Education

Battleship’s New Mentoring Platform Takes on the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:05am

We are facing an acute skills crisis in the global cybersecurity workforce, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19, says Awat Ilkani, Battleships CEO.

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  • We are facing an acute skills crisis in the global cybersecurity workforce, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19, says Awat Ilkani, Battleships CEO.
  • Battleship believes that managed mentoring will provide the career development and planning support that is currently missing and ultimately, help bridge the cybersecurity skills gap.
  • Today Battleship announces the launch of Group Mentoring for students, new graduates, and mid-career changers who want to break into cybersecurity.
  • Battleship is developing a managed mentoring platform to tackle the cybersecurity skills gap by helping current and aspiring cybersecurity professionals advance their careers through structured mentoring relationships with dedicated, highly skilled volunteer mentors.

Sallie Mae Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:05pm

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM), formally SLM Corporation, today announced its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders will take place on June 8, 2021, at 1 p.m.

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  • Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM), formally SLM Corporation, today announced its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders will take place on June 8, 2021, at 1 p.m.
  • The annual meeting will be held virtually and will be open to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 12, 2021.
  • Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) believes education and life-long learning, in all forms, help people achieve great things.
  • Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

OBXtek launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 8:08pm

MCLEAN, Va., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --OBXtek recently launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program for all employees.

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  • MCLEAN, Va., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --OBXtek recently launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program for all employees.
  • The mission of the company's DEI Program is to continue to maintain an environment that recognizes and values differences.
  • The program seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity to grow and thrive, and build a culture of community and belonging.
  • OBXtek is a relationship-driven cybersecurity, information technology, training and logistics, and program management company committed to excellence.

Making IP Education More Accessible: Leading Publisher OpenStax Adds Introduction to Intellectual Property to Digital Library

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 7:15pm

Introduction to Intellectual Property is now available through OpenStax , the leading publisher of free, open educational resource (OER) textbooks.

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  • Introduction to Intellectual Property is now available through OpenStax , the leading publisher of free, open educational resource (OER) textbooks.
  • "As an open educational resource, Introduction to Intellectual Property is freely accessible to all students, regardless of economic status."
  • The textbook, published initially as The Intangible Advantage: Understanding Intellectual Property in the New Economy by the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP), addresses fundamental intellectual property subject matter, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets.
  • "We are pleased to add Introduction to Intellectual Property to the OpenStax library of business resources," said Daniel Williamson, OpenStax managing editor.

OCEG Releases Standards for Policy Management and Certification for Policy Management Professionals

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 6:16pm

OCEG, the global nonprofit think tank, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest project, www.policymanagementpro.com and publication of the Policy Management Capability Model.

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  • OCEG, the global nonprofit think tank, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest project, www.policymanagementpro.com and publication of the Policy Management Capability Model.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005833/en/
    OCEG Releases Standards for Policy Management and Certification for Policy Management Professionals (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Policy Management Pro brings a Management Capability Model and a professional certification for policy managers to the market for the first time, says OCEG President, Carole Switzer.
  • We are pleased to offer the Policy Management Capability Model as a free and open-source resource, she continued.
  • The Certified Policy Management Professional designation indicates a strong understanding of the standard practices set out in the Policy Management Capability Model, said Michael Rasmussen, GRC Analyst at GRC 20/20 Research and OCEG Fellow.

400 Electric-Powered Blue Bird School Buses Roll into North America

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:59pm

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation, with its commitment to move bus fleets to clean-power solutions, has now exceeded 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or on order.

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  • School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation, with its commitment to move bus fleets to clean-power solutions, has now exceeded 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or on order.
  • With more than 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or ordered in the last three years, Blue Bird is the only manufacturer that produces and sells today all three school-bus body configurations in EV, namely Type A, C and D buses.
  • About Blue Bird Corporation: Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD) is the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, with more than 550,000 buses sold since its formation in 1927 and approximately 180,000 buses in operation today.
  • Blue Bird has a rich history of binging new technology to the school bus space and is the undisputed leader in alternative-power school buses, having more than 20,000 low and zero emission buses on the road.

Accelerate Learning Names Philip Galati as New President and CEO

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:48pm

Accelerate Learning , developer of the award-winning STEMscopes line of PreK-12 STEM curriculum, today announced the appointment of Philip Galati as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Accelerate Learning , developer of the award-winning STEMscopes line of PreK-12 STEM curriculum, today announced the appointment of Philip Galati as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Galati joins Accelerate Learning with a deep background in software and technology, most recently serving as CEO of Energy Services Group (ESG), a provider of back-office, billing and data management SaaS solutions for the energy industry.
  • Accelerate Learnings success is based on its practice of forming innovative partnerships and its mission to disrupt the status quo and bring STEM learning to all students, said Galati.
  • Accelerate Learning is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, Quad Partners, Owl Ventures and Rice Management Company.

Fashwire Partners with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Donating $1.00 for Every Download to Support the 25th Anniversary of the CFDA Scholarship Program

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:29pm

Beginning March 1, and continuing through March 31, Fashwire will donate $1.00 for every download of the Fashwire App ( App Store and Google Play ) to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to support the 25th anniversary of the CFDA Scholarship Program.

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  • Beginning March 1, and continuing through March 31, Fashwire will donate $1.00 for every download of the Fashwire App ( App Store and Google Play ) to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to support the 25th anniversary of the CFDA Scholarship Program.
  • Through Fashwires philanthropic arm, we have long been committed to donating $1.00 a download to charitable causes, stated Kimberly Carney, CEO and Founder of Fashwire.
  • In 2021, the Council of Fashion Designers of America celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the CFDA Scholarship Program, marking a milestone in supporting exemplary talent.
  • We thank Fashwire for the partnership, and tor helping us with additional funding to invest in the future of fashion.

Online Seminar: Navigating through Maze of In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Regulations - A Systematic Approach from Regulatory Strategy to Regulatory Approvals in U.S./Europe/Canada, March 11th-12th, 2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:21pm

The "Navigating through Maze of In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Regulations: A systematic approach from Regulatory Strategy to Regulatory Approvals in U.S./Europe/Canada" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Navigating through Maze of In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Regulations: A systematic approach from Regulatory Strategy to Regulatory Approvals in U.S./Europe/Canada" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Although IVDs are medical devices, they are regulated under a separate set of regulations in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.
  • This 2-day interactive course on in-vitro diagnostics is structured to understand the different sets of IVD regulations, how to navigate through this maze of IVD regulations, and to win regulatory approvals.
  • This In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD ) course will make the attendees understand the IVD regulations and develop regulatory strategies that secure regulatory approvals.

New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates' Ready® Reading a Supplemental Instructional Material for Structured Literacy

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:28pm

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates' Ready Reading program and the accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to its 2020 Adopted Multiple List for K2 Structured Literacy .

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  • NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates' Ready Reading program and the accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to its 2020 Adopted Multiple List for K2 Structured Literacy .
  • This list, compiled by the NMPED's Instructional Material Bureauafter completing a Request for Applications, includes supplementary instructional materials that local education agencies can implement to reinforce, enrich, or enhance instruction driven by core instructional material.
  • "We are committed to supporting New Mexico educators with their instruction and being part of the state's literacy solution," said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates.
  • Ready Readingengages students in opportunities to practice close reading strategies with authentic text and features a scaffolded instructional design that builds students' confidence in reading over time.