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August 2012

Forty Charleston SC Schools Join ASAP

By |August 23rd, 2012|

After school programs are often run by small organizations around town. Non-profits, YMCAs, schools, PTAs, you name it, all chip in to help keep kids entertained and learning both before and after school. Recently I talked about our new ASAP After-School module we just released. I’m proud to say that one of those organizations, and a large one at that, will be using it to manage their entire program. Charleston County Schools in Charleston, SC has selected ASAP to help bring its after-school program from a program run by 40 different schools, 40 different ways, and mostly on paper, into the modern era. Over 3,500 students (and growing) utilize the […]

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Much Simpler: After School Management

By |August 21st, 2012|

There is one area where ASA strives to succeed everyday. Making technology easier to use and more useful to our clients. I’m proud to say that we have made tremendous headway in that direction with our new ASAP module for After-School Programs.

 

ASAP already has a large number of existing clients using the current functionality within ASAP to manage their after school programs. But there were persistent challenges that we kept encountering as we worked with this diverse market. We would often hear from clients “how do I make this work at our school?” and “that approach is better than we do it today, but my parents still have trouble registering […]

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Technology: Does it really have to keep getting more complex?

By |August 1st, 2012|

These days, there is a new must have gadget released practically every month. The new iPad (and yes, I bought one… make that two), the new phone, new computer, new television. But look at these devices. You never just plug it in and start using it. There is always the need to sync with this, merge with that, download those, buy these. And if you want to change the screen background, click ten times and maybe, just maybe you’ll get to where you wanted to be. But then the phone rings and you lost your place.

Gadgets keep getting harder to use and more complex. Granted, they do more. But seriously, […]

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July 2012

Continuing Education on the Chopping Block: the long-term ramifications

By |July 2nd, 2012|

If ever there were a time to expand the capacity of adult education programs, it would be now.

Recent employment numbers show a very weak US economy with measly job growth and a stubborn unemployment rate above 8%. Add in the underemployed and the people who have just plain given up looking for a job and we are looking at an actual unemployment rate in the mid-teens if not worse. What we have going on is a change in the employment makeup of the United States from manufacturing and traditional businesses into the service sector, including healthcare and new industries that didn’t exist ten years ago. We need a comprehensive continuing education plan […]

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