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Corinthian Colleges Signs Onto Plan to Dissolve Itself
The shutdown agreement caps months of financial difficulties for the Santa Ana, Calif.,-based company and comes amid a shaky outlook for the for-profit college sector as a whole. The industry has faced rising competition from online courses along with …
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Defensive line preview: Tide dips into junior colleges to restock
He turned to the junior college ranks, signing Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway, both from of East Mississippi Community College. Saban ….. IMPORTANT – Online subscription payments are an initial payment and will not result in recurring charges to your card.
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Merger of 2 Georgia technical colleges complete
WAYCROSS | Two technical colleges in southeastern Georgia have officially merged to become the Coastal Pines Technical College. The Brunswick News reports that staff across seven instructional sites comprising the former Altamaha Technical College …
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Senate moves to rein in career colleges popular among troops
Durbin said the career colleges have been aggressively recruiting servicemembers and spouses who use military tuition assistance. Last week, the Senate gave some support to his proposal to rein in hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding …
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DirecTV Promotes NFL Streaming at Colleges to Hook Young Fans
The largest U.S. satellite TV provider is offering students at 10 universities its $ 199.99 NFLSundayTicket.TV, an online service that will start streaming games on Sept. 7. The offer also includes residents of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco …
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Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., and W.G. Roe & Sons have launched a Pure marketing campaign, the first under their combined Seminole Pride Noble
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Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
mywurld, Canadas leading travel agent platform, today announces a strengthened partnership with Viator, the world leader in travel activities.
From the latest tours in New York City to exploring the Vatican after-hours in Rome, mywurld offers agents access to Viators unrivaled collection of global tours, activities, and airport transfers. For nearly 20 years, Viators unparalleled service and extensive global inventory have made them the premier choice for more than 3 million happy travelers.
We are delighted to have Viators support across the Canadian market as we position ourselves to start reaching out to an international travel agent market as well. Viators global reach and mywurlds global potential make this an ideal partnership for years to come, says Riaz Pisani, CEO of mywurld.
Viator has been a strong supporter of the Travel Agent community for many years. We are thrilled to expand our partnership with mywurld to enable agents around the globe to access the range of Viator experiences, says Ken Frohling, VP of Business Development at Viator.
Canadian travel agents can now create one-of-a-kind travel experiences for their clients through mywurlds innovative Travel Agent Desktop, all while earning competitive commission. The mywurld Travel Agent Desktop offers travel agents state-of-the-art technology to ensure that the search and booking experience is smooth and hassle-free. Agents can also take advantage of other cross-sell opportunities on mywurld including hotels, and car rentals.
Travel agents around the world can register to use the mywurld Travel Agent Desktop at http://www.mywurldtravelagent.com.
Viator is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to en-sure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viators 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 500,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site Viator.com travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the worlds top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Founded in 1995, Viator is a privately held company head-quartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator travel with an insider.
mywurld is a world-class product that brings advanced, patent pending technology to the forefront of the customer experience. Our technology drives real time, highly personalized, customized and relevant con-tent through the life cycle of a purchase, all managed in a single individual platform mywurld. Learn more about mywurld at http://www.mywurld.ca.
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IPEVO’s Newest Product is the 70″ Projection Screen with Magnetic Backing; Screen for Middle School and Older Students Provides an Instant Classroom Whiteboard
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
In its continuing mission to provide affordable and functional tools to teachers around the world, educational technology company IPEVO has just released its newest product: the 70″ Projection Screen with Magnetic Backing. The screen turns most any flat surface into a whiteboard which may be written upon with traditional dry erase markers. Its distinct visual enhancements also mean the screen can be used as a projection surface. The 70″ Projection Screen is now available through IPEVO’s Online Store at http://www.ipevo.com at a price of $ 109.
The 70″ Projection Screen comes on the heels of IPEVO’s 60″ screen, a smaller size intended for younger elementary school learners. The 70″ screen whose ample size encourages student participation and interaction is appropriate for students at the middle school, high school and college levels. It measures 43.3 inches high by 57.9 inches wide, equivalent to a 70″ television screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
The screen itself is a high-quality and non-adhesive sheet with a magnetic backing that can be applied to an existing whiteboard or any magnetic surface. Because of a unique coating applied to the screen’s surface, the screen provides a better visual experience than conventional classroom whiteboards. This coating allows light (whether ambient or projected) to spread evenly across the surface, resulting in a maximized viewing angle of 180/180. Thus, even students off to the extreme sides of the screen can view and understand projected or written teaching material.
Another advantage the 70″ Projection Screen has over conventional whiteboards involves reflectivity. Standard whiteboards are highly reflective, and glare often becomes an issue for students viewing the board, particularly when it comes to text. The Projection Screen’s coated surface enhances both contrast and sharpness while also reducing or eliminating glare. This makes the viewing experience more pleasant and less tiring on the eyes. Projected material at up to full HD resolution also benefits from these enhancements. Blurriness and distortion are similarly reduced or eliminated during projection.
The lightweight screen is rugged yet flexible and can be rolled up for compact storage and transportation. It is small enough to be carried in the trunk or back seat of a car, for example. The magnetic backing of the screen is similarly pliable, and can be affixed to existing whiteboards or other magnetic surfaces without tools or other adhesives. Alternatively, IPEVO advises the use of high-strength bonding tape or Velcro strips for permanent or semi-permanent installations onto non-magnetic walls and surfaces.
A wide variety of popular dry erase marker brands have been tested and approved for use with the projection screen. Marks can be wiped clean just as with a standard whiteboard. Additionally, IPEVO bills the 70″ Projection Screen as an ideal companion accessory for the company’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System, which allows projected computer screens to be interacted with via a special Interactive Pen.
“This screen’s generous size gives educators plenty of room to present their material with outstanding visual clarity,” said Royce Hong, CEO and big head of design for IPEVO. “Classroom whiteboards, and particularly stained and worn-out boards, are plagued by glare and clarity problems. Thanks to a surface coating we extensively prototyped, this inexpensive and portable sheet delivers superior sharpness and contrast for a better viewing experience.”
The 70″ Projection Screen with Magnetic Backing is now available at the IPEVO Online Store at http://www.ipevo.com.
IPEVO designs and sells innovative products to enrich today’s connected lifestyle. We recognize the immense potential of new technologies to help people create, teach, learn, and inspire. From classroom to living room to conference room, IPEVO is dedicated to making technology more available, accessible, and affordable for all.
For more information, visit http://www.ipevo.com.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
The NEA recognizes that effective and efficient professional development (PD) is the pathway to success for improved teacher practice and increased student outcomes. NEA has partnered with Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) to provide depth-level knowledge at scale to all of its members, emphasizing the value of online learning as a tool to advance the teaching profession.
An investment in online learning is a way to make PD scalable across not just schools but also locals and states.
We are excited to partner with KDS in providing educators with this opportunity for comprehensive online professional learning opportunities, said Gary Phoebus, President & CEO of NEA Member Benefits. Acknowledging that the growth of professional educators requires an investment in both time and money towards career-embedded, ongoing professional learning and support for educators, he continued, All educators need access to innovative and efficient tools for continuous learning. We advocate online tools for our children. Our educators need and deserve access to the same benefits.
A system of support for educators is more critical than ever because of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and a call for 21st Century Skills for students. NEA president Dennis Van Roekel issued a statement that called for stronger teacher support and PD: The new Common Core State Standards provide real opportunities for the students in our nations public school system, but we owe it to them to provide teachers with the time, tools, and resources to get it right.
Through its partnership with KDS, the NEA Academy will bring a system of support with research-based online PD to its three million members and affiliate organizations across the nationintroducing rigorous courses on Common Core, differentiated instruction, and school culture, to name a few. The partnership is further affirmation that the best way to improve education is via a focused, strategic investment in all teachers.
KDS CEO Alvin Crawford said, Its time to focus the Teacher Effectiveness discussion on developing and supporting teachers at scale. Developing more effective systems of support for our teachers garners better results for our studentsultimately bridging the achievement gap and creating a globally competitive workforce. We are proud to partner with NEA in making ongoing, online learning available to its members as well as state and local affiliates.
KDS will participate as an exhibitor at the NEA Expo on July 1-2, 2014 in Denver, Colorado, as part of the NEA Member Benefits Professional Cove. The Expo is held the two days preceding the NEAs Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly (RA).
About NEA and NEA Academy
The National Education Association is the nations largest professional employee organization, representing more than three million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Learn more at http://www.nea.org. The NEA Academy is the professional learning group developed to support educators with the highest quality online programs and is dedicated to meeting the professional needs of teachers and education support professionals http://www.neaacademy.org.
About Knowledge Delivery Systems
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) is the leading provider of research-based, blended-model strategic professional development solutions for districts, schools, and teachers. KDS mission is to help school districts and states transform professional development to dramatically improve teacher effectiveness and raise student achievement. KDS solutions systematically build district-wide capacity to address their most important challengesclosing the achievement gap, Common Core instruction and assessments, cultural competency, diverse learners and differentiation, coaching and instructional leadership, and 1-to-1 classrooms. KDS online courses are developed by the nations leading education experts and researchers and are delivered on the KDS Professional Learning Platform (PLP). For more information please visit: http://www.kdsi.org.
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Polk City, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
The USA Water Ski Foundation (USA-WSF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Scholarship Awards. Each year scholarships are awarded by the USA-WSF to outstanding student athletes participating in towed water sports to help them achieve their educational goals while continuing to excel on the water.
The following nine individuals have demonstrated passion for athletics, dedication, character and leadership on the water and in the academic arena, said USA-WSF Executive Director Tracy Mattes. We are delighted to recognize the outstanding academic and athletic achievements of these nine athletes and to honor them with a scholarship to help them pursue their dreams,
Erika Lang (Gilbert Ariz.)
World-record holder Erika Lang, who will enter Rollins College as a sophomore this fall, is the recipient of the 2014 Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship in the amount of $ 5,000. Lang is a portrait of excellence both on and off the water. While setting multiple world tricks records and winning several professional titles, Lang also maintained honor student status in high school. Lang may have just graduated from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz., but because she elected to take dual enrollment classes at the Maricopa Community College Campus, she will enter university this fall with 29 college credits and sophomore status. She maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA in her college courses. Lang will study business at Rollins. In addition to her water ski and academic success, Lang also was captain of her varsity cheerleading squad and participated in dance, diving, pole vaulting and tumbling. She also volunteered her time coaching the Arizona State University water ski team and worked with programs under the Womens Sports Foundation.
Paul OHara (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Paul OHara, a junior at the University of Alabama, will receive the inaugural George Blair Ambassador Scholarship in the amount of $ 2,200. OHara, who is majoring in Management Information Systems, is vice president of the University of Alabama water ski team and regional director of the National Collegiate Water Ski Associations South Atlantic Conference. As an ambassador of the sport, OHara has coached eight junior development clinics over the past four summers for the American Water Ski Associations Eastern Region. He also led his team to a third-place finish at the 2013 Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, and he helped organize the 2014 Collegiate All Stars Water Ski Championships.
Stephanie Carran (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Stephanie Carran, a junior at Marquette University majoring in Education, will receive the 2014 MasterCraft Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Carran, a member of the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team, has received multiple honors on and off the water. From making the university Deans List and earning multiple academic honors, to winning Water Ski Team Best Duo Award for the past five years, Carran has demonstrated incredible leadership. Carran also is the coach and coordinator for the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Junior Team, and she has volunteered her time with Learn to Ski Day clinics and many other club and university events.
Jessica Trygier (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Jessica Trygier, a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, is the recipient of the 2014 Correct Craft Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Trygier has been the captain of the University of Cincinnati water ski team for the past two years. She also was an NCWSA Academic All Star and the water ski teams top womens slalom performer in 2013. A Cincinnatus Scholar and Deans List member, Trygier has volunteered her time planning the 2013 Winter Conference fund-raiser, Cincinnati Reds games and the Southern Ohio Challenge Tournament. She is majoring in Neuro Psychology and plans to be a Pediatrician.
Ellie Horton (Moorpark, Calif.)
Ellie Horton, a freshman at Florida Southern College majoring in Journalism, is the recipient of the 2014 Southern Region/Elmer Stailing Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Horton, a third generation water skier, won the womens tricks title at the 2013 Collegiate Water Ski National Championships and the womens overall title at the NCWSAs Eastern Regionals. Horton also made the Presidents Honor list for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall semester of 2013. She has volunteered her time coaching numerous junior development water ski camps. She plans to be a journalist in the sports field.
K.C. Wilson (Winter Springs, Fla.)
K.C. Wilson, a sophomore at Florida Southern College, is the recipient of the 2014 Jean Downs Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Wilson, who is majoring in Business Administration, is captain of the Florida Southern College water ski team. He won the mens slalom title at the 2013 Collegiate Water Ski National Championships. He is a member of the Deans List and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. He is a senior rated slalom judge and often volunteers his time to judge tournaments. He also is co-president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Gina Phillipi (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gina Phillipi, a sophomore at UCLA majoring in Political Science, is the recipient of the 2014 Western Region/Big Al Wagner Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Phillipi is president of the UCLA water ski team. She is a fitness and nutrition coordinator for UCLA Students for Community Outreach, Promotion and Education (SCOPE). Phillipi coordinates the water ski teams budget, tournaments and social activities. She also is a rated assistant judge and has volunteered her time at all of the teams collegiate tournaments. She is currently regional secretary for the NCWSAs Western Region.
Jacquelyn Schuh (Madison, Wis.)
Jacquelyn Schuh, a senior at the University of Wisconsin, is the recipient of the 2014 Tim Olson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Schuh is the treasurer of the University of Wisconsin water ski and wakeboard team. She has a double major in Marketing and Spanish with a specialization in Global Business Skills. She also is a member of the Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team, where in addition to performing, she is the chairperson of the Rock Aqua Jays marketing and advertising team. Schuh volunteers her time helping younger show team members develop their skills and has played an active role in many fund-raisers and Learn to Ski events.
Matthew Martin (Eaton, Ohio)
Matthew Martin, a freshman at Indiana Wesleyan University majoring in Accounting & Finance, is the recipient of the 2014 Jennifer Odom, David Kammerer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $ 1,500. Martin, a state and regional barefoot water ski champion, competed in the 2012 Junior Barefoot Water Ski World Championships. He volunteers his time as a videographer at state, regional, national and world barefoot tournaments. He also is a certified scorer and pick-up boat driver.
About the USA-WSF Scholarship Program
The USA-WSF scholarships are supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and families. For more information on how to fund a scholarship, contact the USA-WSF.
Established in 1968, the USA Water Ski Foundation has been an integral part of the history and fabric of water skiing and all towed water sports in the United States. The Foundation promotes the values that come through our family oriented water sports such as: