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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Achieve3000 and Successful Practices Network Bring Gold Star Education Leaders to 2nd Annual National Literacy Summit

RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Achieve3000, a pioneer in differentiated and personalized PreK-12 instructional solutions, and Successful Practices Network, a not-for-profit membership organization committed to improving education for all students, are once again partnering to present the 2nd Annual National Literacy Summit. In adherence with the CDC’s COVID-19 guidance, this year’s Summit will take place online November 5, 2020, from 8:30 am5:00 pm ET. Dynamic sessions led by 12 of today’s most respected and accomplished education thought leaders will offer compelling perspectives on literacy and learning in today’s rapidly changing K-12 environment.

This one-day professional learning event is designed for educators at all levels who are facing the difficult challenge of literacy instruction in the midst of a pandemic. Thought leaders and expert practitioners will explore the latest innovations and strategies to address the needs of students, especially those most at risk

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STAR teacher kicks in overdrive during shutdown

Tasha Lang, special education teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, is September’s Hays Post Teacher of the Month.

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post

When school was forced to go to remote learning this spring, Tasha Lang and her staff at the STAR program at Roosevelt Elementary School went into overdrive.

Karen McCullough, nominated Lang, a low-incidents special education teacher, for September’s Hays Post Teacher of the Month for the help she provided her special needs daughter, Natalie, during the shutdown. 

“We saw regression in our daughter after a few days of being home, as she could not cognitively understand why she couldn’t go to school and spend time with the teachers and friends she loves,” McCullough said.

The family reached out to Lang and asked how they could work with her to make remote learning possible for Natalie. Within a day, Natalie’s desk at school arrived at the family’s home with

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Wait, what? A Harry Potter star joins Sex Education cast



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Sex Education

Since Sex Education two was released back in Jan THIS YEAR (remember, before 2020 essentially nosedived?) and we have been wondering if Otis and Maeve will finally find love.

Honestly, if we don’t see the unlikely pair thriving in season three, we will revolt.

Will-they-won’t-they aside, the Netflix bosses have some brand new faces in store for season three, which is due to be released in 2021 – one being a very familiar face from Harry Potter.

Jason Isaacs, who played HP’s Lucius Malfoy, has been cast as former headmaster Mr Groff’s older and more successful brother Peter.

Oooh, drama. ☕

Jason isn’t the only new star who will appear in season three. Oh no. Jemima Kirke – who is best known for HBO’s Girls – will play the new headmistress, after Mr Groff is placed on leave by the school administrator.



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Promote multilingualism in education | The Star

As the laws permit considerable discretion and flexibility, it is ultimately a matter of wisdom, political courage and educational vision.

MALAYSIAN Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan believes poor command of the English language among many Bumiputra graduates is the main reason why they find it hard to get jobs in the private sector, which accounts for 90% of employment in the country.

Our political and educational leaders must take note of this view and accept that felicity with additional languages, especially English and Mandarin, will in no way undermine the sovereign status of our national language and will, instead, open up new possibilities for job seekers in our globalised and digitalised economy.

The purpose of this note is to reveal that there is no constitutional or legal bar to the vigorous promotion of bilingualism or multilingualism in our educational system at the kindergarten, primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

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Higher education board looks at gender equity – News – Rockford Register Star

‘We have a lot of work to do,’ board chair says

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Board of Higher Education is preparing a strategic plan to make higher education more equitable in the state.

Members put their focus on gender disparities at their regular meeting last week.

While the plan will be released for public scrutiny between December and March of next year, since August, the board has shared presentations on different forms of equity at its monthly meetings.

The board noted in a news release that African American men are far less likely to be enrolled in an undergraduate education compared to women of the same race. The same holds true for Latino men, although undergraduate enrollment for Latino men and women has increased since 2013. Enrollment trends for Latinos, while not at the same level as white Illinoisans, have generally increased over the past decade and continue to improve.

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The good, the bad and the dietary: Making sense of cholesterol – Lifestyle – Rockford Register Star

Cholesterol can be confusing. But understanding it could help you live a longer, healthier life.

So in honor of Cholesterol Education Month, we asked a pair of experts to clear up five common questions.

Do my blood cholesterol numbers matter?

“The answer is yes,” said Dr. Neil J. Stone, Bonow Professor in Medicine-Cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Studies show healthy people with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or below tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke, supporting a “lower is better” philosophy, according to cholesterol guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in 2018.

Older recommendations emphasized targeting specific cholesterol numbers. But today, doctors use cholesterol tests as part of a personalized assessment of overall cardiovascular risk. Those with the highest risk have the most to gain from cholesterol-lowering, said Stone, who was vice chair of the

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