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Noted College Admissions Advisor Encourages Families to Enroll Their Children in the Florida Prepaid College Plan


Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 18, 2012

The 2012-2013 annual enrollment period for the Florida Prepaid College Plan has begun. This college plan allows parents to prepay higher education costs at a set price for newborn children and older. Mandee Heller Adler, a noted independent Miami college advisor and founder of International College Counselors, recommends that Florida parents or grandparents enroll, or seriously consider enrolling, if they have not done so already.

Currently, families can select one of four Prepaid Plans. The plans will cover the cost of tuition and most mandatory fees at Floridas 12 state universities and 28 colleges.

The deadline for this enrollment season is January 31, 2013.

Parents or guardians who enroll their child in the Florida Prepaid College Plan will in time pay less for college. If they wait to pay when their student is ready for college, the families will be paying more. Think of the Plan as an insurance policy against rising college costs, said Mandee Heller Adler

The value of the plan may be transferred to any eligible educational institution if the student decides to attend an out-of-state university, technical school or a private college in Florida. If the student decides not to go to college, the plan may be transferred to another family member. The plan can also be cancelled with families receiving full refunds at any time. The student has 10 years from the projected college enrollment date to use the plan benefits, not including time spent serving in the military.

If you plan to enroll your child at some point, do it now. Dont wait until next year. Each year for the past six years, the costs have been going up, said Adler.

The Florida Prepaid College Plan is financially guaranteed by the State of Florida and protects the buyer from tuition inflation, explained college consultants at International College Counselors. To qualify for a plan, the child or the childs parent/guardian must be a Florida resident.

According to WJHG News Channel 7, Florida families have purchased more than 1.5 million Florida Prepaid College Plans since 1988. Approximately one in ten children in the state has a Florida Prepaid College Plan.

For more information on the Florida Prepaid College Plan or college admissions, contact the expert independent college counselors at International College Counselors at http://www.internationalcollegecounselors.com.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELORS:

International College Counselors provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications to domestic and international students. The college counseling and college coaching services are tailored to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student.

This year, college advisors at International College Counselors helped more than 200 students find, apply to and gain acceptance into the college of their dreams. The expert college counselors at International College Counselors are dedicated to helping students and their families successfully navigate the college application process.

International College Counselors has offices in White Plains, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Miami Beach, Florida; Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Medellin, Colombia and Caracas, Venezuela.







Eaton Insurance Services of Michigan Sponsors Two Community Charities This Holiday Season Encourages Residents to Give to Those Less Fortunate


Clio, Michigan (PRWEB) December 08, 2012

Local Michigan insurance agency, Eaton Insurance Services, is sponsoring the Clio Community Services and Old Newsboys of Flint programs this holiday season. Both programs are geared toward collecting donations for people in need. The agency is encouraging its local community to get involved and will be collecting donations for the Clio Community Services program through December 12, 2012 and for the Old Newsboys of Flint through December 23, 2012.

For the Clio Community Services program, Eaton Insurance Services will be collecting household products, such as toilet paper, towels, and cleaning supplies and personal items, such as lotion, toothpaste, socks, and underwear which will be made available to area families, children, and elderly people. Some also donate hats, gloves, candles, or toys for children.

For the Old Newsboys of Flint, the agency will be participating in the Christmas Box Program, which allows local residents to donate $ 20 to sponsor a needy child. That $ 20 ensures one child will receive a gift box including a sweat suit, socks, underclothes, hat, gloves, dental hygiene products, and a new age-appropriate gift worth much more than the $ 20 donated.

Eaton Insurance Services encourages residents to stop by the agencys office to drop off personal or household items for the Clio Community Services program by Dec. 12 and/or donate $ 20 toward the Christmas Box Program by Dec. 23.

The agency is thrilled to take part in community programs that give so much to area residents in need. The staff at Eaton Insurance Services believes that community is number one. They take the responsibility of helping Michigan residents become better informed buyers when it comes time to purchase personal or business insurance very seriously.

Contact the agency today to find out more about the holiday programs or specific insurance products by visiting the agencys website or calling 810-686-1470.

About Eaton Insurance Services:

At Eaton Insurance Services, the Protection Plus Advantage has been a cornerstone of the agency since it was founded in 1970. Using a foundation of empathy, commitment, excellence, integrity, respect and teamwork, Eaton Insurance Services has been helping clients obtain the protection they need, at a cost they deserve. The agency understands that each customer seeking insurance has unique needs and concerns. They believe that a personal experience should be part of consumers shopping experience. Its the agencys goal to provide comprehensive protection that is customized to meet the needs of the client in a way that is affordable. The agents at Eaton Insurance Services have specific knowledge about the Michigan insurance market and are able to offer service and products to meet any individual need be it business or personal.







Caesars Entertainment


Las Vegas, Nevada and Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has a strong Code of Commitment that governs its relationships with its guests, employees and the communities where Caesars Entertainment’s resorts are located. As the world’s most geographically diversified casino entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment is now encouraging its 70,000+ employees to sign up for AlertID, a free service providing critical public safety information and alerts to its members.

Members can enroll at no cost and are able to receive important alerts about crime, sex offenders, weather, natural disasters, terrorism and other important advisories from trusted public safety officials. Alerts are available online and on mobile applications and are delivered via email and mobile push notifications. Members can monitor and receive alerts for their neighborhoods as well as other areas such as their workplace and childs school.

AlertID also provides a secure social networking environment for members to share important safety information with each other, law enforcement and Homeland Security, and provides safety tips to help people better protect their families.

Caesars Entertainment cares about the safety of all our employees, guests and their families, and we are encouraging everyone to sign up for AlertID today. It is so important to have access to information and alerts that can help you become aware of potential threats to better protect your family, said Jan Jones-Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Communications and Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Once enrolled in AlertID, members can view an interactive alert map online as well as on the mobile app. Members can view crime information (where available), where registered sex offenders are in their neighborhoods and other current threats and advisories based on their desired or current location. While traveling, members can access the same information with AlertIDs free mobile app, including My Family Wallet, which helps people protect their family members.

We appreciate the support of Caesars Entertainment and the companys commitment to public safety, said Ken Wiles, AlertIDs Chief Executive Officer. We, like Caesars Entertainment, are dedicated to helping people protect their families and communities. Providing universal access to crime and sex offender information, and alerts when that information changes, will help families make informed decisions about how to keep their family members safe.

To sign up for a free account, or for more information, go to http://www.AlertID.com.

About Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on four continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars

Recent Off The Grid News Article Encourages Parents Fighting To Protect 4th Amendment Rights


Thomson, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2013

A recent article on Off The Grid News uncovers a new program designed to infringe on childrens fourth Amendment rights. Author D.M. Graham tells of a not-for-profit company called inBloom, inc. Graham sites the company About Us page by stating, inBloom, Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student by improving the effectiveness, variety and affordability of education technology.

In an article published on Reuters the intention of the program is that, Consolidated records make it easier for teachers to use software that mines data to identify academic weaknesses. Games, videos or lesson plans would then be precisely targeted to engage specific children or promote specific skills. The problem that parents have with the program is the amount of metadata the system is able to collect including pictures.

Graham goes on to say, It shares the metadata of every student, teacher, and school that participates with educational software companies. There are currently 22 companies developing software for inBloom. This number is expected to increase. Metadata for students includes, but is not limited to, their name, age, picture, grades, discipline record, and teacher communications. There is also an option for schools to share that data with anyone else they deem worthy.

The other surprising fact that Graham brings forward is the amount of financial support the project has received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with additional support from major education corporations like Carnegie and Scholastic. Th author argues that the intense amount of financial support the project is getting from major corporations begs the question of what financial gain will come from this not-for-profit. It also makes the author question whether curriculum is really attempting to individualize the learning platform (as was introduced in the No Child Left Behind act) or to commercialize learning.

Graham tells readers about how she believes that the problem with the inBloom, Inc. service is that it shares the metadata that it pulls from students, teachers, and schools that choose to participate in educational software company. She goes on to make a point of how much the business of information has grown. She goes on to speculate that the abundant support that Bill & Melinda Gates have shown toward the project is partially due to the amount of information the project is able to collect.

To read the full article go tohttp://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/07/01/public-schools-sneaky-little-way-to-get-parents-to-sign-away-their-childs-privacy/.







First 5 San Bernardino Awards $194,000 Literacy Grant to Local Non-Profit; New Program Encourages Reading, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

San Bernardino, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

“The five protective factors are so important to building a strong and successful family parental resilience, social connections, concrete support, knowledge of child development, and the social emotional competence of children. We assess and support parents in all five factors and the Story Exploring model is just one more way in which we help families not only survive, but thrive, relates Ellen Cervantes CCRCs Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Beginning in August, CCRCs Literacy Specialists will conduct story time sessions for 150 families through July 2014. Specialists will also work with parents to give them the confidence and skills to be story readers, writers and tellers. Parents will learn why reading is so important to a childs overall success, not just how to read. Each family will participate in three sessions within the three month series and, once completed, they will receive a literacy kit! At the same time, children from birth to 11 years old will participate in a variety of activities including reading, writing, listening and speaking aimed at fostering creative thinking, problem solving and nurturing a love of books.

CCRC encourages child and adult literacy in many of its existing programs and services including Resource & Lending Libraries in the San Bernardino and Victorville offices, parent and child care provider workshops and trainings, online learning, and through its literacy campaign, What a Difference a BOOK Makes. Over the past four years, the agency has collected and distributed 450,000 age appropriate books in communities across Southern California.

Families that are interested in participating in CCRCs Story Exploring grant are encouraged to contact Resource & Referral Specialists at 909-890-0018, ext. 333 or 330. For more information about all of CCRCs programs and services in San Bernardino County please contact our Mill Street location at 909-890-8000 or visit our website at http://www.ccrcla.org.

About CCRC: Established 37 years ago, the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) promotes optimal child development and family well-being through access to quality child care, family support, economic development, and community education.

About Motheread, Inc.: Motheread, Inc. is nationally acclaimed private, non-profit organization that combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment. Motheread offers classes for both adults and children.

About First 5 San Bernardino: First 5 San Bernardino, created in 1998, is a program designed for the purpose of promoting, supporting, and improving the early development of children from the prenatal stage to five years of age.