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Optimism in the Face of Disruption: Chatting with Anne Partington on Manufacturing Operations and Decarbonization

As we propel ourselves into the mid-decade of the 2020s, the manufacturing operations all over the world are under significant disruption. Technology advancements, the rise of 5G, the pandemic’s influence, and more recently, decarbonization efforts in the fight against climate change have redefined the landscape. As vast capital shifts into the decarbonization movement, it…

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Saving Young Lives: School’s Role In Youth Suicide Prevention

The rise in adolescent suicides is an alarming trend, gaining global attention in recent years. Youth and young adults ages 10-24 comprise 15% of suicide deaths in the United States and are the second leading cause of death amongst this age group. Amidst these grim statistics, the essential role of educational institutions in youth…

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The Four Essential Roles of Leadership

Amidst and after the pandemic, there is more pressure on teachers to produce more outputs than inputs; people call for more responsibility and standardization in teaching and learning. This pressure trauma is showcasing itself and putting immense pressure on teachers to perform effectively, leading to burnout, quitting, and losing great people in the field. According…

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School Safety Today: ESSER Refresher & New Opportunities in School Funding

Dr. Paula Love, Founder of RFP Match, joined Tyler Kern for a refresher on ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) to talk about the latest funding available to help schools. There were plenty of updates and opportunities to share. Since the pandemic, several different COVID relief acts and packages have provided much-needed funds to…

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Building Strong Volunteer Relationships

All over the country, volunteers are serving their school districts and communities. Finding them isn’t the only task but managing and maintaining volunteer relationships canquickly become a challenge without the proper tools and resources.. Host Tyler Kern talked to a school official with a lifetime of volunteer experience. Chris Robinson, the Volunteer Program Supervisor for…

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Creating a Generation of Safe Thinkers with Adam Coughran

Talking about some of the heavier aspects of school safety is not always a pleasant topic to discuss, but it is critical in today’s environment. People need to know how school districts approach educating and training students on maneuvering and, in worst-case scenarios, surviving violent school incidents. Adam Coughran, co-founder of Safer Kids, Inc., and…

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School Safety Today: PASS—The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) was created in 2013 on the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) collaborated on the formation of PASS, a volunteer organization focused on providing school administrators, school boards, and public safety officials with a…

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Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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School Safety Today: The Rising Importance of Cybersecurity in the Classroom Paves the Way for Iniatives to Keep Kids Safe
February 22, 2022

In this episode of School Safety Today, host Daniel Litwin spoke with Raptor Technology’s SVP of Product and Engineering, Chris Noell, on the importance of cybersecurity in the classroom. Noell spoke about what it means to have best-in-class IT security requirements to reduce the likelihood of new and dangerous cybersecurity breaches impacting educational settings while…

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Better Math Courses Mean Better STEM Students
August 16, 2021

Even before the pandemic, improving student engagement in critical “gateway” math/science courses has presented a long-standing challenge, especially in traditionally underserved communities. In this episode of EdTech Today, Aurora Martinez, VP & General Manager of Math and Science Foundations at Wiley, discusses the diversity gap in tech careers and how we can leverage education to help close it. Aurora addresses the…

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How the Experiential World Will Meet the Workplace
August 13, 2021

This week Kevin Hogan and the EdTech Today show went on the road to the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego. Hogan used the opportunity to sit down with the biggest leaders in EdTech to discuss what they have learned from the successes and failures of remote learning and more importantly the lessons we can…

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How Higher Ed Must Adapt to Survive
August 9, 2021

The more data that drops, the clearer the message for institutes of higher learning—in order to keep pace with today’s society, operations must change. In this episode, Kshitij Nerurkar, Education Business Leader at Cognizant, drills down on his numbers for further evidence. Cognizant last week released the findings of its study, “The Work Ahead…

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EdTech AI Is About to Get Much Smarter
August 6, 2021

Big news this week from Digital Promise—it will co-lead a new five-year, $20 million initiative aimed at creating artificial intelligence (AI) tools to advance human learning and education. In this episode of EdTech Today, Jeremy Roschelle, Executive Director of Learning Sciences Research at Digital Promise and one of the co-Principal Investigators (PIs) of the…

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Educator Confidence Report Highlights Dip in Teachers’ Perception of Role
August 5, 2021

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently released its 2021 educator confidence report, and the findings were not particularly optimistic. In this clip from MarketScale’s EdTech Today, host Kevin Hogan weighs in on what the report’s findings might mean for both the short and long-term future of education. “As with most news coming out these days about the…

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Classroom Experience
August 2, 2021

Levi Belnap wants to make this clear from the beginning—artificial intelligence will never replace human teachers, at least not in our lifetime. What he and his colleagues at Merlyn Mind believe is that AI can enhance teachers’ work. On this episode of EdTech Today, Levi introduces us to his nascent company’s offering and provides…

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Why Upskilling is More Than Just Job Training
July 30, 2021

The current economic zeitgeist suggests that workers need to start re-educating themselves if they want to not only survive but thrive. David Blake, CEO of Learn In, thinks differently. On this of EdTech Today, David breaks down why the employers are the ones that should shoulder the burden of educating the workers in order…

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For Some Students A Remote Setup Meant Learning Gains
July 28, 2021

New research released today by the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University finds that digitally accessible, high-quality instructional materials designed to bring students, families and educators together increased student learning and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research reveals possibilities for sustained partnership between schools and families moving forward. Despite challenges…

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