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.

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