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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

The Adjunct Disjunct

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 14, 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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Helping Your Most At-Risk Students

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

They’re not asking for handouts. Most have one or two jobs, many have children and many spent their youth in foster care. All are in school, working to improve their lives. Many have insecure housing and food situations — or they are hungry and homeless altogether. Few receive government assistance. They are students who need help.

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How Enhanced eBooks Can Save Reading

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

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

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Code U: Computer Coding in the Core Curriculum

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

A set of job-ready skills, an income-boost, a promotion, a doorway to the middle class: Students want concrete results from college. How can you ensure your school’s degree will be worth more than the paper it’s printed on?

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Your School Needs Data on Students’ ROI

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 27, 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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Second Baptist School: 21st Century Education With a Christian Perspective

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

At Second Baptist School, teachers strive to “educate, not indoctrinate,” according to Head of School Dr. Jeff D. Williams. The Houston-based coed Christian PK–12 trains students to “pursue their individual callings and excel to the best of their abilities.”

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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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