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How to Protect Your Family's Privacy During Remote Learning

Building a safe digital environment is essential to making remote learning work, experts say.
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Millions of students will attend school online this fall because of the coronavirus, either by choice or not.

Understandably, parents have a lot of questions: How will they access their child’s learning materials? Do they have enough devices? How is the school distributing tablets and laptops? Will there be a new grading policy?

But two questions somewhat absent from the conversation are how remote learning affects privacy, and what are the steps that parents, students and teachers can take to build an online environment that feels like a safe space.

Building on Success Against COVID-19, Black & Veatch Launches Commercial Projects, Doubles IgniteX Funding

Registration being accepted for `Demo Day’ next month to showcase the innovations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has launched five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States. Based on these early successes, Black & Veatch has announced it is doubling its funding goal for the program to $500,000.

Arbor Day Foundation Receives Award to Grow Natural Climate Solutions

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Through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator program announced the award of $860,000 to be split among five projects designed to help scale climate change mitigation by capturing and storing carbon on natural and working lands in the U.S. 

Kansas City Independent School Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Unit to Combat COVID-19

The Barstow School’s use of the facility for coronavirus screening supports safety of students, faculty and staff.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 18 September 2020 /3BL Media/– Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.

Innovation Takes Virtual Center Stage at Annual HP Reinvent Partner Event

Supporting partner business opportunities from virtual selling and growth through digital to the subscription economy, the future of work and education; introduces first partner sustainable impact and racial and gender equality programs
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News Highlights:

  • Introduces productivity and collaboration PC experiences for home, office and on-the-go
  • Unveils range of new print products, services and solutions optimized for new ways of working
  • Invites partners to lean in on sustainable impact and racial and gender equality
Press Release

News Highlights:

  • Introduces productivity and collaboration PC experiences for home, office and on-the-go
  • Unveils range of new print products, services and solutions optimized for new ways of working
  • Invites partners to lean in on sustainable impact and racial and gender equality

Tetra Tech's Brian W. Callahan Discusses Defense System Modernization

Improving business processes, reducing sustainment costs, and advancing the capabilities of the aging DoD IT environment
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Brian W. Callahan provides strategic direction in designing and executing solutions for modernizing mission-critical information systems for Department of Defense (DoD) clients. Beginning with his experience in data analysis and the related business process challenges of the client, he leads the development of solution strategy, team building, and application of innovative technologies. Brian’s passion is working with clients to design process improvements and apply appropriate technologies that transform their operations and solve their most challenging problems.

Bringing Technology, Talent and DE&I Together In a Post-COVID World

With many employees across the country and the world working remote until further notice, leaders will have to lean on technology to help their workforce feel engaged and connected.
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Just like many other employees around the world, I’m spending my work days at home lately. During this time, I’ve often found myself reflecting on how far remote capabilities have come over the last couple of decades, from when dial-up connectivity meant it could take 20 minutes just for one employee to access the remote server to now thousands of us logging on almost instantaneously.

Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

New eBook outlines eight actions to help rural electric co-ops lead fiber broadband deployments in their communities
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2020, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

Ørsted pioneers an "Immersive Safety" program in the Humber region

The Thrive program is designed to change attitudes and behaviors towards safety.
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Renewable energy company Ørsted recently opened a fully immersive safety training programme called Thrive. It's a first for the Humber region, which is a hub for the UK's offshore wind industry.

The one-day interactive, multi-media programme is designed to transform behaviours and attitudes to safety.  Thrive includes a hard-hitting multi-media scenario which examines the build-up to a fatal incident on a load-out operation and its consequences.

University of Kansas Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Units to Combat COVID-19

Four of the plug-and-play units offer rapid, mandatory coronavirus testing capabilities for school’s returning students, staff
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 27 August 2020 /3BL Media/ – Looking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus on its campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park, the University of Kansas has deployed four of Black & Veatch’s mobile, secure Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with free, mandated COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff returning for fall classes.

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