Betsy DeVos Hopes to Level the Playing Field

Betsy DeVos has been selected for the position of Secretary of State by President Donald Trump, and I think that this is an excellent choice. Betsy DeVos is someone that has been proven to be one of the most qualified people for a position such as this. She has been in politics for three decades, and she knows all of the different areas of education that are in needed for education improvement. Betsy DeVos is interested in education, and she has dedicated much of her life to contributing to the education system. She has done a lot on her own for giving to education. She has also done a lot a fundraising for education as well. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her and the way that she has killed herself over the years.

As the wife of Dick DeVos, Betsy has been in the spotlight for a long time. Her husband has ran for president at one time, and this has given her the chance to experience fundraising at the highest level. She knows about politics and the business world as well. I just believe that her qualifications are outstanding for the Secretary of Education position because she is a very well-rounded person. She was raised in a Christian home, and she was a high school graduate of a Catholic high school. She has always put God first and she believes that to which much is given much is required. That may be the reason that she has been so vocal about the school system. She believes that there’s a lot that can be done better, and she is making her way to the stands as the person that can make serious changes. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.

The education system definitely is not perfect, but I certainly do believe that it could be much better with the help of Betsy DeVos. She has proven herself as a leader in this area, and there a few people there are going to be able to take the same type of road that she has taken and do more with it than she can. I think that was wise in choosing someone that actually had a passion about education. There were other politicians in place that could have filled this position, but these were obviously just politicians that were passing laws and passing time. There were few that had any real passion for education in the way that Betsy DeVos has shown her passion.

There is a large area of the education arena where there are gaps in the system. Poverty is the thing that creates a huge gap in the education system. What Betsy wants to do is level in the playing field.

Check this article from New York Post.

Keith Mann, Founder, CEO, and Philanthropist

Keith Mann is the Founder and CEO of Dynamics Search Partners (DSP) in New York City, which is dedicated to assisting hedge fund and private equity industries in the United States, Asia, and Europe with their hiring of top-talent investment, internal strategy, and marketing professionals along . DSP fills more than 200 client mandates every year and also helps with building new platforms and other services.

 

As CEO of the executive search firm, Keith Mann is responsible for the daily management and maintaining their track record of successfully pairing leading industry clients with talent of all levels and geographies.

 

Mann was previously a Managing Director at his Dynamics Executive Search, which later was formed into DSP, where he recruited for financial services firms worldwide after realizing that the rapidly-growing hedge fund industry was being under-served by the search community. Mann has worked in the executive search industry for more than 15 years and is known as an expert in hedge fund staffing, compensation, and hiring strategy.

 

On a personal level, Mann credits his morning exercise before work for helping him stay focused and work efficiently throughout the day. He always wanted to be his own boss and find a need that he could fill. He would not do anything differently if he were to start again. He feels blessed to work with wonderful and intelligent people with excellent ideas. Incorporating technology in everything they do has been a tremendous time saver for his team.

 

When asked what people have influenced his thinking, he says that Michael Bloomberg immediately comes to mind because he has accomplished so much in his life and leads by example.

 

As part of his philanthropy, the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement is designed to give recognition to the coming generation of innovative business leaders. Applicants will submit a 1,000-word essay on the subject of how a college degree will be of assistance to them in the achievement of their professional goals. The winning low-income graduating senior at one of the Brooklyn-based Uncommon Schools’ high schools will receive a $5,000 scholarship that will be applied towards college tuition at a four-year college with the goal for him or her to go on to succeed professionally and use the degree.

 

 

Changing How Math Homework is Done

SOLVY is an online math homework platform that is starting to be used by schools, teachers, and students. Using this platform students are able to practice math problems that their teachers have picked out. This means that teachers are now able to assign exercises for students based on their needs.

Teachers will also get notifications when a student needs extra help, which is based on their homework performance. This new program is able to help save teachers time and improves their efficiency. SOLVY has just recently added Algebra I to their program software.

The tool is able to be used across many different devices. Students are able to use the interactive graphing tools. It also has the ability to show teachers how their student’s are solving each problem.

Which means that the teachers will be able to see errors or misunderstandings that students have when it comes to what they are studying.

The man behind this new revolutionary homework tool is Alexei Beltyukov. He has founded many companies that include A-Ventures, New Gas Technologies, and Endemic Capital.

He started Endemic Capital in 2013 as a way to help provide funding for many Russian start-up companies. According to Angel.co, Alexei Beltyukov created A-Ventures to help out companies that need financial assistance. In 2015, he was named the Cheif Operating Office at SOLVY. This company is an interactive online platform that helps students learn, explore and develop a passion for math.

Alexei Beltyukov is a Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist, that graduated in 1997 from INSEAD with a Masters of Business Administration. He started the Russian Alumni Scholarship at INSEAD, that has helped several other Russian students go to college. Alexei Beltyukov has formed lots of other organizations that are geared toward helping other Russians start businesses or attend business school.

Alexei has also worked alongside the Russian government to help give economic guidance. He has also given his support through the Skolkovo Foundation by working as the Vice President.

This foundation gives grants and other opportunities for Russian technology start-ups. It is also used to help out entrepreneurs that are looking to extend their opportunities all throughout Russia.