Education & EdTech

Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability

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As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to […]

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Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products

In a recent episode of Secured, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive shed light on the inadequacies of certain security measures, particularly focusing on the flaws of silent panic alarms in educational institutions. Matranga expressed his dismay at the prevalence of unproven security products being promoted at various conferences and expos. He highlighted the push […]

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Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online […]

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Enhancing Law Enforcement Training for K-12 Security Incidents

In a recent discussion on Secured with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation delved into the intricacies of school security measures and the necessity of prioritizing comprehensive safety protocols over singular technological solutions. Highlighting the case of Utah’s mandate for gun detection systems in schools, the hosts emphasized the importance of holistic […]

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Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators, […]

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world. Studies have shown […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability
April 19, 2024

As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to […]

Read More
Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online […]

Read More
Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators, […]

Read More
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Guy Raz on audio learning
Articles
Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education
April 10, 2024

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world. Studies have shown […]

Read More
The Concept of Work and Learning Needs a Massive Overhaul if Workforce Development is at Stake

Current times continue to demonstrate that traditional educational paradigms are increasingly failing to meet the needs of a diverse and evolving workforce, which is now pivoting the conversation around reimagining how we develop talent more pertinent. The rise of digital transformation, coupled with a persistent skills gap, underscores a pressing need to overhaul the […]

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From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness​. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a “math war.” Amidst […]

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Empowering Young Minds: Building Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking for a Safe Online Future

As digital technology and social media permeate every aspect of our lives, the conversation surrounding their impact on education and young minds is more relevant than ever. As we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and human development, the implications for our children’s mental health, identity formation, and social skills cannot be […]

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Merge Daily Personalized Tutoring with Advanced Tech in Schools for Peak Academic Growth
April 2, 2024

In recent years, the educational landscape has been significantly disrupted, first by the pandemic and now by the integration of new technologies and teaching methodologies. As we navigate this evolution, one age-old method, tutoring, has emerged at the forefront, albeit with a modern twist. This resurgence is driven by the stark realization that traditional […]

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The Power of Boxlight Technologies Transforms Clayton County Public Schools

The landscape of education has seen much evolution and school districts like Clayton County Public Schools have emerged as a beacon of innovation and commitment to student achievement, thanks to the leadership of Dr. Anthony Smith, district staff, educators, and the Boxlight team. Recognizing the central role of technology in modern learning, the district […]

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Unlocking Educational Innovation at Horizon Christian Academy with Boxlight Technology

Horizon Christian Academy (HCA) has taken a significant leap in educational innovation through its partnership with Boxlight, introducing cutting-edge interactive technology into the classroom. Supported by the community Believe Fund, this collaboration aims to transform traditional learning methods into engaging and interactive experiences. The integration of MimioPro4 interactive displays and FrontRow audio technology into […]

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Self-Injury Awareness Month

School Safety Today podcast, presented by Raptor Technologies.  In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, host Dr. Amy Grosso sat down with Bree Borgsteadt, LCSW-S, Director of Outpatient Services at Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute.  During the conversation, they discussed Self-Injury Awareness Month and the importance of understanding, identifying, and addressing self-injury among […]

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Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability
April 19, 2024

As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to […]

Read More
Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online […]

Read More
Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators, […]

Read More
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

Read More
Guy Raz on audio learning
Articles
Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education
April 10, 2024

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world. Studies have shown […]

Read More
Understanding Threat Assessment

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, host Dr. Amy Grosso sat down with Heilit Biehl, Director of Judicial Services, Jeffco Public Schools in Jefferson County Colorado, Board of Directors Vice-Chair for the “I Love U Guys” Foundation and President of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment […]

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From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness​. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a “math war.” Amidst […]

Read More
Empowering Young Minds: Building Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking for a Safe Online Future

As digital technology and social media permeate every aspect of our lives, the conversation surrounding their impact on education and young minds is more relevant than ever. As we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and human development, the implications for our children’s mental health, identity formation, and social skills cannot be […]

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Increasing Personalized Learning in Modern Classrooms
April 3, 2024

Personalized learning is gaining traction in the rapidly evolving education landscape. With the integration of technology and the push for more individualized instruction, educators seek ways to cater to each student’s unique needs and strengths. In a recent episode of Unbox Innovation, a Boxlight Podcast, host Amy Chodroff sat down with Nick Gearing, Training […]

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Merge Daily Personalized Tutoring with Advanced Tech in Schools for Peak Academic Growth

In recent years, the educational landscape has been significantly disrupted, first by the pandemic and now by the integration of new technologies and teaching methodologies. As we navigate this evolution, one age-old method, tutoring, has emerged at the forefront, albeit with a modern twist. This resurgence is driven by the stark realization that traditional […]

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Securing Our Schools: Threat Assessments, Access Control, and Analytics

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Bruce Canal, Executive Lead for K-12 / Higher Education at Genetec, Inc. During the conversation, they focused on several critical aspects of enhancing safety in educational environments, including threat Assessments, access Control, and analytics. Key Takeaways: • The […]

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Thoughts on Effectively Equipping Educators for Impact

The demands of an increasingly complex education landscape increase the need for effectively equipping educators to transform the learning environment. This episode of Just Thinking, with host Kevin Dougherty, examines this pressing issue with Dr. Sam Nix, the Chief of Schools for the Duncanville Independent School District. Dr. Nix offers a wealth of experience […]

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Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products
Education & EdTech
Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products
April 17, 2024

In a recent episode of Secured, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive shed light on the inadequacies of certain security measures, particularly focusing on the flaws of silent panic alarms in educational institutions. Matranga expressed his dismay at the prevalence of unproven security products being promoted at various conferences and expos. He highlighted the push […]

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Enhancing Law Enforcement Training for K-12 Security Incidents

In a recent discussion on Secured with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation delved into the intricacies of school security measures and the necessity of prioritizing comprehensive safety protocols over singular technological solutions. Highlighting the case of Utah’s mandate for gun detection systems in schools, the hosts emphasized the importance of holistic […]

Read More
Revisiting the Mesquite School Shooting: Debating Use of Force and De-escalation Tactics

In the wake of a recent school shooting at Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy in Mesquite, Texas, the Secured podcast, hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, CEOs of M6 Global Defense and ASAP Security respectively, delves into critical insights and solutions for school security. This incident underscores the pressing need for effective preventive […]

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Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Amidst mounting concerns over school safety, CEOs Mike Matranga of M6 Global Defense and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security engage in a gripping dialogue. Drawing from their extensive expertise, Matranga and Monsive shed light on the intricacies of ensuring security within educational settings. With the rise of incidents contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline, stakeholders are […]

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Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges
Education & EdTech
Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges
April 3, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured,” Federal Agent Shane Giblin and School Safety Director Jason Stoddard delved into the complexities of the school safety and security landscape. With years of experience between them, their insights shed light on the challenges and considerations facing educational institutions today. The Proliferation of Experts Agent Giblin highlighted the […]

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Digital Defense: Addressing Cyber Threats in Education

Amidst the digital transformation of education, cybersecurity has emerged as a critical concern for schools worldwide. With technological advancements flooding the educational space, institutions face the daunting task of balancing innovation with the protection of sensitive data and digital infrastructure. Cybersecurity in education extends beyond traditional measures to encompass the holistic well-being of students […]

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AI Revolution in School Safety: How Video Analytics Enhances Security and Peace of Mind

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the field of security, particularly in the realm of video analytics. Kevin Davis, J.D., CPP, Assistant Director of Public Safety, highlights the significant impact AI-driven video analytics is having on school safety and security. As schools face increasing security challenges and often have limited resources, AI-driven video analytics serve as […]

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Implementing MimioSTEM for Learning Success at Father Yermo Schools

Learning Success is the ultimate goal for education. At Father Yermo Schools, the integration of Boxlight’s MimioSTEM solution transformed educational experiences and outcomes to achieve that success. David Peña, a Principal at Father Yermo Schools, shares a compelling narrative on how this innovative technology, from interactive panels to robotics, has revolutionized both teaching and […]

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Protecting Our Educators: The Impact of Burnout on School Security
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Protecting Our Educators: The Impact of Burnout on School Security
March 4, 2024

In a recent bonus segment of “Secured,” Ron Stefanski, host of the Disrupted podcast, shed light on a pressing issue in the education sector: the surge in burnout and turnover among teachers, especially in K-12 schools. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the burnout challenges faced by educators, with many reaching a breaking point and opting […]

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Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One […]

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How Culture and Climate Shape School Security

With increasing concerns over school safety, the discussion on creating a secure educational environment has never been more pertinent. As incidents of violence and security breaches rise, the need for a holistic approach to school safety becomes increasingly urgent. In this episode of “Secured,” Guy Bliesner, a distinguished school safety and security analyst at […]

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Enhancing School Safety with Integrated Security Solutions

As the safety of educational institutions becomes an increasingly critical concern, the role of security cameras in schools takes center stage. This episode delves into the timely discussion of optimizing security camera placement to enhance school safety. With rising security threats in schools, including violence and unauthorized access, there’s a growing need to harness […]

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Understanding Threat Assessment
April 9, 2024

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, host Dr. Amy Grosso sat down with Heilit Biehl, Director of Judicial Services, Jeffco Public Schools in Jefferson County Colorado, Board of Directors Vice-Chair for the “I Love U Guys” Foundation and President of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment […]

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Revisiting the Mesquite School Shooting: Debating Use of Force and De-escalation Tactics
April 9, 2024

In the wake of a recent school shooting at Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy in Mesquite, Texas, the Secured podcast, hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, CEOs of M6 Global Defense and ASAP Security respectively, delves into critical insights and solutions for school security. This incident underscores the pressing need for effective preventive […]

Read More
Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline
April 8, 2024

Amidst mounting concerns over school safety, CEOs Mike Matranga of M6 Global Defense and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security engage in a gripping dialogue. Drawing from their extensive expertise, Matranga and Monsive shed light on the intricacies of ensuring security within educational settings. With the rise of incidents contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline, stakeholders are […]

Read More
The Concept of Work and Learning Needs a Massive Overhaul if Workforce Development is at Stake
April 8, 2024

Current times continue to demonstrate that traditional educational paradigms are increasingly failing to meet the needs of a diverse and evolving workforce, which is now pivoting the conversation around reimagining how we develop talent more pertinent. The rise of digital transformation, coupled with a persistent skills gap, underscores a pressing need to overhaul the […]

Read More
From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus
April 5, 2024

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness​. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a “math war.” Amidst […]

Read More
Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges
April 3, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured,” Federal Agent Shane Giblin and School Safety Director Jason Stoddard delved into the complexities of the school safety and security landscape. With years of experience between them, their insights shed light on the challenges and considerations facing educational institutions today. The Proliferation of Experts Agent Giblin highlighted the […]

Read More
Empowering Young Minds: Building Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking for a Safe Online Future
April 3, 2024

As digital technology and social media permeate every aspect of our lives, the conversation surrounding their impact on education and young minds is more relevant than ever. As we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and human development, the implications for our children’s mental health, identity formation, and social skills cannot be […]

Read More
Increasing Personalized Learning in Modern Classrooms
April 3, 2024

Personalized learning is gaining traction in the rapidly evolving education landscape. With the integration of technology and the push for more individualized instruction, educators seek ways to cater to each student’s unique needs and strengths. In a recent episode of Unbox Innovation, a Boxlight Podcast, host Amy Chodroff sat down with Nick Gearing, Training […]

Read More
Merge Daily Personalized Tutoring with Advanced Tech in Schools for Peak Academic Growth
April 2, 2024

In recent years, the educational landscape has been significantly disrupted, first by the pandemic and now by the integration of new technologies and teaching methodologies. As we navigate this evolution, one age-old method, tutoring, has emerged at the forefront, albeit with a modern twist. This resurgence is driven by the stark realization that traditional […]

Read More