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10 states that make the most tax revenue from commercial betting

What states make the most revenue from gambling? OLBG compiled data to show the states that collected the most tax revenue in 2021.

The PWEA Calls Upon Prince William School Board to Increase Employee Salaries by 10% for FY24

In its first year of collective bargaining, the Prince William Education Association is asking for a 10% pay raise for PWCS employees and no increase in health care contributions.

PW Labor Caucus Calls for Equity in Compensation for Prince William County Employees

Prince William Police officers received a substantial pay scale increase in FY 2023. Now Prince William Labor Caucus says it is time to invest in all county employees, including educators and fire and rescue workers.

Simple Steps for the Best Spring Break Ever

by the We Can Do This COVID-19Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—Spring break is around the corner, and students everywhere are pulling out the essentials to prepare—whether that’s …

Benefits for Women Becoming Financial Planners

(NewsUSA) - The financial services industry is changing and diversifying, and this includes women becoming financial advisors at a rate higher than ever before.If you’ve ever considered a career …

Create a career that fuels your dream lifestyle

(NewsUSA) - When will you break away from your 9-to-5 job so you can embrace the lifestyle of your dreams? “Hindsight 2020” author Kyle Corbett is motivating would-be entrepreneurs who are still …

Breaking up with friends: How to know when it's time to move on

(BPT) - Friendships are an essential part of living a fulfilling life. However, just like any other relationship, some friends are only meant to be part of your life for a reason or a season, rather …

Most conservative colleges in America

Based on 2023 data from Niche, Stacker developed a list of the 50 most conservative colleges in the country.    

First Black Grandmaster Discusses the Importance of Diversity, Celebrity Players and Future of Chess

(BPT) - Maurice Ashley is inspiring a new wave of chess players. In 1999, he earned the title of Grandmaster, the first Black person to do so. Since then, he has become a prolific commentator, …

Fewer Pell grants are being awarded as tuition continues to climb

Best Universities analyzed trend data up to the 2020-21 academic year from the National Center for Education Statistics to see how Pell Grants and other financial aid types stack up over years of rising tuition.

How K-12 public school funding has changed over the past decade

HeyTutor has studied the changes in public school funding over the past decade, using data from the Census Bureau's Annual Survey of School System Finances.  

Most liberal colleges in America

Stacker used data from Niche to determine the 50 most liberal universities and colleges in America.  

4 things U.S. workers need to know about beating inflation if disability strikes

(BPT) - The Social Security Administration implemented their highest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in four decades earlier this year. This annual COLA is based on increases in the Consumer Price …
States with the highest rate of layoffs
You've seen the reports, but where are layoffs actually happening? Stacker used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to compare all 50 states and Washington D.C.
How the nursing workforce has changed over time
Discover how the demographics of the nursing workforce have evolved over time, as analyzed by Incredible Health using data from Revelio Labs.
50 best colleges on the West Coast
Using Niche's 2023 Best Colleges in America list, Stacker found the best 50 schools on the West Coast.  
50 most selective colleges in America
Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Stacker listed the 50 most selective colleges in the United States. The institutions are ranked according to acceptance rates.  
How summer programs targeted learning loss in grades K-12
HeyTutor cited data from the Census Household Pulse survey and looked at news reports to break down different summer programs targeting learning loss.
Here's where every state stands on math and reading proficiency amid 20-year lows
HeyTutor analyzed the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress to see how different groups of students have fared in their reading and math assessments over the past 20 years.
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From satellite to streaming: 5 tech trends to watch

(BPT) - It seems like every day we hear about a new technology that will improve some part of our lives — from AI at work to smart devices at home to cars that remind us to stay in our lanes. …

How women are finding rewarding careers in the construction industry

(BPT) - As multiple industries still face workplace shortages, one solution is emerging, especially in traditionally male-dominated fields like construction: recruit more women. According to recent …

10 US universities with the most graduates in multicultural education master's programs

Teachercertification.com used data from the Department of Education to see which colleges graduated the most students with master's degrees for teaching bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural education.  

Want to retain and empower employees? Rethink tuition reimbursement programs

(BPT) - Talent wars. Great resignation. Quiet quitting. Hiring, retaining and inspiring employees to be their best is no small feat these days. Leadership at companies big and small are looking for …

5 reasons Nautical Bowls is an excellent investment for the ideal franchise partner

(BPT) - By Peter TauntonOwning and operating a franchise isn't for everyone, but for ambitious, hard-working entrepreneurs, it can be a sound investment. I've spent more than 35 years working in the …

Rhode Island, Massachusetts colleges have the highest graduation rates—here's how your state compares

EDsmart used data from the Department of Education to see which states' colleges have the highest graduation rates. Three New England states top the list.  

Best public colleges in America

Colleges and universities are raising tuition to counter inflation so what better time to look at public institutions of learning, where prices tend to be significantly lower. Stacker compiled a list of the best public college in the U.S. using data released by Niche in 2023.    

50 best colleges on the East Coast

Stacker combed through Niche's 2023 Best Colleges in America list in order to discover which 50 East Coast schools, old and new, are the cream of the crop.

100 best community colleges in America

Stacker looked at data from Niche's 2023 Best Community Colleges in America to compile this list of the top 100 community colleges nationwide.

50 best colleges in the Midwest

Using Niche's 2023 Best Colleges in America list, Stacker identified the best 50 schools in the Midwest. Niche's rankings use data from the U.S. Department of Education on academics, admissions, and student life, along with reviews from current students and alumni.

10 skills rated most important for kindergarten teachers

eSpark looked at the skills rated most important for being a kindergarten teacher, citing data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Workable, and other sources.  

How the US compares to the rest of the world in access to early education

How does early childhood education differ across the world? eSpark looked at data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to find out.  

Florida celebrates CTE month with quick, affordable training for in-demand jobs

(BPT) - Florida’s economic engine propels the state forward, driving prosperity and raising the quality of life. The fuel for this powerful engine — workforce education. Currently, …

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Amazon Disaster Relief Donates 22M items, Supporting 99 Global Emergencies and Humanitarian Efforts Together with Amazon Web Services
(BPT) - The number of natural disasters has increased five-fold in the past 50 years, driven by population growth, climate change, and improved reporting. As the number of disasters continues to …
Reading and math proficiency are at historic lows. Here's a closer look at who's falling behind
Analysis of National Assessment of Educational Progress data shows reading and math test scores are falling. HeyTutor takes a closer look at who is falling behind and why.
3 ways to safeguard your job and land a raise during a recession
(BPT) - With the rising cost of goods and signs of an impending recession, employees in all industries are worried about pay and job security. While the news is filled with headlines about "quiet …
Why access, education and support are vital to close the gender gap in tech careers
(BPT) - While women make up approximately half of the U.S. workforce, they are underrepresented in the technology sector, making up 28% of the industry. These numbers are even lower for women of …
Make Your Job Work for You
(Family Features) If you're considering a career change but not sure which direction you're headed, consider these words of wisdom.
50 most physical jobs in America
Stacker ranked the 50 most physically demanding jobs in America using data from the Occupational Information Network.  
Industries losing and gaining the most jobs
Stacker identified the industries where job openings have grown and shrank over the past year, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
5 stats to know when comparing online-only colleges
EDsmart cited 2020 Department of Education's College Scorecard data to review five factors to consider when evaluating online post-secondary schools.  
These are alternatives to teacher licensing requirements across 16 states
TeacherCertification.com collected data on alternatives to teacher licensing tests and the states that allow those alternatives.  
How to Become a CFP® Professional
(NewsUSA) - Financial planning can help you reach your goals in life. It is also a profession that offers rewarding, flexible careers. These careers provide many benefits, including work-life …
5 countries that offer free college—and how they accomplished it
Study.com compiled a list of five countries offering free college education and researched how they do it and how their policies apply to international students. 
Top party schools in every state
Using 2023 data released by Niche, Stacker compiled a list of colleges and universities with the best party scene in each state and Washington D.C.  
Hardest college to get into in every state
Stacker combed through Niche's 2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America ranking to see which school is the most difficult to gain admission to in each state.
How quit rates vary by company size
Sana analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data about company quit rates to see what size firms have been harder hit by the Great Resignation.
Learn how to set meaningful goals, with the gumption to go after them
(BPT) - Whether you're a college grad, young professional or in mid-career, chances are you've already faced challenges that seemed overwhelming. Throughout your career, you'll continue to face …

4 reasons public safety leaders should invest in mental wellness for first responders

(BPT) - First responders handle the most high-risk, urgent and dangerous events in their communities. Police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and other public …

Roofing could be your key to a thriving career in 2023

(BPT) - The last few years have been a rollercoaster for workers in the U.S. The country saw its greatest job loss since the Great Depression and almost a year later faced the challenge of not having …

Bristow Beat, Bill DePugh Announce Teachers of the Year 2022

Bill DePugh of Century 21 and New Millennium and Stacy Shaw of Bristow Beat announce the winners of their 2022 Teacher of the Year Contest.

Prince William County Schools Announces Its 2022 'Outstanding Educators' 2022

PWCS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021-22 Outstanding Educators Awards.

Seven Prince William County Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Congratulations to the PWC students who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, funded by NMSC.