Category: Education Publishing

What are ‘learning pods’? Parents seek options as pandemic complicates school year

Pandemic pods. Microschools. Quaranteams.

These are just a few of the terms used to describe the latest effort by American families to navigate their children’s education this fall as the coronavirus pandemic complicates the school year.

The concept involves kids at or around the same education level gathering in person in small groups led or supervised by volunteer parents, hired teachers or nannies. Ideas on education bubbles sprouted when many school districts announced they will return virtually without reopening campuses.

The ultimate goal? To ensure children receive their education with the socialization necessary for proper development and learning while maintaining

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Shaker Schools To Begin Year With Online Education Only

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH — Following recommendations from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Shaker Heights Schools will begin the year remotely on Aug. 31.

All in-person athletic practices, events and conditioning are suspended immediately, the district announced.

“These decisions are being made in accordance with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s recommendation that all public schools within its health jurisdiction begin the school year remotely and that schools discontinue extracurriculars such as sports and other activities during the remote learning period,” the district said in a letter to families.

Remote-only education will continue for at least a quarter, though

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Perdoceo Education (PRDO) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline

The market expects Perdoceo Education (PRDO) to deliver a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended June 2020. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company’s earnings picture, but a powerful factor that might influence its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates.

The earnings report, which is expected to be released on August 6, 2020, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations. On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower.

While management’s discussion

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What to Look Out for

Wall Street expects a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) reports results for the quarter ended June 2020. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company’s earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates.

The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on August 4. On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower.

While management’s discussion of business conditions on

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Cloud canteen startup Feedr has been acquired by Compass Group for ~$24M – TechCrunch

Feedr, the food tech startup that delivers personalised meals to office workers as an alternative to companies setting up their own canteens, has been acquired by Compass Group, the publicly-listed foodservice company.

The price is described as “in the region” of $24 million, while I understand that the deal between the two companies was completed in early March 2020.

Compass Group says the purchase of Feedr will help accelerate its digital transformation, and — amidst the coronavirus crisis — form part of its “return to work” strategy. Specifically, it plans to utilise Feedr’s software across its portfolio of corporate clients

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