So, you want to further your education? Will you pursue a college degree or vocational certification? Which schools offer the programs you need? Is there a campus near you or can you complete it online? Will financial aid be an option? Whether you already have answers to these questions or you’ve just started your research, you’ve come to the right place. SchoolBound.com is here to help, so let’s get started!
Once you've figured out your area of interest and what kind of degree or certification you'll pursue, the next big question is how to pay for it. While higher education costs can seem prohibitive, the good news is that there are lots of options available to help you finance your academic pursuits.Read more
First aid, Band-aid®, Hearing aid, Kool-Aid® … Financial Aid Typically, “aid” gives some form of help, and financial aid is no different. (Fair enough, Kool- Aid® isn’t the most helpful beverage out there but it is good and makes me smile.) Financial Aid is a pretty big topic which we will discuss in more detail in the future, but for starters, let’s get the basics down. Financial Aid is a …Read more
Imagine this: You receive a letter from some national company informing you that you’ve been selected as a scholarship finalist, even though you can’t remember applying. All you have to do to secure your scholarship is fill out a form online, and cover the nominal cost of the scholarship taxes with a quick credit card payment. The company assures you that your scholarship check will be sent immediately upon receipt …Read more
Going to college when you’re 18 is hard enough, but going back after your 30th birthday can be an even more daunting task. Getting back into the groove of being a student is not easy, but there are a lot of ways to make it work. In this entry, I’ll address a very common problem among adult students: balance. With family, work, and now school, there’s a lot on your …Read more
Erich Martel, a great Advanced Placement history teacher at Wilson High School, was involuntarily transferred to another school and then forced to retire because, I think, he refused to stop investigating alleged D.C. school mismanagement, including his revelation that high schools were graduating students who didn’t meet all of the Read more
The World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, has awarded its 2014 prize to a British educator for helping millions of young girls in sub-Saharan Africa remain in school. Read more
In the last year or two educators have started to publicly speak up about the negative consequences of standardized test-based school reform and the privatization of public education. Troy LaRaviere is one of them. He is the principal of Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance Read more