year college [...]

Chalk up more back-to-school savings by shopping online
Education & Kids ARA 8/15/2012 at 5:08PM

(ARA) – As the end of summer nears, the flashing red lights of yellow school buses will caution drivers to stop as students board. College students will pull out of driveways with cars filled to the brim with dorm room supplies. And the school bells will echo across the playground, signaling the start and end [...]

What makes a career college different than a traditional college?
Education & Kids ARA 8/15/2012 at 4:58PM

(ARA) – Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation. Traditional universities and career colleges each [...]

Set yourself up for academic success: smart habits for college freshmen
Education & Kids ARA 8/14/2012 at 5:03PM

(ARA) – Got your extra-long sheets? Check. Flip-flops for the shower? Check. What about your school-branded hoodie, hat and T-shirt? You may think you’ve thought of everything for your first year of college, but without a plan to achieve success you are still unprepared. Sara Rathburn, associate dean of Student Affairs at The Art Institute [...]