PSS distance education gears up for fall 2018

PSS distance education gears up for fall 2018

Thirty online educators from the across the Commonwealth participate in professional development training to gear up for the opening of the online fall 2018 semester. (Contributed Photo) Thirty online educators from the across the Commonwealth gathered to participate in professional development to gear up for the opening of the online fall 2018 semester. The workshop focused on strategies to enhance instructor and social presence in the online learning environment. The workshop was led by Instructional Technology Program leaders Dr. Bobby Cruz and Lorraine Catienza. “We’re always excited to convene with…

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Fall in enrolment in state-run schools as English medium trumps mid-day meals

Fall in enrolment in state-run schools as English medium trumps mid-day meals

The lure of an English medium education might be replacing the allure of free mid-day meals, the Union human resource development ministry has indicated to a parliamentary panel that sought reasons for the fall in enrolment in state-run primary schools. The house panel asked why new admissions to government primary schools had come down by 15% while they had gone up by 33% in private schools between 2010-11 and 2014-15. The human resource development (HRD) ministry replied in its action-taken report on January 5 that a mushrooming of private institutions…

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Register now for fall classes at EAC

Register now for fall classes at EAC

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College’s Admissions, Financial Aid, and Counseling/Advising departments are gearing up as the push for Fall 2017 enrollment ramps up. Enrolling in classes at EAC is a smart choice for recent high school graduates, people wanting to update their skills or make a career change, or for people who want to learn something new such as computers, filmmaking, a foreign language, or the new and exciting advances in manufacturing. 
Here’s why: 
• EAC offers personal enrichment courses that can be taken for a letter grade or on…

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‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

Two South African student activists in the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campus movement now face criticisms from the public after being named as Rhodes scholars for the class of 2017. They were among nine South Africans awarded the prestigious international scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Joshua Nott and Mbalenhle Matandela, both graduates of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, had been staunch supporters of a campaign that began in 2015 to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the UCT campus. According to activists,…

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EMIs on home, car, education loans to fall by at least half a per cent

EMIs on home, car, education loans to fall by at least half a per cent

Equated monthly installments (EMIs) on home, car, and education loans will fall by at least half a per cent with banks across the board reducing their lending rates. On Sunday, India’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), fired the first salvo by reducing its marginal cost-based lending rate (MCLR) by a whopping 0.9 per cent. With this, the bank has cut its benchmark rate by nearly 200 basis points from January 2015. Each basis point is equivalent to one-hundredth of a percentage. As the deluge of deposits post demonetisation…

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started. Orientation: What Is Lifehacker U? Whether you’re headed to college for the first time or you’re back in classes after a relaxing summer vacation, or long out of school and interested in learning something new, now’s the time to…

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Bay College announces Fall scholarship recipients

Bay College announces Fall scholarship recipients

Bay de Noc Community College has announced the scholarship recipients for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship program is supported by area businesses and organizations, as well as by individuals through endowment and annual contributions. For information on developing a scholarship fund, please contact the Bay College Foundation Office at 906-217-1700, email [email protected], or visit www.baycollege.edu/foundation. Bay College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers scholarships based on donor defined criteria. Education programs are offered in Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Manistique, and online. Scholarships were awarded to the following students for…

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2015

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2015

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started. Orientation: What Is Lifehacker U? Whether you’re headed to college for the first time or you’re back in classes after a relaxing summer vacation, or long out of school and interested in learning something new, now’s the time to…

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