More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

Bullying affects nearly one in three American schoolchildren in grades six through 10. SOURCE: WMTW Image BELFAST, Maine —Communities around Maine are getting more than $1 million in distance learning grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand opportunities for learning in rural areas. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will help rural parts of Maine access new technology. A $440,000 portion of the grant will be used to help set up a distance learning network with two hubs in Belfast. Pingree says it will connect to 30…

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Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23 NEW DELHI:  The online application process for UPSEE 2018 is expected to begin on January 23, 2018. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Uttar Pradesh conducts Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) for admission to B.Tech. and other professional bachelor degree programs offered by institutes in the state. The exam will be conducted on April 29 for B.Tech. and other professional degrees and on May 5 and 6, 2018 for post-graduate degrees. Earlier the exams had been scheduled for April…

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We’re Not “Super Guardian”, Teen Can Choose To Stay With Father, Says Supreme Court

We’re Not “Super Guardian”, Teen Can Choose To Stay With Father, Says Supreme Court

The 19-year-old’s mother had alleged that her daughter was in illegal custody of her husband. NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Friday said it was not a “super guardian” as it allowed a woman, who is legally an adult, to stay with her father in Kuwait and pursue her career, rejecting the mother’s plea that she was in his illegal custody. “The daughter is entitled to enjoy her freedom as the law permits and the court should not assume the role of a super guardian being moved by any kind of…

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5 Steps to Restart Online College After Failing, Dropping Out

5 Steps to Restart Online College After Failing, Dropping Out

Picking up the pieces and restarting an online bachelor’s program following an unsuccessful first attempt is difficult but admirable. Returning to an online college may also still be the best path to academic recovery as a working adult. Here are five steps to take if you’re ready to return as an online student after previously failing or dropping out of an online undergraduate program. Be sure to also consult an adviser with questions along the way. 1. Assess what went wrong the first time around: Learn from your previous mistakes. Students who fail or drop out…

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When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

For some students, an online degree alone may not be enough to fully meet their career goals. This was the case for LaShelle Morrison, a fifth-year student pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology partially online at the University of Iowa. “I am most interested in teaching and helping others to teach better, whether that be K-12 instructors or even faculty at colleges – so understanding how teaching works the best for various types of people in different populations,” says the 39-year-old. Beyond her degree program, she has earned two graduate certificates, both of which included…

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15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

he phrase “new year, new you” is a mantra that many of us repeat to ourselves once the clock strikes midnight on January 1. Making that a reality, however, is easier said than done. But if your goal is to improve your art and photography abilities, or grow your business in a meaningful way, we can help. We’ve selected a variety of creative online learning from sites like CreativeLive, Craftsy, and Brit + Co. They offer you thousands of ways to build your skills from the comfort of your own home—and on your own…

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India’s engineering graduates have loans to pay but no jobs – so who is clearing their debt?

India’s engineering graduates have loans to pay but no jobs – so who is clearing their debt?

  Four years after receiving his bachelor of technology degree in electronics and communication, B Jeyachandiran was forced to concede defeat. He had graduated in 2011 from the private Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He applied for engineering jobs but with no success. Between 2012 and 2013, he sold insurance in Chennai. The following year, he became a data-entry operator with a construction company in Thanjavur. But this job did not satisfy him and his salary was not enough to repay his education loan….

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Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Registrar General says there is no constitutional mandate for such a procedure The Registrar General (RG) of Madras High Court has contended that there is no constitutional mandate to fill up at least 50% of vacancies in the posts of Assistant and Reader/Examiner in the court through direct recruitment. He has made the submission in a counter affidavit to a public interest litigation petition that opposed the practice of filling up a majority of such vacancies through promotions from among existing staff. The counter affidavit filed by R. Sakthivel stated…

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