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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces grant award at Hampton University

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education Scott Stump were at Hampton University Friday to announce that the university was one of eight locations to receive grant funding to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas.



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The recipients will leverage the expertise and facilities available on college campuses to spur entrepreneurship and foster business development and innovation, as the country starts to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education.

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Hampton University received $17,735,349.43. Through Hampton University, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development will establish the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

The center will provide opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs to help grow the recovering economy, such as new education and training opportunities.

Hampton joined California, Hawaii, New York, and other states that will use the

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HEALTH EDUCATION

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Graduate student receives Society for Public Health Education/CDC fellowship – News

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

A College of Arts and Sciences graduate student has been selected for a 2020-2021 fellowship with the Society for Public Health Education.  

Albright2Photo credit: Karan PatelGrace Albright, a University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences graduate student, has received a fellowship in injury prevention with the Society for Public Health Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

The fellowship is designed to support the training of a new generation of public health researchers and practitioners who work in behavioral sciences.  

Albright is a graduate student in the Developmental Psychology Program and conducts research in the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention Lab under her mentor, Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

“This fellowship provides me the opportunity to pursue research with implications for teen driver safety in a new age of technology,” Albright said. “I am excited to explore how teens are taught to interact with advanced driver

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ONLINE EDUCATION

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Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Based on real-life applications and digital tools, lessons in Essential Skills for Remote Learning guide students through technical concepts in a fun, game-based environment.

“The latest addition to EasyTech is designed to help both teachers and students navigate online learning this year, ensuring they are able to reap all of the benefits that online tools can provide,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO at Learning.com. “A majority of teachers strongly agree that digital learning tools are a valuable part of today’s classroom – it’s critical that they are set up for success and able to support students in a variety of environments.”

EasyTech’s “Essential Skills for Remote Learning” are as follows:

  • Remote Learning Essentials: Teach students how to communicate virtually and troubleshoot their tech issues independently.
  • Word Processing: Develop students’ proficiency
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ABOUT EDUCATION

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Holocaust education more relevant than ever before

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

With the arrival of another Jewish new year, we are reminded that time continues to move further away from the Holocaust era that ended 75 years ago.

As the number of survivors continues to dwindle as they age, it’s encouraging to know that the majority of students of all grade levels are being taught about the darkest period in human history.

Over the years, legislation has made this curriculum a priority.

In 1994, the Florida Legislature passed the Holocaust Education Bill requiring all school districts to incorporate lessons on the Holocaust as part of public school instruction.

More recently, in May of this year, the Never Again Education Act was signed into law, allocating $10 million in federal funding over the next five years to further Holocaust education.

A recent study confirms this progress in Shoah studies.

Sponsored by Echoes & Reflections, a joint program of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL),

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ADULT EDUCATION

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Technical education is needed to create tomorrow’s essential workers and leaders | Opinion

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

By Todd Bonsall

Each generation strives to make its mark. As an educator, I am especially encouraged by the passion and determination of today’s youth to be part of something greater than themselves. This drive was magnified as the pandemic unfolded over the spring semester. Our students at Hunterdon County Vocational School District (HCVSD) not only impressed me through efforts to collect PPE and to make “thank you” bags for frontline workers but through conversations with staff and each other about leveraging their education to make a more sustainable, lasting impact on our nation and beyond. This should encourage all of us about the future.

These bright, motivated young people seek educational experiences that enable them to connect with similarly minded peers while offering opportunities to make a difference through research, health care, education, public service and more. They are looking for pathways to bring about great change and the

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ONLINE EDUCATION

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Dallas ISD board approves hybrid-learning for high school students

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

In-person learning starts Monday for pre-K, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades. Other grades will return on Oct. 5.

In a meeting Thursday night, the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to approve a hybrid learning model for high school students. 

More families than originally thought have chosen in-person learning instead of online learning, school officials said. 

Because of that, the school board adopted the hybrid model. 

In-person learning starts Monday for pre-K, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades. Other grades will return on Oct. 5.

Officials said too many students back on campus will make it difficult to follow the distancing requirements in the classrooms. Especially in high schools where students have to file into hallways during several period changes throughout the day. 

The school board approved the request made by high school principals Thursday night in which high school students will follow a hybrid model to begin the

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ABOUT EDUCATION

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Public trust and philanthropy can co-exist in education

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

As members of the dissolved Partnership for Connecticut Board, we’d like to express our thoughts in response to comments made recently by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and others about the role of philanthropy as it pertains to education in Connecticut.



a group of people sitting at a table: Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


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Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


We did not accept our positions on the board lightly. At AFT-CT, the pros and cons were debated, and the final decision — made by the Pre K-12 (education) Council — was based on two things: Barbara Dalio’s history with members over the past six years, and the inequity in educational funding in Connecticut. And for Sheena, who is a member of the CEA, due to her interactions with

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ONLINE EDUCATION

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Lake County students can change learning options now

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Lake County students who’d like to switch from online learning to in person or vice versa can make the change now, according to the district.

In a news release Friday, Lake County Public Schools said some parents who chose to keep their children at home amid fears about the coronavirus have now decided that the situation has improved enough to send their children back to the classroom.

Between Sept. 8 and Monday, 1,141 students made the shift to in-person learning, bring the total enrollment number in brick-and-mortar classrooms to 24,260 students.

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During that same time period, Lake Live enrollment dropped by 245 from 10,071 to 9,826. Lake County Virtual School has also seen a decrease of 24 students between

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HEALTH EDUCATION

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Covid pandemic poses risk to decade of progress in health, education: WHO

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

A decade of growth of the Human Capital index, defined by improvements in health, education and child survival rates, faces an unprecedented threat from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unless nations begin developing long-term protections during and after the crisis ends, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

“The economic impact of the pandemic has been particularly deep for women and the most disadvantaged families, leaving many vulnerable to food insecurity and poverty,” World Bank President David Malpass said in a press release introducing the report. “Protecting and investing in people is vital as countries work to lay the foundation for sustainable, inclusive recoveries, and future growth.”

The report features the World Bank’s 2020 Human Capital Index, a synthesis of health and education data for 174 countries that cover 98 per cent of the world’s population up to March 2020, the release said.

“The analysis shows that pre-pandemic, most countries had

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ABOUT EDUCATION

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Betsy DeVos announces $17.7 million for small business program at Hampton University

September 25, 2020 iwano@_84

The U.S. Department of Education is setting aside $17.7 million in coronavirus relief funds for a new small business incubator at Hampton University.



a group of people that are talking to each other: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, left, elbow-high-five with Michelle Penn-Marshall, Vice President of Research and Associate Provost Dean, Graduate College, after her visit Hampton University during the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.


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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, left, elbow-high-five with Michelle Penn-Marshall, Vice President of Research and Associate Provost Dean, Graduate College, after her visit Hampton University during the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the grant in a visit to campus Friday morning. Virginia is one of eight states that won part of over $126 million set aside for workforce programs as part of the federal government’s COVID-19 response.

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The Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center will be a partnership between the university, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and Old Dominion University.

“This program is for all kinds of students, of all ages, including and especially

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