Education and Schools News - Page 15

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



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.

IBM and HENAAC Partnership will bring the Viva Technology Program to Six US States

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IBM’s Partner with IBM in Education program (PIE) and HENAAC are joining forces in the Fall of 2005 to take the Viva Technology Program to six states where IBM facilities are located. HENAAC will receive a $150,000 grant from IBM to produce these Viva Technology programs. This partnership will formally be announced at the 17th Annual HENAAC Conference in Anaheim, CA from October 6-8, 2005.

Letters About Literature Contest Winners Receive Awards from Target and Library of Congress at National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Target Brands, Inc. announced today that Letters About Literature Contest Winners Received Awards from Target and Library of Congress, on Sept. 24th 2005, at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Marinello Schools of Beauty hosts their Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the proven leader in beauty education and training since 1905, is proud to host the Takayama Schools of Beauty Team from Tokyo, Japan, for the ‘Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition.’ The event will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Marinello campus located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, #244, City of Industry, Calif.

Former President of the College of William and Mary Graduate Education Association Takes the Reigns as Mathematics Course Coordinator at the Fifth Largest HBCU in Nation

NORFOLK, VA – September 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former President of the College of William and Mary graduate Education Association, Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., has been appointed to the position of Mathematics Course Coordinator in the Department of Mathematics, at Norfolk State University, in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Former Naval Medical Research Center Faculty Research Fellow Serves on Sickle Cell Dissertation Research Committee at 5th Largest HBCU in the Country

NORFOLK, VA – September 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) Faculty Research Fellow, Dr.. Archie W. Earl, Sr., recently served on the doctoral dissertation research committee of a graduate student studying sickle cell disease. The dissertation was written by Dr. Brenda J. Norman who earned her DSW (doctor of social work) degree in May 2005, from Norfolk State University, in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Outstanding Intellectual of the Twentieth Century Nominee Presents Paper at the 2005 Mathematical Association of America Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

NORFOLK, VA – August 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, August 4, 2005, Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., nominated to the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England, for recognition as an ‘Outstanding Intellectual of the Twentieth Century,’ presented a paper at the MathFest 2005 Conference, of the Mathematical Association of America, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The paper Dr. Earl presented was entitled ‘A High-Tech In-Service Graduate Math Course.’ In the presentation, Dr. Earl discussed some of the technologies that were used in a mathematics course that Dr. Eurice Dawley, Mrs. Mary Copeland, and he team-taught, to in-service mathematics teachers, during the fall semester of 2004.

Remedy for the ‘Last Child in the Woods’ Crisis: Controversy Flares as Outdoor Education Offers Human-Nature Psychology Antidote to Improve Mental Health

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. – June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘A form of insanity grips modern, consumer-oriented cultures; it is a nature-deficit sickness that can only be cured by genuinely reconnecting with the natural world that nurtures us,’ reflects Dr. Charles Yaple, Editor, in his June column in ‘Taproot,’ the Journal for Education in the Outdoors at SUNY, Cortland. Disputing noted science writer Alan Caruba, Yaple and his experts say that we have lost the sanity to bond with things of lasting value in nature so we stressfully pursue endless temporary fixes.

Tom Arnold Inspires High School Graduates Who Have Overcome Learning Disabilites

CULVER CITY, Calif. – June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor and comedian, Tom Arnold, will address the Class of 2005 graduating from the Kayne Eras Center (KEC) School on June 22. All 23 graduates are youngsters challenged by learning, developmental or emotional disabilities who have overcome many obstacles to arrive at this significant milestone. Of the graduating class, 15 students are already enrolled for the fall term in area colleges and trade schools.

The Newcomen Society and the Harvard Business School Jointly Honor Michelle Craig McDonald with Postdoctoral Fellowship

EXTON, Penn. – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Newcomen Society (www.newcomen.org) and the Harvard Business School recently awarded Michelle Craig McDonald with the prestigious Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Business History.

Marinello Schools of Beauty Celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary and the Grand Opening of a New Expanded Facility in City of Industry, CA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leader in cosmetology education and training since 1905, announces the grand opening of its expanded educational facility, located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, Suite 244, in the City of Industry, Calif. The Grand Opening celebration will take place on Thursday, June 16th, 2005, beginning at 1:00 pm.

Award-Winning Online Professor Launches Educational Game-Creation Services Aimed at College-Prep Schools and Home-Schooling Parents

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The idea for college online instructor, James Musgrave’s new service, Contemporary Instructional Concepts (www.contempinstruct.com), came after many semesters of teaching online through a variety of San Diego colleges.

The Miami Children’s Museum, in Collaboration with the Husky Gang School, is Hosting ‘A Magical Day With The Husky Gang’

MIAMI, Fla. – May 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Miami Children’s Museum, in collaboration with The Husky Gang School (Sdoia-Satz Music Institute of Miami) is hosting ‘A Magical Day With the Husky Gang’ on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL There will be two one and one half hour performances, suitable for children, one from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and another from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

NECBC President and CEO Appointed to ACSUS Advisory Board

BOSTON, Mass. /Send2Press Newswire/ — The NECBC is pleased to announce the appointment of New England Canada Business Council (NECBC), President and CEO, Paul Raymond, to the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Advisory Council. Established in 1971, ACSUS is a multidisciplinary association of scholars, professionals and institutions dedicated to improving understanding of Canada in the United States.

School for Autism Receives International Award

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA /Send2Press Newswire/ — The New England Center For Children (NECC) of Southborough, MA has been chosen to receive the 2005 SABA Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis. NECC (www.necc.org) will accept the prestigious award at the opening event of the 31st Annual Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) Convention, Saturday, May 28, 2005 in Chicago.

Teen Entrepreneur Grants Teachers’ Wish Lists

TULSA, OK /Send2Press Newswire/ — Raynece Leader-Thompson was only thirteen when she created the Math-a-Mania(tm) game that makes learning math fun for children and adults. As she accepted invitations to demonstrate the game for school districts across the nation, she saw first-hand the lack of supplies in many of the classrooms. As sales of ‘Math-a-Mania(tm)’ increased, Raynece asked her mother Johnece, president of the games distributor Math Workz, LLC, to help find a way they could fill this need. The ‘Teachers’ Wish List’ is a result of this desire.