The award-winning pieces of the 2016 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition are being showcased in the competition’s annual island-wide tour from August 9, 2016 to April 12, 2017. The winning pieces will be hosted in libraries across all 14 parishes to give members of the public the opportunity to appreciate and recognize the award-winning works.

Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to “How America Pays for College 2016”. Approximately, half of families used a scholarship or grant to help pay for college. Making college more affordable - Nearly all families took at least one cost-saving measure, while most took five or more. These measures include cutting personal spending, working while in school, living at home, and taking accelerated coursework to graduate faster.

For many students, mathematics is one of the most challenging school subjects to conquer. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways parents can take an active role in their children’s math success. â€œOften students experience a crisis of confidence when it comes to math,” says Dr. Shawn Mahoney, chief academic officer of McGraw-Hill Education. “If this persists, they may struggle with mastery of the core principles required to progress and grow,”

After a relaxing summer, back-to-school worries can be stressful and expensive, from purchasing new school supplies to planning lunches. The discount experts at Dollar General are sharing tips to help you save time and money when planning for the new school year. Stock up on school supplies - There are plenty of ways to dwindle down your spending as you get your child ready for the first day of school. The best place to start is with the school supply list provided by the teacher.

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