Katy ISD Education Foundation trivia night to benefit grants for teachers

For an evening of fun and fundraising, join the Katy ISD Education Foundation for its Trivia Night Under the Stars on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The pop-up event hosted by The Oaks at Cane Island will pit teams of four or six against one another, challenging each other in different categories. With a donation to the foundation’s teacher grant program, teams receive a dinner provided by The Oaks Kitchen & Bar, live entertainment from Runaway Rodeo, swag bags, awards and more.

Each team must name their team and is urged to dress in line with the team theme.


The event is for adults only and begins at 6 p.m., with limited seating. All proceeds will go toward the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.

“The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this school year with over $2 million awarded in

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Ladd, Frogge: Repurpose education funds, invest in community schools to benefit all children

When meeting with elected leaders tasked with improving education in Tennessee, we have heard a common refrain: “We have to do something.”

In response to public education challenges, our state has tried various “solutions,” almost all of which have involved privatization: vouchers, charter schools, excessive for-profit standardized testing and expensive curriculums.

None of these options has made a sustainable difference. In fact, vouchers and charter schools have made it worse, serving to exacerbate existing inequities in school systems by draining desperately needed funding from the neighborhood schools that serve around 90% of Tennessee’s students. Often, the real impetus behind these privatization efforts is not the well-being of children, but a desire for personal profit. School privatization turns children into commodities and makes markets out of our classrooms. We must do better for Tennessee’s children.

Solutions don’t address root issues

The reason these “solutions” haven’t made any real impact is simple:

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Now is the time for employers to educate themselves on how AI can benefit HR

Industry analysts say employers are increasingly exploring artificial intelligence (AI) as a means of solving their human resources challenges. Are those who haven’t yet embraced AI about to be left behind?

Not really. A host of challenges — from a general lack of consensus about what “AI” even means to systems integrations issues — have slowed industry adoption of true AI solutions. But the landscape is fast evolving, so now is the time for employers to educate themselves on what AI means and how it can benefit the HR function.

What does AI really mean?

Most people, including HR practitioners, have a hard time defining AI. The term refers to a wide range of solutions that incorporate human intelligence into machines or computer systems, usually for the purpose of performing tasks like problem-solving, decision-making and predicting the future with greater accuracy or efficiency.

Systems can be automated without the use

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Health education could benefit neurotic college students

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on certain personality types, especially neurotic personalities, college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress mindset, according to research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

A research team including Binghamton University Health and Wellness Studies Lecturer Jennifer Wegmann sought to evaluate the impact of health education on the change of stress mindset and also to explore the role of personality in the change of stress mindset when there is a specific focus on improving individual health and well-being. Specifically, they sought to assess the relationship between each personality dimension (i.e., neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness) and stress mindset change over time.

The findings surrounding specific personality dimensions were interesting. It appears that engaging in health

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Neurotic college students could benefit from health education

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on certain personality types, especially neurotic personalities, college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress mindset, according to research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

A research team including Binghamton University Health and Wellness Studies Lecturer Jennifer Wegmann sought to evaluate the impact of health education on the change of stress mindset and also to explore the role of personality in the change of stress mindset when there is a specific focus on improving individual health and well-being. Specifically, they sought to assess the relationship between each personality dimension (i.e., neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness) and stress mindset change over time.

“The findings surrounding specific personality dimensions were interesting,” said Wegmann. “It appears that engaging in health education is beneficial in changing perceptions of

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Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Selects STACK as Membership and Education Management Software Platform

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) and STACK today announce the availability of a new membership and educational platform for PBMI members.  This dynamic web-based platform will empower PBMI members to take full advantage of their benefits through both scheduling and tracking of educational programs and improved membership directory capabilities. 

As the leading provider of research and education for the pharmacy benefit market, PBMI informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. PBMI provides a forum for purchasers to exchange ideas and drive marketplace changes that improve pharmacy benefits and control costs. The company offers a wide range of services, including research, continuing education and web resources to help all critical stakeholders work better together to optimize the overall value of drug benefit programs.

“PBMI is a trusted leader in the marketplace when it comes to education,” said Brian Haug, acting

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