Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati steps in to help families juggling work, online learning

CINCINNATI — Many working parents are faced with a seemingly impossible challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic: Working while teaching their children, who are learning online, at the same time. Although parents know how to cope and multitask, it’s just not possible to be in two places at once.

That’s where the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati comes in. The organization has expanded its traditional after-school services to welcome students during the day, too. At the Boys and Girls Club, children have a quiet, safe place to focus on their virtual classes and get help from trained staff members.

“And the reason we’re doing that is to meet the needs of our families,” said Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati CEO Bill Bresser. “This is the most challenging school year that they’ve probably ever faced.”

Bresser said the organization didn’t plan on the sudden shift but began its

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Muskegon teachers lead K-8 bike club to promote fitness during online learning

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon Public Schools is finding new ways to bring physical education to students while the district is online-only because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The district’s physical education teachers, with the help of local law enforcement, are leading a new bike riding club for K-8 students to ride safely through the Muskegon community. The daily program, which launched last week, begins and ends at one of the district’s four elementary schools Monday through Thursday.

“Our students love to be active,” said Jennifer Hammond, the district’s director of curriculum. “We often are confined by the four walls of the gymnasium for P.E., so this is just a lifelong skill of learning to love bike riding and knowing how to do it safely.”

Muskegon Public Schools started the school year online-only Aug. 26 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the district has found unique ways

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English club vows to ‘educate on diversity’ after Muslim cricketer made uncomfortable in team celebrations | 1 NEWS

An English cricket club is vowing to provide better education on cultural diversity after one of their Muslim players was made uncomfortable during post-match celebrations.

Essex celebrate on the Pavilion balcony at Lord’s while Feroze Khushi, far left, is doused in beer.
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Essex were ready to rejoice after winning the Bob Willis Trophy – a one-off first-class tournament in the UK due to the impact of Covid-19 – and began spraying alcohol during their celebrations.

However, during the celebrations on the balcony at Lord’s, 12th man Feroze Khushi was photographed recoiling as beer was poured on him.

Alcohol is forbidden to Muslims for religious reasons, leaving Essex admitting the celebrations failed to meet their inclusive values and pledging to do more.

“Essex County Cricket Club prides themselves on their work within multi-diverse communities throughout the county and the surrounding areas,” the country said in a statement.

“For a

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