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Ambow Education Announces Inaugural Certification of 100 Strategic Career Planning Consultants

BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (“Ambow”, “Ambow Education” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: AMBO), a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, today announced that the first 100 trainees have successfully completed the Global Career Quality Assurance program in strategic career planning and received certification since such program was kicked off in late June 2020 on Ambow Huanyujun Education Hub. 

In light of the evolving macro environment now unfolding in the post-pandemic period in China, both individuals and enterprises are facing new uncertainties and challenges finding, identifying and securing suitable employment matches. For individuals this means reassessing personal career management strategies and new potential pathways; for enterprises this accelerates the need to adopt new talent management strategies reflecting new market conditions.

Earlier in 2020, Ambow Education teamed up with Dr. Tom Clawson, Founder and President of Global

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Cannabis Industry Spotlight: Eminent Consulting’s Emma Chasen on Elevating Plant Medicine Through Education

Emma Chasen

Cannabis educator Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind plant medicine, so that they may take charge of their own healing. We love her because she’s really good at explaining scientific concepts around cannabis in a way that is accessible and helpful to the general public. Named one of Weed’s Leading Women by Newsweek, Emma co-owns and operates Eminent Consulting, a cannabis consulting business that offers educational training and craft industry development for cannabis industry professionals and businesses. She helps brands develop educational marketing collateral and ongoing educational programs to further elevate their brand presence in a competitive industry. 

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She also helps struggling and newly emerging cannabis businesses with business organization, and sets them up for success in both the competitive medical and adult use markets. Keep reading to learn a thing or two about her

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Kuwait’s Education Ministry halts visa transfer to private sector

Dubai: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Education has announced its employees will not be allowed to transfer their residence visas to the private sector, local media reported.

Although the ministry’s employees are barred from transferring over to the private sector, four groups of people are exempt from the transfer ban. They include husbands and children of Kuwaiti women and wives of Kuwaiti men, as well as those who were born in Kuwait.

Also exempt are Palestinians with travel documents and technical professionals working in the health sector who are licenced by the Ministry of Health to practice medical activities.

The ministry’s move follows a decision issued earlier by the Public Authority for Manpower on the ban of transferring government workers to the private sector.

The decision to ban transferring government employees to the private sector comes within the government’s plan to dismiss 50 per cent of expats working in the public

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New Fear Arises During Covid-19’s Contingency Planning Season In Higher Education

Leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping and, for those currently commuting beyond bed-to-home-office, daylight drive times are lessening as darkness arrives earlier and earlier. It’s fall!

This is traditionally the season chockfull of superficial banter separating those with and without a penchant for all that is pumpkin spice. Remember those days? Those lighthearted days? Seems like a lifetime ago.

Hamilton’s King George sings, “What comes next?” We know it may be hard things. On college campuses what comes next could very well mean quarantines, persistent feelings of isolation and disconnectedness, early closures, overnight shifts to all virtual and, as is always possible during Covid-19, much, much worse. Those are the hardest things.

There are certainly other difficult things for leaders to think about as they are equally important. Also entirely manageable if we work on them together.

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Amherst resolution criticizing Boston-based business groups’ education aid ideas gets push-back

AMHERST – A joint resolution of the town council and local school committee – approved unanimously this week – opposing some of what two Boston-based business advocacy groups propose, to make state Chapter 70 education aid disbursement “equitable,” is getting push-back from the business groups.

Amherst officials say the proposals, if enacted, would wreck their school system with the loss of millions of dollars in state education aid; the business groups say those fears are overblown and the town’s reduction in state aid would only be a fraction of what they claim.

At issue is a report Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must submit to the legislature by Dec. 1.

This is a requirement of the Student Opportunity Act approved by legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker last year.

The DESE is now seeking public comment, through Oct. 16, to assist the agency in writing

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No business ethics for UP Board Class 11 students this year – education

Class 11 students in schools affiliated to the UP Board, who have taken commerce, will not study social responsibilities of businesses and business ethics, as well as the role of businesses in environment protection, as part of their business studies paper this year, UP Board officials said.

On September 18, the Board had adopted a syllabus based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for Class 11 commerce students. On September 24, through a gazette notification, the state government implemented a 30% course reduction for this pandemic-hit academic year (2020-21) that has seen schools forced to remain closed for a substantial period of the year.

Under the 30% course reduction, social responsibilities of businesses and business ethics, role of businesses in environment protection, were left out from the course for the business studies paper, but only for this year.

Officials pointed out that the state government had

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Strategic Education: A Beaten-Up Stock With Lots Of Room To Grow (NASDAQ:STRA)

Strategic Education (STRA) is the owner of several different education businesses, including two online universities (Capella and Strayer) and numerous coding schools. The company also runs the online MBA Jack Welch Management Institute program. The stock is down 31.31% from a year ago, and we believe there is significant upside.

(Strategic Education Market Chart – Seeking Alpha, 2020)

Strategic Education performed well in Q2 2020 despite the pandemic

(Strategic Education Q2 Investor Presentation, 2020)

Strategic Education reports its earnings under 2 major pillars, as reported revenue for Strayer University also includes the online MBA program and the coding schools.

(Strategic Education Q2 Investor Presentation, 2020)

Although new enrollment was down slightly overall at 2%, it is fantastic to see that continuing student enrollment increased a substantial 5%, suggesting that students part of Strategic Education’s offerings have stuck with the online school model. We believe that in the coming quarters, there

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Amherst budget chief says Boston business groups’ state education funding report guillotines local school district

AMHERST – A proposal by two Boston-based business advocacy groups to alter how the state’s Chapter 70 local aid to school districts is disbursed would take a meat cleaver to the local school district, according to the town’s budget chief Sean Mangano.

Nearly $8 million of state education aid would be lopped off the revenue sheets for Amherst school system and Amherst-Pelham regional district, he said.

The two business groups co-wrote a 23-page report – saying more Chapter 70 school aid should go to the least wealthy cities and towns, and less to more affluent communities.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education jointly wrote the research paper – Ryan Flynn from the Alliance and James Sutherland of the Chamber.

The authors acknowledged assistance from a small group of experts.

Those include two men recently in senior leadership positions at the state Department of Elementary and

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Online Alcohol Safety Education Program Available at No Cost for High School Students in Florida, Texas, and New York

MIAMI & DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation, Inc.—established by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to fund programs that support alcohol safety and underage drinking prevention—today announced the AlcoholEdu for High School online curriculum is now available at no cost for all public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida, Dallas and Collin counties in Texas, and Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties in New York for the 2020-2021 school year. After successfully launching the program in South Florida in 2017 and then Dallas in 2019, the Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation is proud to further expand the AlcoholEdu for High School program into New York for this latest school year. The program will be available in these three markets for the next three years, through the 2022-2023 school year.

Developed by leading education technology company EVERFI, AlcoholEdu

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Arlington Community Education classes enrolling – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

Enrollment continues for Arlington Community Education fall classes, including classes for youth. ACE kids’ programs are being held online, with classes organized by category instead of by school, which means students can invite their friends or family to participate with them — from anywhere. Classes meet after school hours once a week for six to nine weeks, and the schedule has been adjusted to reflect Arlington’s school opening plan.

“We’re so glad we’ve been able to transition so many of our classes to an online format to keep kids learning and engaged this fall,” said Youth Program Manager Andrea Loeb. “In many cases, the same great instructors are teaching the same classes they would in person and have adapted beautifully to the new format.”

There is still time to register in the following classes that start next week or later:

Arts and crafts

• Recycled Art: grades 1-2, Tuesdays, Oct.

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