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The Washington DC City Council has passed an emergency one time bill to allow 26 students to graduate high school this month. These students have been absent for more than 120 days, but have met all other academic requirements. This... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Nine Shift
So I get this email this week with the subject line, "Where are the Girls?" The press release, from the Pittsburgh Aviation Institute - - which trains aviation mechanics, says that there is a huge retirement now of aviation mechanics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Nine Shift
One of the reasons I think our community college friends are big on advanced manufacturing is that they think small cities and even rural areas are, or could, benefit. Not so. 1.Advanced manufacturing growth in big cities. "Nearly seven times... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Nine Shift
In my webinar recently on work and jobs in the 21st century, I got push-back from several participants. I assume they are with a community or technical college, and they cited the growth of Advanced Manufacturing as to why some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Nine Shift
Should schools stop providing lunch to boys who don't behave well? A teacher in our Gender in the Classroom course noted that taking away recess from students who don't behave is the number #1 response. All the research indicates that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Nine Shift
Even major news media, business, and other supposedly leading organizations don't get the 21st century. Here's a good example. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and presumably lots of other news media, did a story on what cities people are moving to.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Nine Shift
Happy Anniversary, Bill and Julie! I love this story! I don't think I have heard before how you "closed up shop" and continued to grow your business. Congratulations!! Carmen
The Brightline train story, which train experts say is huge and could change transportation in America, has been ignored by The New York Times. Why? The NYT has only done two stories over the last year on Brightline, the most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Nine Shift
20 years ago today I blew up my organization's 10,000 square foot national headquarters, with library, conference and seminar room, beautiful desks, an office for my secretary (that's what we called assistants back then), and my vision of an indoor... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Nine Shift
The question was asked in a Today segment earlier this month with NBC's Kerry Sanders reporting. The short answer is No. Yes, trains are the answer to highway congestion, in fact they are the answer to highways, and are replacing... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Nine Shift
Here's how Julie detected she was texting with a Russian troll bot. We got a question already on how she knew, thank you David. So I asked her. Here's what she said: 1.Length of time between replies. The computer, or... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Nine Shift
Exciting news for the U.S. in the 21st Century - - Brightline started service this month from Miami, now serving Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach. And next: the big one, Orlando. The for-profit train is getting rave reviews for service,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Nine Shift
It's the start of election season, according to the Russians. This morning they sent a troll bot to try to engage Julie and switch or disrupt her voting perspective. We are in a swing state where the Russians turned the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Nine Shift
World War III takes on a new level, as China actively supports Iran - - with birdseed. Yes, despite the U.S. sanctions against Iran, China is creating a whole new train line from China to Iran. The first shipment will... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Nine Shift
Can only women be believed on the science of gender? In the last month two articles, one in The New York Times, and one in The Washington Post, have chipped away at the false feminist beliefs regarding gender, citing the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Nine Shift
Another female author is chipping away at the feminist false and harmful belief system. This book acknowledges the science of the brain and takes on specifically learning in girls and boys. Claire Shipman, co-author of a book on helping girls... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Nine Shift
Third wave feminists were dealt of huge blow last month. Science won over their false belief system. Track and field's world governing body limited entry into women's events to athletes who have testosterone levels that are capable of being produced... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Nine Shift
With 36 percent of U.S. workers already freelancers, and the percentage predicted to be over 50% in ten years, how will half of the working population get health insurance? Universal health insurance, transportable to any employer, of course. Or half... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Nine Shift
We had a staff member at my organization resign in the last few weeks. I am thinking about replacing her with 2-5 freelancers. We've already contracted with one freelancer to do our website. "In 2017, freelancers made up nearly 36... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Nine Shift
Here's more evidence my young friend's observation that we are in the middle of an Internet world war is true. This article made me think, if I were V. Putin and trying to invade Germany, how would I do it?... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Nine Shift
Like 100 years ago, the young generation now is dealing with the disillusionment of understanding the shortcomings and unaccomplished tasks of the new century. We saw it in the literature after World War I, when the twenties produced both disillusioned... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Nine Shift
Is the conflict over the Internet today's version of World War I, or is it more akin to the disruption of the automobile? What do you think. Last week we discussed the similarities with World War I. But maybe it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Nine Shift
The most intriguing question at last week's faculty retreat came from the custodian, Carolyn, who was working that day. My brilliant colleague Julie Coates and I did a faculty retreat for Chicago State University on the south side of Chicago.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Nine Shift
Our young friend Hazel says the war over the Internet is World War III. What do you think? The Internet is indeed the technological equivalent of the tanks and gas and guns of WWI, which also had been invented just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Nine Shift
John Boehner, the former speaker of the House and a leading Republican, this month endorsed legalizing marijuana, at least for medical purposes. That's a huge story. Because it shows the start of Republicans and Democrats coming together over the basic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Nine Shift