Soft Skills Roundup: August

Here at Conover, we are passionate about emotional intelligence and soft skills. We’ll be looking at six big examples which we think shine a light on how important understanding and developing soft skills can be.   1. News - Stephen Hawking: Black Holes “Are Not The Eternal Prisons” We Once Thought Source: [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:24-05:00September 4th, 2015|Education, News, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Soft Skills Roundup: August

Bridge to the Future II – Post Conference Roundup

You probably were not able to go to every session, keynote, or presentation that you wanted to during the Bridge to the Future II conference in San Diego last week. It was great getting some heat and sun compared to Wisconsin (it was a high of 3 degrees that day). [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:24-05:00February 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Bridge to the Future II – Post Conference Roundup

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

On July 22, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law.  This is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years. WIOA replaces the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and retains and amends the Adult Education and Family [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:25-05:00September 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

New Budget Deal Spells Relief for SPED Programs

On December 26th, President Obama signed the 2-year budget deal proposed by Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. The bipartisan budget deal will restore about $22.5 billion in fiscal year 2014 of the $26 billion in non-defense discretionary funding cut out of the budget in fiscal year 2013. While it's still [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:25-05:00January 3rd, 2014|Education, News|Comments Off on New Budget Deal Spells Relief for SPED Programs

Bullying Prevention – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

With increased public awareness of bullying in our communities, schools and workplaces, there has been a common response to this problem—How can we stop the bully? While this is a logical response, it is also a one-sided response that in most cases increases rather than decreases the number of bullying [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:26-05:00September 17th, 2013|Education, News|Comments Off on Bullying Prevention – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

The Sequester Has Come – Now What?

Well, it finally happened. The sequester has come, and with it a 5% cut to most Special Education budgets. While that’s certainly not good news, it is better than the proposed 9% cut that had been talked about ad nauseum for the last several months. The big question now is: [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:27-05:00March 13th, 2013|Education, News|Comments Off on The Sequester Has Come – Now What?

News Release – Our Functional Skills System™ Now Runs on the iPod and iPad

I am pleased to announce that The Conover Company Functional Skills System software programs are now compatible with the iPod Touch and iPad. We began this project back in April of 2010 in response to former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs' announcement that, if publishers want their programs to be compatible [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:31-05:00August 30th, 2011|Education, News|Comments Off on News Release – Our Functional Skills System™ Now Runs on the iPod and iPad

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