Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls talk about best way to encourage equitable education

Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls talk about best way to encourage equitable education


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NOTE INTO A POSITIVE CHANGE. AND CONTINUING OUR COMMITMENT 2020 COVERAGE THIS MORNING, WE ASKED THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR THEIR THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION EQUALITY. >> WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU GROW UP, WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, WHAT FAMILY YOU COME FROM, THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE. REGARDLESS OF YOUR ZIP COD AND PART OF THAT IS DOING AND BUILDING OFF OF THE BUDGET WE PASSED. WE SECURED $140 MILLION IN NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION FUNDIN , STATE FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOLS IN THE LAST BUDGET. THE BIGGEST INCREASE IN 20 YEARS. THE BIGGEST SCHOOL BUDGET STATE SUPPORT IN HISTORY. FINALLY DOING FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN. SOMETHING I RAN ON IN 2014 FOR THE FIRST TIME WE

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Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic

Science has taken center stage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on, as SARS-CoV-2 started spreading around the globe, many researchers pivoted to focus on studying the virus. At the same time, some scientists and science advisors—experts responsible for providing scientific information to policymakers—gained celebrity status as they calmly and cautiously updated the public on the rapidly evolving situation and lent their expertise to help governments make critical decisions, such as those relating to lockdowns and other transmission-slowing measures.

“Academia, in the case of COVID, has done an amazing job of trying to get as much information relevant to COVID gathered and distributed into the policymaking process as possible,” says Chris Tyler, the director of research and policy in University College London’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). 

But the pace at which COVID-related science has been conducted and disseminated during the pandemic has also revealed the

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The 6-Figure Tutor: Jay Veal of INC Education


On a Tuesday evening early this summer, Jay Veal fired up his laptop in Dallas for a tutoring session with a teen in Minneapolis. A rising ninth-grader, the girl had excelled with Veal’s support before her family relocated to the Twin Cities, and she wanted a bit more of a boost from her trusted tutor before starting school.

In these days of pandemic-forced virtual learning, the scenario isn’t particularly unusual. But in this case, the tutor is also the founder and CEO of a multi-state, half-million-dollar startup, INC Education, and a new nonprofit edtech venture, Black Tutors of Social Media (BTSM).


Veal’s hands-on approach has helped propel INC Education’s success since its 2015 launch, and his accessibility continues to yield dividends. “Folks like the fact that I’m still involved with students,” Veal says. “They like that they can actually reach out to

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Hipkins accuses Shaw of ‘mischaracterising’ their conversation over Green School funding



Chris Hipkins, James Shaw are posing for a picture: Watch as Education Minister Chris Hipkins accuses Associate Finance Minister James Shaw of "mischaracterising" their conversation about funding for the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki.


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Watch as Education Minister Chris Hipkins accuses Associate Finance Minister James Shaw of “mischaracterising” their conversation about funding for the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has accused Associate Finance Minister James Shaw of “mischaracterising” their conversation about funding for the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki. 

A leaked video of last week’s Green Party crisis call published by RNZ on Thursday shows Shaw, co-leader of the Greens, claiming the controversial Green School funding was given “verbal sign-off” by Hipkins. 

“He did, sort of, give at least a verbal sign-off to the project,” Shaw said. “He did say that – assuming everything else being equal – as long as the funding partner is the [Taranaki District] Council, which it is, that he was okay with it.”

Hipkins accuses Shaw of ‘mischaracterising’ their conversation over Green School funding

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Alberta school authorities will see some federal COVID-19 funding in September: LaGrange



a little girl standing next to a person: An elementary school student wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic makes her way to class on the first day of school in Kfar Yona, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.


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An elementary school student wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic makes her way to class on the first day of school in Kfar Yona, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

School authorities hoping for some of the COVID-19 school reopening funding promised by the federal government should see some of the money soon. Alberta’s education minister made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Adriana LaGrange said she has directed her department to transfer the funds to school authorities as soon as the province receives it. (A full breakdown of how the government plans to distribute the funds is below)

She says the federal government will be transferring some of the approximately $262 million promised to Alberta in September, while the rest will be sent “later in the school year.”

Read more: ‘It’s a nervous energy’: Edmonton students head back to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

“The $250 million will

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Management skills: Five ways building your network will help you get ahead

If you want to impress the boss, you’ll need to engage the executive team and make sure the boardroom buys into your plans for digital-led business transformation.

While the work you complete in your day job is key to building your reputation, digital leaders can also boost their engagement skills by the things they do outside the immediate workplace. Here are five tips to boost your network.

1. Broaden your experiences to bolster your knowledge

Trainline CTO Mark Holt says building experiences is crucial for any IT professional. He tells his staff about the importance of getting out and engaging with the wider tech community, including forwarding a stream of invites to events.

“You hear what people are talking about and you hear what’s interesting in the wider industry. It’s just about building that network and building that community of other people that you can have a conversation with,” he

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Distance Learning and Special Education

Does the Goleta Unified School District feel that they are above the law and have authority to violate a student’s civil rights under IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act]? There are federal laws that specifically outline the rights of parents to be involved and participate in the creation of any IEP [Individualized Education Program] or placement plan for their child whether the IEP is in emergency times or not. I would like to draw attention to the fact that with the order for the schools to close there were no waivers given to the rights granted under IDEA, therefore to create an IEP or placement plan without involving the parents or to change their services without indication of what services are to be changed is a violation of the students civil rights under IDEA. The district cannot strip parents of their rights to have active involvement in the educational plan

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100K temp jobs added in August as economy looks to bring back flexible workers

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Billionaire Ken Griffin Snaps Up These 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks

As fears of a tech bubble and stretched valuations become the talk of the town, investors are turning to Wall Street titans for guidance, namely Ken Griffin. Founding hedge fund Citadel in 1990, the firm now boasts over $35 billion worth of assets under management.As a 19-year-old sophomore at Harvard University, Griffin began trading from his dorm room with a fax machine, computer and phone. Now, the CEO of Citadel, whose net worth stands at $15.5 billion, is known as one of the Wall Street greats. Looking at the fund’s performance during the COVID crisis, it’s even more clear why Griffin has legendary status.Unlike the average hedge fund, which had a negative return of between 3-4% in the first half of 2020, Citadel’s flagship Wellington fund saw its returns land between 13-14% for the same period.Bearing this in mind,

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As the school year begins, Alaska school administrators worry low enrollment could impact state funding

Anchorage teacher Kelly Shrein welcomes 5th grade students to a live zoom session on the first day of school at Northwood Elementary in West Anchorage on August 20, 2020. Shrein says she was up until 11pm the night before responding to parents questions. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

Between online learning and in-person classes, students throughout Alaska are back in school.

And with many families opting out of their regular schools, administrators are concerned about low enrollment and the reduced state funding that could follow.

It may be up to lawmakers to come up with a solution.

This school year is off to an unprecedented start, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt normal operations.

Whether students are back in the classroom depends on where they live and what families are comfortable with. And many aren’t yet sure what that means.

“Parents are just uncertain or unsure of how this school

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Book review of America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy by Robert B. Zoellick

This anachronistic modesty doesn’t, however, extend to the book’s aims. Zoellick wants to do more than entertain us with our past national glories. He seeks to reawaken a pragmatic tradition in U.S. diplomacy: realism leavened with, in his words, “the belief that the United States is an exceptional, ongoing experiment, both at home and in international relations, that should serve a larger purpose.”

Zoellick wants to buck the 2020 trend of offering Henry Kissinger, and his insistence on seeing the world as a dark place where leadership is the agile making of dark choices, as the model for our age. His critique is subtle, even anxious — he repeatedly gives the nonagenarian his due, and then some. Still, Zoellick wants to push Kissinger, and George Kennan along with him, ever so slightly aside in favor of a pragmatism that considers American ideals and then asks what is possible — a

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