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Distance Learning in Your Pocket

New Jersey based Thomas Edison State College has come up with an innovative approach to its online education classes that is designed for students who are constantly in motion. Like most online schools, Thomas Edison usually releases class material for any given course one class at a time via the internet. Students view… | Read More

UAMS Hopes to Use New Investment to Curb Arkansas' Shortage of Geriatric Nurses

There is a health care problem in Arkansas right now. The state is already leading the nation in terms of its senior population, and according to Little Rock's Channel 7 News, it's expected that 24% of Arkansans will be over the age of 65 by the year 2025 -- what's worse, many retiring nurses will… | Read More

Nevada School District Highlights Teaching Credential Needs

The Clark County School District in Nevada covers a lot of territory, including the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson. That area of the state has been on a development bender for several years and the impact on the school district is astonishing. This year alone they will be opening three new elementary… | Read More

Santa Monica College Launches Solar Panel Installation Certificate Program

As environmental activism continues to gather interest among college students across the country, colleges are responding in kind with degree programs specializing in green-friendly pursuits. At Santa Monica College, it comes in the form of a new certification program being launched this Fall in the field of solar panel installation.
According to the Santa Monica… | Read More

United States Colleges Continue to Support Green Living

As we continue to approach the beginning of a new school year, it is growing more and more apparent that the trend towards going green is still on the rise. In fact, according to Reuters, many schools as a whole are working hard to lower their environmental impact.
It's happening at colleges and universities across… | Read More

Loyola University of New Orleans Introduces Doctor of Nursing Program

A major milestone is on the horizon for Loyola University New Orleans. According to a press release issued today, it is about to become the first university in the state of Louisiana to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program has been in the works at Loyola since… | Read More

France Prepares For Swine Flu Emergency With Online Education

The swine flu has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. this year, with 43,771 confirmed and probable cases since April, but we are not alone. Swine flu has gone worldwide, and European countries like France have seen their fair share of the outbreak already. In an effort to contain further spread of the virus, the… | Read More

College "Meritocracy" Stirs Debate

An excellent forum for the discussion of traditional college admission and graduation progress can be found in the Forbes Magazine section on America's best colleges. While the rankings are traditional, some of the commentary is not. Guest columns in this issue raise the issue of the selection process practiced by the nation's finest… | Read More

Western University of Health Services Welcomes Three New Colleges

It's no secret that there is a serious shortage of skilled professionals in the field of health care these days, but one school in Southern California is working hard to make an impact. Pomona's Western University of Health Services has been offering medical and nursing degrees for thirty years now, but this school year it… | Read More

Out of Work Alumna Sues Alma Mater for Tuition and Damages

A college education is supposed to be the gateway to a better career. So, if that new career doesn't happen immediately out of the gate, can you hold that college responsible for failing in its duties? One former student is determined to find out: Trina Thompson, alumna of Monroe College in New York, is suing… | Read More

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