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Are Non-Academic Skills Important to be Successful?

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Nov, 2015

Are Non-Academic Skills Important to be Successful?

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I'm a co-organizer of an education meetup called #KCedu. https://www.facebook.com/kansascityedu At one of our meetings, I learned some surprising statistics. Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, presented findings from a qualitative study based on over a thousand community and business persons across the state. Participants were asked to write about what makes a successful young adult and researchers at K-State analyzed

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Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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Aug, 2014

Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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We've all been there, right? We get to work and realize we forgot our lunch. For someone with a disability (or anyone who tends to be forgetful), this probably happens more often and it can be anxiety-provoking. It's distracting and keeps us from doing our best work. Several issues and choices come into play. Does the person have

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Independent Living: Going Shopping Today?

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Aug, 2013

Independent Living: Going Shopping Today?

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] A picture of a wallet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Being active in the community usually means that, if you’re going to be out for a few hours, you’re probably going to want something to eat or drink while you’re out. Here are a few ideas to consider before walking out the door: Take Water and

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Community College: A Great Place to Start After High School

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Aug, 2013

Community College: A Great Place to Start After High School

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Okay, high school graduate. You’ve decided that you want to dip your toe into college. You might have spent a semester or more just exploring the campus (see previous post), and you’ve decided that you would like to try a class. What now? Here are some general guidelines which can vary from one community to the next. Before

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