The U.S. Department of Treasury site provides information on the Treasury, lesson plans for teachers, and a Kids Zone. There are lesson plans for personal finance, currency, and financial literacy. The Kids Zone has links for child friendly sites which include the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
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The US News has rankings for the best jobs in 2014. US News ranked the top 100 jobs and also provides the rankings by industry. A few of the industries in the rankings are business, technology, and health care. The top ranked business jobs are market research analyst, operations analyst, and accountant.
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There are financial career sites that provide career news as well as high quality job listings. OneWire and eFinancial Careers are two career sites directed towards the financial industry. The Ladders also provides financial positions on their career site.
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MSN Careers has news, articles, advice, and a job search engine. The search engine allows searches by location, job category, industry, and salary range. Recent articles on MSN Careers discuss the fastest growing career fields, tips for interviewing, and career growth.
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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management site, USAJobs.gov, is a free site that provides Federal job listings. The site has a search engine that allows job seekers to search by keyword, location, salary, and agency. The USAJobs.gov site also has an area specifically for students and recent graduates.
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Princeton University was ranked as the number one national university by US News. Harvard University fell to second in the 2014 rankings. Harvard was tied for number one with Princeton in the 2013 rankings. Yale University was third in the rankings and Columbia University ranked fourth. Stanford University and the University of Chicago tied for fifth in the rankings.
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Smithsonian Education provides resources for students, educators, and families. Smithsonian Education has lesson plans for subjects that include science and technology. The lesson plans are for grades pre-K through 12. In addition, Smithsonian Education offers family friendly ideas for a visit to Washington DC. Smithsonian also provides an events calendar for New York City and Washington DC.
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The Federal Reserve Education site provides information about the history and structure of the Federal Reserve. There are also materials on monetary policy, banking, and personal finance. In addition, the Federal Reserve Education site has classroom resources which include lesson plans, activities, and publications. Classroom resources are listed by grade levels and topics. The Federal Reserve system has 12 districts throughout America and a Board of Governors which is located in Washington DC.
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A recent Yahoo! Education article analyzed five top careers with high projected job growth. For each career, the Yahoo! Education article lists the states with the highest average salary and the highest number of jobs. The top five careers discussed in the article included accountants. The states with the most accountants are California, New York, and Texas. The article lists the median average salary for accountants as $63,550.
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was ranked as the number one graduate engineering program by US News. Stanford University was ranked second and the University of California Berkeley was ranked third. The California Institute of Technology finished fourth in the US News rankings. The three schools tied for fifth place were Carnegie Mellon, The Georgia Institute of Technology, and the university of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. MIT was also ranked first for computer engineering and mechanical engineering. The second ranked computer engineering program was the University of California Berkeley and the third ranked program was Carnegie Mellon.
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US News will publish the 2014 graduate school rankings on March 12th. The graduate school rankings will cover business, law, engineering, education, and medical school. The US News Graduate School Compass will provide additional data on the graduate programs.
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Monster has an article that discusses the highest paying jobs by college major. A few of the majors listed in the article are accounting, computer science, economics, and mathematics. The highest paying jobs for an economics major are portfolio manager, management consultant, and data analyst.
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MIT OpenCourseWare is an initiative by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that provides over 2,000 courses free of charge. There are courses available in most subjects which include business, mathematics, engineering, science, and medicine. MIT OpenCourseWare offers undergraduate as well as graduate level courses.
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Yahoo! Education has news and articles on education and careers. Recent Yahoo! Education articles have discussed college majors and degrees that have high earnings potential. Yahoo! Education also has articles on career fields which include business, education, and technology.
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Stanford Engineering Everywhere is an initiative by the Stanford School of Engineering that offers courses free to students and educators. There are courses available in Artificial Intelligence and Linear Systems and Optimization. In addition, there is a three course Introduction to Computer Science which includes Programming Methodology, Programming Abstractions, and Programming Paradigms. The software and system requirements for Stanford Engineering Everywhere courses is listed on their site. Stanford Engineering Everywhere may add additional courses in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
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