Education

Realtime Learning Systems to Acquire Stenotype Educational Products

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

Industry-leading learning technology provider Realtime Learning Systems , LLC (RLS) announced today its plans to acquire Stenotype Educational Products , Inc. (StenEd).

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  • Industry-leading learning technology provider Realtime Learning Systems , LLC (RLS) announced today its plans to acquire Stenotype Educational Products , Inc. (StenEd).
  • For the past 15 years, RLS has delivered StenEd tutorials, exercises, and testing via its powerful learning and testing platform, myRealtimeCoach.
  • Realtime Learning Systems (RLS) supports the people who create the record.
  • The online learning is powered by myRealtimeCoach , a content and technology platform offered by Realtime Learning Systems.

Apogee to Host Roundtable at NACUBO 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Apogee , the only managed services provider solely focused on higher education, today announced that the company will host a roundtable session on strategic planning at the upcoming National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, July 13-17, 2020.

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  • Apogee , the only managed services provider solely focused on higher education, today announced that the company will host a roundtable session on strategic planning at the upcoming National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, July 13-17, 2020.
  • The roundtable session Safeguarding Higher Education through Technology Strategic Planning will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, beginning at 3:00pm EDT.
  • In addition to the roundtable, Apogee announced that it will be a Premier Sponsor of NACUBO 2020, NACUBOs 50th annual meeting.
  • The annual meeting provides an opportunity to discover the latest trends and knowledge in all areas of campus finance and administration.

National Vision Supports National Optometric Association Community with Student Grants and Donated Equipment

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nations largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has put its support for the National Optometric Association (NOA) community into action by recognizing three members of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) with $7,000 in grants.

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  • National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nations largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has put its support for the National Optometric Association (NOA) community into action by recognizing three members of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) with $7,000 in grants.
  • This is the fifth consecutive year that National Vision has awarded grants to NOSA members.
  • In addition to awarding grants, the Company has also donated optometric equipment to assist an NOA member whose practice location was severely damaged during local riots.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200707005285/en/
    Three students were awarded grants through the Companys annual support of the NOSA Scholarship Program.

Cubic Awarded Contract to Support the U.S. Air Force's Development of Advanced Battle Management System

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:02pm

Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a $950 million ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the U.S. Air Forces Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).

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  • Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a $950 million ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the U.S. Air Forces Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).
  • The Air Force will use the contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
  • Cubic provides our military forces with the information advantage in the most demanding, disaggregated Joint All-Domain Operations, said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions.
  • For more information about Cubic, please visit the companys website at www.cubic.com or on Twitter @CubicCorp .

Barnes & Noble Education Survey Reveals College Students Feel Prepared for Careers, But Uncertain About Job Prospects

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:30pm

Conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights , the survey looked at the perspectives of college students across the U.S. as they navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and volatility in the job market.

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  • Conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights , the survey looked at the perspectives of college students across the U.S. as they navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and volatility in the job market.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200707005237/en/
    Almost half of students (48%) are optimistic about finding a job within 2-6 months after graduating.
  • Within six months of graduation, 62% of students expect to work at a full-time job, 27% a part-time job, and 22% a full-time internship.
  • This confidence may be attributable to how well students feel their college courses have prepared them for the future.

Coronavirus: Financial impact on higher education

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:03am

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic there have been concerns about the financial impact on universities. Much of this has focussed on the potential loss of international students, but there could also be losses in income from lower home student numbers, a drop in research work and less revenue from accommodation, catering and conferencing. What are the size of these impacts and what has the Government done to support the sector?Download the full reportThis excludes 4.9 billion of costs due to a pension accounting adjustment.

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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic there have been concerns about the financial impact on universities. Much of this has focussed on the potential loss of international students, but there could also be losses in income from lower home student numbers, a drop in research work and less revenue from accommodation, catering and conferencing. What are the size of these impacts and what has the Government done to support the sector?

Download the full report
    • This excludes 4.9 billion of costs due to a pension accounting adjustment.
    • The latest (April 2019) assessment of the sector in England by the Office for Students (OfS) found that overall the financial health was reasonable.
    • There was, however, considerable variation between providers and some had ambitious assumptions about growth in student numbers.
    • Much of the focus of the financial impact of the pandemic on university finances has been on the loss of international (non-EU) students.
    • International students fees provide a large and increasing share of providers total income and universities gain a surplus or profit on teaching international students.
    • In recent years home student numbers have remained static and the only growth in overall student numbers has been driven by international students.
    • The UK higher education sector had almost 350,000 international students in 2018/19 or 14% of the 2.4 million students at UK universities.
    • On 4 May the Government responded to the sectors calls for a bailout and announced a support packagefor universities and students.
    • A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) modelled the overall long-run losses from all aspects of the pandemic at 11 billion.

Don’t Choose Between Your Health and Education: Choose Online School

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, has extended its enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, has extended its enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • With families across Iowa facing educational uncertainty due to COVID-19, online school provides a solution where they arent forced to choose between their health and education, said Head of School Steve Hoff.
  • After this date parents can apply through September 11, 2020 based on limited exceptions as allowed by their school district.
  • Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which uses curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nations leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs.

The UNH-IOL Launches New Automotive Audio Bus Testing Services for In-Vehicle Audio Devices

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

The UNH-IOL will serve as the industrys first laboratory for A2B conformance testing, which is an essential element of the broader A2B ecosystem.

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  • The UNH-IOL will serve as the industrys first laboratory for A2B conformance testing, which is an essential element of the broader A2B ecosystem.
  • A2B is a low-latency digital audio bus that transmits audio and control data together with clock and power over a single unshielded twisted pair cable.
  • To learn more about the UNH-IOLs Automotive Audio Bus Testing Services please visit the A2B Testing Services page .
  • UNH-IOLs services fit the needs of the market, while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products.

Ardent Health Services Selects American Red Cross Resuscitation Suite™ Program in Enterprise-wide Agreement with HealthStream

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:25pm

HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM) announced today that Ardent Health Services has entered into an agreement with HealthStream to utilize the American Red Cross Resuscitation Suite program, enterprise-wide, for resuscitation skills training and certification, which will be provided through HealthStreams workforce platform.

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  • HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM) announced today that Ardent Health Services has entered into an agreement with HealthStream to utilize the American Red Cross Resuscitation Suite program, enterprise-wide, for resuscitation skills training and certification, which will be provided through HealthStreams workforce platform.
  • The Red Cross Resuscitation Suite program chosen by Ardent brings an updated, highly adaptive, competency-based solution to their healthcare teams, offering a new standard of resuscitation competency.
  • Ensuring competency of resuscitation knowledge and skills becomes more efficient, is achieved with higher quality learning effectiveness, and can be economically advantageous for health systems like Ardent with the adoption of the Red Cross Suite.
  • To learn more about the Red Cross Resuscitation Suite program and the quality improvements that hospitals and healthcare organizations are realizing from it, go to https://www.healthstream.com/solution/resuscitation/bls-als-pals .

Sallie Mae Awards $100,000 to Help High School and College Graduates Fund Their Futures

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Sallie Mae surprised four high school and college graduates with $25,000 through the companys Funded Futures Contest.

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  • Sallie Mae surprised four high school and college graduates with $25,000 through the companys Funded Futures Contest.
  • The four recipients chosen include a high school, college, graduate, and medical student.
  • Julia Seay is a graduate of Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia who plans to attend Washington and Lee University in the fall.
  • Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.