‘Strong, smart and bold’: Madison afterschool program seeks to empower girls | Local Education

Girls Inc.

From left, second-grader Leilani Buchanan, fifth-grader Skylah Buchanan and 2-year-old Kendall Roberts play with stacking cups at a Girls Inc. and Madison School and Community Recreation pop-up event at Schenk Elementary School. The events are meant to expose children to Girls Inc. and get them excited about the upcoming school year.

With schools closed last year, Leslie Smith turned to a virtual format for the afterschool program she runs, a local chapter of Girls Inc., a national organization aimed at inspiring girls to be “strong, smart and bold.”

The Zoom meetings were an adjustment for everyone. But the online programs, at least, kept the program visible. Recently, Smith said, she ran into a girl who recognized her from the online presentations and asked if she was the “Girls Inc. lady.”

Now, the program is back, with in-person sessions

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Application Now Live for Master’s in Public Education Management Program

The Broad Center (TBC) at the Yale School of Management has launched the online application  for its 14-month Master’s in Public Education Management program. Leading to a master of management studies degree, the program will prepare early to mid-career leaders to amplify their impact in urban K-12 school systems.

TBC at Yale SOM will welcome an inaugural cohort of approximately 30 emerging leaders from school systems in June 2022. A landmark $100 million gift in 2019 from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation ensures that The Broad master’s is tuition-free.

The master’s program will consist of five residence weeks, online sessions, a colloquia series, and a culminating capstone project, in addition to a curriculum focused on building the functional skills that are necessary to lead complex organizations, including operations, data analysis, accounting, performance measurement, organizational design, capital development, innovation, and technology. Students maintain full-time employment throughout the program, giving them

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New program providing no-cost education to Waste Management employees, spouses and dependents


Generic Waste Management garbage truck. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Waste Management, Inc. (WM) announced it is rolling out a range of new employee benefits from flexible work schedules, sign-on bonuses and a new education and upskilling benefit program called “Your Tomorrow” in collaboration with Guild Education.

WM said Your Tomorrow program provides employees plus their spouses and eligible dependents the opportunity to choose from a full range of education options, including earning a college degree, at no cost to the employee.

Nearly 36,000 full-time U.S. employees will have access to more than 170 fully-funded programs including: undergraduate and graduate degrees, short-form technology and business certificate programs, and high school completion. Later this year, the company said it plans to expand this offering to benefits-eligible dependents, including

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NetDragon Aids the Launch of Serbia’s National Teacher Training Program

HONG KONG, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (“NetDragon” or the “Company”; Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, is pleased to announce that the Company has recently signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with the Teacher Education Faculty, University of Belgrade (the “Teacher Education Faculty”) and the Institute for Improvement of Education in Serbia to promote and implement the “Serbia National Teacher Training Program” (the “Program”). The Program aims to train quality teachers in the digital era, to improve teachers’ capabilities in basic education and to promote smart education through research and teachers’ training in Serbia. This follows the visit of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in June 2020 to the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Education Center, Belgrade (the “CRAIE”), which was jointly established by NetDragon. The partnership is another recognition of the Company by the Ministry for Education, Science and

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