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Our Wednesday September15th Altru Institute Salon will hear about a revolutionary approach to K-12 education that is a departure from the “assembly line” model that has failed us. Guest speaker has spent her career in education and founded Omnis Education which she believes is the school of the future.  We saw Jenn Sutherland-Miller at the ASU+GSV Summit where she was on panel the future of education.  She is among a growing number of entrepreneurs seeking to reinvent education. The Omnis model bring together world class subject matter experts to create vetted, curated learning that can be accessed anywhere, any time.…

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles every two years, greatly accelerating the capacity of computing power in less and less space. This has transformed the technology world. Could the medical laboratory space for diagnostic testing follow a similar path? Possibly. Although these labs will not shrink by half each year, they are trending toward smaller, faster, and more accurate testing for the customer. Fast turnaround times are critical for infectious diseases like COVID-19 where time matters. For example, a person with undetectable COVID-19 virus at 10:00 AM could be 100 times more infectious by…

Philanthropic think tank Altru Virus Project will host the Invest in Schools Summit  in Washington, DC August 3rd and 4th to ensure $170 billion in federal funds are fully leveraged. The goal of the Summit is to help US schools completely reopen and recover post COVID and to resist any future pandemic.   Learn More Closed schools have had a devastating impact on communities around the world, with economically disadvantaged families bearing the greatest burden. This has further accelerated the growing disparity between the haves and have-nots.   To address this challenge, the US federal government has allocated $170 billion to school…

Philanthropic think tank Altru Virus Project has commissioned a team at Yale University to assist in creating a comprehensive resource for organizations focused on the needs of schools K-12 schools.  The Invest in Schools Summit  August 3rd and 4th will be hosted in Washington, DC and produced in the form of an online White Paper which will be provided as an online resource. Updates will be provided in the monthly newsletter called K-12 Rebuild which will be distributed to school districts throughout the US / nationally.  “There is a wide range of organizations seeking to support schools that deserve visibility said Brett Johnson, CEO of Altru Institute, which commissioned the research. “Collaboration and…

The Invest in Schools Summit will address four topics with the objective of providing insight on the core challenges and opportunities facing schools. The August 3rd and 4th Summit in Washington DC, will address four core topics to provide guidance on how K-12 can best apply the Federal funding to build back better. The Federal Funding  An understanding of how the $170 billion will be distributed, utilized, and measured. Analysis of all programs and functions and how schools can efficiently access these funds and put them to best use. Insight on the purpose of the Legislation and a description of the five approved…

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