LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (PRWEB) March 07, 2014
Edison Ventures announces a $ 6 million investment in New York City-based Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS). Edison led the financing alongside existing investors. The proceeds will be used to accelerate sales & marketing, expand the management team, increase product development and build out the companys digital content offering.
KDS is a leading provider of professional development solutions for teachers in the K-12 market. The company’s on-line platform, coupled with best-in-class content, coaching and services, dramatically improves teacher know-how, effectiveness in the classroom and student results. Clients include some of the largest school districts in the United States such as Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA, Indianapolis IN, Austin TX and State of New Mexico.
Sever Totia, Edison Principal led the investment and noted, We are excited to partner with a management team that has tremendous expertise in the K-12 education industry, to build the market leader in professional development for teachers. KDS proven solutions address a rapidly growing need in the K-12 market. The company has already established a clear leadership position in the space. David Nevas, Principal who led Edison diligence added, KDSs platform is achieving impressive market acceptance and growth. Customers praised the quality, breadth, ease of use, and results. Sever Totia will join KDS Board of Directors, along with Brian Madocks, Edison Director Network member.
The financing comes at an inflection point in KDS trajectory and we are excited to enter this partnership. Edisons knowledge from investing in the education market, coupled with operating experience, particularly in sales, marketing and channel development, are critical to accelerate our growth, stated Alvin Crawford, CEO of KDS. With the challenges and initiatives faced by the K-12 market, effective professional development for teachers is a critical success factor and KDS platform addresses an essential client needs that remains underserved.
Edison Ventures is actively investing from its seventh fund. KDS marks Edisons 21st investment in New York and is part of Edisons Enterprise 2.0 portfolio. The Enterprise 2.0 industry segment includes investments in cloud, SaaS applications, infrastructure software, mobile and education technologies.
Edison has invested in 13 Education Technology companies. Successful exits include Assessment Systems, MathSoft, Nobel Learning, Presidium, Skills Bank and TetraData. Current portfolio companies include Clearpoint, eChalk, Ontuitive and Regent. Other Enterprise 2.0 portfolio companies include: Uptivity, Tangoe, NSI, Motionsoft, Archive, PlumChoice, Fishbowl and SalsaLabs. Successful exits include: M5, Axent, Visual Networks, Vocus, Best Software, VirtualEdge, and POMS.
About Edison Ventures
Established in 1986 Edison partners with entrepreneurs, service providers and other financing sources to build successful companies. Edison provides capital and strategic value-add to later stage ($ 5 to 20 million revenue), information technology businesses. Initial investments range from $ 5 to 10 million. Edison typically serves as sole or lead investor. In addition to providing expansion capital, Edison funds management buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts and secondary stock purchases.
Edisons investment professionals are based in Lawrenceville, NJ, New York, NY, McLean, VA, Needham, MA, and Cleveland, OH. Industry specialties include Financial Technology, Healthcare IT, Interactive Marketing and eCommerce and Enterprise 2.0. Edisons successes include Best Software, Cambridgesoft, Dendrite, Gain Capital, Liberty Tax, M5, Magnetic, Marcam, Mathsoft, MediaBrix, Neat, NetProspex, Octagon, PlumChoice, Tangoe, Virtual Edge, Visual Networks, Vocus and many other information technology leaders, which have a combined market value exceeding $ 5 billion. Edison Ventures currently manages over $ 700 million and actively making new investments. For more information on Edison Ventures, please visit Edison Ventures and follow us on Twitter @edisonventure.
About Knowledge Delivery System (KDS)
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) is a leading provider of online strategic professional development, state certification, master’s degree programs, and career advancement for teachers and administrators at every stage of their career. Hundreds of thousands of educators have taken online courses powered by KDS, classes that are research-based, practical, topical and aligned with requirements in all fifty states. KDS provides online access, 24/7 at your convenience, to courses taught by the nation’s leading experts. Our courses are built by leaders in education whose insight and methodologies have had significant impact on teacher effectiveness and student performance. For more information visit http://www.kdsi.org.
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Lansing, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
The American School is pleased to announce the release of a new online Music Appreciation course. This course provides students with an aesthetic and historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the Twenty-First Century. Students will acquire basic knowledge and listening skills, making future music experiences more informed and satisfying.
The American School has been a leader in distance education since 1897 and has helped more than three million students across the country and around the world earn their accredited high school diplomas. Students wishing to earn the American Schools diploma choose either General High School Program or College Preparatory Program, both of which contain 18 units of credit. A full, four-year diploma program costs $ 2100 and includes paper-based and/or online courses, all study materials, and access to the password-protected Online Student Center, where students and parents can view grades, access help sheets and homework web sites, and contact American School instructors and staff members.
The American School also offers individual courses to students with an existing homeschool curriculum and to students who attend brick and mortar high schools. The latter group takes individual courses through the Independent Study Program, which thousands of schools use each year to help their students graduate on time. Individual courses typically cost between $ 150 and $ 300, and students who take individual courses receive the same Online Student Center benefits as those students who are working toward their American School diploma.
The American School is accredited by Ai (Accreditation International) and NCPSA (the National Council for Private School Accreditation) and is recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school.
For more information, call 866-260-7221 or visit http://www.americanschool.org.
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Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) will kick off its Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series, featuring social science scholars sharing new research findings and leading interactive discussions, on March 20th, with programs held most Thursdays through May 1st, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Centers’ Cheever House location. (The April 10th program will be held in the Wellesley College Campus Center.) Many of the programs will be recorded and the audio and MP3 files will be posted online within 24 hours.
“The Lunchtime Seminar Series give visitors to our center and website the opportunity to hear, first-hand, from scholars who are leading a wide variety of research, theory-development, and action programs that put the concerns of women and girls, families and communities, at the center for their focus,” notes Donna Tambascio, WCW Deputy Director for Communications and External Relations. “The seminars are often the first times when works-in-progress, early findings, and new concepts are being discussed with the public.”
The Spring 2014 line-up features:
March 20–Disloyal Daughters: A Girls’ Studies Look at Three Progressive Era Social Reformers with Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafont, Ed.D.;
March 27–Moving Beyond Prisons: An Action Platform to Address Women’s Needs in Massachusetts with Erika Kates, Ph.D.;
April 3–Relational Neuroscience in Action: Reconnecting Dopamine to Healthy Human Relationships with Amy Banks, M.D.;
April 10–Men’s Changing Family Roles with Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., Nancy L. Marshall, Ed.D., and Amanda Richer, M.A.;
April 24–Preventing Depression in At-Risk Adolescents: The CATCH-IT Intervention Program with Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D.; and
May 1–It’s Not about Checking a Box: Confronting the Claims of Post-racialism with Maureen Walker, Ph.D.
The schedule is subject to change; please confirm programming by visiting the Centers’ online calendar or by calling 781.283.2500. Listen to past programs online (or download MP3 files).
The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training programs on issues that put womens lives and womens concerns at the center of the inquiry. Since 1974, work at WCW has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy. Work at the Centers addresses three major areas: the social and economic status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals.
Montreal, QC (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Herzing College Montreal is pleased to announce the expansion of course offerings to include: Damage Insurance, Early Childhood Care, International Commerce Import and Export, and Real-Estate and Mortgage Broker programs. Herzing College has been a leader in specialized career training in Montreal for over four decades and offers programs in healthcare, business, technology, design and education.
We are excited to expand our program offerings and welcome new students to the campus, said Herzing College Montreal Campus President, Dr. Michael McAllister.
The Herzing College Damage Insurance program provides comprehensive training in a growing field and is the first step toward completing the licensing exams with the Autorit
Edwardsville (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
People around the world have the opportunity to contribute to a vegetable rooftop garden project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. An SIUE collaborative research team is seeking financial support for the project by garnering donations via online crowdfunding.
The project team has posted the Veggie Rooftop Garden project on superiorideas.org to initially raise $ 8,100 from the community to support the students working on the project.
Led by Susan Morgan, professor of civil engineering and associate dean of the SIUE Graduate School, and Bill Retzlaff, professor of biological sciences and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the project will establish a vegetable garden on the patio rooftop of the Morris University Center.
“The concept builds upon the notion of using green roof technology for a sustainable approach to stormwater management and energy consumption, while studying the effects of using a waste product in a growth medium,” Morgan said. “But above that, the garden will provide learning and job experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students.”
Students will learn about green roof technology and vegetable production. All produce will be used by SIUE Dining Services or donated to initiatives such as The Campus Kitchen at SIUE, which keeps food from going to waste while feeding those in need. SIUE recently received a $ 5,000 grant sponsored by The Campus Kitchens Project Inc. to open a local Campus Kitchen.
The collaborative effort is part of the SIUEs Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network (G.R.E.E.N.). In this project, G.R.E.E.N. is partnering with Filtrexx, St. Louis Composting and Illinois American Water to install the vegetable rooftop garden.
Funds will go to support the work of an undergraduate student and a graduate student on the project. It is hoped that by raising many small donations from a large network of donors, the project can reach its funding goal quickly. Those interested in providing donations to the project may easily submit their donations, however small, to Superior Ideas, a crowdfunding site owned by Michigan Technological University.
By preparing the next generation of leaders in a knowledge-based economy, SIUEs Graduate School fulfills the regions demand for highly trained professionals. Graduate school offerings include arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, nursing and interdisciplinary opportunities. SIUE professors provide students with a unique integration of theoretical education and hands-on research experiences. Students can obtain graduate certificates or pursue masters degrees, and be part of a supportive learning and rich intellectual environment that is tailored to the needs of adult learners. The Graduate School raises the visibility of research at SIUE, which ranks highest among its Illinois Board of Higher Education peers in total research and development expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. Doctoral programs are available in the Schools of Education (EdD) and Nursing (DNP). The School of Engineering features a cooperative doctoral program (PhD).
Central to SIUEs exceptional and comprehensive education, the College of Arts and Sciences has 19 departments and 85 areas of study. More than 300 full-time faculty/instructors deliver classes to more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty help students explore diverse ideas and experiences, while learning to think and live as fulfilled, productive members of the global community. Study abroad, service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities better prepare SIUE students not only to succeed in our region’s workplaces, but also to become valuable leaders who make important contributions to our communities.
London, UK (PRWEB) February 22, 2014
NoBullying talks to Teresa Bliss on school bullying in todays world. This is one of NoBullyings Expert Interviews Series released today.
Mrs Teresa Bliss is an Independent Educational Psychologist with expertise in Autistic Spectrum disorders, management and intervention, Educational Tribunals and educational support, Literacy or numeracy assessment and support, Emotional or behavioral difficulties and talking therapies and Learning Difficulties and behavioral advice or coaching. She talks to NoBullying.com about Bullying, School Bullying and the Anti Bullying Movement in the United Kingdom.
Teresa Bliss explains in the interview what goes on in the mind of a bully and also goes on to talk about how bullies should be dealt with at school and at home. She warns about the long term effects of school bullying on a childs psyche.
She Says As a society, we are generally expecting better standards of behavior between ourselves and I see the whole issue of bullying amongst children as a part of this movement to generally improve behavior within society.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, We sat down with Mrs Teresa Bliss as we are concerned about online bullies that are sadly targeting children all over the world. He added We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online bullies and to go to school happy without fearing bullies.
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.
The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.
(PRWEB) February 21, 2014
Students and staff from Florida Career College (FCC)-Margate, the construction crew from Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (SPBC), future homeowners and volunteers joined together recently to assist with building five homes for local families in need.
From installing window panels and painting exteriors and interiors to laying down floors and building homes using pre-built frames, volunteers had the opportunity to work hands-on with the construction crew while learning about poverty housing issues and the options that Habitat for Humanity offers to families and communities, as well as the solutions.
Our team was very enthusiastic about supporting Habitat for Humanity in their mission to provide safe and affordable housing for families in need, said Kimberly Stone, FCC-Margate executive director.
Since establishment in 1991, Habitat for Humanity of SPBC has empowered more than 113 families in the community to achieve their dreams of eventually owning safe, decent and affordable new homes and more than 100 families have benefited from their home repair programs.
Working with the very dedicated group of students and staff from Florida Career College was such a pleasure, said Julia Rowe, Habitat for Humanity of SPBC volunteer engagement director. Our projects are a great way to bring people together in a way that is celebratory and fun, as we not only build homes but communities and hope as well.
Habitat for Humanity of SPBC is a nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families in the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Fla. The team builds homes in partnership with families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with them to purchase a home of their own or repair their existing home.
For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities with FCC and Habitat for Humanity of SPBC, please call 561-819-6070. Visit http://www.Anthem.edu/Margate and http://www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org.
About Anthem Education Group/Florida Career College
Founded in 1965, the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of schools and colleges provides career-focused training and education programs for the allied healthcare, nursing, veterinary, technology, criminal justice, technical trades, business, paralegal, cosmetology and massage therapy industries. Comprised of 36 institutions in 14 states, as well as an online college, AEG campuses are located in major metropolitan areas. The AEG family of schools and colleges includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Florida Career College, FCC-Anthem College, Morrison University, Anthem College-Bryman School and The Bryman School of Arizona. Specific campuses offer diplomas, as well as degree programs in Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science or Master of Business Administration (MBA). Campus accreditations include Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). AEG is headquartered at 1000 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, call 888-852-7272 or visit http://www.Anthem.edu.
About Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (SPBC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families in the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. We build homes in partnership with families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with us to purchase a home of their own. Since our establishment in 1991, we have empowered hundreds of families in our community to achieve their dream, of owning safe, decent, and affordable home or rehabilitate their existing home.
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Will a diploma improve my livelihoodoremployment opportunities?
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Could I manage registering in a university?
Obviously, one of the biggest advantages of online faculties is their affordability, which is the main selling point nowadays. But also with tuition costs which are only a fraction of what you had generally spend in a conventional school, this is nevertheless a considerable amount of cash for many people. And you need to believe if this investing will really spend off in the near future or you’ll stay lacking several thousand dollars without any thought how to implement the newly acquired information. But if you may readily afford that – only do it!
Eugene, OR (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
CBT Nuggets announces the availability of a new video training course, Cisco CCNA 640-875 SPNGN1.
This 34-video course is aimed at anyone seeking Cisco CCNA Service Provider certification. Trainer and Cisco expert Jeremy Cioara covers a broad variety of networking topics including service provider network architecture, routing, and device management.
This course also prepares students for the SPNGN1 640-875 exam, which must be passed to earn CCNA Service Provider certification.
“Cisco CCNA 640-875 SPNGN1″ is available as part of an IT subscription from CBT Nuggets. Subscriptions are available in monthly or yearly options and include access to hundreds of training videos in a variety of IT topics. CBT Nuggets also offers a 7-day free trial.
About CBT Nuggets: CBT Nuggets is a computer-based technology company specializing in cutting-edge online IT training available 24/7, from any device.