Availity, Jacksonville University Collaborate to Address Nation’s Largest Primary Care Shortage through Nurse Practitioner Education

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jacksonville-based Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced today a new partnership with Jacksonville University, northeast Florida’s leader in healthcare education, to expand access to primary care for millions of Floridians.

With a $100,000 donation from Availity to establish the Availity Nurse Practitioner Scholars Fund at Jacksonville University, qualified nurse practitioners (NPs) may begin to earn the educational credits needed

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Florida’s largest teachers union calls for COVID-19 transparency, funding continuity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Education Association sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday, pleading with the Republican leader to hold school districts’ funding steady, despite many of them experiencing lower-than-expected enrollment.

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an emergency order on July 6 which, among other requirements, allowed districts to receive state FTE funding based on the forecasted enrollment rather than the enrollment gathered in an annual October survey.

During a virtual press conference Friday, the FEA called on the state to extend that financial continuity throughout the rest of the academic year, meaning that any enrollment shortfall that still exists during the annual February survey would not impact the respective district’s FTE-based funding.

“We believe a full school-year approach would assist districts in achieving the goal of retaining and hiring the personnel needed to staff the various ways we are educating students,” FEA President Andrew Spar

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China’s Largest K12 Online Education Platform Zuoyebang Showcased Its AI-Powered Education Solutions at 2020 CIFTIS

BEIJING, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 4, Zuoyebang, China’s largest online education startup providing K12 tutoring, attended the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing. During CIFITS, Zuoyebang presented its cutting-edge suite of online education solutions including livestreaming courses, the latest Cocos-courseware for primary education, and Paperang P3 series miniature printer.

 “For Zuoyebang, 2020 has been a year of development and expansion,” said Su Jing, Executive President of Zuoyebang. “Zuoyebang is committed to creating effective digital classrooms and tools for online learners. We are focused on providing quality alternatives to in-person teaching using cutting-edge AI and big data technology.”

Showcased at CIFTIS 2020 was Zuoyebang’s Cocos-courseware, an AI-assisted learning platform that pairs students with teachers via livestreaming. Designed for primary school students that may struggle with concentrating and processing information, it uses gesture recognition, facial recognition, facial expression recognition and

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