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What is the GIIRS Rating System? GIIRS ratings are third-party verified social and environmental performance ratings. GIIRS Impact Ratings are comparable across sectors, geography and company size. GIIRS Impact Ratings are comprehensive, covering Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, Socially and Environmentally-focused Business Models. GIIRS Ratings are verified, meaning all data is reviewed. Why is PAIRIN GIIRS...
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By Ethan Galowitz How it all began Last year, PAIRIN was approached by one of our partners, CareerWise, to participate in their apprenticeship program. Because we know how impactful the program is and have more than enough work to go around, we jumped on this opportunity. We decided to hire a Quality Assurance (QA) apprentice...
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We interviewed Suzanne Mentlik, Post-Secondary & Career Coordinator from Jeffco Virtual Academy to learn more about her experience administering PAIRIN to students in Jefferson County, Colorado. Here is what she had to say: Q: How long have you been using PAIRIN? A: JeffCo School System has been using PAIRIN since June of 2018 and we,...
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PAIRIN is excited to be launching a brand new training course for educators who want to integrate SEL into their classrooms. We sat down with SEL INTEGRATION  instructor Dr. Tara Laughlin to find out what you can expect from this newly created online training course. She gave us some great insights into who the course...
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By Dr. Tara Laughlin; Director of Curriculum & Training, PAIRIN This is Part 3 in our three-part blog series illustrating PAIRIN’s alignment with the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 here! As recent signatories of the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments,...
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By Susan Simpson; Director of Coach Training, PAIRIN This is Part 2 in our three-part blog series illustrating PAIRIN’s alignment with the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 here! As recent signatories of the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments, we are...
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By Dr. Tara Laughlin; Director of Curriculum & Training, PAIRIN This is Part 1 in our three-part blog series illustrating PAIRIN’s alignment with the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments. Check out Part 2 and Part 3 here! To show our support and commitment to advancing equity in college and career readiness...
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By Susan Simpson Does your life have zero stress? Didn’t think so. The world is loaded with pressure, pain, trouble and strain. We all feel it—at different rates, for different reasons and with different outcomes. Yet some people are better at responding to life’s trials than others. How do some people cope with adversity in...
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PAIRIN’S ONLINE CURRICULUM 2.0: BOTH CLASSIC AND CUTTING EDGE By Dr. Tara Laughlin, PAIRIN Curriculum Director  Like a fine wine, The Great Gatsby, and a barbecue on the fourth of July, some things never go out of style. And yet, as great as classics can be, there’s also something exciting about innovation and change. Such...
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  By Tara Laughlin, Ed.D., Director of Curriculum at PAIRIN The world is full of problems.  Not to be a downer, but I’m setting the stage here.  On a personal, professional, local, national, and international level, it can sometimes feel like everywhere you turn, there’s a new problem waiting to be solved.  Given this sheer...
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