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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.

The Rise and Fall of the University E-Mail

It's a proud moment for some, getting that school-sanctioned .edu-suffixed e-mail address. That pride, however, has become a diminishing return as years go by and more students enter college with addresses they've had forever and grown quite attached to. What's a college to do? According to one article, a trend among colleges lately is to… | Read More

YouTube and Colleges Team Up For Free Online College Content

Popular online video site YouTube is making a bid to be the official site for video distance learning: it is partnering with over 100 prestigious colleges and universities for exclusive college course content under its subset YouTube EDU.
Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Yale and UC Berkeley are among the more than 100 schools that… | Read More

OppenheimerFunds Takes Heat For College Fund Losses

Just last month we discussed problems arising with a form of investment called the 529 Plan, which claimed to secure the costs of a student's future college tuition through a combination of savings and dividends. As it turns out, the floundering stock market has led to many of these plans coming up woefully short and… | Read More

Distance Learning Widens Doors at BYU-Idaho

Historically, one of the biggest drawbacks of good colleges has been the small classes necessary to facilitate their quality -- the more a professor needs to stretch his or her personalized care and instruction, the more the class as a whole seems to suffer. This was the case at BYU-Idaho, with its nursing program only… | Read More

Distance Learning Comes to Navajo Nation

Communication can be hard in rural areas, and in some cases -- like that of Navajo country in Arizona, where the distance from one town to another can be over a hundred miles across unpaved roads -- getting out and toward diverse education can be a daunting task. Now, however, a group of eight rural… | Read More

Midwestern College Program Introduces More Children to College Life

Earlier this week we reported on the KinderCaminata event hosted by Orange County's community college district. It seems that such events are not contained to the west coast, because this week also saw Newark's Central Ohio Technical College opening its doors to children as part of its first extended-session CollegeASPIRE program.
[Caroline Metzler] and her… | Read More

Kindergarteners Get An Early Taste of College Life

What would you have known about college when you were five years old? Maybe you know a little bit -- perhaps a sibling is attending, or perhaps your parents are alumni and holds their alma mater very dear, or perhaps you simply live in an active college town. Many children, however, grow up knowing nothing… | Read More

Florida Students Taking the Online Route: Video

Online college enrollment is up in Tennessee, as it is across the country, and the Jackson Sun is at the scene, giving us a detailed written article on the flexibility and social (and financial) freedom that an online education can afford. Following the experience of online student Tammie Swaney, a married mother working toward a… | Read More

Virtual Schools To Help Manage Budget Cuts

According to an article for Florida's WFTV Action 9 news, the state's central region has been suffering from recent budget cuts within the education system that have led to the loss of whole classes and summer school sessions. With these detrimental slashes being made, schools and parents are now looking toward online alternatives to fill… | Read More

South Carolina Broadcasters Association Scholarship

South Carolina students who are looking to pursue a career in broadcasting will have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship being offered by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.
South Carolina's television and radio journalists are celebrating a milestone they hope will help the state's broadcasting students.
The South Carolina Broadcasters Association said Tuesday it… | Read More

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