The Final Ingredient to Your Startup’s Success? Education



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The Final Ingredient to Your Startup’s Success? Education

Yieldstreet founder and CEO Milind Mehere already had the idea for his startup. A book helped him realize how to make it way more attractive.

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A year after launching digital investment platform Yieldstreet, Milind Mehere picked up a book that immediately changed his approach to his startup.

The book itself was perhaps unsurprising: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance, was a New York Times bestseller and one of the business world’s most-discussed books when it was published in 2016. Vance’s descriptions of the socioeconomic barriers faced by many rural Americans resonated with Mehere.

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Hoonuit Introduces Digital Learning Analytics Dashboards to Help Educators Uncover Digital Learning Engagement and its Impact on Student Success

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education, announced today the introduction of new analytics that provide educators actionable insights about digital learning engagement. Hoonuit’s Digital Learning Analytics dashboards are part of its Essentials Analytics solution suite and available to all K-12 districts nationwide.

Since the onset of school closures due to COVID-19, there has been a significant surge in usage of virtual tutoring, video conferencing, and online learning software. Further, digital learning will be a fundamental component of schooling for the foreseeable future as social distancing requirements complicate traditional teaching. As a result, Hoonuit partnered with experts from both the data and academic support teams of its district clients to unearth the most meaningful and actionable insights from digital learning data. From that research three key questions emerged:

  • Which students have access to learning in a remote environment?
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State senate candidates: Career and technical education key to environmental, economic success

BRUNSWICK — Supporting career and technical education programs for young people could go a long way toward ensuring a future for Maine that is both economically and environmentally sustainable, according to four candidates vying to represent the Midcoast in the Maine Senate Districts 23 and 24.

Sen. Eloise Vitelli, the Democrat incumbent, and Holly Kopp, a Republican, are running to represent District 23, which encompasses Sagadahoc County and Dresden. Rep Mattie Daughtry, a Democrat, will face Republican Brad Pattershall for the seat representing District 24, which includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. 

The four candidates participated in a virtual forum hosted by the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce on Friday. 

Vitelli, Kopp, Daughtry and Pattershall all expressed staunch support for making Region 10 Technical High School, the area’s vocational and technical school, a full-fledged, four-year comprehensive technical high school where students learn career and technical subjects alongside their

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Donaldson Donates 200 Laptops to Support Educational Success for Underserved Students’ Remote Learning at Prodeo Academy

Leaders at Donaldson Company, Inc. and members of the company’s corporate tutor team delivered 200 laptops to Prodeo Academy, a network of tuition-free preparatory schools in the Twin Cities metro area that develop students in PreK-8th grades to be critical thinkers and reflective leaders.

When the pandemic necessitated the transition to online learning, Prodeo asked the public for donations to help secure computers, as it only had laptops for approximately half of its 700 students. Donaldson Company, with a long history of addressing the needs of its local communities and helping transform lives, leaned into the opportunity of providing technology to support underserved students and promote educational success. Donaldson purchased the computers from Best Buy, which helped provide the laptops that can be tough to find due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We stand united, together with the broader business community, in our commitment to creating lasting, sustainable change,” said

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Netflix will triple its London office space after the international success of UK productions like ‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education,’ and ‘Rebecca’



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  • Netflix is tripling its total office space in London to around 100,000 square feet, a source close to the deal told Business Insider.
  • Some staff will move to a new office in the city’s West End, the source said, but the company will also retain one of its two existing London offices.
  • The new office space won’t be ready until 2022 at the earliest, according to the source.
  • The streaming giant plans to create jobs in its business operations and original productions, building off the success of its UK productions such as “The Crown,” “Sex Education,” “Rebecca,” and “Too Hot To Handle.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Netflix plans to triple its London office capacity as it expands its UK operations.

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Arkansas Department of Education DCTE Goes All-Virtual in Annual “Explore Success” Event

The Nepris online platform will give students across Southwest Arkansas an opportunity to see what their futures may hold

The Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Career and Technical Education, today announced the Explore Success Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance (SADA) Career Day will be available to schools and students across southwest Arkansas through a virtual platform hosted by Nepris.

“Our vision for Explore Success is to help expose all students to careers within their communities,” said Mary Godwin, Secretary and Treasurer with SADA. “It is so important to help schools and industry explore mutually beneficial partnerships that impact Arkansas’s future economy and we’re excited to present the 3rd year of this state and national award-winning event in a virtual conference format.”

The event provides 8th graders with a learning experience in coordination with SADA, the South Central Education Cooperative, DeQueen-Mena Education Cooperative, Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative, Southwest Arkansas Planning and

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How a Black Navy SEAL boosted his success through online learning

As a young Black American growing up in East St. Louis, people told me I would never go to college — that it wasn’t for me. My own teachers even told me I wasn’t smart enough to go.

That mentality stuck with me through my early adult years. At 33, I had 15 years of service in the Navy under my belt. I had my sights on retiring from the military, but not necessarily setting foot inside a classroom. I began seeking advice from my mentors in the Navy, and made my way through several jobs fairs. While people lauded my military experience, one thing became clear: I would need a four-year degree to be competitive.

At that time, online higher education was looked down upon — something “less than” a traditional brick-and-mortar school. And frankly, back then I believed it.

At the same time, online programs were my only

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Online Education Success Shares Ultimate Guide to Business Success

All successful businesses started with a feasible and fantastic idea. With the growing number of companies and the fierce competition today, one should be flexible and have proper planning and organizational skills to succeed.

Many people think that once they start a business, they will start making money to find out that it is even more challenging to make money in business. It is even more unlikely to prosper into a million-dollar business overnight. The truth of the matter is that it takes time, dedication, effort, and a lot of patience to grow a successful business.

While growing a successful business may seem like a daunting task, Online Education Success is here to provide the ultimate guide to business success.

Online Education Success is an online digital marketing and business coaching platform. The platform was created to help build and grow a successful business that generates consistent income. Online Education

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Black parents see college degree as a key to success

Dear Reader,

I probably would have never gone to college had I not spent two months of my childhood in a hospital.

While in middle school, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The pain in my legs became so bad that I couldn’t walk. My grandmother, “Big Mama,” a nursing assistant who raised me from the time I was 4, couldn’t afford to miss work to take me to the daily physical therapy appointments I needed to walk without pain. So I stayed at the hospital. I cried a lot over the isolation from my grandmother and my two brothers and two sisters, whom she also was raising.

Sincerely, Michelle In a 10-part series, Michelle Singletary gets personal about common misconceptions involving race and inequality.

The director of the physical therapy department, a Black licensed therapist, saw how lonely I was and adopted me as her goddaughter. After my

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DVIDS – News – STEM Education The Building Blocks For Career Success


An education with a focus on STEM encompasses a broad series of disciplines that opens doors to many career fields.

In her own words, Maj. Esther Cleggs-Burns talks about how she began her career with an education in Plant Science with concentration in Biotechnology from Fort Valley State University. Leveraging her skills and education gained at FVSU she expanded her reach working for the US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency as the Farm Loan Chief.

FVSU gave me the foundation to think through problems critically which has assisted in my development as an officer working in plans and operations. In addition, I joined ROTC my junior year which gave me a solid military foundation.

Combining these backgrounds and experiences into a career, I didn’t do it alone, I leaned on mentors and family as inspiration.

In high school, I had the desire to pursue biomedical engineering or become

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