Education and Schools News - Page 17

Page 17 of Education and Schools News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

2011 Freedom Riders Come to Morehouse

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, Morehouse College and 16 other Atlanta area organizations are pleased to announce that the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders will join us for Freedom Riders – Atlanta.

Marinello Schools of Beauty Donates $25,000 to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading West Coast beauty school, is proud to present the American Red Cross with $25,000 to help rebuild Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The funds are a result of a company wide Cut-A-Thon fundraiser, which took place March 29 – April 2.

DETC Recognizes CalUniversity Alum Dr. Stacy Barnes with The Outstanding Graduate for 2011 Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a leading distance-learning educational institution, was proud to be represented by Dr. Stacy Barnes at the 85th Annual Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Conference last week in Williamsburg, Virginia.

It’s Time to Make a Difference: Golf Tournament Drives Funding for Dallas-Area Education

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Foundation today announced plans for the ninth-annual NCLB Golf Classic, benefiting St. Anthony School and Community Center. Dallas-area golfers are encouraged to join the tournament to help make a difference for this South Dallas charter school, which provides top-notch education for underprivileged students.

Bay Area Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, nearly 700 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Bay Area will convene at San Francisco State University to participate in The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge™, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with San Francisco State University’s College of Education.

Baidu.com’s Lead Investor Contributes $11.5 Million to CalUniversity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a leading distance-learning educational institution, has received a $11.5 million investment from Dr. Finian Tan, the lead investor in China’s number one search engine Baidu.

Julia Dean Photo Workshops Opens New Hollywood Center

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW), the West Coast’s largest non-degree based school of photography, will mark the opening of its new headquarters in the heart of Hollywood’s Media District on March 26, 2011.

San Francisco Unified School District Awards Student Information System (SIS) RFP to Edupoint

IRVINE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market and based in Irvine, California, has been selected to implement its GENESIS SIS solution suite for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).

Pathbuilders Welcomes Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard to ‘Women of Influence’ Panel

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pathbuilders is pleased to introduce its distinguished panelists for the Continua® ‘Women of Influence – Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders’ program on Friday, March 11. The panel will include Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard; Kris Wooton, SVP, Finance at CNN Worldwide; and Sharon James Jordon, SVP, Operations & Systems at Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc.

The Bob Moog Foundation is Recipient of 2011 Non-Profit PR Grants Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope is honored to make The Bob Moog Foundation its fourth chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with The Bob Moog Foundation’s mission to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and intersection of music, science and innovation.

Omni Publishing Co. Releases New DVD: The Last Closet – Combating Homophobia in Schools

WAREHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Omni Publishing Co. announces the release on March 1, 2011, of the DVD ‘The Last Closet – Combating Homophobia in Schools.’ The DVD features the presenter Dan Woog, a gay man, who is the varsity soccer coach at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut.

Twin Cities Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at Minnesota’s Third Annual World Affairs Challenge

ST. PAUL, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 5, 2011, nearly 600 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s Third Annual World Affairs Challenge, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

Ceceilyn Miller Institute Presents 2011 N.J. Anti-Bullying Conference for School Districts June 9 at Rutgers University

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey’s new Anti-Bullying Law is one of the strongest in the country. In an effort to help school districts meet the law’s new challenges and responsibilities, the 2011 New Jersey Anti-Bullying Conference will bring together key state and national scholars and practitioners to present their expertise and knowledge about bullying prevention.

World Savvy is Recipient of 2011 Non-Profit PR Grant Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California PR firm, Neotrope, is honored to make World Savvy its third chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with World Savvy’s mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare the next generation of leaders to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.

Alameda Teacher Discusses Egypt on PBS NewsHour

ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nea Community Learning Center teacher David Maduli is among a nationwide group of educators chosen by PBS NewsHour to participate in a live online discussion exploring recent political events in Egypt. The discussion will take place Tuesday, February 15 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

Emerge Scholarships Inc. Announces 2011 Advisory Board

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerge Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to deserving women, welcomes the members of its 2011 Advisory Board. Emerge provides scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant challenges and who give back to their communities.

Discounted Early Registration Open for Camp Jam – Summer 2011 Rock Music Camps in 17 Cities Nationwide

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Camp Jam, the nation’s premier provider of rock music camps and educational rock ‘n’ roll music programs, is now accepting discounted early registrations for its Summer 2011 camp series. Students rehearse, record, and perform like rock stars during curriculum-based day camp and overnight camp programs.