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New Service Targets Colleges And Universities In Offering Resume Assistance To Students

Tim Solinger of Stevens Point, Wis., has launched College Resume Services to offer a resource for higher education institutions that as a result of looming budgetary cutbacks, already implemented cuts or other factors are seeking outside assistance to help their students with resume preparation and related job search needs.

“College Resume Services is able to seamlessly augment the capabilities of career services departments or to assist institutions that have relatively few resources in this area,” Solinger says. “We are able to tailor our services to the needs of any higher education institution including community and two-year colleges, technical colleges, and trade schools.”

College Resume Services offers students personalized assistance through seminars, workshops and one-on-one critiques. It is also able to work with higher education institutions in developing online tools to support students with creating their own resumes.

Solinger adds that College Resume Services is experienced in working with both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making significant career changes or who are moving from long-standing industries to new and emerging fields.

College Resume Services is a division of Great Impressions Resume & Career Services, LLC, which Solinger also owns and operates.

Solinger is a certified professional resume writer and is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches.

More information is available by contacting College Resume Services at (715) 570-2749 or at www.greatimpressionsresume.com/crs

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Launch of Students Cloud Network, Learn, Distribute and Advance

Launch of StudentsCloud.com : Students Cloud is a platform where Students, Parents, Teachers, Schools and Administrators of Campuses, Colleges and Universities can network and collaborate worldwide

Students Cloud strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts. Students Cloud is collaboration and networking tool that helps you discover inside connections to Professionals, Students, Parents , Teachers and Administrators, Service Providers, Customers, Prospects, Partners and Industry experts. Professionals Use Students Cloud platform to build their own students focused education ecosystem. Members use the Students Cloud platform to discover a new way to manage their profile, answers , and groups, eLearning, Distance Education, Training and Events . Use the platform to build a network, share ideas, and improve opportunities, share students reviews, ratings and customer case studies, Perfect Teacher Index

Features:
Students Cloud platform supports a fundamental shift In the way Students, Parents, Teachers, Schools, Campuses, Colleges and Universities communicate and collaborate worldwide. The main features of Students Cloud are as given below.
1. Global Networking of Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators of Schools, Colleges, Universities worldwide
2. Cloud of eLearning, Distance Education, Training and Events. Build your Students-Focused and Community-Powered Education Ecosystem
3. Get Answers From Experts, Parents, Teachers and your Peers. Share Reviews, Ratings and Case studies

About Students Cloud

  • Get the most from Your Networking and Efficient Collaboration
  • Community-Powered Education Ecosystem help Institutions, Companies and their Partners build their Education Ecosystem
  • Perfect Teachers index, Reviews, Ratings and recommendations help Teachers and Administrators to showcase their Service Offerings in a better way
  • CRM Pro, Mail Box and Collaboration Pro features help Teachers and Administrators to build their Network with Students and Parents Community
  • Latest Updates from many News Channels – News
  • Students Cloud Profile Management System enables Individuals, Students, Teachers to maintain their Integrated Profile Information System

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The ICMA Centre Announces Promotion For Dr Adrian Bell

Dr Bell will be promoted to Professor on 1 October this year. Dr Bell, who has been with the ICMA Centre since 1994, has been instrumental in the development of both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in his role as School Director of Teaching and Learning. He also developed the distance-learning option for the ICMA Centre’s suite of Masters in Finance degrees with the Centre’s New Media Solutions Manager – the first distance learning Masters in Finance degrees in the UK delivered using e-lectures.

Professor John Board, Director of the Centre commented: “This is excellent news both for Dr Bell and for the Centre. It is very well deserved and recognizes the significant contribution Dr Bell has made to the development of the Centre.”

Dr Bell’s primary research interest is in the history of finance and he is currently working on a major project funded by the ESRC with Professor Chris Brooks (Chair in Finance) which will investigate the early and innovative use of credit finance by a succession of English medieval monarchs. This three-year project, which ends this year, is detailed on the ICMA website and builds upon the work the same team carried out during 2004/5 for another ESRC project entitled “Modern Finance in the Middle Ages? Advance Contracts for the Supply of Wool”. For outputs, interested parties can visit the UK Data Archive, study number 5325, at www.data-archive.ac.uk.

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Infinite Courses – An Education Portal Which Caters To Every Need Of Students in India

Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd., a company promoted by first entrepreneur, Mr. Rajnish Mehan has launched an education portal by the name of www.infinitecourses.com with a main objective of bridging the gap between an education seeker and education provider. Infinite Courses is an honest endeavor launched to effectively address the concern of the greater than ever student/ education seeker population. Infinite courses aptly acknowledge that there is a plethora of career alternatives and courses out there in the open world; the only hindrance is the verdict of right career conduit and the right institutes to pursue that aim.

In India, there exists a ubiquitous fissure amid education seekers and education providers. Infinite Courses is an effort to bridge this gap. The common quandaries in the mind of an Indian student concerning education are: – What is my aim in life? Which course should I pursue to get on to the right path? What are the job opportunities in that particular segment? Will I land a high paying job? One can find pertinent answers to these queries at Infinite courses.com as their experts will assist you online.

Students from every genre can access this wonderful education portal to find the right kind of educational guidance as it proffers an all inclusive database of courses and institutes from all over the globe. Infinite courses comprehend the fact that Career choice can be tough without apt guidance and the right direction and put forth the latest news and edification guidance for students who are unsure of their next step. Infinite courses acts as a one of its kind ‘well thought out’ resourceful site which has made genuine endeavors in curtailing the colossal hitches experienced by students pertaining to higher education.

Along with being a database of best courses and top universities, colleges & institutes, Infinite courses also provide ingenious information on list of distance education providers, coaching institutes, study abroad info, education consultants and an assortment of edifying resources such as Education Articles, Education Blogs, Community Groups, Education forums, etc. It is essentially a one stop destination for all your education related queries. When it comes to top educational institutions in India, you will find a lot of Government universities, Private colleges, Deemed universities, open universities, distance learning institutes, agricultural colleges, etc.

Infinite Courses proffer apt direction pertaining to the Top universities in India which encompass both government and private institutions. Some of the Top Universities in India are: – All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjab University, Delhi University (DU), Symbiosis International University, Amity University, Aligarh Muslim University, Anna University, Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU),Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore University, Annamalai University, etc.

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Debut Of ePath Knowledge Suite of Online Tools

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH), a leading provider of print and online supplemental educational materials for the K–12 school market, is pleased to announce the launch of their new ePath Knowledge™series of online tools for educators to address specific needs in schools. The initial launch of the ePath Knowledge™ series consists of three distinct offerings: ePath Assess™—the online formative assessment, progress monitoring, and reporting platform, ePath Discovery™—a targeted, state-specific online remediation and reporting system, and Practice Path™—the ongoing skill building and standards and test practice system. The tools share a common design featuring intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces, visually based reporting, and customized, state-specific content.

Debut Of ePath Knowledge Suite of Online Tools

“We are extremely excited about our new ePath Knowledge™ offerings and the potential of these tools to make a significant impact in K–12 schools,” said Brian Beckwith, President and CEO. “The tools in the ePath Knowledge™ series work together to deliver an integrated solution or as standalone offerings to fill in the ‘missing piece’ of any existing solution. This flexibility, combined with our high-quality content, user-friendly design, renowned service and support, and affordable pricing will make ePath Knowledge™ a ‘go to’ solution for schools.”

“We had the opportunity to pilot Practice Path™ for our summer Jump Start program,” said Stephanie Shaffer, Basic Skills Instructor from Franklin Township School District, NJ. “I honestly have to say the program has a lot to offer for both the teachers and students. I found the program offered a wide array of usable information and the students loved it. Because of our summer experience, we are going to use the program this school year.”

The ePath Knowledge™ offerings allow local and state level education agencies to provide powerful, state-specific tools accessible via any computer with an available connection to the Internet. Each ePath Knowledge™ tool addresses distinct educational needs while straightforward, visually based reports promote informed classroom instruction, so educators can readily identify the needs of each student or groups of students. The ePath Knowledge™ tools are available in the following geographic areas: The ePath Assess™ solution is available in all 11 of Peoples Education’s current states (AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, and VA), while ePath Discovery™ is currently available in California and Texas only and Practice Path™ is currently available in California, Texas, and New Jersey with more states to come. For additional information about Peoples Education ePath Knowledge™ tools, go to www.PeoplesEducation.com.

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New Quick and Easy Test Preparation Now Available for Reading, Math, and Science

Peoples Education, a leading provider of supplemental educational material for the K-12 school market, today announced the addition of Reading, Grades 3-8 materials to the successful Measuring Up Express for the TAKS program. This new program, which first launched late last year, now offers a complete line of Reading, Math, and Science materials for Texas elementary and middle school tested grade levels. The Reading, Grades 3-8 program, includes student worktexts, Diagnostic Practice Tests, and Formative Assessments.

“Teachers told us that they are beginning to instructionally move to the new reading TEKS, but these TEKS are not yet tested. They still need materials to help students succeed on the pre-existing TEKS, which will be tested in 2010 and beyond,” commented Brian T. Beckwith, the company’s President and CEO. “Peoples Education has a history of responding to Texas educators’ needs promptly and with high-quality TEKS and TAKS-customized content. This new reading TAKS preparation and review program is no exception.”

The Measuring Up Express worktexts are a companion to the successful Measuring Up to the TEKS program. The new books address the TEKS that will be tested in 2010 with new content and reading passages. In areas where students need extra instructional support, Measuring Up lessons can be selected for in-depth standards coverage. For quick and easy test review 3-6 weeks prior to the TAKS, Measuring Up Express lessons are the perfect tool. The short lessons provide a brief review of the standards and relevant vocabulary, as well as test practice in the format of the current TAKS. The Measuring Up Express books also include a correlation to the new reading TEKS to help teachers and students as they transition to the new standards.

“Peoples Education has worked tirelessly to align the TEKS with the Measuring Up Express Reading worktexts,” remarked Elizabeth Firmin Birdwell, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Duncanville ISD. “I think teachers will enjoy the product and they will find that it is cognitively aligned.”

The Measuring Up Express program includes free Formative Assessments as blackline masters so teachers can monitor student progress at the end of every chapter. Two free Diagnostic Practice Tests for each student allow teachers to diagnose student weaknesses and prescribe review lessons in the Measuring Up Express OR Measuring Up worktexts. This diagnose-prescribe-instruct model in the Measuring Up program has helped over 3 million Texas students improve test scores.

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TuitionFlex Payment Program Implemented at Northwest Technical Institute

Education Loan Source, Inc., (ELS) in partnership with Sterling Education Finance, LLC announced today that Northwest Technical Institution implemented the TuitionFlexSM payment program. TuitionFlex offers two types of payment plans, TuitionEase(tm) which is a short-term 4 to 12 month program and TuitionExtendTM which is a long-term 13 to 120 month extended repayment plan. “In today’s market, schools have to become creative with their financing options and the TuitionFlex program met the needs of our institution,” stated Keith Fossen, President/CEO at Northwest Technical Institute. “At Northwest Technical Institute, we are helping students and families finance a higher education, without a higher price tag.”

Both TuitionFlex payment options offer a 100% online application process, e-signature capabilities, and a school portal for a school administrator to manage certifications and real-time application status managed by ELS. “ELS’s dynamic system allows schools to manage their tuition payment plans completely online while meeting all of the regulatory requirements,” stated Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer at ELS. “We are excited that Northwest Technical Institute is now providing the TuitionFlex program to their student and families.”

Tricia Oberg, Regional Vice President at Sterling Education Finance, and the relationship manager for Northwest Technical Institute stated, “This program is the perfect solution to fill educational funding gaps that can remain when other sources of aid are not available for the student and their families.”

For more information on the TuitionFlex Program go to (www.sterlingeducationfinance.org) or call Tricia Oberg, Regional Vice President, at (651) 707-7291 or Pat Cook, President and Chief Sales Officer, at (828) 335-1092.

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Delaware Credit Union League & Education Loan Source, Inc. Team Up

Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS) a leading provider of education financial solutions is proud to announce its partnership with the Delaware Credit Union League to provide education loan programs to their member credit unions.

“The Delaware Credit Union League is excited to recommend Education Loan Source programs to our member credit unions for student loan services,” says Jane Bailey, Executive Vice President of the Delaware Credit Union League. “Credit Unions are taking a larger role in helping students and their families obtain the financing they need to attend college. The Delaware Credit Union League is looking forward to offering our member credit unions student loan solutions that can be customized while meeting each individual credit union’s goals.”

Education Loan Source® is committed to offering private education loan options and other financing alternatives uniquely designed for its clients. The Custom Loan SourceSM Program allows credit unions to develop their own customized student loan offering without the need for additional staff or resources and is completely supported by ELS and its affiliates. “This program offers credit unions a great way to provide a student loan product to their existing members, while attracting new members at the same time,” said Tracy Sniscak, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “Credit unions are stepping in to help finance education at a time when traditional lenders are backing away due to the current financial markets. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with the Delaware Credit Union League and their member credit unions to help them better understand the student loan industry and provide student loan solutions to their members.”

“We are extremely pleased that Delaware Credit Union League has recognized ELS as a business partner and recommends our services to their credit union members,” stated Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer of Education Loan Source, Inc. “ELS currently serves many clients in multiple states providing education financial solutions and is looking forward to working with the Delaware Credit Union League.”

For more information on the Custom Loan SourceSM Program, go to (www.educationloansource.com) or call Tracy Sniscak at (717) 385-3483.

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Health Profession Loan from Custom Loan Source Now Offered at Rocky Vista University

Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS), in partnership with Sterling Education Finance, LLC (Sterling) has announced its launch of the Health Profession Loan (HPL) through ELS’ Custom Loan Source(sm) Program for Rocky Vista University, located in Parker, Colorado.

Rocky Vista University, with students trained in osteopathic medicine, has disbursed approximately $7MM in loan volume since its August launch with pending disbursements of an additional $7MM. “Our students are facing significant challenges in paying for college since traditional financing options are becoming more difficult to access,” said Kathy Leary, Director of Financial Aid at Rocky Vista University. “The HPL Custom Loan Source Program provides our institution with the opportunity to offer an alternative private loan program which specifically meets some of the unique needs of our students.”

The Custom Loan Source Program is highly flexible and customizable private education loan that can be implemented quickly and easily. “Our Program provides the ability for the school to choose the best private loan product features for its students and their families while meeting the school’s needs and financial objectives,” said Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer of ELS. “At ELS, it is our mission to help schools find additional low-cost funding options for their students and the Rocky Vista University program is another example of that goal.”

ELS manages the entire HPL Program for Rocky Vista University from product development and vendor relationships to loan portfolio administration services. Servicing is performed by AES/PHEAA.

Nancy Chalker, Regional Vice President at Sterling Education Finance, is the relationship manager for Rocky Vista and identified the HPL Program as a product that could meet the school’s short timeline without sacrificing a competitive product for students. “Offering the HPL Custom Loan Source Program creates a win/win situation for Rocky Vista University and their students.”

For more information on the Custom Loan Source Program go to (www.sterlingeducationfinance.org) or call Pat Cook at (828) 335-1092.

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Henley Business School Has Launched A New Customer Management Safari As Part Of Its Executive Education Programme

Aimed at business leaders who wish to re-address the way their organisation responds to – and engages with – their customers, this programme concentrates on deepening an organisation’s understanding of its current and future customers. It also considers the impact of organisational climate on customer satisfaction and retention and the important role of people in the value creation process.

The Customer Management Safari will help successful participants understand and use a range of techniques to discover deep, rare, meaningful insights about customers that can form the basis of competitive advantage. Participants will also learn how to turn these insights into a customer management strategy that will deliver results.

The Customer Management Safari draws on ongoing business research by the Henley Centre for Customer Management giving every programme a unique view of customer relationships within the overall business process and that is linked to business management relevant to current business conditions.

Professor Moira Clark, Programme Director at Henley Business School, said: “Customer management is at a crucial point in its development and its strategic importance has never been greater for effective leadership. Achieving excellence in customer management means an organisation must become truly customer-centric; striving to understand the full range of factors that affect a customer’s experience of the organisation and its products and services, seeking genuine, original insight into the needs and behaviours of those customers.”

The Customer Management Safari is a new addition to the Henley Business School open executive development programmes, and a part of the highly successful range of programmes and services offered by Henley Business School Executive Education, which include both customised and tailored qualification programmes. These management courses and leadership courses are highly practical, designed to create immediate impact and make a real difference back in the work environment.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed on 1st August 2008 from the merger of Henley Management College, itself founded in 1945, and the Business School at the University of Reading. It is one of the longest established Business Schools and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education. It delivers business management training to managers in more than 140 countries worldwide with around 7,000 people studying at any one time.

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The Henley Human Resources Centre Of Excellence At Henley Business School Has Just Completed New Research To Discover What Organisations Want Right Now From Their HR Function

The Henley HR Centre of Excellence focuses on applied research to help HR clients answer questions like: ‘What does a business want from HR?’, ‘What does a good HR person look like?’ and ‘How do you develop great HR capability?’.

The new research showed that the HR function faces both great challenges and opportunities in understanding the business, its challenges and adding value, to provide:

– Operational efficiency in HR activities: quickly slimming down existing processes and policies in line with cutbacks and finding creative ways of delivering lower cost alternatives that are not too different in quality.

– Balance between the short and long term: with CEOs in survival mode, it is imperative that HR manages the tension between saving money now and the need to identify good people, place them in the right jobs, develop them and keep them.

– Focus on what is important: HR must ensure decisions are fact based so that business performance is balanced with maintaining business reputation for both corporate social responsibility and employer branding.

– Real emotional support to the organisation: HR has to step up and implement sound, consistent strategies to help everyone through the lows of the recession, managing not just the process, but also the sentiment, the environment, and some of the messaging that goes round.

The research analysis also shows that only a minority of HR professionals are stepping up to the challenge of the recession by focusing on adding value to the business and dealing with people with integrity and respect.

The Henley Business School Advanced Human Resources Business Partner programme is based on current new studies like this along with other real-world business research into what is required from HR today. The Advanced HR Business Partner programme is intended to provide HR professionals looking to move to more senior roles with the necessary leadership skills to understand and contribute to overall business management; to help them focus on aligning the HR agenda with the strategic business imperatives of their organisations, on deriving competitive advantage for the business through delivery of that agenda and on developing their own strategic leadership skills.

The Advanced HR Business Partner programme is part of Henley Business School’s portfolio of executive development programmes aimed at helping organisations to develop effective leadership and the right calibre of managers to survive and thrive in today’s turbulent economic times. The extensive executive education syllabus includes both customised and tailored qualification programmes which are highly practical, designed to create immediate impact and make a real difference back in the work environment.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed from the merger of Henley Management College and the Business School at the University of Reading.

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Henley Business School Has Announced The Winners Of Its Henley Full-Time MBA And Part Time Henley Executive MBA Annual 100% MBA Scholarships

Henley Business School has announced the winners of its Henley Full-Time MBA and part time Henley Executive MBA annual 100% MBA scholarships, after carefully assessing a large number of applications from talented managers.

Henley Business School Has Announced The Winners Of Its Henley Full-Time MBA And Part Time Henley Executive MBA Annual 100% MBA Scholarships

The MBA scholarships are for two candidates who have been judged to offer the most value to the intake by demonstrating their exceptional academic attainment, management experience and other skills that will add value to these world-ranked business management courses for experienced professionals.

The 2009 Henley Business School/Times Executive MBA Scholarship has been awarded to Patricia Rocha-Salume who works for The Learning Trust in Hackney.

The Henley Executive MBA is a two-year, part-time programme for experienced, practising managers looking to complete their MBA alongside full-time employment and significantly enhance their management training and leadership skills.

Dr Susan Rose, Associate Head of School – Professional Studies, explained: “Patricia joins us with a wealth of life and cultural experience and is passionate about her own learning and development being taken back into the workplace and being applied to improve the business practices in the public sector.

“I have no doubt that she will bring a very distinctive perspective to the Henley Executive MBA programme in which our focus is on developing leaders with real character and integrity and the ability to make the right decisions for themselves as well as the communities with whom they go on and work with in life. Patricia’s story and aspirations are consistent with how a great MBA can create benefits not just for the individual but for those around them too.”

The Henley Full-time MBA Scholarship has been awarded to Bijayananda Panda of Pune, India who will be joining Henley with a very strong management record in data engineering and consultancy, together with international experience of project leadership across many European countries. The Henley MBA, a world-ranked business management course for experienced professionals, is designed especially for managers with considerable experience and plenty of achievements to share.

Dr Giampiero Favato, Programme Director for the Henley Full-Time MBA and Henley Executive MBAs said: “Bijay will provide an outstanding contribution to teamwork on the Henley Full-Time MBA and I am delighted to welcome him to the programme.”

There is only one Henley MBA but it can be achieved through a number of modes – the Distance Learning MBA, the Executive MBA and the Full-Time MBA. The Henley MBA is a leading business management course that is ranked number one in the world based on student quality, faculty quality and potential to network.

Lucy Carter, MBA Brand Manager, said: “In the current economic situation it is fantastic to see so many skilled candidates wanting to develop their management skills and trusting Henley Business School to deliver the learning and environment that best delivers that.”

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National Lending Associates, And Sterling Education Finance Launch TuitionFlex SM Payment Program for California Northstate College of Pharmacy

National Lending Associates, Inc. (NLA) in cooperation with Sterling Education Finance, LLC announced today that California Northstate College of Pharmacy, LLC will expand their financial aid options by offering the TuitionFlex(sm) payment program. TuitionFlex is designed to help students and their families manage tuition expenses not covered by student loans and other financial aid resources. These alternative financing options are designed to help ease the current financial burden by extending tuition payments over a pre-set repayment period. The TuitionFlex Program offers two customizable tuition payment products which include TuitionEase™ (up to 12 months) and TuitionExtend™ (13 to 120 months). Both payment options offer a 100% online application process, e-signature capabilities, and a school portal for a school administrator to manage certifications and application status. “At California Northstate College of Pharmacy, we are always looking for financial aid options which will assist our students and their families in paying for the cost of education,” saidNorman Fong, Vice President of California Northstate College of Pharmacy . “TuitionFlex offered the flexibility and program terms our institution needed. Sterling Education Finance staff has gone above and beyond to provide us with a customized solution for our students.”

National Lending Associates, And Sterling Education Finance Launch TuitionFlex SM Payment Program for California Northstate College of Pharmacy

“NLA’s partnership with Sterling Education Finance has been successful in providing TuitionFlex Program to schools across the nation,” states Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer of NLA . “With institutions like California Northstate College of Pharmacy they are willing to go the extra mile for students and their families during these difficult economic times.”

“TuitionFlex provides California Northstate College of Pharmacy with a valuable alternative to existing products they have available to their students,” states Nancy Chalker, Regional Vice President at Sterling Education Finance . “We are excited to continue to partner with them, to also develop a customized private loan product for their needs and the students they serve, to roll out next year. “

For more information on the TuitionFlex Program go to (www.sterlingeducationfinance.org) or call Pat Cook at (828) 335-1092.

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Peoples Education Debuts Measuring Up for Level A/Grade 1

Peoples Education, a leading provider of supplemental educational material for the K-12 school market, announced today the addition of first grade materials to the successful Measuring Up to the California Content Standards program. This exclusive approach to first grade standards preparation includes two levels in one book to give teachers flexibility to differentiate instruction for a wide range of student needs.. The Level A program includes instructional worktexts, Diagnostic Practice Tests, and Building Stamina booklets for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

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“We took our time to research what would be the best option for first grade teachers and their students,” commented Diane M. Miller, the company’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer. “Having two sets of lessons on the same standards allows teachers to scaffold instruction for their first-grade students and for second-grade students who need specialized instruction to bridge the gap from first grade to second. We believe this program meets the needs of California educators in a more realistic way than traditional materials.”

The worktexts include Early Level lessons to be used at the beginning of first grade and Bridging Level lessons for the second half of first grade and second graders needing intervention. The program helps students transition to second grade and prepare early for the second grade assessment.

Lisa Anderson, a key advisor on the project and K-6 Reading Specialist from National City, said, “I am thrilled Peoples Education is coming out with a Grade One version of Measuring Up. I love how these workbooks present the essential California standards in an easy-to-learn, student-friendly format.”

A variety of assessment tools are available to help teachers diagnose student needs and monitor progress. Two short Diagnostic Practice Tests, one for Early Level and one for Bridging Level, can be used as a pretest and posttest for the program. These diagnostic assessments cover the key grade 1 standards with 30 questions each. Separate Building Stamina booklets are designed as formative assessments to be used at the end of each chapter in the Early and Bridging levels. All the assessment results can be used to prescribe specific Early and Bridging lessons in the Level A Measuring Up worktext for a truly customized approach for every classroom.

About Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. is a publisher and marketer of print and electronic educational materials for the K-12 school market. The Company focuses its efforts in two market areas:

Test Preparation, Assessment, and Instruction

Test Preparation and Assessment: The Company creates and sells state customized, print and electronic, test preparation and assessment materials that help teachers prepare students for success in school and for required state proficiency tests, grades 2-12.

Instruction: The Company produces and sells proprietary state customized print worktexts and print and web-based delivered assessments, for Grades 2-8. These products provide students with in-depth instruction and practice in reading, language arts, and mathematics. In addition, the Company’s backlist remedial and multicultural products are included in this group.

Literacy

The Company distributes K-8 supplemental literacy materials for three publishers, on an exclusive basis in the United States. These materials include an extensive selection of leveled reading materials; high interest engaging resources for striving readers; series that integrate reading, science and social studies; and selections and strategies for English Language Learners.

College Preparation

The Company distributes instructional materials that meet the academic standards high schools require for honors, college preparation, and Advanced Placement courses. The Company is the exclusive high school distributor for two major college publishers, and also creates proprietary supplemental materials for this market.

The Company’s proprietary products are supplemental in nature. They are predominately soft-cover, high gross profit margin titles that can be sold efficiently through the Company’s direct sales force, as well as through catalogs, direct mail, telemarketing, and independent commission sales representatives. Distributed products are both basal and supplemental in nature.

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National Lending Associates, Inc. Launches TuitionFlex SM Payment Program for Lesley University

National Lending Associates, Inc. (NLA) in cooperation with Sterling Education Finance, LLC announced today that Lesley University will expand their financial aid options by offering the TuitionFlex SM payment program. The TuitionFlex Program offers two customizable tuition payment products which include TuitionEase™ (less than 12 months) and TuitionExtend™ (contracts greater than 12 to 120 months). These alternative financing options are designed to help ease the current financial burden on students and their families by extending their tuition payments over a pre-set period. “With limited private loan funding available, the TuitionFlex program is a great financial alternative for our students and their families,” said Scott Jewell, Director of Student Financial Services at Lesley University. “Along with partnering with Sterling Education Finance, the turnkey program has made implementation for our institution very easy.”

TuitionFlex

“NLA has once again partnered with Sterling Education Finance in order to provide Lesley University the TuitionFlex Program,” states Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer of NLA. “This allows both organizations the opportunity to assist the school in providing a financing option for paying for education during difficult economic times.”

“With private loans being increasingly difficult to secure, the TuitionFlex program offers a great alternative means of financing for families,” states Jennifer Wallace, Regional Vice President at Sterling Education Finance. “With institutions like Lesley University willing to go the extra mile for students, a win-win situation is created for all parties.”

For more information on the TuitionFlex Program go to (www.sterlingeducationfinance.org) or call Pat Cook at (828) 335-1092.

About National Lending Associates, Inc.
Based in San Diego, California, with offices in Ohio, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York, National Lending Associates, Inc., is a nationwide specialty service company focused on providing financing solutions, loan and portfolio administration services, and technology options for the education financing marketplace (www.nationallendingassociates.com).

About Sterling Education Finance, LLC
Sterling Education Finance, LLC is an innovative education financing company dedicated to the larger mission of ensuring access to education. Our product suite is designed to offer financing solutions for every private K-12 school, college or university based on the institution’s unique needs as well as the needs of the students and families they serve. We have a select group of origination, funding and servicing partners and all of our products are fully supported by our team of industry veterans.

About Lesley University
Lesley University www.lesley.edu is an 8,000-student, multi-site university for women and men, and is one of the nation’s largest providers of graduate professional education opportunities to K-12 educators. Anchored by a strong liberal arts curriculum, Lesley offers undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts, human services and the environment at its Cambridge and Boston campuses, online, and in 150 locations in 23 states. Lesley’s four schools include the School of Education, the Graduate School of Arts and Social SciencesThe Art Institute of Boston, and Lesley College, an undergraduate residential college. Lesley University prepares individuals for lives and careers that make a difference, and serves the evolving needs of students and a diverse society through innovative programs and pedagogy, high quality instruction, scholarship, advocacy, and outreach.

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PerfectNotes(r) Promises To Enhance Students’ Career Prospects By Increasing The Learning Obtained From Every Class Or Lecture Attended

A breakthrough learning tool offers competitive benefits to students chasing improved qualifications to gain an edge in the ever tightening job market. The tool, PerfectNotes®, promises to enhance career prospects by increasing the learning obtained from every class or lecture attended.

Developed by Utah based PerfectNotes® Corporation, PerfectNotes® software is designed for laptop use in classrooms and lecture halls. The first-to-market application offers a 3-view record of any talk or lecture. It provides benefits both in and after class, as well as later in studying for finals.

PerfectNotes® cross links a real-time sound recording of each class with a visual timeline the student can bookmark at key moments and written notes he or she types as they go. The application ensures students leave every class with a dynamic record of what they have heard, thought and, most importantly, missed.

“With so few openings in the job market, students need the best qualifications they can acquire,” says Rachel Rehm, Vice-President at PerfectNotes® Corp.

”How well they do in exams depends on how much they understand from their classes and lectures. PerfectNotes® gives students their own, re-liveable multimedia record of every word spoken in every class… along with every point, idea and question they noted at the time.”

The application, available as a downloadable free demo from www.perfectnotes.com, prices licenses at $29.95 to ensure availability to the widest possible range of students.

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The Essayist on the Controversy Surrounding the Model Academic Custom Writing Industry

A great deal of controversy surrounds the model academic custom-writing industry. Are the companies which provide academic custom writing services legitimate or not and do they support plagiarism? There is no single, clear-cut answer to these questions as the custom writing industry, as the case with any other, has the good and the bad, the honest and the dishonest. The question is how can potential customers separate the wheat from the chaff, distinguish between the good and the bad? This is an important concern among new customers, not to mention those who have previously had a less than `positive experience.’

There is no one answer to the question of whether custom writing companies are legitimate or not. The popular hype surrounding the illegitimacy of the majority aside, there are numerous model custom writing companies which enjoy extremely solid and well-earned reputations for providing customers with non-plagiarised, quality work which more than lives up to their stated guarantees. We, at Oxbridge Researchers Ltd., know that our network of model custom written academic essays, dissertations, thesis and research papers, is legitimate.

Whether you place your order through thessayist.com, ukessayist.com, dissertationist.com or any one of our websites, you can count on the following: 1) you will be assigned an academically-qualified and experienced researcher-writer; 2) while we employ both EFL and ESL writers, customers can always request that their work be handled by an EFL writer – we give you this option despite our complete faith in and absolute knowledge of our ESL writers’ linguistic expertise, linguistic proficiency and fluency; 3) your confidentiality is always guaranteed and your writer, despite the option of direct communication and messaging between the both of you, is never privy to your name or contact details; 4) the work you receive is always fully compliant with your instructions; 5) we never leave you hanging but immediately inform you whether or not your work can be completed within the deadline you specified; 6) you may rest assured that before you receive your work, it has been thoroughly vetted by our Quality Assurance Department for both quality and plagiarism; 7) we will never ignore your messages and customers can always get in touch, not only with the Operations Manager of the website through which they placed their order but with any of Oxbridge Researchers’ partners and top management people; and 8 ) we are a legitimate, UK-registered organization, with a presence in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt – so wherever you are, you have the option of physically meeting with one of our managers or partners.

Naturally, Oxbridge Researchers Ltd is completely biased in favour of the academic custom writing services it offers through thessayist.com, ukessayist.com, hdessays.com, dissertationist.com, phdessayist.com, aussiessayist.com, usessayist.com and phdessayist.com. We are a legitimate company which offers flawless academic model custom writing services. Our very natural partiality towards ourselves and our services, however, does not blind us to the presence of several other excellent companies in this industry. Academic Answers, for example, is a UK-based company which, through ukessays.com, oxbridgewriters.com and several other websites, offers customers a truly remarkable service. Both the service they extend and the work they provide customers is distinguished by their excellent, plagiarism-free and professional nature. As a matter of fact, despite Oxbridge Researchers’’ partiality towards its own services, it cannot deny that Academic Answers is one of the industry’s most important leaders.

Some readers may assume that Oxbridge Researchers identified Academic Answers as a fully legitimate and excellent company because we share a nationality – British. This is not at all true as despite the popular hype regarding the inherently dishonest nature of non-Western academic custom writing companies, there are some truly excellent ones, with Brownie Freelance Ltd standing out as a case in point. One of the most successful companies in the academic custom writing industry, Brownie Freelance is a UK registered company with a physical presence in London. The Director, a Ukrainian gentleman, adheres to a strategy of honesty. Hence, through customwritings.com, one of the several websites owned by Brownie Freelance, they openly admit that they originate from the Ukraine and operate their call centre there. They further acknowledge that they hire ESL writers, as well EFL ones. That they make these declarations is a clear indication of their respect for customers and potential customers, whereby they provide them with honest information as opposed to false advertising claims. That they make these admissions quite clearly shows that they are fully confident that they will provide customers with an excellent service and even better paper, irrespective of whether they are British or Ukrainian or whether your writer is ESL or EFL. They neither need to lie about who they hire and who they are as they know that they will provide you with nothing short of excellence.

That Oxbridge Researchers should devote so much space to acknowledging competitors, rather than promote its own model custom writing network, thessayist.com, hdessays.com, dissertationist.com, aussiessayist.com, ukessayist.com, usessayist.com and phdessayist.com, is nothing other than an expression of the ethics to which we are determine to adhere to. We will not slam our competitors, as others do, nor will we dismiss them as scammers. Our competitors are just that – competitors and not enemies. Besides, were we to label all in the industry as scammers, what would that say about us? What message would it give customers and potential clients? It would say that we, at Oxbridge Researchers, cannot establish a reputation or a place for ourselves in the industry via the services we offer through thessayist.com, hdessays.com, dissertationist.com, aussiessayist.com, ukessayist.com, usessayist.com and phdessayist.com and, therefore, have to badmouth our competitors in order to scare customers away from them. As for the message we will be communicating, it is one which quite effectively warns customers to stay away from this industry as it is full of scammers and that companies within disrespect the principle of clean and fair competition. This is not true.

Yes, the model academic custom writing industry is a controversial one with much of the controversy surrounding it resulting from the tendency to slam competitors, thereby labelling the entire industry as dishonest. This is not at all true as while there is a large number of completely unethical and absolutely unqualified companies in the industry, there is a number of highly honest, completely qualified and excellent companies as well. Hence, while Oxbridge Researchers would prefer that you place your model custom written dissertation, thesis, essay, research paper or term paper order through thessayist.com or one of our other websites, it assures you that should you choose to opt for another company, you will find some good ones out there. Importantly, do not forget to separate the wheat from the chaff while making your company selection. Our article on how to do so may be accessed via http://www.prlog.org/10275471-selecting-an-academic-custom-writing-service.html.

As for whether or not the use of a model academic custom writing services constitutes plagiarism that is the topic for another article, to be published soon. Meanwhile, please visit us through http://www.oxbridge-researchers.org or http://www.thessayist.com to familiarise yourself with our services and who we are.

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National Lending Associates, Inc. Launches TuitionFlexSM Payment Program for Technology Learning Center, Inc.

National Lending Associates, Inc. (NLA) in cooperation with Sterling Education Finance announced today Technology Learning Center will expand its financing options by offering the TuitionFlex payment program. TuitionFlex is a customizable tuition payment program which allows students and their families to extend their tuition payments over a pre-set period, easing the economic impact of tuition payments. “These are very difficult times for many of our students,” said Tony Chamoun, President of Technology Learning Center. “Every day, we speak to families who are not in the same financial position they were last year, yet they remain dedicated to achieving their goals of a higher education. We wanted to find an effective solution to ease the strain of tuition costs for our families—and partnering with Sterling Education Finance helped us do that”.

“NLA is excited about our partnership with Sterling Education Finance.  Pat Cook, its CEO, and her team bring extensive industry experience which our senior management team has worked with in the past,” states Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer of NLA.   “Putting the TuitionFlex Program in place with the  Technology Learning Center provides both Sterling Education Finance and ourselves a greater opportunity to assist the school in providing a financing option for the education of their students and families during these difficult economic times.”

TuitionFlex is a turn-key program which enables the school to create an extended payment plan for students and parents—with terms as short as 4 months or as long as 120 months. TuitionFlex is designed to be compliant with Truth in Lending disclosure requirements in all 50 states. Once students enroll, NLA works with them to ensure that payments are made at a minimum, deferred or graduated payment schedule, assisting them and their families every step of the way. “The TuitionFlex program was designed to help schools create opportunities for families to continue to afford college,” explained Jennifer Wallace, Regional Vice President at Sterling Education Finance. “With institutions like Technology Learning Center willing to go the extra mile for students, we have put a program in place that offers a low cost option to pay tuition bills not covered by financial aid. It’s truly a win-win situation”.

For more information on the TuitionFlex Program go to www.sterlingeducationfinance.org or call Pat Cook at (828) 335-1092.

About National Lending Associates, Inc.

Based in San Diego, California, National Lending Associates, Inc., is a nationwide specialty service company focused on providing financing solutions, loan administration services and technology options for the consumer and commercial markets (www.nationallendingassociates.com ).

About Sterling Education Finance, LLC

Sterling Education Finance, LLC is an innovative education financing company dedicated to the larger mission of ensuring access to education. Our product suite is designed to offer financing solutions for every private K-12 school, college or university based on the institution’s unique needs as well as the needs of the students and families they serve. We have a select group of origination, funding and servicing partners and all of our products are fully supported by our team of industry veterans.

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College and University Application Management Service

While these are the summer months for students and a time for relaxation and enjoyment, countless are worrying over one of the most important decisions they will ever make in their lives – a decision which is likely to have a profound effect on their futures and career-paths. Which college or university should they apply to? While British, American, Canadian and Australian students have probably made that decision already and, with the help of their school’s academic advisor, sent off their application forms months ago, overseas students have not. Indeed, countless Chinese, Asian and Middle Eastern students, intent on pursuing their university studies in the United States or Great Britain are rather confused about where to go and how to go about it. This is where Oxbridge Researchers Ltd steps in.

While a British company, Oxbridge Researchers is culturally and geographically positioned to help overseas students gain admission into universities and colleges in the United States, Great Britain and Australia. The reason? Oxbridge Researchers’ managers and owners are geographically dispersed across four continents, making them accessible to nearly all and, have a solid and experienced network of professional academicians in place – a network which has the experience and expertise necessary to advise students on the universities most suited for them and to handle their entire university/college application process.

Oxbridge Researchers’ University/College Application Management Services requires minimal work and effort on the part of the student, leaving the work and the `headache’ to our academic specialists. As a student, all you need to do is contact us through http://www.oxbridge-researchers.org and we will immediately contact you back. A personal academic advisor and university/college application manager will be assigned to you. The selection of your personal advisor is determined by your personal preferences, your requirements and, importantly, your nationality or country of origin. For example, if you are a Chinese student, your personal advisor will have first-hand knowledge of your national system of education as well as of that of the country you are seeking to further your studies in. Similarly, if you are an Arab or Saudi Arabian student aspiring to apply to a university in the United States, you will be assigned an advisor who is knowledgeable about the Thanawiya Amma or the various educational systems in place across the Middle East and, of course, is (or was) a career academician in the United States.

After contact has been established with your personal advisor, you will be asked a series of questions pertaining to your preferred place of study (country and universities), your chosen major (if you have already made that decision), your tuition budget and your grades. Your advisor will then compile a list of the most suitable universities for you and explain what you might expect f r o m each – advantages and disadvantages. After you have made your selection (with the help of your personal advisor), Oxbridge Researchers Ltd will complete your application forms, mail them off to your selected universities and keep you appraised of the entire situation.

Apart f r o m the fact that Oxbridge Researchers offers invaluable guidance in helping you make your university/college decision, it maximises your chances of acceptance into your preferred college/university through the preparation and submission of a perfectly completed and written application form. As many of you already know, while your grades are the primary determinant of acceptance or rejection into your preferred university or college, your Admission Letter, Personal Statement and accurate and flawless completion of your academic application forms, exert a significant influence on the decision made by the Admissions Officer. If your form is not accurately completed, your application will not be considered; if your Personal Statement or Admission Letter are not perfectly written, engaging and expressive of your potential, your chances of acceptance are significantly reduced. Through the perfect and flawless completion of your application forms, Oxbridge Researchers maximises your chances of gaining admission into the university of your choice.

So, if you want to become all that you can be, allow Oxbridge Researchers to help you. If you are unsure which university is best for you, we will guide you; if you have already chosen your university, we will maximise your chances of acceptance. Taking out our University/College Application Management Service is an investment in your future and a golden opportunity for you to maximise your potential for success. Think of it this way: in Oxbridge Researchers you have a partner not a service; you have a friend intent on helping you succeed and not an impersonal service provider interested only in your service.

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National Lending Associates, Inc. Launches Its Tuition Payment Program – TuitionFlex

National Lending Associates, Inc. (“NLA”) is formally announcing today the launch of its TuitionFlex SM tuition payment program. The TuitionFlex Program is a highly flexible and customizable tuition payment program for schools and colleges which currently do or do not offer this low cost financing option to their students and families. TuitionFlex is designed to be compliant with all federal and state Truth-in-Lending disclosure requirements. This turn-key program features a branded on-line application process, electronic signature, customizable reporting, automated payment processing and flexible servicing repayment terms.

“NLA is excited to launch this additional financing option for schools and colleges while leveraging the experience and expertise of our management team.  Our TuitionFlex Program was created as an alternative higher education financing option, which enables institutions throughout the country to provide effective financing solutions for their students during a time of economic uncertainly and limited private financing choices ” states Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer of NLA.

The TuitionFlex Program offers payment products aimed at providing tuition financing solutions for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. With its TuitionEase™ (less than 12 months), TuitionExtend™ (contracts greater than 12 up to 120 months), and soon to be launched TuitionExtend Plus ™ (contract purchase option) products, the TuitionFlex Program provides alternatives to meet the current demands of all educational institutions.

For more information on the TuitionFlex Program go to www.tuitionflex.com or contact Tim Kulesha at tim.kulesha@NLALoans.com (602) 579-6555.

About National Lending Associates, Inc.
Based in San Diego, California, with offices in Ohio, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York, National Lending Associates, Inc., is a nationwide specialty service company focused on providing financing solutions, loan and portfolio administration services, and technology options for the education financing marketplace (www.nationallendingassociates.com ).

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