Jay-Z and Warren Buffett Team Up to Teach Students Valuable Lessons

Warren Buffet and Jay-ZWhat do Warren Buffett and Jay-Z have in common? At first glance, the answer might be a big fat nothing. But thanks to a new agreement between the two, that is going to soon change.

The two men have teamed up to teach kids important lessons about financial literacy through an animated series called Secret Millionaires Club. Since both men are very wealthy – Jay-Z is worth $450 million while Buffett is worth $39 billion –  it makes sense that they could share some of their knowledge with a younger generation about how to handle their finances.

The first episode is set to air on October 23, 2011. During this episode, an animated Jay-Z will invite a group of students into his office, where he then congratulations them on their hard work in school and offers them advice on how to stay successful later in life. The creators of the program hope that Jay-Z will lure the kids into watching the show and that the students will then take these valuable lessons with them long after the turn the television off.

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David Letterman’s Education Background

Talk show host David LettermanDavid Michael Letterman was born April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the son of Harry Joseph Letterman, a florist, and Dorothy Letterman, a Presbyterian church secretary. Letterman has one older sister, Janice, and one younger sister, Gretchen.

Letterman attended the local high school, Broad Ripple High School. He wanted to go on to Indiana University, however, his grades were not high enough. He then decided to attend Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. At Ball State, Letterman became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated in 1969 from the Department of Radio and Television. Letterman registered for the draft and passed the physical after college graduation. He was not drafted for service in Vietnam due to receiving a draft lottery number of 352 out of 365.

Letterman’s career in broadcasting began in college as began in campus radio broadcasting. After college, Letterman began as a anchor and weather man for a local television station, were he gained notability for his off-beat on-air personality. He was encouraged to move to Los Angeles to attempt to further his career.

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Pauly D’s Education Background

Paul DelVecchio, AKA Pauly D, is a member of the hit reality television show Jersey Shore. Like the other cast members, Pauly D is an Italian American. He is one of the best-known DJs in Rhode Island. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this reality television star.

Pauly D grew up in Johnston, Rhode Island and attended high school at Johnston High School. He then began to pursue his career as a DJ. His life before Jersey Shore is actually being transformed into another television show. Pauly D says his new show will focus on “what I was doing before the Shore, into my life after the Shore, my DJing career and my entourage and all of the antics that come along with it,” according to The Examiner.

Pauly D is just a little obsessed with his looks. He does his hair twice a day and orders hair gel by the case. In order to keep his skin glowing, he has a tanning bed in his home. He is also a complete clean-freak and likes to keep his living-quarters tidy.

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Jim McKay’s Education Background

Jim McKay was an American television sports journalist. He is best known for the 37 years that he hosted ABC’s Wide World of Sports and for his coverage of the Munich massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this influential reporter.

McKay was born in Philadelphia, Pennyslvania. When he was 14-years old, his family decided to move to Baltimore. He attended Loyola Blakefield High School. After high school, he attended Loyola College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1943.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, McKay start his career as a television report in 1947. He was the first man to be heard on television in Baltimore. In 1950, he moved to New York to work for CBS. He then changed employers and went to work fro ABC, where he hosted Wide World of Sports.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Education Background

Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was born on April 19, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York to Kalman and Betty Seinfeld. He is probably best known for his situational comedy television show, Seinfeld, which was based loosely on his own life. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this very funny man.

Seinfeld grew up on Long Island in a small town called Massapequa, where he attended kindergarten through high school. He graduated from Massapequa High School. When he was 16-years old, he spent a short amount of time living and volunteering in Israel at the Kibbutz Sa’ar, a farming community in western Galilee.

After high school, Seinfeld attended SUNY Oswego. However, after his sophomore year, he transferred to Queens College, City University of New York. He graduated with a degree in communications and theater.

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Jim Lehrer’s Education Background

Jim Lehrer was born on May 19, 1934 to Lois Catherine and Harry Lehrer in Wichita, Kansas. Lehrer is a well-known American journalist and is the news anchor for PBS Newshour. He is sometimes called the “Dean of Moderators” because he has presided over 11 presidential candidate debates, including the most recent debate between President Obama and McCain. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented television newscaster.

Lehrer was born in Kansas and spent his early childhood there, but his family moved to Texas before he was in middle school. He attended middle school in Beaumont, Texas and high school in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was a sports editor for The Jefferson Declaration, the school’s newspaper.

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Alton Brown’s 19 Year College Journey

Chef Alton Brown

Chef Alton Brown

Alton Brown was named the “Cooking Teacher of the Year” by Bon Appétit magazine and has a series of successful cooking shows and cookbooks. But he didn’t start with a typical culinary education.

Brown attended the University of Georgia in the early 80’s, where he spent five years without earning his bachelor’s degree. When he dropped out, he had only one credit to earn, fourth-quarter French. The University of Georgia did eventually grant him a diploma, but not until 2004, when the curriculum changed, re-distributing credits and dropping the fourth-quarter language requirement. “I outlasted the high standards of the university,” Brown said.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Education Background

jennifer lopezJennifer Lopez is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, fashion designer, and television producer. She was born on July 24, 1969 in Castle Hill, New York. Both of her parents were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Lopez was raised in the Roman Catholic religion and attended Catholic schools through high school. She graduated high school from Preston High School in the Bronx, NY.

After high school, Lopez attended Baruch College for one semester. However, she soon quit her pursuit of a higher education to pursue her singing and dancing dreams.

Her first blockbuster film, Selena, was released in 1997, in which she portrayed famous Spanish singer, Selena Quintanill-Pérez. She has also starred in many other films, including Anaconda, The Wedding Planner, Enough, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, and The Back-up Plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Steven Tyler’s Education Background

Steven TylerSteven Tyler is a famous American singer and songwriter. He is most famous for his band, Aerosmith. Tyler plays the harmonica, piano, and percussion for the band; however, he is best known for being the frontman and lead singer.

Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Scarsdale, New York. He is the youngest of two siblings; he has an older sister, Lynda. He attended Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, NY. However, he was expelled from Roosevelt High School for drug use. He later graduated from Leonard Quintano School for Young Professionals.

Tyler first met his future bandmates at a local rock show in 1969. Aerosmith’s first self-titled album was released in 1973. They released four albums between 1973 and 1977: “Get Your Wings,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Rocks,” and “Draw the Line.” Some of their most famous songs include “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” and “Sweet Emotion.” Read the rest of this entry »

NBC’s New Televison Show School Pride Restores America

school pride

UPDATE 10/14/10: Our Interview with Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey, the show’s executive producers.

When you think of school pride, most students envision marching bands in sharp uniforms, homecoming court posters, school mascot sports decals on their parents’ cars and lots of school spirit pom poms. But for some schools across America, their Friday night lights are non-existent; turned off because the school can’t afford their electric bill, let alone the tens of thousands of dollars it costs to boast a prominent sports team.

In fact, many schools across the country can’t afford library books, pencils, or lockers to even put into a locker room.

Recognizing this problem, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Executive Producer Denise Cramsey and Curb Your Enthusiasm Executive Producer Cheryl Hines have enlisted NBC and Horizon Alternative Television to create School Pride, a new television series about restoring public schools with the help of community volunteers. Read the rest of this entry »


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