Santa Clara County Board of Education honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — This year to celebrate the contributions Hispanics/Latinx have made to the community — the Santa Clara County Board of Education approved a resolution to officially acknowledge September as National Hispanic Month.  

Earlier this month the board unanimously approved and signed a resolution to officially acknowledge September as National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

In Santa Clara County, Hispanic/Latinx students account for 38.3 percent of the students population and represent the largest racial/ethnic group among the state’s child population. 

Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Ann Dewan and the Santa Santa Clara County Board of Education say they remain committed to uplifting student equity and honoring diversity within the county. 

“It’s really of extreme importance to set aside time and to call out the need to celebrate and

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Creator Of ‘1619 Project’ On Trump’s ‘Patriotic Education’

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At the National Archives yesterday, standing near the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, President Trump announced he is establishing a commission to restore patriotic education in our schools.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes and the nobility of the American character. We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country.

PFEIFFER: In a speech that lasted about a half-hour, Trump argued that American schoolchildren are being taught that the United States is a wicked and racist nation.

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The president took specific aim at the 1619 Project, a New York Times series that looked at American history in the context of slavery and the

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Case Western Reserve University achieves apparent global first with mixed-reality education during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The signature HaloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLense kept 185 first-year medical students from coming to campus.

CLEVELAND — As the world pivoted to life at home amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine found an innovative way to engage their students.

For the first time ever, an all-remote anatomy course was unveiled using the University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLense. This enabled 185 first-year medical students to take the course entirely from home. 

Data reflected in a survey of the students from the course show that an overwhelming majority of those students across the U.S. and Canada preferred the remote course and believe they can effectively learn anatomy via the mixed-reality application.

“This really does have global implications for how education is delivered,” said Interactive Commons’ Faculty Director and professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of

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Teachers union urges state to ensure funding for local districts

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Florida’s largest teachers’ union urged state officials to financially support local school districts and provide transparent data about confirmed COVID-19 cases among public school students.

The Florida Education Association (FEA), in a virtual press conference Friday, also urged Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to guarantee the state education budget would not suffer any cuts while school districts grapple with the local financial burden of the coronavirus.

Officials at the Florida Department of Education say education funding is under no threat for the upcoming year.

More: Corcoran: Use ‘surgical, not sweeping’ response to virus in schools

“It is clear that the FEA is admitting defeat, as they are now requesting that certain provisions in the Department of Education’s emergency order remain intact —

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Schools must meet community needs by offering choice in education

Randy Vetsch, Executive director, Athlos Academy of St. Cloud
Published 5:00 p.m. CT Sept. 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on education. Since March, educators have been scrambling to meet the needs of diverse learners in the state of Minnesota while keeping the health and wellbeing of students as a top priority.

We have relied on creativity to find new and innovative ways to deliver lessons, to keep students engaged and to still build a community in a virtual learning landscape.

Working closely with local and national health departments, we have learned how to best accommodate a safe return to campus and build protocols and procedures for situations we never imagined we would need to prepare for. We have also prioritized the mental health of our students learning from home.

Now more than ever, educators have a heightened duty to support children educationally and emotionally, all

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Investors Appear Satisfied With IDP Education Limited’s (ASX:IEL) Prospects As Shares Rocket 28%

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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Stamford Public Education Foundation Receives $35,000 Grant

Press release from Stamford Public Education Foundation:

Sept. 18, 2020

The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), is pleased to announce it has been a recipient of a one-time $35,000 grant from the Deloitte Foundation as part of its WorldClass Grant Challenge.

The award recognizes organizations that have a demonstrated approach to helping people on a path to success. This one-time grant will go towards SPEF’s programming efforts for the 2020-2021 school year.

During the 2017—18 school year, Deloitte began volunteering with SPEF through volunteering in the Early College Studies (ECS) initiative. This innovative program is designed to prepare Stamford High School students to be successful in a variety of technical college and career fields. It provides a rigorous course load plus access to courses at Norwalk Community College.

Together this combination gives students the opportunity to graduate high school and earn an associate degree in a technology-based field. SPEF’s mentoring

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Trump Announces Federal ‘1776 Commission’ To Promote ‘Patriotic Education’

President Trump announced a federal “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education” Thursday while accusing Joe Biden and The New York Times of warping history.

Trump talked up the commission during a speech he gave at the National Archives marking the anniversary of the Constitution’s signing. Trump said Democrats and the Times’ “1619 Project” are promoting an inaccurate version of U.S. history by over-emphasizing race and the legacy of slavery.

“I will soon sign an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. It will be called the ‘1776 Commission,’” Trump said according to the New York Post.

Trump added the commission “will encourage our educators to teach your children about the miracle of American history and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding” in 2026.

Trump has had issues with the Times‘ 1619 project, a series of articles arguing that 1619, the date

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COVID-19 laid bare the inequities in Higher Education. Now, we risk losing an entire generation

When COVID-19 peaked in the Northeast, my home state of New Jersey moved into lockdown, including remote instruction for the state college and university systems. This educational shift, the virus’s disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities, and economic dislocation have had enormous impacts on the aspirations of students from low-income families who seek the transformational power of higher education.

For many families living below the poverty line in New Jersey and across the country, public universities and community colleges offer opportunity: to be the first in the family to receive a college education and to take a step up the ladder of social mobility. Today, one-fifth of college students nationally come from low-income backgrounds, and more than half are first-generation students — many of whom rely on public education institutions to transform their lives and the lives of their families. Even as economic mobility has decreased in the

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Covid-19 threatens gains in health and education sectors: WB – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: ‘Human Capital Index’, a new analysis published by the World Bank, says that the Covid-19 pandemic has threatened hard-won gains in health and education sectors over the past decade, especially in poor countries.

Investments in human capital — the knowledge, skills and health that people accumulate over their lives — are keys to unlocking a child’s potential and to improving economic growth in every country, according to the just-published Index.

The Index includes health and education data for 174 countries — covering 98 per cent of the world’s population — up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of children.

Most nations made steady progress before pandemic in building human capital of children

The analysis shows that pre-pandemic most countries had made steady progress in building human capital of children with the biggest strides made in low-income countries. Despite this progress and even before

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