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Budget Blast: Official Trump Education Budget Leaves Students in the Rearview

The President’s official budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 was officially released yesterday. The proposal closely matches with an earlier version leaked to the Washington Post last week and provides all the details missing from the March “skinny budget.” While education stakeholders have been preparing for deep cuts since the release of the skinny budget and last week’s sneak peak, the official release was still staggering. Education Department funding under the proposal would be slashed by $9.2B, or 13.5 percent, overall for FY18. The recent spending agreement for FY17 has the Education Department funded at $68.2B. Cuts of this magnitude will be devastating for students, families, and schools who rely on a strong public education system to prepare children to be successful citizens and participants in the next generation workforce. For all of the focus and priority given to job training and economic development by President Trump, this proposal s ...

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Alternative Data Has Proven Effective as Next-Generation Data for Mainstream Use in Credit

More than 50 million Americans don’t receive credit scores because of insufficient or nonexistent credit information. Consider what this means – nearly 15 percent of the adult population can’t get a mortgage, rent a car or use a credit card. But this barrier, which limits personal economic power and holds back our economy, is increasingly being broken-down by the use of new, alternative data sources and modeling techniques.

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New Webinar Report Gives Best Times and Urges Attention to On-Demand

Do you have a solid post-live strategy for your webinars? According to ON24's 2017 Webinar Benchmarks Report, a third of all webinar attendees are only watching your webinars on-demand. So just because the webinar has taken place, you still need to be clear to your audience how they can view it. Interestingly, only 6% watch live and on-demand.

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Budget Blast: Trump FY18 Budget Proposal Would Gut Education & Skills Training

On Wednesday, the Washington Post obtained a leaked version of President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 education budget proposal. Set to be officially released next week, the proposal would, among other items, significantly reduce investments in skills training and adult basic literacy and eliminate ed tech investments under ESSA’s Title IV. The proposal would shift some of those funds to new investments in school choice, including expanding charting schools and vouchers for private and religious schools. more

'There Is Value in Analyzing Your Content and Creating New Packages'

"We license content to support our core mission and develop more audience," said Alice Ting, VP, licensing & syndication for The New York Times, in a Connectiv Executive Summit talk earlier this month. "There is value in analyzing your content and creating packages. Today we have more resources—and can get to our international audience more directly."

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SIIA’s TechChats: Alex Hart | Chief Executive Officer, Avangate

SIIA’s TechChats provides a look into some of the most successful executives in our industry. Hear how many of them got to where they are today, what is shaping their businesses and the industry today, and special advice they would give to others trying to grow a successful company.

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Five SIPA 2017 Speakers Address Digital Revenue and Growth

"Uncertainty is the theme that Martha Mathers, marketing practice leader at consulting firm CEB, said she sees most from her clients as she works with them to define their digital transformation efforts. 'Digital presents so much choice, so much opportunity and such a different way of working that it creates tremendous uncertainty. Most marketing leaders feel overwhelmed by technology ... and they're not sure where to begin.'"

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