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Search Accredited Online Colleges by Degree, State and Affordability
Online learning offers students convenience and accessibility. In most instances, there's no need to attend class at a specific time. Students can go online when it best suits their schedules. This is particularly beneficial to parenting students and students who work while attending school. Technological advancement and increased course availability have thrust online learning into the mainstream. Accredited online degrees are accepted today as being of equal quality to their classroom counterparts. Students can now earn their degrees online from many types of institutions and in a variety of formats, as well as part-time or full-time. Universities such as Oregon State, University of Illinois and Penn State are examples of how a traditional college can adapt to meet changing needs of the student population.

Student Loan Guide
Each year thousands of high school seniors think about going to college and are faced with figuring out how to pay for it. As the cost of college continues to rise, more and more students need to borrow money to attend. According to the American Student Assistance organization, almost 60% of college students have a loan to help pay for their schooling. The Student Loan Guide gives an overview of federal and private student loans, as well as students’ rights and responsibilities and provides information and resources to determine if a loan is the right choice.

Are Your Unaccompanied Youth Encountering Barriers to Accessing SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits?
There is new policy guidance from USDA to make it easier for unaccompanied youth to access benefits! The policy clarifies several issues that have been barriers to youth receiving benefits.

Care of Adolescent Parents and Their Children
Many children live with their adolescent parents, alone, or as part of an extended family. This article addresses specific medical and psychosocial risks specific to adolescent parents and their children. In the article, challenges unique to the adolescent mother and her partner, as well as mitigating circumstances and protective factors are discussed.

Help Students Graduate
Looking for a great idea to help encourage students to graduate? The International Journal on School Disaffection, page 50, shows an article titled Graduation Credit Cards – Immediate Buy In, Immediate Pay-off by Robert Eichorn, Ruth Garza, Karre Jones and Marie Sobers. This article explains how for less than $100 the Virginia Alternative Education School greatly improved their graduation rate and attitudes about education for their students. There are some other great articles in the Journal as well to help improve drop-out rates.

CDC's Pediatric Genetics Website
Pediatric Genetics offers easy-to-read information on genetic disorders, family health history, genetic counseling and newborn screening. It also features a compilation of important data, scientific publications and more.

Report on Health Literacy and Adolescents
Health Literacy and Adolescents: An Agenda for the Future, a report published by the National Education Association Health Information Network, discusses health literacy among adolescents and suggests a future agenda to improve understanding of health and the healthcare system.

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions Releases Guidance on Providing Childhood Obesity Treatment
The guide, A Survival Guide – Planning, Building and Sustaining a Pediatric Obesity Program, is an outcome of FOCUS on a Fitter Future, an initiative developed by the NACHRI to articulate the role of children's hospitals and related institutions in combating pediatric obesity while building consensus on performance measurement and quality improvement.

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