Education Pioneer Stanley Kaplan, 90, Dies of Heart Ailment
Today's Detroit News carries an obituary on Stanley Kaplan, a man who founded one of the nation's premier private education companies. He began his career in the education profession in 1938 when he opened a tutoring business in the basement of his parents' house. He had hoped to attend medical school, but had been rejected, he said, because quotas at those schools for Jewish students had already been filled.
If bothered him for the rest of his life; he felt that a fair testing procedure was the way to level the playing field for all college applicants. He felt that he could help college applicants in the national entrance exam, then called the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). His tutoring class was the beginning of that effort.
His timing was excellent, as he caught the wave of GIs returning home after World War II seeking to use GI benefits in order to pursue a college education. He was at odds with the educational establishment for decades because the belief in post-secondary circles was that there was no way to study for the SAT entrance exams. A Federal Trade Commission investigation in 1979 concluded that studying could in fact raise test scores.
Kaplan's tutoring school grew into an educational monolith that he sold to the Washington Post Company in 1984. Today Kaplan University is one of the premiere education companies in the country, providing campus and distance learning services to K-12 schools, college students and, via Concord Law School, the first accredited online Juris Doctor degree in the country.
Kaplan University has also become the Washington Post Company's economic salvation, providing 58% of corporate revenue last quarter. Post board chairman Donald Graham acknowledged Mr. Kaplan's contribution to education by noting that he was "above all, a great teacher and he approached his business that way. He invented an industry, and not a small one. He was a highly principled leader of his company, and a very generous man."
Kaplan University's economic success is matched by its expansion in distance learning options. In the field of education alone it offers twelve teaching degrees, nine of which are for classroom teaching at the various grade levels in elementary, middle and high school. Kaplan University's approach to college education has been to specialize in seven professional sectors and develop comprehensive online degree options in all of them.
At Animal Behavior College (ABC), we're dedicated to helping animal lovers pursue animal careers.
- Cat Training
- Veterinary Assistant
- Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course More...
- Home Health Aide
- Security Guard
- Veterinary Assistant More...
St. Thomas University offers fully online business and education graduate degrees built on a 50-year tradition of scholastic excellence, community leadership, and faith-focused values.
- M.S. in Educational Leadership
- Ed.D. in Leadership and Management
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.
You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.
- Executive Master of Health Administration
- Master of Public Health
Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.
- Online Master of Social Work
- Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
- Respiratory Therapy
- Veterinary Technology - Associates More...
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.
- Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online
- Wellness Coaching (Master of Science) - Online
- Dual Concentration: Performance Enhancement, Wellness Coaching (Master of Science) - Online More...
Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history.
- Master of Science in Communication
- Master of Science in Education in Special Education
- Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management More...