SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a workshop held at the California Latino Superintendent’s Association, Summer Institute, Business Management Consultant, and Publisher of Family Literacy Journal, Cyndi Fischer, addressed school administrators on the impact of the digital divide on California’s Latino students.
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CUPERTINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CarpoolAssist, the web-based service that helps people connect to create carpools for work, school or special events, today announced that it has been selected by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district in Charlotte, North Carolina for a pilot program, under which CMS is promoting the use of CarpoolAssist to help create carpools for parents, students and staff.
PEORIA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Corruption at the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools?’ (ISBN: 978-1-58909-788-9), a new book just released by Bookstand Publishing, documents shocking alleged corruption at the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.
STANWOOD, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To commemorate 235 years of U.S. independence, EduServe, Inc. today announced the release of its new Spirit of ’76 application for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This exciting new app introduces the founding fathers to the digital age.
TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Superintendents at Bethel Local and Covington Exempted Village Schools announce that the districts will be implementing energy conservation projects to reduce energy usage and cost and to save taxpayer dollars. Energy Optimizers, USA has been working with both Miami County school districts to develop complete turn-key energy conservation solutions.
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, which provides learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, today announced it has released the Spring 2011 version of its proprietary analytics software, Metrics that Matter.
TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eaton Community Schools Superintendent Brad Neavin announces that the school district will establish a ‘Green Team’ of staff and students that will both develop and deliver the District’s energy education program, sponsored by Energy Optimizers, USA. Greg Smith, President of Energy Optimizers, and Mr. Neavin announced that Eaton High School students who participate in the Green Team can apply for one of several college scholarships.
IRVINE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected to implement its GENESIS and GENESEA SIS solutions for the Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS). While the school district could have chosen to migrate to free software provided by the new owners of their existing eSIS system, a comprehensive study of all available options recommended the Edupoint purchase.
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, Morehouse College and 16 other Atlanta area organizations are pleased to announce that the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders will join us for Freedom Riders – Atlanta.
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, today announced the release of its new white paper, ‘Talent Development Reporting Principles: Proving Value with Consistent, Clear and Uniform Reports,’ available for immediate complimentary download.
WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading West Coast beauty school, is proud to present the American Red Cross with $25,000 to help rebuild Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The funds are a result of a company wide Cut-A-Thon fundraiser, which took place March 29 – April 2.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a leading distance-learning educational institution, was proud to be represented by Dr. Stacy Barnes at the 85th Annual Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Conference last week in Williamsburg, Virginia.
DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Foundation today announced plans for the ninth-annual NCLB Golf Classic, benefiting St. Anthony School and Community Center. Dallas-area golfers are encouraged to join the tournament to help make a difference for this South Dallas charter school, which provides top-notch education for underprivileged students.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, nearly 700 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Bay Area will convene at San Francisco State University to participate in The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge™, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with San Francisco State University’s College of Education.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a leading distance-learning educational institution, has received a $11.5 million investment from Dr. Finian Tan, the lead investor in China’s number one search engine Baidu.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW), the West Coast’s largest non-degree based school of photography, will mark the opening of its new headquarters in the heart of Hollywood’s Media District on March 26, 2011.
IRVINE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market and based in Irvine, California, has been selected to implement its GENESIS SIS solution suite for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope is honored to make The Bob Moog Foundation its fourth chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with The Bob Moog Foundation’s mission to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and intersection of music, science and innovation.
WAREHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Omni Publishing Co. announces the release on March 1, 2011, of the DVD ‘The Last Closet – Combating Homophobia in Schools.’ The DVD features the presenter Dan Woog, a gay man, who is the varsity soccer coach at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 5, 2011, nearly 600 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s Third Annual World Affairs Challenge, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey’s new Anti-Bullying Law is one of the strongest in the country. In an effort to help school districts meet the law’s new challenges and responsibilities, the 2011 New Jersey Anti-Bullying Conference will bring together key state and national scholars and practitioners to present their expertise and knowledge about bullying prevention.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California PR firm, Neotrope, is honored to make World Savvy its third chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with World Savvy’s mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare the next generation of leaders to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nea Community Learning Center teacher David Maduli is among a nationwide group of educators chosen by PBS NewsHour to participate in a live online discussion exploring recent political events in Egypt. The discussion will take place Tuesday, February 15 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerge Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to deserving women, welcomes the members of its 2011 Advisory Board. Emerge provides scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant challenges and who give back to their communities.
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Camp Jam, the nation’s premier provider of rock music camps and educational rock ‘n’ roll music programs, is now accepting discounted early registrations for its Summer 2011 camp series. Students rehearse, record, and perform like rock stars during curriculum-based day camp and overnight camp programs.
TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, located in Tipp City, Ohio, is assisting the Eaton Community School District, located in Eaton, Ohio, to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN, Money. The school district is enhancing their school facility’s HVAC systems, lighting systems, and implementing renewable energy projects, including solar thermal systems, to reduce their annual energy costs by more than $225,000 per year.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen and Lucky Technology are pleased to announce a technology and marketing partnership to bring physical access control to North American educational institutions. Lucky Technology’s iGuard Access Control device is integrated with SecuGen’s SDA03M fingerprint module and is the world’s leading Internet connected, biometric device for school security.
IRVINE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint™ Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected to implement its newest solution, LessonVUE™ curriculum management, at Mesa Public Schools (MPS). LessonVUE is designed to empower educators and administrators to drive classroom achievement through better management, alignment and analysis of curriculum while providing data to inform instructional decisions.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice (TLHS) announced today that Major Joseph Bernadel, US Army (Ret.), and the Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association are pleased to invite you to remember with the Palm Beach County Haitian community the loss of lives and the great disaster caused by the Earthquake on January 12, 2010 in Haiti.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A perfect ending to a years’ worth of hard work, CalUniversity celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class of students on November 19th, 2010. With the majority of students receiving their Doctorate degrees and others earning their Master’s and Bachelor degrees, the class of 2010 is now prepared to enter, or in some cases continue to thrive in, today’s work force.
DECORAH, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has presented its annual gift to the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since 2005, the endowment has provided annual scholarships for instrumental music majors studying piano, organ, and wind instruments.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders have announced WikiGeeks, a coordinated effort among teams of university students to utilize commonly available Web 2.0 and social networking tools to create online Flash Mobs which will promote sustainability, environmental protection, and cultural preservation in selected Third World villages.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sixth grade science students at the Alameda Community Learning Center will take on the roles of real-life environmental scientists this school year, thanks to a collaboration with Save the Bay and grant support from Bio-Rad. Using the Pasco SPARK system of dataloggers to enable remote collection of pH, salinity, and ORP data, learners will conduct a geochemical and microbiological survey of two native plant restoration areas in the SF Bay.
IRVINE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, a leading provider of student information systems (SIS) to the national K-12 education market, has launched a comprehensive mobile initiative designed to improve the access to student and classroom information for teachers, administrators, parents and students. The company’s GENESIS product suite has been enhanced with mobile-friendly applications for the iPhone and iPad.
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Georgia Humanities Council and the Digital Library of Georgia won the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for their partnership on the Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL). This marks the second time the Georgia Humanities Council has won the Schwartz Prize. Their first prize recognized their success with the online New Georgia Encyclopedia.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a leading distance-learning educational institution, is now offering its services globally in the hopes of making affordable degree attainment a reality for students everywhere.
TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, a company dedicated to increasing the energy efficiency and sustainability of K-12 school districts, today announced that it is partnering with ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary program that offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions to help save money while protecting the environment for future generations.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alameda Community Learning Center science facilitator Carlton Grizzle will bring cutting-edge learning experiences to students this year with the help of a new MakerBot 3D printer he was recently awarded by the manufacturer. Grizzle was one of 10 educators chosen from over 100 applicants to receive a MakerBot Cupcake CNC Deluxe Kit, a tool that will instantly make him one of the most innovative teachers in the world.
DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Songdrops Music has announced it will be offering all teachers free downloads of all three Bryant Oden CDs, from November 15th through December 1st 2010, through Songdrops.com. His viral hit ‘The Duck Song’ has over 20 million YouTube views.
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second year, Pathbuilders will manage the Mentor of Excellence program for GSU’s Executive Master’s of Science, Managing Information Technology program. Through the mentoring overlay component of the MS MIT degree program, students benefit from real-life experiences and professional development through the insights of a mentor.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The mission to bring education to everyone across America took center stage last week at the Distance Education and Training Council workshop at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The public service announcement (PSA) entitled ‘Think About It’ was warmly received by over 100 schools in attendance. The ‘Think About It’ concept was developed by California Intercontinental University to bring awareness to the public.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a recent survey taken by the Department of Education, enrollment in online educational programs is still showing a substantial increase and is having a dramatic effect on education in general. The Department of Education statistics say that in 2007 12.2 million students were enrolled in online programs with an expected increase of up to 18 million by 2012.
REDDING, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jessica Wylie, 18, the first-place winner of the second annual Marinello Raw Talent High School Scholarship contest, wants to use her $10,000 scholarship to help abused women feel ‘loved, important and beautiful.’ Her remarkable story has since been published in Redding’s own Record Searchlight.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nea Community Learning Center earned an API score of 839 following its first year in operation, making it among the top achieving schools in the Alameda Unified School District. Nea, which opened its doors in 2009 to offer innovative, community-based learning in a diverse environment, serves 346 learners in grades K-10.
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a continued effort to create lifelong learners and make high quality tutoring services available to students throughout the United States, Crown Tutoring, a leading national provider of in home tutoring and test preparation services, is now offering significantly discounted rate plans.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PETAP LLC offers information regarding academic counseling and career assessment services through PETAP.org. These services will assist students in planning their career, choosing a school or college, and preparing for their postsecondary education. Information regarding these planning services is available as well as academic and career information.
TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp City Exempted Village School district wanted to reduce its energy expenses and engaged Greg Smith, President of Energy Optimizers, USA to do just that. According to a report released this week, the public / private partnership has provided the district with $11,483.53 in energy savings during the first 5 months of this year on electric and gas utilization.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PETAP LLC offers certificate and degree training information for a variety of career fields, through the online schools and colleges directory. The online directory provides information regarding distance learning options, degrees, certificates, and other educational resources.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies, a New England-based medical marijuana training center, today announced the September 2010 launch of its Basic Medical Marijuana training class in Warwick, Rhode Island, the first professional medical marijuana training class in the north-eastern United States.
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, has announced it has released a brand new whitepaper focusing on informal learning measurement. The research conducted by KnowledgeAdvisors was based upon substantial data collected across diverse industries in an effort to gain a comprehensive representation of the present condition of informal learning.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California Intercontinental University (CalUniversity) CEO and Co-Chairman Dr. Shaan Kumar celebrated World Safety and Harmony Month by honoring Dr. Khalil BineBine with its 2010 Quality Service Excellence Award.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PETAP LLC introduces its directory of traditional schools and colleges. Provided in the directory is a list of the top North American campus based colleges and universities available to students. Information regarding available certificate and degree programs including overviews about specific career fields are available as well.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) recently announced the addition of a new STEM Through Engineering program as part of its mission to deliver technology-rich, cutting-edge curriculum that offers real world learning applications. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is a research-based approach to 21st century education.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a provider of distance education through online degrees, announced this week that the Veteran’s Administration now recognizes this educational institution as a provider of higher education for active military personnel and veterans.
WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading chain of beauty schools on the West Coast, recently had three of its brightest stars place in the 4th annual Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition. Marinello was the only beauty school with three students ranked in the top ten. The Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition is the largest cosmetology student competition in the world.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the Gulf oil spill inched closer to land last week, hundreds of fishermen, tourists, and local officials sent text messages, tweets, and cell phone videos to share their experience with the world. Many of these were monitored by tracking sites, which in turn were watched by high school students on their home computers and smart phones; many of whom were part of the World Mind Network.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Backbone Security’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) is pleased to announce their popular Certified Steganography Examiner (CSE) course is now available online. This two-day advanced digital forensics course raises awareness of the threat from use of digital steganography to conceal evidence of criminal activity or use by insiders to steal sensitive information.
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is no secret that our country is in the worst economic crisis in recent history. There are many challenges being faced within our local communities. Families are surviving on tighter budgets, companies are streamlining and downsizing and governments are looking at how to balance their budgets and decrease spending. According to the Long Island Presidents’ Council, in a few months, school districts will be planning their own budgets and looking for community support.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for the Future of Education, a new online discussion group initiated by students and educators around the globe, is asking how tradition-bound schools can evolve to meet the changing needs of the new Millennium. The forum addresses questions like: Why do schools still place so much emphasis on the memorization of reams of facts, when the Web makes much of this unnecessary?
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading scholars concerned about today’s men and boys will convene here April 7, 2010 to plan for a new academic discipline focusing on male studies at the university level. The event sponsored by The On Step Institute will be held at Wagner College and hosted by Professor Miles Groth, Ph.D. It will lay out the groundwork for the First International Conference on Male Studies scheduled for October 2010 and the launch of the Male Studies Journal.