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This article is paid for by Kevin Pearson, candidate for the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Throughout his life, Kevin Pearson has been active in his community. He was president of the Slidell Rotary Club and a board member of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center and Leadership Northshore. But he had never truly considered politics until 2007.

That year, Pearson’s daughter was a high school senior who had her eye on attending LSU. Pearson was proud, but he knew Louisiana ranked at the bottom of most national lists that ranked education, the economy and quality of life.

“I just kept thinking that my daughter was going to go to LSU, get a degree and then move to Texas to get a job,” Pearson recalled. “We were seeing it time and time again. We provide a good education, then that person moves to

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IEPs altered to reflect distance learning service changes, but at cost to schools

When schools closed to in-person learning in the spring, some individualized supports for students with disabilities were easily transitioned to remote or virtual learning. But other services were harder to adapt to new learning formats due to the specific interventions that require physical or behavioral supports and other intensive services.

To help all students with disabilities, schools are looking at the most important document in special education and a requirement under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  a student’s individualized education program (IEP). These documents are being scrutinized and, in many cases, altered or expanded in order to reflect pandemic realities of how best to replicate in-person services to full or hybrid virtual learning approaches.

IEP reviews ensure students with disabilities receive the services they are legally entitled to even during this public health crisis, but it’s also an undertaking that is daunting and difficult, say special

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Hanscom FCU recognized for Member Service, Financial Education, Social Responsibility

Hanscom FCU recognized for Member Service, Financial Education, Social Responsibility

HANSCOM AFB, MA (September 29, 2020) — Hanscom Federal Credit Union has received three awards for its commitment to social responsibility by the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA). The credit union placed state-level first place in the $1 billion-plus asset categories for the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award and the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, and state-level second place in the same asset category for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award.

The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action commends credit unions that make exceptional efforts to include credit union philosophy in their daily operations and member service. Hanscom FCU won the award for the creation of its compassionate Family Survivorship Guide, designed to help families settle their loved ones’ accounts with the credit union.

The Alphonse Desjardins Award was created to recognize leadership within the credit union

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Teenage brothers from McLean launched an online tutoring service for elementary school students

“The first word is shred,” Bernstein says, and Gavin starts spelling the word to his best ability on that paper with pencil. Bernstein lists 24 more words before they review. Gavin runs into trouble spelling the second word, shriek.

“Okay, do you remember the rule with ‘E’ and ‘I’ and ‘I’ ‘E?’ ” Bernstein asks. “What’s the rule?”

“ ‘I’ before ‘E’ except after ‘C,’ ” Gavin says.

“Very good,” Bernstein says. “So what are we going to change in shriek?”

“We’re going to swap the ‘I’ and ‘E,’ ” Gavin concludes.

These are the lessons elementary school students are receiving in one-on-one instruction through Intutorly, a free online tutoring service created by McLean teenagers Alex and Ben Joel during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The program, which began in April, has reached more than 200 students as children struggle to find individualized learning with many schools teaching online.

“It rivals

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16,500 trained teachers to be employed by the Ghana Education Service

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has revealed that it has begun the process to recruit 16,500 trained teachers.

These teachers to be recruited would be from the batch of teachers who completed their training in 2019.

Speaking in an interview the Daily Graphic, Monday, September 21, the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa urged interested applicants to access more information on the GES official website to complete online application forms.



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He also called on them to upload all the valid certificates before the close of October 30, 2020.

“This recruitment is strictly for applicants who completed colleges of education in 2019,” he emphasised.

He also said the next batch of teachers to be recruited will be from the universities.

“University graduates with degrees in education will be considered for recruitment into the GES to

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A Guide to Education Rights During the Pandemic / Public News Service

A new guide says schools need to ensure that all remote learners have full-day access to a computer and reliable internet service. (fizkes/Adobe Stock)

September 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Parents and students struggling to understand how their right to an education is affected by the COVID pandemic can find answers in an online back-to-school guide.

The guide, compiled by the Education Law Center, makes the point that, despite the unprecedented challenges facing schools this year, students continue to deserve equitable, affirming and culturally responsive school spaces. According to Hetal Dhagat, a staff attorney at the Center, this year’s guide also addresses the need for schools to change policies and practices that make learning spaces unsafe for students, especially students of color.

“We want families to know that whether your child is receiving their education in-person, virtually or through a hybrid model, they still retain their important public-education rights,” Dhagat said.

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