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 Single Parent scholarship available until May 29 
Single Parent scholarship available until May 29
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County (SPSF-Pulaski) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year through Friday, May 29. SPSF-Pulaski recipients must be a single parent, with legal custody and have sole responsibility for the daily care of at least one child under the age of 18. Recipients must also maintain a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average; be eligible to receive a federal Pell grant; be enrolled as a full-time student; be working toward an undergraduate d....

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 Very young kids often use tablets, smartphones  
Very young kids often use tablets, smartphones
Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says. "We were not surprised to find out children were exposed to mobile devices at a young age," said Dr. Hilda Kabali, a pediatric resident at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and the author of the study on babies' mobile use. "Most parents now have mobile devices and children....

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 "Inside the Springdale School District"
School District Horace Mann once said, "The public school is America's greatest invention." For parents who have their children enrolled in public schools and who are directly connected to their schools as volunteers, PTA members, booster club members, WatchDOG dads, Safegate moms, mentors, etc., again I expect that upon reflection they would concur with the sentiment expressed by Horace Mann. Clearly there are other sentiments that are expressed by public school dissidents and special i....

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 Attorney General offer internships for college students’ 
Attorney General offer internships for college students’
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced this week that her office is launching an intern program for college students seeking to learn more about a career in government and public service. “Internships can be invaluable for college students to gain real-world experience as they try to decide their career path,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “An internship in the Attorney General’s Office will encourage careers in public service and offer students the opportunity to directly ....

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 Actress Gina Rodriguez joins Hispanic Scholarship Fund Board of Actress Gina Rodriguez joins Hispanic Scholarship Fund Board of Directors
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, HSF, the nation's largest not-for-profit supporting Hispanic American higher education, announced the addition of Golden Globe winner actress Gina Rodriguez, to its Board of Directors effective immediately. An HSF Scholarship recipient herself, Rodriguez brings a unique, personal perspective to the organization's cross-industry board, led by James McNamara, Founder and Chairman of Panamax Films LLC. Rodriguez claimed her 2015 Golden Globe award for....

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 Cursive writing mandatory of Arkansas curriculum
Cursive writing mandatory of Arkansas curriculum
When it comes to written communications, before the advent of smartphones, texting and computers, cursive was the way to go. Examples of cursive writing date back to the time of the Romans, but like Latin, cursive writing appeared to be a dying form of communication. With people typing more rather than writing, cursive has been falling by the wayside. Many schools even stopped teaching children cursive writing, and the Common Core Standards do not include the subject. It is been no different ....

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 Baptist Health School offers variety in the medicine field 
Baptist Health School offers variety in the medicine field
Health Schools Little Rock (BHSLR) offers a great variety of programs. They offer the largest Registered Nursing and the largest Practical Nursing programs in Arkansas. But you may not know about your Allied Health programs in the laboratory, imaging, therapy, surgical technology, or sleep technology. One of your institutional goals is to offer “something for everyone” interested in a healthcare career. Each program, offers educational opportunities in the classroom, clinical experiences,....

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 Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas 
Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas
Since 1921, Baptist Health Schools Little Rock has served the needs of residents throughout Arkansas and the region by providing quality clinical-focused health care education in the areas of nursing and allied health. BHSLR is proud to serve the Hispanic population of Central Arkansas with all nine programs. "What sets BHSLR apart from other institutions of higher education is the opportunity for clinical experiences, a dedication to excellence in education and the desire to care for stu....

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Arkansas Tech receive gift for Mexican students scholarship
Dr. Mildred Diane Gleason, associate professor of history at Arkansas Tech University, made a $67,000 gift to the Arkansas Tech Foundation that will allow the institution to provide scholarship assistance for qualified individuals of Mexican descent. The gift made by Gleason fulfills the final requirement of a $33,000 grant that Arkansas Tech received from the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock in November 2014. The university was required to obtain a matching gift of at least $66,000 in orde....
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Engaging “ESL Family Night” as integral part of school
Teachers and administrators across Arkansas find a way to support students and families with their decision in the upcoming school year. The “Voice of the Razorbacks in Spanish” Telemundo Arkansas and Hola! Arkansas brings you an exclusive interview with ESL/Language Development, Kelly J. Buckley, a National Board Certified Teacher ENL of Fayetteville High School. In addition to informational opportunities for students and their parents, food was provided in generous part by La Huerta Me....
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Community College Plan benefits Hispanic youth
A proposal by President Obama to offer free tuition for students attending community college could have a significant impact on Hispanics. More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity, according to U.S. Department of Education data. Hispanics make up a growing share of the nation’s nearly 7 million community college students. There are several possibl....
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UCA could have state’s first Optometry School
The University of Central Arkansas will begin a feasibility study to assess the possibility of opening a new school of optometry on the campus. Tripp Umbach, a healthcare consulting group from Pennsylvania, has been hired to conduct the feasibility study that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the current and projected needs of optometrists in Arkansas and surrounding regions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of developing a school of optometry at UCA. “Staying true to o....
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U of A students offered culinary sciences training in France
A new multidisciplinary program developed at the University of Arkansas (U of A) will offer students a unique learning experience in France, a nation known for its culinary expertise. The Experiential Learning in Culinary Sciences program has two options: a full semester during the spring, which is already underway, and a 10-week summer program, which is now accepting student applications. Both programs include an intensive one-week French language course, and three weeks of culinary and food....
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Navy provides great career option for medical students
The schooling needed to become a doctor is extensive and expensive. There are four years of undergraduate studies, four years in a medical school, and then several years of residency, depending on the medical field the student wants to pursue. For doctors who want to pursue a specialized field, a fellowship is also needed, and this can add another one to three years of schooling. The costs for this schooling can quickly add up, which is one reason medical students want to get as much paid ....
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How to get accepted to the college of your choice
With tuitions at an all-time high, the cost of college and the increasingly competitive job market have become major considerations for aspiring college students and their parents. Students are not only focusing on where they can get in, but where they can get the best education that will set them up for a desirable career. A common practice is to only apply to three or four colleges, but you can consider the following as a support for a better choice. Make the most of your college prep -....
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