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Valo Media and OptionsSwing Partner to Bring Innovative User-Generated Content Solutions to the Online Education Market

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- Valo Media, a user-generated content (UGC) agency, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with OptionsSwing, an online education technology company. This new partnership will bring innovative solutions for strategic marketing initiatives as well as brand new content that will help OptionsSwing reach and engage a wider global audience.

The BioBuilder Educational Foundation Initiates Plan to Train Bioeconomy Workforce

NEWTON, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- The BioBuilder Educational Foundation, Inc. ("BioBuilder"), which has a decade of empowering teachers and schools to bring synthetic biology education to school districts in 47 states, today announced its launch of a strategic planning process designed to grow the bioeconomy workforce at scale in urban, rural, and tribal communities.

9th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Launches for Students in North America

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced that their 2023 "Cursive is Cool"® contest is now open to North American students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Students are encouraged to enter early. Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place, Third Place based on legibility and neatness.

Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® on Long Island Announce 7th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee's® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant on Long Island today announced the official start of their 7th annual Above and "BEE"yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers - as nominated by their students - rewarding teachers with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

PCDA Partners with Sports Connect to Transform The Modern Athlete Journey

ANDOVER, Minn. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Pre-College Development Academy (PCDA), the first network of post-high school inter-connected soccer academies in the United States, has announced a new multi-year partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to further advance their mission of bridging the gap between youth soccer and the next level.

CENTS® Powers Ecosystem at new Mississippi Cyber Center

MCLEAN, Va. /ScoopCloud/ -- On November 9, 2022, Mississippi State University (MSU) and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) opened the doors to the Mississippi Cyber Center, a culmination of efforts made possible through the Mississippi Cyber Initiative (MCI). The newly renovated building on the MGCCC Harrison County Campus is the central location for the first phase of this massive commitment to cybersecurity training and knowledge-sharing.

Announcing Seedling’s Fab Five Winners: Seedling to Honor Winners at 11th Annual April Gala in support of Children who have an Incarcerated Parent

AUSTIN, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Seedling invites the Austin community to our 11th Annual Austin's Fab Five - Light Up the Night! Gala on the evening of Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Join us as we honor five true local heroes whose selfless devotion has left a profoundly positive impact in the lives of hundreds of Central Texas children.

New Survey Finds Broad Dissatisfaction Among Postdoctoral Researchers

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- A survey released today by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), 2023 Postdoctoral Barriers to Success, shows warning signs from a critical component of the nation's science and research workforce. Today, more than 70,000 postdoctoral researchers ("postdocs") who have completed their Ph.D. or other terminal degree work in senior positions in academia, government, and industry.

The Pocket Queen Launches a Uniquely Modern Drumming, Production, and Branding Course on Soundfly

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Soundfly's newest online course, "The Pocket Queen: Moving at Your Own Tempo," is out today as part of the platform's digital subscription library. This course, led by drummer, producer, and viral content creator, Taylor Gordon, aka The Pocket Queen, teaches modern rhythm and drumming concepts and music production, as well as strategies for finding one's authentic creative self.

3rd Annual Synergy Achievement Awards Program Recognizes Partner Districts for Commitment to Stakeholders

MESA. Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, announced this year's Synergy Achievement Awards recipients at its Synergy Connect National Users Conference last month at the Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual awards program recognizes exceptional application of Synergy functionality to significantly benefit district stakeholders.

HBCU Green Fund and Center for Environmental Justice Cites Small Progress Toward Climate Justice at COP27 in Egypt and Commit to Helping Young African Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- In an effort to increase diversity at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the HBCU Green Fund and the Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ) partnered to lead a delegation of 27 persons from the United States, Africa and the diaspora to participate in the global summit touted as "COP Africa."

Edupoint Selects Gwinnett County Public Schools for 7th Annual Partner for Life Award

MESA, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has been selected as the recipient of the company's seventh annual Partner for Life Award. Edupoint Founder and CEO Bob Weathers presented the award to Debbie Durrence, Ed.D., Executive Director for GCPS's Department of Data Governance, at the 2022 Synergy Connect Users Conference last month at the Opryland Resort in Nashville.

LA Unified Appears Poised to Weaken Public Oversight, Again – This Time on a Crucial Public Health Issue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 a majority of the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted to begin a process some fear would dismantle an oversight Committee that has been in place for decades ensuring the globally celebrated environmental policy was implemented according to the district's policy and California's Healthy Schools Act. In its place the Board is recommending establishing an Ad Hoc Committee, says celebrated children's environmental health non-profit California Safe Schools.

Maxwell CPA Review provides online CPA courses to prepare students for the U.S. CPA exams

ORLANDO, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- A new exam-prep company is helping students to pass the U.S. CPA exams in droves. Maxwell CPA Review was founded by Kyle Ashcraft, CPA and provides online CPA courses to prepare students for the U.S. CPA exams. Kyle passed all four CPA exams with a 90 and above, in only six months. Now he works to equip students with the same tools that prepared him for his exams.

BioBuilder and K2 Scientific Bring Synthetic Biology Programs and Laboratory Equipment to High-Need High Schools Around the Country

BOSTON, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- As a world-recognized program that trains the next generation of innovators and skilled workers in synthetic biology, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced new work with K2 Scientific to make high quality tools and equipment for life science research widely accessible. BioBuilder has partnered with K2 Scientific, who will donate industry-grade refrigeration units to four high-need high schools participating in the BioBuilderClub this academic year.

The Roberson Brothers – Two We Are G.A.M.E. Alums – Find Success On and Off the Field

TORRANCE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Today, the Roberson brothers are two pictures of success. Jacen, the younger brother, was recently drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixteenth round. Meanwhile, his older brother, Cameron, graduated last year from the University of Mass. Amherst, which he attended on a full-ride scholarship. They attribute a portion of their combined athletic-academic success to their connection with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education).

San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier Announces 2022 Etoile d’Escoffier Culinary Scholarship Recipients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI-SF) is delighted to announce that five recipients have been awarded the Etoile d'Escoffier Culinary Scholarship in 2022. L'Etoile scholarships support outstanding female students and graduates in achieving their professional aspirations as they become the next leaders of the culinary industry.

Shining a light on School Nutrition and the Lunchtime Heroes that make it happen

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Todd Linsky Consulting (TLC) announced today: TLC-Todd-versations, in collaboration with the Chef Ann Foundation, brings you stories from across our great country on positive changes to the school nutrition landscape, "Todd-versations Lunchtime Heroes."

The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its Annual Gala Celebration and auction Saturday November 12

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its 11th annual gala celebration event and auction, taking place at the San Francisco Wine School in South San Francisco on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 5-10 p.m.

Beyond Benign Launches Initiative to Support Green Chemistry Educators at Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions

WILMINGTON, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- Beyond Benign announced a new Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Initiative, designed to provide green chemistry educational support for faculty and students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Being built and executed in collaboration with MSIs, the initiative is intended to ensure the next generation of world-class chemists and scientific leaders are reflective of the diversity of the global community and prepared to address sustainability through chemistry.

SparksPlus Brings the College Campus Experience to Senior Living Communities with Some of the Brightest Minds in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

SEATTLE, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- The SparksPlus On-Demand Life Enrichment Program announces the holistic programs and esteemed speakers for the 2023 season. These video-on-demand classes, designed for seniors living in communities, feature top minds from world-class institutions, such as Yale and Pratt Design Institute, and the United Nations, to a Grammy Award musician. SparksPlus is a division of 3rdPlus.

New Animation Project Tackles Misinformation, Vaccines for Media Literacy Week

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Founded by two black doctors who tired of watching patients who looked like them die sicker and younger, Welfie is launching "Booster Troop," a fun health media literacy initiative that helps underserved children better spot misinformation. It launches October 24 for Media Literacy Week, and it includes a 7-minute animated episode in both English and Spanish, a lesson plan, and other classroom materials. Welfie provides culturally competent health and mental health education and care coordination to schools.

BOSS™ Racks Up $130,000 in a Day and Places Second in Long Beach Gives

LONG BEACH, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The 4th Annual Long Beach Gives campaign, an online giving day sponsored by the City's leading nonprofit funders and nonprofit support organizations, invites donors from throughout the city and beyond to give to the local nonprofit of their choosing. This year, the effort raised $1,965,539 to support 232 participating nonprofits. BOSS™ (Business Of Student Success) raised $130,000 from more than 300 donors, making it the second most contributed to charity in this year's campaign.

The first in-state notary training course provider is approved in Maryland since education law mandate in 2021

BALTIMORE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- Notary Training Network founder, Michol Bobb announces becoming the first in-state approved notary public training program. Michol has been organizing and facilitating notary training workshops since 2015, initially starting as meetups in the Baltimore area to connect with other notaries. On July 25th this year, the Maryland Secretary of State's office added the course provider to its website as an approved notary trainer.

Top Colleges and Universities to Attend Vistamar School’s 14th Annual Multicultural Student College Fair on October 16, 2022

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- On October 16, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Vistamar School hosts its 14th annual Multicultural Student College Fair at Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii Street in El Segundo. Open to all students, this College Admissions Fair is an opportunity for high school students to meet representatives and alumni from a wide range of top colleges, universities, and service academies from across the country. These institutions seek to meet Los Angeles area high school students of all backgrounds.

Investors Academy’s Youth Training Program Imparting Life Skills and Job Training for Local Youth in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Expanding The Investors Academy services to support more teens and young adults, the nonprofit's Youth Training Program shares life skills, on-the-job training and financial literary skills for youth ages 15 to 24. In its second summer, the program has been funded by the Fulton County Government, with partners including the City of Atlanta, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Media Advisory: Safety training experience and experts available to discuss safety in Offshore, Wind, Maritime, and Industrial industries at FMTC Safety in Houma, Louisiana

HOUMA, La. /ScoopCloud/ -- FMTC, Fire and Medical Training Center, in Houma Louisiana, is inviting reporters to experience a variety of safety training courses for the Oil, Gas, Wind, and Offshore industries on October 20, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of October's National Fire Safety Month. Reporters will get a chance to experience the real dangers of working and living at sea: how to escape from a sinking helicopter, how to approach a fire on a platform, and much more.

NPA Announces Exciting DEIB Efforts During National Postdoc Appreciation Week

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) announced two marquee programs designed to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in the postdoctoral community and beyond. During the highly successful National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the NPA shared details on both the finalists in its 2022-2023 IMPACT Fellowship Program, as well as the first NPA Race & Ethnicity Equity Summit, a free global event taking place November 17, 2022.

BioBuilder funded to expand student opportunity in rural and urban areas through its collaborative after school program

BOSTON, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- Thanks to a two-year grant recently awarded by BioMADE, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation will expand a program that has supported thousands of high school inventors over the last decade. BioBuilder is leading the project, "Launching High School Bioengineers on their Paths to College and Careers," with funding that will bring the authentic tools and approaches for engineering biology to BioBuilderClub students nationwide in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, Ars Biotechnica, and Daicel Arbor Biosciences.

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 (Illinois) Selects Synergy Student Information System

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. /ScoopCloud/ -- Edupoint® Educational Systems announced today that Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 (LZCUSD) has selected the company's industry-leading Synergy® Student Information System (SIS) for its student data management needs. The district's solution will include Synergy SIS and Synergy Online Registration, hosted in the Synergy Cloud environment. LZCUSD serves over 5,500 students across eight schools northwest of Chicago.

Tens of Thousands of Researchers Celebrated During 13th National Postdoc Appreciation Week

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) today kicked off the 13th annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), taking place today through Friday. NPAW is the nation's largest celebration of postdoctoral scholars who serve at more than 300 institutions, acknowledging the significant contributions "postdocs" make to research, innovation and scientific discovery.

We Are G.A.M.E. Alum DJ Reed’s NFL Career Demonstrates ‘It Takes a Village’

TORRANCE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Allen Thigpen, co-founder of We Are G.A.M.E., grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey rooting for the New York Jets, even back when they were the Titans. After graduating from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University), in Chester, Pennsylvania, Thigpen was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as an officer during the Vietnam era.

Seeking Mentors for Children Experiencing Parental Incarceration

AUSTIN, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Seedling Foundation, a non-profit organization serving children who have an incarcerated parent, is seeking business partners and individual volunteers to mentor children in Central Texas school districts during the 2022-23 school year. The organization served 472 children last school year and expects to significantly increase the number of children served in local school districts.

Education reEnvisioned BOCES (Colorado) Selects Synergy Student Information System

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ScoopCloud/ -- Edupoint Educational Systems announced today that Education reEnvisioned BOCES has selected the company's industry-leading Synergy Student Information System (SIS) for its own student data management needs as well as those of its member schools. The BOCES represents 12 schools serving 5,000 students.

Change Course is a tuition-free career and community development program designed to educate and empower those living in poverty

DES MOINES, Iowa /ScoopCloud/ -- The objective of Change Course is to provide program participants (referred to as "leaders") with stronger life and career skills. Through personal development courses and career-focused training, this six-month program aims to provide "leaders" connections to a network of business partners and higher-paying job opportunities.