Recent blog posts by Editor

When it comes to nonprofit communications, a lack of proper preparation can mean lack of impact. It almost guarantees it. How do you ensure that you start off on the right foot? It’s easy. The answer is planning. When I started my career more than 20 years ago, I had the privilege of being on the front lines of an extraordinary company that would change the face of technology...
Megan Matthews Carnahan: 4 steps every nonprofit should take before creating its strategic communications plan (eBook)
When it comes to nonprofit communications, a lack of proper preparation can mean lack of impact. It almost guarantees it. How do you ensure that you start off on the right foot? It’s easy. The answer is planning. When I started my career more than 20 years ago, I had the privilege of being on the front lines of an extraordinary company that would change the face of technology...
Access to skills training is a monstrous challenge, yet pales in comparison to the challenge of quality. The sector has seen an influx of training providers, yet only a small margin are able to impart high-quality market driven skills that results in sustainable employment for the trainees. NSDC has made strides toward the creation of occupational standards, accreditation of training institutes, training of trainers, assessments and certifications.
A monstrous challenge: Access to quality skills training in India
Access to skills training is a monstrous challenge, yet pales in comparison to the challenge of quality. The sector has seen an influx of training providers, yet only a small margin are able to impart high-quality market driven skills that results in sustainable employment for the trainees. NSDC has made strides toward the creation of occupational standards, accreditation of training institutes, training of trainers, assessments and certifications.
Last week brought reports of a decrease in the rate of childhood obesity in preschoolers.  According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in preschoolers dropped by 43 percent between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, from 14 percent of children to 8 percent.
Childhood Obesity: Celebrating Successes and Pressing On
Last week brought reports of a decrease in the rate of childhood obesity in preschoolers. According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in preschoolers dropped by 43 percent between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, from 14 percent of children to 8 percent.
The problem teachers face with ed tech tools is that they are being asked to use them with little to no relevant teacher training. They are expected to effectively use these tools to interpret insights from the data to help their students- but they lack the knowledge needed to do so.
Support for Teacher Training is a High Priority
The problem teachers face with ed tech tools is that they are being asked to use them with little to no relevant teacher training. They are expected to effectively use these tools to interpret insights from the data to help their students- but they lack the knowledge needed to do so.