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Rethink Education to Invest $5mm in Seed Stage, Underrepresented Founders Improving Learning Outcomes and Economic Mobility

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 2:14pm

Rethink Education has earmarked $5mm from Rethink Education III to invest in underrepresented people of color helping solve some of the toughest challenges from education to workforce development.

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  • Rethink Education has earmarked $5mm from Rethink Education III to invest in underrepresented people of color helping solve some of the toughest challenges from education to workforce development.
  • The investment strategy for Rethink Education III has moved upstream focusing less on seed and preferring companies with slightly more traction and product market fit.
  • Companies solving problems in K12, higher education, career guidance and support, upskilling, reskilling & economic mobility are welcome to apply!
  • Launched in 2012, Rethink Education supports startups that are focused on learning outcomes by pursuing business models that are scalable, efficient, and unique.

Adit Edtech Acquisition Corp. Announces the Separate Trading of Its Shares of Common Stock and Redeemable Warrants Commencing March 3, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ADEX.U) (the Company) today announced that, commencing March 3, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Companys initial public offering of 27,600,000 units may elect to separately trade the shares of common stock and redeemable warrants included in the units.

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  • Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ADEX.U) (the Company) today announced that, commencing March 3, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Companys initial public offering of 27,600,000 units may elect to separately trade the shares of common stock and redeemable warrants included in the units.
  • No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade.
  • Holders of units will need to have their brokers contact Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Companys transfer agent, in order to separate the units into shares of common stock and redeemable warrants.
  • EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. acted as sole book-running manager for the offering and Maxim Group LLC and U.S. Capital Advisors acted as co-managers.

Horace Mann Educators Foundation to Make a Difference for Educators

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6:01am

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) today announced it has formed a 501(c)(3) organization, the Horace Mann Educators Foundation (Foundation), and funded it with an initial contribution of $1 million.

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  • Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) today announced it has formed a 501(c)(3) organization, the Horace Mann Educators Foundation (Foundation), and funded it with an initial contribution of $1 million.
  • Educators have gone above and beyond to try to reach and engage every student, whether in a classroom or through a computer screen, said Horace Mann Educators Corporation (Horace Mann) President and CEO Marita Zuraitis.
  • Forming the Horace Mann Educators Foundation builds on that history by supporting educators in their efforts to ensure every student has the best opportunity possible to be successful.
  • Horace Mann Educators Foundation is an independent charitable organization formed by Horace Mann Educators Corporation in 2020 primarily to recognize the dedication of educators to helping each student reach their full potential.

National Addiction Treatment, Mental Health Leader Hazelden Betty Ford Promotes Physician to Be Next CEO

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 8:01pm

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    Dr. Lee is a generational talent who will be a pioneering leader for Hazelden Betty Ford and the field of addiction treatment for years to come, said Lester Munson, of Chicago, who chairs the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundations Board of Trustees.
  • Lee, medical director for Hazelden Betty Fords Youth Continuum since 2010, will succeed Mark G. Mishek as president and CEO and also as president of the nationally accredited Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
  • Theyre also values that were important to my mother during her 33 years of recovery, said Hazelden Betty Ford Trustee Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former First Lady Betty Ford.
  • The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

First 20 Diversity Scholarships for CFP® Certification Awarded by College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:06pm

The College for Financial Planninga Kaplan Company has announced the first 20 recipients of its nearly half-a-million-dollar Diversity Scholarship Program , which offers up to 60 scholarships annually to underrepresented, qualified individuals pursuing the education requirement necessary to attain CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification.

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  • The College for Financial Planninga Kaplan Company has announced the first 20 recipients of its nearly half-a-million-dollar Diversity Scholarship Program , which offers up to 60 scholarships annually to underrepresented, qualified individuals pursuing the education requirement necessary to attain CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification.
  • The College created the Diversity Scholarship Program for CFP Certification to help foster diversity and inclusion in the financial planning profession.
  • We're pleased to award our first 20 scholarships to these deserving individuals and are excited to be a part of their professional journeys in financial planning, said Dirk Pantone, President of the College for Financial Planninga Kaplan Company.
  • Individuals awarded scholarships associated with this deadline would start their one-year CFP certification education program in July 2021.

Pepperdine Graziadio Invites Leaders to Attend Complimentary International Women’s Day Virtual Conference on March 8th

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:09pm

In honor of International Womens Day, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will host a complimentary virtual mini-conference, Learn - Inspire - Challenge , on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PST.

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  • In honor of International Womens Day, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will host a complimentary virtual mini-conference, Learn - Inspire - Challenge , on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PST.
  • Dr. Bernice Ledbetter , director for Graziadios Center for Women in Leadership, and Elizabeth Goodwin, Graziadio assistant vice chancellor and senior director of development, will host the event.
  • Women bring skills, different perspectives, and cultural diversity to organizations that can ultimately drive solutions, said Dr. Ledbetter.
  • For more than 50 years, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has challenged individuals to think boldly and drive meaningful change within their industries and communities.

Global MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) Market 2021-2025: Market is Poised to Grow by $16.01 Billion, Progressing at a CAGR of 32% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:09pm

The MOOCs market is poised to grow by $ 16.01 bn during 2021-2025 progressing at a CAGR of 32% during the forecast period.

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  • The MOOCs market is poised to grow by $ 16.01 bn during 2021-2025 progressing at a CAGR of 32% during the forecast period.
  • The report on MOOCs market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.
  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • Also, the MOOCs market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth.

Upper St. Clair Earns WELL Health-Safety Rating

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:40pm

In addition, the Upper St. Clair School District has developed a robust plan to renew the rating annually and achieve the rigorous criteria year after year.

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  • In addition, the Upper St. Clair School District has developed a robust plan to renew the rating annually and achieve the rigorous criteria year after year.
  • Upper St. Clair School District was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the successful completion of third-party documentation review to confirm it has met all requirements.
  • In pursuing the WELL Health-Safety Rating, Upper St. Clair partnered with Advantus Engineers, LLC , which is led by Alicia Avick.
  • In addition to serving as president of the engineering company, Ms. Avick is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School as well as a parent of two Upper St. Clair students.

Belmont Village Senior Living Founder and CEO, Patricia Will Inducted into McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:38pm

Belmont Village Senior Living Founder and CEO Patricia Will receives the Women of Distinction Award as she is inducted into the McKnights Women of Distinction Hall of Honor.

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  • Belmont Village Senior Living Founder and CEO Patricia Will receives the Women of Distinction Award as she is inducted into the McKnights Women of Distinction Hall of Honor.
  • Patricia is one of 19 female senior-level executives chosen from hundreds of applicants spotlighted for their exemplary leadership and dedication to senior living.
  • What a tremendous honor it us to be recognized by McKnight as a woman of distinction in the senior living space, says Will.
  • The McKnights Women of Distinction Hall of Honor award recognizes women who have made significant contributions to senior living.