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Upstate South Carolina Sees Upswing in Trade School Enrollment

The recession is making a major dent on South Carolina -- as employment falters, enrollment at vocational schools continues to rise, and classes are filling up fast.
"Many general education classes such as basic English and math are full," Greenville Online reports, but more than just general education classes are affected. Veterinary technician schools and… | Read More

Eastern Kentucky University Offers Graduate Program in Loss Prevention

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has teamed up with The Loss Prevention Foundation before, to bring students an undergraduate loss prevention Certification program. Now, they are teaming up once more to introduce a new program in the world of criminal justice degrees.
Security Director News reports that, as of July 14, graduates of the previous certification… | Read More

Recent Business School Study Links Financial Crisis to Hormones

Our nation's current deficit may be due to a number of factors, but what do hormones have to do with anything? Potentially a lot. A recent study of prestigious Chicago area business schools suggests that testosterone levels have a major impact on a person's predisposition toward taking risks.
The study in question was published today… | Read More

School Nurses a Concern During Flu Epidemic

There have been several news stories recently about the shortage of school nurses. Most of these articles are generated by the fact that a new school year is starting just as the swine flu epidemic is starting to impact substantial numbers of people, and schools are a prime location for the spread of contagious… | Read More

Drexel University Introduces Gaming and Casino Operations Certificate

College students are no stranger to card games and poker nights, but rarely is it encouraged among college administrators as a viable career path... until now! According to Poker News Daily, Drexel University's Goodwin College of Professional Studies is adding a Gaming and Casino Operations Certificate program to its fall semester schedule.
The program will… | Read More

Minnesota Dept. of Education Unveils Distance Learning Website

Officials from Michigan's Department of Education, state universities and other institutions joined together yesterday to announce the development of a state online learning resource, Minnesota Learning Commons. It is a well organized, comprehensive site organized around distance learning opportunities in the state and what they represent for students, educators, parents and advisors.
The web… | Read More

Arizona State University MBA Program: Students Wanted

Arizona State University is on a mission, and it is looking for help around town. Their W.P. Carey School of Business is looking for new students to join a potential new MBA program, and according to The Arizona Republic, the school is looking for all the local help that it can get.
According to the… | Read More

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… | Read More

The Online School Scams Keep on Coming

Online schools are fantastic. There are so many benefits of online schools that it's hard to know where to begin... that is, as long as the online school you pick is a good one. Unfortunately, every day more and more people get scammed by a booming underground industry of "colleges" that equate to nothing more… | Read More

El Paso Community College a Model for Nursing Education Expansion

The El Paso Community College celebrated its fortieth anniversary with the opening of the August 2009 school year. Forty years ago the creation of a college board was approved by the voters, but a companion funding measure allowing for bond sales lost in the electoral process.
In a scheme reminiscent of the country's initial… | Read More

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