Sanvello Teams Up With the Chicago Bulls to Increase Access to Mental Health Resources for Youth

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading digital mental health care provider and UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE:UNH), today announced a new partnership with the Chicago Bulls. The partnership will raise awareness and increase access to mental health services both internally at the Bulls for players, coaches and front office staff, and externally for Bulls fans and select community partners.

Sanvello, a full-spectrum mental health care provider, offers self-care, coaching, therapy and community — all accessed from a single app. With this partnership, Bulls players, coaches and front office staff will be offered access to the full suite of Sanvello’s services with Sanvello Premium.

Additionally, Sanvello and the Bulls will hold virtual mental health events throughout the year for teens from three community partners: Mindfulness Leader, Chicago Run and Chicago Westside Sports. These events, hosted by Sanvello Chief Medical Officer Dr. Monika Roots and Bulls personnel, will aim to normalize

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The Meet Group Teams with ConnectSafely to Further Safer Dating Education

To Provide Consultation on Safety, Privacy, and Security Issues Related to Technology

The Meet Group, Inc., a leading provider of interactive dating solutions, announced it is collaborating with ConnectSafely, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating technology users about safety, privacy, and security.

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“We’re proud to be joining forces with ConnectSafely, an organization we have known for many years as a leader in creating a safer and better internet,” said Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group. “Educating our members about how to date safely is core to our safety initiatives. Earlier this year we introduced a safety education pledge requirement, released safer dating tips for dating in a pandemic with our Safer Dating Advisory Board of epidemiologists and infectious disease experts, and shared full-screen reminders of our content standards to streamers before they go live.”

“ConnectSafely is

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StoryCorps: Under pandemic stressors, special ed teams vow to ‘put the children first’

"I hear that all the time, 'The children come first, the children come first,' " Fisher said. "We are going to put real muscle behind that statement," occupational therapist Debra Fisher, right, said in a StoryCorps interview with special education teacher Emma Pelosi.

“I hear that all the time, ‘The children come first, the children come first,’ ” Fisher said. “We are going to put real muscle behind that statement,” occupational therapist Debra Fisher, right, said in a StoryCorps interview with special education teacher Emma Pelosi.

Courtesy of Debra Fisher and Emma Pelosi

New York City public schools reopened part-time this past week, but preparing to get more than 1 million children back to school, whether in-person or virtually, hasn’t gone smoothly.

Last-minute schedule changes have left parents, teachers and students frustrated and confused.

Fortunately, Emma Pelosi and Debra Fisher, who work with young children with special needs in New York City public schools, have been able to lean on each other during the chaotic moments.

Pelosi, a special education teacher, and Fisher, an occupational therapist, work in two separate New York City public elementary schools, and met over Twitter a few months

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Under Pandemic Stressors, NYC Special Ed Teams Vow To ‘Put The Children First’ : NPR

“I hear that all the time, ‘The children come first, the children come first,’ ” Fisher said. “We are going to put real muscle behind that statement,” occupational therapist Debra Fisher, right, said in a StoryCorps interview with special education teacher Emma Pelosi.

Courtesy of Debra Fisher and Emma Pelosi


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“I hear that all the time, ‘The children come first, the children come first,’ ” Fisher said. “We are going to put real muscle behind that statement,” occupational therapist Debra Fisher, right, said in a StoryCorps interview with special education teacher Emma Pelosi.

Courtesy of Debra Fisher and Emma Pelosi

New York City Public Schools reopened part-time this week, but preparing to get more than 1 million children back to school, whether in-person or virtually, hasn’t gone smoothly.

Last minute schedule changes have left parents, teachers and students frustrated

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Microsoft details its Teams timeline for custom layouts and more

Microsoft Teams is, for now, doing double duty as a business-conferencing solution and as a tool for education. So while some of Teams’ previously announced enhancements for education may have missed the back-to-school window, new Together mode scenes, layouts, and breakout rooms are arriving soon for workplaces and classrooms.

Microsoft is hosting its virtual Microsoft Ignite conference this week, having successfully shown the world with its Build conference earlier this year that virtual conferences, properly managed, can even supersede physical ones. One of the key technologies here is Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft is adding features to in record time. As one observer noted, the pandemic is offering both kids and adults a crash course in the same collaborative tools. 

Today, Microsoft launched a new Teams feature, called “custom layouts,” while providing an update to its “together mode” that it announced this past summer. But Teams customers will likely be awaiting

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National Association of Special Education Teachers Teams Up with Public Consulting Group to Improve IEP Goals and Objectives through EDPlanTM

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As schools grapple with increased federal mandates, reduced budgets, and compounding student needs due to COVID-19, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) has partnered with the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) to offer an extensive bank of individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives as a support to special education teachers and service providers across the country.

The announcement follows this summer’s launch of PCG’s most recent version of EDPlan. EDPlan is the most used special education data management and planning software in the United States. The NASET library, coupled with EDPlan’s tools, helps school professionals create compliant IEPs with S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals.

“Given the impact of COVID-19 school closures and shifts in federal IDEA legislation in recent years, districts today face the challenge of more clearly demonstrating that

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Union Pacific Teams with Safe Kids Worldwide and Chuggington to Educate Families During National Rail Safety Week

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Every five days a child dies as a result of a train collision, and approximately every three hours a vehicle or pedestrian is struck on the tracks. Union Pacific is collaborating with two national partners – Safe Kids Worldwide and Herschend Entertainment Studios (HES), the franchise owner of preschool TV series Chuggington – to help families understand the potentially devastating impact of distracted and risky behavior during National Rail Safety Week, Sept. 21-27.

“Nearly all rail-related fatalities and injuries are preventable,” said Erin Batt, Union Pacific’s chief safety officer. “Our goal this week is to remind communities to stay alert around railroad tracks and avoid distractions, such as texting or talking on the phone.”

In partnership

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Microsoft Teams and OneNote bring these new features for remote learning

Now that Microsoft has started rolling out its new 7×7 grid view for Teams as well as virtual breakout rooms, the company is releasing new features that aim to improve ’emotional connection’ for students and teachers.

The latest Teams tools include ‘praise badges’ from the Praise app, which Microsoft suggests teachers can use to “recognize student social skills, grow emotional vocabulary, and give valuable recognition to the daily wins”. 

The badges will be available to over 230,000 education institutions that use Teams for remote and mixed learning. 

The default badges are available now in chats and class team channels, with more social-emotional learning (SEL) badges coming this month. 

Default badges include achiever, awesome, coach, courage, creative, inclusive, kind heart, leadership, optimism, problem solver, team player, and thank you. 

The SEL-focused ones include communication, critical thinking, curiosity and empathy, goal pursuit, motivation and so on. Users also have the option to

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