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News and notes from the world of education. Get Degrees always keeps you in the loop, giving you the lowdown about noteworthy people and events. We have our finger on the pulse of the education community.

Online Classes Give San Francisco High School Kids a Second Chance

Like virtually all urban centers, San Francisco has a unified school district that is belabored with students who were not raised in a learning environment. Some of these kids come to high school with little interest in the academics; some lose a year to peer distractions or drug use.
The resulting Ds and Fs… | Read More

Drexel University Adds New Graduate Program in E-Learning Leadership to Course Catalog

In this day and age, with the advent of online education and the recent revamping of distance learning in general, one of the most important aspects that often goes overlooked is the need for more professors to keep online education at the top of its game. It requires more than just expertise in the subject… | Read More

Baltimore Welcomes New Pharmacy School

Congratulations, Baltimore! You are now home to the first pharmacy school in the United States to be established on an all-women's college campus. That college in particular is the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and its new School of Pharmacy is already creating quite a buzz. College communication director Theresa Wiseman, who spoke to… | Read More

Mortgage Help for Ohio College Grads

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has been given the green light to develop a program providing mortgage assistance to new college graduates, says a report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.�� The OHFA is a public/private agency that is headed by a board of trustees mostly appointed by the governor.�� The agency's mission is contributing to… | Read More

Bill Gates Calls on Lawmakers to Increase Funding for Education

By now, everyone in the world is well aware of the United States' current economic crisis. That said, there is another quiet crisis that has been plaguing the country for many years running. That crisis concerns education, and now a celebrated modern captain of industry is stepping in to demand that something be done.
Addressing… | Read More

UK Cracks Down on Fake Colleges

When it comes to online and smaller colleges gaining legitimacy, one of the biggest roadblocks can be the sheer number of fake and fraudulent "colleges" coming down through the pipes and setting up shop every year. There are often too many to deal with, but officials are doing what they can to weed out the… | Read More

Obama Administration Proposes $12 Billion Toward Community Colleges

The United States' community colleges have been getting a lot of love from the Obama administration in the past week: last Wednesday Dr. Jill Biden (wife of Vice-President Joe Biden) praised community colleges as models for other countries and as vital tools for overcoming the economic crisis, and over the weekend President Obama stressed the… | Read More

Arizona State University Launches First Online Undergraduate Law Program

Considering a law degree, but lacking the time or schedule to make traditional school a reality? You wouldn't be alone in your dilemma. Far from it, in fact, and an increasing number of traditional schools are creating online curricula to compliment new technology and accommodate our country's changing academic landscape. Arizona State University (ASU) is… | Read More

Loyola University Offers Twitter Seminar

It's no secret by now, but Twitter has sort of been taking the entire world by storm lately. Using no more than 140 characters per post, the popular microblog network has proved itself a key player in the media world, from affecting weekend box office numbers to effectively documenting a revolution in progress. Big businesses… | Read More

Western Governors University offers first Online Accredited BS in Nursing in California

The Governor of California today announced a partnership in the state that has resulted in the first online bachelor's degree program in nursing accredited by the Education/Licensing Committee of the Board of Registered Nurses.�� The partnership agreement is going to allow California residents to pursue an online nursing degree that will result in all the… | Read More

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