Chatter Newscast Episode 5.12

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Eight Economic Facts on Higher Education

 

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This week the Curious Comets are looking at the importance of post secondary education. In Part 4 of our series, we look at how higher education provides extensive benefits to students, including higher wages, better health, and a lower likelihood of requiring disability payments.

A population that is more highly educated also confers wide-ranging benefits to the economy, such as lower rates of unemployment and higher wages even for workers without college degrees.

Check out the rest of this article from the Brookings Institution. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

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Teen Volunteers Needed

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The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

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This week the Curious Comets are looking at the importance of post secondary education. In Part 3 of our series, we look at the value of college.

On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education.

Read more about how college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education in this article from the Pew Research Center.

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College: What It’s All About and Why It Matters

This week the Curious Comets are looking at the importance of post secondary education. In Part 2 of our series, we look at what’s the big deal about attending college.

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You might think that college is just high school continued, but it’s not. College opens doors for you that high school doesn’t. And college can change you and shape you in ways that you might not imagine.

Read more in this article from the College Board website. The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

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Second Semester Schedules

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Second Semester is just around the corner! Second Semester schedules will be handed out during Comet Time on Monday, December 4th and schedule changes will start on Wednesday, December 6.

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Why More Education?

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This week the Curious Comets are looking at the importance of post secondary education.

The 2016-17 Illinois Report Card says:

Young adults who earn college credit are more likely to be employed and stay employed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2012 the employment rate for young adults was 87% for those with at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 75% for those who completed some college, and 64% for high school graduates.

You may think that graduating from high school is all you will need to pursue a good career. However, the way to improve your chances for future advancement in your career or to change careers is by making yourself better qualified than others with respect to both job and leadership skills. Read this article to see why a college education “pays”.

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Rock Out with Art!

 

maxresdefaultThe art club meets this Thursday, November 16th at 3:10pm. This week we will be rock painting! Rocks are one of nature’s smallest canvases upon which to decorate with endless combinations of paint, markers, and embellishments. You can distribute painted rocks around your neighborhood (have you heard of the Kindness Rocks Project?) or give one as a thank you gift to someone important in your life. Any questions, see Ms. Baron.

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This Week in Sports

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Chatter Newscast Episode 5.11

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