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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

3 Ways You Need to Reach Faculty About Adoptions

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

In my first week at MBS, I told a colleague something about faculty book adoptions that stunned him. He was writing a blog about why it’s essential for administrators to ensure teachers get adoptions in early.

“Impossible,” I said.

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7 Ways You Need to Spotlight Students' Bottom Line

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 11, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Winning the heart of today’s student means showing you care about the two things: money and career.

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Alphabetically Challenged: Another Reason Students Fail to Buy Textbooks

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Recently, a former colleague posted a gripe on Facebook illustrating a generation gap that partly explains why students aren’t buying textbooks: Of his 100-plus freshmen at a competitive southeast state school, only two knew the definition of a verb.

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How Enhanced eBooks Can Save Reading

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 4, 2017 5:30:00 AM

It’s a disease schools must cure: Undergraduates hate reading.

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Coding for Kids

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 2, 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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Toughen Up: Schools May Need to Strengthen their Online Offerings

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 29, 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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The Adjunct Disjunct

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 28, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Although adjuncts save institutions money, these untenured teachers have become so prevalent on campuses many ask whether they represent a crisis for colleges and universities.

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Your School Needs Data on Students’ ROI

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Students have one big concern when it comes to college: Whether education will lead to a good job. The focus on career has grown in recent years as Generation Z has matured and entered school. An increasing number of nontraditional students have also begun seeking to better their employment prospects with a degree.

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Enticing Recruits with the iPad

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 20, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As enrollment declines nationwide, colleges and universities search for ever-more creative ways to recruit. Often prospective students need to see something tangible — a concrete attribute that sets one $30,000-plus liberal arts school apart from another of comparable size and cost. To a student, what’s going to make one grassy quadrangle look different from the next?

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The Retention Dimension

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

Why do so many of America’s college students fail to graduate? Why are some institutions able to retain students while others can’t?

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