Articles by tag: COVID-19 impact

Belkin Works with the City of LA to Supply Essential Electronic Accessories to Alternative Learning Sites

Belkin, a global consumer electronics leader, announced this week its continued partnership with the City of LA to supply essential electronic accessories to 60 Alternative Learning Centers throughout the city to help enhance the learning experience of students during this time of emergency and need. As school shutdowns continue due to the pandemic, students, especially…

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Tutor.com Has Delivered 20 Million Online Tutoring Sessions

Tutor.com™, one of the nation’s largest online tutoring companies, has reached an impressive milestone: 20 million one-to-one tutoring sessions—and counting. Nearly two million of those 20 million sessions were delivered in 2020—a year in which Tutor.com met record-breaking demand for its services. At peak times, Tutor.com was delivering 7,500 tutoring sessions a day. Overall, 2020…

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Feds Deliver $54 Billion in COVID Relief Funding

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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$2.5 Million Investment Propels Expansion of NextStep’s Care Crisis and Worker Displacement Solution

NextStep, a health care education and job placement company helping solve the caregiver crisis by retraining displaced workers to begin careers in the fast-growing health care sector, recently announced a $2.5 million investment from new funders ZOMA Capital and ETF@JFFlabs, along with existing investors Springrock Ventures and JAZZ Venture Partners. This new funding will help propel the company’s growth…

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$2.5 Million Investment Propels Expansion of NextStep’s Care Crisis and Worker Displacement Solution

NextStep, a health care education and job placement company helping solve the caregiver crisis by retraining displaced workers to begin careers in the fast-growing health care sector, recently announced a $2.5 million investment from new funders ZOMA Capital and ETF@JFFlabs, along with existing investors Springrock Ventures and JAZZ Venture Partners. This new funding will help propel the company’s growth…

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New Data Compares Student and Teacher EdTech Usage During the Pandemic

LearnPlatform, developer of an edtech effectiveness system used by states and districts serving more than 4 million students, today published a new analysis of online usage by 2.5 million students during the era of remote and hybrid instruction. “The good news here is that educators who serve low-income students appear to be getting access to,…

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New Research on Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures Highlights Gains in Reading and Setbacks in Math

NWEA, a not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, released new research today that reveals patterns of steady gains in reading and modest setbacks in math resulting from COVID-19 school closures. The research, Learning During COVID-19: Initial Findings on Students’ Reading and Math Achievement and Growth, is a follow-up to a study released by NWEA in April 2020 that…

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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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Class Solver Reduces COVID-19 Outbreaks through Class List Management
December 7, 2020

Class Solver, a flexible program for creating and managing class lists, has developed an algorithm that’s been proven to reduce COVID-19 outbreaks in schools by 36 percent. The feature builds upon Class Solver’s ability to customize and create class lists based on factors including behavior, academic performance, special needs and parent requests. “Managing class placement is challenging…

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New Research Released: How the Pandemic is Affecting Adult Education
December 3, 2020

ProLiteracy has released a new report, “COVID-19 Rapid Response Report from the Field,” with research conducted by the E-BAES Taskforce and EdTech Center @ World Education describing how the pandemic has impacted the adult education system. Findings are intended to inform adult educators and offer them useful suggestions for dealing with the current crisis. The research represented in the Rapid…

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5.3 Million Star Assessments Show the True Impact of the COVID Slide
November 24, 2020

Renaissance has released How Kids Are Performing: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Reading and Mathematics Achievement, a report detailing the learning effects associated with COVID-19 school disruptions. Designed to end the speculation and provide guidance for educators as they address learning gaps, the report is based on the results of more than five million student…

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Educators See Technology as Vital to Pandemic Recovery
November 11, 2020

Nearly nine in 10 educators believe that the need for technology in schools will increase in the next three years, according to a new survey released by the University of Virginia and the EdTech Evidence Exchange. Conducted as schools and districts navigate their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey also found that an overwhelming majority…

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65% of Employees w/ Remote Learning Children Burnt Out
November 3, 2020

With the vast majority of schools across the U.S. continuing to offer distance learning as their only student instructional model during the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents are feeling the pain. A new national poll of the U.S. workforce indicates that 65 percent of employees with children in remote learning situations are feeling burnout. Even for workers without…

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Survey Provides New Insight Into the Future of Digital Learning
October 27, 2020

The sudden shift in digital learning in spring 2020 instigated new and sustainable changes in K-12 education. Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit, is providing new insight into the efficacy and future of digital tools with this year’s Speak Up Research Project findings. Presented during a virtual Congressional Briefing today hosted by edWeb.net, this year’s results indicate an…

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Extra Worry for Special Need Students When It Comes to Remote Learning
October 22, 2020

While the pandemic has taken a toll on the learning of every student, those with special needs are enduring further damage to their education according to a recent survey conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).   Most districts reported that the coronavirus pandemic made it more difficult to meet the needs of students with…

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DIY Retraining
October 15, 2020

As the world continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic workers are taking it upon themselves to retool and retrain to prepare for the inevitable changes happening in the workplace.  HP Inc. this week released the results of its HP Workforce Evolution Study (WES) that reveals how the acceleration of digitization and remote work caused…

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$126 Million Awarded to 8 States for Entrepreneurship and Business Development Training
October 2, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $126 million in new grant funding will be awarded to eight states to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas. The recipients will leverage the expertise and facilities available on college campuses to spur entrepreneurship and foster business development and…

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