New Search Engine Helps With Education Decisions


New Search Engine Helps With Education Decisions (NAPSA)—There’s good newsfor parents, adult learners and high schoolers who want a simple and effective tool to help them make important education decisions. Finding the right educational opportunity can be costly, time consuming and intimidating. It’s estimated that one-third of all students transfer schools at least once before earning a college degree. In addition, experts contend that many students drop out of school completely because the school they are in does not meet their needs. Fortunately, there is a new, easy-to-use search engine that has collected extensive data on over 130,000 colleges and K-12 schools and hundreds of thousands of education providers. Called, it provides recommendation tools and information in categories such ascollege and graduate programs— including law, business, medical and general academic subjects— K-12 schools, study abroad programs, interactive learning mate- rials and tutoring and test prep help, and guidance counselors and consultants. Users get free, unlimited access to information they can use to make crucial decisions about their education. For example, visitors can compare schools based on fac- Whatsize college do you think you'd like? Great Fit for You PEER i Finding the right educational opportunity can be difficult. In fact, it’s estimated one-third of all students transfer schools at least once before earning a degree. and personal preferences. also allows users to share their favorite search results with family and friends, and connect with one another via Facebook and Twitter. The site’s rankings data is collected from a variety of sources, most notably U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Newsweek and Rugg’s Recommendations. Learning Materials In addition, the site has over ulty ratios, financial aid or career outcomes; information, the site contends, that can help visitors makebetter decisions. How It Works Visitors are asked to respond to a few simple questions, and 350,000 free interactive learning materials covering a range of topics—collected from respected sources including National Geographic, the Smithsonian, Khan Academy and Big Think—with help from fractions to French, from piano lessons to Civil War history. Users can create playlists and share what they’ve watched with others. Scholarship Offer To celebrate the launch of, users have a chance will match users with the educational opportunities that best suit for tors such as class size, student fac- based on the answers, the site their interests, budget, location to win a $4,000 education scholar- ship. To learn more or to register a chance to win, visit