Education and Schools News - Page 12

Page 12 of Education and Schools News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Thirty Students Launch Projects to Improve Community and World After Participating in Educational Program and Studying Climate Change in Bangladesh

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thirty youth leaders from the San Francisco, New York and Minnesota areas are implementing social action projects designed to help their communities in particular and the planet in general, says nonprofit World Savvy. The projects are the students’ way of sharing the knowledge they gained after participation in an innovative one-month immersion trip to Bangladesh to study climate change.

World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration to Commemorate a Decade of Global Education Programs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tickets are now available for the World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Birmingham’s Dorothy Jemison Day Theater Opens at Alabama School of Fine Arts This Month

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Alabama School of Fine Arts announces the opening of the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, a state-of- the-art facility built for both school and community use, this month. It is the most technically advanced venue of its kind in the entire Southeast. The Public Grand Opening is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, from 3 – 5 p.m., with Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. cutting the ribbon on the massive new stage.

USC Latino Alumni Association Honors Dr. Richard Zapanta with Legacy Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A sold-out crowd of more than 750 Trojans, USC trustees, faculty and administrators, honored guests, alumni and students gathered at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel to celebrate the 38th Annual USC Latino Alumni Scholarship Gala on March 2. Executive Director Domenika Lynch announced that the dinner raised an estimated $300,000, which through USC’s two-to-one matching program will add a total $900,000 to USC Latino Alumni Association’s scholarship fund.

School Food Gardens get Glass Greenhouses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When a local Hillcrest resident asked EcoHouse to remodel his 60 foot sunroom, architect and custom home builder Rodney Collins suggested donating the glassed room to local educational gardens. Not only will the material be reused, but the local food system movement will benefit by better educating our school children and producing good food for the schools and the local farmers markets.

Students from Local Houston College Attend Presentation, Tour at Software Company

HOUSTON, Texas, March 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Softway Solutions is a company that deals directly with the next most important frontier of business: the web. Having been in operation since 2003, Softway Solutions now employs more than 110 individuals throughout the globe. Its far-reaching network allows the company to function at its peak potential.

Harvard, Oxford Students Building New Network for Planetary Change

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Students from Harvard and Oxford, in cooperation with the World Mind Network, Peer to Peer Media Group, and the Creative Commons Initiative, are building a new social network dedicated to using advanced Web and Smart Phone tools to achieve goals in social change, academic research, environmental improvement, education, cultural preservation, and worldwide online discussion of important issues.

Treadstone 71 Announces Certified Cyber Intel and CounterIntel Analyst Boot Camps

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Treadstone 71 announced at the RSA Conference two new certification tracks. The Cyber Intelligence Analyst and the Cyber Counterintelligence (CI) Analyst Certifications focus upon real world, practical activities coupled with theory. The certifications enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources.

Edupoint’s Synergy Student Information System Selected by Oregon as State-wide SIS Provider

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions vendor to the national K-12 market, has been exclusively selected as the student information system solutions provider by the Oregon Student Information System Consortium (OSIS).

Sales of Award Winning Text ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ Increase 400 Percent

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sales of the textbook ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) by Pareto Publishing, have increased 400 percent each semester since publication in December 2010. The text is now increasingly used in United States 2-year, 4-year and graduate university construction management, architecture and real estate programs.

UC Grad Inks Ballot Initiative to Freeze College Tuition and Fees

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over six months, Christopher Campbell, a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, has been spearheading a campaign, CHEC2012 (www.chec2012.com), that will profoundly change affordability and access to public higher education for currently enrolled and future college students in California.

dax Certification Session Packs House with Key Film and TV Industry Personnel

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A total of 76 film and TV production personnel from key Hollywood unions and guilds received official certification as qualified users of Sample Digital’s dax platform, the industry’s leading digital production workflow and media management application, during a course conducted January 28 at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank.

Latest Statistics Reveal Interesting Shift in Online Education Trends

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Feb. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PETAP, LLC (www.petap.org) has discovered recent reports on the subject of online education showing that not only are more students taking advantage of classes offered via the internet, but that the opinions of teachers and administrators regarding online education are changing as well.

Association of American University Presses Celebrates 75 years of Cooperation and Service

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1937. AAUP is an organization grounded in a tradition of service, whose members engage in forward-looking publishing programs and innovations. Both the history of the association and the future of scholarly communications will provide focus for a series of events, including a ‘University Press Week’ in November 2012, to mark the occasion of the AAUP 75th anniversary.

Houston Technology Company Teaching Tomorrow’s Game Developers

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston-based technology company Softway Solutions is giving students an inside look at the fast-paced profession of game development. In an ongoing effort to help educate the Houston community, Softway Solutions Director of 3D Animation Nathan Smith is teaching an ‘Introduction to Game Design’ class at LoneStar College System. With one semester already under Smith’s belt, another one is slated to kick off on Jan. 21, 2012. The classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

USA National Team Members to Perform at UCLA’s 7th Annual John Wooden Challenge Gymnastics Showcase

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2 p.m., former USA National Team members Diana Mkhitaryan and Rebecca Terzian and the 2011 VISA USA National Qualifier Heather Chan from the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (LASG) will perform at UCLA’s Women’s Gymnastics 7th Annual John Wooden Challenge at The John Wooden Center (221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095). The John Wooden Challenge honors all competing teams’ academic and athletic achievements.

From Princesses to Pop Tarts, Author Peggy Orenstein Dissects Today’s ‘Girly-Girl’ Trend for Dallas Lecture Audience February 1, 2012, Sponsored by Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas will hold its third lecture, ‘What is a Girly-Girl?,’ in its 2011-2012 series on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with The Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture.

Education Behind Bars – A Win-Win Strategy for Maximum Security, by Christopher Zoukis

PETERSBURG, Va., Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why should the American taxpayer care about people who are incarcerated in our prison system? Simple, it is a true cost-saving measure that should be discussed. In ‘EDUCATION BEHIND BARS’ (ISBN: 978-1934597774; Sunbury Press; January, 2012) author Christopher Zoukis makes the case for why all Americans should support education in our prison system. Most Americans do not realize that the United States could save upwards of $60 billion each year by simply educating prisoners.

As President Obama Proclaims January National Mentoring Month, Dallas-Area Women Have the Opportunity to Serve as Role Models through Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas’s New Mentoring Program

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 28, 2011, President Obama issued a proclamation designating January 2012 as National Mentoring Month. He stated: ‘Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our Nation’s youth for a bright future.’ Themed ‘Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child,’ January 2012 marks the eleventh annual National Mentoring Month.

Energy Optimizers, USA Responds to Energy Sector Growth

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the continued growth in Ohio’s demand for energy savings solutions, Energy Optimizers, USA has brought on new talent with the hiring of Mr. Bob Hausmann and the promotion of Mrs. Belinda Kenley to Vice President of Business Development.

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas Alumna Honored as White House Champion of Change for Encouraging Girls in STEM Fields

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas congratulates their alumna Bianca Bailey on her selection as a Champion of Change by the White House. Bianca is one of 12 recipients nationwide of the Champions of Change honor for being leaders in the effort to recruit and retain girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 6, 2011, global education non-profit World Savvy, the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, and the Minnesota Humanities Center are sponsoring ‘Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era,’ a community forum among a range of individuals and organizations around Minnesota working to educate and engage young people for informed, responsible and sustained citizenship in the sound bite era.

Energy Optimizers, USA Recognized as ‘Rookie Business of the Year’

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On November 17th, 2011 Energy Optimizers, USA was acknowledged by the Dayton Business Journal as the Rookie Business of the Year at their annual Business of the Year Awards program.

Stanford, Berkeley Students Compete for Social Networking Prize

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The World Mind Network, in conjunction with social network Mightybell (www.mightybell.com), is holding a contest between Stanford and UC Berkeley students to find the best example of the use of Mightybell software to create an experience around a fresh approach to planetary problems like climate change, poverty, disease, sustainability, and illiteracy.

Knoxville Faculty-Student Collaboration Seminars – Authors Speak on Collaborating for Community Effect

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many college students do not make a connection between class instruction and the reality of practical living. However, a local professor along with his former students hopes to share their story to assist others during the economic downturn. Dr. Daryl D. Green and Ms. Noriko Chapman, of PMLA, will provide two seminars for the local community, November 15th, 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial University – Knoxville campus, and November 22th, 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial University – Harrogate campus.

Continuous Training Makes Union Ironworkers the Trusted Source for Quality Architectural and Ornamental Work

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Iron Workers International Union, teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), released a series of new architectural and ornamental training modules designed to replicate real-world assembly and installation challenges ironworkers face on jobsites. Currently, IMPACT Region VI has four new architectural and ornamental mockups in use at training locations in Houston, Arlington, San Antonio and Oklahoma City.

Nonprofit Biodiesel Distributor Delivers 10 Millionth Gallon of Biodiesel Blend

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Energy Cooperative, a member-owned nonprofit, announced today the delivery of their 10 millionth gallon of biodiesel blended fuel. The delivery went to Krapf Bus Companies, a local private bus contractor for school districts. These 10 million gallons of biodiesel blends have resulted in the use of nearly 1.5 million gallons of domestically-produced fuel and significant emission reductions for many regulated pollutants.

Idaho Dairy Producers Double Scholarship Plans to Help 15 Students Pursue Their Dreams

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the dairy producer leaders of the United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) and its two branches – the Idaho Dairy Products Commission and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association – agreed to establish a scholarship program this year, they intended to award $1,500 scholarships to seven deserving students of Idaho dairy farm families.

Redmond School District in Oregon Selects Edupoint to Help Meet Their Vision of Proficiency-based Teaching and Learning

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by the High Desert Education Service District to replace their eSIS SIS solution with Edupoint’s GENESIS(TM) SIS.

Berkeley Leads in Exploring Practical and Revolutionary Usages of Web and Cell Tools

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The University of California at Berkeley, in partnership with the World Mind Network, is becoming the nexus of a new movement aiming to maximize the vast power embedded in commonly used Web and Smart phone technologies to effect useful change in the world.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Reading Is Fundamental

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Recognition of International Literacy Day, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Reading Is Fundamental as its September Charity of the Month. For nearly 45 years, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has provided books to children to foster a love of reading and develop skills that are critical to learning.

Houston Teen Rapper Baby Jay Headlines the ‘Fort Hood Teen Back to School Bash and Carnival’ on Aug. 19

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roland Entertainment announced today that teen rapper Baby Jay has been invited for a second time to perform at Fort Hood for their ‘Teen Back to School Bash and Carnival’ per recommendation from the Grammy organization Texas Chapter. The event is presented by The U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services in partnership with The USO. Baby Jay will headline the event for teens from the Fort Hood community.

Bridging the Digital Divide – Help to Close the Achievement Gap in California Schools

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.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Promotes CarpoolAssist to Help Local Community Arrange Carpools

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.

Corruption at the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools Exposed!

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.

EduServe, Inc. Releases Spirit of ’76 App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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.

Bethel and Covington Schools along with Energy Optimizers, USA Implement Energy Conservation Projects

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.

KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Metrics that Matter Spring 2011: It’s All About You!

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.

Eaton Community Schools and Energy Optimizers, USA Implement $2 Million Energy Conservation Project

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.

Edupoint Helps Las Cruces Public Schools Meet Expedited Launch Date to Replace eSIS

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.