Messenger: New report finds old culprit in education disparities in St. Louis funding and division | Tony Messenger

This is not just another report to sit on the shelf examining how white students tend to score better on standardized tests than Black students. This is a report that, perhaps for the first time in St. Louis, or at least since the Spainhower Commission study in the 1960s, examines the root causes of that disparity. They are: funding, created by an over-reliance on property taxes; and the divisions created by having 29 separate school districts spread over St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, the areas the report examined.

“The right diagnosis is essential for the right treatment,” says Karishma Furtado, one of the report’s authors. Three numbers from the report help tell the story of education disparity in St. Louis. When comparing majority white vs. majority Black school districts, white districts receive $1,698 more per student; the best funded white district spends $8,412 more per child

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More than 60 students learning online in Catholic division

Like other school boards in the area and around the province, the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has created online programming for students who are not back for in-person learning.

The board has more than 60 students who are learning online and has teachers working directly with students every day.

“We’ve had 66 kids registered from Kindergarten through Grade 9 for our online learning,” said deputy superintendent Chuck Hellman. “We’ve also had 11 kids who have requested to go from online learning back to face-to-face learning.

“Kids being in school is a great thing for them socially and emotionally, but we’re going to be there to support anyone who chooses online.”

Hellman says the school board is doing everything it can to make schools safe, including extra cleaning staff, physical distancing and sanitizer all around schools.

MHCBE is offering a French immersion option for kids K through Grade 6,

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UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education & Remote Year Partner for Innovative Remote Learning Opportunity

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IRVINE, Calif., Sep 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) has partnered with Remote Year to offer the Global Leadership Specialized Studies program for an all-new employee learning experience. One of the primary drivers for this partnership is the recognition that the world of work is changing and how creative alternatives to remote work can provide a greater tool to increase talent recruitment, engagement and retention. Today’s working professionals do not want to have to choose between seeking adventure and pursuing their careers. This alliance allows DCE to expand their talent solutions for their clients by offering an engaging and immersive cultural experience for employees to see the world while working and studying abroad.

“Remote Year has always provided

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