Bringing Equality to the Education System – Rocketship Education

Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of public charter schools. It was founded by John Danner and Preston Smith in 2006. Rocketship Education opened its very first school in 2007 in San Jose, California. The students in the organization’s flagship school obtained grades nearly as high as those of Palo Alto School District on a California’s state assessment.

This achievement earned the organization many praises as an innovative alternative for the income disadvantaged students. Over the five years that followed, Rocketship Education witnessed rapid and significant growth that led to the opening of six more schools spread in the San Jose Area. A leadership restructuring saw Danner leave the company in 2013 with Smith becoming the chief executive officer.

Rocketship Education has been collaborating with community organizations, educators and parents to create a complex network made up of quality public schools. The primary objective is to give the financially disadvantaged children and learners of English language an opportunity to join college. These efforts have borne fruits as 25 high performing public charter schools that serve low-income communities have been launched since the first school was opened in 2007.

Things are done a little out of the norms compared to what happens in regular schools. For instance, the parents in the charter schools are usually given the opportunity to participate in the recruitment of teachers. The process entails a group of teachers interviewing every teacher before the hiring decision is made. The feedback from the parents has always come in handy in the determination of whether an interviewee gets the job or not. This is a task that parents hold in high regard and therefore approach it with the seriousness it deserves. This is part of the innovative approach of engaging parents in the establishment of the academic foundation of the schools.

The work of Rocketship Education have earned a lot of recognition. Prominent personalities who have been thrilled by the organization’s efforts have funded particular projects. For instance, Andre Agassi, the former world’s best tennis player spearheaded the development of a new charter school known as Rocketship Rise Academy in the Woodland Terrace neighborhood in Washington D.C in 2016.

Fabletics Uses the Reviews to Continue Achieving Great Success

Fabletics Uses the Reviews to Continue Achieving Great Success

Today consumers go online to do their research their research they can buy a given product. The customers rely on reviews from other people who have previously purchased the products they are looking to purchase. The world of marketing is now almost solely dependent on reviews. Successful brand s are now changing their marketing approach to capitalize on this shift. Fabletics is one such one savvy brand that was launched in 2013. Since the inception, the brand has grown by more than 200% accumulating about $235million in revenue.

According to Shawn Gold who is the corporate marketing officer of textile fashion group which is the parent company of fabletics said that the success that fabletics have achieved is thanks to the use of online review. Fabletics has fully leveraged the power of the crowd by observing, listening and giving the consumers what they want while maintaining quality and affordability. When you utilize the power of the crowd wisely, you get to attract new customers, retain the existing customer and end up improving the customer loyalty.

According to a recent survey that was carried out by BrightLocal, 84% of consumers trust online reviews the same way they trust a personal recommendation from a friend or a family member. The number of people who trust online reviews has continued to increase every year that survey is conducted. As many people continue to go digital, this trend is going to keep rising. Traditional marketing techniques have lost their place. Consumers don’t trust them anymore.

60% of consumers indicated that negative reviews are an indicator that one should not buy from that particular brand. The number of companies allowing reviews on their websites has increased by over 705 since 2014. Customer reviews have increased dramatically. A Recent study from Vibes has shown that customers visit online stores to read reviews more than they go online to compare prices. This indicates that customer’s decisions are more influenced by reviews more than price.

Good review translates to better revenue since you will sell more. With higher income as a brand, you have great power and influence in your industry. A genuine review also improves the search rankings and drive more customers to a given brand. You will get loyal customers. Crowdsourcing benefits Fabletics by making the brand full honest and focused on customers. Fabletics relies on data and customer empathy when making their business decisions.

Fabletics has risen to a million dollar company in just three years. The brand has been endorsed by artist such as Demi Lovato. According to him, Fabletics is a unique Athleisure brand that empowers women to be the best version of themselves. The brand does not discriminate women based on their size or shape. All ladies are encouraged to take Lifestyle Quiz from fabletics website to find out the right attires for them

In 2013, the founders of Textile Fashion group decided to bring in Kate Hudson to be the face of their Athleisure brand. Fabletics set out to provide colorful workout gears for women at affordable prices. Due to Kate’s active lifestyle and an approachable personality, she was the right person for this role. Since then. Kate has been very involved in the design process of the athleisure brand, ensuring that the quality is right. She also looks at the marketing department to better their sales.

Repressing Aging by Treating Cancer, a Mikhail Blagosklonny Theory

A former oncology professor with Roswell Park’s Cancer institute, Mikhail Blagosklonny works as a scientist specializing in studies on aging and also cancer. He holds an internal medicine doctorate and a Cardiology and Experimental medicine PhD from St. Petersburg’s Pavlor medical university. Prior to that, he was also an associate professor at New York’s medical college before moving to Albany as a senior scientist with Ordway’s Research institute. Mikhail Blagosklonny proposed the use of a cancer drug, rapamycin as a way of life extension method in his hypothesis on the role played by TOR signaling in both cancer and also aging. He also works as an editor for medical magazines and as a medical writer.

Rapamycin

Rapamycin is a drug used in prevention of organ transplant rejection and also used in treatment of lung diseases that’s rare; it is also used to coat coronary stents. Rapamycin has great immunosuppressive and good ant proliferative properties. Dr. Blagosklonny is known for his research and advocacy for use of the drug to prolong human life spans.

Qualities of rapamycin

Immunosuppressant:

While other immunosuppressive drugs affect the kidneys adversely, rapamycin’s toxicity levels towards kidneys are low.

Treatment of hemolytic uremic syndrome:

The same low toxicity towards kidneys is the reason it is also used to treat this rare disease that is a concoction of kidney failure, little platelet count and anemia whose corrective measure is a kidney transplant, a process that might have the transplanted kidney contract the same disease, a situation the drug prevents.

Cancer treatment:

Its ant- proliferative properties makes rapamycin capable of enhancing the body’s immune response capacities against tumors, promoting tumor regression in the process, thereby reducing risks for cancer patients who need organ transplants.

Coating:

Rapamycin is used in coating coronary stents to prevent re-stenosis occurrence in arteries after a balloon angioplasty procedure, this ensures one does not need to repeat the procedure.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Treatment:

This is a disorder that causes tumor growth in areas such as the brain and kidneys as well as other organs in the body. Rapamycin helps suppress growth of TSC in both children and adults.

Plans for oncology

Mikhail Blagosklonny is interested in knowing the connection between cancer and aging and to see if there is a reason behind cancer being common among the senior citizens and hopes to find a way of effectively treating cancer in an inexpensive and less painful manner than it is currently done, he hopes to achieve this by finding a way to identify and eliminate cancerous cells without destroying cells that are needed in mind and body recovery after months or years of undergoing cancer treatment.

Conclusion

On aging, he has carried out tests on mice and also humans, with results showing elderly patients experiencing rejuvenation in immunity after getting a dose of Rapamycin before vaccination. However, this is not conclusive proof that the drug increases human life. Mikhail exudes experience when it comes to scientific research.

Frontera Fund Helps Support DACA

The idea that DACA is in peril is a problem for most people who are in the United States after coming to it as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a literal lifesaver for thousands of children who are now young adults in the United States. It allows them the chance to get in-state tuition fees at colleges and even driver’s licenses in some cases. They will have the right to work (and pay taxes) and will also have the ability to go to school without the risk that comes to most undocumented immigrants. It has been a huge change from the way things used to be for them, and it protects them from being deported when it wasn’t even their fault they were here in the first place. Most of the children who are “dreamers” under DACA are as American as it gets for some situations.

 

DACA is now at risk because of President Trump. He wants to rid the country of DACA so children will have to be deported back to their own countries. These children may not even remember being there. They probably don’t even speak the language because they have been in the United States for the bulk of their lives. Trump wants to punish children for the crimes their parents did when they were young. He wants to get rid of DACA because of the issues he thinks it causes, but most of the time, it doesn’t cause any issues at all for people.

 

In fact, most of the children who are dreamers have to pay even higher taxes than natural-born citizens. This means they are contributing more to society than others are. They are not entitled to welfare and the only privilege they get is the possibility of applying for a driver’s license. They are causing no harm. If any of the dreamers have a misdemeanor or any crime, they are no longer eligible so they certainly aren’t the ones who are causing crimes in cities. They are living better than most people, but Trump thinks they are a threat to the country.

 

The Frontera Fund is working hard to fight Trump’s actions. The fund was created specifically for situations like the DACA threat. The fund can be used for many different things, but the dreamers are now using it to fight Trump. They are able to take advantage of the options they have thanks to the money and written support of Frontera. In fact, just having information published on the DACA threat on the Frontera site has brought more attention to the plight that most dreamers are dealing with at this point in history. It is becoming a better option for them.

 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Have Events in September to Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America provided an article to PR Newswire as a part of their campaign to raise awareness about Prostate cancer. The article titled “The National Football League Alumni Association, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and LabCorp Team Up to Offer Prostate Cancer Screenings Starting in September” reveals a variety of events hosted by the different associations.

For instance, Cancer Treatment Centers of America will host a variety of events in Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, and Tulsa. Each one will either raise awareness with former NFL players while providing education and support networking opportunities or they will be held for patients with local community leaders.

NFLA will not only send former NFL players to those events, but former coaches Herm Edwards, Bill Cowher, and Dick Vermeil will host the Prostate Pep Talk Campaign. These PSAs will be released nationally and will air throughout September.

LabCorps will offer 2,000 free Prostate Specific Antigen screenings at all of their locations across the U.S. After the 2,000 have been accounted for, they will provide a discounted rate for screening men over 40 who are eligible.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America have hospital locations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Arizona and Oklahoma. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is known for their specialized treatment of cancer patients, bringing the latest in technological advancements, a team of dedicated specialists, and personalized treatment plans.

The treatment provided at the CTCA hospitals are patient oriented. There is a team of multidisciplinary experts who work together at the same hospital, creating a tailored plan according to the needs of each patient. They provide coordinated cancer care so all of the doctor’s appointments, medications, treatment visits are organized through a care manager. They are also using targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and advanced genomic testing to decipher the characteristics that allow each tumor to grow and resist the immune system.