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Osservatorio Minibond della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 giugno 2020

Se per l’industria dei minibond il 2019 era stato “l’anno dei record”, la crisi economica causata dall’epidemia di Covid19 si è rivelata un ulteriore impulso alla crescita: il blocco delle attività produttive, che ha messo in seria difficoltà molte imprese, ha invece favorito i minibond, che si sono dimostrati una provvista di liquidità immediata.Secondo un’indagine condotta su 22 importanti “arranger” (cioè le società finanziarie che supportano le emittenti nel collocamento dei minibond), nel primo semestre 2020 sono state ben 86 le emissioni collocate, contro le 50 dello stesso periodo del 2019, con una crescita del 72%. Anche il controvalore è aumentato, benché non con la stessa intensità: 270,55 milioni di euro contro 220,8, cioè il 22% in più. Lo segnala l’Osservatorio Minibond della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano, che questa mattina ha organizzato un convegno online per ragionare con numerosi operatori del settore su quali siano le prospettive per il futuro, sia le minacce che, soprattutto, le opportunità. I minibond – titoli di debito emessi da società italiane non finanziarie (società di capitale o cooperative) di importo inferiore a 50 milioni di euro, non quotati su listini aperti agli investitori retail – si confermano dunque una fonte di finanziamento in continua crescita, alternativa e complementare al credito bancario. Già il 6° Report italiano, pubblicato dall’Osservatorio a fine febbraio, aveva disegnato uno scenario assai florido relativo al 2019: quattro i record raggiunti lo scorso anno, legati al numero di emissioni (207, +24,7% sul 2018), di società emittenti (183, di cui 129 per la prima volta) e al flusso di raccolta (1,18 miliardi di euro, +21,1%). Questo nonostante la raccolta delle PMI fosse passata da 379 a 344 milioni e il valore medio delle emissioni fosse sceso al minimo tendenziale storico, 4,68 milioni nel secondo semestre.
In totale, da novembre 2012 al 31 dicembre 2019 sono state 536 le imprese italiane che hanno collocato minibond, tra cui 314 PMI (il 58,6%). L’anno 2019 ha contribuito al totale con 183 emittenti, di cui il 69,4% SpA, il 28,4% Srl e il 2,2% società cooperative, percentuali stabili rispetto al 2018. Il volume dei ricavi invece è molto variabile: 54 emittenti (29,5%) fatturavano meno di 10 milioni di euro prima del collocamento. Circa il settore di attività, si confermava la netta supremazia del comparto manifatturiero (44,3% del campione).Sempre relativamente al 2019, la collocazione geografica ha continuato a evidenziare una netta prevalenza delle regioni del Nord: in testa la Lombardia con 41 emittenti (il 22,4% su scala nazionale), in crescita il Veneto e il Trentino-Alto Adige, grazie ad alcune operazioni di sistema come i Trentino Bond e i Pluri Bond Turismo Veneto Spiagge, e anche le regioni di Sud. Quanto alle motivazioni del collocamento, al primo posto ancora l’obiettivo di finanziare la crescita interna dell’azienda (62,1%) e di ristrutturare le passività finanziarie (12,7%), di seguito il bisogno di alimentare il ciclo di cassa del capitale circolante (PMI) e le strategie di crescita esterna tramite acquisizioni (grandi imprese).

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Indagine Skuola.net: Back to school, per gli studenti è allarme igiene

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 maggio 2020

Il portale Skuola.net, assieme all’esperto in sicurezza sui luoghi di lavoro Tommaso Barone, ha condotto un’indagine – che ha coinvolto oltre 25mila alunni di scuole medie e superiori – per capire da che punto dovranno ripartire le scuole italiane per poter accogliere i ragazzi nel post emergenza.La pulizia è sicuramente la base su cui impostare qualsiasi difesa dal contagio. Da questo punto di vista, però, il quadro che i ragazzi hanno lasciato a fine febbraio è abbastanza disastroso. Meno di 2 studenti su 3, ad esempio, giudicano almeno sufficiente lo stato in cui versavano i bagni della propria scuola.Altro tema di cruciale importanza è quello del sovraffollamento degli ambienti scolastici. La platea più consistente (47%) è composta da ragazzi che vivono in classi da 20-25 alunni. Ma più di 1 studente su 5, quest’anno, condivideva l’aula con almeno altri 25 compagni.Per quanto riguarda infine la ripresa delle lezioni frontali, tra le alternative di cui si sta discutendo si parla soprattutto di una turnazione tra alunni: a giorni alterni (alcuni vanno a scuola e gli altri seguono da casa, a rotazione) oppure dividendosi in gruppi tra mattina e pomeriggio. L’ago della bilancia pende decisamente dalla parte della prima soluzione: il 72% approverebbe la scelta di continuare con un mix di lezioni frontali e didattica a distanza.

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Il team di studenti milanesi vincitore della finale di The Schools Challenge

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 maggio 2020

Si è conclusa attraverso una finale interamente virtuale, la terza edizione italiana di The Schools Challenge che ha visto oltre 50 ragazzi del territorio milanese sfidarsi su tematiche di mobilità urbana e riciclo dei rifiuti negli ambienti scolastici.Un’inedita finale che è riuscita a trasportare sul digitale l’entusiasmo e la determinazione dei ragazzi che hanno presentato i propri progetti, misurandosi sia con problematiche legate al proprio territorio, ma anche con il lavoro di team e l’esposizione tramite nuovi canali. Un’occasione che ha, inoltre, permesso loro di sviluppare competenze STEM e digitali, ancora più utili nell’attuale situazione di emergenza e in vista di una futura riapertura delle scuole che probabilmente prevedrà una didattica mista.The Schools Challenge è un’iniziativa di PCTO (ex Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro) riconosciuta dal MIUR, realizzata a livello internazionale da J.P. Morgan e sviluppata nel nostro Paese da Junior Achievement Italia in collaborazione con Luiss Hub, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini e con il patrocinio del Comune di Milano. Oggi, nella sfida finale, la giuria di esperti, composta da professionisti di J.P. Morgan, Junior Achievement Italia e AMSA, ha decretato la vittoria del team Helmate della 3° F indirizzo Scienze Umane Economiche e Sociali del Liceo Tenca che ha ideato un sistema di sicurezza per ciclisti e utenti di trasporto leggero: una retìna da posizionare sul casco che ingloba luci di posizione e frecce segnaletiche che aumentano la visibilità di chi la indossa. La retìna è dotata di un dispositivo collegato ad una applicazione in grado di rilevare eventuali cadute e mandare un messaggio ai contatti prestabiliti con il link della posizione e, in caso di emergenza, chiamare i soccorsi. Gli studenti del team Helmate riceveranno degli iPad da utilizzare per le proprie attività scolastiche e portare avanti l’idea imprenditoriale proposta.
Fino alla chiusura delle scuole, gli studenti hanno alternato momenti in aula con i tutor di Junior Achievement Italia e i mentor di J.P. Morgan con incontri laboratoriali presso il Luiss HUB – dove hanno potuto toccare con mano le nuove tecnologie – e presso gli uffici di J.P. Morgan, per una sessione dedicata al Business Model Canvas guidati dai manager della società. Successivamente al lockdown, supportati da webinar e incontri digitali con i propri mentor, gli studenti hanno portato a termine con successo i propri progetti, sperimentando e applicando le conoscenze digitali maturate durante il percorso. Questo ha permesso loro di sviluppare competenze STEM, sempre più richieste dalle aziende e quindi fondamentali al futuro inserimento nel mondo del lavoro. Nel corso della giornata è stato inoltre assegnato il premio Miglior Prototipo al team Ecowave della 3° A indirizzo meccanico-meccatronico dell’Istituto Torricelli che ha creato un cestino interattivo utile a riciclare bottiglie di plastica che, una volta raccolte, saranno trasformate in tessuto pile. Il tessuto sarà utilizzato per creare delle felpe con il logo della scuola. Il cestino prevede una divisione tra bottiglie e tappi e la vendita di quest’ultimi sarà una delle risorse utilizzata per finanziare il progetto. Il team riceverà un kit Arduino, ideale per realizzare progetti di elettronica, programmazione e robotica.L’iniziativa The Schools Challenge è presente sulla piattaforma STEMintheCity, promossa dal Comune di Milano, un progetto digitale, aperto e inclusivo che raccoglie tutte le iniziative volte a promuovere competenze STEM.

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LUISS Business School Energy: Ricerca sulle nuove competenze

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 gennaio 2020

Roma giovedì 30 gennaio dalle ore 10:30 presso Villa Blanc sede Luiss Business School, in Via Nomentana 216, Roma, Aula Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Ricerca promossa da ManpowerGroup e Luiss Business School sulle nuove competenze e skills richieste nel settore dell’Energia, come effetto delle nuove traiettorie evolutive, a cui partecipano CEO e HR Director del comparto.

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Active Shooter Training Available at Passport Academy Charter School

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 dicembre 2019

School shootings and other violent threats are a sad reality in today’s world. With this in mind, the Passport Academy Charter School (PACS) is dedicating space and resources for ALICE Training, to educate and train residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas on proactive defense strategies in the event a violent threat occurs.ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate and can be a valuable strategy for law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, places of worship, and ordinary citizens who want to learn these techniques. These courses are not ‘shelter-in-place’ but rather designed to teach proactive option-based strategies to increase survivability in a violent critical incident.The two-day certification course will take place on December 18th and 19th and will be held at the Passport Academy Charter School, located at 933 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222. In recent years, the increase in active shooter incidents has been brought to the national forefront. According to CBS News, in 2019 alone, there have been more mass shootings than days of the year.
Passport Academy Charter School hosted ALICE last year and had a standing room only class of fifty-five participants that were certified as ALICE instructors. The school has two certified instructors in Jackson and Director of Safety/Lead Teacher, Raymond Rall and the school is an ALICE certified organization. For those interested in attending the classes, or for more information, please visit the PACS website at https://pacs.k12.com/

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School experience: cinema per la scuola

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

Dal 10 al 13 dicembre l’evento – che ha coinvolto più di 8mila persone tra studenti e docenti in Veneto (San Donà di Piave), Calabria (Cittanova) e Sardegna (Nuoro) – sarà in Sicilia (Palermo) per una finale intensa e ricca di contenuti. Ad ospitare l’iniziativa saranno l’ex Officine Ducrot, gli attuali Cantieri della Zisa. Un luogo evocativo al cui interno sorgono una quarantina di capannoni industriali con una naturale vocazione a diventare una cittadella della cultura. Lo spazio è stato infatti recuperato dall’amministrazione comunale dando vita a sale espositive, teatrali e cinematografiche. La manifestazione è realizzata in partnership con il Comune di Palermo – Assessorato alla Scuola e con Inventare Insieme (onlus) – Centro Tau. Grandissimo l’interesse dimostrato da registi emergenti italiani e internazionali: 2000 le opere in preselezione, di cui 35 (tra lungometraggi e cortometraggi) sono state proposte alle giurie composte da studenti dai 6 ai 18 anni. A Palermo toccherà proprio ai vincitori (decretati nelle prime tre tappe) presentare i propri lavori al pubblico. In Veneto, secondo l’opinione degli spettatori degli istituti primari, per la sezione Feature Experience (destinata ai lungometraggi) ha trionfato IL PICCOLO YETI di Jill Culton. Short Experience (dedicata ai cortometraggi proposti da registi italiani e internazionali) ha visto invece la vittoria di BELLY FLOP di Jeremy Collins. Per la sezione Your Experience (dedicata alle opere prodotte dalle scuole) la scelta dei giffoners è andata su ARIA di Mirko Vigiliotti e Giancarlo Vasta. In Calabria, gli studenti degli istituti secondari di I grado hanno voluto premiare, per la sezione Feature Experience, MIO FRATELLO RINCORRE I DINOSAURI di Stefano Cipani. Per Short Experience il podio è andato a TWEET TWEET di Zhanna Bekmambetova. Infine, per Your Experience, la scelta dei giffoners è caduta su IL PASSATO CHE RESTA dell’associazione Zuccherarte, regia di Marco Di Gerlando e Ludovica Gibelli. In Sardegna l’evento ha visto il coinvolgimento degli istituti secondari di II grado alle prese con temi quali l’integrazione, il coraggio, la determinazione per perseguire i propri sogni, fino alla tutela del pianeta Terra. Secondo l’opinione dei giurati, per la sezione Feature Experience, ha trionfato IL CORAGGIO DELLA VERITÀ di George Tillman Jr. Short Experience ha visto invece la premiazione di THE BOX di Dusan Kastelic. Infine, per Your Experience, i ragazzi hanno scelto SOLO UN GIOCATTOLO dell’I.I.S. Niccolò Machiavelli – I.C. Iqbal Masih – I.I.S. Schiapparelli/Gramsci – I.C. Mattei Di Vittorio, per la regia di Lorena Costanzo.
Ad accompagnare l’evento sarà anche il truck della Polizia Postale nell’ambito della campagna educativa itinerante realizzata dal Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, per il progetto Safer Internet Centre – Generazioni Connesse. In programma anche due laboratori: il primo, DIGITAL PROF, si pone nell’ambito delle attività che Giffoni propone per la formazione dei docenti. L’obiettivo è quello di guidare in un’esperienza di apprendimento utile al consolidamento delle competenze digitali. MOVIE LAB, invece, è articolato come una lezione di cinema interattiva per permettere ai ragazzi di comprendere il linguaggio audiovisivo. L’ultima tappa di School Experience si chiuderà venerdì 13 dicembre, alle ore 21:00, presso il Cinema De Seta (Cantieri Culturali della Zisa) alla presenza dell’intera cittadinanza, della comunità studentesca e delle istituzioni. Durante l’evento saranno premiati i registi e le scuole vincitrici della prima edizione del Festival itinerante.

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Terza edizione di “The Schools Challenge”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 novembre 2019

Dopo il successo delle precedenti edizioni, prende oggi avvio la terza edizione italiana di The Schools Challenge, contest internazionale rivolto alle scuole superiori, realizzato da J.P. Morgan e sviluppato in Italia con Junior Achievement, la più vasta organizzazione non profit al mondo dedicata all’educazione economico-imprenditoriale nella scuola, in collaborazione con Luiss Hub e con il patrocinio del Comune di Milano.Il progetto fa parte delle iniziative PCTO – Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e per l’Orientamento – e offre ai partecipanti l’opportunità di acquisire competenze STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) per contrastare l’abbandono scolastico e favorire un’efficace transizione dalla scuola al mondo del lavoro.Quest’anno più di 50 studenti dell’Istituto Torricelli di Milano sono chiamati ad elaborare soluzioni e prototipi per risolvere problematiche concrete di mobilità urbana sostenibile e riciclo dei rifiuti negli ambienti scolastici, identificate con l’aiuto di AMAT e AMSA.
Nel corso dei prossimi mesi, i ragazzi lavoreranno in team sviluppando idee, ricerche e business plan, alternando momenti in aula con i tutor di JA Italia e moduli laboratoriali presso il Luiss HUB, dove utilizzeranno tecnologie sofisticate e realizzeranno veri e propri prototipi. Per tutta la durata del progetto saranno seguiti dai mentor volontari di J.P. Morgan. I prototipi e le soluzioni sviluppate saranno presentati a una giuria di esperti qualificati nel corso di un evento finale che si terrà nel mese di maggio 2020. Il team vincitore dell’edizione italiana parteciperà alla finale europea che si terrà a Londra presso gli uffici di J.P. Morgan nel giugno 2020, dove si confronterà con i team vincitori delle edizioni UK, Francia e Germania.

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22nd Annual ‘Back to School’ Program

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 settembre 2019

To help students in need around the world return to school with confidence, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) recently held its 22nd annual “Back to School” program. This year, the Company provided nearly 5,000 children with backpacks and school supplies at 32 Henry Schein locations in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Spain, and Wales. Since the program’s inception in 1998, the Company has helped more than 50,000 children head back to the classroom with confidence.
Children who participate in “Back to School” also take home books and hygiene products donated by Henry Schein, and at many Company locations, first-day-of-school outfits purchased by Team Schein Members. The “Back to School” program is a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility program. “Team Schein looks forward to the ‘Back to School’ program every year because it gives us an opportunity to give back to our community and help these amazing kids start another successful school year,” said Gerry Benjamin, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Henry Schein. “It’s incredible to think that the ‘Back to School’ program is more than 20 years old, but I believe I speak for all of Team Schein when I say our commitment to this program and these families grows stronger every year.”
The Company recently hosted a “Back to School” event for approximately 600 children and their families at its worldwide headquarters in Melville, N.Y. In addition to new clothes and school supplies, the children enjoyed dinner, games, music, crafts, and other fun activities. The children also received free books at the event thanks to the generous support of KPMG LLP – the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm – through its Family for Literacy program and partnership with nonprofit social enterprise First Book. A video from the event can be viewed here.The company partnered with 10 local social service organizations to pre-identify the participating children and their families: Bethany House; Espoir Youth Program, Inc.; Family and Children’s Association; Family Service League; Hispanic Counseling Center; Madonna Heights; Nassau County Department of Social Services; The Raymar Children’s Fund; WellLife Network; and YES Community Counseling Center.

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Cascade Virtual Academy Powers Up the 2019-2020 School Year on September 3

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 agosto 2019

Students at Cascade Virtual Academy (CVA), an online public charter school, will begin the 2019-2020 school year on September 3 simply by turning on their computers. Authorized by Mitchell School District, CVA is a public school at home option available tuition-free to students in kindergarten through eighth grade across Oregon.CVA provides families and students an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance academic goals with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, CVA provides each student with a personalized learning experience.Students study the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as some electives. CVA’s dedicated teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, allowing students to enjoy a safe learning environment anywhere with an Internet connection.In addition to scheduled online classes, teachers offer one-on-one instruction and support, online chat sessions, and family phone calls to build close partnerships in support of academic success. Students complete schoolwork using laptops and educational materials that are shipped to their homes for the start of the school year.Throughout the year CVA fosters a sense of community through in-person field trips and social outings. Virtual clubs and organizations also allow students to further explore shared interests together in an online setting.CVA is accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about enrollment or for a schedule of upcoming events, visit cva.k12.com or download the K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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Online School Year Underway at iQ Academy California – Los Angeles

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 agosto 2019

Students logged onto the first day of school at iQ Academy California – Los Angeles (iQLA) on August 26. A full-time online public charter school authorized by the Rowland Unified School District, iQLA provides a tuition-free public education option for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum, iQLA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students in all grade levels take a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, history and English/language arts, as well as world languages, music and art. Electives are available to high school students, offering exposure to academic and career-focused content as they work towards their high school diploma. Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance academic goals with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. For many students, iQLA offers an education they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. iQLA’s California-credentialed teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, allowing students to enjoy a safe learning environment anywhere with an internet connection. In addition to scheduled classes, teachers offer one-on-one instruction and support, online chat sessions, and family phone calls to build close partnerships in support of academic success.Throughout the year, iQLA fosters a sense of community through in-person field trips and social outings and celebrates graduating seniors with a commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and organizations also allow students to further explore shared interests together in an online setting. iQLA is accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about enrollment or for a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit losangeles.iqacademy.com or download the K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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Children And Screens Encourages Children To “LOOK UP” As They Enter The New School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 agosto 2019

Summer break is almost over, and children around the country are getting ready to go back to school. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be stressful as students anticipate who their friends will be, what their classes will be like, and how they will feel on their first day back. It can also be a trying time for parents, who face a growing list of challenges in today’s digital world as social media, mobile phones, and other technologies take on an ever-increasing role in their child’s life.“For child health and well-being, screen time can be a double-edged sword,” explains Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, founder of the international interdisciplinary research organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development. “We all agree that digital devices can be tremendously useful for information, communication, entertainment, and some social interaction. Adolescents can use the online world to explore peer relationships and develop their identities. Yet, this new digital childhood presents increased opportunities for addiction, isolation, social rejection and comparison, distraction, and digital cruelty. These experiences can contribute to anxiety, sleep deprivation, depression, decreased academic performance, and more.” Children and Screens wants to help families across America have a safe and enjoyable school year. That’s why they encourage children to “LOOK UP” and ask parents to consider the following tips as they prepare for back to school.

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South Carolina Virtual Charter School Welcomes Students for the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

Students and teachers at South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS) will start the 2019-2020 school year on August 19. An AdvancED-accredited and NCAA-approved, full-time online public charter school, SCVCS is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the state.SCVCS couples innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by South Carolina-certified teachers. Students take a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, language arts, history, art and music, as well as a variety of electives, including world languages, honors and Advanced Placement® courses at the appropriate grade levels.
From live classes and one-on-one instruction to chat sessions and regular phone calls with learning coaches and family members, dedicated teachers work in close partnership with parents and students to support individual educational goals. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment and connects them with classmates and teachers from across the state. Many families and students choose SCVCS because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and students seeking a bullying-free environment can balance a full academic course load along with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.SCVCS builds a sense of community through in-person field trips and service opportunities. Students connect with their peers through virtual clubs around shared interests. Graduating seniors are celebrated during an in-person commencement ceremony each spring, and many go on to enroll in top colleges and universities across the country.
SCVCS encourages families to attend town hall meetings hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of upcoming events, visit scvcs.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

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Nasce l’Executive Master Operations & Supply Chain Management di CUOA Business School

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 giugno 2019

Altavilla Vicentina (VI) CUOA Business School, da oltre 60 anni all’avanguardia nell’interpretare le esigenze di formazione delle imprese grandi e piccole, integra la propria offerta formativa con un nuovo executive master. In partenza il prossimo 20 settembre, l’Executive Master Operations & Supply Chain Management è rivolto a manager, responsabili di funzione e professionisti, che vogliono apprendere le strategie necessarie per rendere efficace la gestione della catena di costruzione del valore verso il cliente finale.
La globalizzazione non implica solo che i mercati di vendita siano sempre più internazionali, ma soprattutto che lo diventino i mercati di fornitura. La competitività va necessariamente cercata, quindi, a livello di global supply network. A ciò si deve aggiungere l’elemento della trasformazione digitale che agisce in tutti i processi coinvolti e che impatta sulle diverse strategie di produzione messe in atto dalle aziende del supply network.Il percorso proposto da CUOA è modulare, con il corso JobLeader Operations & Supply Chain Management, che ne costituisce asse portante, e prevede oltre 300 ore di attività d’aula. I percorsi specialistici, tra i quali i partecipanti potranno scegliere sulla base delle proprie esigenze, sono tre: Procurement, Supply Chain Planning & Control, Lean Transformation, e sono sempre integrati con un modulo dedicato allo sviluppo di soft skills.Fattori distintivi del master sono la centralità di metodi didattici esperienziali, quali visite aziendali, testimonianze di professionisti e manager, e l’utilizzo di una Faculty eterogenea, composta da docenti universitari, formatori esperti, manager, consulenti, che assicura concretezza e aderenza alle reali esigenze delle aziende e rappresenta un canale preferenziale per l’aggiornamento professionale dei partecipanti. Inoltre, ogni partecipante sarà seguito singolarmente da un coach durante il percorso. Le selezioni sono aperte fino al 13 settembre 2019.

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“The ideal school was in fact not school at all, but a museum”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 maggio 2019

NEW YORK (PRWEB) (by David Wine) John Dewey, the great American philosopher and a major voice in progressive education theory, once proposed that “the ideal school was in fact not school at all, but a museum.” Dustin Yellin is the Founder of Pioneer Works. His institute in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York, is a multi-disciplinary cultural center that combines the arts and sciences along with other disciplines such as tech, cuisine, and horticulture that expose its visitors to the latest knowledge and thought leadership on universal challenges such as the climate crisis and the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity. Yellin tells C.M.Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, that the learning experience at Pioneer Works is “predicated on exchange and production, and not on consumption or distribution alone.” Through Pioneer Works, Yellin hopes that viewers will “come together as people to have a sober discussion on the pros and cons” of technological advancements, “and figure out a way to organize it in the most equitable way possible”.Dustin Yellin is the founder and president of Pioneer Works, an artist-run non-profit cultural center that builds community through arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world. It aims to improve how to understand and regard each other and the world, and values curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and inclusion.CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st-century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. For more information on CMRubinWorld

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La Cambridge Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 febbraio 2019

Cambridge. Si terrà dal 5 al 9 luglio 2019 la Cambridge Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition, organizzata dalla Scuola di Studi Superiori in Alimenti e Nutrizione dell’Università di Parma in collaborazione con il Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) di Cambridge e l’Institute of Continuing Education dell’Università di Cambridge. La Summer School è un corso intensivo che prevede 5 giorni di lezioni frontali e interattive su diverse aree della nutrizione: dai concetti base alla salute pubblica, passando per i metodi di ricerca e la nutrizione nell’ambiente ospedaliero.Le lezioni si terranno all’Homerton College e alla School of Clinical Medicine dell’Università di Cambridge, e saranno integrati da sessioni di mentoring e da un fitto programma sociale e di interazione studenti-docenti.
La Summer School è aperta a chiunque abbia interesse per la nutrizione e le sue applicazioni, inclusi studenti, laureati e dottorandi. Agli studenti delle lauree magistrali in ambito food e ai dottorandi di ricerca con competenze su alimenti e nutrizione sarà riservato uno sconto sull’iscrizione, ed è al vaglio dei vari consigli di corso di laurea l’attribuzione di 3 crediti formativi universitari agli studenti frequentanti all’atto del rilascio del certificato di frequenza e di proficiency.

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Project Based Learning Allows School to Become the Real World

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 dicembre 2018

By David Wine. According to many experts, school must be more relevant if kids are to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, and research indicates that students exposed to project based learning (PBL) are making significantly greater academic gains than students taught with traditional approaches. As students gain deeper knowledge about their work via PBL, they also learn real-world skills that will be invaluable to them for the rest of their lives. Thanks to real world challenges such as the United Nations’ SDG’s, project based learning is currently enjoying a revival. In this style of learning, students must address a problem that’s impacting their local or global community. The PBL process teaches students how to organize and present their thinking in a limited amount of time. Students have to collaborate with other classmates to find solutions and then present their findings to a group. All the skills involved in the work are critical for today’s world. C. M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, asked top global teachers to share their examples of high quality PBL programs. Educator Marjo Rantanen in Finland describes an EU program in which students improved their “entrepreneurial skills” and learned to “evaluate peer work and team work results.” Prerna Kumar in India explains her students worked longer and harder and described their experience as “joyful, authentic, powerful and resourceful.” Koen Timmers, who currently has students across 6 continents researching and brainstorming 4 climate change challenges, notes: “I believe in changing people’s mindsets via education.”
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EV Safe Charge Ranked One of “Top 15 Most Fundable Companies” by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 ottobre 2018

EV Safe Charge™, a leading provider of EV charging solutions, is thrilled to announce that it has been named to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School first annual Most Fundable Companies List. EV Safe Charge competed against more than 2500 other early-stage U.S. companies to win the recognition as one of the most fundable companies for private industry investors. As a winner, EV Safe Charge will be profiled on Entrepreneur.com and featured in the November print issue of the magazine. “We are honored that the judges recognized us as a promising, fast-growing company with big ambitions in a hypergrowth industry segment,” said EV Safe Charge Founder and CEO Caradoc Ehrenhalt. “Attracting continued investor interest is a key priority of our team and this prestigious exposure from a leading business school is further validation of our exciting potential. We are grateful for the award and congratulate each of the winners.” The Most Fundable Companies initiative involved a multi-phase assessment that evaluated financial projections, market opportunity, differentiation of offering and the strength of the management team, all of which were used to produce a fundability score. The top 15 companies were selected in partnership with The Venture Alliance based on their readiness for private investment. Honorees on the inaugural list are located across the country and come from a variety of industries. “EV Safe Charge is transforming the charging solutions market with innovative approaches and white-glove service,” continued Ehrenhalt. “With the need for 40 million charging stations around the globe by 20301, our business model aims to capitalize on this staggering growth opportunity in a highly fragmented market,” he concluded.

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AURAK Ranks High in the Scopus Database

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 ottobre 2018

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) ranked twelfth among 103 UAE institutions with Scopus affiliations, with a total of 403 Scopus documents published by the AURAK faculty and researchers. Scopus is the largest database of peer-reviewed literature, encompassing scientific journals, books, and conference publications. The extensive global scholarship indexed in Scopus includes research in science, arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine, and technology. A high ranking in Scopus is understood by many to be one of the top indicators of excellence in research worldwide.AURAK is a public non-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education, which provides an integrated North American-style education. It is accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and offers twenty-two undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. In September 2017 AURAK stood at the 24th position out of 98 institutions with Scopus affiliations in the UAE, with 249 Scopus publications. Within a period of one year there has been a 62 percent increase in Scopus publications with the 2018 ranking, with AURAK climbing the competitive ladder to the twelfth slot out of 103 institutions, and with the faculty publishing 403 Scopus documents. With its prodigious rate of quality publications, AURAK has risen higher in the rankings even with increased numbers of competitors in the field.
The Provost, Professor Stephen Wilhite, observed that faculty engagement in research is fundamental the university’s achievement of its mission to exemplify the highest standards of teaching and research. “As accomplished researchers, faculty members model for their student’s active engagement in advancing knowledge in their discipline.” AURAK President, Professor Hassan Al Alkim, is elated with the hard work and progress of his faculty, “This type of results supports our claim that our faculty is not only certified, but is comprised of highly qualified professionals that are on the forefront of contemporary research and that our institution is indeed highly competitive among the leading Arabic institutions in the UAE. Not only did our institution improve its status from last year, but it did so even in a broader, more competitive atmosphere. Our students are receiving a first-rate education from first-rate professors who are highly active in the academic world of research and on the cutting edge of innovative ideas.”

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Arizona Virtual Academy Begins 15th School Year on August

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 agosto 2018

Students at Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), an accredited, online public charter school, will begin the 2018-19 school year on August 8 as the school begins its 15th year of operation. AZVA is open to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, AZVA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art music and electives. Advanced Placement® courses are available at the high school level.Eligible students also have the opportunity for concurrent enrollment, which allows them to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school, at no cost to the family. AZVA will launch the RISE program (Reaching Intellectual Success & Excellence) for profoundly gifted students in 2018-19. Eligible students in grades 3-8 will learn under the instruction of a gifted-certified teacher and will be provided opportunities for acceleration in areas of exceptional strength, and the ability to go deeper and wider in their understanding of the world around them. RISE students will engage with similarly gifted peers through live class discussions, projects and virtual collaborative learning.“Gifted students shouldn’t just be given more work, they should be given different, meaningful work that will encourage them to delve deeper into their scope of understanding of the material and to explore the world in a new way,” said Dr. Kelly Van Sande, head of school at Arizona Virtual Academy. “The RISE program will encourage our students to exercise creativity and higher-level thinking while exploring interesting topics and concepts.” AZVA also offers a blended learning program, combining online courses with in-person instruction and support. There are three blended learning centers located in the Phoenix Metro area, as well as one each in Kingman and Tucson, and feature on-site support, student enrichment and socialization opportunities.Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance their education with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.AZVA’s state-certified teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes. In addition, the dedicated teachers interact with students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the state.Throughout the school year, AZVA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social outings. AZVA celebrates the end of the school year with an in-person prom and honors graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. AZVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online or in-person information sessions hosted by the school.

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The Best Time for Orthodontic Treatment is Before School Starts

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 luglio 2018

The last thing any kid wants to do in the summertime is spend a few hours in the orthodontist’s office. But this is the best time of year to get orthodontic treatment. Getting braces during summer can make for an easier adjustment period. It is easier to learn to talk, eat and live with braces without the added stress of school (and social) demands. Plus, the cool, soft foods of summer are ideal for soothing the pain, irritation and sores that can occur when braces are first installed and during the weeks to follow. By the time school is in session again, the child’s comfort and confidence levels may be higher. In fact, they may not be as aware of their braces as they become more used to them.But the cost of braces may be a challenge for parents no matter what time of year their kids begin orthodontic care. On average braces cost $5,000-$6,000. And that price goes up for braces made of clear materials, treatment for complex oral issues, and location—residents of bigger cities can expect to pay more for orthodontics.Dental insurance can help a bit, but typically has an annual maximum spending limit of $1,000-$1,500 and may also have a lifetime limit on coverage for orthodontics. That leaves families paying much of the cost of care out of pocket. The best option for reducing the cost of braces is often a dental savings plan. These plans do not have annual spending limits or lifetime caps on orthodontic care. Plan members enjoy reduced rates on dental care at a nationwide network of 100,000+ dentists.Dental savings plans typically provide savings of 10%-60% on a wide variety of dental treatments, from orthodontics for kids and adults, to root canals, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and preventive care. And since members can use their plan to save at the dentist as often as they wish, there is no need to ration family dental care or delay treatment to keep costs below insurance’s annual spending limit.

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