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The disconnect between education and career readiness and how to fix...

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question most of us were asked in our youth, and over the...

A time to highlight teachers’ work, students’ potential

The week of March 31 to April 4 marked Education Awareness Week in Rhode Island. It is a collaboration between Junior Achievement and Teach...

Financial literacy is a gift that never stops giving back

The holiday shopping season is upon us. And as we rush to complete our gift-buying, it is easy to get carried away in the...

Awareness now key to teens choosing technical careers

We frequently hear about the U.S. unemployment rate, particularly when the monthly jobs report comes out. Yet another frequently cited statistic says that there...

Teens confident of summer jobs for cash, experience

Summer is here, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. It used to...

Today’s teens expect more dependence, need more education

In the next couple of months, millions of American teens will be graduating from high school. There was a time when this meant many...

Presidential election of great concern to future voters

Although they can’t cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election, teens ages 14-17 are paying attention to what the candidates are saying –...

Creating experiences with lasting benefits for teens

School is out and summer jobs are in. But are they? Unfortunately, the job market for teens has nearly evaporated in the past decade. Once...

Young entrepreneurs can help rev up R.I. economy

Startup America, the new Obama administration initiative to promote entrepreneurship and high-growth startups, is a major step in the right direction. Besides driving economic...
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