PRnewswire | May 29, 2023
SSC Services for Education, a leading provider of educational facilities services, along with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, are proud to announce that in addition to achieving recertification of ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) with Honors, SSC has become one of the first organizations to receive the Advanced by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) certification.
This certification builds on SSC's advanced 50 years of expertise in custodial services, grounds management, and educational facilities maintenance, helping ensure students and faculty are safe and thrive in the spaces they call home during the school day.
The CIMS-GB certification is a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of an organization's management and operational excellence in the cleaning industry. The certification criteria include management best practices, performance systems, and sustainable cleaning practices. By achieving this certification, SSC has demonstrated its commitment to providing high-quality services that promote health, safety, and environmental sustainability.
"Even before the pandemic, we took great care to keep schools clean and open during flu season and other illness outbreaks and that commitment has only continued," said Seth Ferriell, CEO of SSC. "Being one of the first organizations to achieve the Advanced by GBAC certification so quickly after the new guidelines were introduced is a testament to our team's ability to provide exceptional services without sacrificing our focus on environmental sustainability."
The Advanced by GBAC certification requires organizations to have:
• Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents.
• The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
• Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.
This certification is designed to help organizations prevent, respond to, and recover from biohazard situations. By obtaining the Advanced by GBAC certification, SSC has demonstrated its ability to provide safe and healthy environments for its clients, employees, and communities year-round, as well as during times of crisis.
"Every day, we're focused on creating sustainable and healthy environments where students, staff, and communities thrive, and the CIMS, GB-Honors, and GBAC certifications reaffirm our focus on innovation and industry leadership," added Ferriell.
About SSC Services for Education
SSC Services for Education, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, provides customized facility solutions to over 1000 K-12 and Higher Education schools nationwide. Our 10,000+ employees partner with these educational institutions to further the success and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by delivering quality facilities programs – custodial, grounds, and maintenance. As a trusted and specialized provider, we are committed to enhancing educational settings and creating financial guarantees. With SSC, students and staff flourish in improved surroundings, while partner schools focus on their core objective: educating future generations.
PRnewswire | May 11, 2023
Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions, today announced that two of its flagship solutions have been named as Gold Stevie Award Winners in the 21st Annual American Business Awards. Anthology Student, a learner-centric student information system (SIS) that drives student success, won in the Administrative Solution category and Blackboard Learn by Anthology, Anthology's next-generation learning management system (LMS), won in the Postsecondary Learning Management Solution category.
"We're delighted to be recognized by the American Business Awards as we continue to invest in transformative, intentional solutions that advance the missions of our clients," said Jim Milton, Anthology Chairman and CEO. "This recognition is the result of our commitment to delivering client-centric innovation designed to help learners around the world achieve their goals."
Anthology Student is a cloud-based student information system (SIS) that allows universities to manage everything from admission through graduation, including financial aid, student accounts, career services, and analytics. It allows schools and institutions to use contemporary functionality and scalable features to improve student results.
Supporting the needs of the modern classroom, Blackboard Learn provides educators with the autonomy to deliver the inclusive, consistent educational experiences learners desire through a modern, intuitive, and personalized interface. With recent competitive wins and significant investment in new features powered in part by client feedback, Blackboard Learn is a top choice for schools and universities seeking a comprehensive and modern learning management solution. In 2022, Blackboard Learn was also named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Postsecondary Learning Management Solution category at the 19th Annual International Business Awards.
"It is very gratifying for us to be able to recognize the achievements of such a wide variety of organizations, teams, and individuals in the 21st ABAs, and we look forward to bringing them together in New York on June 13 to celebrate with them," said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards.
Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
PRnewswire | April 04, 2023
Promethean, a global leader in interactive display technology, has launched the ActivPanel LX, a lower-priced panel that provides customers exceptional ease of use and flexibility, along with the quality and longevity the company is known for. With this latest offering, Promethean is well positioned to meet the needs of a growing segment of the education technology market.
"If there's one thing we've learned over our more than 25 years in the edtech business, it's that every school and district is unique—with different demands when it comes to their classroom technology," said Lance Solomon, chief product officer at Promethean. "We're excited to offer the ActivPanel LX to customers who place affordability, simplicity, and versatility at the top of their list of requirements."
The ActivPanel LX is a simplified, peripheral touchscreen panel that can be easily connected to a laptop with a USB-C cable or paired with a computing module to complement an existing Chrome or Windows environment. It also works seamlessly with the software and apps teachers already use, so they can plug and play with minimal training.
IT administrators will find the ActivPanel LX easy to set up and install, and they won't have to enroll, manage, or frequently update the panel. Because no personal identifying information is saved to or retained on the panel and it is not part of a network, IT staff can use their existing security protocols and authentication methods and won't have to perform any security updates.
"Every district, school, and classroom deserves to have access to interactive displays, no matter their geographic location, student demographics, or budget," said Matt Cole, EVP global sales at Promethean. "By making a panel that's so easy for teachers to use and IT staff to take care of, we're making it possible for millions more students around the world to benefit from this transformative technology."
School leaders who want to ensure they are making a wise investment in education technology that's built to last far into the future will appreciate the advanced features of the ActivPanel LX, including a crystal clear 4K display that leverages HDMI 2.0 technology; Gigabit ethernet ports that facilitate uncompromised network speeds to a connected OPS device; LCD bonded glass that provides both excellent writing and viewing experiences; and advanced touch technology that provides pen and touch differentiation, palm erase, and 20 points of touch.
Promethean is a leading education technology company working to transform the way the world learns and collaborates. From our founding in Blackburn, England, more than 25 years ago to our global operations serving 126 countries today, we've continued to explore, innovate, and inspire—designing learning and collaboration tools that are built for breakthroughs. Our award-winning interactive display, ActivPanel, and lesson delivery software, ActivInspire and ClassFlow, were designed to engage students, connect colleagues, and bring out the brilliance in everyone. With headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and offices worldwide, Promethean is a subsidiary of the NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0777) group of companies.