Sanvello Teams Up With the Chicago Bulls to Increase Access to Mental Health Resources for Youth

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading digital mental health care provider and UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE:UNH), today announced a new partnership with the Chicago Bulls. The partnership will raise awareness and increase access to mental health services both internally at the Bulls for players, coaches and front office staff, and externally for Bulls fans and select community partners.

Sanvello, a full-spectrum mental health care provider, offers self-care, coaching, therapy and community — all accessed from a single app. With this partnership, Bulls players, coaches and front office staff will be offered access to the full suite of Sanvello’s services with Sanvello Premium.

Additionally, Sanvello and the Bulls will hold virtual mental health events throughout the year for teens from three community partners: Mindfulness Leader, Chicago Run and Chicago Westside Sports. These events, hosted by Sanvello Chief Medical Officer Dr. Monika Roots and Bulls personnel, will aim to normalize

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Girls Have Greater Access to Education than Ever, but Equality Is Still a Long Way Off

LONDON—When Adelaide Tsogo Masenya was six, she switched primary schools. Her local school, Dr Knak Primary School, in the poor Johannesburg township of Alexandra, only taught in her native language of Sepedi. Her new school, Marlboro Gardens Secondary School, had an English-only curriculum. Years later when she asked her mother, a cashier who only had a primary school education, why they had moved her, her mother replied, “You actually asked me to take you to an English school.” Even at such a young age, Masenya, who is now 30, had enough agency to understand the importance of education for her future.

Masenya went on to attend university in Johannesburg—later working both in human resources and as a secondary school teacher. She was also awarded a Chevening scholarship to obtain a master’s degree in education and development at University College London, something that likely wouldn’t have been available if she had

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Over 13.6M awarded to promote adult education access in Michigan

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – In an effort to improve access to adult education programs, 97 organizations have been awarded Adult Education programs and Family Literacy Act funding. According to a press release from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), this represents an increase of nearly 13% in approved providers in comparison to last year.



Michigan residents will have improved access to adult education programs as 97 organizations have been awarded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding to support adult education and literacy programs throughout the state.


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Michigan residents will have improved access to adult education programs as 97 organizations have been awarded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding to support adult education and literacy programs throughout the state.

LEO awarded the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II funding, which totals more than 13.6 million for the 2020-2021 program year. This funding is part of a competitive grant application process and funds are awarded annually to state agencies by the U.S. Department of Education.

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This announcement coincides with National Adult

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8 ways universities can improve equity and access

This summer, universities around the world planned for an unprecedented back-to-school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In most universities, centres of teaching and learning are responsible for supporting faculty members’ teaching for more effective student learning and a high quality of education.

Our collaborative research group, based at Université Laval, Concordia University, Florida State University, University of Southern California and San Francisco State University, sought to better understand how universities planned to make sure all students would have access to online learning and be able to participate as courses moved online. Our team met remotely with staff from 19 centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Lebanon.

We analyzed publicly shared resources from 78 centres in 23 countries about about how instructors could transform online learning during COVID-19. We also compiled publicly available resources from these centres about ways to address educational equity in

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New Haven to open three learning hubs to help students access remote learning

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven students having trouble logging onto remote learning will soon have a new place to access it.

RELATED: 23% of students are not fully engaging in online learning, New Haven Public Schools says

Three learning hubs will open on Oct. 5. Students can go to Barnard Environmental Center, Coogan Pavilion, and Trowbridge Environmental Center to get the support they need to succeed.

New Haven hopes to open more learning hubs in the near future. The hubs will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will serve first to ninth grade.

Students will have to bring their own learning devices. City leaders said physical outdoor and indoor activities will also take place.

1,500 kids in New Haven are not logging onto remote learning. Students who are having those issues will be prioritized.

The city hopes to keep the program going throughout the school

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The Internet Archive Makes Access To Education Resources Available To All

The shelter-in-place orders that began in March have uprooted the lives of kids, parents and educators. But there may be a silver lining: the discovery of unique and interesting resources like the San Francisco-based Internet Archive.

Founded in 1996 by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive is a nonprofit library that offers free books, movies, software, music and more, with the goal of making all human knowledge accessible in digital formats.

There is something for every age group, with billions of websites to choose from, and millions of books, images, audio files and video. The topics are endless and run the gamut from Art History to Zoology and everything in between.


Just like the internet itself, Internet Archive is constantly evolving and adapting to users’ changing technology, research and learning needs. When the pandemic forced classrooms and libraries to close, Internet Archive saw a surge in usage.

And in August, when schools

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More Than 70% of Students Who Fear Lower Grades Due to Online Learning Don’t Always Have Internet Access

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Seventy-one percent (71%) of students who expect lower grades than usual while learning remotely don’t always have access to high-speed internet, according to a new report from The Manifest, a business how-to and news website.

The survey accounts for 400 high school and college students’ impressions on remote learning in the fall 2020 semester.

Internet access is essential for students to attend classes, submit assignments, and collaborate with classmates. Students with limited access have already started to fall behind in class.

Accessibility disproportionately challenges Black, Latino, and Native American students, as well as those living in rural areas.

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Many secondary students lack access to online learning amid Covid-19 pandemic

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data.

An international report shows significant disparities between schools in Ireland compared to other developed nations in terms of digital infrastructure, which has become increasingly important during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The findings are contained in a OECD Pisa report on school policies and practices which is based on contributions gathered from 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries in 2018.

Almost half (45 per cent) of Irish students attended schools where the principal reported that the school’s capacity to teach was hindered by a lack of teaching staff. This is well above the OECD average of 27 per cent.

Students in Irish schools were also more likely than those in other OECD countries to attend schools where poor quality physical ininfrastructure – such as buildings, grounds, heating, lighting and acoustics –

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More Than 70% of Students Who Fear Lower Grades Due to Online Learning Don’t Always Have Internet Access | News

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Seventy-one percent (71%) of students who expect lower grades than usual while learning remotely don’t always have access to high-speed internet, according to a new report from The Manifest, a business how-to and news website.

The survey accounts for 400 high school and college students’ impressions on remote learning in the fall 2020 semester.

Internet access is essential for students to attend classes, submit assignments, and collaborate with classmates. Students with limited access have already started to fall behind in class.

Accessibility disproportionately challenges Black, Latino, and Native American students, as well as those living in rural areas. Academic achievement gaps resulting from a lack of internet access will most severely impact these groups.

Students Expected to Purchase Expensive Back-to-School Tech Equipment

Expensive technological equipment is another barrier to entry for disadvantaged students participating in remote learning.

Students will need to purchase

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Access to computers isn’t enough for equity in online learning


Even before the global pandemic pushed many colleges and universities to teach students remotely, online learning had become an increasingly important part of higher education.

Yet, as this spring’s pivot to online learning showed us, equity remains a significant challenge.

Debate about the fairness of online learning tends to revolve around technology access. And there are indeed sharp disparities in home access to computers and reliable broadband service.

But equity in online learning is more than simply making sure students have decent technology and fast internet. Every student — not just the marginalized and disenfranchised — needs sound course design, sufficient student support and testing programs that make sense and protect integrity.

“At this time in our history, the global pandemic presents a unique opportunity to establish and refine an online learning model that is fair and equitable for all students.”

My company, StraighterLine, exists to help get students

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