Education

Equitable Funding, Community Involvement, and AI Solutions Can Help Overcome Educational Inequities

educational inequities

Educational inequities in the U.S. have reached critical levels, particularly in underfunded and underserved communities. Recent data highlights how learning loss and achievement gaps, exacerbated by the pandemic, disproportionately affect minority and low-income students. For example, during the 2020-2021 school year, Black and Hispanic students experienced lower gains in math and reading compared to…

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AI in Workforce Development: Businesses Must Harness the Power of Technology to Ensure Career Development Among Employees

The job market is undergoing a transformative period, heavily influenced by rapid technological advancements and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). As industries face a critical skills gap, the traditional path from education to employment is being reevaluated. The role of AI in workforce development is gaining traction, with businesses increasingly adopting machine learning…

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Is the Traditional College Degree Obsolete? Digital Credentials are Emerging as Key to Bridging the Skills Gap

As job markets undergo a significant transformation, traditional higher education-to-employment pathways are increasingly under scrutiny. Digital badging and credentials have emerged as pivotal elements in recognizing and validating skills outside conventional degrees. Amidst a technological revolution that emphasizes skills over degrees, this alternative credentialing could reshape hiring practices and career development. As industries worldwide…

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Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Education and Modern Needs: Why School Educators Need to Shift Focus to Durable Skills Part 1 of 2

Are Traditional educational systems and school educators struggling to keep pace with the demands of modern workplaces? With advancements in technology and a shifting global economy, educators must prepare students for jobs that exist now and for future roles yet to exist. This scenario raises significant questions about the relevance and adaptability of current…

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Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Education and Modern Needs: Why School Educators Need to Shift Focus to Durable Skills Part 2 of 2

Educational methods are changing significantly, driven by the growing use of artificial intelligence and an emphasis on durable skills. As more people seek flexible, lifelong learning options, these tools are critical for modernizing education. This shift is essential given the increasing gap between conventional educational routes and the varied demands of the current job…

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AI and Technology Revolutionize Workforce Dynamics, Demand New Skill Sets

In this episode of DisruptED, the focus was on the transformative power of lifelong learning amidst technological advancements and societal challenges. The guest, Dr. Keith Keating, the Chief Learning Officer at Archwell shared his remarkable journey from being a high school dropout to earning a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. The conversation centered…

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Finding the Right Skills Programs in This Disrupted World

In an era where traditional education pathways are being reevaluated for effectiveness and affordability, finding the right skills programs matters. DisruptED brings to light the evolving landscape of skill-based learning in this transformative education and upskilling edition hosted by Ron J. Stefanski. This episode features Athena Kan, the CEO of Dreambound and a Harvard…

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AI in content marketing
Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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Focus on the Customer
Fifth Inning – Focus on the Customer
July 11, 2024

In a compelling narrative by Jesse Cole, the Savannah Bananas, a baseball team known for its unconventional approach, has declared advertising dead. Cole emphatically asserts that while advertising may attract customers, it is the fan experience that fosters lasting loyalty. In a bold move, the Savannah Bananas have eliminated all forms of advertising at…

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The Trucking Industry Needs a Fitness Overhaul to Jumpstart a Trucking Health Revolution
July 11, 2024

With the trucking industry seeing many changes that prioritize efficiency and productivity, the health of truck drivers has increasingly peaked as a critical concern. With life expectancies for truck drivers averaging 16 years less than the general population, there is an urgent need to address health issues within the industry. Recent initiatives, like the…

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AI in the Workforce: Adapt and Thrive or Risk Falling Behind
January 31, 2024

In a recent episode of DisruptED by, the conversation pivoted around the future of work and the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on employment. This episode, featuring host Ron J. Stefanski and guest Dr. Keith Keating, the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at BDO Canada¬†and author of “The Trusted Learning Advisor” which recently won the…

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Bishop Barber II Champions Moral Consciousness at Clinton Global Initiative Event
November 8, 2023

In a stirring address at the Clinton Global Initiative, Bishop William Barber II confronted the pressing issue of poverty in America. DisruptED host Ron J. Stefanski captured the impassioned speech, where Bishop Barber, Director at the Yale Center for Public Theology & Public Policy, challenged the nation’s moral compass concerning economic disparity. Bishop Barber’s…

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DisruptED: How Can We Best Help Students With Special Needs?
October 24, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, the challenges faced by students with special needs are becoming increasingly complex. With the rise of technology and the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the stakes have never been higher. Research indicates that students in urban school districts have been lagging behind for years, and the pandemic has…

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TEDx Champion: Perseverance and Unfinished Business in a DisruptED World – Part 2
October 19, 2023

Continue the journey through perseverance and unfinished business with TEDx Champion Nicola Morgan. In a world still grappling with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the educational sphere finds itself at a juncture of re-evaluation and innovation. The pandemic laid bare the necessity for resilience and adaptability in navigating the health crisis and ensuring…

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TEDx Champion: Perseverance and Unfinished Business in a DisruptED World – Part 1
October 19, 2023

Perseverance resonates profoundly in an era where technological advancements and unforeseen challenges sway education and work. The disarray instigated by these massive disruptions has magnified the necessity of adaptability and a relentless spirit, especially in navigating the unpredictable currents of the modern-day professional landscape. As per a study by McKinsey, about 87% of executives…

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What Happens When Disruption Creates Trauma?
October 17, 2023

In a rapidly evolving world, where the boundaries of work and learning are being redrawn by technology, what happens when disruption creates trauma? The collision of the digital realm with the physical has ushered in an era of disruption, often leaving individuals grappling with the ensuing trauma. As per the American Psychological Association, the…

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DisruptED: How The Clinton Global Initiative Is Driving Global Change
October 14, 2023

In a world grappling with multifaceted challenges, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been at the forefront of fostering global partnerships and initiatives with its focus on inclusive economic growth and recovery. On this episode of DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski sits down with Milan Batt, Senior Manager of Global Inclusive Economic Growth and…

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DisruptED: Pope Francis and Bill Clinton Discuss Global Challenges and Solutions
October 13, 2023

In an era marked by global challenges ranging from climate change to humanitarian crises, the need for collaborative solutions and shared responsibility has never been greater. Against this backdrop, Pope Francis and former President Bill Clinton came together at the Clinton Global Initiative for a profound discussion. In this latest episode of DisruptED, Pope…

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Debt and Inflation is Disrupting Higher Education, Shifting the Tide in Confidence and College Enrollment
October 10, 2023

Even in a fast-paced world powered by 5G, AI, and global interdependence, there is still one institution that remains central to the dreams of many: higher education. However, despite technological advancements promising greater access to knowledge, there’s a pressing question: Is the traditional model of higher ed meeting the needs of today’s diverse, digital,…

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