What Happens When There’s No Public School Choice?

I marveled at the size of Trenton Central High School when I toured the facility on a public tour. It is 380,000 square feet; to put that in perspective, imagine three anchor stores in a suburban shopping center stacked one atop the other. Trenton Central High is the seventh most populous secondary school in the Garden State. With nearly 2,800 students, it has the fourth largest enrollment among urban high schools; among New Jersey’s high schools, only Elizabeth High, Dickinson High (Jersey City) and Eastside (Paterson) enroll more students. The 75 year-old building has character, as well as a theatre that might have been envied on Broadway half a century ago and a swimming pool that was probably state of …

What happens if you get arrested in Thailand?

Although consular officers cannot serve as attorneys or give legal advice, they can provide a list of local attorneys and help you find legal representation. However, neither the Department of State nor the U.S. Consulate can assume any responsibility for the caliber, competence, or professional integrity of these attorneys. A consular officer will do whatever he/she can to protect your legitimate interests and ensure that you are not discriminated against under local law. A consular officer cannot release prisoners, provide guarantees of their comportment, or provide funds for bail. If you are arrested, immediately ask that a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy be notified. If you are turned down, keep asking–politely, but persistently. If unsuccessful, try to have someone …

What Happened on June 21

June 21 is always the 172nd day of the year, unless it’s a leap year in which it is the 173rd day of the year. This is on a Gregorian calendar, which leaves 193 days remaining until January 1st, where a new year beings. June 21 marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere. That means that June 21 is typically the day of the year year with the longest hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the shortest in the southern hemisphere. You can tell already that June 21 is an important date to mark for several reasons. Here are several events that have happened on June 21 in the …

What Future Undergrads Ought To Know About Student Loans And Online Resources

Navigating the student loan process can be a challenge, starting from ground zero. Since the federal government got in the student loan business in 1965, something like 65 million Americans have taken advantage of it. There have been several bills run through Congress over the years, creating a variety of loan programs – for students, vets, returning students, and so forth. For basic information on what is available through federal programs, perhaps the most basic resource is the Department of Education’s site entitled “Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid”. It is a comprehensive resource on grants, loans, and work-study programs which are the three major forms of aid available through the Department’s Federal Student Aid …

What Exactly Is Homeschooling

Homeschooling is really quite simple. It’s a process where parents have accepted the responsibility of educating their children as opposed to having them go through a public or private school system. Parents who are considering or have made the decision to homeschool have taken a deep interest in their child’s education and are committed to having the home becoming the point of their child’s education. Homeschooling parents are tasked with not only with their child’s educational experience but now also have solely taken on the child’s emotional, physical, and mental development as well. Homeschoolers enjoy flexibility to the degree that they can tailor the child’s learning experience and curriculum to more closely match the genuine interests of their child. Parents …

What Enables You To Flip Your Cell Phone Open?

The latest Nokia N90 and Motorola RAZR V3 clamshell mobile cell phones all incorporate sophisticated hinges which allow you to flip open your cell phones smartly amongst admiring onlookers. Another winner is the hinge assembly in Orange SPV M5000 3G PDA cell phone device which allows the screen half of the cell phone to swivel 180 degrees and close to allow simultaneous tablet mode and full phone functionality. These hinge assemblies which were previously used in laptop computers have been designed into the sleekest cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDA) and small handheld digital cameras over the past few years. Basically, the hinge assembly connects the cell phone base to the folder unit which contains the display screen. From the …

What Else Can You Do With A Communication Degree?

The ability to communicate effectively is often cited as the skill rated number one for career advancement across all professions. Unless you leave alone in an island which is disconnected from the rest of the world, else you will need to communicate with other people either on personal stuffs or on the business needs. If you are a working individual or a businessman, a good skill in communication and the success of using communication techniques are keys to ensure the success of your career advancement. Everybody knows the important of communication, but what else can you do with a communication degree? Career Opportunities There are many potential career opportunities available for those people with communication studies degrees. Among the communication …

What Educational Toys Do Kids Actually Enjoy Playing With?

As parents and educators, it can be a challenge to find educational toys kids enjoy playing with. A great educational toy needs to achieve that perfect balance between being fun to play with and educational at the same time. Toy manufacturers try to come up with enjoyable and educational electronic toys, as well as more traditional toys. But the big question is, are any of these toys they successful? The fact is, there are so many different kinds of toys out there that it can be hard to decide which is right for your child. Not to mention the fact that each child has their own personality, interests, and strengths. With all this is mind, how can you really find …

What Does Your Online Degree Tell Employers About You?

The saying “You’ve come a long way, baby” could not be more true than in the world of distance learning. From the early days of correspondence courses and mail-order degrees to the explosive growth of classes offered by traditional academic institutions via the Internet, the face of education has changed dramatically. Even the most prestigious traditional universities now offer some form of distance learning opportunity. As the popularity of online education and enrollment in distance learning courses has grown exponentially, so has its reputation as a viable learning method. Acceptance of online degree programs is on the rise, and many businesses now hire applicants with online degrees or provide tuition reimbursement to current employees pursuing online degrees. Today’s employers are …

What Does Your Body Language Tell?

It is your choice whether to listen or not listen to someone talking. You listen when needed and wanted to, but do other people see you as a good listener? Listening skills are essential for good relationships and are also a critical skill in many professions, especially the helping professions. Whether you’re maintaining a happy marriage relationship, counseling someone with problems, or coaching members of your team for business success, good listening skills lead others to feel more comfortable. They will have more confidence in you and hold you in higher esteem. You may not realize how important your body language is, when others view you. It is even more important that your words. So, what says ‘good listener’ and …

What does it take to be a Lawyer?

When you see all these handsome Lawyers in TV series like LA Law, sitting in their fancy offices, driving these flashy cars, have you ever realized what they have been through in terms of time, years of education, money, Certifications etc’. Let me Describe to you the Lawyers course of training. Formal educational requirements for lawyers include a 4-year college degree, 3 years in law school, and the passing of a written bar examination. Competition for admission to most law schools is intense. prospective lawyers should develop proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, researching, analyzing, and thinking logically—skills needed to succeed both in law school and in the profession. Regardless of major, a multidisciplinary background is recommended. Courses in English, …

What does it mean to be an expatriate? Part 1

Do you want to leave your home country because of taxes, limited work opportunities, or do you just have a desire to live a different life? Do you want to find better options for a better life elsewhere? Are you planning to make this happen? If so, you are part of a new trend of people called “expatriates.” The dictionary definition of the term “expatriate” or “expat”, means one who gives up their residence or citizenship. As suggested, the reasons are often for tax benefits. Nowadays expatriation is more and more common. People are moving to a place that makes financial sense to them, a place where there is less government interference, and a place where they can find better …

What Does Homeschooling Mean To Me?

What does homeschooling mean to me? It has become such an integral part of who we are as a family, that it would be difficult to analyze it separately. It truly has become our way of life. Homeschooling means I spend more time with my children – all of them, not just the little ones. My older kids attended a “regular” school for several years before we started homeschooling, and I always felt out of touch with what was going on in their lives. We were growing apart, both figuratively and literally. Why has society accepted that parents should want to be with the babies and toddlers, but once the kids reach school age, we’re supposed to prefer to not …

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Ever wonder about all the free stuff you see on the internet? It seems like everyone wants to give something away. But are these items really free? If so, how can these companies afford to give away all of these coupons and samples? It’s really all about you, the consumer. We live in a very competitive world market place. The internet has upped the ante in terms of who can be seen and heard through all of the mass media. Now companies have to make a lot of noise and this is one way that can do it. What do you think you are worth as a consumer to someone that sells toothpaste? Well, think about it. How many tubes …

What do I need to take an online MBA course?

Most online MBA courses are commonly put together to meet the needs of working students with undergraduate degrees in business related programs, as well as those with undergraduate degrees outside the area of business. Depending on the student’s prior education in business, most online MBA courses have a 30 credit program, that can often be completed in as little as two years. Depending on the learning institution, students may transfer in up to 6 credits towards their MBA. In order to know what you need to take an online MBA course, you should first understand how online MBA courses work. All work in the online classrooms is completed and submitted through the computer. Written work is usually submitted as an …

What Different Types Of Criminal Justice Degrees Exist?

If you are interested in pursuing a criminal justice degree with a specific focus, you have to first know the various types of degrees available. Within the broad field of criminal justice you can get degrees in various specific fields. Some of these fields are: Corrections, Court Reporting, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Justice administration, homeland security, Economic Crimes, Forensic sciences, Law, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Paralegal & Legal Assistant, Public Safety Management and Security & Loss Prevention. You should collect information about the various online degrees being offered by various schools and pick the one you find most suitable. Following is a list of some of the more important types of criminal justice degrees available: • Degrees in Criminal Justice …