Students Create Free Online Tutoring Services Amid Pandemic

(TNS) — Alex Yan and Arvin Ding, seniors at Irvine’s Portola High School in California, have held free weekly in-person tutoring sessions for elementary and middle school students since they started their organization Math at the Library in 2017.

When COVID-19 hit, their team of high schoolers quickly transitioned to online tutoring and later banded together with two other student volunteer organizations — Girls Empowering Girls, founded by Annette Yuan, a junior at Irvine High School, which offers one-on-one English conversation practice with language learners, and Code Champion, a coding class Ding started with his sophomore sister Cindy Ding — to form the nonprofit StudySmart Youth Services.

While the teens previously served their local community, now they tutor students from Seattle to Toronto.

The Irvine youths are part of a growing number of advantaged high school and college students across the country who have stepped up during campus shutdowns and

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‘Dual-circulation’ to create jobs across sectors

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More job opportunities are inevitable in the wake of China’s new “dual-circulation” development pattern. For, the said pattern underlines that internal economic circulation will be the mainstay of economic growth from now on even as the domestic and external markets will complement each other.

When we talk of job opportunities, we pay more attention to the number of jobs than other related aspects. But, that won’t be enough as everyone’s knowledge and abilities are different, a fact that creates demand for jobs relevant to such knowledge and skills.

Chinese people’s yearning for a better life encompasses a desire for fulfillment through relevant jobs that can harness their talent, make full use of their knowledge and skills, and actualize their full potential.

With the development of the economy and education, the level of illiteracy among the working Chinese population has dropped to record lows, which is

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City of Springfield, Greene County Clerk create PSA to educate public on voting options

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The City of Springfield and Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller have partnered to produce a public service announcement that outlines voting options ahead of the Nov. 3 election.



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The PSA comes in an effort “to make sure citizens understand the voting options available to them.” It outlines information for voting in-person, absentee, mail-in and curbside in Greene County.

“We are prepared. We want to make sure that every voter and their vote counts. Regardless of your political party, voting is about making your voice heard and coming together in a peaceful way. We can resolve our differences at the ballot box as we look toward November 3rd,” Schoeller said at the press conference.

The PSA was created following a Sept. 22 press conference at the Greene County Elections Center with Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft.

At

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A shortage of teachers and Covid-19 create a perfect storm for the education system



a small child sitting on a desk: Teacher Elizabeth DeSantis, wearing a face shield, instructs first graders during a reading class at Stark Elementary School on September 16, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut.


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Teacher Elizabeth DeSantis, wearing a face shield, instructs first graders during a reading class at Stark Elementary School on September 16, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Finding education workers is even more challenging during the pandemic.
  • Fear of contracting the virus is driving many teachers to retire early.
  • The Economic Policy Institute reports that as of September, public K-12 education employment is more than half a million jobs below its year-ago levels.

The debate over how and where to educate students, from preschool to university, has been among the fiercest fought throughout the pandemic. Nearly every solution presents challenges for parents, students and teachers alike.

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The Covid-19 crisis and an ongoing nationwide shortage of qualified teachers have created a perfect storm in the education system that may only worsen in the months to come.

Educators such as Cynthia Robles are feeling it firsthand.

Robles is

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CCU to create new college for behavioral and social sciences, education | Myrtle Beach Area News

CONWAY — Coastal Carolina University plans to create a new college within the university, combining existing departments on campus that will include education and behavioral and social sciences, according to an announcement Wednesday by the university’s provost.

In an email to faculty members, Provost Daniel Ennis said he is “pleased to announce the pending formation of the Spadoni College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (SCBSE) and a national search for a founding dean of this new college.”

“Currently the Spadoni College is quite small in number of students and in number of faculty,” Ennis told the Post and Courier Myrtle Beach. “By adding these other departments into it, it becomes comparable in size to the business school and the humanities college.”

Ennis said the new college, which will be established in the summer of 2021, will raise the profile of social and behavioral sciences.

“At Coastal, because of

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Oxford, Moody’s: Biden’s Economic Plan Would Create More Jobs, Growth Versus Trump’s

As the presidential election approaches, investors are likely sharpening their focus on the potential economic outlook under either President Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

President Trump hasn’t actually spelled out a specific economic plan, and the Republican party chose not to write a platform at its nominating convention. Likely, Trump would advocate for a payroll tax cut, but that’s unlikely to pass Congress due to its effect on Social Security funding.

Biden’s plan is much bigger and more detailed, and therefore, able to be analyzed. To that end, research group Oxford Economics and debt-rating agency Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) recently performed analyses of Biden’s plan, and both organizations believe it would create significantly more jobs and economic growth than the current trajectory — even in a more stripped-down form more likely to pass the Senate.

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Oxford Economics and Moody’s believe Biden’s economic plan would boost growth. Image source: Getty Images.

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Childhood and adult trauma create sleepless nights for midlife women

CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 28, 2020)–Sleep disturbances are often reported by postmenopausal women. A new study reports just how prevalent those sleep problems are and that women who endured trauma as children or adults are more likely to suffer poor-quality sleep. Study results will be presented during the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), which opens on September 28.

This study coming out of the University of Pittsburgh used actigraphy, a noninvasive method of monitoring human rest/activity cycles, and measured sleep twice over 5 years. The study involved 166 women aged 40 to 60 years at baseline and primarily tested whether trauma exposure during childhood or adulthood resulted in persistently poor sleep quality in midlife. Although previous studies have demonstrated a similar link, they were largely based on self-reporting of sleep problems at one time point.

Of the participants in the study, 44% reported childhood trauma,

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

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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The Finance 202: Biden would create stronger economic growth and more jobs, economists find

And they are not alone in finding a Biden win translating into brisker growth: Economists at Goldman Sachs and Oxford Economics conclude that even a version of Biden’s program that would have to shrink to pass the Senate would mean a faster rally back to prepandemic conditions.

All three see the higher government spending a Biden administration would approve — for emergency relief programs, infrastructure, and an expanded social safety net — giving the economy a potent injection of stimulus.

The economic outlook is strongest if Democrats sweep Washington, the Moody’s team finds.

“In this scenario, the economy is expected to create 18.6 million jobs during Biden’s term as president, and the economy returns to full employment, with unemployment of just over 4%, by the second half of 2022,” they write.

Real after-tax income for the average American household would increase by $4,800 by the end of Biden’s first term

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NEP Will Help Create Jobs, Entrepreneurs, Says Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

NEP Will Help Create Jobs, Entrepreneurs, Says Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

NEP Will Help Create Jobs, Entrepreneurs, Says Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi:

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday said the NEP will facilitate creating of jobs and entrepreneurs and help the country’s education system meet the global standards. The New Education Policy 2020 will benefit students, he said addressing the 22nd convocation of IIT Guwahati through a video conference.

“There was no change in the education policy for almost the last three decades. Everyone has welcomed it and the new policy has received an overwhelming response from all segments of the society. Before finalising, we had consulted teachers, students, parents and other sections,” Union education minister said.

The NEP will help “the Indian education system align with the global standards” in the coming years, he said. “As former President APJ Abdul Kalam had stated during an IIT-Guwahati convocation programme here that education should create jobs and entrepreneurs, the

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