Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further Education

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

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Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further Education – Press Release

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(Business Wire)–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.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201014005167/en/

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 two-thirds of American workers (65 percent) think that providing education benefits to all employees helps promote racial

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Coronavirus drives growth in SC charter school enrollment

Quan Pollock had long felt like the local public school district in Beaufort County wasn’t the best option for her teenage son.

She’d looked at home schooling and seen commercials for virtual charter schools on television, but wasn’t sure her son, who has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, was self-sufficient enough to thrive in a virtual environment where he would have to take greater responsibility for his own education.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, forcing Pollock’s son to finish his freshman year virtually, she realized she had underestimated his ability to learn independently.

“We saw that he would have been able to adjust and maintain himself,” she said.

So over the summer, Pollock joined the burgeoning ranks of South Carolina parents who have abandoned traditional public education during the pandemic and enrolled her son at Connections Academy, the largest of the state’s five virtual charter schools.

The pandemic-fueled exodus of

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Voter registration drives help educate on vote-by-mail rules | Latest Headlines

“Are you registered to vote?” volunteers asked patrons as they walked into and out of the Pleasantville Post Office on Tuesday. “Do you have a voting plan?”

Most said yes, they were registered. Anyone who wants to vote in the Nov. 3 general election must be registered by Oct. 13.

Some stopped to talk about the best way to get their filled-out ballots to the Board of Elections. Voters can either send them through the mail (they are postage-paid), drop them off in person to their county’s Board of Elections, or drop them off on Election Day at their polling place. They can also drop them in a secure drop box that is under camera surveillance at all times.

The volunteers at the post office, who were from the League of Women Voters, had a list of the 13 drop boxes available in Atlantic County. People can safely leave filled-out

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Mental health drives held at Valley high schools to educate families

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Whether you’re adjusting to working from home and socializing at a distance because of a national pandemic or feeling the impacts of the Creek fire, it’s important to know you’re not alone.

“This is a very significant time of stress for all of us,” says Fresno County Director of Behavioral Health Dawan Utecht

A recent study conducted by the CDC shows that nationwide, 63% of young adults have experienced increased anxiety or depression related to COVID.

One in four have either started or increased use of substance and one in four have considered suicide or have had suicidal thoughts.

“They are experiencing both social isolation as well as the impact of the uncertainty of their future,” Utecht said.

Utecht says their team is partnering

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