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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Amazon Career Day Highlights Shift To Tech Jobs

One of the more interesting but little explored potential outcomes of the pandemic is a significant shift in employment patterns both in the US and around the world. Industries like travel, hospitality, dining, retail, and entertainment have, unfortunately, been hit particularly hard, and there has been a fair amount of news coverage focused on the many jobs lost in those businesses.

What has not received much attention, however, is the industries that are growing and adding jobs during these troubling times. Not surprisingly, the tech industry is one of the fortunate few that’s doing well. As a result of our growing dependence on tech-related products and services, we’ve seen explosive stock market performance for many of the largest tech industry players—even counting in recent declines—as well

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