Education and Schools News - Page 15

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



Catherine Hinds Institute: Excellence in Esthetics for 30 Years

WOBURN, Mass., March 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics this week announced 30 years of success in the skin care industry. And, to celebrate their success, many exciting activities and events are planned over the next few months. The anniversary of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics also coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the state of Massachusetts licensing for esthetics; this makes the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics a pioneer in the industry.

Crucial Texas Evolution/Creation Debate Impacted by ‘Sowing Atheism’ Book

ANNAPOLIS, Md. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solving Light Books announced today that Don McLeroy, controversial Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, has recommended ‘Sowing Atheism’ (ISBN: 978-0-9705438-5-1) by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., to other board members and to the general public. McLeroy’s timely recommendation could influence the board’s final decision on the science curriculum scheduled for March 27. The Texas decision will determine what is printed in science textbooks nationwide.

Largest Academic Event for San Francisco Students Prepares Middle and High School Participants for Responsible Global Citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 14, 2009, over 500 middle and high school students from Northern California schools will convene at San Francisco State University to compete in the largest annual academic event for San Francisco area students. Over 1,000 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders, and community guests are expected to take part in the seventh annual World Affairs Challenge(TM) hosted by San Francisco-based global education non-profit World Savvy.

Respondus Releases Studymate Class Server, the ‘Ultimate Study Group’ for E-Learning

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus, Inc. announces the release of StudyMate Class Server, a web-based collaboration tool that lets students and instructors create interactive study materials from within online courses. StudyMate Class Server creates a social learning environment that is both fun and effective. Simple templates are used to enter course content, such as glossary terms, facts from lecture, or multiple choice questions.

CheapBooks Inc Gets Cash to College Students

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Textbook price comparison site CheapBooks.com has created a competitive bidding marketplace for repurchasing textbooks from students, extending its cash for textbook options. Students may receive bids from up to 20 retailers who will immediately buy their textbooks back, and even pay for shipping.

The Richmond Spiders are Coming Back to Campus with Help from Southern Bleacher

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The University of Richmond is bringing Spider sports back on campus. With Richmond City Council approval and the architecture designs complete, First Market Stadium will break ground spring 2009. The project will be a dream come true for the faculty and students of Richmond. Southern Bleacher Company of Graham, Texas was chosen by the general contractor, Hourigan Construction, along with the architectural firms BCWH and McMillian Smith & Partners to make the project a successful one.

Michael Phelps Heads 2008 Ten Best-Mannered List

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who has been commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the ‘Ten Best-Mannered People of 2008,’ as named by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.

The Princeton of Preschools Brings Quality Childcare to Cincinnati

CINCINATTI, Ohio, Nov. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preschool children can now enjoy the past and present while preparing for the future. The Gardner School (TGS), an academically-focused preschool that serves children ages six weeks through pre-K, has recently expanded their award-winning preschool into the Cincinnati market. Their new location is in Blue Ash, Ohio at 9920 Carver Road.

Large Minnesota School District Applauds Alerting System

COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After using its health and safety alerting system for nine months, Roseville Area Schools, a Minnesota school district comprising more than 6,400 students, has declared Leader Alert to be a key communication tool for connecting with parents, says Leader Technologies Chairman Mike McKibben.

New Health and Safety Alerting System for Central State University

COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leader Technologies announced today that Central State University is adopting its health and safety alerting product, Leader Alert, for use at its Wilberforce and Dayton, Ohio campuses of more than 2,200 students. According to CSU president John W. Garland: ‘This decision underlines our commitment to our students’ safety in emergency situations.’

Georgia Department of Education Launches HOSA Foundation to Promote Careers in Healthcare

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia’s supply of healthcare workers is in a critical condition according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are severe shortages in nursing, in the number of physicians per capita, psychologist, social workers, and other health related fields. Georgia now ranks 9th in total populations and still lags behind its sisters states with the number of healthcare professionals. Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-lead organization promoting interest in healthcare occupations among high school and college students.

Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training Helps Mariners Find Jobs through Education

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training announces a new course offering in the Milwaukee area – U.S. Coast Guard-approved Captain’s Course. The course is designed to train people in a career area that is growing in a time of economic uncertainty.

Launch of First Society to Certify Adjunct Faculty at United States Colleges and Universities

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SoCAFE, The Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators, has announced the launch of its web-based certification program for adjunct instructors in higher education in response to the national trend of this group teaching almost half of all college and university courses. In support of the increasingly important role adjunct faculty play in higher education, SoCAFE’s certification process provides a demanding and well-researched standard for adjunct faculty performance.

Podclass Announces Web Services Technology That Promises To Bring Education into Social Networks

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Podclass, Inc. announces Podclass Web Services (PWS), an application programming interface to enable online courses to be accessed from within Facebook(R) and other social networking sites. PWS enables users of learning management systems to access and manage course content, and to collaborate and interact with classmates from within Facebook.

Millions of Americans Face $100,000-Plus Annual Hit for College and Long-Term-Care Combo

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to LTC Financial Partners, millions of American couples may be in for sticker shock when their kids reach college age. It’s not just the rising annual cost of college, $23,712 for 2007-08, up 6.2 percent from last year, for a private four-year institution, according to the College Board. It’s also the escalating cost of long term care for their parents, their other set of potential dependents.

Leader Alert(R) Chosen by Mansfield City Schools for Health and Safety Alerting in Emergency, New System Can Alert All Parents, Staff in Minutes

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lloyd D. Martin, superintendent of Mansfield City Schools, announced today that the school district has chosen Leader(R) Alert, a health and safety alerting product, for use in its school district of 4700 students.

New Marinello Spa Academy Location Opens on Fairfax

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty is pleased to announce the opening of the new Spa Academy on North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The Academy is an extended campus of Marinello’s campus location on Wilshire Boulevard. Join us at our grand opening ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.

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.