Hannibal High dual-credit program expands to include juniors; online, summer courses added

Hannibal High dual-credit program expands to include juniors; online, summer courses added

  The first big leap in Hannibal High School’s (HHS) Dual Credit program is poised to offer classes during summer for the first time, preparing more students for the college experience while they receive higher-education credits at a reduced rate. The first big leap in Hannibal High School’s (HHS) Dual Credit program is poised to offer classes during summer for the first time, preparing more students for the college experience while they receive higher-education credits at a reduced rate. Assistant Superintendent Darin Powell said college dual-credit courses have been available…

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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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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

CHEYENNE – Reorganizing of departments at the University of Wyoming does not mean its distance learning programs will be scaled back, officials said Friday. Contrarily, as the university moves forward with its strategic plan since the arrival of President Laurie Nichols, its leaders intend to increase its efforts to bring services to learners in all corners of the Cowboy State, said UW spokesman Chad Baldwin. [Source”cnbc”]

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Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

The government is considering creating a scholarship program for Okinawa Prefecture, Yosuke Tsuruho, minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, said Wednesday. The government aims to increase the continuing education rate of Okinawan students as the proportion of children living in poverty in the prefecture is nearly double the national average. At a meeting of a Okinawa promotion council, Tsuruho said that the central government hopes to launch an exclusive scholarship program for the prefecture that is separate from the student grant program the education ministry started in April for…

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City Hall greeter runs ‘distance learning’ program on Maine islands

City Hall greeter runs ‘distance learning’ program on Maine islands

NEWBURYPORT – In an age of multi-tasking, William Shuttleworth might take the cake. Shuttleworth volunteers as a part-time volunteer host at City Hall, and his professional commitment is as superintendent of schools for the islands of Monhegan and Matinicus, off the coast of Maine. There are four students in the school system of Monhegan, which is 10 miles off the coast of Boothbay. Matinicus, 23 miles off the coast, has just three students in its system. Matinicus can be reached from Rockland. “I fly into Matinicus,” said Shuttleworth, a career educator….

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KET names Distance Learning program manager

KET names Distance Learning program manager

Beth Gaunce has been named Distance Learning program manager at KET. KET’s Distance Learning program, which has provided students with access to engaging, standards-based learning since 1989, offers opportunities for students to take classes in subjects that may not otherwise be available in their schools, including courses in Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin, Physics, Economics and Arts & Humanities. Gaunce is the former director of instructional policy and teacher personnel at Middlebury Interactive Languages, a national leader in online foreign language instruction for K-12 students. Gaunce taught Spanish at Lexington’s Sayre…

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Betsy DeVos signals she may be open to changes to loan forgiveness program for public servants

Betsy DeVos signals she may be open to changes to loan forgiveness program for public servants

The future of an already-embattled loan forgiveness program geared toward public servants could be in jeopardy under President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. DeVos didn’t commit to defending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) in written answers to questions asked by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), published this week. When asked by Murray whether she would protect the program to ensure “thousands of students enrolled in the program can obtain the debt relief they were promised” and “actively oppose any efforts to undermine” the program, DeVos responded…

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