Education and Schools News - Page 16

Page 16 of Education and Schools News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



A South Florida School Develops New Method of Teaching That Helps Students Learn Faster and Easier

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost anyone can learn practically anything faster and easier using the Sdoia-Satz Method, a new system of teaching and learning, says Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, Executive Director of Sdoia-Satz Institute in Miami. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz and Barry Satz have written a book called ‘Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To!’ (ISBN: 978-1607090076, hardcover; Rowman and Littlefield, 2009) which defines and explains the Sdoia-Satz Method.

Agricultural Expertise Needed to Feed, Fuel World’s Skyrocketing Demands for Food, Energy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As National Teach Ag Day on February 25 nears, communities across the nation are asked to consider the teachers that will be needed to prepare students for the increasing number and complexity of agriculture-related jobs expected to be available in the United States. ‘Perhaps most importantly – we will need qualified teachers to prepare students for these increasingly sophisticated professions,’ said Jay Jackman, Ph.D., executive director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Biometric Signature ID Announces CEO Jeff Maynard to Speak on Student ID Verification Pilot Completed with University of Maryland University College

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biometric Signature ID (BSI) announces that its CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at the 2010 eLearning conference in Ft. Worth Texas. Mr. Maynard is scheduled to speak on Monday February 22, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. on ‘Biometric Signatures for Student ID Identity Authentication and Results of pilot with University of Maryland University College.’

Backbone Security Launches Online Digital Forensics Course

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Public School Education: Helping Provide Long Island Students with a Brighter Future

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.

Online Think Tank Explores Ways in Which Education Can Shape the 21st Century

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?

New Academic Discipline to Take Shape at Staten Island’s Wagner College

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.

Paws of Life Foundation Announces Online K9 Handler Academy

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Canine handlers have a challenging job and training is of great importance. That’s why the Paws of Life Foundation and Iowa State University Extension for Continuing Education and Professional Development, together, are offering online training – the Working K9 Handler Academy where search and rescue dog handlers take classes.

University Learning Center Created by Rinella and Rinella Senior Partner Wins Prestigious National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Award

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renowned family law firm Rinella and Rinella Ltd. today announced that the learning center founded by its Senior Partner Bernard (Bernie) Rinella has been awarded the 2009 NCLCA/Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award. The Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center was established at Miami University – Oxford in 2000.

Educational Publisher DynaStudy, Inc. Wins Learning Magazine 2010 Teachers’ Choice Award

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Learning magazine has selected the DynaNotes SmartClings – Graphs instructional kit as a winner of the Learning Magazine 2010 Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom. According to Heather Crews, Learning magazine Award Coordinator, the teacher-judges from across the United States evaluated hundreds of products on ‘quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation’ to identify ‘the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products.’

The Henry Armstrong Foundation Honors Boxing Legend through Athletic and Medical Scholarship Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five high school recipients who plan to pursue higher education in medicine or athletics. Each student was awarded $1,000 to aid in the cost of the initial application, tuition and book fees.

7th Annual World Savvy Gala – Raising Funds to Address Global Education in Our Schools

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, September 24, 2009 the 7th Annual World Savvy Gala will be held at the Hotel Kabuki. The Gala is World Savvy’s premier event, raising funds and awareness to support the mission of the organization to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, so that they are prepared to learn, work, and live as responsible citizens in the global community.

The Utah Education Network and Respondus Partner to Reduce Cheating in Online Exams

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Utah Education Network (UEN) has selected Respondus LockDown Browser to reduce common methods of cheating and copying during online assessments. The UEN consortium, which includes the 10 public universities from the Utah System of Higher Education, uses the Blackboard Vista course management system to deliver its online assessments.

California Universal Waste Rules Continue to Change

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day Hazardous Waste in California Workshops during the month of September. This course is designed for industries that must assure compliance with California’s hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on September 14-15; Los Angeles on September 17-18; Bakersfield on September 21-22; and Oakland on September 24-25, 2009.

HoustonGuitar Releases New Online Guitar Lesson Series

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston Guitar Lessons has released a new streaming video lesson series for beginning and intermediate guitarists, available by monthly subscription. There are over 270 separate practice videos in the lesson series. Greg Varhaug, a professional guitar teacher and the creator of the series, says that the amount of time it takes to master beginner’s guitar is not a matter of weeks or months, but hours. Most people can complete the program with less than 25 hours of actual practice time.

As Unemployment Continues to Climb, Many Parents Are Concerned About the Cost of Preschool Tuition

MESA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the unemployment rate climbs to over 9 percent (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation: May 2009), many financially strained families may feel pressure to send their young children to preschool. Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman help those parents who choose not to send their young children to school in their new book, ‘The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential’ (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9).

Professional Academic Society Increases Opportunities and Resources for Part-Time College Educators

CHICAGO, Ill., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SoCAFE, The Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators, has announced two major enhancements to its web-based certification program for adjunct instructors in higher education. These include expansion of membership eligibility and addition of a Director of Faculty Resources. Both are in response to a growing need for very high quality adjunct faculty in a shrinking educational marketplace.

U.S. Independent Colleges and Universities Make History, Support Development with Custom Publishing: Oxford College Celebrates Campus Architecture

ATLANTA, Ga., May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Oxford College wanted to draw appreciation to its distinctive 56-acre campus, and nearby town of Oxford’s architecture and gardens, it decided to showcase its distinctive surroundings by developing an architectural history book through specialty custom publisher Bookhouse Group. Scheduled for release in late 2009, the museum quality book combines professionally researched and compelling prose with both archival and current photography.

Over 250 Twin Cities Residents Will Participate in Innovative Academic Event Focused on Responsible Global Citizenship

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 25, 2009, over 250 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders and community guests from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s First Annual World Affairs Challenge(TM), hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

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.