Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union Sponsors Santa Clara Teacher Recognition Celebration for 23rd Year

County Federal Continues to Partner with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to Honor Teacher Excellence and Commitment.

San Jose, CA, USA — The Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union (http://www.sccfcu.org) is proud to be a sponsor of the Teacher Recognition Celebration organized by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) again this year. This marks the 23rd year that County Federal has partnered with the SCCOE to recognize teachers throughout the county for their educational excellence and commitment to their students, school, and the community.

The 2018 Teacher Recognition Celebration, held October 22, marked nearly 50 years of Santa Clara County honoring educational excellence, making the SCCOE Teacher Recognition Celebration one of the oldest and most prestigious in the state. The Celebration is held every autumn to applaud the outstanding work of teachers from every Santa Clara County school district. This year, 31 educators were honored for their outstanding work, as well as five teachers who received the STEM Teaching Award from event co-sponsor Texas Instruments.

“Educators are the unsung heroes of our community and we are proud to support Teacher Recognition Day as part our commitment to Santa Clara County,” said Rebecca Lytle, President and CEO of County Federal. “We have been serving county, city, and school employees for more than 65 years but we seldom have this type of opportunity to publicly recognize the professionals who work to make our community such a wonderful place to call home.”

The SCCOE created the Teacher Recognition Celebration to increase public awareness of the vital role educators play in helping youth and shaping the community, and to acknowledge the achievement, sacrifice, and training required of today’s teachers. Recognition also helps strengthen ties between students and teachers and promotes greater understanding between generations.

About Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union
For more than 65 years Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union has been helping county, city, and school employees and affiliated organizations with financial services to help them realize their dreams. In addition to maintaining a passionate commitment to provide knowledgeable financial solutions to its members, County Federal also maintains an extensive community outreach program, providing educational support through its scholarship program and dedicating time and resources to a variety of regional non-profit organizations. County Federal offers a comprehensive line of financial products and preferred rates and is committed to empowering, enriching and enhancing members’ financial lives.

For more information, please visit http://www.sccfcu.org.

Media Contact:
Marilyn Avalos
Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union
408.282.0782
mavalos@sccfcu.org
http://www.sccfcu.org

Academies of Math and Science Opening New Campus at McDowell & 59th Ave

This fall the fifth AMS campus, Academy of Math and Science Desert Sky, will open at McDowell & 59th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ, USA — For 16 years, the dedicated team at the Academies of Math and Science has accomplished much from being recognized as the 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year, to receiving the National Blue Ribbon award, to being the #1 and #2 rated K-8 schools in the area by 5-star GreatSchools parent reviews. This fall the fifth AMS campus, Academy of Math and Science Desert Sky, will open at McDowell & 59th Ave.

AMS Desert Sky will hold a New Student Registration event in partnership with the radio station 103.5 LA TRICOLOR on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 5757 W McDowell Rd. The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm, starting with speeches from the founding principal and teachers and followed by lunch, music, and kid-friendly activities. Parents will have the opportunity for one-on-one enrollment consultations with the administrative team while children play on an inflatable obstacle course.

With an anticipated attendance of several hundred families, the event will be an excellent opportunity to meet members of the community and talk with AMS staff members and parents. TRICOLOR will hold a raffle, and AMS swag will be given to all attendees, as well as polos for all students registered on-site.

About Academies of Math and Science
The Academies of Math & Science is a tuition-free, high-performing charter school network founded in 2000, with four existing campuses in the state of Arizona. Curriculum includes STEM and programming, foreign languages such as Mandarin and Russian, and music and arts including poetry, piano, and guitar. Free tutoring, affordable extended care, and numerous sports programs are offered as well.

Lisa Graham Keegan, Executive Director of A for Arizona, called AMS “the leader of the pack” in creating high-quality schools, and praised AMS’ academic gains and performance levels, saying she believes “that AMS will be a school that makes Arizona famous for this kind of quality.” The construction of AMS Desert Sky is enabled by the Arizona State Credit Enhancement Program.

For more information and to register for the December 16th event, please visit http://www.amscharters.org/desertsky or call 623-242-2597.

Media Contact:
Emily Chavez, Marketing & Recruitment Manager
Academies of Math and Science
520-887-5392 ext. 1015
echavez@amsschools.org
http://www.amsschools.org

DREAM Appeals to Those Studying Abroad: VeepWorks Pilots DREAM App with Midwestern State University Student at the Reigns

DREAM is a situational awareness mobile application intended for a variety of use cases, one being a group locator.

Dallas, TX, USA — It is every parent’s best and worst day when they send their college student to study abroad. They beam with pride that their child can experience the richness of a new culture; however, that same feeling can be met with high anxiety. Who can match the vigorousness of a parent’s watch when they’re outside of reach? No one. But, technology can.

It is called DREAM.

DREAM is a situational awareness mobile application intended for a variety of use cases, one being a group locator. In the instance where students are roaming a new country, eating at new places, and separating for individual interests, it becomes even more important to know where each person is – even if they are only a mile away.

VeepWorks is the Dallas-based firm behind the technology. It wasn’t by chance that they met Kara McIntyre, a Mass Communication senior at Midwestern State University, to extend the company’s public safety mission. Kara left for London on July 6, 2017 with her university’s study abroad program.

Away from the familiarity of Wichita Falls, Texas, safety will be more important than ever. In an effort to capitalize on the application’s use while she’s abroad, Kara will be using DREAM to stay connected with her classmates, all the while putting those closest to her at ease. “[The concern is] with our safety and how we can be more aware of our surroundings,” stated Kara.

“Kara represents the generation where technology is second nature,” stated VeepWorks’ Founder and CEO, Aaron Madolora. “It works on both iPhone and Android devices and empowers students like her to explore the world confidently and privately knowing that her DREAM network of friends and family are a push of a button away.”

Feedback towards DREAM has been positive and noted as one of the best mobile apps to use in emergency situations. Taking precautions as a student studying abroad demonstrates just one use case.

Downloads to date of the DREAM app has multiplied since January 2017 from 5,000 to 40,000 users.

For a direct download of the DREAM app, visit: http://www.veepworks.com/download.

Want to stay updated about Kara’s experience using DREAM abroad? Follow her journey on http://www.thewichitan.com.

Who do you know will benefit from the DREAM app? Learn more on http://www.veepworks.com, visit their Facebook http://www.facebook.com/veepworks, or engage @VeepWorks on Twitter.

Media Contact:
Desiree Leos
469-803-6314
desiree@dlprowriting.com

African Biosciences Ltd Partners with Nigerian Institute of Animal Science to Support Bioscience Research in Nigeria

New Partnership Helps BSc, MSc and PhD Research Students Perform Biomolecular Research in Nigerian Universities.

Lagos, Nigeria — African Biosciences Ltd. today announced a partnership with Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) to provide access to services of ABL.

This includes a launch the first ever all-in-one research packages for the Nigerian academic bioscience research community. African Biosciences Ltd. Research Project Package (ABL-RPP) provides a convenient package for molecular biology-oriented research projects and come with flat rate pricing directed at BSc, MSc and PhD students interested in serious and meaningful biomolecular research in plants, animals, humans and microbes. The packages provide project design service, one-stop access to reagents and supplies, lab-for-rent services where student performs bench work in our lab, contract research services where the company performs bench work, provision of up-to-date literature, and basic data analysis.

This service continues the vision of providing ground-breaking integrated bioscience research services through a unique research-design-to-data analysis platform to achieve bioscience research goals by addressing some key challenges of performing bioscience research in Nigeria. With this new service, African Biosciences Ltd. is positioned to be a key player in the biosciences research market by being a leading service provider to build technical capacity in biomolecular research in Nigeria and soon across Africa.

To benefit from flat rate pricing, students must meet some requirements such current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited University or tertiary institution recognized by the relevant authorities, approval by the supervisor or research committee, and meet project scope requirement ranging from 2 weeks of lab work for BSc projects and 1 month for MSc projects to 3 months of lab work for PhD projects. The company offers a payment plan to help with affordability, and package pricing allows groups of students to band together to get additional discounts. Academic departments can get bulk discount for groups of their students who sign up to use ABL-RPP and academic institutions who sign long-term Memoranda of Understanding to access this service receive even deeper discounts for their students.

Elaborating on ABL-RPP, Prof. Ikhide Imumorin, Co-founder and CEO of the company explained that eligible projects for flat rate pricing may include techniques from among the following: DNA and RNA extraction, PCR primer design, standard PCR, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR (qPCR), de-novo SNP identification, SNP genotyping, PCR-RFLP, Sanger DNA sequencing, basic bioinformatics and molecular data analysis. Additional charges apply to projects that require ELISA, Western Blots, molecular cloning, protein expression, in-vitro assays, next generation sequencing of DNA and RNA, genome editing, advanced bioinformatics and genome assembly.

This research project package is first of its kind in Nigeria for modern bioscience research and is part of the plan of African Biosciences Ltd. to provide comprehensive private sector solutions to life science researchers in Nigeria and Africa. For more information, contact us at:

African Biosciences Ltd.
88, Km 6 Ibadan-Ife Road
Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian Institute of Animal Science
Plot 1882 C13, Kabusa, Okanje District
Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria.

About African Biosciences Ltd.
African Biosciences Ltd. is an innovative life sciences company whose mission and goals are to provide easy access to bioscience research regents and supplies through an e-commerce platform, bioscience research advisory services, bioscience technical training, lab-for-rent and contract research services in state-of-the-art bioscience research laboratories in Nigeria and soon across Africa. It is the first and only vertically integrated biosciences research company providing a unique research design-to-data analysis pipeline to assist customers to achieve their research project goals. For more information, visit us at http://www.africanbio.com.

About Nigerian Institute of Animal Science
The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science was established by the National Assembly Act No. 26 of 2007 under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as a regulatory agency for Animal Science practice with powers to regulate all matters pertaining to Animal husbandry in Nigeria. Its mission is the regulation of Animal Husbandry practices for increased profitability to all Stakeholders’ and guarantee improved Animal Husbandry and Production Systems that will embrace environmental sustainability and ensure high quality and quantity of animal proteins to Nigerians. Its activities extend to professional, industry and social mandates. Find more information at http://www.nias.org.ng.

For questions or more information, please contact:
Mr. Calistus Igwilo
African Biosciences Ltd.
Poatson House, 4th Floor
142 Oba Akran Avenue
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 803 341 7102
info@africanbio.com
http://www.africanbio.com
http://www.nias.org.ng

Pathway Program Gives Mountain House High School (MHHS) Students Two Years of College by the Time They Graduate

Associate of Science (AS) Degree and Career Training Program for MHHS Students Is the Joint Creation of Lammersville Unified School District (LUSD) and San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus.

Mountain House, CA, USA — The graduating class of 2021 could be facing tuition costs as high as $339,000 for four years of higher education. However, thanks to the Early College Pathway Program, some graduates of Mountain House High School (MHHS) will have a leg up on college since they will have both a high school diploma and an Associate of Science (AS) degree, while others will graduate with the credentials they need to begin a career. The Pathway Program, developed in conjunction with San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus, the gives high school students access to college classes so they can acquire two or more years of college credit upon graduation.

The Pathway Program was co-created by the Lammersville Unified School District, San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus. MHHS first opened its doors in fall 2014, and the Pathway Program began spring 2016, with 38 students. Since then, two more cohorts have been added, with plans to expand to 150 students within two years. The first cohort graduates in May 2019 with an Associate of Science degree and a high school diploma. Students can apply to the Pathway Program as high school freshmen and commit to two classes per semester in order to earn their AS degree.

“Gerry was instrumental in bringing the Delta College Mountain House Campus to Mountain House and in helping us create the Pathway Program,” said Dr. Jessie Garza-Roderick, Associate Dean of San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus. “This is the kind of program that enriches both the community and the college, promoting diversity in education at the same time it gives high school students an opportunity to earn their AS degree.”

Any student interested in San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus courses can apply for admissions. What makes the program successful is the proximity of MHHS to the Delta College Mountain House campus. Pathway Program classes are incorporated into the high school curriculum and students attend college classes after school hours on the college campus.

“Being an exurb of Silicon Valley, parents are focused on preparing their kids for college, but the Pathway Program also provides vocational training in fields such as computer networking,” added Dr. Kirk Nicholas, Superintendent of the Lammersville USD. “Our high school is ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in California partly because our goal is to meet the educational needs of all students, including those who are college bound and those seeking career training. The Pathway Program is just one way we help our students become more competitive in applying for university admissions.

“Families move to Mountain House because it’s one of the most affordable well designed communities in the East San Francisco Bay area market, and because of the quality of education,” said Gerry Kamilos, CEO of Kamilos Companies. “Part of my vision for Mountain House has always been to offer local retail, recreation facilities, and one of the best school systems in the State, which includes the partnership between K-12 and the community college. With the support of San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus, we are able help Mountain House High School students head start on their education. These types of community enrichment programs are what make Mountain House attractive to young professionals and families.”

According to CollegeData.com, the average cost of an in-state public college is $24,610 per year and the average cost of a private college is $49,320. Even within the state of California, state university costs are $22,000 per year and higher. At a cost of $46 per unit, parents of Pathway Program students can save $25,000 or more of college fees.

San Joaquin Delta College established its Mountain House Campus in July 2009 with the help of a $14 million advanced payment provided by Kamilos Companies. As a result, students are able to attend classes locally, without having to commute to Livermore or Stockton. Having the college as a local resource also is attracting the attention of area businesses. Tesla, for example, recently established a plant in Livermore and is interested in working with the Mountain House Campus.

For more information about the Mustang Early College Pathway Program, visit http://mhhsearlycollegepathway.weebly.com.

About the Pathway Program
The Mustang Early College Program Pathway is a partnership between San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus and the Mountain House High School to help students gain experience in taking college level courses, earn dual credits at both schools, and earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Science degree while in high school. Graduates of the program have a real advantage in applying for college, and realize a huge financial savings having completed two or more years of course work.

About Kamilos Companies
Headquartered in Gold River, California, Kamilos Companies has been undertaking major real estate development projects throughout Northern California and the Central Valley since 1990. Kamilos Companies has a proven track record developing large-scale, master planned community projects, including successful project entitlements and coordinating with multiple land owners, as well as working with local, state, and federal agencies. The firm has extensive experience in infrastructure implementation and funding, creating sustainable communities, endangered species, habitat, conservation, cultural resources, transit design, water supply management and wetland issues related to large development projects. Kamilos Companies has managed entitlements and developments for more than 17,000 acres, which will ultimately yield more than 8,000 acres of commercial/industrial land and 35,000 residential lots.

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Director of PR
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

Academy of Math and Science recognized as 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year

This year, their flagship campus, Academy of Math and Science Prince (AMS Prince) was recognized as the 2016 Charter School of the Year by the Arizona Charter Schools Association from a candidate pool of over 500 charter schools.

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Tucson, AZ, USA — For 15 years, the tireless team at Academy of Math and Science has accomplished much from receiving the National Blue Ribbon award for their high academic achievement with diverse student populations, to being one of the highest performing schools in the state. This year, their flagship campus, Academy of Math and Science Prince (AMS Prince) was recognized as the 2016 Charter School of the Year by the Arizona Charter Schools Association from a candidate pool of over 500 charter schools.

AMS Prince will be celebrating this achievement along with their 15 years of service on February 15th, 2017 located at 1557 W Prince Road. The event begins at 8:30 with a networking breakfast, followed by student performances and guest speakers.

Speakers will include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Robert DiBacco, Chief Operating Officer of Arizona Charter Schools Association, and Lisa Keegan, Executive Director of A for Arizona and former Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

With an anticipated attendance of 75 local business, education, and non-profit leaders, the event will also be an excellent opportunity to interact with community-oriented organizations making a difference in Tucson and Arizona.

About Academy of Math and Science
The Academies of Math & Science is a tuition free, STEM focused charter school network founded in 2000, with four campuses in the state of Arizona, two located in Phoenix and two in Tucson. Their curriculum includes foreign languages such as Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish, as well as music and arts including poetry, piano, and guitar. They also offer free tutoring and Saturday school for their students. For more information, please visit http://www.amsschools.org.

Media Contact:
Gabriel Chavez, Project Manager
Academy of Math & Science
3448 N. 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-887-5392 ext. 1018
gchavez@amstucson.org
http://www.amsschools.org

SQL-Lessons.com Launched to Learn SQL Easier & Faster

On SQL-Lessons.com you can learn SQL step by step in an interactive way. Beginners can skip the often difficult and error prone process of setting up a development environment and can instead use the provided online database.

Starnberg, Germany — In our big data age, the ability to query databases efficiently becomes more and more important. On SQL-Lessons.com (http://www.sql-lessons.com) beginners can learn SQL step by step in an interactive environment. The often complicated step for beginners to set up a database is not necessary as all SQL queries will be executed against the provided online database. So beginners can invest their time in actually learning SQL and not on setting up a database on their local machine.

Beginners can learn the basics of SQL like select statements, joins, group by statements step by step. Every lesson comes with an exercise so that SQL beginners can practice SQL straight away.

If a query is syntactically incorrect, users will receive a useful error message what is wrong, going beyond the often cryptic error messages provided by the SQL database engine.

Getting started is easy: Just visit SQL-Lessons.com and go through the course. By the end of the course, you will know already some useful basics of SQL (select statements, join and group by statements) that you can use in your daily work immediately.

Media Contact:
Andras Huebner
SQL-Lessons.com
+49 176 43 44 11 03
andreas.huebnerh@gmail.com
http://www.sql-lessons.com

ThingLink Launches Virtual Reality Lessons App for Education

Interactive media platform ThingLink has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

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Palo Alto, CA, USA — Interactive media platform ThingLink (http://www.thinglink.com) has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of high quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.

“Virtual reality can take students to places they could only dream of visiting, but it is also an open canvas for students to imagine and build new worlds and experiences. We are making it possible for schools to use virtual reality as an engaging learning platform,” says ThingLink’s founder and CEO Ulla Engestrom.

VR Lessons by ThingLink utilizes three key feature additions to ThingLink’s core product, the image editor: audio annotations, background audio for 360° images, and the ability to connect several 360° images or videos into a one immersive story.

“Audio annotations work wonderfully in a mobile VR environment, adding depth to the overall experience of the space. For example, in VR Lessons we added the sound of the wind in the background of an image from the Norwegian tundra, and an owl howling in the image of a cold winter forest in Finland. In annotations we are using both human and computer voiced files, and students can vote which voice they like the best,” says Engestrom.

The first VR lessons have been created by ThingLink’s own content team using the company’s new VR editor. Later, educators from around the world will be able to publish their virtual reality lessons in ThingLink’s VR Lessons app.

About ThingLink
ThingLink, founded in 2010, is an interactive media platform that empowers online publishers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos, videos and virtual reality. With over 3 million content creators, ThingLink has become the most popular cross-platform solution and creative community for interactive images and videos. For more information, visit http://www.thinglink.com.

Media Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
415-259-5638
tomw@woolfmedia.com

Connecting Seniors to the Smartphone Conversation

Michael Schmitt uncovered an educational need for seniors while working for a major telecom company. Combining his current knowledge and teaching expertise, he created Learn4Fun4Ever.

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St. Augustine, FL, USA — Fun, personalized Apple & Android technology lessons for seniors comes to the Jax Beaches.

Local entrepreneur Michael Schmitt uncovered an educational need while working for a major telecom company. Technology was advancing too quickly for some of his clients to keep up with. Frustrated by the way they were losing touch with loved ones, particularly grandparents with their grandchildren, they sought Michael’s help to learn how to use their Apple and Android phones.

Michael began helping his clients with everything from basic operations (how to text, make calls, email, etc.) to customized solutions for interests and/or special needs. Throughout this process, he tapped into his true passion: teaching. Prior to working in technology, he ran a business in Italy dedicated to teaching scientific and business English. Combining his current knowledge and teaching expertise, he took his services to the next level with the creation of his latest business, Learn4Fun4Ever.

“Today’s world relies on communication via the smartphone, email, text message and social media. ‘Smart devices’ connect people to ‘Their World’ in every imaginable way. In contrary, the unfortunate result is that many of our seniors are being marginalized by this technology… We, as a society, have an obligation to ensure they are included,” says Michael Schmitt, Learn4Fun4Ever founder and CEO.

Taking the unique teaching skills Michael gained from his foreign language education business, he created a revolutionary way to break down complex technology into user-friendly instruction for the novice smartphone and tablet user. Learn4Fun4Ever currently offers one-on-one personalized service by the hour or in packages of lessons. Seminars for group communities, senior centers, and by request are also available. Learn4Fun4Ever exclusively serves Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee and St. Augustine, Florida.

To learn more, call 904-699-6111 or email info@learn4fun4ever.com, or visit the website at http://www.learn4fun4ever.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/smartphone.education.

About Learn4Fun4Ever
Learn4Fun4Ever is a smartphone and tablet education service specifically designed to offer a personalized, enjoyable learning experience for new to advanced technology users. To learn more, visit http://www.learn4fun4ever.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Schmitt
Learn4Fun4Ever
904-699-6111
info@learn4fun4ever.com
http://www.learn4fun4ever.com

Mike File Launches Crowdfunding Project to Fund Web & App Development Classes for Young Adults with Disabilities

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Crowdfunding to create a tech training center to teach young adults with disabilities how to create apps & websites at no cost to them.

Dickinson, Texas, USA (March 2, 2015) — As a retired special education high school teacher and current mobile application and website developer, Mike File identified a unique opportunity to connect adults with disabilities to a life-changing opportunity by which they can achieve higher goals and succeed in life.

To this end, Mr. File wants to create a technology incubator to help young adults with disabilities learn to develop mobile applications and websites without the financial worry of paying for the classes they would be taking. His target students are those who were very high functioning in high school, but due to lack of ability to access the curriculum, or their social skills, their school was not able to give them a proper preparation for their post-secondary education, they were not able to get into college to continue their education.

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Drawing on his vast sets of skills in education and mobile app development, he hopes to leverage all of his professional experience to expand the technology training center he launched after retiring from the school system to provide classes for special young people valuable technology skills for a productive and successful career either as freelancers or employees.

Crowdfunding is sought to allow Mr. File to purchase the computers and teaching materials and cover related costs enabling the students to hit the ground running -without a penny from any student’s pocket. After completion of the program each student will given their own laptop loaded with training and development software, as well as Developer Accounts so they can start creating and selling content. These classes are scheduled to begin in May.

This crowdfunding campaign ends in April.The Teaching Adults with Disabilities App Development Page can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/teaching-adults-with-disabilities-app-development–2/x/9376669.

About Mike File
After spending 16 years as a special ed teacher on a high school campus, his first experience with an iPad in 2010 led him on a journey of discovery to professional reinvention as a mobile app developer running his own company. At present he has 20 apps in the App Store for iPhones and iPads, 6 apps in Google Play for Android Devices, and 5 Apps in the Windows Store for Windows 8 devices. Retiring from teaching at the end of school year in 2014, he found himself launching The Tech Lounge, a technology training center, teaching classes on how to use mobile devices. Although he left teaching he didn’t leave his students behind; staying in touch with them he learned of all the difficulties they face with their careers. This discovery inspired him to pursue his latest dream; being able to provide these former students the skills, and equipment to have careers as web application developers.

Kaplan University and Leading Global HR Organization Assess What is Needed To Narrow the Skills Gap Between Job Seekers and Open Positions

Human resources leaders often rank communication skills over tech in business and IT fields, according to Career Tips survey.

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (November 25, 2014) — Professionals who can articulate well and adeptly analyze information to make strategic decisions have the edge in business and information technology workplaces, according to nationwide survey commissioned by Kaplan University School of Business & Information Technology with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

The survey, which highlights career tips for IT and Business Job applicants was distributed to 3,000 SHRM members nationwide in September, amassing over 350 responses from the administrator to C-Suite level. The goal of the survey was to identify the personal and professional traits that can help secure job opportunities for graduates seeking employment and advancement in the business and IT sectors.

“Kaplan University is keenly focused on making sure our graduates have the skills employers are looking for. We’re constantly evaluating and enhancing our business and IT programs to better prepare our students for the demands in the workplace,” said Dr. Thomas C. Boyd, Kaplan University dean and vice president of the School of Business & Information Technology. “The survey results reaffirm the importance of obtaining ‘soft skills’ like communication, critical thinking and team work in addition to core curriculum competencies.”

Key survey findings include the following:

• Aside from education training, communication (94%) and critical thinking skills (73%) ranked as leading skills for business and general job applicants in today’s workplace.

• Breaking it down by sector, communication (90%) and critical thinking (75%) remained as the top two business job applicant skills; technology/social and digital media skills (72%) and critical thinking (67%) addressed the top IT job applicant skills.

• Adaptability to change (31% for IT jobs; 25% for business jobs) was the one strength that HR professional deemed most important for a person to gain a competitive edge in their field or position.

• Employee referrals and national online job boards (58% and 53%, respectively, for business applicants; and equally 46% for IT applicants) were reported to be the leading resources for human resources recruiters. Internal job postings were another top recruitment source for business positions (45%), and industry-specific/niche online job boards were key for IT jobs (39%).

For more information, visit the Kaplan University School of Business & Information Technology.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.hlcommission.org). Kaplan University serves approximately 46,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan’s higher education institutions serves approximately 61,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States and offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Director of Public Relations
Kaplan University
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 954-459-1324
ahawkinson@kaplan.edu
http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business.aspx

PMI Global Accreditation Center Accredits Kaplan University Project Management Programs

Kaplan University today announced that School of Business project management degrees have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Kaplan University LogoDAVENPORT, Iowa (October 9, 2014) — Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced that School of Business project management degrees have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

GAC accreditation status has been conferred upon the following degree programs through August 2017:

• Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management Specialization
• Master of Science in Management (MSM), Project Management Specialization

“Project management has transitioned from a responsibility to a career as more organizations use teams and project-based methods to accomplish business goals,” said Dr. Thomas Boyd, dean and vice president of the School of Business and Information Technology. “We are proud to earn this recognition from the GAC Board, which further validates our commitment to project management educational excellence that will continue to prepare graduates to meet employer demands.”

Established by PMI in 2001, GAC is a specialized body that accredits bachelor’s, postgraduate and doctorate programs in project management. Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC’s rigorous standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

Kaplan University’s project management specialization programs cover the life cycle of project phases and processes as advocated by GAC core learning outcomes and PMI as defined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®. The MBA Project Management specialization examines how to analyze and streamline complex, large-scale endeavors to develop efficient project plans. The MSM Project Management specialization focuses on planning, executing and controlling phases of a project life cycle to increase the bottom line for organizations.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.hlcommission.org). Kaplan University serves approximately 44,500 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan’s higher education institutions serves approximately 61,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States and offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in over 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence their important initiatives deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at http://www.pmi.org.

About the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management
Education Programs (GAC)
Established by the PMI Board of Directors in 2001, the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) is a specialized accrediting body that assures the quality of project management degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Director of Public Relations
Kaplan University
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 954-459-1324
ahawkinson@kaplan.edu
http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents The Story Behind the Story at Hofstra University

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Three Long Island Authors will talk about their influences in writing their books.

Hempstead, NY, USA (September 8, 2014) — Three members of LIAWS (Long Island Authors and Writers Society) will take to the stage at Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater and deliver their story about what led them to write their respective books. It takes place on Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM and is part of the organization’s ongoing workshops on the craft of writing that take place throughout Long Island. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli , and Tom Gahan are the presenters for Long Island Authors and Writers Society’s inaugural Story Behind the Story presentation.

Mary Beth CzubayMary Beth Czubay shares the story of what inspired her to write her book, Easy Out On Third-Raising A Child With Special Needs. She will take the audience on an uplifting and inspirational journey of what it is like to try to live an ordinary life while facing extraordinary circumstances on a daily basis and overcoming obstacles.

Yvonne CapitelliYvonne Capitelli envisioned writing children’s books while growing up on Long Island, NY. She achieved her dream, wrote Daria Rose and the Day She Chose, and became a ten-time award winning children’s author. She was inspired by her daughter to start writing positive character building books that motivate children to make good choices, be determined, and take control of their own happiness. Capitelli is also a children’s motivational speaker.

Tom GahanNotable eastern Long Island resident Tom Gahan is the author of Harmony Bay, a well-received novel that became required reading at several high-schools. His premiere novel earned him a place on an international list of authors — “Writers You Should Get to Know.” He has worked as a journalist and freelance writer. Gahan will talk about the many influences and characters from around Long Island that inspired him to write Harmony Bay.

“Hofstra University’s Department of English (hofstra.edu/English) offers undergraduate concentrations in English and American literature, creative writing, and publishing. It also offers an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature, as well as a Summer Writers Program that just completed its 40th year, says Ginny Greenberg, Public Relations Director at Hofstra. “Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings series (hofstra.edu/gwgr), started in 2004, brings award-winning writers across the genres to campus to engage students in intimate writing workshops and readings.”

Hofstra students and the general public are welcome to come and hear The Story Behind the Story. It is an interesting and entertaining evening that offers the stories of three local authors and what motivated them to write their books. Admission is free. It all takes place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, 1st floor on the south side of the campus. Driving directions can be found at http://www.hofstra.edu/theaterdirections.

For more about Long Island and Writers Society, please visit http://www.LIAWS.org. LIAWS is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization.

What: The Story Behind the Story
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 PM
Where: Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Who: Long Island Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli, Tom Gahan
Why: Learn the stories of three Long Island authors and what motivated them to write their books
Admission: Free

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
631-369-0063
tgahan@optonline.net

Kaplan University School of Business Aligns HR and Financial Planning Specializations with Industry Designations to Help Build Employable Skills

Curriculum alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management and Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards provides practical education that prepares students for careers in growth industries.

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Davenport, Iowa, USA (April 23, 2014) — Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced two professional designations for its School of Business with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP® Board).

“Alignment with the professional standards of these two organizations marks another milestone in our work to synch the educational experience with workplace realities. These achievements provide evidence of our work to meet the needs of employers and further help our students develop employable skills,” said Thomas Boyd, dean of the Kaplan University School of Business.

SHRM-designated Human Resources Specializations
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities in the human resources sector are growing. Their research findings project 20.5 percent employment growth for HR specialists by 2020, leading to 61,600 new jobs and 36,700 replacement jobs. With this in mind, Kaplan University School of Business has partnered with SHRM to align the school’s human resources curriculum in ways that help students better develop the skills that employers value.

SHRM – the world’s largest professional HR association – has acknowledged that the following programs at the Kaplan University School of Business fully align with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates for minimum content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

• Master of Business Administration with a specialization in human resources
• Master of Science in Management with a specialization in human resources
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in human resources

For more information on the human resources specialization programs at Kaplan University School of Business and their alignment with SHRM, visit: http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business/shrm.aspx.

CFP Board-registered Financial Planning Specialization
As many Americans are quickly reaching retirement age, the need for personal financial planning expertise becomes more prevalent. According to Money Magazine and Payscale.com, the financial planning profession is expected to grow 41% by 2016. Certification from the CFP Board can be a key differentiator for firms and individual financial professionals seeking to demonstrate the quality of their services and the value they provide to clients. The Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in financial planning at the Kaplan University School of Business is now offered as a CFP Board-registered program. Through this affiliation, students in the program will have access to curriculum content that helps them prepare for the national CFP® Certification exam administered by the CFP Board.

For more information about the CFP-Board Certified financial planning specialization at Kaplan University School of Business, visit: http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business/cfp-board-registered.aspx.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 43,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

About SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in 140 countries and more than 575 affiliated chapters.

About CFP Board
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and the federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes nearly 69,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Kaplan University School of Business
954-515-3603
ahawkinson@kaplan.edu
http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business.aspx

Kaplan University Launches Environmental Policy Center

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences creates a news feed site with daily updates on environmental policy topics and trends.

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Davenport, Iowa, USA (April 22, 2014) — In honor of Earth Day, Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, launched its Environmental Policy Center news site that captures and curates environmental policy news and trends from across the Internet.

The Environmental Policy Center was created under the guidance of faculty and administrators from the environmental policy degree programs within the Kaplan School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It gives readers a convenient, centralized source for daily updates on key trending topics related to the environment. Editors sift through all the day’s news from multiple sources, placing the top stories on one central site.

“The expansion of the green economy is generating demand for new skills and specialized knowledge in many business and government sectors, as well as a thirst for knowledge on environmental policy trends and developments,” said Sara Sander, Dean and Vice President of the Kaplan University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “Sound sustainability and environmental decisions begin with a balanced understanding of the environment and the ability to stay abreast of the latest findings, regulations and trends. This consciousness inspired us to create Kaplan University’s Environmental Policy Center, to help those who are interested in environmental policy scan through relevant news from multiple sources.”

The editors of the news feed monitor content from a broad spectrum of traditional news sources as well as individual thought leaders from government, education, the private sector, cause-related nonprofit organizations and even private citizens. News is organized into sections including environmental legislation & regulations, trends & ideas and a section that contains content written by or featuring Kaplan faculty and leadership. To learn more, visit the Kaplan Environmental Policy Center.

Other special-focus Centers within Kaplan University include the Center for Excellence in Financial Services, the Center for Public Service and Career Moves.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 43,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Director of Public Relations
Kaplan University
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 954-459-1324
ahawkinson@kaplan.edu
http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu

Chicago Area-Based Company Releases Online Financial Education Program

Financial Education of America, LLC announces release of Futurebuck course to increase financial literacy in young adults.

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Arlington Heights, IL, USA (October 2, 2013) — Financial Education of America, LLC announces the release of Futurebuck, an online education course designed to teach young adults about financial, credit and debt management. Through a series of ten short, interactive video modules, the program covers essential financial topics such as credit cards, student loans and budget and money management. In light of the 2008 financial crisis, increasing problems with social security and impending $1 trillion student loan bubble, financial literacy is critical for any young adult.

For a limited time, the program will be given out free of charge. To access the program without charge, the user must register for the program on the website and use coupon code “100thanks.”

“Financial literacy has always been important, but in today’s challenging financial environment, young adults need to learn life’s financial skills sooner rather than later,” said Bob Reotutar, President of Financial Education of America, LLC, creator of Futurebuck. “Young adults often go to their parents to learn about finances, but parents are often too busy. Also, many schools do not offer courses in this area. Our program is ideal for students because we teach the important lessons of financial, credit and debt management and provide young adults with the necessary financial skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.”

Futurebuck is a unique program created for young adults, by young adults. The course modules are broken down into 4-7 minute video segments so students can stop and continue the course at any time. The program also includes quizzes at the end of each module to reinforce the course’s lessons.

The program was released August 19 and has reached over 30 states and four countries. In addition, Futurebuck was featured in Millionaire.com and was reviewed by Military.com.

About Financial Education of America, LLC
Financial Education of America, LLC seeks to improve financial literacy in young adults. The company created Futurebuck, a comprehensive, web-based education course that teaches in ten modules the essentials of financial, credit and debt management through a series of short, interactive videos. The company is also conducting a nationwide campaign to increase financial literacy in young adults. For more information about Futurebuck or Financial Education of America, please visit http://www.futurebuck.com.

Media Contact:
Bob Reotutar
Financial Education of America
200 N. Arlington Heights Rd. #215
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-312-1101
breo@futurebuck.com
http://www.futurebuck.com

GradSave Partners with Children of Fallen Soldiers to Raise Funds for College

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GradSave.com is helping raise funds for children who have lost a parent serving in the Armed Forces.

Miami, FL, USA (May 24, 2013) — This Memorial Day GradSave is proud to announce a new partnership with the Children of Fallen Soldiers Foundation. The campaign aims to increase awareness and raise educational savings for the children who have lost a parent while serving our armed forces.

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The Children of Fallen Soldiers Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to meet the needs of children who have lost a parent serving in the United States Armed Forces. The objective is to let these children know that our nation’s citizens and families recognize their loss and are committed to help them achieve their highest potential in life. GradSave believes there is no better way to help them achieve these dreams than by providing them with a way to fund their college education.

Three families will be chosen by CoFS and will be featured on GradSave.com/fallenheroes. As we pay our respect this Memorial Day to the men and women who have fought and died for our freedom, please consider supporting the children they left behind by contributing to their college fund. Gifts start as low as $5.00 and in addition GradSave will be donating $1.00 for every GradSave transaction made from May 24th – 31st including gifts made to any of their current 8,000+ GradSavers.

“Children of Fallen Soldiers is always looking for better ways to serve the families who are living with the greatest sacrifice for our freedom. When GradSave.com called, they asked “What can we do to help?” We began to brainstorm and what evolved is this elegant solution empowering our military widows to save, as well as giving the public an opportunity to gift these precious children an education. The folks behind GradSave.com are brilliant experts and I have learned first-hand that the size of their hearts matches the size of their brains. We are honored to have GradSave.com as a corporate sponsor as well as a long term service partner.” – Chaplain Timothy “TIG” Heaslet II, CGSE

“GradSave supports the hard work of our armed forces and we wanted to find a way to show our gratitude,” said Marcos Cordero, CEO of GradSave. “This partnership is a perfect fit to not only help families making college savings easier, but also honor those who have served our country.”

GradSave is the #1 College Savings Registry with over 8,000 families saving for college using the crowd-funding platform. Chief GradSaver Marcos Cordero mission is to make saving for college easy and effective for American families by using “the power of many”. For more information please visit GradSave.com.

Contact:
Eddie Pradel
GradSave
200 SE 1st Street
Suite 601
Miami, FL 33131
786-529-8050
eddie@gradsave.com
http://www.gradsave.com

New Student Apps for Scholarships Offer Solutions for Soaring Education Costs

New StudentAdvisor.com app discussed on Fox News.

WOBURN, MA (March 25, 2013) — Fox News Boston reported this week that low income students may be avoiding top colleges unnecessarily because they don’t know about all the funding options and tools, including new student apps for scholarships like the one available from StudentAdvisor.com.

The news comes days after a report was released from the Center On Budget and Policy Priorities estimating how much each of the 50 states has slashed per-student funding for its university systems since the start of the recession, adjusted for inflation. In Arizona, where the cuts were the deepest, funding has been hacked in half. Nationwide, legislatures have sliced off 28 percent on average. Only two states — Wyoming and oil-rich North Dakota — have increased it, by the think tank’s calculations.

To learn more about the Scholarship Advisor student app, visit http://www.studentadvisor.com and click the link to the Scholarship Advisor page. Check out a brief video from Dean Tsouvalas on YouTube that shows how easy to use the app is, as well as some of the key features noted above: http://youtu.be/zJOBXkH9os0.

About StudentAdvisor

StudentAdvisor.com, a Washington Post Company, is the leading “all things learning” resource for students of all ages. The site empowers users to determine which learning experiences and scholarships are the right fit for their personality, academic background, budget, career path, and future. The regularly curated content addresses key areas of higher education including: choosing a college, online learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and finding or restarting a career. Users also have free access to regularly updated college reviews, college and scholarship match tools, digital magazines filled with relevant content and advice, and more. StudentAdvisor.com publishes the annual Top 100 Social Media Colleges, a scientifically calculated list that highlights the colleges that are best using social media. The company is a proud member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Media Contact:
Maite Velez-Couto
rbb Public Relations
305-448-1923
maite.velez-couto@rbbpr.com