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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Strategic Education, Inc. and Noodle Partners Unite to Provide Employers with Access to a Variety of Education and Upskilling Programs from the Nation’s Leading Universities

HERNDON, Va. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer and Capella Universities, and Noodle Partners, which helps a growing network of colleges and universities use technology and shared services to lower costs while raising capacity and faculty-to-student engagement, announced today that they will join forces to provide employers with a seamless approach to administering tuition assistance benefits. The partnership is designed to ensure the effectiveness of such benefits and to give covered employees access to affordable, relevant education options from top public and private schools.

Using WorkforceEdge, a complete employee education management platform, employees can connect to a wide variety of online undergraduate and graduate programs in Noodle’s network of top public and private universities, and the affordable programs within Strategic Education’s portfolio, including Strayer University and Capella University. WorkforceEdge also serves as the portal for employers to administer and

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‘Science and technology are the key to a nation’s progress’

No country has become a developed nation without developing a scientific and technological open service skills and in this context, institutes like the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) are very important for research progress, said Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy.

He was addressing participants of the online ‘Summer Research Training Programme 2020’organised by the CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat, Assam. “CSIR laboratories provide an environment of deep thinking, discussing, collaboration, debating, inter-relationary approach to problem solving, data and fact orientation among many other aspects of research. Science is about unravelling the secrets of nature and understanding the reality around us,” he pointed out.

NEIST director G. Narahary Sastry, who hails from Hyderabad and has previously worked with IICT here, interviewed Mr. Murthy online where he stated that students should not get “frustrated” upon not getting admission into IITs as “good education is not limited

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First Nations back-to-school COVID-19 funding falls far short, says AFN regional chief



a group of people sitting in a room: First Nations schools, like Sturgeon Lake Central School in Saskatchewan seen in 2018, will be receiving $112 million for COVID-19 back to school preparations, Ottawa announced Wednesday.


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First Nations schools, like Sturgeon Lake Central School in Saskatchewan seen in 2018, will be receiving $112 million for COVID-19 back to school preparations, Ottawa announced Wednesday.

The $112 million for COVID-19 back-to-school preparations for First Nations that Ottawa announced on Wednesday falls far short of needs faced by communities, according to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) regional chief responsible for education. 

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron, who is the AFN regional chief for Saskatchewan, said the over 630 First Nations across Canada need about $1 billion to fully prepare for the restart of classes amid the pandemic. 

“Obviously our expectations were much higher,” said Cameron, who holds the education portfolio.

“We should have received $1 billion or close to it and at least we would have a fighting chance to have our schools ready.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the $112 million

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Funding to get First Nations kids back to school safely inadequate, critics say



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THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The federal government is under fire for what critics say has been a delayed response in getting back-to-school funding to First Nations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On Wednesday, Ottawa announced up to $2 billion in back-to-school funding for provinces and territories, and another $112 million specifically for on-reserve schools.

The announcement came after Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 Ontario First Nations, released a number of public statements accusing the government of dragging its feet on the issue.

Last week, NAN said the government had rejected its request for $33 million in funding, designed to get its nearly 9,000 students back to school safely by providing them with adequate personal protective equipment and sanitization supplies.

Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox said Thursday the government is now asking NAN to resubmit its request — this time with a

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