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Ep1044: How Accurate Are Commercial Property Tax Assessments?

  Commercial property tax assessments arrive every year, but how accurate are they, and should companies appeal? After all, this is a number that owners want to see low, low, Read more

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Ep1044: How Accurate Are Commercial Property Tax Assessments?
June 3, 2021

Commercial property tax assessments arrive every year, but how accurate are they, and should companies appeal? After all, this is a number that owners want to see low, low, low. Providing his in-depth knowledge, Jason Armstrong, Senior Manager, State and Local Tax Services, joined his colleagues and hosts of Weaver Beyond the Numbers Real […]

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College Board Eliminating Optional Essay on the SATs
January 20, 2021

As posted by COLLEGE BOARD COMMUNICATIONS: As students and colleges adapt to new realities and changes to the college admissions process, the College Board is making sure our programs adapt with them. The pandemic accelerated a process already underway at the College Board to reduce and simplify demands on students. As part of this process, we’re […]

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Web-Based Education Solutions Offer Students a Way to Keep on Track
January 12, 2021

Online education has become a major part of life during the pandemic. Millions of students around the world have stayed home and participated in newly developed online curriculums, in lieu of crowded classrooms. Furthermore, the growth in this market has been noticed in many verticals of education such as coding, healthcare, group sessions, and even […]

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Feds Deliver $54 Billion in COVID Relief Funding
January 8, 2021

The Department of Education this week announced today that more than $54 billion in emergency relief funding is now available to support fully reopening K-12 schools, facilitate continuity of learning, and measure and address the learning loss caused by a lack of in-person learning opportunities. This funding is allocated by the Coronavirus Response and Relief […]

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A Look at the True Impact of COVID on Learning Benchmarks
December 3, 2020

The nationwide STAR assessment, testing children of grades 1-8, recently released a report with its findings. According to Renaissance, the test shows a mild drop in reading and literacy, but a significant 7 percentage point drop in meeting math benchmarks. The test results estimate in weeks needed to catch up and meet the grade […]

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Quality Matters, the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance, and 2gnoMe Introduce a New Portal to Support Teaching Mastery of Effective Online Practices
November 9, 2020

COVID-19 has upended how teachers teach and how their students learn. The pandemic highlights gaps in skill readiness and inequities in access to quality resources. The work of the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online Learning is more relevant than ever for K-12 educators, especially those that may be new to teaching students in a […]

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ACT Announces Change in Leadership, Cost-Cutting Measures
June 3, 2020

ACT, the nonprofit organization that develops and delivers the ACT test, announced today a change in leadership and a series of cost-cutting measures to enable it to continue to serve students into the future, despite the current negative business impact of COVID-19. CEO Marten Roorda is leaving ACT, with Chief Operating Officer Janet Godwin selected […]

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4 Keys to a Quality Tower Inspection
January 29, 2020

#1 – USE AN EXPERIENCED TOWER INSPECTOR 5+ years of active “on-the-tower” experience Physical agility to ascend/descend 2,000’ towers Training, certifications, and credentials to climb[1] #2 – PROVIDE CUSTOMER-CENTRIC REPORTING Tower inspection reports are engineering documents; must be clear, concise, complete Inspection reports must match needs and expectations of tower owner[2] Insurance companies/local jurisdictions can […]

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