Education

Critical Race Theory--AcademicInfluence.com Spotlights the Leaders in CRT, Equality, and Racial Issues

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:38pm

They come from nations across the globe, including Malawi, France, Nigeria, Sweden, Russia, Cameroon, and the United States.

Key Points: 
  • They come from nations across the globe, including Malawi, France, Nigeria, Sweden, Russia, Cameroon, and the United States.
  • Why does influence in Critical Race Theory matter?
  • The individual human being can become a better person only if he or she can engage in self-critique or self-criticism.
  • AcademicInfluence.com is a part of the EducationAccess group, a family of sites dedicated to lifelong learning and personal growth.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Launches New Online Bookstore Operation to Reduce Textbook Costs

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:30pm

Rising textbook costs continue to be a major driver for the overall cost of a college education.

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  • Rising textbook costs continue to be a major driver for the overall cost of a college education.
  • To reduce their overall out-of-pocket costs from purchasing textbooks, SUNY Poly's new school-branded online bookstore platform will offer students a competitive marketplace for course content purchasing.
  • In parallel with the launch of the new online store, SUNY Poly will operate an on-campus store for merchandise and apparel.
  • About SUNY Polytechnic Institute: SUNY Poly is New York's globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem.

Beloved Actor And Personality LeVar Burton Gets Tonie-fied This Fall

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --This Fall, beloved actor, director, producer and author LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek and Jeopardy!)

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  • PALO ALTO, Calif., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --This Fall, beloved actor, director, producer and author LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek and Jeopardy!)
  • LeVar Burton's award-winning children's book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm , will get the full tonies treatment, including audio recorded by Burton himself!
  • The special LeVar Burton "Rhino" Bundle will include a gray Toniebox and a LeVar Burton Tonie, retailing for $99.99.
  • LeVar currently hosts his own podcast, 'LeVar Burton Reads'now in Season 9, sharing the best short fiction and handpicked by the best voice in podcasting.

Wah Fu Education Group Ltd. Clarifies That the New Regulations Related to Homework and Off-campus Training for Students in China Does Not Impact the Company

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:30pm

However Wah Fu focuses on adult remote learning content and education technology services, providing platform services mainly for adults and universities.

Key Points: 
  • However Wah Fu focuses on adult remote learning content and education technology services, providing platform services mainly for adults and universities.
  • On the contrary, Wah Fus education technology services and education infrastructure services are encouraged by the Chinese government.
  • Wah Fu follows the laws and industrial policy in China while providing services and has never been involved in discipline tutoring or training for students in compulsory education as mentioned above.
  • Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wah Fu Education Group Limited provides online training and exam preparation services for adults, as well as related training materials and technology solutions for both institutions, such as universities and training institutions, and university students.

Riverside Insights’ easyCBM Assessment System Enhanced to Address Spike in RTI Needs for Back to School

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

ITASCA, Ill., July 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riverside Insights®, a leading developer of research-based assessments, announced today easyCBM is launching two new features that will allow school districts to make more meaningful progress on implementing their Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies.

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  • easyCBM facilitates instruction and intervention to support their MTSS programs, providing interventions at every tier through a district-level assessment system.
  • Available for grades K8, the assessment and reporting suite includes a combination of measures for benchmarking and progress monitoring with comprehensive reporting.
  • CBMSkills and Write Right Now add tools to help teachers respond to the insights provided by easyCBM.
  • To learn more about easyCBM, visit the Riverside Insights website .

Employers Struggling to Find the Skills to Accelerate Agility

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Firms are searching for new team members with the skills to help them accelerate agility and meet the challenges of a changing world.

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  • Firms are searching for new team members with the skills to help them accelerate agility and meet the challenges of a changing world.
  • But they are struggling to find recruits with the right skills to fill job vacancies.
  • The new Questionmark report, Skills, Culture, Vocation: Finding the Right Recruits encourages employers to improve their recruitment decisions by:
    Checking the skills of job candidates assessments give real information about a candidates current skills base.
  • John Kleeman, Founder of Questionmark, said: To accelerate their agility and thrive in a changing business environment, employers are seeking more skills than ever before.

Alabama Community Colleges System and Instructure Expand Canvas Relationship

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

SALT LAKE CITY, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure today announced that Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has extended its relationship, selecting Canvas LMS for twelve of its colleges for three more years. In addition to using Canvas to deliver a rich, engaging student experience, the schools will add Canvas Studio and Portfolium to provide greater flexibility and equity in how courses are delivered and assessed. The move is designed to ensure that these ACCS campuses are sharing best practices in instructional design through collaboration tools within the learning management system and help prepare students for the future workforce.

Key Points: 
  • SALT LAKE CITY, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure today announced that Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has extended its relationship, selecting Canvas LMS for twelve of its colleges for three more years.
  • In addition to using Canvas to deliver a rich, engaging student experience, the schools will add Canvas Studio and Portfolium to provide greater flexibility and equity in how courses are delivered and assessed.
  • Alabama Community College System (ACCS) selects Canvas LMS for 12 of its colleges, adds Studio and Portfolium products
    "Our schools have relied on Canvas to create a reliable and robust teaching and learning environment for many years now," said Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System.
  • Today the Instructure Learning Platform supports more than 30 million educators and learners around the world.

New Research Reveals that High-Quality Instructional Materials Supported Partnerships Between Students, Families and Educators that Fueled Pandemic Learning

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:01am

The research reveals possibilities for sustained partnership between schools and families moving forward.

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  • The research reveals possibilities for sustained partnership between schools and families moving forward.
  • Their experience was in contrast to students who struggled academically, and at a time that many fear learning loss among students because of pandemic-related learning disruptions.
  • "Instead of families being 'passive recipients' of instruction, it's time for a new model in education that brings families fully into the instructional process by using high-quality instructional materials to help foster close coordination and collaboration between students, families and educators."
  • The findings are spelled out in a new report, "Fundamental 4: Pandemic Learning Reveals the Value of High-Quality Instructional Materials to Educator-Family-Student Partnerships."

Reply Creative Challenge 2021: With an Idea Developed for easyJet, a Team of Young Students From Politecnico of Milan Wins the Competition

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:30am

With the project easyDream, team Watermelon won the 2021 edition of the Creative Challenge, the largest team-based competition in Europe for students and young creatives and part of the Reply Challenges program.

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  • With the project easyDream, team Watermelon won the 2021 edition of the Creative Challenge, the largest team-based competition in Europe for students and young creatives and part of the Reply Challenges program.
  • What the team managed to pull off in a single weekend is nothing short of amazing!
  • The Creative Challenge is part of the Reply Challenges 2021 competition series organized by Reply for young students, talents and technology enthusiasts to promote the culture of coding and stimulate digital innovation in the fields of creativity, cybersecurity and finance.
  • Reply [MTA, STAR: REY, ISIN: IT0005282865] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media.

PowerED™ by ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY JOINS D2L WAVE AS AN EDUCATION PARTNER

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:50pm

Kitchener, Waterloo , July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that PowerED by Ath abasca University (AU) , a leader in online education, has joined D2L Wave as one of its first education partners.

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  • Kitchener, Waterloo , July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that PowerED by Ath abasca University (AU) , a leader in online education, has joined D2L Wave as one of its first education partners.
  • PowerED by Athabasca University has revolutionized the delivery of online professional development learning, making them an ideal fit for D2L Waves education partner network.
  • By including PowerED s continuing education courses in D2L Waves catalog, corporations can quickly empower their employees to explore continuing education opportunities that meet their career goals.
  • Almost all PowerED students are working while theyre learning, so we understand the challenges around upskilling and reskilling, says Jessica Butts Scott, Director, PowerED by Athabasca University.