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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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Kohl’s Cares Prepares Young Readers for Back-to-School with I Can Read! Books

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 luglio 2018

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is gearing up for the back-to-school season with a collection of easy-to-read books and coordinating plush as part of the Kohl’s Cares® merchandise program, now available at all Kohl’s stores and on Kohls.com.Designed for the newest readers in your family, I Can Read! books collections share captivating stories through easily understandable concepts and vocabulary for all reading levels. Whether it’s their first story time with Pete the Cat or they’re ready to begin reading about the Justice League on their own, kids of all ages will find stories to enjoy in this season’s Kohl’s Cares collection. Priced at $5 each, these books and their coordinating plush pals make a great gift for the little readers in your life, with 100 percent of the net profit benefiting charitable organizations nationwide.Before heading back to school, families can also brush up on their learning skills together with fun kits, activity books and flashcards, also part of this season’s Kohl’s Cares collection.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and proprietary brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online at Kohls.com and on Kohl’s mobile app. Throughout its history, Kohl’s has given more than $650 million to support communities nationwide. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

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MBL-Energy First to Achieve 2018 DSA Pre-Check Certification for Solar Carports at California Schools

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

MBL-Energy, a leading designer and builder of solar energy projects, announced today that it has received the first California Division of State Architects (DSA) pre-check certification issued under the newly released 2016 CBC compliance. This certification will enable MBL-Energy to quickly move forward on the design and construction of parking canopies for California public schools and other public works by reducing the permitting approval time from up to one year down to five weeks, potentially saving schools thousands of dollars in energy costs during the process.MBL-Energy received this certification by being the first to pass cyclical testing and meeting the rigorous project and safety requirements set forth by DSA. An integral component of the new and existing DSA pre-check certification is the approval of MBL-Energy’s patented UL-certified Beacon™ Clip, a best-in-class enhanced solar module attachment. Developed by MBL-Energy CEO Robert Laubach, the UL-certified Beacon™ Clip uses proprietary technology that enables a more efficient and safe installation process on solar arrays. With a higher safety rating than required by the DSA, the Beacon™ Clip is ideal for carports on school campuses and related public work structures.The DSA oversees construction projects on California K–14 campuses by providing plan review and approval, and construction oversight of projects, in response to applications from California school and community college districts. DSA updates project pre-check qualifications based on current building code applications to meet standards agreed upon by a number of internal and external partners.To date, MBL-Energy has successfully completed 350MW of solar projects across California, of which 180 were DSA projects. This includes recently announced projects across six schools in the Santa Rita Union School District in Salinas, California, that integrates one megawatt of solar PV with 1.1 MWh of Sharp’s SmartStorage energy storage systems to form solar plus storage microgrids, and with the Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) in San Bernardino County. For FUSD, MBL-Energy delivered 13.9 MW of solar PV and 6.1 MW of battery storage using Tesla’s energy products for the district’s 40 schools that is expected to save $1 million during the first year and a combined amount of $68 million over 20 years.

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Scholarships Awarded to Collingswood High School Students

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 giugno 2018

Brian J. McIntyre, President of WorkStrategy, Inc., and his family, awarded four scholarships totaling $20,000 at the annual Collingswood High School Academic Awards Banquet on May 31, 2018. A former student and resident of Collingswood, New Jersey, Brian started the scholarship program in 2000 and has contributed approximately $420,000 in funds to date. The scholarship program is named in honor of his parents, George and Joan McIntyre, both of whom were actively involved with local charities and educational programs.“We are tremendously thankful for Brian and the McIntyre family. The George F. and Joan D. McIntyre Foundation Scholarships that they award annually have a profound impact. Since 2000, the McIntyre family has helped 84 graduating seniors to achieve their academic and professional goals by awarding these students over $420,000 in scholarships. Words cannot express our gratitude for this remarkable and unparalleled level of support,” stated Matthew Genna, Collingswood High School’s Principal.
“Once again, Collingswood High School has produced an impressive group of graduates. These students have worked hard on their academic achievements – with many balancing community service and challenging extracurricular activities as well. We are honored to participate in the program each year and happy to provide support as they take their next step toward an eventual career,” said Mr. McIntyre.

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