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MediabistroEDU Summer Sale- $75 OFF Courses

MediabistroEDU wants this to be your best summer yet. That’s why we’re offering $75 OFF all courses and boot camps with code SUN75. Before you head to the beach, set your goals for the summer and register for one of our courses to guarantee you meet them!

Put down your chick lit novel and write your own, expand your knowledge and learn the best social media practices, or rework your digital content strategy to optimize your brand’s audience online!  Whatever your goal is, our courses are guaranteed to make Summer 2014 your most productive one yet with our expert instructors, career driven topics, and thorough curriculums.

So make the most of your summer and register for any of our online coursesin-person courses, or online boot camps today!

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Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register now! 

Houston School Creates ‘Wall of Shame’ for State-Mandated Test … Motivation?

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We believe children are the future. Unless they are taking tests, then they’re idiots!

If you know a teacher, you have heard how deplorable some public schools are in terms of state-mandated, standardized tests. Some say that they are prejudicial. Others believe they are foolish. Overall, they put more of an edict of suckage on the teacher than the student. If the student fails the exam, the teacher gets punished.

He or she should have done better. The student may have poor study habits, apathy about whatever is in the classroom, or maybe an undiagnosed learning disability. None of that matters when it comes time to yank the teacher into the principal’s office.

And that’s why a group of teachers in Houston decided that public ridicule and shaming would be a great way to motivate students into doing better. Wait, what?

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You Thought California Was Bad? Imagine Six of Them.

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Welcome to the Golden States?! 

The idea to slice and dice California is not a fleeting one. Instead, it’s more like the fart in the elevator — you know it stinks but you can’t detect the source. That’s this, except now, we have a face to the fart eh, idea.

Meet Tim Draper

He’s a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who invested in a few mediocre start-ups like Hotmail and Skype. So, if you need to bum a few bucks, he’s your huckleberry. While the idea to create six separate states out of California sounds asinine, to those living in the state, it may be an epiphany and a solution.

Here’s how…

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Buffalo, NY Teacher Sends Note Home About ‘Smelly’ Kids

Teacher-sends-smelly-childrenAs a former vocalist and crack philosopher once said, “I believe the children are our future.” Yes, they are. And Buffalo pre-kindergarten teacher Sharon D. Perry Dunnigan believes a bath should occur in their immediate future.

The inspiring picture to the left confirms that Ms. Perry Dunnigan personally wrote a lovely letter informing all of her BUILD Academy parents about the many reasons that she wasn’t thrilled to touch her students this year.

Outlandish, WTF reasons:

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Register for Mediabistro’s ‘Public Relations: Build Your Porftolio’ Course and Save

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Today in Shameless Self Promotion: Students looking to enter PR and professionals who’d like to hone their skill sets can both benefit from Mediabistro’s “Public Relations: Build Your Portfolio” course.

The four-week online program, run by former Playboy corporate comms VP Linda Mariscano, runs from this Wednesday, September 25th to October 23rd. The classes will help attendees focus on refining their writing skills, building and arranging a body of work, and learning to present themselves and their credentials in the best possible light.

At the end of the course students should have:

  • A PR portfolio including letters to the editor
  • Op-eds
  • A press release and media alert
  • A press plan with a social media component
  • Talking points
  • A pitch letter
  • A PR resume

And yes, you can still register and save: use the discount code “PR50″ when registering before the class starts on Wednesday and save $50.