The Princeton Review's Joint Venture Programs with The National Labor College Receive Endorsement by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Dec 08, 2010, 09:00 ET from The Princeton Review

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review, Inc. (Nasdaq: REVU), a leading provider of test preparation, educational support services and online career education services, announced that the initial programs to be launched under its joint venture with The National Labor College (NLC) have  received the endorsement of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).  

The endorsement makes effective the recent approval of the joint venture by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and allows the NLC to begin offering the new programs in business administration, construction management and emergency readiness and response management under the joint venture.

"The National Labor College is now able to move forward with the launch of its new programs," said Michael Perik, president and CEO of The Princeton Review. "This is yet another important milestone for our joint venture and the expansion of our support for higher education."

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website,, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.

The company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education, providing career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School ( Penn Foster creates the platform to leverage the company's Career Education Partnerships division which is comprised of ventures with the National Labor College (NLC) and Community College Partnerships (CCP). The venture with the NLC was formed to bring high-quality bachelor degree completion and certificate programs to the AFL-CIO's 13 million members and the working adults in their families. The CCP venture is a partnership with community colleges to expand distance and hybrid learning opportunities. For more information, visit

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