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Earn your Certification in Creative Placemaking this Fall

NJIT’s (New Jersey Institute of Technology) groundbreaking and highly respected Professional Certificate in Creative Placemaking will be conducted in virtual classroom format in Fall, 2020. This 90-hour course of study runs September 10-Dec. 21. Registration is open for the Fall offering of the NJIT Certificate in Creative Placemaking. This 90-hour non-credit course is designed for civic leaders, planners, community and economic development professionals and artists who wish to acquire the s...
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Hart Unified students return to school – via distance learning – Tuesday

The Santa Clarita Valley’s William S. Hart Unified School District launches its fall semester Tuesday, Aug. 11, via distance learning, uncertain when students will be allowed on campus amid the coronavirus pandemic. The district serves 7th through 12th grades, including eight high schools as well as six junior highs, a continuation school, middle college high school, independent study school, a home school support program, an adult school and a Regional Occupational Program. The high schools, ea...
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Distance Learning Off To Rough Start In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) — Distance learning got off to a rough start for Modesto City Schools District Monday. The district is now investigating what caused its website to crash, forcing a delay on the first day. “It’s very frustrating, they haven’t even started school yet it’s one o’clock,” one mom said. Moms Rachelle and Amanda both had to visit the district’s tech support center to get their kids login to work during what should have been their class time. “We can’t log in. They cannot access any of ...
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What parents should ask when choosing a tutor this fall

By Ryan Gorcey, Correspondent As parents grapple with distance learning this fall, many are considering tutors to help students keep pace. Here’s what to know and how to find a good one, based on interviews with teachers, parents, tutors and folks who run tutoring organizations: What should parents expect to pay? Between $20 per hour and $60 per hour, depending on the private tutor’s credentials and experience. Some centers, like Mathnasium, cost $200-$300 per month, but prices vary by zip cod...
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Demand for tutors skyrockets as pandemic lays bare inequalities in education

By Ryan Gorcey, Correspondent Nathan Castillo awakes nearly every day to a barking dog and a crying cousin before he begins his six-hour shift helming the cash register and cleaning at Emy Burgers in Florence-Graham. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person schooling in mid-March, the 17-year-old Linda Marquez High School junior had a choice: Attend his Zoom classes or help keep the restaurant his grandfather founded 32 years ago in business. Though Castillo wants to become the first perso...
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Washington Post: Reverse Mortgage a Possible Option for ‘Underwater’ Homeowner

For a senior struggling with their home due to their mortgage being “underwater” — defined as the mortgage balance on a home exceeding its fair market value — a reverse mortgage could present a potentially viable option to unlock a home’s equity compared with other available options. This is according to reporters Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin in a newly-published piece at The Washington Post. “I am a widow in my 70s and my mortgage is underwater. In addition, the house is in need of much ...
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Scientists urge routine Covid testing when English schools reopen

Exclusive: experts say staff and pupils should be screened for virus, possibly by group testingScientists have called for routine Covid testing of teachers and pupils alongside a robust test-and-trace system, amid a debate over how to safely reopen schools in England.On Sunday, the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, said teachers and pupils should have weekly tests, but Nick Gibb, the schools minister, ruled out the idea, saying instead that those who are symptomatic should be ...
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The first day of medical training during a pandemic

The faculty and staff welcome us warmly. They know each of our names as we walk through the door, and further conversation reveals that they have also studied the short biographical sketches we sent in last month. We are reassured – we belong here. I scan the atrium for students I might have seen at […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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With a renewed focus on creative skills, online learning company Skillshare raises $66M

CEO Matt Cooper said 2020 has been a year of rapid growth — even before the pandemic forced large swaths of the population to stay home and turn to online learning for entertainment and enrichment. Cooper (who became CEO in 2017) told me that the company decided last year to “focus on our strength,” leading to a “brand relaunch” in January 2020 to emphasize the richness of its creativity-themed content. At the same time, Cooper said the company defines creativity very broadly, with classes div...
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Sturgeon promises urgent review of 124,000 downgraded exam results

First minister apologises after predicted awards downgraded more heavily in poorer areasNicola Sturgeon has apologised to tens of thousands of Scottish teenagers whose exam results were downgraded last week and promised urgent changes to their awards.The first minister attempted to defuse a growing crisis for her government by confirming her deputy, John Swinney, would lay out proposals to regrade results in the Scottish parliament on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Microsoft today announced that Minecraft: Education Edition is now available on Chromebooks. Now, if you were hoping that this means that the standard Minecraft game is now available on Chromebooks, too, I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you. The Education Edition not only requires a Microsoft 365 for Education (A3 or A5) license, it’s also meant to more of an educational tool than a game, with lessons that focus on math, science, language arts, history and visual arts. The company says that...
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‘We’ve Got This’: Family Prepares For School Year Of Distance Learning

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Sunday marked the eve of a very different kind of school year and parents spent the weekend getting the house set up – squeezing in some extra workspace for distance learning. No doubt it’s a challenge for everyone, but CBS13 found one family doing something special Sunday so teachers have some extra encouragement too. The Knifton house looks a bit different now. The work stations are set up and the Chromebooks are out. “Each has their own login and they’ll be able to ac...
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We need more women in STEM careers

Local solutions are needed to get more women into science, technology, engineering and maths The post We need more women in STEM careers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Teachers having sexual relationships with learners is illegal

The Sexual Offences Act criminalises sex with a person under the age of 16 by a person over the age of 18 The post Teachers having sexual relationships with learners is illegal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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New education policy on gender violence released

Universities and other higher education institutions have to develop ways of preventing or dealing with rape and other damaging behaviour The post New education policy on gender violence released appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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School closures come at a cost

The latest, unscientific decision to close schools again won’t help poor students. Strategies must be identified to help learners stay in school The post School closures come at a cost appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Laptops for the Justice Reskill Program

Update 8/9 @ 4 pm: We just received a donation of 20 laptops for the Justice Reskill program from John Shegerian, who is exec chairman of ERI. We are no longer looking for laptops for this program but look for more from me on the front in the future. John – thank you! Aaron Clark is leading a program called Justice Reskill. They need 20 laptops for the participants in the program. Justice Reskill is a reskilling platform that teaches both technical and essential skills to justice-invol...
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Questions, answers about upcoming school year, distance learning

Public education is kicking back into gear this month, but for most students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties the phrase “back to school” will be a euphemism. Throughout the region, distance learning and closed classrooms will be the norms until health conditions improve. With that in mind, here’s a brief guide to some of the questions parents and students might have about the upcoming school year. Q: Can my kid go to school? Probably not, at least not yet. The sta...
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Ethical humanism: life after #medbikini and an approach to reimagining professionalism

So long as you are trying to fit in, you will never feel like you belong. When the travesty of a “research” publication titled, “Prevalence of Unprofessional Social Media Content Among Young Vascular Surgeons” seemingly metastasized overnight into what will forever be immortalized as the sordid saga that unwittingly catapulted the hashtag #medbikini all across […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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He called himself the ‘rubbish man’ and he built one success story after another – his children

“I told all my kids growing up that when other kids asked them what their father did for a living they should be right up front. You tell them your father works for the Department of Sanitation. He’s the rubbish man.”   Gilbert Gonzales put five children through college on the modest salary he earned picking up trash in this city for 37 years. His kids rewarded him with one doctor, one lawyer, an engineer, a corporate administrator and a school teacher in the family. They graduated from some of ...
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How to prepare students for jobs in the 21st century

A common goal for educators is to identify, and then teach, cognitive skills that are needed for the workplace. In 2017 a group of investigators at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, investigated which skills are needed as a result of the rapid changes occurring as the United States shifted from an industrial to an information-based economy. The organization analyzed 142,000 online job advertisements that were posted between February and April of that year. The most highly...
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What we are learning about Covid-19 and kids

As schools around the world prepare to reopen, new scientific evidence about children and coronavirus is coming to lightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBack in April, the French epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet found himself leading an investigation in the town of Crépy-en-Valois, a small community of 15,000 inhabitants just to the north-east of Paris. In February, the town’s middle and high schools had become the centre of a new outbreak of Covid-19.Fontanet and collea...
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UC System Requires Flu Shots For All Students, Staff By November 1

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The University of California announced on Friday an executive order requiring all staff, faculty and students to get a flu shot before November 1. The decision is meant to help protect the public and members of the UC community mitigate the surge of flu cases health care systems are expecting over the fall and winter flu season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The executive order requires the vaccination for all faculty and staff who are working at a UC location. The univ...
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While coronavirus cases remain high in LA County, hospitalizations continue to decline

Los Angeles County’s daily coronavirus numbers continued to head in divergent directions on Saturday, Aug. 8. While deaths and cases remained unnervingly high — at 51 and 2,645, respectively — hospitalizations again dropped significantly, with 1,610 confirmed COVID-19 patients. Of these patients, 31% are being treated in intensive-are units, county public health officials said in a mid-day statement. L.A. County’s results arrived as President Donald Trump on Saturday leapfrogged gridlocked congr...
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Fees free fall, independent schools close

Parents have lost their jobs or had salaries cut; without state help the schools just can’t survive The post Fees free fall, independent schools close appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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"It is entirely possible that, with the benefit of hindsight, we will conclude that measures to control the virus shortened or stunted more lives in the long run..."

"... than were saved in the short run. Intellectually, we may accept that we are harming more than we are helping but emotionally, morally, we bridle at the notion of putting a price on life. The over-seventies, we say (I write this on my 71st birthday) plus those with underlying health conditions, are real, living, breathing people, whom we can count and who are known to us. It feels indecent to weigh their worth against an abstract idea of humans unknown who could be future casualties of our e...
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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of the virus remain.
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California college classes go online only in counties where coronavirus not under control

California’s colleges and universities will be required to start the new school year with distance learning, if the counties in which they’re located don’t have the coronavirus pandemic under control. And even campuses that do reopen will look very different, compared to this time last year. The California Health and Human Services Agency issued the “interim guidance” Friday afternoon, Aug. 7. “As colleges and other institutions of higher education plan to resume in-person instruction, it’s crit...
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Parents sue Gov. Newsom, other state officials demanding in-person instruction

More than a dozen Southern California parents, from the Inland Empire to the Los Angeles County coast, have joined forces in a lawsuit against several California officials — arguing that barring in-person classes this fall will hurt students, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A telephone hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Aug. 17. Schools, meanwhile, will begin opening this month while the suit is argued. The lawsuit, filed last month in the Central District of California Western Di...
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Need to Take the MCAT? You'll Still Have to Do It in Person

Admissions tests for many graduate schools have gone online. But not the MCAT, the exam for aspiring doctors. It must still be taken in person, pandemic or not.
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