Education and Schools News - Page 15

Page 15 of Education and Schools News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Coastal Marine Biolabs Hosts Integrative Biosciences Summer Program

VENTURA, Calif., June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coastal Marine Biolabs announces a call for applications and community sponsorships for its integrative biosciences program summer session. The session runs from July 25 through August 3; the enrollment deadline is July 10.

Sister Schools, an Educational Non Profit, hosts nine Ugandan Children on Seattle Area School Tour

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sister Schools, a Seattle based non-profit that partners schools in Washington State with Schools in Uganda, East Africa, will host a group of nine Ugandan students on the 2008 Suubi Tour of the Seattle area. The tour will run from Thursday, May 8 through Tuesday, June 10.

Ohio School Boards Association Endorses Leader Alert(R)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Ohio School Boards Association announced today its endorsement of Leader Alert, a health and safety alerting product, for the more than 700 Ohio public school districts that comprise its membership. Leader Alert, the creation of Leader Technologies of Columbus, Ohio, makes it possible for a school to quickly and simultaneously alert thousands of parents and staff by telephone, texting, and email in case of emergencies ranging from lurking predators to snow days.

Prince of Peace Kids Sow for Second Harvest

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today was a perfect Southern California day for students at Prince of Peace Christian School: warm, sunny, with a 100% chance of learning. Students from pre-school to sixth grade observed and tended their seedling crop. The young plants are three to four inches high and ready to be harvested and transplanted to a field where food is farmed specifically for the benefit of local families in need.

A Million Kids Read Kidsville News!

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kidsville News! is a publication that promotes literacy and learning for elementary school children. And, literacy rocks! Just ask the million-plus young readers of Kidsville News! … Ask their parents, who’ve been thrilled to discover that this children’s newspaper makes kids eager to read and learn.

Imagine Tomorrow Attains 33 Percent Share of Computer-Based Early Childhood Education Market

WESTWOOD, N.J., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine Tomorrow, a leading provider of computer classes developmentally designed for young learners, announced today that the company has attained a 33 percent share of the computer-based early childhood education market.

Public Service Emergency Care Seminars Offered

HEATHSVILLE, Va. – Feb. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Safe Return! Wilderness Emergency Care & Survival Training Center, an independent American Safety and Health Institute authorized training center, is offering schools, groups, and organizations with outdoor and public safety interests free medical emergency care seminars as an outreach and public information service.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Becomes the First in Maryland to Implement Caselite Software District-Wide

ANNAPOLIS, Md. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Caselite Software specializes in online therapy scheduling for school-based Speech-Language Pathologists and analytical reporting for District Administrators; Located near the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Anne Arundel County is home to the state capitol, Annapolis. In addition to providing every child with a challenging and rewarding educational experience, Anne Arundel County Public Schools is among the 50 largest school systems in the country.

How to Find the Perfect Tutor: A New Partnership Puts Parents and Students at Ease

PORT HUENEME, Calif. and PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tutorz’ vertical search engine and Crown Tutoring in-home tutoring services partner to ‘feed the tutoring needs’ of students nationwide. Crown Tutoring will provide discount in home tutoring services using referrals from Tutorz’ unique search engine technology.

Brooklyn: The New Hot Spot For Tots!

MANHATTAN, N.Y. – Oct. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brooklyn families have an exciting new enrichment option for their children this season as the New York Kids Club announces plans to open a fifth center in Brooklyn Heights. The 10,000 square foot Brooklyn location will host a 2’s and 3’s Club drop off program and classes for children 6 months – 18 years old in gymnastics, art, ballet, martial arts, cheerleading, ultimate fitness, as well as, open play, camp programs and one of a kind birthday parties.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Presents the 35th Anniversary Fall Open House

JAMAICA, N.Y. – Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) will host their Fall Open House, at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY, where families can sample for free its culturally and educationally enriching workshops offered year-round. On Saturday, September 22, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests of all ages are invited to take advantage of free dance, music, theater and art workshops, speak to instructors and find out more about JCAL programs.

Sdoia-Satz Announces Opening of Division of Music Education Consultants and Clinicians (DIMECC)

MIAMI, Fla., (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ms. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, well-known educator, author, pianist, composer, clinician, lecturer and Owner/Executive Director of the prestigious music school, Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School) in Miami, Florida has, this week, announced the opening of a new division of the school: DIMECC, the Division of Music Education Consultants and Clinicians.

Successful Pilot Leads to District-Wide Implementation of Caselite Software in Muskegon County’s North Service Unit

MUSKEGON, Mich. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Caselite Software specializes in online therapy scheduling for school-based speech-language pathologists and analytical reporting for district administrators working in the schools; Muskegon County’s North Service Unit is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and offers state-of-the-art technology combined with a comprehensive and challenging curriculum.

Mundus Institute and Chinese Government to Launch Historic Joint Venture

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Aug. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mundus Institute of Honaunau, Hawaii, and China National Tourism Administration have agreed to launch a joint venture to utilize Mundus educational software, textbooks, and curricula in colleges, universities, and training centers throughout China. The cooperation agreement will be formally signed at a public ceremony to be held in Beijing, China on November 7.

State Programs Pay Education Loans for Certain Qualified Professions

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Student Aid Commission offers a platter of state-sponsored loan assumption programs to pay education loans for those seeking professional training and employment in specific areas of need in California. By providing education loan relief, the state through the California Student Aid Commission encourages individuals to seek careers as teachers, nursing faculty, and nurses in state facilities.

Space Leaders Gather to Support Science Education

SILVER SPRING, Md. – May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leaders in the Space Community will gather at the Federation of Galaxy Explorers annual Galaxy Ball at the Westin Hotel, 1400 ‘M’ Street, N.W. Washington DC on Saturday, June 2, 2007, from 6:30pm until 11:00 pm. This year Galaxy Explorers will present awards to recognize space community leaders and the many devoted volunteers who have made Galaxy Explorers’ educational programs a success.

RegentsTutor.com Offers New Way for Students to Study for Biology and Chemistry Regents Exams

NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s that time of year again! The time where almost every high school student in New York is stressing about Regents Exams. Administered statewide, Regents Exams assess student aptitude on a variety of subjects, and passing is a requirement for students to receive a Regents diploma.

Evening at Emory: Emory University Welcomes Erica Glasener of HGTV’s Gardener’s Diary

ATLANTA, Ga. – May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Evening at Emory, a program of Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning, is providing a unique opportunity for people to have a behind-the-scenes peek at the ‘Gardener’s Diary’ – a daily program appearing on Home and Garden Television (HGTV); the first class will be held on May 15 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and is entitled “Outstanding Ornamentals for Your Georgia Garden.”

Recent BOOSTKIDS Study Shows 70-percent of Career Success Attributable to People Skills

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent study of Human Resource Managers by BOOSTKIDS has shown that 70-percent of an individual’s career success is a direct result of his or her ‘People Skills’ versus only 30-percent of a person’s career success is attributable to their technical knowledge of the job.

Celebrant Graduates from All Walks of Life to Officiate at Ceremonies for People to ‘Live the Art of Life’

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Under a band of multi-colored ribbons and accompanied by live yodeling, fifty graduates received certificates and joined the growing ranks of Celebrants during ceremonies Sunday at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, N.J., it was announced by Celebrant USA Foundation & Institute.

Desire2Learn and Respondus Collaborate to Increase Security in Online Assessment

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus Inc., a leading provider of assessment tools for learning management systems in higher education, and Desire2Learn Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions today announced the integration of Respondus LockDown Browser with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment to offer increased security for online testing.

News About The Husky Gang Music School – Celebrating its 50th Anniversary

MIAMI, Fla. – Mar. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School), the prestigious, private music school in Miami with a reputation for outstanding musical excellence, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is offering a $100 discount on its $250 two hour comprehensive- aptitude test, available only until March 15, 2007.

New Keyboarding Trivia Game Adds Entertainment Dimension to the Way Students Learn How to Type

WARWICK, R.I. – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business Education Publishing announces the release of a new, interactive and fun board game – Keyboarding Trivia – designed to take students temporarily away from the keyboard while reinforcing letter-key memory.

CheapBooks(TM) Finds Word-of-Mouth Advertising Proves Successful

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A survey conducted by CheapBooks(TM) to find out how people learned of their business shows that the best form of advertising is word-of-mouth; 37 percent of respondents selected word-of-mouth advertising as how they heard about CheapBooks.

Colligo Announces Interactive Workbooks, Tests and Lesson Plans for Students with Learning Disabilities

SPOKANE, Wash. – Oct. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At all levels of education, students with learning disabilities are not only affected by the consequences of high-stakes testing, but also daily work book and lesson plan preparation.

State Approves The Learning Adventure for Supplemental Literacy Education

MONROVIA, Calif. – Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California State Department of Education recently approved The Learning Adventure to provide Supplemental Education Services to students who fall under the protection of the recent Title I and No Child Left Behind legislation. This means that students struggling in California schools are able to access the quality literacy program offered by The Learning Adventure at no cost to parents.

5th Largest School District in America Chooses Caselite Software’s Therapy-Scheduling and Analysis Program for Speech-Language Pathologists and Administrators

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sept. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a time when several states are facing critical shortages of school-based SLPs, progressive districts like Clark County are finding creative ways to attract and retain their talent. With over 300,000 students in more than 300 schools, Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas, NV, is the 5th largest and fastest growing school district in the country. Caselite Software specializes in online therapy scheduling for school-based Speech-Language Pathologists and analytical reporting for their District Administrators.

Students from Washington and California Tie for NBFAA Scholarship

IRVING, TX – June 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time in the history of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) Youth Scholarship Award program, two students have tied for first place. Jordan Biltoft, Spokane, Wash. and Ryan Patton, Yorba Linda, Calif. were this year’s winners and will receive $5,000 each

‘Rabbit’ Motivates Children to Read

HOCKESSIN, DE – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Hare E Whodini performs his magic show, The Magic of Reading, at elementary schools, the reading levels of most students increase. Hare E, dressed as a rabbit and played by Bob Corson of Hockessin, DE and Magic Just 4 U, uses motivational strategies to increase reading levels and reading comprehension of children who attend the show.

Sumter School District 17 Chooses Two-Year Subscription of Caselite Software’s Therapy-Scheduling Program for Speech-Language Pathologists

SUMTER, SC and CHARLOTTE, NC – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Caselite Software specializes in online therapy scheduling for Speech-Language Pathologists working in the schools; Sumter School District 17 in South Carolina is located near the geographic center of the state and is nationally known for excellence since receiving many prestigious recognitions including three National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Awards. The district enrolls more than 9,000 students in grades preschool through 12 and employs over 1,500 staff members.

Respondus Ranks First in Customer Satisfaction Survey of Higher Education e-Learning Vendors

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus received the highest customer satisfaction score among 44 higher education e-learning vendors that were included in a report by The Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness (A-HEC). The report is based on survey responses from leaders of Internet-supported learning initiatives in higher education.

Respondus Releases Browser for Secure Testing in Blackboard and WebCT

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus, Inc. announces the release of Respondus LockDown Browser, a custom browser that creates a secure testing environment within the WebCT and Blackboard e-learning platforms. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

Texas Educational Publisher DynaStudy, Inc. Earns HUB Certification as Woman-Owned Business

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DynaStudy, Inc. was recently awarded certification as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC). The TBPC develops rules and administers the certification and compliance functions for the State of Texas minority and woman-owned business program.

Comprehensive Seminar at Walt Disney World(R) Guarantees College Graduation

ORLANDO, FL – Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A college-readiness seminar and program at Walt Disney World(R) Resort, Brendon Burchard’s College Success Bootcamp, guarantees that attendees will go on to become college graduates within six years or less – or their money back.

Is it Alternative Text OR Accessible Text? asks AccessCrafters

BELLINGHAM, WA – Mar. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently the Federal Government passed amendments to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, requiring that information be made available for people with disabilities, reports AccessCrafters. Although compliance is seen as a burden, the adherence does have cost savings, benefits and solutions for the entire population.

PC Kidz Announces New 40-Week Curriculum

TYLER, TX – Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PC Kidz, a Texas based children’s computer education company, unveils a new 40-Week Curriculum aimed at establishing computer literacy and technology skills in preschool and elementary students, while adhering to the same fall and spring schedules accepted by local school districts.

Make Your 2006 Resolutions Stick by Enrolling in the Labyrinth, a Unique Learning Experience

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Stephanie Burns, researcher, author, and motivational speaker today announced her online educational program The Labyrinth designed to help people set, achieve, and maintain their goals in 2006 and beyond.

Sdoia-Satz Music Institute – The Husky Gang School – Offers OnLine Interactive Music Instruction

MIAMI, FL – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School), is offering an exciting NEW program: OnLine Interactive Music Instruction for students with high-speed Internet connections. At present, only piano instruction is available online. In the near future, the school will add other instruments and voice to this program, Using the same fine instructors for which the school is famous, students in the online program are now able to SEE and HEAR their teachers and vice versa.

Respondus Wins Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus, Inc. announced today that brandon-hall.com has presented the company with a Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award for Innovative Technology. The award recognizes StudyMate(R), an authoring tool that allows users to create ten Flash-based activities and e-learning games using three simple templates.

Healthy Schools Campaign to Launch ‘The Student Body Challenge’ to Address Childhood Obesity in Schools

CHICAGO, IL – Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent survey of parents of school-aged children conducted by the national Action for Healthy Kids consortium found that while the majority of parents want their children to get healthier food and more exercise at school, nearly 85% were unaware that federal law requires their schools to develop comprehensive wellness policies addressing these issues by July 1, 2006. They are also unaware that the law specifies that parents, among other key stakeholders, must be involved from the beginning in designing those district policies.