Good Enough Is Not Okay: Agencies Need a Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity

Against the backdrop of a significant rise in cyberattacks against the Federal government and private sector organizations, President Biden has made cybersecurity a critical focus of his administration. His Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO 14028) gives technology teams marching orders with aggressive deadlines for securing Federal networks, systems, and endpoints. “With CIOs under pressure to meet the deadlines, technology teams may rush to implement disparate technol

Do You Know Who is Responsible for Disaster Recovery in the Cloud? (Hint: It’s Not Your Cloud Provider)

Since the release of the Cloud First mandate in 2011, the Federal government has been pushing agencies to modernize legacy technology and migrate to the cloud. While Cloud First evolved into Cloud Smart, agencies have historically taken a measured approach to cloud migration. On the most recent FITARA scorecard, only three agencies scored an A in the Modernizing Government Technology category. Eleven agencies scored a C or below. Building backup and effective disaster recovery solutions in an o

A Student’s Guide to Getting Started with Online School – Connections Academy®

School is so much more than academics. The student’s experience at school plays a significant role in their success and overall well-being. Negative experiences, such as bullying, not feeling challenged enough, or falling behind with no path to catch up, leads to student’s who tune out and disengage from school, hurting them academically and leading to mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. It’s estimated that over 15% of students miss one or more days of school due to bullying.

Virtual Learning and Working Parents: 5 Tips to Make It Work – Connections Academy®

Virtual school offers many benefits for K–12 students, including flexible scheduling, personalized learning, and a safe learning environment. For working parents, those benefits may seem out of reach for their students as they worry about balancing job responsibilities with online school. How do working parents manage virtual school? Don’t worry—you’ve got this! Finding success in online school requires balance, patience, and commitment for all types of families. And while each family has to fin

4 Ways to Teach Kids Kindness and Help Save the World

As parents, we all have secret dreams about the success our children will have in their future. our dreams for them are typically focused on the kind of success that shines a spotlight on their gifted achievements. But there are many ways to lead a successful life that aren’t tied directly to notable achievements. Helping others and being empathetic to those in need, being kind to people, and volunteering are examples of how our children can find a different kind of success—and be a positive force of change in the world.

10 Ways Your Student Can Learn About Black History

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the impact of African American heritage, culture, and achievement in our country. While most K–12 schools incorporate Black history activities into their curriculum, Black History Month offers a wonderful opportunity to extend your child’s learning at home or enhance your homeschool curriculum. Here are 10 ways your student can learn about Black history and culture. You don’t have to wait until February—these activities and resources can be used throughout the year!

5 Summer Camp Alternatives for Your Kids

Just when you started narrowing down summer camp ideas for your kids—or if you were ahead of the game, you had already made a down payment and marked your calendar—the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation and summer programs were cancelled. So now we’re left to figure out how to give our kids the benefits of the summer camp experience in new ways. With kids dealing with several months of learning at home and social distancing, they are ready to get out in the warmer weather to enjoy their summer an

The Best Home Improvement Projects Offering High ROI

Every homeowner has a wish list of home improvement projects. In fact, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, American’s spent over $425 billion on home improvement and repair projects in 2017, the latest year figures are available. But does the amount we spend on improvement projects really increase the overall value of our house when it comes time to sell it? The answer is yes! Remodeling Magazine released their annual survey on Cost Vs Value for home improvement projects,

The Best Home Improvement Projects Offering High ROI

Every homeowner has a wish list of home improvement projects. In fact, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, American’s spent over $425 billion on home improvement and repair projects in 2017, the latest year figures are available. But does the amount we spend on improvement projects really increase the overall value of our house when it comes time to sell it? The answer is yes! Remodeling Magazine released their annual survey on Cost Vs Value for home improvement projects,

Flexible Work Schedules – and the Right Collaboration Tools – Can Help Your Agency Recruit and Retain Top Talent

As agencies grapple with the growing skills gap and talent leaving for the private sector while also dealing with low employee morale in the aftermath of the longest government shutdown in history, managers need to get creative to keep their top talent and improve recruiting efforts. Learn how the right collaboration tools can support a telework program that offers employees a better work/life balance.

Introducing Language Exercises To The Digital World

Wall Street English, the leading global brand in English language education, has enhanced its educational product with the launch of their new Digital Books, which transforms paper student workbooks into a more interactive, personalized learning tool. With Digital Books, Wall Street English students are better connected to the company’s highly qualified teachers, who can track student’s progress in real time as they complete their language exercises. Teachers can offer advice and support and re

WSE Portugal to Host Fun Run for Charity

Wall Street English Portugal is hosting a Fun Run for Charity on May 31st in Monsanto Park in Lisbon. The event will support donations to 3 charitable organizations: • Operation Red Nose is a charity that provides clowns and psycho therapeutic services to children with critical or terminal illness. • CAIS Association is a charity that supports homeless people through its network of support. • Mission Kanimambo supports educational and social programs for albino children is Mozambique that

Expansion Of Centers Into The Middle East

Wall Street English is pleased to announce a Development deal with a franchise partner that will expand its footprint across the Middle East. The deal, reached with Language Teaching and Training Co. Ltd. located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, renews their existing agreement for the 12 Wall Street English learning centers operating in Saudi Arabia with a commitment to open 25 more across that country over the next 10 years. The deal also covers opening Wall Street English learning centers in Bahrain

5 New Centres Open in September 2016

Wall Street English is pleased to announce the opening of five new Wall Street English learning centers in September, bringing the total number of new centers opened this year to 16. The most recent openings are in located in Italy, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Portugal. The centers opened during a period of high development for Wall Street English. They recently signed a development deal to open the first learning center in Myanmar, and they have transitioned their Indonesian business to a strong lo

Our Franchise Network Is Entering The Myanmar Market

Wall Street English is pleased to announce that they are expanding their franchise network and entering the Myanmar market with a development agreement to open five Wall Street English learning centers there in five years. The first center is expected to open by the end of this year in the city of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. Wall Street English is entering this fast-growing market at a perfect time. Recent government changes and the lifting of global sanctions have resulted in a surge
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