What’s actually happening here? The College Board also produces the AP exams. This is the equivalent of an auto company discontinuing a struggling model, and encouraging customers toward its sister model. Subject Test registrations were down 8% from 2016-2019, and plummeted amidst the pandemic. The Board did not note this. … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
46% said they took on additional projects or programs. 44% said they took on a broader range of functions. 39% said they took on responsibilities related to e-commerce. 36% said their new responsibilities were duties from other departments than the one they were in. 31% said they were supervising more employees. Looking ahead, the same report asked retailers what they think 2021 will bring. Post-pandemic, 23% of retailers expect their company to only be an in-office work environment. More than half (56%) said they would take the hybrid approach (in-office and remote), and 16% said they would be an all-remote workplace. … [Read more...] about Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone
Bitwise, which runs a diverse and inclusive coding academy in Fresno, California, launched a platform this year to connect displaced workers to training opportunities in six states. ConsejoSano, another California company, helps healthcare providers serve multicultural patients; it partnered with community health centers this year to raise awareness of new care options like telemedicine and drive-through testing. And Everytable, which operates affordable, grab-and-go restaurants in Los Angeles communities that are food deserts, was able to provide healthy meals to foster youth facing emergency food insecurity this year. … [Read more...] about Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change