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Chicago Among Top Midwest Cities With Largest Unemployment Decline

Job openings continue to rise at the highest number since 2001 with the Midwest included as one of the largest areas for unemployment declines.

11/17/2014

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Chicago Public Defender Fights for Those With Odds Stacked Against Them

Chastidy Burns, Cook County public defender learned that helping people in the legal system may not be the same path traveled for everyone.

11/17/2014

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Psychotherapist In Chicago Has ‘Aha Moment’ Wearing Pantyhose

Chicago psychotherapist Pat Windsor got a surprise during her field practice internship that has taught her a valuable lesson for over 24 years.

11/17/2014

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Chicago Digital News Editor Bridges The Connection Between Print And IT

From a professional standpoint, in order to succeed in digital media, journalists must step into the IT field.

11/10/2014

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Chicago Educator Prepares Special Needs Students For Life After Graduation

Dave Paske, Special Education Vocational Coordinator and Transition Specialist for the Lyons Township High School Transition Program, offers some insight into the rewarding field of special education.

11/10/2014

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Higher Education Gives A Chicago Nurse Essential Critical Thinking Skills

Chicago nurse Azella C. Collins explains what a nursing education provides and what upcoming registered nurses must learn outside of the classroom.

11/10/2014

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Chicago Executive Is An Example Of How Women Can Succeed In Business

Ana Dutra, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, shows how she has been able to utilize her business degree to succeed in her field.

11/03/2014

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Building Relationships Is Key For Success In The Chicago Legal Field

While there are many challenges in creating a successful legal firm, knowing the right tricks to achieving success in the field can be helpful in gaining employment.

11/03/2014

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Broad Opportunities For Chicago Students With Advanced Degrees

For those seeking a career in psychology or the social sciences field, it is important to note how influential an advanced degree can be in creating more job opportunities.

11/03/2014

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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.

10/27/2014

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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of Achievement

Four girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.

10/20/2014

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‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And Affordability

The State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.

10/20/2014

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After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM Education

After school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

10/20/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer Password

The “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.

10/13/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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