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How do bachelor’s in education students challenge accelerated learners?

Assumption College Undergraduate

The nation’s first school for gifted children opened in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1901. Since then a debate has swirled around gifted education’s implementation, effectiveness, and importance. But most educators agree that challenging material and a faster pace benefit high-achieving students. “Students with high abilities need gifted education programs that will challenge them in regular classroom […]

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March 24th, 2016

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Working toward a career in biology policy

Assumption College Undergraduate

A bachelor’s in biology may lead you to become a science policy expert — an important bridge between researchers and the public, and one of the less travelled career paths mentioned in a previous post. “One of the best-selling points for science is showing how discoveries inside the lab will benefit everyone outside of it,” […]

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March 22nd, 2016

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Education Career Spotlight: English as a Second Language

Assumption College Undergraduate

The population of Spanish-speaking Americans, the largest, fastest-growing non-English speaking group in the United States, will rise anywhere between 39 and 43 million by 2020, with the number of individuals speaking Spanish up 233 percent since 1980. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the District of Columbia and 24 states — including […]

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March 16th, 2016

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Bachelor’s in psychology students learn benefits social connections can have on our wellbeing

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In an often “me-centered” society, studies find that a dose of empathy, reaching out to others, and making social connections may just be the perfect medicine for the mind, body and soul — for both the giver and recipient. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, psychology researcher and author of the book “Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and Health […]

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March 8th, 2016

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Salesmanship: Why the process matters as much as the talent

Assumption College Undergraduate

Ever thought of turning your business degree into a career in sales? Whether it’s passion, people skills, or persuasiveness, the characteristics that make a great salesperson can range widely depending on source. And while personal traits may be a significant factor in determining one’s talent for salesmanship, today’s businesses may be inclined to look beyond […]

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March 2nd, 2016

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