Kroton sees no relief in Brazil distance-learning defaults

  SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The number of Brazilian distance-learning students in arrears on their tuition fees or loans is not showing signs of abating yet, reflecting record unemployment and declining household income, executives at Kroton Educacional SA said on Friday. However, defaults in the campus-learning segment are showing signs of improvement, executives led by Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Galindo said during a conference call to discuss second-quarter results. Profit at Kroton, Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, came in at 644.9 million reais ($203.1 million), beating forecasts. (Reporting…

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Kent State receives $1 million grant for distance-learning translation program

Kent State University has received a $1 million grant to develop a distance-learning translation studies program. (Karen Farkas, cleveland.com) KENT, Ohio – Kent State University has received a $1 million grant to develop a state-of-the-art distance learning translation studies program. The Institute for Applied Linguistics received the grant from from the Gawlicki Family Foundation of Hartford, Connecticut. The institute was founded at Kent State in 1988 and serves more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the only program that offers training from the bachelor’s level to doctorate, and it…

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