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.
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
AI is sweeping education, but fact-checking remains a serious issue. AI systems can produce incredible results that can legitimately help students learn, but they can also amplify incorrect data and cause harm to students looking for a quick and easy answer. eNotes has decided to dual-track its online educational software by marrying the best of both worlds – AI tools with human direct help.
We are excited to announce the launch today of the new and improved enotes.com. As one of the internet's most-visited Literature and Humanities websites, eNotes has been a leader in the online education space for over a decade. With the integration of customized features using GPT-4 technology, we continue our tradition of innovation and excellence.
Our new website includes two launch products: Essay Outlines and Instant Answers. Essay Outlines helps students come up with the best possible essay outline to begin their writing journey, while Instant Answers uses our vast content library, combined with AI technology, to provide instant answers to any possible question a student may have about any book, author, historical period, or other educational question.
These answers can be instantly fact-checked by our network of educators, ensuring the accuracy of the generated information. This unique feature allows students to harness innovative technology in a safe, academic environment where Educators are present to fact-check and critique the AI output. Every eNotes member gets unlimited access to AI answers and can purchase fact-checks as part of their subscription. We’ve posted a real fact check on our blog to show just how this process works.
All the published content on enotes.com is written by experienced educators and fact-checked by our in-house editing team. Our new AI products work in tandem with our vast content library to generate information and outlines, creating a best-of-both-worlds educational experience. All AI answers directly link to existing, human-written eNotes content.
We are proud to offer a free trial for anyone to test our new and improved enotes.com, which will allow students and teachers alike to use AI to generate starting points for research or continue their journey using our premium education content and educator services. We are confident that these new features will further enhance the user experience and continue our mission to provide valuable resources to students around the world.
eNotes.com’s CTO, Matthew Fonda, had this to say about the product launch:
“At eNotes, we believe that a personalized learning experience is key to a good education. Our Homework Help service has succeeded in connecting students with real educators, but scale has always been a challenge. When we discovered GPT-4 and the quality of answers it provided, we knew this would be a game changer for education. Students can ask unlimited questions and get the personalized help they need. This pairs perfectly with our existing network of educators; when students need additional help, they can get their AI answers fact checked and expanded upon by a real human. We are very excited about this new feature and excited to see the impact it has on education.”
eNotes is available with a 48-hour free trial and is $14.95 per month after that. Each subscription comes with one fact-check per month and the ability to purchase more depending on the user’s needs.
Whether you're studying, teaching, or simply enjoying a book, we're here to help. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts and our teaching resources are written by real educators. All of our content is edited by our in-house editorial team to ensure that everything we create, from a study guide to a curriculum plan, is academically rigorous and rewarding for students and teachers alike.
PRnewswire | May 04, 2023
Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions, today announced that American University Kyiv (AUK) has selected Anthology's leading Student Information System (SIS), Anthology Student, to support the university's student lifecycle needs. American University Kyiv opened for its inaugural year in September of 2022 and is the first university in Ukraine designed as an innovative world-class institution with its foundation fully based on U.S. higher education standards.
"The importance of providing quality education and innovation to shape our future leaders is of the utmost importance," said Dr. Yuriy Bots, Dean of the School of Business and Management at American University Kyiv. "The support we have received from the global community to realize our mission has been inspiring. Anthology's commitment to our success, and the flexibility of the Anthology Student solution, have well-placed AUK to achieve the exponential growth and deliver the transformational educational experience we expect."
The implementation of Anthology Student will enable American University Kyiv to build the university on a best-in-class SaaS platform and have fully integrated control over enrollment, career services, academic information, finances, records, and more.
"At its fundamental core, education provides hope and a promise of tomorrow," said Jim Brigadier, President of Global Markets at Anthology. "We are honored to partner with such passionate professionals at AUK and we are confident that the manifestations of strength and resolve of their students will inspire and encourage the global education community and future generations of students."
Anthology Student and its modern, intuitive interface will simplify and streamline the academic journey for the institution's learners. AUK students and learners can use it to map out degree plans and pathways to achieve their educational objectives while AUK administrators can utilize automated faculty workload and financial aid tools to streamline processes and spend more time on key issues and less on back-office tasks.
Anthology was selected the solution of choice after a review of several competitive offerings presented by Cintana Education, an organization focused on enabling universities around the world to increase their academic quality and scale to give more students the education they need and deserve. AUK has begun the implementation process.
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.