Curriculum

Big Blue Marble Academy Announces the Opening of Its 70th Location

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Big Blue Marble Academy Powder Springs marks the 70th overall location of the leading early childhood educator and the 27th center in Georgia.

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  • Big Blue Marble Academy Powder Springs marks the 70th overall location of the leading early childhood educator and the 27th center in Georgia.
  • With the mission to Nurture Little Minds and Grow Big Hearts, Big Blue Marble Academy Powder Springs offers the best in early childhood care, enriching curriculum, and play development.
  • As experts in early childhood education, Big Blue Marble Academy understands the significance of providing a well-rounded curriculum that goes beyond the basics.
  • "This is a special opening as we celebrate our 70th Big Blue Marble Academy location," said Jeff Wahl, CEO of Big Blue Marble Academy.

World Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Research Report 2023-2028 Featuring Major Players - Committee for Children, EVERFI, RethinkEd, Nearpod, Newsela, Playworks, and Wings of Kids Among Others

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Friday, February 16, 2024

This report would help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain insights to position their businesses better and plan suitable go-to-market strategies.

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  • This report would help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain insights to position their businesses better and plan suitable go-to-market strategies.
  • The report would help stakeholders understand the market's pulse and provide them with information on the key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Emotional Learning (EL) involves developing an individual's ability to make positive life choices, achieve intellectual success, and build a promising career.
  • But, with growing concerns about social and behavioral difficulties, indiscipline, emotional distress, and poor management, more educators are focusing on SEL solutions.

The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute Announces New Investment from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Friday, February 16, 2024

ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to building the next generation of HBCU legacy leaders, the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute  (ELI) at Clark Atlanta University, today announced its receipt of a grant for $1.2 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The grant includes funding to expand ELI's curriculum, which offers micro-credentials and prepares executives to assume leadership positions in higher education.

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  • ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to building the next generation of HBCU legacy leaders, the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at Clark Atlanta University, today announced its receipt of a grant for $1.2 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
  • The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was a founding sponsor of the ELI program when it first launched in 2021.
  • The program identifies and develops the most qualified candidates to fill vital HBCU presidencies and other executive leadership positions.
  • "We are grateful to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for their partnership as ELI continues to cultivate Fellows and help our HBCUs prosper."

Beekman 1802 is changing the beauty industry through Kindness - announces 3 new initiatives this Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Friday, February 16, 2024

And this year, Beekman believes that we could all use a little extra Kindness in our lives.

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  • And this year, Beekman believes that we could all use a little extra Kindness in our lives.
  • "With Kindness as a key pillar to our brand ethos, Beekman continues to be given the opportunities to bring kindness directly to our neighbors.
  • - Jill Scalamandre, CEO at Beekman 1802
    In 2024, Beekman 1802 will be taking Kindness to a whole new level via coaching, new ambassador program and a merchandise give back component.
  • At Beekman 1802, we've always encouraged Kindness to skin, community, and the planet.

Professor's expertise in emerging technologies like AI and Chat GPT gives Rutgers Business School students an advantage

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Friday, February 16, 2024

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Hussein Issa doesn't rely on textbooks. Instead he brings his expertise in emerging technologies to the accounting classes he teaches at Rutgers Business School. What's changed lately is those emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, data visualization, and robotic process automation, among them – have become increasingly more essential for students to know as they enter the accounting field or work to advance their careers in the industry.

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  • Instead he brings his expertise in emerging technologies to the accounting classes he teaches at Rutgers Business School .
  • Students get hands-on experience using advanced analytics software to collect data and perform analyses that are done routinely by accountants and auditors.
  • Issa's work is an example of the practical expertise that has made Rutgers Business School's Continuous Auditing and Reporting Laboratory well known around the world.
  • Rutgers faculty in the accounting and information systems department know that many accounting programs don't offer the same expertise.

7 crucial issues casting a shadow over Prabowo-Gibran’s likely Indonesian election victory

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Friday, February 16, 2024

After four election attempts and three presidential races, the 72-year-old Defence Minister is set to succeed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who has been in power for a decade.

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  • After four election attempts and three presidential races, the 72-year-old Defence Minister is set to succeed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who has been in power for a decade.
  • We summarised the views of nine academics on seven crucial issues that have become public discussions following recent presidential and vice-presidential debates.

1. Human rights and freedoms on the line

  • Prabowo had admitted his involvment in the kidnapping of pro-democracy activists in May 1998 riots, but said he released them.
  • Eka said it was concerning that Prabowo did not include any commitment to resolve past human rights violations in his election platform.
  • “Hoping for Prabowo to resolve the past human rights cases seems impossible.
  • It is difficult to expect Prabowo to be able to fully protect human rights, including civil, political, economic and socio-cultural rights of the entire community,” Eka said.

2. The New Capital’s funding challenge

  • Prabowo-Gibran’s victory means the development of the New Capital city in East Kalimantan, one of Jokowi’s signature projects, will continue as planned.
  • With many of Prabowo-Gibran’s campaign programs requiring substantial funding, including the free lunch and internet programs, money will be tight.
  • “There is still a burden from the debt inherited by the Jokowi administration, and the interest is also very high.
  • This does not include the risk of biodiversity loss due to the reduction in cover.

3. Food estate’s risk of failure

  • However, amid a changing climate and the risk of extreme weather, the food estate project is at high risk of failure.
  • Prabowo must reconsider the food estate project, Angga said, because Indonesia had already experienced two losses by forcing itself to boost mass agriculture: the Suharto-era million-hectare rice field project in Central Kalimantan and the food estate project in Merauke in Papua.

4. Strategies for nickel and other industries

  • Additionally, given its status as one of the world’s biggest nickel producers, Indonesia’s export ban on raw nickel and the flood of semi-finished nickel products in the international market has seen global nickel prices plummet.
  • Krisna said the downstream aspirations echoed by Prabowo-Gibran were not only about nickel, but also crude palm oil, coal and digital downstreaming.
  • “Some of these industries are varied, and many require a wide scale that may not be sufficient if they only rely on the domestic market.

5. Improving teacher and lecturer welfare

  • One study found increased welfare could encourage educators to improve the quality of the teaching and learning process.
  • Another study in 2019 showed the fulfilment of adequate welfare for teachers would increase teachers’ enthusiasm when working.
  • Hariyadi concluded that although necessary, improving welfare was not the only component needed to enhance the quality of public services, especially in the education sector.

6. Protecting independent research and academic freedom

  • In the presidential debates, Prabowo and his two competitors did not explain their understanding of academic freedom.
  • The discussion about the political environment, academic autonomy and the legal environment determining academic freedom was nowhere to be found.
  • Masduki said Prabowo should acknowledge academic autonomy from the very beginning: from planning research topics and building the research environment to receiving funding not flavoured with political messages.

7. Progress on helping children grow

  • The prevalence of stunting cannot go down quickly in only one leadership period, as it is caused by many factors.
  • “The Health Ministry has a program for the first 1000 days of a child’s life, starting during pregnancy.
  • “The target (of the program) is unclear, whether (it is) to overcome stunting, malnutrition or other nutrition.
  • Ultimately, budget allocations may hinder the efforts to reduce stunting, as Jokowi government has eliminated the mandatory spending for health.

Bach to Rock Music School Announces 2023 Recap and Outlook for 2024

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bach to Rock, America's Music School for students of all ages, recently unveiled the brand's key highlights of 2023, provided insights into the outlook for 2024, and announced the promotions of several key executives during its annual business meeting with the Bach to Rock board of directors.

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  • BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bach to Rock , America's Music School for students of all ages, recently unveiled the brand's key highlights of 2023, provided insights into the outlook for 2024, and announced the promotions of several key executives during its annual business meeting with the Bach to Rock board of directors.
  • Bach to Rock experienced steady growth in 2023 and closed the year with system-wide revenue totaling over $29 million.
  • Sean Wilson has been with Bach to Rock for seven years, most recently as the Director of Bach to Rock Bethesda.
  • The Bach to Rock business model is suited for the music lover who is passionate about enriching his or her community and helping educate children.

US Aviation Academy Establishes Mechanic Training Partnership with Delta Air Lines TechOps

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Delta Air Lines, a leader in global aviation, is excited to announce a new partnership with US Aviation Academy with their expansion of their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Training into Atlanta, Georgia. This strategic collaboration marks a significant step forward in aviation training and education, aiming to cultivate the next generation of skilled aviation mechanics essential for the industry's future. Becoming an aircraft technician offers a lucrative career using hands-on skills. Any high school graduate or equivalent may apply. Those interested in trade school careers like auto mechanic are encouraged to apply.

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  • Delta Air Lines, a leader in global aviation, is excited to announce a new partnership with US Aviation Academy with their expansion of their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Training into Atlanta, Georgia.
  • ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Delta Air Lines, a leader in global aviation, is excited to announce a new partnership with US Aviation Academy with their expansion of their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Training into Atlanta, Georgia.
  • US Aviation Academy to expand their A&P Mechanic training program with Delta Air Lines TechOps recruiting!
  • Mike Sykes, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Aviation Academy, stated, "Joining forces with Delta Air Lines allows us to expand our mission of providing top-tier aviation education.

Actress Malinda Williams, Arise And Shine Foundation Founder, Launches Coding Bootcamp for Women at HBCUs

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Actress, author, and entrepreneur Malinda Williams, in a significant move toward fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the tech industry, has launched a groundbreaking coding bootcamp, the E.S.T.E.A.M.

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  • Actress, author, and entrepreneur Malinda Williams, in a significant move toward fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the tech industry, has launched a groundbreaking coding bootcamp, the E.S.T.E.A.M.
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    Actress, author, and entrepreneur Malinda Williams launches new coding bootcamp, the E.S.T.E.A.M.
  • "The Arise And Shine Foundation exists to empower women to reach their goals and coding is a powerful tool – it is the language of the future.
  • With Apple’s support, the Arise And Shine Foundation will create a space for women to learn from each other and collaborate on projects that pour back into their communities.

95 Percent Group Earns Top Honors for Excellence in Education in Technology, Student Engagement, and Equity

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 95 Percent Group LLC, the trusted source for comprehensive, proven literacy solutions, today announced it has been honored with three education industry awards from renowned education awards programs, including a Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023 in the Primary category for its 95 Literacy Intervention System™. Two other awards are the 2023 Excellence in Equity Award from the American Consortium for Equity in Education and a school partner's recognition as a finalist in the eSchool News K-12 Hero Awards.

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  • Two other awards are the 2023 Excellence in Equity Award from the American Consortium for Equity in Education and a school partner's recognition as a finalist in the eSchool News K-12 Hero Awards .
  • We are honored to be named among the best in education by some of the best in the industry."
  • The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023
    The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023 recognized 95 Percent Group in the Primary category for its newest digital solution, 95 Literacy Intervention System ™.
  • Integrated with 95 Phonics Core Program ™ and 95 Phonics Lesson Library ™, the 95 Literacy Intervention System allows teachers to ensure all students receive targeted instruction to graduate from intervention quickly.