Education

Charter School Students, Parents to Attend Rally at Capitol for Educational Freedom

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 6:33pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri charter school students, parents, and community members from Kansas City and St. Louis will flock to the state's Capitol Rotunda for a rally leading up to National School Choice Week.

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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri charter school students, parents, and community members from Kansas City and St. Louis will flock to the state's Capitol Rotunda for a rally leading up to National School Choice Week.
  • Following the performance, Rep. Richey, Sen. Nasheed, and charter school parents will deliver remarks on the power of educational choice.
  • "Choosing the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents make," said Doug Thaman, executive director of Missouri Public Charter School Association.
  • The purpose of the Missouri Public Charter School Association is to improve student achievement by increasing access to high-quality charter public education options throughout Missouri.

AURAK Signs an Agreement With The University of Texas at Arlington

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:40am

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have signed an agreement to set up a collaborative education program to maximize opportunities for students.

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  • The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have signed an agreement to set up a collaborative education program to maximize opportunities for students.
  • President of AURAK, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, signed the three-year agreement along with the Dr. Teik C. Lim, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • AURAK is very pleased to be able to sign this agreement which will help our students in tangible ways.
  • It is the second-largest university in the University of Texas System and offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs.

National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: Born Wild: Earth Day Live and Jane Goodall: The Hope

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 4:50am

Beginning at 8/7c, simulcast on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD, prepare for cuteness overload from around the world when the one-hour LIVE broadcast event BORN WILD: EARTH DAY LIVE unfolds.

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  • Beginning at 8/7c, simulcast on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD, prepare for cuteness overload from around the world when the one-hour LIVE broadcast event BORN WILD: EARTH DAY LIVE unfolds.
  • BORN WILD: EARTH DAY LIVE and JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE are both part of a companywide Earth Day celebration being planned by National Geographic and The Walt Disney Company.
  • At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the companys full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.
  • Along with the unparalleled live telecast, BORN WILD: EARTH DAY LIVE will partner revered National Geographic Explorers with ABC News correspondents who immerse themselves within diverse geographic locations where both land and aquatic animals deserve special attention.

Oratory Competition Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as Students Share a Vision for America in 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 3:25am

The students channeled the late civil rights leaders passion and charisma in original speeches about what they think Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s vision would be for America in 2020.

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  • The students channeled the late civil rights leaders passion and charisma in original speeches about what they think Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s vision would be for America in 2020.
  • (Photo Credit: Rex Curry)
    The oratory competition is held in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to remember and pay tribute to the late civil rights leaders legacy.
  • Foley established the event to encourage students to learn more about Dr. King and to help cultivate the writing and speaking skills of elementary school students.
  • The events success led to the establishment of the Houston competition in 1997 and the Chicago competition this year.

Arizona State University Named Presenting Sponsor of CONVERGE Tech Summit

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:35am

Arizona State University (ASU), the most innovative school in America, announced today its title as presenting sponsor of the 2020 CONVERGE Tech Summit held at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) on Jan. 29.

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  • Arizona State University (ASU), the most innovative school in America, announced today its title as presenting sponsor of the 2020 CONVERGE Tech Summit held at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) on Jan. 29.
  • We believe innovation and collaboration are key to bettering our communities and we are honored to support the CONVERGE Tech Summit, an event centered around growth and development for Arizona.
  • ASU has been named as the most innovative university by U.S. News and World Report all five years the category has existed.
  • To learn more about the CONVERGE Tech Summit, including panels, speakers and event registration, please visit www.convergeattheopen.com .

Sarah Gehlert Selected as Dean of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:14pm

Experienced researcher and university administrator Sarah Gehlert will lead the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work as dean, university officials announced.

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  • Experienced researcher and university administrator Sarah Gehlert will lead the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work as dean, university officials announced.
  • Dean Gehlert has an impressive track record of building successful research and academic programs in this critical field of social work, said USC President Carol L. Folt.
  • I am excited to join the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and bring a renewed focus on its core mission of promoting social justice and well-being throughout society, she said.
  • As dean of the USC social work school, she will oversee its six degree programs in social work and nursing, including its popular Master of Social Work and highly regarded PhD program.

A+ World Academy Earns Middle States Accreditation

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:00pm

BERN, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A+ World Academy announced today that it has earned accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement.

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  • BERN, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A+ World Academy announced today that it has earned accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement.
  • "Middle States accreditation serves as an independent validation of the good work we do, and the accreditation process focused our attention on strategic planning and continuous improvement practices," said Dr. Kevin E. Kessler, CEO & Head of School.
  • The visiting team makes its recommendation to the Middle States Association Commissions, which votes on the accreditation.
  • Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement.

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of Ceres Unified School District Against JUUL Labs, Inc. for Creating the E-Cigarette Epidemic that Disrupts District-Wide Education

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:18pm

and Panish, Shea, & Boyle, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ceres Unified School District, against JUUL Labs, Inc. for the companys role in cultivating and fostering an e-cigarette epidemic that disrupts the education and learning environment across the District.

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  • and Panish, Shea, & Boyle, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ceres Unified School District, against JUUL Labs, Inc. for the companys role in cultivating and fostering an e-cigarette epidemic that disrupts the education and learning environment across the District.
  • The Districts lawsuit follows those filed by the San Diego Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District, Compton Unified School District, King City Union School District, and Anaheim Elementary School District, all against JUUL for the same negligence and nuisance claims.
  • We are hearing from more and more school districts needing relief from the on-campus JUUL crisis, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, John Fiske.
  • JUUL intentionally targeted students with its marketing tactics, flavored nicotine, and sleek, tech-oriented products, and this lawsuit will hold JUUL accountable.

Vice President Pence Meets With Federal Commission to Advance Plans for Nationwide America 250 Celebration In 2026

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 4:57pm

The Commission envisions a monumental national initiative to engage all Americans in the largest and most inclusive observance in our nations history.

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  • The Commission envisions a monumental national initiative to engage all Americans in the largest and most inclusive observance in our nations history.
  • The Commission is united in our goal to ensure the 250th commemoration is as diverse and inclusive as America itself, said Noah Griffin, member of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.
  • With the submission of the Report to the President, the Commission expects to engage the White House and elected officials across party lines to help develop and execute America 250.
  • The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission was formed in 2016 after both chambers of Congress unanimously passed the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act.

Herzing University Online Programs Once Again Earn National Recognition

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3:32pm

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Herzing University's online bachelor's degree programs among its national top 100.

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  • U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Herzing University's online bachelor's degree programs among its national top 100.
  • Herzing's online MBA and online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs were also recognized as leading online graduate programs.
  • "Herzing University has been a leader in adult-focused online education for many years, and this ongoing national recognition shows the value we provide for each student," Herzing Online President Nigel Longworth said.
  • From 2013 through 2020, U.S. News & World Report has continually recognizedHerzing University as having some of the best online programs nationally.