Education task force report highlights COVID-19 inequities in school

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An education task force released a report Monday highlighting the urgency for every San Diego County student to have equitable access to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For distance learning to be equitable, teachers must have training, parents and caregivers must have resources and students have supportive learning environments, according to the Equitable Distance Learning Taskforce — a countywide group of school districts, education experts, nonprofit organizations and community leaders.

The report says that technological devices and sufficient connectivity are a necessary educational investment, but not enough to promote equity in learning.

“We all have a responsibility and role to play in supporting San Diego’s children, youth and families,” said Erin Hogeboom, director of San Diego for Every Child — a nonprofit dedicated to cutting child poverty in San Diego County by 50% by 2030.

“COVID-19 has disproportionately hit and affected our community, and getting equitable

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Education task force releases report highlighting COVID-19 inequities in school

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — An education task force released a report Monday highlighting the urgency for every San Diego County student to have equitable access to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For distance learning to be equitable, teachers must have training, parents and caregivers must have resources and students have supportive learning environments, according to the Equitable Distance Learning Taskforce — a countywide group of school districts, education experts, nonprofit organizations and community leaders.

The report says that technological devices and sufficient connectivity are a necessary educational investment, but not enough to promote equity in learning.

“We all have a responsibility and role to play in supporting San Diego’s children, youth and families,” said Erin Hogeboom, director of San Diego for Every Child — a nonprofit dedicated to cutting child poverty in San Diego County by 50% by 2030.

“COVID-19 has disproportionately hit and affected our community, and getting

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White House coronavirus task force focuses on higher education in state reports | News Headlines

(CNN) — The White House coronavirus task force placed a sharper focus on colleges and universities in its recommendations to states this week, pushing states to take measures to prevent further outbreaks as the school year begins.

CNN reached out to all 50 states for their weekly task force reports, which the White House has declined to make public, and obtained responses from 13 states as of Friday morning. Alabama was the only state to explicitly decline to provide its report. Other states referred CNN to other sources or did not respond.

This week’s set of reports, sent to states Tuesday evening, was directed to governors and their senior staff, as well as health officials, emergency managers, epidemiologists, lab directors and preparedness directors for each state.

The reports are individually tailored to each state with information on cases and test positivity and county-specific data and broadly show concern about spread

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A dramatically diminished L.A. school police force under proposed cuts

Two months after a divided Los Angeles Unified school board slashed funding for its police department by more than a third, the contours of a dramatically diminished force emerged this week.



a person is walking down the street: A Black Lives Matter protester blocks a counter-protester from entering a student-led rally that called for defunding school police. L.A. school board members on Tuesday reviewed potential cuts to the district police department. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)


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A Black Lives Matter protester blocks a counter-protester from entering a student-led rally that called for defunding school police. L.A. school board members on Tuesday reviewed potential cuts to the district police department. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)

Under a plan presented to the board on Tuesday, police officers would be removed from school campuses and weekend patrols meant to protect schools from vandalism would be eliminated, among other cuts.

The debate over the proposed cuts, set for later this month, marks a wide split on the board over the role that armed, uniformed officers should play in providing security to hundreds of thousands of students enrolled at more than 900

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Deliberate Development provides mentorship for Airmen > Schriever Air Force Base > Article Display

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —

The Falcon Top 3 Council is re-launching the Deliberate Development program Oct. 8 to provide mentorship and guidance to Airmen at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

The mentorship program will pair airman basics to technical sergeants, with a mentor from the Falcon Top 3, which is a private professional organization for senior noncommissioned officers at Schriever. The Top 3 organization strives to provide professional development to enlisted Airmen while strengthening SNCO leadership skills.

“The goal of the Deliberate Development program is to provide mentees with an alternate viewpoint while building long-lasting, professional relationships,” said Master Sgt. Kathryn North, 50th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor and Falcon Top 3 member. 

Airmen and SNCOs participating in the program must take a personality test to gauge interests and career goals.

 

“Mentees will be matched with a mentor for the length of one quarter,” North said. “The

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Air Force ‘doubles down’ on quantum partnerships and pitch events

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Jackson Barnett

The Air Force continues to link up with academia, industry and other government agencies to pursue the next generation of computing power.

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Rome, New York, announced Monday it is “doubling down” on partnership and innovation in Quantum Information Science (QIS) by hosting virtual pitch events, including one that runs Tuesday through Thursday. The focus on “game-changing” ideas is being led by the Innovare Advancement Center, an institution that has partnerships with AFRL, other government agencies and private-sector corporations.

The pitch event is the second in recent months through which the military is offering money to support breakthroughs on the computing technology, which could have major impacts on warfare.

“The Air Force is committed to building a quantum information science alliance of principal investigators across academia, industry, and the government to accelerate advancements in this

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Alion Awarded $20 Million Task Order to Develop Autonomy and Navigation Technology for U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $20 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Development.

“Alion has some of the greatest engineering and technology minds in industry partnering side-by-side with our customers to face challenging issues and create technologies, solutions and advancements in innovation to keep our nation ahead,” said Eric Wright, Alion’s vice president of the Integrated Solutions Operation within the Advanced Technology Group. “We are privileged to be working with the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology to achieve the goals of the ANT Center.”

The ANT Center is a forward-looking research center within the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) seeking to identify and solve tomorrow’s most challenging autonomy and navigation problems. The ANT Center’s goal is to develop navigation technology that

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United States Air Force Partners with Pluralsight to Power Digital U Technology Skills Development Program

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, Aug. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the enterprise technology skills platform, today announced that it is partnering with the United States Air Force to power its Digital U learning program. The Air Force’s Digital U program is designed to help Airmen across the service develop skills in core technology topics such as software development, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and cybersecurity. Airmen have access to more than 7,000 courses in a variety of technical areas.

“Tomorrow’s battlefield is increasingly dependent on technology, and the Air Force is focusing on investing in our digital Airmen to ensure that they have the ability to build the technical competence needed to complete our mission,” said Lt. Peyton Cleveland, United States Air Force.

With Pluralsight, Air Force Digital U participants have access to more than 7,000 technology courses taught by the top experts in fields such as machine learning

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