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Obama Administration Oversees Health and Environmental Job Growth

Growth within an economic downturn is an uphill battle; still, a couple of career fields have been fighting the trend and moving ahead with growth over the past year. According to President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, jobs in the healthcare and environmental sectors are growing remarkably faster than the rest of the job… | Read More

Grantham University Launches New Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Grantham University is a well-respected institution, both for being a world class leader in online education, and for being named one of Military Advanced Education's Top 20 Military-Friendly Colleges & Institutions for 2008. From humble beginnings in 1951 it has grown to be an online education powerhouse, and with the addition of a new degree… | Read More

Walden Introduces Mobile Adult Education Platform

Walden University has developed an online content delivery system that maximizes flexibility in the school's distance learning environment, in order to make class access more available to busy adults.�� The program has been named MobileLearn, in recognition of the fact that the student population it has been designed for is often too active to keep… | Read More

Western Governors University Receives Grant to Study Benefits of Online Education for Low-Income Students

Yesterday, respected online institution Western Governors University (WGU) issued a press release to announce its reception of a $1.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the purposes of studying online degree programs and their potential role in improving graduation rates among young low-income and minority students.
This study comes on the… | Read More

Jill Biden Praises U.S. Community Colleges as Ideal Models for the Developing World

In an interview given during her five-day visit to Europe this week, Jill Biden -- wife of Vice President Joe Biden -- mentioned community colleges as a vital tool in helping overcome the United States' economic crisis, and as a role model for education systems in other nations.
According to The New York Times, Mrs.… | Read More

October Deadline for Two Scholarships

The scholarship well isn't dry yet.�� With students looking for ways to fund their education, scholarships are often the only way students will be able to go to school and earn their associates or bachelors degrees.�� Many scholarship deadlines were in February or March of this year, but there are two scholarships that are open… | Read More

BSMG Announces Launch of Social Network for Beauty Students and Professionals

Today, marketing and advertising agency Beauty Schools Marketing Group (BSMG) put out a press release to announce the launch of "The Beauty School Lounge," a unique social networking website created especially for cosmetology school students, professors, and professionals in the field of beauty and cosmetology.
The virtual lounge is described by its creators as "an… | Read More

Department of Education Study Cites Value of Distance Learning

On June 26th the U.S. Department of Education released a "meta-analysis" of online education, a study based on strict criteria that the Department established in order to derive accurate information.�� A meta-analysis looks at all available data on a topic and develops a broad overview.�� The report said that researchers had identified more than 1,000… | Read More

American InterContinental University Online Hits Top 100 for Hispanic Students

Good news for American InterContinental University Online -- according to a report in Higher Education Magazine, AIU Online ranks within the publication's top 100 schools awarding bachelor degrees to Hispanic students. This ranking is based on their performance in the 2007-2008 academic year, which was particularly stellar where following through with students is concerned:
AIU… | Read More

Vocational Schools Gain Momentum in Sacramento

The country's recession shows little sign of slowing down at the moment, and one state being hit hard is California. As more and more employees find themselves laid off, going back to school is an appealing option to pick up new skills for new careers. In California's capital of Sacramento, vocational programs like dental assisting,… | Read More

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