Colleges, universities should watch Google career certificate program

  • Google’s new Career Certificates program is changing higher education by offering a new alternative to traditional university degrees.
  • Students are now facing an increasing number of options for higher education and universities will need to decide how to adapt to a changing market. 
  • Adam Weinberg is the president of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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Google recently announced its Google Career Certificates program, and it’s making waves in the pond of higher education. Among its other ambitious undertakings, Google is starting to act like a university, offering short, profession-specific credentials that can be completed in as little as six months.

Want to become a Data Analyst or a UX Designer? How about a Project Manager? Google Career Certificates provides a pathway to these well-paying jobs — no college degree necessary.


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Watch Thousands of Thought-Provoking Shows and Documentaries on Curiosity Stream

After binge-watching hours and hours of everything on Netflix, your brain cells are probably crying out for something more educational than true crime documentaries, and more enriching than a sitcom you’ve already seen dozens of times. Shouldn’t there be, your brain wonders, something better out there in the streaming universe? Curiosity Stream is the streaming platform that answers this question with a very emphatic =“Yes.” It offers thousands of great documentary series and films for your viewing pleasure and edification and for much less than the cost of a subscription to Netflix or Hulu.

Curiosity Stream is home to the best documentaries on the planet, many of them award-winning originals to the Curiosity Stream platform. These programs span every corner of the physical universe and beyond in terms of subject matter, with everything from science and technology to history, nature, society, and more.

Here’s a sampling of some of the

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Friday’s Jobs Report Is Likely to Affirm Slowing Recovery. Here’s What to Watch.

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Rehiring is likely to have continued in August, though at the slowest pace since the job market began to spring back from mass layoffs in March and April.

High-frequency labor market gauges over the past month suggest that while the economic recovery is ongoing, it is losing some momentum. Job postings, employment across small businesses, and temporary employment all slowed between the July and August payroll reference periods (the Labor Department surveys during the week of the month that contains the 12th). On the other side of the jobs equation, meanwhile, layoffs remain at historic levels.

Given the volatile nature of the U.S. economy’s snapback from March and April levels, it’s been harder than ever for economists to forecast monthly economic readings. That’s especially true for nonfarm payrolls, where issues such as misclassifications of laid-off workers have made the data less predictable.

In other words,

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Trauma support program, WATCH, extends another school year for Col. Co. BOE

Columbia County, Ga. (WJBF) – In Columbia County, commissioners voted to extend a partnership with the school system.

They’ve teamed up to help students who went through traumatic experiences.
It’s called the WATCH program.

A school’s main goal is for students to reach academic success. The WATCH program is another way to help those who might need extra support.

It’s an alert system between seven partners. These partners are people like first responders and court judges.

The school system’s Coordinator of Socio-Emotional Services, Rachel Czerepak, says, “the more we continue with this program, the more partners we bring on, and the longer that it is in existence, we will be able to impact more students who are potentially experiencing trauma in the community.

The information given is minimal for confidential reasons. It only gives the students name and school, date and time, as well as who issued the alert.


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What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week

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Each Monday I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy and eclipses. 

The Night Sky This Week: August 31 to September 6, 2020

This week stars with a slight meteor shower, but there’s no doubting the star attraction. Rising near-“full” on Tuesday night and setting near-“full” on Wednesday morning, the “Corn Moon”—the final full Moon of the seasons—will dominate the night sky all week. As it wanes, catch it shining beside Mars, the “red planet,” on Thursday.

Monday, August 31, 2020: Aurigid meteor shower

Producing a mere six “shooting stars” per hour on average, the Aurigid meteor

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