Third-graders from a Michigan school recently went on a field trip to a museum to learn more about the Native American history that they studied in class. The students learned about the fur trade of the 1800s, enjoyed hands-on activities and got an up-close look at museum artifacts.
Give speeches about topics you know about and are comfortable with, Jim Anderson writes. With a familiar topic, you don't need to write out and memorize every word in your presentation, and all of that saves you time in preparation.
As many as 95% of colleges may be out of financial reach for many low- to moderate-income students, while wealthier students have access to about 90%, according to a study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Researchers found that, with expanded grants and loans, poorer students could afford about 20% of the colleges in the study.
The number of bitcoin-related scams promoted online has increased significantly in March, according to security firm ZeroFox. The company said it had identified bitcoin fraud on 8,742 social media posts linked to 3,618 unique URLs over a three-week period.
Iowa-based Fareway Stores will open a Fareway Meat Market in Lincoln, Neb. this fall. The 6,500-square-foot full-service specialty store will be Fareway's second store operating under the concept, which debuted in Omaha last year.
The FDA should ban all candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, and Congress should oppose legislation reducing FDA oversight on e-cigarettes and cigars, according to a joint report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and four other health care organizations. "Eliminating all flavored tobacco products is a critical step in preventing tobacco companies from addicting another generation of kids and reversing our nation's progress in the fight against tobacco," the groups wrote.
David Beebe, Marriott International's former vice president of global and creative content marketing, talks about establishing an in-house content team and creating strategic content such as a YouTube and Instagram video series to entertain consumers, as well as inform them of travel opportunities. He shares his top content tips, saying, "The practice of content marketing is a specialty, and I think a lot of times CEOs don't understand the fundamentals of storytelling versus what's actually a campaign."
Burger King has committed to sourcing all its chicken from farms that follow the humane standards established by the Global Animal Partnership within seven years. Other chains that follow the policy include Chipotle, Starbucks and Panera Bread.
Google has yet to find a way to encourage consistent security-patch updates for Android devices, given the profusion of device-makers that use the operating system. The company has been working with manufacturers and reports progress but says there is "still a lot of work to do."
Pfizer and Merck KGaA's Bavencio, or avelumab, has received FDA approval as a treatment for patients at least 12 years old with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Amazon have all submitted proposals to gain the rights to stream the NFL's Thursday night games, sources say. The NFL could make a decision on streaming rights as early as next month.
California is set to sell a portion of $10 billion in bonds to fund construction of the high-speed rail project next month, but a federal judge has ordered a hearing on a preliminary injunction the day before the sale. The suit alleges that a bill adopted last year by the state changes the scope of funding for the voter-approved bond sale, making it illegal.
The Tennessee Valley Authority shouldn't sign a power purchase agreement with Clean Line Energy Partners' 700-mile Plains and Eastern Clean Line because its unnecessary and would increase electricity costs, said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. Clean Line Executive Vice President Mario Hurtado said the line is actually a privately financed infrastructure project and would create jobs while reducing electricity rates.
Air Canada is offering vacation packages to Iceland as the carrier prepares to launch its service to Reykjavik in June. The seasonal service aboard Air Canada Rouge will feature four weekly flights from Toronto and three from Montreal.
Independent hotels are following the lead of the big chains and adopting family-oriented strategies of their own. Offerings range from educational excursions to laid-back public spaces where kids can get together.