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HUNTINGTON — The home where she once lived will soon become a resource others can use to learn about the life and legacy of former Huntington resident Memphis Tennessee Garrison. 

Don’t let the name confuse you — Memphis made her mark in Huntington and called it home after moving to the city in 1952. She spent much of her life as a teacher in McDowell County, West Virginia, for more than four decades.

In addition to teaching, she helped to develop and sustain chapters of the NAACP in southern West Virginia, and served as a national vice president and as a field secretary who undertook special organizing and membership activities.

After relocating to Huntington in 1952, she continued working as a substitute teacher and remained active in the community. Her home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

On Tuesday, members of the community and several

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Metro Denver counties with rising COVID-19 cases hope public education, targeted orders will stave off new stay-at-home mandates

New COVID-19 cases have increased in much of the Denver metro area, and county health departments are trying to persuade their residents they need to keep their distance to avoid new stay-at-home orders.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s new dial framework places each county in one of five color-coded levels, with increasing restrictions on business capacity and event sizes.

Each county’s level is based on the rate of new cases compared to population, the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive and how hospitalizations are trending.

As of Friday, 15 counties, or almost one-quarter of the state’s counties, had rates of new cases that could push them to issue additional restrictions if nothing changes. They get at least two weeks to bring the numbers down before more restrictions are on the table, though.

Unlike this spring, when businesses across the state were ordered to shut down, counties

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Science explores place of hope in our lives

Goals are basic to human behavior, Snyder noted, whether they are long- or short-term. They are the first step in imagining future achievement. Being successful, he writes, requires a way to pursue a goal and the will to not give up – will power and way power. Snyder and social scientist Shane Lopez confirmed that hope can be taught and learned and that it provides benefits in the public sphere.

Richard Miller

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What humans need to excel

I am a professor of practice and clinical director for Arizona State University’s Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope. The center’s team is made up of researchers, practitioners and graduate students who are advancing the understanding, strategy and practice of hope.

Other academic institutions including the University of Oklahoma’s Hope Research Center are committing resources to better understand the dynamics of hope. In 2014, the John

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Science untangles the elusive power and influence of hope in our lives

On Erin Gruwell’s first day as a high school English teacher, she faced a classroom of 150 “at risk” freshmen. Most of these kids, statistically, were going to fail. They were tough, their young lives already defined by poverty, gangs, violence and low expectations. These students, she wrote, knew nearly every “four-letter word” except one: hope.

Yet four years later, every one of her “at risk” students at Wilson High School in Long Beach, CA, had graduated from high school. More than half went on to graduate from college. The stories written by Gruwell’s students were published as a book called “The Freedom Writers Diary”. It became a New York Times bestseller and in 2007 was made into a major motion picture called “Freedom Writers” starring Hilary Swank.

Hope can be a catalyst for drive, determination and success.
Graduation carries many messages of hope.
Photo by Marleena Garris for Unsplash., CC BY-ND

Gruwell taught English but also taught them an

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The International Foundation of Research and Education (iFred) Introduces Hopeful Minds, a Free Global Program on Teaching Hope as a Skill – Press Release

BALTIMORE, MD / ACCESSWIRE / September 23, 2020 / The International Foundation of Research and Education (iFred), today introduces an updated Hopeful Minds curriculum, the only free global program aimed at teaching hope as a skill to youth around the world.

“Hopelessness is a consequence of many adverse life experiences including the very current and prominent concern with race-related discrimination, and the consequences of Covid 19 for the pursuit of a normal life These are critical times for focusing on what can make us have hope for the future,” said Kathryn Goetzke, Chief Mood Officer, The Mood Factory, Founder, iFred and creator of Hopeful Minds.

The updated curriculum targets grades K-6, is adaptable for all age lessons, and the recent improvements are based on the last six years of extensive research conducted in Suriname, Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Chicago, and more. The new Hopeful Minds Overview is three, 45-minute lessons on

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Santa Clara University classes resume online, hope for in-person learning as soon as possible

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – Classes have resumed at Santa Clara University but it is a very different experience than most students and faculty are used to. 

Most classes are virtual but there is limited access to campus.

Most buildings on campus will remain closed for the time being but any location that does academic research, is used for remote learning, or is set up for in-person classes will be accessible to students, faculty, and staff.

Students living on campus will have access to their dorms, study areas, lawns and common areas.

Students who live off campus will be able to visit common areas and lawns.

Everyone must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

Students KRON4 talked to on Monday said the new set up is not ideal, but they understand.

“I’m not going to say I’m ok with it but at the same time it’s what we need

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