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Insight Schools of California Class of 2021 Ready for the Next Big Part of Their Lives

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 4:30pm

But thanks to schools like Insight Schools of California, ( ISCA ), an online public school serving 9-12 grade students throughout the state since 2008, students will soon move forward to begin the rest of their lives.

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  • But thanks to schools like Insight Schools of California, ( ISCA ), an online public school serving 9-12 grade students throughout the state since 2008, students will soon move forward to begin the rest of their lives.
  • ISCA will celebrate its graduates virtually with a commencement ceremony on June 14th and 15th and the times listed below.
  • Our students struggled, our students fought to get ahead, and our students succeeded like no others, said ISCA Head of School Kimberly Odom.
  • Insight Schools of California (ISCA) are full-time online public charter schools for students in grades 9-12 who are behind in their education or need additional support to graduate from high school.

Pathway Capital Tees up Support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

The fundraising event benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC (BBBS of NYC), the nation's first and New York City's largest youth mentoring organization.

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  • The fundraising event benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC (BBBS of NYC), the nation's first and New York City's largest youth mentoring organization.
  • "We have been strong supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC since 2018 and were delighted to play a part in this event's success," said Glenn Thomas, president of Pathway Capital.
  • Representing Pathway Capital were (l. to r.) Dylan Thomas, India Burgess, Alina Massaro, Patricia Kirk, Thomas Ravert, Glenn Thomas and Adam Jutte.
  • Its finance professionals have firsthand knowledge of the capital markets and diverse products to deliver efficient access to business capital.

XSET Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America To Bring The World Of Gaming To A New Generation

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 5:52pm

"Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters is such an exciting milestone for us," said Marco Mereu, COO and co-founder of XSET.

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  • "Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters is such an exciting milestone for us," said Marco Mereu, COO and co-founder of XSET.
  • "Mentoring opens doors of possibilities for young people, and by connecting with partners like XSET, it allows our Littles to learn first-hand about this growing industry," Big Brothers Big Sisters, said Adam Vasallo, Chief Marketing Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
  • The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters has 230+ local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities across all 50 states.

New Study: Despite Small, Steady Increases in Latinx Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, Latinx Children's Participation Now Lags Behind Other Groups

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:00pm

Yet a new study that looks in-depth at summer learning in 2019 and 2020 finds that Latinx student participation in programs remains low, despite some recent growth and remarkably high parent satisfaction.

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  • Yet a new study that looks in-depth at summer learning in 2019 and 2020 finds that Latinx student participation in programs remains low, despite some recent growth and remarkably high parent satisfaction.
  • Just 44% of Latinx families with children report that their child was involved in a summer learning program in 2019 an increase from 39% in 2013 and 29% in 2008.
  • Jodi Grant: We must do better by giving all students access to the summer learning programs they need.
  • A structured summer experience is defined in the study to include a summer learning program, sports program, summer camp, summer school, or summer job or internship different from childcare.

Elevate K-12 to Launch Live Virtual Academies in August

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

"In light of this, we are working to support school districts in a different way by helping them elevate their homeschooling options with Elevate K-12's live virtual classes."

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  • "In light of this, we are working to support school districts in a different way by helping them elevate their homeschooling options with Elevate K-12's live virtual classes."
  • Launched in 2015, Elevate K-12 has provided a solution to the lack of high-quality, certified educators that plagues many low-income school districts across the country.
  • For more information about Elevate K-12 and its Virtual Academies, visit https://www.elevatek12.com .
  • Elevate K-12 currently operates in 15 states and is rapidly expanding to new states across the U.S. in K-12 schools.

Phenom Introduces Mentoring to Employee Experience, Accelerating Development, Learning and Career Growth

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

With Phenom Mentoring, organizations can leverage automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to match individuals based on their skills, career path, location, goals and mentoring styles.

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  • With Phenom Mentoring, organizations can leverage automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to match individuals based on their skills, career path, location, goals and mentoring styles.
  • Phenom Mentoring enables employees to evolve and employers to build a more capable enterprise at scale.
  • With Phenom Mentoring, employees can navigate a suitable career path through a one-on-one mentorship that advances hard and soft skills.
  • Infused with Phenom AI and machine learning to deliver personalized recommendations and content, Phenom Employee Experience includes:
    Career Pathing.

Waystar Partners with INROADS, Launches Internship Program to Improve Access to Career Pathways in Healthcare Technology

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

As part of the collaboration, Waystar is launching an internship program that will empower students from local colleges and universities to find meaningful careers in the healthcare technology industry.

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  • As part of the collaboration, Waystar is launching an internship program that will empower students from local colleges and universities to find meaningful careers in the healthcare technology industry.
  • During the 10-week program, Waystar will provide eligible students with salaried internships, as well as comprehensive mentoring and leadership development opportunities.
  • "We know that diversity in the workforce fuels innovation and business growth ," said Kimberly Sisnett, Chief People Officer of Waystar.
  • "Expanding the pool of talent is key for increasing representation in software technology and building more resilient, innovative organizations.

Reach Cyber Charter School Celebrates 2021 Senior Class

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:35pm

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Pomp and circumstance are in order today as 648 graduates from Reach Cyber Charter School, a unique, tuition-free, online public charter across Pennsylvania, come together virtually to celebrate their academic achievements with school administrators, teachers, families and friends.

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  • HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Pomp and circumstance are in order today as 648 graduates from Reach Cyber Charter School, a unique, tuition-free, online public charter across Pennsylvania, come together virtually to celebrate their academic achievements with school administrators, teachers, families and friends.
  • The honors and accolades they've achieved, while navigating through this challenging year, prove they are prepared for whatever comes next after graduation," said Jane Swan, Reach Cyber Charter School CEO.
  • The 2021 Reach Cyber graduates are diverse, representing different backgrounds, educational histories and locations across Pennsylvania.
  • Reach Cyber Charter School is a unique, tuition-free, online public charter for K-12 students across Pennsylvania.

University of Alabama takes top honors in The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Alabama has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year Three champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition.

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  • CHICAGO, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Alabama has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year Three champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition.
  • Rounding out the top three are The Ohio State University in second place and West Virginia University in third place.
  • "The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge brings together some of the most innovative minds in academia to solve complex challenges facing the future of mobility.
  • Last night during the Year 3 Awards Ceremony, The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge celebrated the winners in over 40 categories and awarded more than $100,000 in prize money to the associated universities.

North Carolina Virtual Academy Celebrates Graduates with Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:00pm

North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA), an online public charter school authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will celebrate the Class of 2021 during a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 11th.

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  • North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA), an online public charter school authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will celebrate the Class of 2021 during a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 11th.
  • Collectively, the Class of 2021 reports it has been accepted to trade schools, colleges and universities across the country, including: Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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    North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) is a full-time online public charter school authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that serves students in grades K-12.
  • As an authorized public charter school program in North Carolina, NCVA is tuition-free, and gives families the choice to access curriculum and tools provided by Stride Inc. (NYSE: LRN).