Many people have been thinking about medicine and prescription drugs a lot over the last few weeks. They have been asking questions like these . . . Read more
Yesterday as I was driving through the suburban town where I live, I saw two police cruisers idling with their rooftop lights flashing.
Only a few weeks ago, I would have thought something terrible had happened. But today, the knowledge that my town’s law officers were looking out for my safety made me feel calm and reassured. Read more
Supply chain management (SCM) professionals monitor the movement of goods from their source to their customers.
Only a few weeks ago, not too many people were thinking about supply chain management. Most of us were probably assuming that the supply chains that bring us medicines, medical equipment, food and other goods were working well. Read more
The Coronavirus is causing many people a lot of stress. But at the same time, many of us are relying on a range of professionals who were not on our radar before. It is a time of anxiety, but also a time to learn
For example, we are relying more than ever before on statistics compiled by analysts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Statistics amassed by these professionals are being reported widely on the news. How many new cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in the U.S., for example, or in our state, or in our town, or in our school system? That kind of data helps us understand the crisis and stay aware of the risks. And we are newly aware of, and thankful to, the professionals who collect and analyze the information we need. Read more
There are disadvantages to having your children at home during the Coronavirus crisis. They are only taking classes online, cut off from their friends, missing athletic practices, and maybe even falling behind on their preparations to take standardized tests.
But there are advantages too. One is that some students are discovering certain professions for the first time. Most often, they are careers that have suddenly been getting more attention and exposure because of the crisis. Read more
“Thousands of Students In New York Face Shuttered Schools,” an article in The New York Times on March 10, 2020, reports that more schools could close because of the current Coronavirus scare. The article reports that public schools have closed in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York. And it you do a little searching online, chances are you will find that public schools near you are have either closed down temporarily or have contingency plans to do so if students, teachers or administrators become ill. Read more
Sometimes it takes a great book to get students to fall in love with a field of study. If you are trying to motivate students to become interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or math – STEM – here are some books that could do the trick. Read more
The Association for Career and Technical Education® Launches CTE Month® in February, with Educational Programs for High School Students
Career and Technical Education Month, or CTE Month, is a public awareness campaign that is sponsored every February by The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). It’s a great annual event, and this year’s promises to be the best one ever, with a variety of stimulating programs to help high school students get more from their Technical Education studies and prepare for their careers. Read more