Nomadic Learning Announces Partnership with the Martini Education and Opportunity Trust

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Nomadic Learning is proud to partner with Martini Education and Opportunity Trust (MEOT) to expand access to our collaborative digital leadership solutions.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nomadic Learning is proud to partner with Martini Education and Opportunity Trust (MEOT) to expand access to our collaborative digital leadership solutions. With the generosity of MEOT, we are able to provide 5000 free licenses to the Nomadic Academy—our leadership and management community—to organizations and individuals worldwide. These licenses are for nonprofits, educators, and those that work in social innovation and social justice. We will prioritize changemakers from historically excluded communities, including those that further the cause of the Black Lives Matter movement.

For five years, Nomadic Learning has provided exceptional digital leadership and management development to clients and partners like IBM, PepsiCo, and Unilever. Nomadic Academy, launched June 2020, is an important next step in our mission. It teaches leaders to use empathy, flexibility, and dialogue to manage with sensitivity in times of crisis.

MEOT is an education and opportunity trust that supports students and young business professionals as they lead the transformation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) structures worldwide. Founded by Brent Martini and Carey Weiss, it “puts wind in the sails” of initiatives that power social and environmental changemakers.

Together, Nomadic Learning and MEOT will open doors for the next generation of leaders.

“We are grateful to partner with MEOT to expand access to the Nomadic Academy. We believe strongly in furthering the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice causes. We hope our platform is a valuable resource to the organizations leading this wave of change” Tim Sarchet, COO and co-founder, Nomadic Learning

“We are honored to enter this partnership with Nomadic Learning. There is no more pressing and relevant need today than to build scale around change management and social innovation in all sectors.” Brent Martini, founder, MEOT

Please reach out here if you are interested in applying on behalf of a team or organization, or as an individual. Enrollments for qualifying organizations will be awarded on a rolling basis starting July 2020. Individuals may submit applications now, and enrollments for qualifying individuals will be awarded in October 2020.

To learn more about the Nomadic Academy, visit our website here.

To learn more about MEOT, visit the website here.

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Oxford Business College named best ‘Independent Higher Education Provider’ by students

The College has been awarded best ‘Independent Higher Education Provider’ in the prestigious WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020

Competing against major universities and colleges is a tribute to our students and staff who have studied and worked tirelessly throughout the year, achieving the highest possible academic standards.”

— Dr Padmesh Gupta, Managing Director of Oxford Business College

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oxford Business College has been named best ‘Independent Higher Education Provider’ in the prestigious WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020. This is the third year in a row that the College has celebrated an accolade at the awards.

The awards are judged by thousands of student reviews and a specialist team – amplifying the voices of students in this leadership board. The WhatUni review collection team judged the awards from student reviews and collectively travelled over 46,000 miles, visiting over 140 institutions, to collect 41,300 reviews and ratings from real students about their university experience. This democratic and rich insight allows students to tell the real story of their educational experiences.

Dr Padmesh Gupta, Managing Director of Oxford Business College, said:

“Winning this award is a humbling experience. Competing against major universities and colleges is a tribute to our students and staff who have studied and worked tirelessly throughout the year, achieving the highest possible academic standards. Gaining recognition is a massive vote of confidence by our students to the college. OBC has set an unrivalled precedent of outperforming most other Independent Higher Education institutions by winning nominations in 2018, 2019 and again this year in 2020. These awards highlight our students’ joy at being part of one big academic family at OBC.”

Cllr Craig Simmons, Lord Mayor of Oxford, said:

“Congratulations to Oxford Business College on their well-deserved What Uni Student Choice Award. This Award says a lot about the quality of the teaching and the supportive environment that OBC provides to learners.”

John Howarth, MEP for South East England (2017-2020), said:

“This award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of both staff and students. This is a difficult time for Higher Education and it’s vital that potential students know that Oxford Business College is a great place to learn.”

Murray Cooper, Head of Academics at Oxford Business College and Luke Murgatroyd, Head of Admissions at Oxford Business College, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious title. We are so proud that our institution has been recognised for its high-quality education provision and outstanding student experience by students themselves. Congratulations to all our team and students for continuing to strive for excellence in everything they do – your hard work is a source of pride and inspiration.”

The College also celebrates placing in the top four in the ‘Giving Back’ category, the only Independent Higher Education institution to do so, highlighting the important work being done by the College at the local level.

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Celebrated Author Ellis Cose Scheduling Zoom Interviews For Latest Book, "DEMOCRACY: IF WE CAN KEEP IT."

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Stellar reviews for Cose's encyclopedic history of the people and court cases that shaped free speech in the US and made the American Civil Liberties Union.

DEMOCRACY, IF WE CAN KEEP IT” “makes an air-tight case in defense of truth, free speech, and civic activism…This book could not arrive at a more pivotal or necessary moment.”

— Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — This is the book for this American moment.

Celebrated writer Ellis Cose is enjoying some of the best reviews in his distinguished career for his latest and most timely book, “DEMOCRACY, IF WE CAN KEEP IT: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America.”

Now book editors, reviewers, scholars and fans can schedule a ZOOM interview with Cose to discuss the work.
“DEMOCRACY, IF WE CAN KEEP IT” “makes an air-tight case in defense of truth, free speech, and civic activism’s indispensable importance to democratic society,” said Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. “This book could not arrive at a more pivotal or necessary moment.”

The Library Journal says “DEMOCRACY, IF WE CAN KEEP IT” “is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to understand the ACLU as an organization and for those wanting to explore how the fight for civil liberties has evolved and helped to shape the society we have today.”

Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, wrote that “with searing clarity, Ellis Cose explores what happens when, as a society, we coddle the powerful and privileged — even when they enable the forces of hate and pursue anti-democratic goals — at the expense of the people. Cose asks what it means to practice and preserve free speech as some elected leaders contort it as a weapon of suppression. This book is both an indictment of our social and political landscape and a source for inspiration.”

Hired as the ACLU’s first writer in residence with unrestricted access to its archives, Cose produced an intimate history of the ACLU and its critical role in shaping the American ideal of civil liberties. The ACLU played a pivotal role in precedent-setting events including the Scopes Trial, the Scottsboro Boys imprisonment, Japanese American Interment, McCarthyism, the Civil Rights era, Vietnam, Edward Snowden, and now President Donald Trump’s assault on any law limiting his power.

Cose is the author of twelve books, including the award winning “The Rage of a Privileged Class.” He was a Newsweek magazine columnist and editor for seventeen years, and is a former New York Daily News editorial page editor and writer. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including Dateline, ABC News, and Good Morning America.

See his distinguished resume here.

“Early on, Cose expresses the hope that his book will help “to make clear why the defense of civil liberties is the responsibility of all Americans — not just of an organization with civil liberties in its name,” notes The Los Angeles Book Review. “Cose has achieved his goal. The rest of us need to take that responsibility very seriously.”

In an unprecedented move, Cose is available for Zoom interviews with book reviewers, book editors and scholars on July 13 and 14, 2020.

Review copies, or access to a PDF review copy of “DEMOCRACY; IF WE CAN KEEP IT,” are also available.
To schedule an interview, email Clem Richardson at ClemRichardsonWrites@Gmail.com. Interviews are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Rong360 Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) Finds Chinese Households Mainly Rely on Mass Communication for Financial Education

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BEIJING, CHINA, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
With the global economy encountering Covid-19 pandemic, financial markets have been hit hard in the first quarter of 2020, which had also delivered a heavy blow to the balance of payments of ordinary households. The asset allocation planning of Chinese households not only focus on the present, but also on the long-term future. Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) conducted a survey on the risk factors that Chinese households are most concerned about in the future.

Where do the Chinese households see the future risks? Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) finds that Chinese households are most sensitive to the depreciation of cash due to inflation. This may be because Chinese households have a high proportion of bank deposits and cash holdings in their asset allocation, and the depreciation of cash may directly affect the daily lives of the majority of households. By contrast, Chinese households are more confident about real estate, with only 38.97% of respondents expressing concerns about the depreciation of real estate.

From the perspective of family income, low-income families tend to pay more attention to the impact of unemployment and illness, middle-income families tend to be more concerned about the depreciation of cash, and high-income families tend to focus more on the depreciation of real estate and the occurrence of financial crisis.

To identify and foresee risks and take targeted measures are routine operations of household asset allocation. So, through what channels can Chinese households obtain information about asset allocation decisions and can they truly avoid risks and maintain the value of their assets?

The Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) survey had found that the main sources of household asset allocation information for Chinese households were news platforms and social media, accounting for more than 60% of the respondents. 36.4% of respondents said they got decision-making information from the investment and financial advisers, and only less than 10% respondents said they got decision-making information from school curricula.

These data indicated that Chinese households mainly rely on mass communication for financial education, and the majority still refused to choose employing professional financial advisers as the source of information. In fact, with the continuous development and improvement of online education, investment and financial management courses have become increasingly dependent on online accesses, and it has become more convenient for the public to acquire financial knowledge.

However, the differences between the average households and high-income households are still significant, and high-income households are more likely to obtain information from professional sources. According to the survey data, high-income households rely less on mass communication channels than other households, and the information they have access to is far more than that of other households when it comes to professional financial advisers and school curricula.

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Rong 360 | Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) is an independent open platform for discovery and recommendation of financial products in China. Started in 2011, Rong 360 | Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) connects 150 million Chinese consumers, SMEs with more than 2000 financial institutions via AI, cloud and big data technologies and the whole service is internet-based. It collected 200 million USD funding from renowned investors such as Sequoia, Light-speed, Temasek etc. before going public in New York Exchange in November 2017. The company lately set up branches in India, Singapore and other Southeast-Asian countries.

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PAY ATTENTION TO THE GOLD MARKET: IT'S MOVING FAST

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Gold futures prices touch eight-year high

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gold futures prices touch eight-year high

Gold prices are up more than 17% since the start of the year, seeing massive gains fueled by concerns of a recession, coronavirus uncertainties, and Fed’s loose monetary policy across the world. The biggest question for investors is where do we go from here?

Gold futures prices have reached nearly its eight-year high, breaking through $US1800 ($2603) an ounce for the first time since 2011. This move is mainly caused by renewed pandemic fears, hopes of more stimulus, and geopolitical concerns over the ongoing tensions between the US and China.

The precious metal futures reached $US1810 before settling at $US1780 on July 1.

Strong Rebound in Risk Appetite
Gold dropped 0.2% on July 1 from a near eight-year high as strong U.S. data and hopes for a potential Covid-19 vaccine dented safe-haven sentiment.

Investor risk appetite improved after data showed manufacturing activity in the United States rebounded more than expected in June, hitting its highest in more than a year, while similar surveys from China, Germany, and France all indicated a recovery in factory activity.

Risk sentiment was also supported by a Covid-19 vaccine developed by German biotech firm BioNTech and US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has shown potential and was found to be well tolerated in early-stage human trials.

What’s the gold price outlook?
The current trend for the gold is bullish and for the coming two years is likely to move upwards, as concerns of recession, coronavirus uncertainties, the huge expansion of central bank liquidity will continue to boost gold’s attraction as a safe-haven asset.

Goldman Sachs expects that the gold price is likely to continue its move to the upside and their target for the gold price in the medium-term.

Citi bank analysts, too, have raised their three-month price forecast to $1,825 per ounce, having predicted an average price of $1,715 for the second half of 2020 at the end of May. The bank has maintained its long-standing bullish forecast, whereby prices are seen rising to a new record high of $2,000 in 2021.

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smarTrike Donates Over 500 Tricycles to Children Living in Poverty

smarTrike has made their largest donation ever to Baby2Baby’s network of families in need

UNITED STATES, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Financial struggles. A need for basic necessities. Lack of toys.

These are all things that children and families face living in poverty, all exponentially impacted during the COVID-19 crisis the world is facing. This is why the smarTrike family has partnered with Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Through this partnership, it was their goal to contribute toys to these families as the world tries to navigate this new reality.

In response, smarTrike has sent over 500 children’s tricycles to be distributed to Baby2Baby’s network of families in need.

“Toys play a fundamental role in childhood, and no child should go without the opportunity to learn and grow alongside smarTrike’s beloved products,” says Yoram Baron, owner and founder of smarTrike. “It is our duty as a global, family-owned business to dedicate ourselves to improving, in any way we are able, the lives of children who need it most. This is a proud moment for the entire smarTrike family.”

smarTrike will continue their efforts and dedicate time, energy, and funds to children and families around the world who face the same or similar challenges. “This isn’t the last time we will make this type of contribution. The entire smarTrike family is committed to ensuring we continue to improve the lives of those who need it most.”

ABOUT SMARTRIKE
smarTrike® is an award-winning and industry leader in ride-on-toys that helps little ones grow and develop while having fun. smarTrike are pioneers of multistage products with innovative designs for a range of ages and abilities and are available in over 80 countries across the globe. smarTrike introduced the first ever "grow with me" trike for a growing child over a decade ago and in doing so, revolutionized the baby ride-on tricycle category. From smarTrike’s to scooters, balance bikes, and activity centers – smarTrike has something for everyone! For more information, visit www.smarTrike.com.

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CLE Companion and Its Innovative Partnerships Mirror the Changing Landscape in the Legal Industry

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CLE Companion is transforming an inefficient Continuing Legal Education industry through innovative industry partnerships and technology.

The days when attorneys pay $500 to 1,000 a year to complete their CLE requirement are over.”

— Kristin Davidson, the founder and CEO of CLE Companion

AUSTIIN, TX, USA, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — CLE Companion has tapped into the wave of innovation that is “transforming” the legal industry.

That conclusion was reinforced earlier this month when the 2020 Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer Survey was released.

By interviewing 700 legal professionals across the U.S. and Europe, the highly respected global information services company, found that “disruption caused by the global pandemic will have far-reaching, long-term and structural impact across the legal industry. Amid changes to come, there will also be continuity, and even acceleration, in ongoing legal sector transformation.”

Witness CLE Companion, which is transforming an inefficient Continuing Legal Education industry through innovative industry partnerships and technology.
Specifically, CLE Companion has created partnerships with legal vendors that already provide valuable services to law firms. Those companies recognize that the pandemic has severely impacted the ability of attorneys to travel to a conference or seminar to complete CLE, and have thus responded by providing significantly discounted CLE courses, or in some cases even bundling the services in the CLE content for free to their customers.

“The days when attorneys pay $500 to 1,000 a year to complete their CLE requirement are over,” said Kristin Davidson, the founder and CEO of CLE Companion. “Instead, they can easily go online and complete their CLE requirement at a time and place that is convenient for them.”

Davidson applauded her partners for making CLE more affordable to law firms and their attorneys at a time when they are being severely impacted by COVID-19.

“We are united in helping law firms reduce costs so they can retain their employees and maintain competitive rates for their clients,” said Davidson. “This pandemic a tragedy. But we’ve been able to lessen its impact by transforming an antiquated industry.”

“Meanwhile, our partners are raving to me about how our CLE product is driving sales. All of them are experiencing an uptick in interest in their products and services as well as customer conversions.”

CLE Companion’s innovations don’t stop with its partnerships. The company aims to be the most technologically advanced CLE provider in the industry by creating innovative API functionalities, Credit Tracking and monitoring, as well as a mobile app set to be released this summer.

About CLE Companion
CLE Companion is a fully accredited online continuing legal education provider. Its mission is to bring CLE into the next wave of legal technology. This led CLE Companion to create the most innovative, convenient CLE platform in the industry. Through its goals of quality, service and value, CLE Companion has set the bar for continuing legal education in all practice area. Find out more at: https://clecompanion.com

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NJ Fencing Academy first to reopen amid COVID

Students line up in fencing gear with masks during a saber class.

Students line up in fencing gear with masks during a saber class.

Before suiting up, outdoor conditioning.  This New Jersey fencing academy took great efforts to get approval from state and local townships not only to reopen, but also to install a canopy to facilitate outdoor training activities.

Before suiting up, outdoor conditioning. This New Jersey fencing academy took great efforts to get approval from state and local townships not only to reopen, but also to install a canopy to facilitate outdoor training activities.

Social distancing in class setting.  Despite social distancing measures, students still receive effective personalized group and individual training.

Social distancing in class setting. Despite social distancing measures, students still receive effective personalized group and individual training.

Owner of a fencing school in Princeton, NJ, tells how she worked with state and local administrations to reopen during COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions.

Coronavirus has changed the terms on which we must now practice our sport, and challenged the spirit of camaraderie and fellowship which is such a large part of many competitive and club sports.”

— Gabrielle Roux

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — "What's my line?" Indeed! Though sport fencing may not readily come to mind to most of us when we think of athletics, in New Jersey, it's one of the top high school sports. In fact, New Jersey is home to the two largest one-day competitions in the USA, namely the Cetrulo for young men and the Santelli for ladies in which some 58 New Jersey High Schools are represented by 9 competitors each at these two world-class events. Nevertheless, Gabrielle Roux, owner, and coach at Sebastiani Fencing Academy in Princeton had quite a bit of explaining to do upfront in attempts to gain the appropriate permits to reopen.

It’s a school! It’s a gym! It’s a… fencing academy? "What's that??" That being no small task on its own, once clarified, Gabrielle then commenced navigation through the various steps of New Jersey’s process to procure a reopening permit well ahead of Governor Murphy’s Green Phase. In the face of vastly restructured operations guidelines, she found herself caught between wanting to protect her students and staff, but also needing to reopen in order for the school to survive. She turned her attention to what was possible to achieve her main goal of a safe environment as she knew there must be a way to embrace the new safety guidelines and still provide adequate training levels. In short, a new normal! In anticipation of S.F.A.’s annual summer camps, she decided to submit a detailed reopening protocol in petition to her local township, as well as to the State of NJ, to get the process moving.

After many phone calls, emails, and inspections, she was finally granted her license to reopen on June 22nd. Inspections and permits included a fire safety permit, an expanded certificate of insurance, certification from the NJ Department of Health approving S.F.A.’s proposed training guidelines in accordance with current disease controls, as well as additional approvals from the landlord, township inspectors, and fire marshals regarding canopy installation in the rear parking lot for outdoor training. Finally, full disclosure and distribution to participants regarding any remaining risks and the mandatory signing of a “Post COVID-19 Waiver”. Whew.

She focused on safety and the established protocols suggested by our nation's top epidemiologists along with state and local guidelines. Through its leadership, New Jersey has proven to be one of the more successful states in controlling the spread of Covid-19, and Sebastiani Fencing Academy is determined to do its part. Distancing, masks, limited attendance, hand washing, no outside visitors or spectators, temperature checks, continuous sanitation, outdoor classes, are just some of the procedures in place. Many of the students' parents are medical doctors and all have praised Gabrielle's tireless efforts to provide the safest environment for their children.

I asked Gabrielle what she was most looking forward to when she opened her doors. She responded, “Honestly, I’m just so happy to see the sport I love most living on through my wonderful students, and am equally happy for them that they are again able to practice in person, as teammates and colleagues. Especially now, these are kids who’ve been cooped up for months!” Given that most fencers have annual contracts and have missed out on months of training, Ms. Roux felt compelled to honor S.F.A.'s obligations by issuing as much makeup training and flexibility as reopening will allow. Gabrielle says there’s been a tremendous response from parents expressing their gratitude and support in appreciation of all her efforts. Hers is currently one of very few such businesses to resume classes and training in New Jersey, including the NY, NJ, & PA tri-state area.

"The reopening was for sure a series of hurdles, but for everyone's safety they each had to be cleared. In the end, it was worth it!", says Gabrielle. "We're compliant and we're back to work!" So even though "SFA" is a contraction for a Fencing Academy who is named for its founder, Michel Sebastiani: French Olympian, US Olympic Coach, and indeed mentor to so many students over some 50 years of teaching, SFA could also stand for the "Safest Fencing Academy" on the planet!

Upcoming Events:

S.F.A. Fencing Summer Camps (registration required). Five days of fun and intensive fencing instruction and bouting. Indoor/outdoor (weather permitting). All ages, levels, and weapons (Saber, epee, and foil). Half and full-day options.
When: Every week in July and August, beginning July 6th
Location: 741 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Time: Full days- 9 am – 3:30 pm M-F
Half days- 9 am – Noon M-F

Contact Sebastiani Fencing Academy or visit their website for more details.

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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Encourages a Safe and Drug-Free Summer

Youth learn the Truth About Drugs while enjoying the summer sun.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, drug use and overdoses are on the rise. Drug-Free World encourages a safe and drug-free summer through education.

CLEARWATER, FL, US, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The summer is here, although not a usual summer for many due to current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida chapter wants to remind and encourage everyone to stay safe during the summer. Unfortunately, drug overdoses have recently been on the rise in the United States. i

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World provides free drug education materials to anyone who would like to educate themselves or others on the facts about drugs. This includes 14 different information booklets on the most commonly abused drugs and a documentary “Real People Real Stories.” FDFW also offers free online courses utilizing the booklets and videos.

“It’s important for everyone to find out the facts about drugs and know what they do to the body and mind” said Julieta Santagostino the President of FDFW Florida Chapter. “We want everyone to enjoy the summer with fun drug-free activities.”

The Center on Addiction stated that seven out of ten teenagers will have been offered an illegal drug by the time they are 17 years old. ii And per another addiction services website, teenagers whose parents talk to them about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs. iii

“Parents can educate themselves and their kids on the truth about drugs, with our free online courses,” said Santagostino.

To sign up for a free course go to: https://www.drugfreeworld.org/course/

Anyone who would like more information or get free materials can visit the Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s website at: www.drugfreeworld.org

Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community.

i https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-drug-overdose/

ii https://www.centeronaddiction.org/newsroom/press-releases/2006-teen-survey

iii https://davidlawrencecenter.org/blog/substance-abuse/teen-drug-and-alcohol-abuse/

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2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Begins July 15 With Opening Keynote Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos opens the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum with "An Education Conversation." Register today to attend via Zoom

Betsy DeVos opens the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum with “An Education Conversation.” Register today to attend via Zoom

The Foundation is grateful for the support of the Forum's Presenting Sponsor, AT&T.

The Foundation is grateful for the support of the Forum’s Presenting Sponsor, AT&T.

The Foundation is grateful for the support of the Forum's Platinum Sponsors, Verizon and the Walton Family Foundation.

The Foundation is grateful for the support of the Forum’s Platinum Sponsors, Verizon and the Walton Family Foundation.

Eight Sessions. Eight Think Tanks. One Venue. No Charge.

One legislative leader described the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum as “the opening shot” to the session, and for good reason: It’s the engine that revs up commonsense policy for Georgia.”

— Georgia Public Policy Foundation

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, described as “the opening shot” to the Georgia legislative session, takes a new and exciting format this year as the state and the nation cope with COVID-19.

Held since 2010 as a daylong, in-person event, the Forum's format has been reshaped after the state’s response to the pandemic included a limit on the size of public gatherings. This year, a series of six sessions and two keynote speeches over eight weeks begins July 15. Each will be a live-streamed webinar on Zoom and available at no charge to the public and media.

The Forum brings state and national experts from the private sector and public policy arena to highlight the opportunities in innovation and transformation that Georgia's leaders can embrace. In an acknowledgment to the challenges families face because of the pandemic, the July 15 opening keynote is “An Education Conversation” with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, followed on July 21 by an education panel discussion.

Appropriately, the theme for the 2020 event is “Wisdom, Justice, Adaptation,” a play on Georgia’s motto: “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation.” Six weekly sessions will tackle Education, The Budget, Land Use and Transportation, The Economy, Housing, and Healthcare.

Speakers include economist Stephen Moore, "uber-geographer" Joel Kotkin of Newgeography.com, legislative leaders and experts from eight think tanks across the nation. The 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum is a must for Georgia policymakers and legislators, candidates and citizens interested in practical, commonsense lessons for success in the state.

SESSIONS:
July 15: "An Education Conversation," with Betsy DeVos, U.S. Education Secretary (Opening keynote)
July 21: Session 1 – Opportunities for Education Adaptation
July 28: Session 2 – Budget Calisthenics
August 4: Session 3 – The Changing Views of Land Use and Transportation
August 11: Session 4 – The Economy: Effects and Expectations
August 18: Session 5 – Affordable Housing or Housing Affordability?
August 25: Session 6 – Healthcare: The Diagnosis, The Prognosis
Closing Keynote TBA

These sessions are open to the public and media, and are offered on Zoom at no charge. Registrants must have a verified Zoom account.

One legislative leader described the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum as “the opening shot” to the legislative session, and for good reason: It’s the engine that revs up commonsense policy for Georgia.

Read more about the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum here.

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About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation is a trusted, independent resource for voters and elected officials. The Foundation provides actionable solutions to real-life problems by bringing people together.

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