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North Central University Provides Students a Better Experience

Posted by Liz Schulte on Sep 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, North Central University is an awesome place to be. Just three blocks from the new Viking stadium (where the Super Bowl will be held in 2018), the school immerses students in the great city atmosphere as they learn and explore. When Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Business & Finance Amy High came to the University she was enamored with the beautiful campus and the wonderful atmosphere, but one area needed a little work: the campus bookstore.

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Eastside Preparatory is Now Offering Lower Cost Materials to Students

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Aug 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Currently finishing up its 12th school year, Eastside Preparatory, a grade 5-12 school in Kirkland, Washington, knows a thing or two about rapid change. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that the school was just an idea in the heads of school founders Alice and Tom Strong. In the years since, Eastside has grown into one of the most well-respected and academically rigorous schools in the area as they’ve aimed to make good on their mission statement:

We inspire students to create a better world through Critical Thinking, Responsible Action, Compassionate Leadership and Wise Innovation.

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Cape Henry Collegiate Makes It Easier than Ever for Families to Purchase Their Students' Course Materials

Posted by Dean Asher on Aug 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Cape Henry Collegiate is known for its academics, but if you ask Head of Middle School Amanda Hayes, families choose the Virginia independent school for its focus on knowing, valuing and challenging each of their pre-K through 12th grade students. With 900 students and a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, it's fairly easy to do.

So when their previous course material fulfillment provider struggled to provide the same level of attention and care to providing families with quality materials and service, the school knew it may be time to find a better fit.

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University of Jamestown Bookstore Goes Online, Simplifies Fulfillment

Posted by Dean Asher on Jul 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As a private four-year liberal arts school in North Dakota, the University of Jamestown has long sought to provide students with a quality education. The college's approximately 1,000 full and part-time undergrad students attend classes in degrees ranging from education and accounting to engineering and biochemistry. Many go on to acquire their Education, Leadership, Clinical Counseling master's and Physical Therapy doctorates at the school's nearby Fargo campus. But the Jimmie Connection, University of Jamestown's retail store, knows what it's like to face stiff online competition.

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Devon Preparatory School Fuses Old and New

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 17, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Devon Preparatory School holds its students to the highest academic standards. Students are challenged to step outside of their comfort zones to explore their capabilities and develop their expectations guided by intellectual curiosity. Creating a dynamic relationship between tradition and modern developments, the school uses technology to boost the student’s learning process while maintaining the pillars of classic education. When it came time to modernize their course materials process, MBS Direct was a natural fit.

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Detroit Catholic Central High School Simplifies eContent Delivery and Use for Students

Posted by Dean Asher on Jul 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Since 1928, Detroit Catholic Central (DCC) High School has given 9th–12 th grade boys in the Michigan area a quality college preparatory education guided by their motto: Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge. In the present day, the school's 1,100 students get a more modern twist on their education — a 1:1 program. As an iPad® school, educational apps and digital course materials are an important part of the school's curriculum.

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St. Francis Catholic High School Makes a One-Stop Shop for Students

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
In the greater Sacramento region of California there are many excellent schools, but only one St. Francis Catholic High School. Through faith, excellence, leadership and service, SFHS is committed to integrating faith with academic excellence. They seek to embrace the teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi by instilling love for all of God’s creations and the importance of giving back through service in each of their students.

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Archbishop Hannan High School: A Lesson in Resilience

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Archbishop Hannan High School discovered the merits of an online bookstore in the wake of tragedy. Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana-based coed Catholic school August 29, 2005, at the start of a school year boasting a record enrollment of 550 students. The hurricane devastated St. Bernard Parish, where it was based and forced a number of Archbishop Hannan’s families from their homes.

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Greenhills School Gives All Students Individual Attention

Posted by Lori Reese on May 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As Controller Liz Barber puts it, Greenhills School is a place where “no kid falls through the cracks.”

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Visions In Education Gives Students Options

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Visions In Education is a tuition-free public charter school providing a high-quality, standards-based education to homeschool families and independent study high school students in California. The school offers families looking for an alternative to traditional public schools with flexibility in their child’s education.

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