Posts in Category: Education

E-Governe Branches Out to Other Areas

There are many different things that E-Governe has been able to do. They work to make sure that they are providing opportunities for different businesses around the world and this has given them the chance to make sure that they are doing everything the right way for the companies and hospitals that they serve. Among the hospital aspect of E-Governe is also the schooling aspect of the company. They do what they can to give people the options that they need to make things better for themselves. It is something that E-Governe has done so that they can help more people and so that they can give everyone the opportunities that they need.

 

Depending on the region that E-Governe is in, they work with up to five different industries so that they can show people what they are capable of. This is something that has set E-Governe apart from other management companies and has given them the chance to make sure that they are helping all of their clients. E-Governe is a huge company that has done what they can to provide new opportunities to people around the world. While they are based in Brazil and they have generally chosen to focus on the companies that they serve in Brazil, they do have the capability to serve international companies as well.

 

When E-Governe first started, they were only able to help people in a few specific industries. They did not have the support or the framework to be able to support people who were in different industries. This was something that made things harder for E-Governe but they quickly learned that they could do new things that would give them the chance to improve everything that they were able to do with their own business. They wanted to help other companies and knew that their company doing so would be the best opportunity possible.

 

When it came time for E-Governe to provide people with all of the options that they needed, they did what they could to try new things with these businesses. It was a big help and something that really set E-Governe apart from other companies. Now, they have taken the time to work with the schooling industry which has given them the help that they need to improve all of the options that they have. When it comes to their newest endeavors, E-Governe knows that they will be able to try new things thanks to the offerings that they have.

 

While E-Governe has been extremely successful up to this point, they are planning to provide even more industries with the opportunities that they have. This means that they are going to branch out and get even better with the options that they need. It also means that E-Governe is going to be able to help people so that they can make all of the right decisions for their business. Companies in all different industries and sectors will soon be able to take advantage of the offerings that E-Governe has.

Betsy DeVos Is Not The Enemy Here: Opposing Trump’s Overturning of Transgender Bathroom Bill

It may come as a surprise to some of us, but Betsy DeVos did in fact oppose Donald Trump’s rescinding of a bill protecting transgender public school students’ use of the gender bathroom of their own choice. Indeed, the new education secretary was overruled directly by Trump.

The guidelines for the Obama administration’s 2016 protections were originally issued jointly by the Departments of Justice and Education. The two departments are still discussing details of the final wording of the order and DeVos has pushed for including a requirement that public schools ensure that transgender students are able to “learn in a safe environment” free from bullying.

Good for her, I say. At least someone in the new cabinet cares about minority and vulnerable groups! But she has already been criticized harshly on social media for not pushing back harder against the new administration’s draft despite her efforts.

It was a joint letter by officials from the Justice Department and the Education Department that countered the Obama administration’s stance that nondiscrimination laws should include the right for transgender students to use bathrooms of their own choice. The letter went on to criticize the Obama directive as improper and lacking “regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts in establishing educational policy.”

The “bathroom debate” as it is generally known, is exposing what may be a rift in the Trump administration. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in the middle of it, opposing both President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

According to The New York Times, DeVos resisted Sessions’ push to quickly move forward and advised Donald Trump of the harm to students that rescinding the bill could cause.

After Secretary of Education DeVos was pressured into dropping her objections, she released a statement strongly urging every school in America to protect all students from discrimination and harassment as its moral obligation. Further, DeVos directed the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights to investigate all claims of such treatment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.

She is having a tough go of it so far. Is she making enemies among the wolves? Who could blame her?

LGBT issues was a core issue for opponents of DeVos’ recent nomination, considering the substantial donations that her wealthy and politically renown family members have given to anti-gay causes in the past.

So who is Betsy DeVos anyway? Has she really earned the ire of the public and the disapproval of the new administration?

She has distanced herself from those relatives noting that her views are not in line with theirs. Some report that she has for man years been supportive of gay rights and has famously voiced concern about the high rates of suicide among transgender students. She holds degrees in both Business and Political Science and her resume is dotted with political and philanthropic work. She is currently chair of a private group investing in tech, manufacturing and clean energy. She has also served on the board of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which promotes education.

Although only time will truly tell, I say we extend DeVos the courtesy of an open mind

How ClassDojo Hopes to Streamline and Revolutionize the Education Sector

It’s barely five years since ClassDojo launched, but the start-up continues to enjoy massive successes. The initiative is used both locally and globally. The statistics paint a bright future for the app. So far, it’s said that two out of every three schools in the U.S., use the technology. Speaking recently, the CEO called the tech an absolute game changer in the education sector.

The inspiration for the app came from the favorite gold star stickers. The stickers used to be issued and awarded to brilliant and outstanding students. That served to reinforce the positive behavior. Some naysayers, however, had some issues with it. They cited privacy infringement issues. The positive feedback from the parents and the teachers, however, trumped the cynicism.

ClassDojo Features

Teachers love using it because it simplifies the communication. The app is constantly evolving and getting new and advanced features. Asides the primary functions of teachers posting photos to the platform, there’s also the recently introduced category known as Student Stories. This is a feature which allows students themselves to post both videos and photos of their school days.

Free Downloads

At the moment, teachers can go online and download the app for free. They do not even have to ask for permissions from the school administrators to get started. The next big challenge to the founders is on how to monetize their creation. Finding ways to earn and make big bucks from the innovation is the next logical step in the evolution process.

Growth Mindset Theory

The co-founder and the CTO of ClassDojo optimism stem from the fact that schools are willing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars just to up their game with software-inspired technology. For one, the software approach stands to save them tons of money. That is as opposed to the regular curriculums which are bulky and have to be replaced from time to time.

The app development team has collaborated with the best Universities in the nation to take their app innovation to the next level. They have partnered up with Harvard and with Stanford. Investors have jumped on board this lucrative venture, and as of today, they have raised close to $30 million dollars in funding.

About ClassDojo

The startup was founded on June 1, 2011. The HQ’s are based in San Francisco. Ideally, the communication platform’s meant to empower the student-parent-teacher relationship. The fast-growing company is a preferred choice for teachers all over the nation. The founder compared it to being the Netflix of the education sector. The founders are Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don.

Handy Home Cleaning Establishing Itself Among Industry Giants

There are literally thousands of home cleaning services throughout the United States. A great many businesses are well-established and have been providing excellent service for decades. Others have only been in business for a short period of time and are trying to establish themselves within an already crowded field.

Home cleaning services have been around for decades. Starting back as early the early 1800s, companies provided cleaning services for the rich and affluent. These services could range from cooking, cleaning, babysitting, milking cows and other types of light housework. In most cases, these services were staffed by females only. The pay was often low and there was no job security. Women often worked long hours and little to no time to spend with their own families.

There was a time when maid services hired women exclusively. Nowadays, men can be found performing the same tasks. Today, there is much more flexibility, and the pay is much higher. Workers are now entitled to benefits and can even negotiate salaries.

Handy on facebook is one of the newer home cleaning services. In a few short years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds. After merging with Homejoy, the company cleared $1 million in bookings in one week. The company, which started out with a mere run rate of $3 million now has a $52 million run rate.

Handy is the brainchild of Harvard Business School roommates Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua. The roomies got the idea of a cleaning service after realizing how much they hated housework how difficult it could be sometimes to find good help. With that in mind, the duo secured a few loans, called in some favors and voila, Handy was born.

The company offers everything from maid service to handyman service. Individuals can apply to clean or set accounts and accept jobs posted by individuals needing help. That can be work like changing light bulbs, fixing a sink, laying carpet or putting together a piece of furniture. Individuals who contract out their services can make quite a bundle depending on the chore.

Handy offers a better than average wage for its home cleaners ($15-$22 to start based on experience). Not only does that ensure job security, it substantially lowers the turnover rate. All workers have to go through the standard background checks and have a verifiable work history. Hanrahan and Umang are happy with what they have built and have plans for a number of upgrades in the future. The company has operations in the U.S., Canada and London, England.

How We Have Been Duped To Believe Lies About The Benefits of Milk

Alisa Hamilton, who had earlier investigated orange juice to find out that some of its benefits had indeed been inflated, has now set her sights on milk. She talks about how milk came to popular, some of the misconceptions around it, and other available sources for calcium.

Alisa attributes the popularity of milk partly to world war two and also the movement of people to urban areas. During the war, the government needed to be able to provide Dairy supplies to the soldiers. They therefore increased the demand for milk by giving it to kids. Movement to the city left mothers with little time to spend with their kids, they therefore resulted to giving them cow milk.

According to Alisa, STX Entertainment suggests some of the misconceptions include that milk is the only food that constitutes a whole food group. Milk does not deserve this status however, just like pumpkins don’t deserve it for just being high in magnesium.

It is very easy to get all the nutrients in milk from other sources. Some foods have been said to have higher rates of calcium absorption than milk. They include bok choy, broccoli and kale.

People however, seem not to want to look for calcium from any other source. The only reason we are quick to believe these lies, is that we are only hearing from government agencies which support agricultural products and the dairy industry which is out to make money.

Antoich University Professor Wants to Reunite with Peace Corps Volunteer After 31 years

The Peace Corp was established by President Kennedy on March 1, 1961 as a volunteer program to help people in underprivileged countries. Dr. Jean Kayira, PhD grew up in the underprivileged country of Malawi.She met Michael Smyser who was a Peace Corp volunteer in the early 1980s. He taught Dr. Kayira mathematics during the years 1982 to 1984. She owes her whole life to him because she would not have continued her education and earned her PhD if not for Smyser. Kayira is associated with AUNE’s environmental studies, which is associated with the Peace Corps. During Peace Corps Week, Kayira would like to reconnect with Michael Smyser. The Manchester, Ink Link, was able to locate the former Peace Corps volunteer on the internet with a request from Kayira. Michael Smyser is employed at the University of Washington’s Epidemiology Department located in Seattle.
Dan Newlin has read that Schooling for Dr. Kayira was taught in English and Chichewa languates because it was mandatory. She met Mr. Mike Smyser in the 9th and 10th grades; he was her Latin and Math teacher. Kayira said that he was her favorite teacher because he explained the lessons in a very clear style and helped her to believe she was a smart person and could succeed if she applied herself. Smyser’s inspiration led to Kayira enrolling in the University of Malawi, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education Science.

Bruce and Karen Levenson Donate $5.6 Million to The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland

According to an original report by PR Newswire, The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland received donation of 5.6 million dollars from Bruce and Karen Levenson. The center, launched just three years ago on previous funds from from Karen and Bruce Levenson, continues to grow at an impressively fast rate due to the continued support of the Levensons and the students who participate. The center is now considered a a major runner in philanthropic studies in it’s area.

Students who have participated at the center have went on to fellowships or even to work for non-profits in the D.C. Area. The Levenson’s generous gift will fund abroad programs, of which the goal is to provide aid for the disabled, wildlife preservation and youth outreach. Students in the philanthropy program at the University of Maryland are eligible to participate in these abroad programs. Also it will go towards a Do Good Challenge that students participate in. It culminates with a $20,000 prize to the winner to help them contribute to charitable causes. It will also fund courses and programs at the University of Maryland in the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and will, for the first time, include a living and learning dorm for sixty freshman who will take courses at the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

Bruce Levenson, one of the main donors of the center, and a businessman by trade, is also an active NBA team owner (co-owning the the Atlanta Hawks) and philanthropist himself. He also spends a significant amount of his funds on supporting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and other Jewish causes. Karen Levenson, his wife, is a teacher and mother to three sons. She also spends her time mentoring and tutoring children from underprivileged neighborhoods in D.C. Karen is involved with an program that makes underprivileged children and young adults aware of the events of the Holocaust and gives them the opportunity to be tour guides at the museum in D.C.

The full article regarding Bruce and Karen Levenson’s contribution can be found at PR Newswire.

Jonathan Veitch Biography of the Occidental President

Jonathan Veitch was born in 1959. He went to Loyola High School before joining Stanford University for his bachelor’s degree. He earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University. Jonathan Veitch is the current president of Occidental College after serving as the dean of The New School’s Eugene Lang College and a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He has served as the chair of humanities and once as an associate provost before he became the dean. It was while he was serving as the dean, Jonathan Veitch started focusing on expanding the size of the Eugene Lang College, and seemed to take advantage of it as the urban-based liberal arts college.

Jonathan Veitch is well known for his strategic planning mounted on better positioning Occidental College’s future. This involved strengthening civic engagements, initiating global literacy programs and forming new partnerships with other premier institutions in Southern California. Since he assumed office in 2009, the college has seen the completion of the Samuelson Alumni Center as well as renovation and expansion of the Swan Hall, which is home to at least one-third of Oxy’s faculty.

The twenty-year plan has encompassed the renovations of the Johnson Hall, which is to host the McKinnon Family Center for Politics and Global Affairs. Veitch has managed to convince Rose Hills Foundation provide a grant to renovate Johnson Student Center. Veitch’s plan incorporates putting up a 1-megawatt solar array. The 1-megawatt solar array will be the first of its kind to be installed in a campus with a promising self-generation of 11 percent of Occidental’s annual usage in terms of electricity. Having realized that president Barrack Obama schooled here, Veitch has been able to pull strings to bring more students in, both nationally and internationally with a promising first class education privilege.

Jonathan Veitch is also an author of, “American Super realism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s”. His field of expertise ranges from 19th to 20th century literature and cultural history. Lately, he has been focusing on higher education history, specifically in the United States. During his tenure at Eugene Lang College, he was able to double the student numbers over the years. He only hopes that unlike his predecessors, he will live long in the president’s house, for at least ten years before he retires.

Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, depicts Jonathan Veitch has deep roots in the film industry. His step grandfather was the actor Allan Ladd and his father, John Veitch was the president of Columbia Picture’s Worldwide Productions. A leader in his own right, it will be interesting to see where Jonathan Veitch will take the Occidental College in the future.

North Carolina University Shooting

A shooting occurred in North Carolina on Saturday night. A young man was shot, although he remains in a stable condition. This occurred near North Carolina Central University. University officials had received a warning about an active shooter and had tweeted about it. Students received email notifications regarding the shooting. Currently, there has been no arrests made as the investigation is still ongoing.

Shootings in schools and in college campuses are a serious thing in the United States. It can occur at any given moment without a fair warning. One day someone decides to open fire at innocent victims or targeted persons. School and university administrators need to realize how serious a shooting can be. Every school and college campus should have officials that are trained to address this situations.

While shootings may not be always preventable, schools should have a proper plan implemented to protect the safety of those on campus. Teachers should have an awareness of an emergency plan they must follow. Students may not necessarily need to know the steps, but an adult should know.

Universities and schools should have email and smartphone alerts, like the push notifications on FreedomPop and iPhones, to find the best way to send the alert out in a timely matter. Facts may be important prior to sending it out, but whenever there is a possible situation students should be alerted. This could save the lives of many by simply alerting them.

Should For Profit Colleges be Responsible for the Gainful Employment of Graduates?

The Association of Private Colleges and Universities is suing the Obama administration over regulations released last week. The new rules are intended to address the alleged inability of their graduates to find employment sufficient to provide an adequate income while paying off their student debts. Specifically, they would stop funding for training programs which yielded a poor ratio of earnings to debt for graduates.

Considering that a large portion of the funds used for tuition at these for-profit institutions originates as tax-based student loans, the attempt to keep this income flowing to the institutions can seem to be a sign of an entitlement mentality with little regard for either the taxpayers who are footing the bill or the students who should be benefiting.

Many may be reluctant to interfere with the current system out of the belief that privately operated education (even if it is publicly funded) is superior to public, and therefore best for the economy in the long run. This ignores the fact that the high student loan debt rate is having a crippling effect on entrepreneurs’ capacity to fund a small business, or buy a house. As Christian Broda explained in ValueWalk, this has had a ripple effect on the economy. There has to be a better way to help young people prepare for their careers.