Education

Boxlight Expands Sales Organization in North America

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:42pm

Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced the addition of three seasoned sales leaders in North America.

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  • Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced the addition of three seasoned sales leaders in North America.
  • Scott Willett joins Boxlight as Vice President Sales, North America and will lead the rapid expansion of the sales organization in companys largest market.
  • Dan Deem joins Boxlight as Vice President Sales, Platforms & Services.
  • I am thrilled to welcome these outstanding professionals to Boxlight, said Daniel Leis, Head of Global Sales & Marketing at Boxlight.

On Ballot in Maine, Presidential Candidate De La Fuente Unveils Education Plan; Calls for Nationwide Virtual Classes With Top Educators Teaching Online

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:19pm

Alliance Party of Maine presidential candidate Roque Rocky De La Fuente today announced his plan to create an online network of virtual universities in which leading faculty will provide post-secondary instruction online at no cost, and local public schools will be funded to strengthen their online teaching technologies.

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  • Alliance Party of Maine presidential candidate Roque Rocky De La Fuente today announced his plan to create an online network of virtual universities in which leading faculty will provide post-secondary instruction online at no cost, and local public schools will be funded to strengthen their online teaching technologies.
  • De La Fuente and his staff have been working on fleshing out details for the national Education for Everyone (E4E) plan since January.
  • De La Fuente is the Alliance Partys nominee for president in Maine, with running mate Darcy G. Richardson.
  • He is also the presidential nominee for the American Independent Party, the Reform Party of the United States, and the Natural Law Party in Michigan.

Houston Botanic Garden Officially Opens, Showcasing Bayou City’s Biodiversity in New Living Museum for Plants

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:00pm

Adding a world-class botanic garden to enhance the breadth and depth of Houstons cultural offerings has been a long time in the making, said Claudia Gee Vassar, president and general counsel of the Houston Botanic Garden.

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  • Adding a world-class botanic garden to enhance the breadth and depth of Houstons cultural offerings has been a long time in the making, said Claudia Gee Vassar, president and general counsel of the Houston Botanic Garden.
  • We believe the benefits of an extensive outdoor museum like the Houston Botanic Garden will be especially desirable at a time when so many are looking to engage with and be inspired by nature.
  • Formed in 2002, Houston Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich lives through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.
  • The Garden broke ground in 2019 on a 132-acre site located a short distance from downtown Houston.

Wiley Mourns the Loss of Board Member William Pence

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:30pm

It is with great sadness that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announces the death of Board Member William (Bill) Pence, who passed earlier this month.

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  • It is with great sadness that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announces the death of Board Member William (Bill) Pence, who passed earlier this month.
  • Bill was a trusted advisor and a champion of transformation, from culture to tech driven innovation, never one to shy away from disruptive ideas that would help us move forward, said Jesse C. Wiley, Chairman of the Board, Wiley.
  • His care, expertise, wisdom, insight, passion and presence will be greatly missed in and outside our board.
  • On behalf of the Wiley family, the Board of Directors and all Wiley colleagues, we extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Maria and their two children during this very difficult time.

Alzheimer's Association® Recognizes Sunrise Senior Living Memory Care Training

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:00pm

Sunrise Senior Living revealed today that the senior care companys distinctively crafted suite of memory care training designed for its team members was recognized by the Alzheimer's Association (AAIC) earlier this year.

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  • Sunrise Senior Living revealed today that the senior care companys distinctively crafted suite of memory care training designed for its team members was recognized by the Alzheimer's Association (AAIC) earlier this year.
  • Sunrises Orientation Memory Care Training is recognized by the Alzheimers Association for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimers and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication, according to the certification statement from the AAIC.
  • Sunrise Senior Living leads the industry in evidence-based initiatives that help promote overall quality of life for individuals experiencing memory loss in community-based settings.
  • Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services.

Kansas City Independent School Deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System Unit to Combat COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:00pm

Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatchs Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.

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  • Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatchs Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.
  • The RaMHS unit will provide a second location for students to receive daily temperature screenings, making campus arrival and check-in more efficient.
  • The Barstow School is pleased to partner with Black & Veatch to offer the innovative RaMHS unit to our school community, said Shane Foster, president of The Barstow School, which emphasizes science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts (STEAM).
  • RaMHS modules already have been put to use by a Kansas City-area health system and by the University of Kansas .

Curriki® Delivers Game-Changing Functionality and Access to its Free Interactive Authoring Tool, CurrikiStudio™, with Support from Linode

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

CurrikiStudio brings over 50 immersive learning activity types into the hands of content creators, ranging from interactive video, games, virtual tours, and simulations.

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  • CurrikiStudio brings over 50 immersive learning activity types into the hands of content creators, ranging from interactive video, games, virtual tours, and simulations.
  • "We are not only solving a problem for remote education but building a solution for the future of learning.
  • Support from Linode allows Curriki to enable individual content authors and small teams to leverage CurrikiStudio.
  • As an infrastructure partner for Curriki, Linode sees the tremendous value in open source EdTech, and the value CurrikiStudio brings to the learning ecosystem.

New Citi Impact Fund Announces First Investments

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Following the launch of the Citi Impact Fund , the company announced today its first four investments in double bottom line companies through the new fund.

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  • Following the launch of the Citi Impact Fund , the company announced today its first four investments in double bottom line companies through the new fund.
  • Launched earlier this year, the $150 million Citi Impact Fund is the largest fund of its kind to be launched by a bank using its own capital.
  • These companies represent the first of many investments Citi will make through the Citi Impact Fund.
  • This includes the work of Citi Inclusive Finance and the Citi Impact Fund in addition to the philanthropic work conducted by the Citi Foundation.

Canada’s First Managed Baby Gear Marketplace, Rebelstork, Closes $2M in Seed Funding

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:00am

Rebelstork (the Company), Canadas first managed baby gear marketplace that allows the buying and selling of expert-curated quality baby gear at reduced prices, today announces the close of $2M in seed funding.

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  • Rebelstork (the Company), Canadas first managed baby gear marketplace that allows the buying and selling of expert-curated quality baby gear at reduced prices, today announces the close of $2M in seed funding.
  • Rebelstork is unlike any marketplace platform in Canada, enabling the buying and selling of overstock, open box and quality used baby gear at a reduced price, with no hassle or haggling.
  • A respected member of Canadas fashion community, Emily is a CAFA Nominating Board Member and a mentor to young Canadian designers.
  • To buy or sell overstock, open boxed and quality used baby gear at a reduced price, or for more information, visit https://rebelstork.com .

Educational Toy Market | Insights on the Crisis and the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic | Technavio

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:45am

The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the educational toy market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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  • The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the educational toy market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200918005024/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Educational Toys Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Get detailed insights on the COVID-19 pandemic Crisis and Recovery analysis of the Educational Toy market.
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    Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, the Revaluated and Updated Educational Toy Market Report Says:
    The educational toy market will witness a Negative and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Increasing demand for smart toys has been an instrumental factor in influencing the growth of the educational toy market.