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Lori Reese

About Lori Reese

Lori Reese is a Marketing Copywriter with MBS. She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching in college and K-12 classrooms. In her free time, she loves reading, creative writing and playing with her three-legged cat, Boss.

Recent articles by Lori Reese

5 Things You Need to Know About Borrower Defense

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 21, 2017 5:30:00 AM

One minute, experts advise colleges to put their marketing materials under the microscope and check for language that could — intentionally or not — be viewed as predatory. The next, word is there’s no longer cause for schools to conduct a review. Here’s what’s going on with the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule.

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Coding for Kids

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Alarm clock, digital coffee maker, smartphone, car, elevator, email: Whether you know it or not, your life revolves around code. That’s why K–12 schools devoted to arming kids with valuable 21st century skills are building the computer programmer’s skill into the curriculum.

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Is Apple® Slacking Off in the Classroom?

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The hardware costs more, the apps are neither free nor teacher-tested and the most popular education item lacks a keyboard. Now that Microsoft® and Google® have kicked up efforts to capture the K–12 market, what — if anything — is Apple doing to compete?

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Struggling With Retention? There’s an App for That

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Communication is key to retention. Without a sense of connection to the university, students flounder and stray. Some move to a new institution, some fail to meet grade requirements and some simply give up and drop out.

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Archbishop Hannan High School: A Lesson in Resilience

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Archbishop Hannan High School discovered the merits of an online bookstore in the wake of tragedy. Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana-based coed Catholic school August 29, 2005, at the start of a school year boasting a record enrollment of 550 students. The hurricane devastated St. Bernard Parish, where it was based and forced a number of Archbishop Hannan’s families from their homes.

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Is Your Administration Cutting Costs or Creating Them?

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

“People in those staff jobs have it made,” my friend said, rolling her eyes. “They get paid really well and do nothing.

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Trouble in Mind: A New Study Shows a Need for Strong Mental Health Networks on Campus

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Hate-crime, anorexia, trauma, rape, psychosis, suicide: They're words no one likes to utter, but neglecting to do so can be a tragic (and costly) failure to address the realities of college life. New research shows that now more than ever campuses must take preventative steps to protect student mental health.

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Toughen Up: Schools May Need to Strengthen their Online Offerings

Posted by Lori Reese on May 31, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Virtual classrooms have been touted as an innovation that can eradicate higher education’s woes. They’re supposed to open up new lines of revenue for cash-strapped colleges while reducing financial inequality among students.

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5 Ways to Make Meetings Work

Posted by Lori Reese on May 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Meetings, meetings, meetings: ‘Tis the season in the land of academia for get-togethers, end-of-term finalizations, and endless confabs about all that stuff you must resolve before faculty and administrators flee town for vacations in July.

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Good Fortune: Raising Your School’s Profile in China Could Elevate the Bottom Line

Posted by Lori Reese on May 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As enrollment numbers decline, schools are looking abroad for ways to build the bottom line. Among the international students that flock to the U.S. no country represents more strongly than China. Chinese students in America numbered 304,000 as of 2014-2015, according to Institute of International Education (IIE) annual report. That total had increased five times in a decade and is expected to continue growing.

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