Students Trickle Back to Class as San Diego Unified Focuses on Special Needs

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Children went back to the classroom in San Diego Unified School District as part of Phase 1 to help special needs students. The girl is returning to Lafayette Elementary School in Clairemont.
Children went back to the classroom in San Diego Unified School District as part of Phase 1 to help special-needs students. The girl is returning to Lafayette Elementary School in Clairemont. Photo by Chris Stone

San Diego classrooms are no longer empty. Tuesday morning, children were inspecting school gardens, doing work in the halls and enjoying lessons on a classroom’s giant smart board.

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Special-needs students returned to limited on-campus instruction in the San Diego Unified School District’s elementary schools in the first phase of returning all students to in-person learning.

“What we are seeing is a lot of struggle with the social and emotional aspects,” said Principal Anne McCarty at Lafayette Elementary School in Clairemont. “Parents are having to be the teachers and work and do everything, so we are trying to help out as much

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Liberals to announce community safety plan as NDP focuses on education Thursday

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson will be in Vancouver on Thursday to discuss his plans for community safety.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson removes his face mask before speaking during a campaign stop in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 26, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck


Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson removes his face mask before speaking during a campaign stop in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 26, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wilkinson is expected to roll out solutions to address community concerns over tent cities emerging in parks across the province. The Liberal leader has focused the early part of the campaign on community concerns connected to homelessness issues in Maple Ridge, Vancouver and Victoria.

The BC Liberals have spent the last three days talking about cutting the PST for the next year if elected. On Thursday, Wilkinson will be alongside Liberal candidates George Affleck, Jas Johal and Cheryl Ashlie.

Wilkinson is attempting to address both the issues connected with addictions and homelessness while addressing the

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NEP focuses on quality education, good values for every child: Haryana Min

Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], September 27 (ANI): Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Saturday said the recently announced New Education Policy (NEP) emphasises that no child of the country should be deprived of education whether the child is homeless or lives in a slum area or living in the city or in the village or metros.
“Fundamental changes have been made in the Policy to ensure that every child receives quality education starting from pre-school to higher education level easily. NEP emphasises that no child of the country should be deprived of education whether the child is homeless or lives in a slum area or living in the city or in the village or metros,” Pal said in a statement.
The Minister said it was for the first time that suggestions for the new NEP were taken from the representatives of the Panchayati Raj, Urban Local Bodies and the representatives of

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Genesee Health Department focuses on teens and young adults in new sexual health campaign

FLINT, MI — The Genesee County Health Department has launched a “SEX: We Get It” campaign to encourage confidential family planning and sexual health services to teens and young adults living in and around Genesee County.

“The goal of this campaign is to inform the youth in our community that there are confidential resources available and people to speak with that get it,” stated Public Health Supervisor with GCHD’s Family Planning and Sexual Health Programs Brad Snyder.

The GCHD Family Planning & Sexual Health Clinic is a trusted source for teens and young adults in Genesee County, giving them access to high quality reproductive and sexual health care at low or no cost, according to a press release from the health department.

The health deprtment launched its “Wear One” condom campaign back in 2017 to increase free condom availability, create awareness and promote acceptance of condom use. The goal of

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Whitmer: 2021 Michigan Budget Focuses On Education, Health

MICHIGAN — The 2021 Michigan budget focuses on improving education, health programs and other key issues, such as expanding broadband internet services during a time of virtual learning across the state.

The budget — Whitmer’s second — will deliver on many of Whitmer’s signature priorities, including the Michigan Reconnect program for a tuition-free pathway for adults, funding for the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program to ensure women have the care they need for a healthy pregnancy, and expanding access to childcare for families, Whitmer’s office said in a news release.

“When we started the budget process in early February, nobody had an idea of how challenging the coming months would be, no knowledge of the devastating impacts that COVID-19 would have, including the impact to our state budget,” Whitmer said. “But Michigan is strong, and by working collaboratively with our partners in the Legislature we now have a budget I

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New research center focuses on inclusive STEM education

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“ASU’s new center focuses on being inclusive among race/gender students within STEM.” Illustration published on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

A new ASU research center was created this year to help forge a more inclusive STEM education for students.

The Research For Inclusive STEM Education Center aims to achieve that goal through the undergraduate experience within science, technology, engineering and math. 

The center examines inequities within classrooms, research labs and learning environments to create interventions. RISE looks at identities beyond race and gender within STEM education.

Sara Brownell, associate professor in the School of Life Sciences and director of RISE, said people have different experiences in the classroom based on their identity, but the difference should not be attributed to the identity.

“The identity isn’t causing the difference, the difference exists and it shouldn’t be there,” Brownell

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