Education Press Releases

UNC-Chapel Hill Launches Positive Psychology MOOC

After years of study, the science of positive psychology is making headway, offering evidence-based approaches to help people live full and meaningful lives. This is exciting for pioneers of the field like Barbara Fredrickson, director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology (PEP) Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fredrickson will share her extensive knowledge of positive psychology through a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) available for free on Coursera starting February 9.

Educational Toy Start-Up on a Mission to Get America Inventing Again

North America has fallen to seventeenth place in international ranking of innovation. Our schools are woefully deficit in innovation education and curriculum; and our educators do not have access to real world innovation and training.  Founder and CEO of Hanz Toys, Nicholas Webb wants to change that.

Mock Trial Held at Davie Middle School

Law students at a South Florida middle school gained hands-on experience in their new on-campus courtroom, Friday.

World Landforms, an Informative Portal, Educates About the Major Landforms of the World

This educative site enriches learners of the various facts and details regarding the formation of landforms. Archipelago, Coast, Bay, Canyon, Desert, Basin and Cliffs are some of the major geographical features about which one can find information at this website. It took billions of years for these gorgeous landforms to come into existence. Their creation was influenced by many external factors such as wind, erosion, tectonic activities, volcanoes and deposition of land. All these factors together led to the formation of mountains, oceans, valleys and many more.

Discovery Fitness India Launches to Make UK's Leading Fitness Training Available Internationally

Qualifications are a necessity for people who want to turn their specialties or talents into a profession, and getting those qualifications can often be both difficult and expensive. Thankfully, Discovery Learning in the UK is helping people affordably and easily qualify to become experts in their field. Previously their courses had been limited to the UK, but they have now launched Discovery Fitness India, allowing people to earn internationally accredited personal trainer courses, gym instructor courses and other fitness courses for aspiring fitness professionals from India.

Free Software for Schools and Universities: Time-Limited Giveaway by Freemake

LogoWHO: Freemake, a developer of free Windows software and iOS apps.

One Million Degrees and Microsoft Inspire Community College Students to Pursue Careers in Technology

LogoOn Friday, January 9th, Microsoft Chicago hosted 25 One Million Degrees (OMD) Scholars as part of OMD's Wisdom from the Workplace initiative for a day of career exploration activities related to technology and innovation.

One Million Degrees Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2015-2016 Academic Year

LogoOne Million Degrees (OMD) is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 OMD Signature Scholarship Program. All students planning to attend the City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, Harper College, Prairie State College, or South Suburban College for the 2015-2016 academic year should apply now!

K12 Solutions Offers School Management Software

Data Business Systems is a leading nationwide software provider, geared toward solutions for school districts and their students. The school management software and services which Data Business Systems has been developing, help districts with online payment, cafeteria POS, face-to-face payments, lunch status applications, and several more.

LavaHeightsAcademy.com Reports U.S. Juvenile Courts Handle 1.7 Million Cases Yearly

Campaign for Youth Justice, in April 2012, reported juvenile courts in the United States handled approximately 1.7 million cases involving a delinquency offense, the equivalent of 4.600 cases each day. Although the number of juveniles arrested for this type of crime declined significantly between the period of 1999 and 2008, an astounding 15.7 percent decline, the number of court cases dropped by only four percent. Parents worried about their child and the life they are currently living often turn to outside facilities for help, and Lava Heights Academy has earned a top spot in this field, offering art therapy for troubled teens.

13th International Symposium on Assessment of Learning Launches May 31-June 4, 2015

The 13th international symposium takes place on May 31-June 4, 2015. The goal of the upcoming LiHE symposium is the writing of a book on "Assessment of Learning in Higher Education" to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd, Oxfordshire, UK and distributed worldwide.

The South African Image Company Is Now Offering Certified Image Consultant Courses Online

The South African Image Company is now offering image consultant courses online. Now aspiring candidates who wish to make their career in the fashion world can avail the online course of The South African Image Company. They offer international certified image training courses. These courses are backed by innovative and modern products and resources. The South African Image Company offers only those courses which are certified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. Their courses are also recognized by the Association of Image Consultants International.

Dr. Artika R. Tyner Inspires Young People to Become Leaders in Social Change Movements

A leader is a planter—a planter of ideas, seeds of change, and vision for justice." Dr. Artika R. Tyner

South Korea Tops the Chart on World Top 20 Education Poll by NJ MED

NJ MED, a US based NGO and a Member of the United Nation's Department of Economic and Social Affairs is pleased to announce South Korea as the World's Best Educated Country as part of the Second Annual World Top 20 Educational Poll. South Korea took over last year's winner Japan by just one point as per the Poll Ranking. The polls are conducted across 200 nations' education systems worldwide. The following aspects are considered in the ranking system: early childhood enrollment rates, proficiency level test scores in math, science and reading for both elementary and middle-school students along with the high school and college graduation rates.

Drive Rite Academy Offers Variety of Driving Lessons in Brooklyn

LogoDrive Rite Academy, a  driving school in Brooklyn, New York, offers a variety of driver training courses.  All of these courses are taught by qualified professionals. Every section of training is designed to help students learn more about general driving skills, automobile safety and New York state driving laws as well as provide a way for students to meet state licensing requirements.

Chaotic Education Has Been Made Effortless, Thanks to Online Education Library

Demand of Students is among the factors that helps in the development of online learning. Students also take the opportunities for flexibility of cost efficiency and scheduling that are offered in Online Educational Library.

E-Learning and Online Educational Library Is the Way to Future

By practically any measure, e-learning is experiencing unparalleled progress and will continue to achieve this in the near future. A recent analysis and estimate released this month bolstered previous study in this area, presenting that e-learning, by dollar quantity, attained $27.1 billion in the year 2009 and forecasting this number will almost double that by the coming of 2015, with educational institutions leading the way.

MyHomecareBiz Announces the Launch of Daily OASIS Best Practices Training Classes for Home Health Nurses and Therapists

LogoMyHomecareBiz is about to introduce yet another high quality online training program for the OASIS home health professionals. Starting from January 12, this online training program will be available online on a daily basis. Since 1998, this organization has been helping home health agencies and professionals with all their intuitive home health software requirements. The official data collection tool for home health agencies, OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) is used by thousands of agencies all over the country.

Pawan Sharma Seeks Crowdfunding via Indiegogo for TestClues

LogoTestClues is a dream to help tech students, job seekers as well as working IT professionals to easily prepare for their technology exams and career certifications so they can pass IT exams on their first try.

MIT Gurukul Now Offers Modern Learning with the Touch of Indian Values

Committed to the goal of preparing judicious and well educated global citizens for the future, Vishwashanti Gurukul now offers modern instructional methodology combined with traditional Indian values. Today, Vishwashanti Gurukul School stands up as a reputed and respected residential schools in India. Based on international curriculum, the school not only assists student in enhancing their inner talent and skills, but also help them to get admission in foreign universities in their future, without any difficulty. The school is IB certified by University of Cambridge Intl. Exam (CIE) for providing various programmes that involves PYP, IGCSE, IBDP programme.

Ricky Rescue Training Academy Announces Openings for Fire Training Courses

The Ricky Rescue Training Academy has announced the availability of openings for its online fire fighting courses. This school is approved by the Florida State Fire College, so when one of its courses are completed, the student's FCDICE records will be updated to reflect this.

More UK Adults Are Achieving Better Paid Jobs Through Learning 247 Online Courses

Learning 247 is a professional online training platform, providing men and women with the widest collection of training courses available online. The professional online training course supplier is helping men and women to achieve their dreams of new careers and better paid jobs without having to take time off work or leave their home.

DimensionU "Winter Heat" Math Competition Kickstarts 2015

LogoAward-winning, educational video-game developer DimensionU, Inc., announced today that registration is now open for its latest seasonal-themed, academic gaming event called The 2015 Winter Heat Math Games Competition. The Winter Heat is a 5-week, multiplayer video games competition that incorporates any of DimensionU's educational games for the desktop, web or iPad / iPhone apps. The competition starts January 12, 2015 and consists of four, weekly qualifying rounds where the top five gamers from each week advance to the finals. Weekly prizes are awarded to top scorers plus there are four grand prize winners! For students, it's all about leveraging both academic and video game skills in a multiplayer gaming competition with the opportunity to win fantastic prizes. The registration entry fee is $9.95, which includes free access to the DimensionU Games during the competition and an Official Winter Heat t-shirt if among the first 50 entrants. Parental permission is required to register.

Cesar Ndorerwanayo Starts Go Fund Me Campaign to Provide Free Tech Education for the Poor

LogoCesar Ndorerwanayo is the owner of The Youth Progress, an organization dedicated to improving people's lives in the poor African nations. He was born in Rwanda, a nation that has always been technologically backward. Cesar was just five years old when the Rwandan genocide took place. This resulted in Cesar leading life as a refugee in a Tanzania based camp controlled by the United Nations High Commissioner. Later on, he landed in Chicago where Cesar learned the different uses of the computer including office, web design, coding, etc.

Simplilearn Offers a 25 Percent Seasonal Discount on All Online Courses

Simplilearn announces they are offering a 25 percent seasonal discount on all online courses, including the new android app development course offered under the web app and programming category of the site. In addition, individuals may wish to take advantage of the All Course Access bundle, a package offering access to all major courses, including project management and certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Individuals taking advantage of this course bundle find they receive limitless access to courses designed to improve their knowledge and skills for varied roles or professions.

South Korea Replaces Japan as the World's Best Educated Country in NGOs Global Rankings

NJ MED, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) member of theUnited Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, declares South Korea the World's Best Educated Country in their Second Annual World Top 20 Education Poll. The poll ranks over 200 nation's education systems, from early-childhood enrollment to college graduation rates.

Christian Leaders Institute Launches Improved, Revamped Online Application System

The Christian Leaders Institute, a top online Bible school and seminary, announced the launch of the group's streamlined, improved online application system. The new system will make it even easier than before for those with a calling to ministry to take advantage of the Christian Leaders Institute's innovative, industry-leading, tuition-free online educational program. With a faculty of over 15 professors who hold advanced degrees like the Ph.D. and Th.D. in a variety of fields, the Christian Leaders Institute offers an impressive selection of 21 seminary courses that can lead to ordination for those who successfully complete the free program.