Category: Vision

CLEP: It is Simply a Test

CLEP: It is Simply a Test

| August 16, 2017

One of the reasons I am such a fan of credit-by-exam is because it is simply an exam. Students across the spectrum of abilities can find success in earning college credits because they can focus on learning, not mastering a series of prescribed lessons. We can customize our students’ learning environment to meet their needs, […]

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Entrepreneurship 101

Entrepreneurship 101

| April 13, 2017

We are raising the most educated generation of students, but not the most skilled. In fact, the gap between education and career-readiness seems to be widening. Almost 3/4ths of employers surveyed agree that graduates are not ready for hire. The good news is that students can be pro-active and gain the skills today’s marketplace demands. […]

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10,000 Hour Rule

10,000 Hour Rule

| April 12, 2017

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Gladwell asserts that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery in a field. Researchers, time and again, reached the same conclusion: it takes a lot of practice to be good at complex tasks. According to […]

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Basic Life Skills

Basic Life Skills

| February 17, 2017

Adulting is the gradual process teens go through as they step into their role as adults. Like learning to read or ride a bike, the age kids grow into their adult shoes can vary. Emotional maturity is not the only factor. More likely, it is the hand off … the confidence teens have gained in […]

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Testing Out: Best Kept Secret in Higher Education

Testing Out: Best Kept Secret in Higher Education

| January 24, 2017

Your high school student plans on attending college. Most will start with their “general education” credits, the core courses that are not major-specific, such as English, science, humanities, history and algebra. There are up to 20 general education courses students will take to meet the requirements of most 4-year degrees. Option #1: Attend classes, taking […]

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When You Let God Be Your Travel Buddy

When You Let God Be Your Travel Buddy

| October 7, 2016

When you encourage your kids to choose their own adventure, crazy things happen. My now-graduated daughter offered to share her CLEP experience and where college without debt has taken her. by Katie Frame (22 and a traveling!) “I have an adventure prepared for us to go on and we’re going to do it together … […]

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I Believe in You Gift

I Believe in You Gift

| December 26, 2014

Give the Gift of Opportunity A holiday tradition our family has enjoyed for years is waking up on Christmas morning and with all in pj’s, opening the small thoughtful gifts we tucked into each others’ stockings the night before. Sometimes these gifts are more special than the spendier ones placed under the tree. Sometimes they […]

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Path to Purpose

Path to Purpose

| October 23, 2014

 “One of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. . . Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely […]

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10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

| November 2, 2013

Which camp do you fall into when asked: “Why do you want to go to college?” Students will often say, “For the (social) experience.” Parents will often answer, “To get a better job.” Some will even honestly reply, “Because I don’t know what else to do.” Let me rephrase that first question: “DO you want […]

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College Without Debt: A Non-Traditional Approach

College Without Debt: A Non-Traditional Approach

| June 16, 2012

The Family CEO is a blog dedicated to making the most of your family’s finances.  Julie blogs about paying off debt, paying for college, managing her family’s money and simplifying life. Certainly, we have a lot in common. Check out my Guest Post which includes 4 Simple Steps to Making College Affordable. ~ Cheri

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Graduating Early

Graduating Early

| May 14, 2012

My 18-year-old daughter will graduate from high school this month. Next month she will also graduate from college. The path is a bit unconventional since there are usually 4 years in between those milestones. Besides her high school diploma, she will have earned an AS degree in Business and a BA Degree in Psychology. Her […]

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Just an Idea or a Goal?

Just an Idea or a Goal?

| December 15, 2011

A priest, a minister and a rabbi were asked the question, When does life begin? The priest said, “Life begins with conception.” The minister said, “No my friend, life begins with birth.” The wise old rabbi said, “I am sorry my learned friends, but you are both wrong.  Life begins the day the dog dies […]

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