Education https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/125556 en Announcing the 2018 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11774288/announcing-the-2018-d2l-innovation-award-in-teaching-and-learning <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Kitchener, Canada, May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- </p> <p>The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), in partnership with D2L, are proud to present five outstanding post-secondary educators with the <strong>2018 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning</strong>. Selected from an international pool of applicants, the award recognizes these outstanding educators who are redefining the learning experience of students through innovative practices:</p> <ul> <li>Lyn Baldwin, Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers University</li> <li>Bernard Charlin, Department of Surgery, University of Montreal</li> <li>Alec Couros, Faculty of Education, University of Regina</li> <li>Stephen MacNeil, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University</li> <li>Barbara Sinclair, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University</li> </ul> <p>"Each year we have an amazing group of individuals who are nominated for the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning and our adjudication committee is tasked with the difficult decision of determining the recipients. This year was no different, and we have five talented individuals who provide a glimpse into their classrooms, showcasing their innovative practices, and giving all of us something to aspire to in our own teaching," said STLHE President, Denise Stockley.</p> <p>"The world is changing at a breakneck speed – and we are thrilled to honour five leading educators that are demonstrating significant innovation and inspiring the future of learning. Please join us in celebrating their achievements in making learning experiences better and enabling students to excel," said John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. </p> <p>This year&#039;s award recipients are at the forefront of innovation both within their academic institutions and higher education more broadly. Congratulations to:</p> <p><strong>Lyn Baldwin, Thompson Rivers University</strong><br />By integrating drawing and creative writing into her botany courses, Dr. Baldwin reaches outside her discipline to engage students in deep and meaningful learning. In her natural history and ecology classes, her innovative use of place-based pedagogy provides important scaffolding to contextualize abstract and theoretical concepts. Her students use the tools of both art and science to transform and translate their learning beyond the classroom. Through the Pedagogy of Place community of practice she initiated, Dr. Baldwin developed and field-tested many place-based teaching assignments. These ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11774288/announcing-the-2018-d2l-innovation-award-in-teaching-and-learning alt=Announcing the 2018 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Press Releases Education Press Releases Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 20:01:02 +0000 Globe Newswire 11774288 at https://www.benzinga.com Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters to Participate in Construction Industry Career Day Held at New Jersey Expo & Convention Center https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11774011/northeast-regional-council-of-carpenters-to-participate-in-constructio <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>EDISON, N.J., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters will join more than a dozen labor industry partners at Construction Industry Career Day (CICD) on Tuesday, May 29<sup>TH</sup> and Wednesday, May 30<sup>TH</sup>. The event is being held at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center (97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison). CICD is open to the public from 4-8 p.m. on May 29. On May 30, the "Just Juniors" event is open to high school juniors and educators who have registered to attend. "Just Juniors" is now filled to capacity with more than 2,000 students registered.<br /></p> <p>The two-day event will bring together trade union ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11774011/northeast-regional-council-of-carpenters-to-participate-in-constructio alt=Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters to Participate in Construction Industry Career Day Held at New Jersey Expo &amp; Convention Center>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> News Education Press Releases Real Estate News Education Press Releases Real Estate Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 19:13:13 +0000 Globe Newswire 11774011 at https://www.benzinga.com Out With The Old, In With The New: Telecom Sector To Become Communications Services Sector https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/05/11773376/out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new-telecom-sector-to-become-communications-service <p><span class="htmlblock">There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. </span></p> <p><span class="htmlblock">After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)&mdash;the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries and sub-industries&mdash;S&amp;P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI Inc. decided certain aspects of the GICS needed to be adapted to reflect how businesses have evolved in recent years. </span></p> <p><span class="htmlblock"><b>This is how S&amp;P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI summed it up:</b></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 25px;"><span class="htmlblock">The last several years have seen an evolution in the way we communicate and access entertainment content and other information. This evolution is a result of integration between telecommunications, media, and internet companies. Companies have further moved in this direction by consolidating through mergers and acquisitions and many now offer bundled services such as cable, internet services, and telephone services. Some of these companies also create interactive entertainment content and aggregate information that is delivered through multiple platforms such as cable and internet, as well as accessed on cellular phones.</span></p> <h3> <span class="htmlblock">What&rsquo;s Changing? </span></h3> <p><span class="htmlblock">Most importantly, the Telecommunication Services sector will be renamed the Communications Service sector and include all companies that &ldquo;facilitate communication and offer related content and information through various media,&rdquo; according to S&amp;P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="htmlblock">These changes are also going to affect ...</span></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/05/11773376/out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new-telecom-sector-to-become-communications-service alt=Out With The Old, In With The New: Telecom Sector To Become Communications Services Sector>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ATVI BABA CMSCA DIS EBAY FB GOOG GOOGL MELI News NFLX TD Ameritrade TRIP Education Markets General ATVI US00507V1098 EBAY US2786421030 GOOG US38259P7069 MELI US58733R1023 NFLX US64110L1061 DIS US2546871060 CMSCA TRIP FB BABA GOOGL US38259P5089 News Education Markets General Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 17:38:40 +0000 TD Ameritrade 11773376 at https://www.benzinga.com This Day In Market History: AOL Is Founded https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11772820/this-day-in-market-history-aol-is-founded <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <h3> <strong>What Happened?</strong></h3> <p>On this day 33 years ago, Quantum Computer Sciences was founded in Delaware.</p> <h3> <strong>Where The Market Was</strong></h3> <p>The Dow finished the day at 1,301.97. The S&amp;P 500 traded at 188.29. Today, the Dow is trading at 24,698.85 and the S&amp;P 500 is trading at 2,714.97.</p> <h3> <strong>What Else Was Going On In The World?</strong></h3> <p>In 1985, <strong>The Coca-Cola Co</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ko#NYSE">KO</a>) launched New Coke, triggering major backlash from customers. Michael ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11772820/this-day-in-market-history-aol-is-founded alt=This Day In Market History: AOL Is Founded>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency KO this day in market history TWX VZ Education Top Stories Markets Tech General KO US1912161007 TWX US8873173038 VZ US92343V1044 Cryptocurrency Education Top Stories Markets Tech General Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 16:21:57 +0000 Wayne Duggan 11772820 at https://www.benzinga.com Penn Foster Names Kevin Stankovich its 2018 Graduate of the Year https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11771670/penn-foster-names-kevin-stankovich-its-2018-graduate-of-the-year <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p align="left">SCRANTON, Pa., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Penn Foster, a leading education and skills training organization for today&#039;s evolving workforce, today named Kevin Stankovich of Riley Township in St. Clair County, Michigan its 2018 Graduate of the Year. Stankovich, who has completed four <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=N3eABIiGi9V1EC8qM0gLieuF9JnTBqsH2ZuFrsLzWBKOvOuMlIQmu3msfEOv9LMAjJohkBaMjSO2r3jCGxaqKNn9NPfgH-HlYDoEalcv0Xc=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Penn Foster</a> diploma or career programs, uses the knowledge he has gained from Penn Foster in running his home design/build business, and in teaching his own students at a local college.<br /></p> <p align="left">In addition to being named Penn Foster&#039;s Graduate of the Year, Stankovich has also earned the honor of being named a <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=s2MqEV4uFKdgGnIRlzj5H1HXJBhhdAtObPUD8XzVPTHSM2w-8jqvAC8FV2Sp5LyzGbHvXt6tChMtNLXX-4PrJtg-WcMnXA4rQDYdNyWpEWFaBk7unVPKlLmPwXeSaCmKj4WjQA_IyUfA1sJiIfXqp7uea-5Km_FjOljjeLjCfcNpT0nlXD71_FxtWJ4H2vFCgD7u11MnphDgAbyJVf1AqM2DEWbfpJkmFdd0GXapeDE9K5ROBqQjRU4F4dPtfbOu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission) Outstanding Graduate of </a><a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=Geb8CEHCQxfLR6cY6_cMbiMPRoqNbGHZ52kyxg_yskJ5kb_-IGA26ZzfjzWnnc889VJXPVYbCUX5_g_c9KL6q_BFiCyxRZmVY_xJwizXxydCCvDGhHI4RVtPMWjarXPt2jUdT9ccf3asnkOwSAIxeTmnH5EhCjyAM2oMS-Tqcj8=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">2018</a>. He will address Penn Foster&#039;s 2018 graduates at Penn Foster&#039;s commencement ceremony, to be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre Township, PA on June 2, 2018.</p> <p align="left">"Kevin exemplifies what it means to ‘thirst for knowledge,&#039; and we could not be more proud to name him Penn Foster&#039;s 2018 Graduate of the Year, as well as to nominate, and have him also receive a DEAC Graduate of the Year honor," said Mark Slayton, Senior Vice President of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11771670/penn-foster-names-kevin-stankovich-its-2018-graduate-of-the-year alt=Penn Foster Names Kevin Stankovich its 2018 Graduate of the Year>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Press Releases Education Press Releases Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 14:43:34 +0000 Globe Newswire 11771670 at https://www.benzinga.com Lighthouse Labs Answers the Call for Blockchain Developer Talent https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11770868/lighthouse-labs-answers-the-call-for-blockchain-developer-talent <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Toronto, May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=3lXmys_o1SncFxtlntihF-1oEv1tUu4rjWw4wwucCSwNTPjunlIEK-4Vr-F6kwRvQmj13LOvSvAxXxmc4WaN5DkzNxbgqiQvCSgH53-faOlW9oDhXDIj5zR1VX09cM23" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lighthouse Labs</a>, Canada&#039;s leading coding bootcamp, is today announcing the launch of their <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=pQSUXbB5brWxc2NP7017z9uYvMTiHWitVIuQ1T3YhvAQTe8SMfLl0CKNBnq-LVLlrGN_OhkQF9iJzGJTAgtEfrHVQixvNmLFOllaemaLLjjoKA5rzkdqE_T4oHN8ZE_mEHyz2b2PZrsNaqfiHQIsFw==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><i>Blockchain for Developers</i></a> course. The first-ever Canadian blockchain bootcamp will be a 12-week, part-time training course designed for experienced developers looking to specialize in blockchain. An industry-first, the <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=pQSUXbB5brWxc2NP7017z9uYvMTiHWitVIuQ1T3YhvBAdJlH3j1zYdkDHTDCrH_d-YJumCFsgnueKx17Jr6-SCk2nBIgTKtu3uUqltna-0JMypJ3LvexEJCIF3hGSrtXuzylPV0G1V0ue_gvmiRYrg==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><i>Blockchain for Developers</i></a> course comes in the wake of a skyrocketing demand for developers with expertise in blockchain. </p> <p>"As the understanding of blockchain&#039;s vast business benefits increases, Canadian organizations are looking for specialized developer talent, yet there&#039;s a severe lack of it, due to low availability of training," comments Jeremy Shaki, CEO of <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=3lXmys_o1SncFxtlntihF5fu7zHAICUz6rO87nDGX3Ej0IKVFrncl-kcrKDFg_LipnH5M-3ygvbOWcBYLZiB8NKzCsTBnY1CoOXFd98JwMiMY7VSmi2-qfvnK4rZoxX9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lighthouse Labs</a>. "With the help of industry experts, current blockchain specialists and active blockchain developers, we&#039;ve put together a robust curriculum including group discussions, lectures, mentorship and project-based learning, that will help developers learn the tools necessary to be successful in blockchain development."</p> <p>Developers admitted into the <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=3lXmys_o1SncFxtlntihFwoyRfvpsBUEQKZOE7O9y-lIxv2mTs3hf5hU2v4qDW1Jgz_E9SdkdMnD918v3Y-rMTkOzttVY5FAwLa5dJNdvnhiGQh6IIpBXXVImDKN9-pE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11770868/lighthouse-labs-answers-the-call-for-blockchain-developer-talent alt=Lighthouse Labs Answers the Call for Blockchain Developer Talent>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Press Releases Education Press Releases Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 11770868 at https://www.benzinga.com The Important Lesson Kevin O'Leary Learned From His Mother's Trading Portfolio https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11767961/the-important-lesson-kevin-oleary-learned-from-his-mothers-tra <p>The <strong>O&rsquo;Shares FTSE Russell Small Cap Quality Dividend ETF </strong>(NYSE: OUSM) has been <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11760779/a-dividend-etf-gets-aggressive-with-interest-rate-protection">reorganized</a> with new criteria met by only 224 companies in the Russell 2,000.</p> <p>The changes included dropping REITs and demanding profitability and a higher return on assets, O&rsquo;Shares ETF Investments Chairman Kevin O&rsquo;Leary said during a Tuesday appearance at Benzinga&rsquo;s Detroit headquarters.</p> <p>&ldquo;I love the cash. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy,&rdquo; the &ldquo;Shark Tank&rdquo; judge said to laughter in the room.</p> <p>After O&rsquo;Leary&rsquo;s mother Georgette died, he learned of a trading portfolio she kept for almost 50 years &mdash; and said he ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11767961/the-important-lesson-kevin-oleary-learned-from-his-mothers-tra alt=The Important Lesson Kevin O&#039;Leary Learned From His Mother&#039;s Trading Portfolio>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Beanstox Cryptocurrency Fintech Kevin O'Leary O'Shares ETF Investments Shark Tank Education Dividends Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Cryptocurrency Fintech Education Dividends Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Benzinga Thu, 24 May 2018 11:45:34 +0000 Dustin Blitchok 11767961 at https://www.benzinga.com Tractor Supply's "Follow Us to the Fair" Tour to Embark on Cross-Country Journey https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11765714/tractor-supplys-follow-us-to-the-fair-tour-to-embark-on-cross-country- <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p align="justify">BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fair season is back! That means Tractor Supply&#039;s "Follow Us to the Fair" Tour is once again embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over the next six months. The tour will recognize more than 100 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their local communities.<br /></p> <p align="justify">Now in its fourth year, the nation&#039;s largest rural lifestyle retailer is sending its road team on an excursion that begins June 1 in Kentucky and concludes Nov. 10 in Nevada.</p> <p align="justify">In addition to family-friendly activities and opportunities to win prizes, the "Follow Us to the Fair" Tour will celebrate local 4-H and FFA youth through Tractor Supply&#039;s second annual "Great Neighbor" Essay Contest. This year&#039;s competition encouraged youth to submit a short essay detailing how a memorable 4-H or FFA experience has influenced their development as a great neighbor in their community.</p> <p align="justify">"Fairs have a longstanding tradition of bringing people of all ages together to celebrate the local community and the key role that agriculture plays within it," said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11765714/tractor-supplys-follow-us-to-the-fair-tour-to-embark-on-cross-country- alt=Tractor Supply&#039;s &quot;Follow Us to the Fair&quot; Tour to Embark on Cross-Country Journey>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> TSCO Education Press Releases TSCO US8923561067 Education Press Releases Benzinga Wed, 23 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 11765714 at https://www.benzinga.com This Day In Market History: Netflix Goes Public https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11764543/this-day-in-market-history-netflix-goes-public <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <h3> What Happened?</h3> <p>On this day 16 years ago, <strong>Netflix, Inc.</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/nflx#NASDAQ">NFLX</a>) went public.</p> <h3> Where The Market Was</h3> <p>The Dow finished the day at 10,216.08. The S&amp;P 500 traded at 1,097.08. Today, the Dow is trading at 24,762.82 and the S&amp;P 500 is trading at 2,714.90.</p> <h3> What Else Was Going On In The World?</h3> <p>In 2002, U.S. Airways filed for bankruptcy after its business took a major hit ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11764543/this-day-in-market-history-netflix-goes-public alt=This Day In Market History: Netflix Goes Public>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency NFLX SHLD this day in market history Education Top Stories Markets Tech General NFLX US64110L1061 SHLD US8123501061 Cryptocurrency Education Top Stories Markets Tech General Benzinga Wed, 23 May 2018 15:20:10 +0000 Wayne Duggan 11764543 at https://www.benzinga.com D2l Teaming With Ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre to Support Continuous Learning for Inuit Workforce https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11764237/d2l-teaming-with-ilinniapaa-skills-development-centre-to-support-conti <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Kitchener, Canada, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- </p> <p>Global learning technology leader <a href="http://www.d2l.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>D2L</u></a> today announced that ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre (iSDC) is leveraging its learning platform, Brightspace, to provide training and skills development for unregulated Inuit workers across Canada.</p> <p>Based in Iqualit, Nunavut, the iSDC focuses on delivering skills and pre-employment training for indigenous people across Canada&#039;s northern region. With funding support through the <em>"Qanuininnirmut Ikajuqtiit: An Innovative Model in the Training and Employability of Inuit in Health and Social Services,"</em> project, in collaboration with Tungasuvvingat Inuit in Ottawa, D2L will provide the opportunity for Inuit learners to achieve accreditation as an Inuit Community Support Worker, while also developing organizational management and leadership skills to support greater Inuit representation across all levels of a social service organization.</p> <p>D2L enables iSDC to extend its skills development training to Inuit learners in urban, rural and isolated communities across Canada. iSDC is taking a blended approach to ensure that students are able to access the same course content and interact with instructors ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11764237/d2l-teaming-with-ilinniapaa-skills-development-centre-to-support-conti alt=D2l Teaming With Ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre to Support Continuous Learning for Inuit Workforce>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Press Releases Education Press Releases Benzinga Wed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 11764237 at https://www.benzinga.com Condition of Education Looks at Changes in the Cost of Nonparental Childcare https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11762096/condition-of-education-looks-at-changes-in-the-cost-of-nonparental-chi <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Washington, D.C., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Between 2001 and 2016, the cost of child care rose by nearly 50 percent or more for children under 6 years old who were not yet enrolled in kindergarten, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In 2016, center-based care was the most expensive childcare arrangement, with an average hourly out-of-pocket expense of $7.60, which is 72 percent higher than in 2001, when accounting for inflation.<br /><br />Childcare arrangements <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=Fcmn19i_6L4M2juVxsLiKX4qmaQKo_k1YYtd1Tu5OY2zpYNtirf8w18Pj_YE0-Nm3vXIkFClbmhXYPKujg3SBQxned3Y1_XVF4XF7VOhjUEnp5YCqiNnJ_0XoDAaTOz5dduDTn6_XLnr0t7B1j0h7aoBQ5aaBY00Q02oUTCmytg=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">can be influential in a child&#039;s development</a> and <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=9qOMiSAAD1G3qZq6dE60HmeqolUxapnQ0sRLT1epGeV0FZNPQJ9L05L_5W5XAkVYGz62hgU9PC6veUBxd3K7otekXQOV2rMPj9eM6XolTXLuDSunj6OP2mu-XeP01bVNDGAaatEhnplGkYQ5lsxJ4eU05KP5YsIocwAsJMQf-Wc=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">readiness for school</a>, making data on access and cost an important indicator for policymakers, education leaders and the public.<br /><br />The American Institutes for Research (AIR) assisted NCES in compiling <em>The Condition of Education 2018</em>, a congressionally mandated report that summarizes the latest data on ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11762096/condition-of-education-looks-at-changes-in-the-cost-of-nonparental-chi alt=Condition of Education Looks at Changes in the Cost of Nonparental Childcare>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Press Releases Education Press Releases Benzinga Wed, 23 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 11762096 at https://www.benzinga.com New CityHealth Report Shows City Leaders are Putting Policies in Place to Help Residents Thrive https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11757605/new-cityhealth-report-shows-city-leaders-are-putting-policies-in-place <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Washington, D.C, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A majority of the largest U.S. cities now are demonstrating leadership when it comes to adopting policies that improve the health and well-being of their residents, according to the <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=C27YnknazIMxn7foOfbA-bgohsPrDeU0j7vyE0FXaWwC-GHmPuy3NuNi1_qeoua5rhe4Lw9zYZPG5i96nx-GvA==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CityHealth</a> initiative&#039;s updated city ratings. But others lag when it comes to smart policymaking.</p> <table border="0"> <tr> <td> <table width="305" cellspacing="6" class="gnw_news_media_box" cellpadding="1" border="0"> <tr> <td class="gnw_media_bgcolor"> <table width="100%" align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a85af62e-b799-4aee-9964-fef554bfd3d7/en" rel="nofollow"><img src="https://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/a85af62e-b799-4aee-9964-fef554bfd3d7?size=2" border="0" width="300" height="259" alt="0_int_CityHealthlogoformedalANDprint.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <p> <br /><br /> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p>CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation&#039;s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or no medal, according to their performance in the assessment. The group also awarded nine policy-specific medals to each city, according to the quality and strength of the laws in place, which address affordable housing, safe streets, and food safety, among other issues.</p> <p>The report is designed to show which cities are leading the way on policies shown to improve people&#039;s health and quality of life. CityHealth found in just one year, cities earned a total of 24 new medals for implementing proven policies to better the lives of the people who live, play, learn, and work in their jurisdictions. These advances meant that 10 cities—one quarter of the nation&#039;s 40 largest cities —improved their overall medal status.</p> <p>As a result, for the first time, a <i>majority</i> of the cities—25 cities total—earned a gold, silver, or bronze medal:</p> <p>            Five cities – Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Jose – earned a gold medal overall, demonstrating that those cities&#039; leaders have used powerful policy tools to enhance their city&#039;s health, well-being, and economic vitality.</p> <p>            Nine cities earned an overall silver medal, and 11 cities earned an overall bronze medal. Last year, only 19 out of 40 of the largest cities medaled. Each city&#039;s medal status is noted below.</p> <p>"Policy is a powerful lever for boosting health at the city level," said Dr. Shelley Hearne, CityHealth&#039;s President. "Many cities are demonstrating significant progress across nine pragmatic polices, which have been proven to help millions of people live longer, better lives. Still, too many cities are not getting to gold. We encourage all cities to show their commitment to building a healthier community that truly thrives, by adopting this set of proven policies. Every unearned gold medal represents an opportunity to take action and to improve people&#039;s quality of life."</p> <p>While many cities made positive changes, others remain unchanged: Fifteen cities did not earn an overall medal, meaning they were awarded three or fewer medals across each of the nine policies. And four of the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11757605/new-cityhealth-report-shows-city-leaders-are-putting-policies-in-place alt=New CityHealth Report Shows City Leaders are Putting Policies in Place to Help Residents Thrive>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Health Care Press Releases Education Health Care Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 11757605 at https://www.benzinga.com This Day In Market History: iOmega's Incredible Run Comes To An End https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11756301/this-day-in-market-history-iomegas-incredible-run-comes-to-an- <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <h3> What Happened?</h3> <p>On this day 22 years ago, iOmega Corp. hit $27 per share, a gain of 2,135 percent over a one-year stretch.</p> <h3> Where The Market Was</h3> <p>The Dow finished the day at 5,778. The S&amp;P 500 traded at 678.42. Today, the Dow is trading at 25,013.29 and the S&amp;P 500 is trading at 2,733.01.</p> <h3> What Else Was Going On In The World?</h3> <p>In 1996, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales finalized their ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/18/05/11756301/this-day-in-market-history-iomegas-incredible-run-comes-to-an- alt=This Day In Market History: iOmega&#039;s Incredible Run Comes To An End>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency iOmega NTDOY this day in market history Education Markets Tech General NTDOY US6544453037 Cryptocurrency Education Markets Tech General Benzinga Tue, 22 May 2018 15:22:07 +0000 Wayne Duggan 11756301 at https://www.benzinga.com D2L Launches Emerald Release — the Next Generation of Brightspace https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11756614/d2l-launches-emerald-release-the-next-generation-of-brightspace <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Kitchener, Canada, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, D2L launches its <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products-releases/emerald-2018/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Emerald Release</u></a> — the newest version of its <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Brightspace LMS</u></a> — which provides an intuitive <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products-releases/emerald-2018/#sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>social and mobile-friendly</u></a> teaching and learning experience for people around the world. </p> <table border="0"> <tr> <td> <table width="305" cellspacing="6" class="gnw_news_media_box" cellpadding="1" border="0"> <tr> <td class="gnw_media_bgcolor"> <table width="100%" align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/51eff1b2-30f4-47b9-a727-9c0dafafb7eb/en" rel="nofollow"><img src="https://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/51eff1b2-30f4-47b9-a727-9c0dafafb7eb?size=2" border="0" width="300" height="256" alt="D2L Launches Emerald Release" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="gnw_media_caption" width="5"></td> <td align="left" class="gnw_media_caption">Meet D2L&#039;s Emerald Moose!</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <p> <br /><br /></p> <table width="305" cellspacing="6" class="gnw_news_media_box" cellpadding="1" border="0"> <tr> <td class="gnw_media_bgcolor"> <table width="100%" align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/49666f5e-da2d-4120-b490-7aed8fa6bc75/en" rel="nofollow"><img src="https://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/49666f5e-da2d-4120-b490-7aed8fa6bc75?size=2" border="0" width="300" height="200" alt="D2L&#039;s Emerald Release Offers Advanced Analytics" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="gnw_media_caption" width="5"></td> <td align="left" class="gnw_media_caption">Advanced analytics tools allow educators access to student data quickly and more efficiently through daily differentials.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <p> <br /><br /> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p>Social features that engage and delight users include the <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products-releases/emerald-2018/#activityfeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Activity Feed</u></a>, which lets you embed social content like TedEx or YouTube videos and images inline. Faculty and teachers can also upload materials from OneDrive and Google Drive and take advantage of smart formatting options to draw attention to important information, send notifications to students and pin posts to keep essential items front and center.</p> <p>The Emerald Release also features additional socially driven capabilities:</p> <ul> <li><u>A </u><a href="https://www.d2l.com/k-12/products/professional-learning/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Professional Learning offering for K-12</u></a> and a <a href="https://www.d2l.com/higher-education/products/professional-development/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Professional Development offering for Higher Education</u></a> — meaning <a href="https://www.d2l.com/k-12/products/core/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Brightspace </a>can now be used for professional learning by teachers, instructors and staff in the same social environment as their students.</li> <li><a href="https://www.d2l.com/k-12/products/core/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Brightspace for Parents</u></a><u> </u>allows <a href="https://www.d2l.com/solutions/audiences/parents/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>parents</u></a> to more fully participate in their child&#039;s learning – with secure way to view an activity feed, assignment insights, communication, and grades on any device.  The emerald release <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products-releases/emerald-2018/#parents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>better-connects parents to the classroom</u></a> through a weekly email summary updating them on their child&#039;s key activities, feedback, and grades.</li> <li>A new <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products-releases/emerald-2018/#content" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>content experience</u></a> that provides users an intuitive way to create lessons aligned to standards and expectations for K12 and streamlined course creation for bolder, more creative  higher education <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHEpE-mdrs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>content</u></a>.  </li> <li><a href="https://www.d2l.com/products-releases/emerald-2018/#analytics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Advanced analytics tools</u></a> allow educators access to student data quickly and more efficiently through daily differentials – providing incremental data daily instead of having to download the entire set of data each time.  This makes <a href="https://www.d2l.com/products/insights/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>insights</u></a> readily available to teachers — helping them <a href="https://www.d2l.com/blog/using-student-data-to-predict-behavior/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>make more informed decisions</u></a> that improve learning. </li> </ul> <p>Many of these features were inspired by D2L users and can easily be accessed from any ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/05/g11756614/d2l-launches-emerald-release-the-next-generation-of-brightspace alt=D2L Launches Emerald Release — the Next Generation of Brightspace>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Education Press Releases Education Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 11756614 at https://www.benzinga.com How The GDPR's Data Portability Rules Could Affect Client Churn https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/05/11719539/how-the-gdprs-data-portability-rules-could-affect-client-churn <p>Last month, the U.S. Justice Department was <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/04/11553202/telecom-stocks-fall-amid-report-of-doj-investigation">found to be investigating</a> <strong>AT&amp;T Inc.</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/t#NYSE">T</a>) and <strong>Verizon Communications Inc.</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vz#NYSE">VZ</a>) for allegedly colluding to lock customers into their networks and prevent server switches.</p> <p>This month, new policies in the European Union will make data transfers even simpler than they were before, meaning the churn companies feared under old rules could now accelerate.</p> <p>The right to data portability, as it&rsquo;s referenced in the <a href="https://gdpr-info.eu/art-20-gdpr/">General Data Protection Regulation</a>, empowers customers of music streamers, banks, retailers and any other companies to transmit any volunteered or collected data &ldquo;in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format&rdquo; to other controllers &mdash; even competitors.</p> <p>For consumers, this means the time spent building a profile at one company won&rsquo;t be wasted, and switching services won&rsquo;t require data re-entry or repeated preference curation.</p> <h3> <strong>Who Data Portability Affects</strong></h3> <p>The new law, which takes effect May 25, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/technology/gdpr-european-privacy-law.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness">streamlines the transfer</a> of playlists between <strong>Spotify Technology SA</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/spot#NYSE">SPOT</a>) and <strong>Pandora Media Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/p#NYSE">P</a>); shopper profiles ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/05/11719539/how-the-gdprs-data-portability-rules-could-affect-client-churn alt=How The GDPR&#039;s Data Portability Rules Could Affect Client Churn>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AAPL AMZN BAC FB Funnelytics GDPR GOOG GOOGL Government JPM Mikael Dia News P Regulations SPOT T VZ White Coat Digital WMT Education Eurozone Markets Tech General AAPL US0378331005 AMZN US0231351067 GOOG US38259P7069 BAC US0605051046 JPM US46625H1005 T US00206R1023 VZ US92343V1044 WMT US9311421039 P US6983541078 FB GOOGL US38259P5089 SPOT News Government Regulations Education Eurozone Markets Tech General Benzinga Mon, 21 May 2018 20:46:34 +0000 Elizabeth Balboa 11719539 at https://www.benzinga.com