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2014-09-19 08:27:53

Investment Round Led by New School Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Runa Capital with Participation From Top Education-Focused Backers Kapor Capital, Imagine K12, Romulus Capital and EdMentor VC SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMint, the leading provider of mobile and online enrollment and school choice systems for K-12 public, charter and private schools, announced that it has raised $2.2 million in Seed financing. This funding was led by New School Ventures Fund,...

2014-09-18 20:22:02

Fraternity to host panel discussion on mentoring the next generation of black youth at the 44th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As controversy swirls around football stars Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, International President Jonathan Mason of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) is challenging each of the fraternity's 650 chapters--about 150,000 members--to organize community conversations across the...

2014-09-18 12:35:20

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States is joining an international student competition for robot design for the first time this year, and on Saturday, Sept. 27, Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan, will host the first-ever national championships to determine who will represent their country at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147035 The Olympiad started in Singapore in...

2014-09-18 12:27:52

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel P. Elwell, an accomplished advancement executive and sales and marketing professional, has been appointed Vice President for University Advancement at New Jersey City University (NJCU). He will also serve as executive director of the New Jersey City University Foundation, Inc. Mr. Elwell will lead NJCU's fundraising, communications and marketing efforts. He joined the University's senior management team on September 3...

2014-09-18 12:25:26

President Mason joins a stellar group of international leaders to serve as Grand Marshall for one of the country's longest running parades and festival. This year's event is celebrating its 45th year in existence. NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan A. Mason Sr., International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) has been selected to serve as the Grand Marshall of Harlem's historic African American Day Parade. The parade and festival, one of the country's...

2014-09-17 23:05:53

Burgeoning reading company’s news-as-nonfiction learning platform attracts more than 20,000 new teachers and students per school day. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Newsela, the education technology company that is using nonfiction to transform K-12 literacy, announced today it has raised $4.1 million in a Series A investment round led by Owl Ventures. The Knight Foundation and a number of individual investors, including Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses, Shawn and Brook Byers,...

2014-09-16 08:25:19

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of The Princeton Review's annual survey that names the top 25 undergraduate schools and top 25 graduate schools offering the best programs for entrepreneurship studies in the nation. From more than 2,000 schools that The Princeton Review surveyed in 2014 for this project, Babson College in Massachusetts earned the #1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs...

2014-09-12 08:27:06

Largest Gift in University History Set to Transform Computer Science Education COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe - the largest gift in the university's history. The majority of the gift, $30 million, will help fund construction of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, a new computer science building designed...

2014-09-11 12:24:43

School system invests in students to help them complete their education and move into creative careers PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools across North America offering programs in design, fashion, media arts and culinary, today announced a new and innovative program to help reduce students' debt, encourage smart borrowing, and improve the affordability of higher education. The Art Grant gives students the opportunity to earn and...

2014-09-11 08:32:14

Renowned science and Harvard investor funds a huge STEM Science Fair in the US Virgin Islands. NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest science fair in the US Virgin Islands received a huge boost from the Southern Trust Company, Inc. which is owned by renowned science and Harvard investor and local resident, Jeffrey Epstein. The fair, called the St. Thomas-St. John STEM Fair, was organized by the Virgin Islands Department of Education and brought together hundreds of...


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