For Many AISD Teachers, It’s Career vs. Family: AISD forces reluctant teachers to return to campus – News

AISD families deliver questions outside district headquarters during Education Austin’s Sept. 26 community car caravan (Photos by John Anderson)

As thousands of Austin ISD students prepare to return to their campuses on Monday, almost all AISD teachers will be doing the same – even those with immunocompromised family members or young children – and many of them still lack a clear idea of what the return will look like. That’s unless they refuse to come back, as the teacher union suggests might happen.

Texas schools are required to return in person at some point in the fall semester or face a loss of state funding. AISD has received permission from the state to return to campus in phases, and will be operating at up to 25% capacity in the first week of in-person instruction, beginning Monday, Oct. 5. The district is prioritizing specific groups of students to be part of

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35 Days to Exercise Your Right – Black Voters Matter and Sony Electronics Join Forces to Empower, Educate and Activate

35 Days to Exercise Your Right – Black Voters Matter and Sony Electronics Join Forces to Empower, Educate and Activate

ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black Voters Matter (BVM), the community organization whose purpose is to increase civic engagement and build community power and representation in often-marginalized Black communities nationwide, and Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the creation of a new alliance. The multi-faceted work will initially focus on increasing the ranks of volunteers to support voter registration and turnout, and may grow to include additional elements such as collaboration on social justice initiatives, policy education, and a speaker series.



“This partnership with Sony helps us broaden the reach of our many important initiatives like voter registration, policy advocacy, training and more, so we can help Black communities have an even stronger positive impact on the country,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, and the 2020-2021

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Boris Johnson announces ‘radical shakeup’ of adult education as Covid-19 forces career changes

Boris Johnson has promised Britons the right to four years of loans for higher education, declaring that “huge numbers” will need to change their jobs because of Covid-19.

In a speech at a further education college in Exeter, Mr Johnson announced the Government would end the “bogus distinction” between further and higher education in expanding the ability to get student loans.

Minister intend to make higher education loans more flexible, allowing adults and young people to space out their study across their lifetimes, while a new “lifetime skills guarantee” offers a fully-funded college course to people over 18 in England without an A-level or equivalent.

The Government will pay for the policy under an £2.5bn boost to England’s National Skills Fund, which has already been announced and will come into effect next April.

“We’ve got to end the pointless, nonsensical gulf that’s been fixed for generations, more than 100 years,

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