Education and Schools News - Page 8

Page 8 of Education and Schools News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Arthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane Letters

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today.

Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars

LAKE CITY, S.C., April 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mychal Wynn, author, consultant, college planning expert, and Founder/CEO of the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity, a Marietta, Georgia-based nonprofit assisting students from underserved and underrepresented communities with college and financial aid planning announced that Lake City High School senior, Rebeca Pacheco, has been selected as the school’s second Gates Millennium in as many years.

Hasenin Al-khersan Named 2016 Koch Kellan Scholar

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., announced today that Hasenin Al-khersan has been named its 2016 Koch Kellan Scholar. Paragon Gives, a Paragon BioTeck initiative, awards the Koch Kellan Scholarship to an outstanding graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology.

New Cochise County School Opens Doors in Record Time after ‘Miraculous Launch’

BISBEE, Ariz., April 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new K-8 school has officially opened its doors in Bisbee after what school officials describe as a miraculous launch. Cochise SDA Christian School, a member of the Adventist Education network with over 7,200 schools worldwide serving more than 1.5 million students, is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year with plans to fill its new building scheduled for completion by early May.

Synergy Education Platform Continues to Grow in New Mexico Municipal Schools

MESA, Ariz., April 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, a leading student information and learning management solutions provider for the K-12 market, has been chosen by Loving Municipal Schools to replace its existing JMAC Student Information System (SIS) solution with Synergy(R). The district required a technologically advanced solution that would unite all district management functions in one fully-integrated solution, creating system wide data connections that help improve administrative processes and learning outcomes.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Innovative Approach to Oral Health By Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish – a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.

Platinum Data Executive Craig Zielazny Named to Board of Advisors for Wittenberg University’s New Master of Science in Analytics Program

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has announced that Craig Zielazny, the company’s senior vice president of valuation analytics, has been named to the Board of Advisors for Springfield, Ohio-based Wittenberg University’s new Master of Science in Analytics program. The Board of Advisors is charged with collaborating to create the department’s curricula and courses, and could include guest lecturing. The inaugural semester for Wittenberg University’s Master of Science in Analytics program begins in August 2016.

Mr Cabinet Care Opens Doors to Anaheim High School Students

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Students at an Anaheim High School received a hands-on chance to learn the basics of business, community leadership, and the lost art of woodworking with local kitchen-and-bath remodeling company Mr Cabinet Care.

Geek Club Books Launches Autism EDU Educational Tools for April Autism Awareness Month to Bring Topics of Autism into Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced Autism EDU, a collection of free educational tools for educators and parents to teach autism topics in inclusive classrooms. Video files, e-books, apps, student handouts and curriculum guides are downloadable via Geek Club Books website.

MH Virtual Creating Online Games to Honor 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights

COVINGTON, Ky., March 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A web developer and veteran of the U.S. Navy is creating a series of online games honoring the 225th anniversary of ratification of the Bill of Rights. Michael Hebert, Owner/Operator of MH Virtual, LLC, was born in the ninth state to ratify the document (Rhode Island) and calls the game collection Civics Match.

Olathe Public Schools Selects the Synergy Special Education Platform

MESA, Ariz., March 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, a leading student information and learning management solutions provider for the K-12 market, has been selected by Olathe Public Schools to implement Synergy(R) Special Education (SE). Already a Synergy customer utilizing the Synergy Education Platform, Olathe Public Schools will benefit from the streamlined administration of a fully integrated solution.

Lake Havasu Unified School District Chooses Synergy SIS and Special Education Solutions

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, a leading student information and learning management solutions provider for the K-12 market, has been chosen by Lake Havasu Unified School District in Arizona to replace its existing PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) solution with Synergy(R).

Bernard Walsh Moderates Florida Justice Association Outreach Event at Cooley Law School

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Florida personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, gave opening remarks and lectured to students and guests at the Florida Justice Association’s student outreach event, held at Cooley Law School.

Media invitation: Feb. 23, an inspiring lecture presented by Whitten & Roy Partnership at Stanford Graduate School of Business

STANFORD, Calif., Feb. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We would like to invite you to attend: Why selling to the poor is a win-win: An inspiring lecture presented by Whitten and Roy Partnership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. The presentation is titled ‘Changing behavior by selling life-changing products in the developing world.’

Federal Way Public Schools Implements Edupoint’s Learning Management Solution

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems – a leading student information and learning management solutions provider for the K-12 market, has seen rapid adoption of Synergy(R) Learning Management solutions across the nation, including a recent implementation of the LessonVUE Curriculum Management solution by Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS).

Edupoint Expands Synergy Assessment with Technology Enhanced Item Support

MESA, Ariz., Jan. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, a leading student information and learning management solutions provider for the K-12 market, now supports technology enhanced items in Synergy(R) Assessment, part of the Synergy(R) Learning Management System. The full support of technology enhanced items in Synergy Assessment enables students to take pre-assessments and benchmark assessments using the same kind of item types that appear on high-stakes tests such as the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments.

Delta Care Rx Sponsors Innovative Hospice Nurse Intern Program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A shared commitment to the greater good and a growing need for trained hospice professionals led Delta Care Rx, a nationally known hospice pharmaceutical provider, to partner with Four Seasons Compassion For Life in the recent development and implementation of an innovative 12-week ‘Hospice Nurse Internship Program.’

Clarke Schools’ Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke County Development Corporation.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Leverages Multiple Regent Education Products to Serve Entire Population

COMMERCE, Texas, Dec. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas A and M University-Commerce has expanded the use of Regent Education’s financial aid management solution, Regent 8, to support the administration of financial aid for its entire population. In addition, it has added Regent’s SNAP product to its solution set to automate the financial aid application process for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid but are eligible for state-funded programs.

Church Hosts 5th Annual FREE College Discussion Panel (GA) on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. – Noon

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry (Marietta, Ga.), hosts its 5th Annual College Discussion Panel, on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. – Noon. Appearing on the panel will be students representing 13 public, private, HBCU, community college, graduate school, law school, and medical school programs.

Georgia-based author and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, focuses on expanding college access for lower income and first generation students

ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia-based author and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, is working to expand college access for lower income and first generation students. Wynn notes, ‘As students nationally apply to college over the coming months, students who will be the first in their family to attend college and those from low-income families, will be particularly at risk of making the wrong college choice.’

Florence County School District 3 Graduation Initiative hosts a College Discussion Panel (SC) on Dec. 18, 2015

LAKE CITY, S.C., Nov. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Florence County School District 3 Graduation Initiative, will host its first college discussion panel, on December 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. – Noon. Appearing on the panel will be students from the Lake City High School graduating class of 2015 representing such colleges and universities as the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Claflin University, University of South Carolina-Upstate, South Carolina State, Francis Marion, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Wake Forest, Southern Wesleyan, and Winston-Salem State.

Students Partner with NGOs to build Successful Social Enterprises in Developing World

LONDON, U.K., Nov. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A cooperative effort between NGOs and students from Cambridge and elsewhere is revolutionizing how Fair Trade social enterprises in the Global South can succeed by efficiently reaching foreign markets. According to Directors Savithri Machiraju and Amy Chang, the Agenda for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with Friends Beyond Borders and the Adelina Foundation, partners with students and local companies in poorer nations.

Grant Hier, Laguna College of Art and Design Chair Nominated for Pushcart Prize

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.

Showing Up for Underserved Public School Students, A Civil Rights Journey Toward Social Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It has been mentioned by many politicians that everybody has a lobbyist except public school children – which means that when critical decisions are made about public schools the loudest voices tend to be well-paid lobbyists, not parents and community stakeholders. COPACS, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit wants parents and community stakeholders across gender, age, socioeconomic status, and ethnic groups to level this playing field.

Progress, Growth and Changing The World: Martial Artist Maria Turnhout Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, November 21, 2015, KMA Black Belt Champions is proud to host their 16th ceremony showcasing the new Black Belts at their Sherman Oaks, California school. The celebration, at Van Nuys High School Auditorium, is the culmination of a three month testing process.

Church Hosts 6th Annual College Fair (GA) as part of role to close achievement gap and expand college access

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry, hosts its 6th annual college fair, beginning with a pre-college fair workshop by author and education ministry leader, Mychal Wynn, based on his new book, ‘Show Me the Money: A Comprehensive Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Making the Right College Choice,’ from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The college fair runs from Noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 24, and is FREE to the public.

ACG Central Texas presents Scholarship to the College of Business at The University of Texas San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Central Texas Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, presented its recently established Scholarship for Finance Studies to Dr. Keith Fairchild, PhD, associate professor and former department chair of the Department of Finance at The University of Texas San Antonio.

Cottage Cooking Asheville Cooks Up Kooky Marketing Scheme

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cottage Cooking Asheville is having fun getting the word out about its new business. It’s taking its cooking on the road, in the water and underwater, in the woods and wherever else it can carve out a cozy place to cook.

Regent Education Names Jim Hermens as President

FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Regent Education, the leading provider of financial aid and enrollment management software solutions, today announced the addition of higher education veteran Jim Hermens to the executive team where he will serve as the Company’s president.

Iowa U’s Christopher Merrill joins 2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop for Creative Writing

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, has joined the lineup of literary talents featured at the 2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop (TSWW) January 24 -30. The center for creative writing located in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico is in its third year.

On-Bus Camera System Catches Drivers Who Ignore School Bus Stop-Arms

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Across America millions of students travel to school in the more than 100,000 school buses that transport students daily, says Curtiss Routh of Radio Engineering Industries. As they get on or off the bus, each child is in danger of being hit by a motorist who disobeys the flashing red light of the bus’s stop arm signal.

Stemtree Education Center Grand Opening: Basic Science Comes to Life in the Heart of Vienna, VA

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stemtree Education Center will celebrate its official grand opening on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 220 Maple Ave West, beginning at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Stemtree takes a unique approach to providing students in grades K-12 with one-on-one instruction in science, technology, and engineering (STEM).

Synergy Online Registration Sees Rapid Adoption Amongst Edupoint Partner Districts

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) provider for the national K-12 market, confirms the success of its Synergy(R) Online Registration solution as early adoption rates among the company’s installed user base continues to grow. For the upcoming school year, Synergy Online Registration was available to more than 760,000 students and parents to streamline the school registration process.

Richard Horn to Lead In-Depth TRID Training Workshop for Lenders – for Mortgage Compliance Training Center, LLC

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Compliance Training Center, LLC (MC Training Center), a newly formed organization that is solely focused on mortgage compliance education and readiness, announced today that it has officially launched operations and will start by holding an all-day, hands-on TRID workshop in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 25.

Edupoint’s Growth in New Mexico Continues with Espanola Public Schools’ Selection of the Synergy Education Platform

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems – a leading student information system (SIS) provider for the national K-12 market, has been selected by Espanola Public Schools (EPS) to implement its Synergy Education Platform. Seeking to replace a legacy student information system (SIS) that no longer met district needs, EPS sought a solution that would provide an integrated SIS and Individualized Education Program (IEP) suite and provide real-time access to student data for all education stakeholders.

Washington Court House City Schools expects to save at least $81,500 annually through partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Washington Court House City Schools has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to launch an energy conservation project that will improve energy efficiency at all six of the district’s buildings, generating an expected $81,500 in annual savings.

Foundation Inspires Nepali School, Village with 3D Printing

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Adelina Foundation and World Mind Network recently completed a humanitarian and educational project at the TriKa School in Narayanpur, Nepal. According to Director John Toomey, the group engaged students and villagers in several programs designed to improve general health in the region and to inspire educational achievement. Lessons learned in Nepal will be applied to similar projects in the Philippines, Africa, India, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Kettering City Schools achieves 15 percent higher savings than anticipated on energy management project

TIPP CITY, Ohio, July 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just one year after Kettering City Schools partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, on a project to improve energy efficiency across the district, the savings are coming in 15 percent higher than expected.

Solar array project at Adams County Ohio Valley Schools nearing completion

TIPP CITY, Ohio, July 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In just a few weeks, Adams County Ohio Valley School District will harvest much of its electricity from the sun as part of an energy conservation project it has undertaken with Energy Optimizers, USA.