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This week’s most popular news spread across all sectors of our vertical – food retail, CPG and foodservice.

Educational leader Fred Ende predicts a focus on STEAM, blended learning and collegial circles.


What employees really want doesn’t come in a box or require a bow. And it’s certainly not restricted to December.

In part II of this STEM policy update, we hear from Lindsey Gardner about STEM and CTE.


Technical knowledge is great, but when you become a manager or a business owner, you need to shift your mindset.

Bringing customer communication into the digital age

From chatbots to voice technology, read about how food and beverage brands are adapting their communication strategies for today's digital consumers.


Ever try speed networking? Here are some potential benefits.

Professor Scott McLeod discusses how educational leadership can adapt to best serve students.

Net neutrality repeal: Don't panic

An education policy expert tells why repealing net neutrality is not a death blow to education.

Tips for makerspaces, maker projects

This Tech Tip roundup offers ideas for makerspaces, maker projects, sketchnoting, more.


Even with these awareness-building efforts, there’s still a huge stigma attached to talking about mental health in the workplace.

Chefs say 86 these dishes, ingredients in 2018

Put down the pumpkin spice and step away from the jarred salad. Chefs weigh in on what trends to skip in 2018.

Leadership potential

10 key steps you should be taking if you want to be a credible, influential leader.

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