Hamden to continue in-person services for some special education students

HAMDEN — While most learning has gone remote under a plan the Hamden Board of Education approved earlier this month, Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler said certain specialized programs will be able to continue under the hybrid model.

Programs that will incorporate in-person learning include the pre-K special education program at the Alice Peck Learning Center and several intensive support programs in grades K-8, according to Goeler.

“The decision to provide in-building services was based both on student need and availability of appropriately trained and certified staff,” he said in a message to a reporter Monday. “The availability of staff may impact our ability to continue these programs, and perhaps expand other services, through the duration of the closure.”

With the switch to remote learning effective Nov. 23, most students will not resume in-person classes until at least Jan. 19, 2021.

Administrators began to mull abandoning the hybrid model the

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Animal Care Services rescues fox found on top of a cabinet at San Antonio College

Animal Care Services officers rescued a fox that was found perched on top of a cabinet in an office at San Antonio College last week.

The fox made its way into the ceiling vents to get into the Moody Learning Center, ACS said in a Facebook post on Monday.

The ACS officer called to the scene tried to use an extension pole to restrain the fox but soon realized the animal’s leg was stuck between the wall and the cubicle siding, according to the city owned shelter.

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With the help of the campus police, the officers were able to move the cubicle out of the way to free the fox’s leg. The fox was then transported the animal to Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. for further examination.

Once cleared as healthy, ACS released the fox

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Saginaw Valley State University offers counseling services after on-campus death

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — An overnight emergency situation that closed the campus of Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, Nov. 13, has ended.

The university is offering counseling to faculty and staff, as well as students, after an employee died by suicide in the Science West building around 6:30 a.m. on Friday. No students were involved in the incident and no one else was injured, the university stated in its release.

The Student Counseling Center is staffed to provide counseling services to students. Information is available here:

Faculty and staff, as well as students, may receive counseling through SVSU’s Employee Assistance Program by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting

The campus is closed Friday and the university is to provide additional information on operations later in the day.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family,” said SVSU President Donald Bachand.

In a press release issued by the university,

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Pajama Program Expands Services With Integration of Sweet Dreamzzz Evidence-Based Sleep Health Education

Nonprofit Organizations Unite to Deliver Even More “Good Nights for Good Days”

Every night in America, too many children end their day without the comfort, tools, and guidance they need to get a good night’s sleep. Children who do not get adequate, quality sleep face compromised health, school performance, and emotional well-being. Fortunately, for children and all who care about their healthy futures, bedtime just got better. Pajama Program and Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc., two leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide children with the resources and support they need to sleep well, today announced that Sweet Dreamzzz has joined Pajama Program. By assuming Sweet Dreamzzz’s staff and incorporating its evidence-based sleep health education programming, Pajama Program will expand services, furthering its mission to promote and support a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep for all children.

With the addition of Sweet Dreamzzz programming, Pajama Program is even better positioned to achieve

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Wiley Education Services Announces Partnership with University of Wyoming

Wiley to Support Faculty Training Amid Growing Shift to Online Learning; Agreement Marks one of Wiley’s Largest Fee-For-Service Partnerships To-Date

Wiley Education Services, part of John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB), announced a new partnership with University of Wyoming (UW) to help bring the school’s courses online quickly and effectively for the spring 2021 semester. One of Wiley’s largest fee-for-service agreements to date, the partnership will provide UW with instructional design and faculty support, as well as development and training services for their faculty as they look to convert in-person classes to online modalities.

The current landscape, amid COVID-19, has accelerated institutional focus on course design and faculty development. While 45% of faculty report an overall improved perception of online learning since the beginning of the pandemic, educators are still navigating the transition, according to Every Learner Everywhere and Tyton Partners. Wiley has been supporting its partners

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Stony Brook University Hospital Launches COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program Powered by Applied DNA’s Assay Kit and Services

– Program to Support Weekly Testing of Up to 9,000 Faculty and Staff at Peak Operations, Equates to Use of Approximately 1,800 Tests per Week; Applied DNA Receives Initial Stocking Order Under Master Services Agreement –

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., (NASDAQ: APDN) (“Applied DNA” or the “Company”) a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing, today announced that its Linea™ COVID-19 Assay Kit (the “Assay Kit”) has been selected by Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) for use in SBUH’s newly launched COVID-19 surveillance testing program (the “Program”). At peak operations, the Program will utilize frequent pooled testing to enable the early detection and response for potential COVID-19 cases across the 9,000-member faculty and staff of SBUH and Renaissance School of Medicine. In this surveillance testing modality, the Company expects to provide up to 1,800 (5 individuals per pooled test) of its Linea™ COVID-19 tests per week.

Applied DNA has

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Global Testing and Analysis Services Industry

Global Testing and Analysis Services Market to Reach $32. 8 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Testing and Analysis Services estimated at US$22. 8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$32.

New York, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global Testing and Analysis Services Industry” –
8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Elemental, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.1% CAGR and reach US$9.3 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Organic segment is readjusted to a revised 5.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $6.7 Billion, While

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Global Toxicology Testing Services Industry

Global Toxicology Testing Services Market to Reach $12. 3 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Toxicology Testing Services estimated at US$7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$12.

New York, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global Toxicology Testing Services Industry” –
3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% over the analysis period 2020-2027. In Vivo Method, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 7.9% CAGR and reach US$7.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the In Vitro Method segment is readjusted to a revised 8.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $2.1 Billion, While

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Board Named #1 Sales Performance Management Software Vendor by Dresner Advisory Services

The position is the result of high scores across five key SPM capabilities

Global decision-making platform vendor Board International has come out on top in Dresner Advisory Services’ Wisdom of Crowds® Sales Performance Management Market Study 2020.

“Congratulations to Board ranking at the top of the vendors we evaluated in our 2020 Sales Performance Management Market Study,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “This 3rd edition of our study shows that sales performance management is seen as a core competitive enterprise component for organizations, and that the use of SPM software positively correlates to success with overall business intelligence initiatives.”

The annual evaluation examines vendors’ Sales Performance Management (SPM) solutions against five key capabilities: Sales Planning, Sales Execution, Integration, Technology, and Deployment. Board, whose all-in-one decision-making platform combines Business Intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics capabilities and is used by more than 3,000 organizations

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Boingo to Launch Cellular Services for San Diego State University’s New Multi-Use Stadium

SDSU Awards 15-Year Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Rights to Boingo to Power Mobile Fan Experience at New 35,000-Capacity Aztec Stadium

Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider, has been selected by San Diego State University (SDSU) to design, build, operate and maintain a 5G-ready, neutral host cellular DAS network for the university’s new multi-use Aztec Stadium, which is expected to be completed for the 2022 NCAA football season.

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San Diego State University selects Boingo to design, build and manage a 5G-ready DAS network for the university’s new multi-use Aztec Stadium. (Photo: Business Wire)

Aztec Stadium is part of a $3.5 billion SDSU campus expansion project in the Mission Valley neighborhood of San Diego. SDSU selected Boingo as the stadium’s DAS partner after a competitive review process, where the company stood out for its

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