Human Rights Campaign Equality Votes PAC Launches Final Mobilization Campaign to Educate and Mobilize Equality VotersOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
The ads target hundreds of thousands of “Equality Voters” in key districts where their turnout is critical to the outcome of the Presidential contest statewide. Partnering with the data and analytics firm Catalist to create an “Equality Voter Model,” the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) built on decades of voter and polling data to assess the degree to which a person is likely to support pro-LGBTQ policies — from marriage equality and adoption by LGBTQ parents, to laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Supporters in any state can go to hrc.org/vote to register to vote, verify their voter registration, find out about early in-person or mail voting options and receive election reminders. For more information on how to get involved, sign up to volunteer, or join an advocacy training, visit HRC’s Equality Voter Action Center.
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A growing crisis is special educationOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
Our daughter Mae is 4. She has Down syndrome, and we are fighting to keep her in school.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and in any other year we would work with friends, families, and organizations to fund-raise, advocate, and spread awareness for those who share Mae’s diagnosis.
But, of course, this is unlike any other year. As the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic drags on, we have had to work harder than ever to advocate for basic educational rights and services for all children with special needs.
When schools began shutting down in March, families across the nation were faced with the reality that their children with special needs would lose the services and professional therapies that are provided through public school systems once a child reaches the age of 3.
More than seven months have passed since children have experienced a normal school day. Remote learning is
3 Crucial Things To Consider Before Creating An Online CourseOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
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“Distance learning”, “how to create online courses“ and “starting an online business from home” have been three of the hottest search terms on Google in 2020.
Research and Markets has reported that the online education industry is predicted to become a $325 billion industry by 2025. Many business owners, especially coaches, consultants and online entrepreneurs, are taking action and adding an (additional) passive income stream to their product suites. Others are starting to build their very own e-learning platforms.
However, many course creators out there are making the same mistakes when creating their online courses. Course creators get very excited about creating their digital products and dive right into creating them, which, in many cases, will result in them creating a product nobody wants to hear and see about. Most forget to consider the simplest steps
Eric Hale is the first Black man named Texas Teacher of the Year: ‘I’m not the first to deserve it’October 14, 2020 iwano@_84
“I’m the first to win it, but I’m not the first to deserve it,” he said.
Hale teaches first and second grade at David G. Burnet Elementary School in Dallas, where 98 percent of students live below the national poverty line.
For Hale, being an educator is about far more than teaching letters and numbers.
“I am a teacher because I’m chasing the ghost of the educator I needed as a child,” he said. “My mission is to make sure that children that are going through poverty and traumatic experiences get the hope they need.”
Hale’s own childhood trauma steeled him, he said, supplying him with the necessary tools to reach out to children living through similar circumstances.
Growing up in West Phoenix, Ariz., Hale’s troubles began when he was 6. His stepfather’s mental health challenges spurred erratic and violent attacks toward his mother and the children. Hale and his
Malala confirms coldshouldering musician’s ‘thirst traps’October 14, 2020 iwano@_84
Malala Yousafzai has confirmed a claim that she was shown “thirst traps” of a musician on Instagram that left her unimpressed.
The 23-year-old activist – the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize – reposted a tweet from a Pakistani singer claiming his friend had shown her sexy pictures of him in an attempt to entice her.
Musician Sarjeel tweeted: “Thinking about the time my friend went to oxford for an exchange program, met Malala Yousafzai, and showed her my thirst traps on Instagram, to which she said ‘I’m not impressed by appearances’.”
Yousafzai confirmed the story after it went viral on social media, commenting: “It is what it is.”
Read more: Harry and Meghan discuss how coronavirus impacts girls’ education with Malala
Sarjeel, 21, replied: “I love you @Malala (for curving me and blowing this up).”
Black women in business: Grace Olugbodi makes maths fun with board gameOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
GRACE OLUGBODI is determined to help kids enjoy and excel at maths.
Olugbodi is the founder of BeGenio, the maker of Race to Infinity, a mathsbased board game for children.
“My mission is to turn mathematics into a game that every child would love to play,” Olugbodi told The Voice.
“I would want my legacy to be that I came, I saw children who were struggling with maths and having mathematic anxiety and low confidence as a result of mathematics and that I changed that through games and gave children confidence that they can get good at mathematics.”
Achieving this is no easy task.
“I’m quite literally used to being the only black person at an event or at a show within the games industry,” she said.
“It makes it harder because I don’t have people that are black females that I can easily find that have gone
Why Some Locals Are Miffed About Jeff Bezos’ Free Preschool Near SeattleOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
Two years ago, Jeff Bezos announced that he would be committing $2 billion towards the Day One Fund, his first large philanthropic endeavor. The fund, the Amazon founder and CEO wrote, would focus on two areas: supporting existing organizations that provide shelter and food for families without a home, and creating “a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities.”
In the same note, posted on his Instagram and Twitter accounts (his preferred platforms for personal announcements), Bezos said he would build an organization to operate the schools.“I’m excited about that because it will give us the opportunity to learn, invent, and improve,” he wrote. “We’ll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer.”
Fast forward today. The Bezos Academy is opening its first school in the
Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further EducationOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
New survey from Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® reveals value of education opportunities, including promoting equity in the workplace
The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a shift in how working Americans view continuing education, according to a new survey commissioned by Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® (NYSE: BFAM). The survey revealed the 85% of full and part-time employed Americans feel employers need to rethink their benefits offerings in light of the pandemic.
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What are employees looking for in this current climate? Education opportunities. 78% of working Americans believe the pandemic has increased the need for companies to support their employees with education benefits, including tuition reimbursement for degree and non-degree programs and student loan repayment programs.
What’s more, education benefits are not only driving employee motivation, but they may be a key factor in promoting workplace equality. According to the survey, nearly
This Doctor Is Teaching Black Youth To Cope With Mental Health IssuesOctober 14, 2020 iwano@_84
The COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus pandemic, has caused many Americans across the country to adapt to a new reality following the devastating economic fallout. According to the CDC, 40% of Americans have reported they were struggling with mental health issues since June, with 31% reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. Young adults and teenagers have also been severely impacted, with many unsure about the future of their academic pursuits with school closures due to social distancing restrictions and a pivot to online learning.
To help with the transition, programs like Peer Health Exchange are working with young adults to help them learn to cope with their mental health issues. Angela Glymph, Ph.D., vice president of Programs and Strategic Learning of Peer Health Exchange, discusses why organizations like hers are so important especially during this time.
“I’ve been working with the organization [since] 2014,” says Glymph in an interview with