In virtual stop, Jill Biden talks school reopenings with Duval educators, students

As part of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for presidency, Jill Biden made a stop in Jacksonville on Tuesday to talk about schools — virtually, that is. 

Jill Biden, Afrika Bambaataa are posing for a picture: Jill Biden's Jacksonville Back-to-School tour stop featured a mix of parents, educators and students.

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Jill Biden’s Jacksonville Back-to-School tour stop featured a mix of parents, educators and students.

“The virtual bus has stopped in Duval County,” School Board member Darryl Willie said as he introduced the former Second Lady on a Zoom panel. “I can’t wait to have a teacher as our First Lady.”


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Biden hosted an online roundtable focused on school reopenings in Jacksonville. The virtual discussion was part of her national Back-to-School Tour, a news release said. Biden has made similar virtual stops in Tampa, Wisconsin and North Carolina.

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Promethean Introduces New Professional Development Platform for Educators

Training site Learn Promethean provides an all-in-one resource center for sharpening edtech skills

SEATTLE, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To equip educators with the tools and training needed to create an engaging classroom experience and bring lessons to life, Promethean® has released an enhanced version of its professional development platform, Learn Promethean.


The easy-to-use portal brings together all aspects of Promethean learning with an enhanced user experience for teachers and administrators alike. It provides professional development, training, and resources that help teachers integrate the entire Promethean technology suite into the classroom and can be used in school or in remote learning environments.

Specifically, Learn Promethean allows teachers to:

  • Enroll in online courses and access on-demand videos featuring the latest generation of interactive displays, the ActivPanel® Elements Series, and lesson delivery software ActivInspire® and ClassFlow®.
  • Access education-related articles that explore specific learnings and
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Dreamstime Supports Educators and Students with a 50% Education Discount

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Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and societies and has closed schools for more than 1.5 billion children worldwide. As we welcome the return to school in any format, Dreamstime offers a 50% education discount to all educators and students looking for visuals to enhance their assignments, courses, or teaching materials. The campaign will run from August 15th until September 30th, 2020, and is available on the agency’s School is Cool page.

The 50% discount applies to any of the licensing plans available on Dreamstime, and users can download images, clips, or audio files from the 143+ million image gallery with perpetual, lifetime license for educational purposes. Eligibility for the promo is subject to review and applicants are required to upload a proof of eligibility, such as a student/teacher card or a tuition bill.

“We believe education is pivotal for

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