• Education

    CISA launches ransomware education program

    CISA, within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, launched a new educational campaign encouraging governments, schools and private companies to take steps to protect their systems and data from ransomware. (DHS) The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched a new educational campaign Thursday encouraging governments, schools and private companies to take steps to protect their systems and data from ransomware. “CISA is committed to working with organization at all levels to protect their networks from the threat of ransomware,” said Brandon Wales, acting Director of CISA in a statement. “This includes working collaboratively with our public and private sector partners to understand, develop…

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    Spalding University launches anti-racism program to promote peace, justice through education

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, downtown Louisville’s Spalding University announced that it is launching an online training and professional development program in antiracism that is consistent with its mission of promoting peace and justice through education.“Restorative practices for the anti-racist journey” are a series of virtual courses that will teach concepts of cultural humility and restorative practices as a means to bring about social change. The national program is not limited to students, and according to organizers is for those who champion for equity and justice, and for those who seek to do more within themselves and in their communities. “It’s a way to connect with both professionals in…

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  • Online School

    CA Gov. Gavin Newsom launches online hub for school reopenings

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office launched a website titled the Safe Schools for All Hub on Thursday to provide transparency, accountability and guidance for schools reopening for in-person learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The hub will provide information about safety measures for schools using in-person instruction and will be regularly updated, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The website’s launch is part of Newsom’s Safe Schools for All plan, which was launched in December to provide resources, such as funding, to schools looking to reopen. “Schools should reopen safely according to a phased-in approach that prioritizes our youngest students and students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including…

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    RI Education Launches Free Online Tutoring with Schoolhouse Platform

    Friday, January 15, 2021   View Larger + SchoolHouse Tutoring platform is free to RI students Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has launched a partnership with Schoolhouse.world, an online platform that pairs students with tutors around the globe. The initiative is free to RI families. Schoolhouse.world was launched in early 2020 by Sal Khan, the founder of the Khan Academy online learning website, to help students who are falling behind due to COVID-19. Rhode Island is one of the first states in the country to partner with Schoolhouse.world to offer this free service for students statewide in grades 6-12.  Signing up for the website is quirky. And, it takes…

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  • Education

    Gov. Hutchinson launches ‘Ready for Life’ education and jobs program

    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 / 02:32 PM CST / Updated: Jan 13, 2021 / 02:35 PM CST LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson and other state leaders announced the launch of a new education and jobs program geared to connect Arkansas workers with new high-paying careers. According to the governor’s office, Ready for Life is a new unified system of education opportunities, workforce development and data analysis. Hutchinson said Ready for Life is important for education, workforce and employers. Hutchinson committed $14.7 million from his discretionary fund to the project. Discretionary funds were given to all governors under the CARES Act. The governor said one of his long-term goals is…

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  • Science

    Life science data, imaging business with 2,300 employees launches, has an HQ in Durham

    DURHAM – Calyx, a spinoff of life science firm Parexel, launches today with 2,300 employees and a dual headquarters, one in Durham and one in the U.K. Privately held Parexel announced the formal launch of Calyx early Monday. The new venture includes the former Parexel Informatics and Medical Imaging business. “Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone as we further position Parexel to expect accelerated growth and performance as a top-tier CRO,” said Jamie Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Parexel, in the announcement. “We believe the separation will provide Calyx the opportunity to prioritize investments in technology development, customer delivery and customer relationships while enabling the Parexel corporate business to strengthen its focus…

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    Coronavirus: Israel launches campaign to vaccinate educational staff

    The Education Ministry announced Sunday the launching of a campaign to vaccinate the country’s teachers and other educational staff, including secretaries, aides and counselors.Educators and school staff were contacted via their principals on Sunday about the opportunity to get jabbed. Educational staff that is interested must express consent and their names and details will be turned over to the Health Ministry and health funds. The funds will then proactively contact them to set an appointment.Priority is first being given to those who are expected to teach during the lockdown: Special education teachers and staff, and those that work with at-risk youth or in boarding schools. It is expected that teachers…

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