Yadkin student awarded NCACAA scholarship

Yadkin student awarded NCACAA scholarship

Association has announced Elizabeth Earle, Benjamin Rogers, Christy Rucker and Julia Skelton as the 2017 youth scholarship award winners. The scholarship award is being presented to four most deserving students who have exhibited excellence in leadership and community service. North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents established this $1,000 scholarship to four member or life members’ children or grandchildren to aid them with tuition at any university of their choice. Christy Rucker is the daughter of Phil and Jennie Rucker from Yadkin County. Rucker will be studying creative writing at…

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Reforming student loans and tax credits

Reforming student loans and tax credits

Student debt has reached the top of the national agenda, thanks in part to the significant expansion in the stock of outstanding student loans over the past decade. There is now $1.3 trillion in federal student-loan debt outstanding, up from $441 billion just a decade ago. The increase is a function of rising college costs, increases in student enrollments, and the expansion of federal loan programs. Over that period, total enrollments in post-secondary education grew from 17.5 to 20.3 million students. The federal role in higher-education lending has expanded significantly…

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Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students The secular opposition has long argued that the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pursuing a covert Islamist agenda contrary to the republic’s founding values. Photograph: AP 8,796 aheen and Gözde Hatunoğlu in Istanbul Friday 23 June 2017 06.00 BSTLast modified on Friday 23 June 2017 07.04 BST Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country’s secular opposition. Alpaslan Durmuş, who…

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

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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Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Keeping alive a language and culture that were on the verge of dying is critical, and making Cherokee language classes available online has successfully contributed to the effort, said B.J. Foreman, multi-media director for the Cherokee Nation. The online classes are available to the public free of charge, Foreman said; an internet connection and free online registration at www.cherokee.org is all that is needed to access the classes. The classes can be located by clicking “Language Classes” under “Quick Links” on the left side of the website. As part of…

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Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

cuts to school funding MPs from both main parties seek clarity about education funding after pledge not to cut budgets was left out of Queen’s speech Protesters in Bristol last month campaigning against cuts to education. Photograph: Lynchpics/Alamy Live News View more sharing options Shares 176 Jessica Elgot Political reporter Wednesday 21 June 2017 20.13 BSTLast modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 00.50 BST Theresa May has indicated she is prepared to go back to the drawing board over school funding changes that Tory MPs said had been toxic on the doorstep,…

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Rs 1 crore scholarship offer for undergraduate programme in Australia, deadline June 30

Rs 1 crore scholarship offer for undergraduate programme in Australia, deadline June 30

Indian students interested in studying in Australia can apply for Sydney-based public research university Macquarie’s second edition Big History International Student Undergraduate Scholarship, available for all undergraduate courses. To qualify, students have to complete a MOOC course on the evolution of the universe and the world, titled Big History: Connecting Knowledge through MOOC provider Coursera . The scholarships will cover all tuition fees up to $50,000 AUD per year for an undergraduate degree of a duration of three to four years, depending on the programme of study. This represents a…

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More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education), MSc (Mathematics), MCom and MA. They are in majority even…

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TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in

TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in

Home Education TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in TNUSRB Result 2017: The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) is expected to announce the police recruitment examination 2017 results for constable, jail warden, firemen soon on its official website at tnusrb.tn.gov.in, tnusrbonline.org. By: FE Online | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2017 6:01 PM 252…

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5 ways to reinvent your career mid-way

5 ways to reinvent your career mid-way

Spending over a decade in your career, doing the stereotype can be a wake-up call for some. Besides the dark circles under your eyes, late nights and ponderings over unlimited coffee, the mid-career itch can throw up some uneasy questions. Does your inner voice ask you – Should I keep doing this for the rest of my life? If yes, is there a way to do it better? Can my career become more fulfilling, how can I be happier or should I pursue something different? How will I manage a…

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