Morris: Lions star, Burnham, using extra time to sharpen education

Like many people, Bryan Burnham suddenly found himself with a lot of spare time on his hands.

With the CFL season cancelled due to concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Lions sure-handed receiver was looking for ways to put in his day.

“I’d rather be playing football right now,” Burnham said from his family’s home in New Jersey. “With all this time off, every morning I was waking up thinking ‘man, what am I going to do? ‘

“Then the light bulb went off in my head. Dummy, you’ve been wanting to go back to school for so long, let’s do it.”

Burnham has enrolled in a philosophy and ethics class with Athabasca University, which offers a variety of on-line courses and allows students flexible schedules and timelines.

Burnham will also be working with Athabasca to make sure that others understand the opportunity the university provides to accommodate

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Morris: Burnham using extra time to sharpen education

Like many people, Bryan Burnham suddenly found himself with a lot of spare time on his hands.

With the CFL season cancelled due to concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Lions sure-handed receiver was looking for ways to put in his day.

“I’d rather be playing football right now,” Burnham said from his family’s home in New Jersey. “With all this time off, every morning I was waking up thinking ‘man, what am I going to do? ‘

“Then the light bulb went off in my head. Dummy, you’ve been wanting to go back to school for so long, let’s do it.”

Burnham has enrolled in a philosophy and ethics class with Athabasca University, which offers a variety of on-line courses and allows students flexible schedules and timelines.

Burnham will also be working with Athabasca to make sure that others understand the opportunity the university provides to accommodate

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Kalamazoo schools to launch learning hubs for online students in need of extra support

KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo Public Schools is launching learning hubs to help students learning virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.



a close up of a school bus: Kalamazoo Public School is launching learning hubs in October to help students learning virtually.


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Kalamazoo Public School is launching learning hubs in October to help students learning virtually.

The district partnered with Kalamazoo Youth Development Network to provide students in-person support for distance learning, Superintendent Rita Raichoudhuri said.

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She said the learning hubs will give students access to WiFi, healthy snacks and meals, enrichment activities and mental health and wellness resources.

Students will also be able to have in-person, socially distanced support and outdoor recreation and physical activity, Raichoudhuri said during the Tuesday, Sept. 22 Board of Education meeting.

She said the district hopes to launch the program by the second week of October.

The Kalamazoo Youth Development Network is a nonprofit in Kalamazoo County that helps support students while out of school.

The learning hubs will

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