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Kids Read Now continues literacy partnership with schools, eliminating the summer slide for Michigan students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Michigan, including Brighton Area Schools, Grand Haven Public Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, and Coopersville Area Public Schools, to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Kids are excited to receive books at home by mail, and not only eliminate the summer slide, but gain up to 2.5 months of learning during the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

"Students and parents loved getting books to read over the summer. Students picked the books they wanted to read and that was a powerful tool for motivating young readers! Great program," said Molly B., Classroom Teacher, Eaton Rapids Public Schools.

"Families loved the engagement and excitement students felt over the summer months when a new book arrived. Educators loved the fact that we were getting books in our students' hands over the summer months helping to decrease summer slide," said Monica T., Elementary Principal, Holly Area Schools/

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

*VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/513510815

Related link: https://kidsreadnow.org/

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Associated Colleges of Illinois to Host March 9 Virtual Event Focused on Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill. -- College presidents, corporate leaders and students will lead an Associated Colleges of Illinois' (https://acifund.org) virtual event March 9, at 11 a.m., focused on how educators and the business community are working together to offer solutions to economic challenges faced by Illinois' companies, schools and students.

Registration (ow.ly/NzAm50DNZCo) for the virtual event is open through March 9. The video program can be viewed on ACI's website (https://acifund.org/march-9-virtual-event/).

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2q_DTK-PnKPDVx42kIlZUvzEnnlUeOxNXRw9kprHVG76-xw/viewform

The event, "A Smarter Solution: How the Liberal Arts and Business Community Together are Solving Illinois Challenges," includes discussion of ACI's extensive alumni employment data (https://acifund.org/member-employment-data/). Presidents of four ACI-affiliated colleges and universities, a Fortune 500 company CEO and two corporate members of ACI's Board of Trustees, including a student, will be presenters.

The virtual event is planned for 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. CST. President Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, Eureka College, will introduce the program and offer concluding remarks. Wright is also ACI president.

Other topics and speakers are:

* What are the challenges? - President Philip G. Ryken, Wheaton College

* How can we meet these challenges? - Kunal Kapoor, CEO, Morningstar, Inc., and graduate of ACI-member Monmouth College

* What do ACI-member schools offer as one solution? - President Teresa L. Amott, Knox College

* What have been the results shown by the employment data? - President Troy D. Hammond, North Central College

* How can you get involved? - Chloe Overstreet, ACI board member and student at ACI-member Eureka College, and Mark A. Vargas, ACI board member and president, Licentiam. Vargas is also a graduate ACI-member Judson University.

After the virtual event, a recording will be available on ACI's YouTube channel.

About ACI:

Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a collaboration of 26 private, independent colleges and universities, representing more than 70,000 students. Established in 1952, ACI supports member colleges and universities by advancing independent liberal arts and sciences education and helping underserved students succeed in college, career and life. The organization raises funds for scholarships, peer mentoring and emergency financial aid, and it provides member services such as professional development conferences and college-to-career seminars and events. Visit ACI's website https://acifund.org for more information.

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Kids Read Now sends books to students – engages families: North Carolina students will spend the summer reading free books

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across North Carolina, including Pitt County Schools, to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Everyone wins when schools enable parents to eradicate learning loss for K-3 students over the summer. Many of those students gain up to 2.5 months of learning during the 12-week summer break," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

"It was a great way for my students to receive quality books that they could keep and read! It also helped motivate them throughout the summer to read!" said Amanda J., Classroom Teacher, ECU Community Schools.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

*VIDEO (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/513510815

Related link: https://kidsreadnow.org/

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Kids Read Now Mails Books to Students – Eliminates Learning Loss: Closing The Opportunity Gap for California Students

VISTA, Calif. -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Guajome Park Academy to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Guajome Park Academy is the first school district in California to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students. The number of students coast-to-coast in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Educators love that the KRN program has been proven to eradicate the typical summer slide and help kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

*VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/513510815

Related link: https://kidsreadnow.org/

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Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches, Software

TimeoutIQ App Allows Parents to Remotely Manage Kids’ Screen Time and Helps them Learn Something Too

TORONTO, Ontario -- Kids' screen time has soared during the pandemic, yet parents are reluctant to restrict it because it's their primary way of learning, socializing and playing. TimeoutIQ has the solution. It helps parents to subtly manage screen time, and challenges kids with educational content at their grade level while playing games, watching videos or engrossed in social media.

And, a child's health and development are critical in a digital world. In fact, the Canadian Paediatric Society provides recommendations to parents that include:

* Be present and engaged when screens are used and, whenever possible, co-view with children.

* Be aware of content and prioritize educational, age-appropriate and interactive programming.

* Use parenting strategies that teach self-regulation, calming and limit-setting.

TimeoutIQ checks all the boxes.

"It's kind of like a child supervisor and personal tutor all in one," Shawn Desouza, app developer, says.

The app is designed to monitor kids in kindergarten through eighth grade and has a new content library based on the Ontario Elementary School Curriculum; it was compiled by teachers and education coaches.

"The app has questions and challenges meant to make the child stop and think. The benefit of doing this is to distract and interrupt the child's recreational screen time - stuff like games, videos, social media - and acts as a refresher to what they're studying at school," Desouza, says.

It helps to keep their minds sharp as the app uses interactive STEM education-based gamification challenges.

And while parents may think they know what their child is doing, some research proves otherwise. An article published in the July issue of "Pediatrics," reports that tracking software revealed kids were accessing tons of apps classified for adults - like horror apps with scary characters, first-person shooter games and other media - and parents didn't know it.

The TimeoutIQ app also has an automated scheduler which allows parents to monitor their children every day between specific hours (e.g., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). There's a free version and two premium paid versions.

"We've had more than 5,000 installs since launching in August 2020, with a rising number of paid subscribers," Desouza says.

For more information: https://timeoutiq.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/timeoutiqsmartapp

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Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students

DAYTON, Ohio -- Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Ohio, including Ansonia Local Schools, Troy City Schools, Mapleton Local School District, Greenville City Schools, and Northridge Local Schools, to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Whether it's the summer slide or the COVID slide, the KRN in-home reading programs are eliminating learning loss and are helping kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

"The kids love getting the books throughout the summer and come in the following school year talking about all the awesome books that they got. I can tell it definitely encourages the kids to read," said Taylor B., Classroom Teacher, Troy City Schools.

"Providing students with high quality texts to read during the summer is absolutely crucial. An added bonus is that students get 'real' mail!" said Jill H. B., Curriculum Director, Black River Local School District.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

*VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/513510815

Related link: https://kidsreadnow.org/

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The Push2BeGreat Clothing Brand Incorporating Artificial Intelligence to Innovate Learning Methods in Literacy

DETROIT, Mich. -- Shwinn Innovations, LLC, the Push2BeGreat Brand and the non-profit 501(c)(3), the Innovative Learning Curriculum, are announcing the development of a revolutionary new educational framework that focuses on providing an equal opportunity to economically, disadvantaged youth in diverse, urban areas.

We aim to engage and motivate all youth to acquire state mandated curriculum requirements in literacy.

The interactive framework is designed to incorporate elements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to customize the experience for each learner. The goal of the tool is for each user to gain the basic literacy skills essential to succeed through an interactive, relatable journey.

Staying true to his brand, Shwinn Innovations, LLC CEO Sherwin Appleton said, "Engaging young minds is key to the success of our future communities. We want to PUSH everyone TO BE their GREATest self in life, whether they're an athlete, entertainer or in the classroom."

Development of requirements of the architecture and the foundation of the framework are under way. We are actively seeking opportunities and collaborations for technical development.

To learn more visit: https://www.push2begreat.com or find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @Push2BeGreat

MULTIMEDIA:

*VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/dPSv9txypVI

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19th Annual Postdoc Event Targets Career Successes

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The 19th National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Annual Conference is set for April 15-16, 2021 and will include educational, career advancement and networking opportunities benefiting postdoctoral scholars ("postdocs") and their host institutions around the world. More than fifty experts will dive into themes of top importance to the greater postdoc community.

The conference is an annual highlight for the 70,000 postdocs who comprise the heart of early-stage American research and innovation as well as for representatives of 215 member NPA universities, research institutions and industry that host postdocs.

Taking place for the first time on a virtual platform, the conference will feature two keynote addresses focused on aspects of the most important postdoc concern today: career pathways and possibilities. Chris Gunter, Ph.D., senior advisor for genomics engagement at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health and Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Ph.D., former director of the Office of the Americas at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will share their wisdom, expertise, and lessons learned.

"Postdocs and postdoc offices spoke and we listened," remarked Stephanie Eberle, M.Ed., NPA Board chair. "Career trajectories are top of mind for many postdocs and their advisors in this era of great uncertainty. Our conference will help answer the call."

Using a creative array of interactive sessions, speed talks, networking breakout groups, and social engagement tools, attendees will interact extensively. Experts from dozens of institutions will address critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; excellence in mentoring; mental health and wellness, especially during the pandemic; and best practices in postdoc program management. A career "fireside chat," featuring Christopher Rhodes, Ph.D., of AstraZeneca and Latishya Steele, Ph.D., of Stanford University, will further delve into career trends and options in the increasingly intertwined areas of academia and industry.

"The NPA is thrilled to welcome first-time attendees from across the nation and around the globe using our virtual platform," commented Thomas P. Kimbis, NPA executive director and CEO. "It will be both a social, networking and learning experience you won't want to miss."

For more information about the 2021 NPA Annual Conference, including registration and sponsorship information, visit https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/page/2021AC.

About National Postdoctoral Association:

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational association headquartered in Rockville, MD. Founded in 2003, the NPA envisions an inclusive community where all postdocs are empowered, valued, recognized, and supported in their current and future endeavors. The NPA serves the entire postdoctoral community, including its 18,000 individual and 215 organizational members. Learn more: https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/.

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RoboSolucio LLC Partners with Rock Springs Elementary to Use AI Puppy Robot Teacher’s Assistant

ATLANTA, Ga. -- RoboSolucio, an innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for mobile robot companions, announced today that it has an agreement with Rock Springs Elementary, an Atlanta-area school in the Gwinnett County School System. The COVID pandemic has negatively impacted students nationwide and Rock Springs is applying innovative methods to maximize educational outcomes for both remote and in-person student learning.

Teachers are overwhelmed trying to manage both remote and in-person students, often doubling their workload. Remote students are especially challenged due to less personal video interaction along with distractions in the home environment, often not participating. In-person students miss context due to masks covering facial expressions and they are often distracted while fidgeting with their own masks.

According to the agreement Rock Springs will implement RoboSolucio's AI Puppy in selected classrooms to offer critical services to students that need the most assistance. AI Puppy will assist teachers by delivering mini lessons, giving them a partner in the classroom while helping students rise.

AI Puppy is a mobile autonomous robot with a personality. In addition to human-like expression and voice dialog, it has many advanced capabilities that bring it to life. When teachers and students see AI Puppy in action they immediately light up with a smile and form a connection with the cute robot.

The goal is to improve student outcomes while reducing teacher stress. AI Puppy's COVID symptom detection and fall detection is a great compliment to the teacher's assistant, helping to provide a safe learning environment. AI Puppy is the perfect assistant for teachers, receptionists, security guards, elderly, and children.

About Rock Springs Elementary

The vision of Gwinnett County Public Schools is to become a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and careers. At Rock Springs, our school program is focused on this vision by ensuring that each student receives the support to be successful in demonstrating mastery of the grade level curriculum - the district's academic knowledge and skills (AKS). For more information on Rock Springs Elementary please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/2232

About RoboSolucio

RoboSolucio LLC is a privately held limited liability corporation headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The company offers innovative artificial intelligence robot solutions including teacher's assistants, COVID-19 symptom detection (body temp, chronic cough, labored breathing), and health companions. Robot capabilities include fall detection, call for help, remote control, autonomous navigation, video streaming, voice control & dialog, compliance, facial recognition, and capacitive touch response. Our teacher's assistant delivers mini lessons, monitors student comprehension, and verbally probes students for understanding.

Our front desk security and concierge services are ideal for companies and building managers to control access to the workplace safely and provide helpful concierge services. We also offer elder companions for aging in place, senior & assisted living homes, doctor offices, hospitals. As a Small Business, RoboSolucio is committed to excellence and creating innovative and flexible solutions for its clients.

For more information about AI Puppy please visit https://www.robosolucio.com/ and follow the company's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmwOGtq5F02zmQ-jN9nlDRw or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/robosolucio or Instagram at RoboSolucio.

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/_VcJJz6Btak

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Lincoln Law School of San Jose Launches New Website

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Lincoln Law School of San Jose is proud to announce that its newly designed website launched on January 25, 2021, after several months of working on its development. Their old site was perfectly functional, but this much-needed refresh will help students, potential students, faculty, and supporters to gain more from Lincoln's online presence.

Dean Laura Palazzolo had this to say about the new, easier to use site: "Lincoln Law School is a hidden gem for those seeking a high quality, affordable legal education. It is our hope that this new website will make it easier for people to find and take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities Lincoln has to offer."

In addition to the sleek new design, the site has moved from the old URL to LincolnLawSchool.edu. This new domain removes the geographical limitations associated with the old URL. Ideally, removing the locational reference will help draw in students from beyond the local area, with Lincoln's law-related courses reaching across the country and in time even around the world. The new URL has the added benefit of being smoother, more descriptive, and more memorable.

The new website design falls in line with Lincoln's mission to make legal education more accessible. It is faster and easier to navigate. The upgrades will help site visitors find the information they need more quickly and offer ample opportunity to get in touch with admissions staff in case other questions arise.

With all that's going on in the world leading to a heavier reliance on online resources, it was a perfect time to ensure that Lincoln's website visitors have the best possible user experience. Associate Dean Nick F. Forooghi had this to say about the new site: "Our new website and URL offer not only a great new look and feel but superior functionality and technology to provide forward-looking remote services to all our constituents; including our students, faculty, alumni and new visitors and applicants."

The new site was designed by Lincoln's marketing department, answering to Associate Dean Nick F. Forooghi, in collaboration with consulting firm Solid Vision Consulting, LLC and marketing firm Solutionarian.

The new website and URL simply provides a better, more modern web presence to support Lincoln Law School of San Jose's continued commitment to providing an affordable, accessible law education that emphasizes real-world applications.

About Lincoln Law School of San Jose:

Lincoln Law School of San Jose's mission is to make legal education affordable, and accessible to adults whose personal commitments or full-time careers might otherwise preclude them from pursuing a graduate-level degree. Lincoln's professors are working lawyers and judges who provide Lincoln students with hands-on, real-world experience. Learn more: https://www.lincolnlawschool.edu/

Lincoln graduates go on to become valuable contributors to the San Jose community as members of the judiciary, lawyers, and public servants. Lincoln welcomes students of all ages from all walks of life who are ready to use their Lincoln education to make the world a better place. Last fall, Lincoln Law celebrated its 100-year anniversary.

Related link: https://www.lincolnlawsj.edu/

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