Stop the fear-mongering. Holocaust education is good

Last week, a major survey was released about Holocaust education in the United States. The findings were heartening: 80% of U.S. college students reported receiving at least some Holocaust education during high school, 78% of those students reported knowing a lot or a moderate amount about the Holocaust, and students exposed to Holocaust education were found to hold more pluralistic attitudes and were more open to differing viewpoints.

And you most likely didn’t hear anything about it.

Opinion | Stop the fear-mongering. Holocaust education is good – and it works.

Instead you heard about another survey released this week, one designed to get headlines. It did its job: News outlets worldwide reported that shocking numbers of Americans lack “knowledge” of the Holocaust.

The goal of the first survey — sponsored by Echoes & Reflections, a joint program of the ADL, Yad Vashem, and USC Shoah Foundation — was to examine

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Letter: School Board Member: Let’s stop the blame game and get on with education

It has been very rough going for Miami-Dade County Schools district — which, of course, affects the entire community — for the past three weeks.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and our workforce’s leadership inured us of glad tidings for years — until the past three weeks, when our entire community suffered the 2020-2021 school year’s virtual opening using the K-12 My School Online platform.

Besides the fiasco, fatigue, and frustration this experience brought our students, parents, teachers, and administrators, things were not made better by some voices clamoring the message: heads must roll!

In fact, the enemy of the launch was time — not good people working hard with good intentions.

Complex, computer-related functions under a compressed schedule caused users much suffering.

The CEO of K-12 My School Online, Nate Davis, took responsibility for the system’s malfunction. He said K-12 failed Superintendent Carvalho and his administrators.

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Stop Confusing Wishful Thinking With Innovation

Since the beginning of the summer, colleges and universities all over the country have been spending millions of dollars trying to make campuses safe for their students to return. This choice has been at the expense of other opportunities, such as bringing back furloughed employees and investing in alternative teaching methods. The general hope has been to create an atmosphere of student learning that is as close as possible to what it was before the pandemic led to the great retreat this past spring. The official strategy has been to “recover lost ground and hold the line.” 

In order to ensure that the money spent was a wise investment, students have had to accept new rules of college-campus engagement: They must comply with mandated coronavirus

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Gun locks help stop suicides; Community initiative seeks to enhance gun storage education

Firearms have long been a part of Utah’s culture. They are also the leading methods used in suicides in the state. It’s a problem that has brought health and safety advocates and the gun advocacy community together to work to prevent these tragedies.

Safe gun storage ensures that guns are inaccessible to youth and other individuals who may be at heightened risk for suicide. Intermountain Healthcare has been working with the Utah Shooting Sports Council to promote proper gun storage education and mechanisms that can potentially save lives.

“Utah gun owners and gun groups are important partners in suicide prevention efforts. By working together we can make a difference in reducing death by suicide and unintentional injury through promoting and enabling safe firearm storage and education. We are friends helping friends,” said Karlee Kump, Intermountain community health specialist.

“As gun owners, we are proud to be part of an effort

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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.

“Joe knows that the best policies don’t come from politics, they come from educators,” Biden said. “Parents and students like you, and Joe’s going to

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