Some COVID-19 patients have reported kidney damage. Here’s what you need to know about that and chronic kidney disease. | Focus

Stages of chronic kidney disease

Stage 1

» GFR of 90 or greater.

» Kidneys are healthy and working well but have other signs of damage like protein in urine or physical damage.

» Ways to slow damage: control blood sugar if you have diabetes; control blood pressure; eat a healthy diet; don’t smoke; be active for 30 min a day, 5 days a week; stay at healthy weight; ask doctor about medicines that could help protect kidneys; make an appointment to see nephrologist.

Stage 2

» GFR between 60 and 89.

» Kidneys are healthy and working well but have other signs of damage like protein in urine or physical damage.

» Ways to slow damage: control blood sugar if you have diabetes; control blood pressure; eat a healthy diet; don’t smoke; be active for 30 min a day, 5 days a week; stay at healthy weight; ask doctor

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CISCRP To Host Online Health Education Program About Clinical Research on October 22 With Raleigh-Durham Focus

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) invites the Raleigh-Durham community to attend AWARE for All, a free online educational health event on Thursday, October 22nd, from 4-6pm EDT via a customized, secure online platform.

CISCRP’s AWARE for All – Raleigh-Durham program is supported by local research teams, advocacy groups, and a consortium of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and service provider organizations. The online program offers organizations the opportunity to bring educational health and clinical research information directly to diverse patient communities and the general public.

Around the world, people are living longer, healthier lives thanks to medical advancements and new treatments and drugs. But that reach could be even greater with increased diversity in clinical research participation. AWARE for All – Raleigh-Durham’s free online program aims to educate and empower the public in making informed decisions about clinical

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RoseComm Expands Education, Non-Profit Focus With Addition of Three New Clients

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HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RoseComm, an independent, boutique strategic communications firm, today announced the addition of three new clients in the education, recreational products and non-profit industries: the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), PlayPower and Reading Plus.

  • CAE, a non-profit organization, is a leading provider of performance-based authentic assessments that measure college and career readiness skills
  • PlayPower is the world’s largest commercial playground and recreational equipment manufacturer. RoseComm represented PlayPower brand Playworld from 2010 to 2016
  • Reading Plus is a research-proven online program that provides personalized intervention and instruction for students in grades 3-12, improving reading proficiency up to 2.5 grade levels in a single school year

“The COVID-19 pandemic required a dramatic shift in the way education companies do business and in

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There’s Talk of Sharing Financial Risk in Higher Ed. We Should Focus on Reducing It Instead.

COVID-19 has upended the traditional logic of recessions and higher education. Typically, when jobs evaporate, Americans turn to colleges and universities to increase their skills and marketability. With this downturn, though, the increased interest is there, but enrollments aren’t.

This fall, undergraduate enrollment decreased by 2.5 percent from 2019, and some of the steepest declines were at the two-year institutions (-7.5 percent) and for-profit universities (-1.9 percent) that typically see the greatest surges from newly-unemployed workers looking to retrain. More than 4 in 10 adults say that the pandemic has made them more likely to pursue additional education—yet they are far more skeptical about whether doing so will be worth the cost or lead to a good job. These potential students see tremendous risk, and they’re paralyzed.

The financial risk of entering higher education was already high, precisely because of the cost of failure. Degrees hold significant weight in the

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Focus on students who are still out of contact with online learning, DoE tells govt schools, district officials





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The Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked district education officers and principals of all government schools to focus on students who are not attending online classes and are out of touch with their teachers and lessons ever since physical classes were suspended in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to an education department official, who requested anonymity, at least 5.5% of the 15.5 lakh students in government schools are completely out of contact with their teachers and are not attached to virtual learning in any manner.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, schools across Delhi are conducting classes online, and sending links for study materials via WhatsApp and emails and as text messages.

According to the minutes of a DoE coordination committee meeting held on October 1, DoE director Udit Prakash asked all district education officers to focus on students who are not reverting to

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Classroom focus on Hong Kong independence ‘inappropriate’, unnecessary, education secretary says in defending teacher’s ouster



a person standing in front of a building: A student walks into the Alliance Primary School in Kowloon Tong. Photo: Felix Wong


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A student walks into the Alliance Primary School in Kowloon Tong. Photo: Felix Wong

A teacher’s deregistration for creating lesson plans that touched on Hong Kong independence was not a free-speech issue, as any number of examples could have been used to make similar points, the city’s secretary for education said on Wednesday.

Kevin Yeung Yun-hung’s defence of the move came as the chairman of a primary school heads alliance said the Education Bureau’s decision had “caused waves in the sector” and was disagreed with by many.

Although Alliance Primary School students interviewed by officials denied the class had led them to support Hong Kong independence, Yeung on Wednesday insisted that was “not the point”.

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“There are many other examples that could be used to discuss freedom of speech,” Yeung

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Khaleej Times UniExpo: AI, VR in focus as UAE students explore higher education – News

KT UniExpo will continue to cater to students until Saturday.

As classrooms around the globe go digital because of the pandemic, higher education remains a top priority for UAE students, and the demand is at an all-time high, according to education experts at Khaleej Times UniExpo.

They also spoke about various troubleshooting methods to follow while applying to students’ dream universities. Dr Ajay Shukla, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Higher Education – UAE, spoke on the importance of providing direct, indirect and distance counselling, keeping in mind the current situations.

Arsalan Yunus, director of Enroll, said: “The pandemic situation has struck the higher education industry hard. However, colleges are beginning to see promising numbers as universities in the UK, US and Canada are making special incentives for students to continue their education.”

He added that recent studies predicted at least eight million students pursuing their education by

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3 Stocks in Focus on the Massive Shift to Online Learning

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the very fundamentals of the way people live, procure and consume. There have been dynamic changes across every aspect of living, and education has been no exception. With millions of children affected by school closures worldwide due to the pandemic, the need for online education has become more pronounced.

The unprecedented health crisis, which triggered restrictions and trends like social distancing, has created a world that is more focused on technology. In fact, the education industry has been trying to integrate technology for quite some time now, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend. The online education market is estimated to reach $350 billion by 2025, according to a ResearchAndMarkets report.

A significant surge in the use of language apps, virtual tutoring, video conferencing tools and online learning software has been witnessed since the outbreak of COVID-19 as schools and colleges moved to remote

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Michigan Made ‘Hoglet’ Helps Students with Special Needs Focus

All of us learn in different ways and for kids who have a harder time focusing, learning from home can be especially Hoglet 03challenging.  That’s why Parker Lynch, a special education teacher, and creator of the Hoglet, brought a team together to create the prototype. The Hoglet is a mix between a fidget toy and a computer mouse.

It all started when Lynch, who grew up with ADHD was working kids with autism and discovered that fidget toys helped students focus. He tried finding a device that would help them but it didn’t exist.  That’s when he created the Hoglet along with his team, most of whom are based in Traverse City.

“There’s a lot of scientific studies that show that fidgeting can actually help you focus it’s a good way to expel energy while keeping your, I guess like your sight on what the actual job is at hand,” says

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In Focus: Equity in Education, an MPR News community event

Minnesota has some of the largest racial disparities in education in the U.S., and efforts to solve the decades-long problem have so far been unsuccessful.

Gaps in graduation rates and test scores have long been used to measure these disparities. But, in recent years, there’s been more focus on inequalities in access to resources that can influence how well kids do in school. And then, there’s racism — biased teachers and staff, and systems within schools that put up barriers for Black and Indigenous students and students of color.

In Focus: Equity in Education, a virtual event, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to explore these disparities and what’s behind them.

MPR News host Angela Davis will lead a discussion, built around community participation, and talk with people who have been working to level the playing field for all students. We’ll talk about what’s getting in

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