Fidessa signs new customers

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This share’s fallen 70% in a year! Is it now a top turnaround stock to buy for your ISA?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. This share’s fallen 70% in a year! Is it now a top turnaround stock to buy for your ISA? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Royston Wild | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: RTN Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Is The Restaurant Group (LSE: RTN) about to become London’s hottest turnaround share? Developments surrounding the coronavirus today suggest any improvement in broader investor confidence will remain elusive for some time yet. But should news flow surrounding COVD-19 improve, then this eateries operator could be one of the most popular on account of its low valuations and bright growth forecasts.City analysts predict annual earnings will flip 13% higher in 2020. This leaves it trading on a rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.7 times. It boasts a corresponding sub-1 price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of 0.6 too.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Fallen dividend heroUp until recently, The Restaurant Group was a big attraction for income chasers because of it huge yields. Its decision to reduce the annual dividend for 2018 took some of the sheen off its appeal, though thanks to its weak share price, yields still sat on the right side of ‘chunky’.All that has come crashing down following this week’s disastrous full-year trading statement, however. The Frankie & Benny’s and Wagamama operator announced it was temporarily suspending the full-year dividend and that, therefore, the total payout for 2019 would be the 2.1p per share interim shelled out previously.Questions over the FTSE 250’s bulky dividends have long been doing the rounds as revenues have weakened and net debt ballooned. So this week’s news was hardly a surprise. Explaining the rationale behind the decision, chairwoman Debbie Hewitt said that axing the dividend would allow it to “retain the flexibility to grow the business, [while] facilitating an acceleration of our Leisure estate rationalisation and strengthening our balance sheet.”Essential repairsAxing the dividend, although painful for shareholders, would appear to be a good idea today. While down fractionally from the prior year, The Restaurant Group had a mighty £286.6m worth of net debt on its books as of December.It also makes sense the business is taking steps to reduce its Leisure estate in response to its huge cost pressures and an oversaturated mid-tier dining market. It plans to reduce the number of core restaurants it operates from around 350 today to between 260 and 275 by the close of 2021.Use your noodleI’m not convinced any of this news will help The Restaurant Group to turn around its battered operations, however. Noodle bar Wagamama might be operating resiliently, but the same cannot be said for the rest of its brands.It plans to get diners flocking though its doors again by refreshing its menus and bolstering its brands. But this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this. A 2.8% fall in like-for-like Leisure sales in 2019 illustrates just how successful this strategy has already proved.Other initiatives, like bolstering its delivery business, are a move in the right direction. However, with competition also intense here, there’s no guarantee it’ll prove the magic wand the group is hoping for.So the business is cheap, but its long-term profits outlook remains extremely patchy at best. Its why the share price has dropped 68% over the past year alone. I’d be happier investing my hard-earned cash elsewhere. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

The best news of the week

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here 5 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are five articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Orange County Government celebrates Community Action MonthWekiva senior receives scholarship from Apopka City CommissionersOn National Law Enforcement Memorial Week remember 21,000 officers who have their names etched upon a wallThank God for my mother, my mentor, and my friend.I can see… and it’s a beautiful thing! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSGood News Previous articleShaquem Griffin: An Inspiring Story of DeterminationNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Dyer endorses Robbinson in Orange County School Board Chair race

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer officially endorsed Nancy Robbinson, a long-time Orange County School Board Member, for Orange County School Board Chair at a press conference in front of City Hall on Wednesday.OCPS Board Member Nancy Robinson and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer“Nancy is the experienced leader we need representing the residents of Orange County as School Board Chair,” Mayor Dyer said. “Her years of service, from representing our community for the past 10 years as a School Board Member to serving on my Mayor’s Education Action Council, have prepared her to lead this educational charge for our children.” Orange County is the only county in Florida that elects its chair in a countywide race. In addition to standard board member duties, the Orange County School Board Chair works with the superintendent to set board meeting agendas and acts as a tie-breaker on votes. “Nancy is a tireless advocate for high-quality education and I am confident the school district will be in good hands with her at the helm,” Mayor Dyer said. “It is my honor to endorse Nancy Robbinson for Orange County School Board Chair.” First elected to the Orange County School Board in 2008, Nancy Robbinson announced her candidacy for School Board Chair, the top elected role in the region’s largest school district, in November 2017. Matthew FitzpatrickRobbinson is running against Matthew Fitzpatrick of Apopka and Robert Prater of Orlando.Fitzpatrick is a former candidate for the District 7 Orange County Public School Board. He has been in education for 23 years—12 as a teacher, and 11 as an administrator. He worked at Apopka Memorial Middle School, Ocoee, Boone, and Apopka High Schools, Orange Technical College-Westside Campus in Winter Garden, and for two years as the District Athletic Director. Fitzpatrick ran for the OCPS District 7 School Board seat in 2016, placing second in a field of four, but eventually losing to incumbent Christine Moore in the general election runoff.Prater is a resource teacher/leadership member at Oak Hill Elementary School. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSMatthew FitzpatrickNancy RobbinsonOrange County Public School BoardOrlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Previous articleVote now in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 RunoffNext articleFlorida Hospital promotes organ donation, hosts initiatives throughout April  Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

AdventHealth to launch community COVID-19 vaccine program for health care workers,…

first_img Please enter your name here TAGSAdventHealthCOVID-19COVID-19 VaccinationsUpdates Previous articleThe power of emojis: How a or a in tweets engages more peopleNext articleConcert Series opens at Apopka Amphitheater this Saturday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! From AdventHealthAdventHealth is pleased to announce the launch of its first phase of a community COVID-19 vaccine program, which will provide Central Florida seniors and health care workers access to the vaccine beginning Jan. 12.AdventHealth plans to vaccinate several thousand people or as much as supply allows, at its launch site adjacent to Orlando International Airport.During this initial phase, the vaccine will be available to three groups:Community health care personnel with direct patient contactEstablished AdventHealth Medical Group patients who are 65 years and olderAdventHealth caregivers’ relatives who are 65 or older“AdventHealth is honored to be a trusted national leader and a community partner in the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brian Adams, CEO of AdventHealth’s Polk County market, who is leading the COVID response for the organization’s Central Florida Division. “We share the community’s excitement and eagerness to be vaccinated and are pleased the demand is so great. It’s extremely important that the vaccines be administered as quickly and efficiently as possible and according to state guidelines, and our goal is to make it easy for everyone to get vaccinated. We’re ready to expand our program as soon as we receive more vaccines from the state.”Vaccine supplies are limited. Eligible AdventHealth Medical Group patients will receive an email invitation to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required and walk-ups will not be accommodated.“This is a monumental opportunity. The vaccine is safe, highly effective, and simply put – the greatest tool we have in ending the pandemic,” said Dr. Scott Brady, CEO of AdventHealth Centra Care, which is operating the airport site. “We know the community is eager to be vaccinated, and we ask for their continued patience as we launch this program and provide vaccinations as supplies are available.”We anticipate having enough supply to keep the airport site open through Friday, Jan. 15, but will be prepared to extend the operation should more supply become available. To date, AdventHealth has facilitated the vaccination of more than 25,500 people, including team members and physicians, community health care providers, and first-responders. The vaccine is not currently available to the public at any AdventHealth hospitals, AdventHealth Centra Care locations, or AdventHealth Medical Group practices.Other important items to note:There is no out-of-pocket cost for receiving the vaccine.The COVID vaccine requires two doses, and those who receive their first vaccine at the airport site will be asked to schedule their second vaccine appointment.Proof of health care employment or age (for those 65 or older) is required upon registration.As part of the vaccine process, those receiving the vaccine will be required to stay on-site for at least 15 minutes to ensure there are no adverse reactions. Most reported side effects are mild and include arm soreness, fatigue, and headache. AdventHealth will have medical professionals on hand to assist with any concerns.Those who wish to be notified when they might be eligible to receive the vaccine can register for alerts at The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Corten House / Costaveras Arquitetos

first_imgArchDaily Bruno Veras Pinto Cordeiro, Juliano Da Cunha Costa Project Team:Camila Portella, Bernardo Costa Campos, Leandro FrançaEngineering:Attiva EngenhariaLandscaping:Fred RodriguesCollaborators:Marmorarte, Light Design, Finart, Florenzano Estruturas Metálicas, Multipedras, Deca, Aj Acabamentos, Automatize, Simmetais, AluflexCity:Jardins MuniqueCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Studio OdeRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Located within a private condominium in the city of Goiânia, Casa Corten was designed to meet the needs of a young couple with their young children. The first challenge was to overcome the steep slope: for this, we sectorized the house on 3 levels, determining their respective uses: level 1 (half buried) – garage / services, level 2 (ground floor being street level) for social use + level 3 (higher) to the intimate area.Save this picture!© Studio OdeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Studio OdeFrom these premises came the volumes that mark the project. A large box of prestressed concrete houses the social entrance of the house. A horizontal corten steel panel stretches the front façade and opens to the main living room, which interacts directly with the balcony and pool, generating maximum integration between the environments. Two smaller boxes, which make up the suites and home office, intersect on the upper floor, generating fittings and swings that give movement to the whole.Save this picture!© Studio OdeWe use, in certain sections, the metal structure as an aesthetic and functional solution: hanging over the pool, a large pergola works as a bridge, also helping in shading. On the upper floor, the metal pergola serves as a connecting element between the master suite and the home office, creating an intimate balcony of contemplation for the couple. Finishes like slatted concrete, corten steel, slatted wood, pebble stone… treat the facades in a subtle way, giving the house timelessness. The color palette is very neutral, helping to get furniture and decoration.Save this picture!© Studio OdeSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Studio OdeThe landscaping is lush with very tropical foliage to provide privacy and protection for the pool. Concern about the sun was important. This appears on all facades, where we treat the opening panels with wooden trusses that serve as a filter for the afternoon sun. On the gourmet veranda, large brises soleil in corten steel sheets control the entry of the morning sun.Save this picture!© Studio OdeProject gallerySee allShow lessNobu Hotel Los Cabos / WATG + Studio PCHSelected ProjectsSchool Children Design and Build London’s First Mega Maker Lab in Former Fire StationArchitecture News Share Area:  665 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Corten House / Costaveras Arquitetos Corten House / Costaveras ArquitetosSave this projectSaveCorten House / Costaveras Arquitetos Photographs:  ODE Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” Architects: Costaveras Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brazil Save this picture!© Studio Ode+ 23Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyHouses•Jardins Munique, Brazil Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeCostaveras ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMetal StructureResidential ArchitectureCortenJardins MuniqueBrazilPublished on August 09, 2019Cite: “Corten House / Costaveras Arquitetos” [Casa Corten / Costaveras Arquitetos] 09 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Aj acabamentos, Aluflex, Automatize, Deca, Finarte, Florenzano engenharia, Light Design, Marmorarte, Sim metais, Trimble Navigation Lead Architects: Photographslast_img read more

New resource for international grantmakers in the USA

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. New resource for international grantmakers in the USA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new Web site offers resources for US grant-makers that donate outside the USAA new Web site, the US International Grantmaking site, offers services and resources for American foundations that are interested in donating to non-profit organisations outside the USA. It features relevant legislation, and offers advice and application forms. Guidance specific to donating to UK charities is due soon. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 March 2001 | News read more

Colchester charities best in south east for submitting accounts

first_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Colchester charities best in south east for submitting accounts Howard Lake | 9 December 2003 | News Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics Charities in Colchester are the best in the Home Counties at submitting their annual accounts on time, according to figures from the Charity Commission.Seventy five per cent of registered charities in Colchester, Essex, succeeded in submitting their accounts on time. Colchester is UK Fundraising’s new home, so we’re pleased to find ourselves amid such an efficient voluntary sector.At 74%, Tonbridge came equal second with Southend-on-sea and Redhill, slightly ahead of Bromley at 73%. Advertisementcenter_img The figures have been published as part of the Charity Commission’s on-going Accounts Aren’t Optional campaign, which encourages charities to submit their accounts within their ten-month deadline.Charities in the North West of England are the most efficient in England. In Lancaster, 78% submitted on time, followed by 77% in Wigan amd 76% in Preston. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours

first_img Previous: Foreclosure Filings Drop to 16-Year Low Next: Are 2020’s Housing Market Trends Here to Stay?  Print This Post The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 14, 2021 953 Views More than half of homebuyers last year purchased a house without seeing it, opting instead for a virtual tours, inspections, and closings, according to a report from Redfin.  Researchers reported one in ten shoppers requested a remote tour, due to fear related to COVID-19.A survey—of more than 1,900 homebuyers across 32 major markets—commissioned by the company showed about two-thirds of 63% of those who purchased a home in 2020 made an offer on property they had not viewed in person. That makes the highest share of site-unseen purchases since at least 2015, the researchers said. The numbers are up 32% from the previous year.“The virtual home tour is here to stay,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather in her housing market predictions for 2021. “Homebuyers who are searching for a home out of town and don’t have the time or ability to view the home in person will use virtual tours as their primary means of viewing a home. The increased use of this technology, coupled with more people relocating, mean the sight-unseen trend will continue, and the majority of homebuyers will make offers sight unseen during their search for a home in 2021.”In addition to a surge in video tours with Redfin agents, from less than 1% of Redfin tour requests at the beginning of 2020 to about one in 10 today, monthly views of 3D walkthroughs on have increased 563% since February.“Live-video home tours have gone from futuristic fantasy to an everyday part of the homebuying process,” said Connecticut-based Redfin agent, Mary Ellen Wisneski. “Over video I’m able to show my buyers closeups of anything in the home and describe peculiar details they can’t experience in 3D walkthroughs or photographs—it’s like they are actually there with me.”Redfin real estate analyst Tim Ellis, referring to the study, describes the process of purchasing an old home in coastal Connecticut via mostly virtual means in his own experience.”We spent two or three hours over the span of a week pouring over the 3D walkthrough on the listing and video toured the home via Google Duo with Wisneski, who was our agent,” Ellis said. “Through the video tour, Wisneski pointed out cracks in the plaster, loose doors and other minor issues that weren’t visible to us on the screen.”Readers can access the full report on About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2021-01-14 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Teacher’s genius idea for keeping kids busy on the bus

first_imgArkansas Department of Education/Facebook (NEW YORK) — When a child on Julie Callison’s bus was having a hard time sitting still, he didn’t get punished. He got a book.Callison asked the child’s sister, who also rides the bus, to read to the preschooler.Callison drives a bus and teaches for the Drew Central School District in southeast Arkansas, which serves Pre-K through 12th grade. She teaches special education for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade at Drew Central Elementary.“When I handed her [the child’s older sister] a book, several other students on the bus said, ‘I want a book!’” Callison told “Good Morning America.” “I handed out every book I had in my bag and students began reading all over the bus. Some students needed help reading at which point I asked some older students to read to them. Students were no longer up and down out of their seat but quietly reading.”And the idea for the bus bucket of books and the book buddies was born.Here’s how it works: When students get on the bus they can get up to three books. After they read those, they can share with students around them, then put them back in the bucket on the way out the door.Older students reading to younger students, and younger students reading to older students.On Friday afternoons there’s a ‘Special Guest Reader,’ usually a high school or middle school student who picks out a book, sits on the front seat and reads it over the speaker to the whole bus.“Our district has a high poverty rate and the bucket of books on the bus give these students more access to a variety of reading materials at many levels,” Callison said.It also boosts the kids’ confidence.“There are several students on my bus that have reading disabilities, whom I teach currently or have taught in the past, and they are not afraid to read to another child and love to be the one to help younger students read,” Callison said. “It is a confidence booster because in their classroom, with same age peers, it is usually someone else helping them. I even had one former student with a reading disability be the special guest reader! She confidently read her book to the whole bus. I was so proud of her.”“Through our R.I.S.E. Arkansas initiative (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence), our goals are to increase and strengthen instruction, create community collaboration, and build a culture of reading,” Kimberly Friedman, Director of Communications for the Arkansas Department of Education, told “GMA.” “Ms. Callison’s efforts align with the goals of R.I.S.E. Arkansas and is one of many examples of how educators have embraced the initiative.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more