Educational services – Za4etka Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:39:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Educational services – Za4etka 32 32 Lava Music CEO Louis Luk Talks Tech and Guitars on “China From Every Angle” Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:39:38 +0000

In the latest episode of China from all angles, host Wes Chen interviews Louis Luk, CEO and founder of guitar company Lava Music. The creator of smart guitars develops instruments and provides educational services that merge software, hardware and humanity.

In 2013, Luk founded Lava Music on the Musicians Institute Hollywood campus with a few friends. At first, Lava mainly distributed guitars overseas in China, as the country had limited access to international guitar brands.

Later, Luk decided to combine technology and music to create new, cutting-edge instruments capable of producing innovative music.

In 2017, after years of development, Lava launched Lava Me, the world’s first monocoque carbon fiber guitar. In 2021, the company upgraded the product, turning it into the world’s first smart guitar. With a touchscreen and apps, this unrivaled instrument allows users to perfectly personalize their sound.

Lava is now one of the largest carbon fiber guitar manufacturers in the world, with over 100 patents and seven international design awards to its credit.

In this episode of CFAA, Luk takes us back to the early days of Lava Music and reveals some of the struggles he faced along the way. He also reflects on the term “Made in China” and the impact of its negative connotations on Chinese entrepreneurs.

Get to know Luk, who represents a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the music industry through technology.

“China From All Angles” is brought to you by East-West Bank, the premier financial bridge between the United States and China. Listen to the first episode of the new podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, SoundCloud and 小宇宙.

]]> Marcus Partners inaugurates the Seaport Life Sciences project Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:07:19 +0000

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Paul Marcus of Marcus Partners speaking at the groundbreaking.

Standing in front of an Airstream bus converted into a lab, Marcus Partners executives celebrated the start of construction on an adaptive life sciences reuse project in the booming Seaport neighborhood on Thursday.

The development, dubbed Foundry at Drydock, will transform a one-story manufacturing facility into an eight-story, 262K SF life sciences project. The building is fully leased to Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based cellular programming platform headquartered nearby in the Innovation and Design building. It should be completed in 2024.

Located on Fid Kennedy Avenue, the project will be part of the Boston Planning & Development Agency’s Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in the Seaport. The project team includes John Moriarty & Associates, SGA and DREAM collaborative. The developer secured a $200 million construction loan from Citizens Financial for the project.

“The Drydock smelter is Marcus Partners’ first project in this area,” Paul Marcus, CEO of Marcus Partners, said at the event. “Through very smart planning over the years, as it is known today, the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park remains at the forefront of the city’s economic development and we are happy to be part of this ever-evolving ecosystem. evolution.

At the grand opening, the team announced a new partnership with BioBus, a New York-based nonprofit that works with underrepresented school children to teach them about science and technology. The team plans to donate $200,000 to Biobus, with the goal of expanding its educational services to Boston and the Greater New England area. The company uses converted Airstream buses that travel to various schools in the area.

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Marcus Partners celebrated the start of construction at the foundry site in Drydock, a new life sciences building in the seaport.

The smelter is also the first Seaport project to commit to the Boston Climate Resilience Infrastructure Fund, established to provide financial support to mitigate the impacts of sea level rise and climate change. climate change for all RLFMP tenants.

The project also met BPDA’s diversity, equity and inclusion requirements by partnering with Maven Construction, a women-owned construction management company BIPOC, and DREAM Collaborative, an architectural firm belonging to BIPOC.

Ginkgo Bioworks went public with a $17.5 billion SPAC deal in September, and the following month announced it had extended its lease to the Foundry project.

“We hope this expansion will provide us with the significant capability we need as we serve our growing ecosystem of developers using biology to address the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ginkgo Bioworks, Barry Canton, in the press release. “The advanced technology deployed in the Foundry enables the innovative and meaningful work our teams do every day to innovate in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food, materials and more.”

The Seaport is the largest life sciences submarket in Boston with 2.4 million square feet of inventory, and it had 0.8% vacancy last quarter, according to Colliers. While some projects like the Foundry landed full tenants before starting construction, others started on spec, like 10 World Trade, a 555K SF project from Boston Global Investors that began in April.

In-Depth Analysis of the Academic Software Market 2022 to 2028 – Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey Apply, Award Force – mbu timeline Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:37:35 +0000
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“Today is an attack on a law that is being broken” Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:23:31 +0000

Frustrated by the growing payments their districts have made to send students to charter schools, suburban Philadelphia superintendents on Monday called on legislative leaders to support changes that would lower their costs and keep more money in schools traditional public.

At a press conference outside Evergreen Elementary School in Collegeville, superintendents from the Perkiomen Valley, Upper Dublin, Norristown and Quakertown school districts joined lawmakers and advocates calling for changes to school funding. charter for years.

“This is not an attack on a parent’s right to choose the best educational setting for their child,” said Norristown Superintendent Christopher Dormer. “But today is an attack on a law that is being broken,” with “biased formulas that have resulted in drastic overpayments” to charters, with “little or no control over how those dollars are spent.” expenses”.

Funding for charter schools — which are independently run — has long been controversial in Pennsylvania, with traditional public schools accusing charters of draining their budgets and forcing property tax increases. The charters argue that they provide families with needed alternatives and should not lose funding.

But as districts have faced mounting costs — not just for charters, but for special education services and payments in the state retirement system — advocates say charter funding is only gaining in importance.

In the Perkiomen Valley, district costs to send students on charters have increased more than 55% since 2015, Superintendent Barbara Russell said.

“It takes money away from students who attend our school district,” Russell said. While the district has its own virtual learning programs, the money it has to pay for students to attend cyber charter schools “where the accountability is very different…raises many questions.”

READ MORE: Pennsylvania is the nation’s ‘cybercharter capital’, with implications for funding and oversight, report says

Cyber-charter schools have been a particular source of contention for superintendents and traditional advocates of public schools, both for poor performance on standardized tests and for their costs. Because cyber schools — which have seen enrollment skyrocket during the pandemic — are state-sanctioned, school districts have no authority over them, while districts have some oversight over brick and mortar. mortar. But they are funded by the districts in the same way as these charters: based on enrollment, at a rate derived from what the districts themselves spend per student.

Given Pennsylvania’s heavy reliance on local taxes to fund public education and the vastly different tax bases between rich and poor communities, school districts’ expenditures—and thus their reimbursement rates to charters—can vary widely.

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has called for a statewide payment rate for cybercharters, among other funding and accountability changes. But the Republican-led legislature did not pass his proposal.

A spokesman for Senate Speaker Jake Corman (R., Center) declined to comment on the draft legislation Monday. But “if there are concerns about the rising costs associated with charter schools, the first question we should ask ourselves is why students are leaving these schools. [traditional public] schools first,” spokesperson Jason Thompson said.

Jean Morrow, spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, said a statewide tuition rate for cybercharters was “inflexible and unfair.” She also said a bill incorporating Wolf’s proposal sponsored by Rep. Joe Ciresi, a Montgomery County Democrat, “would result in hundreds of millions of dollars being cut from public charter schools.”

“It does not advance justice, equity and quality in the public education system,” Morrow said. She said the coalition instead endorses a bill introduced by Rep. Jesse Topper (R., Bedford) that would give districts additional money to offset charter costs, but would not change funding for charters.

Superintendents said broader reforms were needed. “I’ll tell you, it doesn’t cost $14,000 a year to educate a child in an all-virtual environment,” Dormer said, referring to what Norristown pays per student participating in cybercharts. In contrast, he said, it costs the district $5,500 to educate a student entirely online.

Meanwhile, for special education students attending cybercharters, Norristown pays $34,000 per student, Dormer said — another issue cited by superintendents Monday, noting the higher rates their districts pay for any student. deemed by charter to require special education services.

More than half of students leaving the Upper Dublin School District for cybercharts are identified as requiring special education or other intervention, Superintendent Steven Yanni said. Bill Harner, superintendent of the Quakertown Community School District, said one-third of students in his district who enroll in e-charters are classified by their new schools as having a disability.

“Why are they reclassified? Because it’s a cash cow,” Harner said. “It’s a terrible waste of taxpayers’ money.”

READ MORE: Special education costs in Pennsylvania are rising, but the state isn’t footing the bill. Children in poorer neighborhoods are ‘losers’, says new report

More than 430 of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts have passed a resolution calling for charter funding changes, according to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

Larry Feinberg, a longtime member of the Haverford Township School Board and director of the Keystone Center for Charter Change, which is supported by the school boards association and organized the press conference with the advocacy group Children First, said it wasn’t just “a bunch of Southeastern Pennsylvania Democrats” supporting the issue.

Of the 70 lawmakers cosponsoring Ciresi’s bill, 20% are Republicans, Feinberg said. (Among those who joined the superintendents on Monday was Tracy Pennicuick, a Montgomery County Republican.)

For school districts — especially those with more limited funding — the current charter funding system means “fewer resources to pay for things like math coaches, reading coaches, nurses, counselors,” a said Feinberg. “The impact is palpable, and it’s real.”

Addressing anxiety in children as early as kindergarten could reduce its harmful effects Sat, 04 Jun 2022 21:21:35 +0000

Summary: Early childhood anxiety has been linked to persistent anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues throughout life. Researchers say treating anxiety in kindergartners could help reduce its impact and improve mental health.

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Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders in children and young people. They appear and can be diagnosed as early as preschool age, with half of them being diagnosed before the age of six.

Early childhood anxiety has been consistently associated with anxiety symptoms throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and with a lower quality of life.

We are researchers at the Offord Center for Child Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University. With colleagues, we undertook a population-wide study of preschool children attending public schools across Canada between 2004 and 2015. To our knowledge, this study provided the first pan-Canadian snapshot of the symptoms of anxiety in children entering school.

Our results demonstrate that a child showing signs of anxiety in kindergarten should not be ignored. Children with high anxiety symptoms are three to six times more likely to be vulnerable in other areas of their development than those with very few of these symptoms.

This study also provides an estimate of the prevalence of anxiety symptoms among kindergarten children in Canada. These could, in the future, serve as a benchmark for comparing groups of children after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Negative effects on development

Anxiety can have adverse effects on child development, even if a child’s anxiety level falls below what clinicians would consider an anxiety disorder. Anxiety symptoms can also interfere with children’s functioning, for example, if children avoid situations that make them anxious.

With anxiety rates increasing in children and young people since 2020, early identification and intervention are important to reduce long-term impacts.

Information on the prevalence of anxiety disorders in young children is quite limited compared to what is known about older children. There is also limited evidence on how symptoms of anxiety in young children may be linked to aspects of their development that are important for success in school.

Academic results

In a 2008 study, psychology researchers from Laval University and the University of Montreal found that kindergarteners with high levels of anxiety were more at risk of not completing high school, compared to their non-anxious peers.

This was the case even when taking into account other risk factors such as aggression, hyperactivity, academic achievement and family problems. These results indicate that how children act, behave and feel in kindergarten can predict academic outcomes years later.

Our study aimed to understand on a larger scale the anxiety of children of kindergarten age. Our results could also be used to study subsets of the population. For example, in Ontario, we have linked some early childhood development data to standardized test scores in grades 3, 6, 9, and 10, but we have not yet completed our study.

Anxiety symptoms

We sought to determine the percentage of kindergarten children in publicly funded schools across Canada with symptoms of anxiety. We collected data from children in 12 of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories (excluding Nunavut).

We used data collected through the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a teacher-completed checklist that measures five main areas of development: physical health and well-being; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive development; and communication skills and general knowledge.

Beneath these five domains are 16 subdomains, including an anxious and fearful subdomain that falls under the emotional maturity domain and includes symptoms of anxiety. We used it in our study to classify children as very anxious.

The study population included 1,038,354 children attending public schools whose teachers completed the EDI between 2004 and 2015. Most of the EDI data in this study comes from comprehensive provincial or territorial data collections funded by the government.

The way provinces and territories collect EDI data varies: For example, in Ontario, all schools participated once every three years in three different data collection windows (2004-06; 2007-09 ; 2010-12). In 2015, however, the province switched to a one-year model and collected all provincial EDI data in one year.

Relationship between anxiety, vulnerability

We found that almost three percent of kindergarten children were judged to be very anxious by their teachers.

Rates varied somewhat across the country, ranging from 1.1% in Prince Edward Island to 5% in the Northwest Territories.

We also examined the association between anxiety symptoms and vulnerabilities in other developmental domains.

A child is considered vulnerable in a given domain if their EDI score is below the 10th percentile value based on national EDI scores.

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A child classified as vulnerable is struggling in a certain area. Overall, anxious children were 3.5 to 6.1 times more likely than their non-anxious peers to be vulnerable in four developmental domains: physical, social, language/cognitive, and communication.

Child subgroups

Children classified as highly anxious tended to be younger and were more likely to be male than their non-anxious peers, but the differences between these groups were quite small.

A greater percentage of children classified as very anxious had special needs and English or French as a second language than non-anxious children. Other research has also documented associations between anxiety and second language learning and between anxiety and special needs. We have found:

  • 14.2% of children considered very anxious had English or French as a second language. This rate is considerably higher than the 12.9% of non-anxious children who spoke English or French as a second language;
  • 11.1% of children classified as very anxious were classified as having special needs (compared to 3.4% of non-anxious children). The EDI captures “special needs” when a child has a medical diagnosis or the teacher has observed that the child needs help in the classroom beyond what the average child needs.

To put these figures into perspective, most of the children considered to be very anxious speak the language of school instruction as their mother tongue (85.8%) and have no special needs (89%).

A valuable source of information

Our study demonstrates that teachers’ reports of children’s behaviors at school, an environment that might make some children anxious, can be a valuable source of information about anxiety in kindergarten children. Our study supports the idea that anxiety and other aspects of development are closely linked.

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The results of this study can provide important information for policy. For example, schools with high rates of anxious children can be encouraged to practice classroom-level activities to reduce the long-term effects of kindergarten anxiety.

Or, curricula, educational services or board-wide programs could be developed and monitored to determine how well they meet the needs of particular groups of children: experts in language learning and early childhood education may be able to suggest interventions to reduce anxiety for students whose home language differs from the language of instruction.

Finally, this study also provides baseline estimates of anxiety symptoms among kindergarten children in Canada. These could, in the future, be compared to data collected with the same method from kindergarten students across Canada post-COVID-19.

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Author: Caroline Reid-Westoby and Magdalena Janus
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]]> Four-week strike in hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: Build independent action committees! Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:56:51 +0000

The strike by nurses at the university hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia is of great political importance. They struggle with intolerable working conditions, which have been further exacerbated by the ruthless “profit before life” policy during the pandemic. Instead of easing the burden on working people and compensating them for terrible inflation, federal and state governments are handing out billions of dollars to the super-rich and spending $100 billion on lethal weapons.

Nurses from the university hospitals of North Rhine-Westphalia demonstrate in Düsseldorf, May 12, 2022 (Photo: WSWS)

Under these conditions, nurses can only assert their basic rights to a reprieve from intolerable working conditions and adequate remuneration by broad mobilization of all staff. Nursery workers who are also on strike for relief and higher wages, the many factory workers who face wage theft and mass layoffs, must support hospital workers and lead a common struggle.

This requires a break with the Verdi civil service union, which is doing everything to isolate and sell out the nurses’ strike, as has already happened in Berlin. In the United States and many other countries, nurses have organized themselves into grassroots independent action committees that are taking the fight into their own hands. We call on all employees of the university hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) to set up their own action committees and join forces with their international brothers and sisters.

Hospitals and care facilities are where all the ills facing workers around the world are concentrated. This is why the NRW strike enjoys wide support among workers, even as establishment politicians and the media try to block and denounce it.

Even before the pandemic, the privatization of hospitals and the orgy of cuts that accompanied it led to untenable working conditions. “It’s not the strike, but the normal state of things that puts patients at risk,” a nurse told WDR. A nurse from a pediatric intensive care unit illustrated this in Essen by saying that emergency personnel during the strike currently needed more nurses than the hospital management usually provides during normal operations. “Emergency staffing has been set by our employer at four nurses,” the nurse said. “Last month we worked 12 shifts with a staff of three.”