NIU College of Education Earns Top Ranking From US News & World Report

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NIU College of Education Earns Top Ranking From US News & World Report
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DEKALB (WIFR) — Northern Illinois University is the best place in the nation to earn an online master’s degree in education according to U.S. News and World Report, which released its third annual rankings of online programs – the only ones published that compare data of online degree programs rather than the schools that offer them.

The NIU College of Education jumped from last year’s No. 4 ranking to earn a perfect score of 100 and sit atop a list of 170 graduated schools ranked. This year’s measurements incorporate program ratings by peer institutions and assign greater weight to student engagement.

“This top ranking is a result of our continuing efforts to serve our scholars’ technology-driven lifestyles and set a high standard for online education,” said Dean LaVonne I. Neal. “I am proud of the efforts of our faculty and staff to uncompromisingly maintain our tradition of high quality education.”

Online courses are offered in the college’s departments of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF), chaired by Patrick Roberts, and Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA), chaired by Wei-Chen Hung.

ETRA offers a program aimed at students wanting to become technology specialists, and LEPF has a program for students wanting to become school business managers. The programs began in 2009 an…………… continues on WIFR

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Lakeland Community College opens student-run credit union branch: Higher …
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KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland Community College, in an effort to promote financial literacy, including informed use of credit and the benefits of regular saving and investing, has opened a full-service, student-run credit union branch on campus.

Designed and operated in partnership with Cardinal Community Credit Union, the office in the A Building across from the bookstore, is the centerpiece of the new disciplined and integrated, financial-literacy education program at the college, officials said.

Lakeland now joins Lake Catholic High School as one of two educational institutions in Lake County that house a full-service credit union.

Working under the supervision of a Cardinal employee, Lakeland students will staff the campus office.

“The timing could not be better,” said Lakeland President Morris Beverage, in a news release. “Students who are exposed to financial education in college are better prepared for life outside of the classroom. Learning how to manage their finances early on is a critical part of their long-term success.”

As part of the partnership, Cardinal has also agreed to make significant contributi…………… continues on Plain Dealer

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