U of L recognized as top college for diversity by national higher education magazine – Lane Report

Louisville, Ky. – INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized the University of Louisville as a 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award designee and a 2020 Diversity Champion.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus, UofL will be featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the November 2020 HEED Award issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

INSIGHT Into Diversity also recognizes selected institutions — those that rank in the top tier of HEED Award recipients — as Diversity Champions. These institutions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. Known for visionary leadership, Diversity Champions are institutions that serve as role models and set the standard for thousands of other U.S. college campuses striving

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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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The Deeply Pessimistic Intellectual Roots of Black Lives Matter, the ‘1619 Project’ and Much Else in Woke America | National News

Such arguments are no mere rhetorical flourishes; they are meant as indictments of the cultural software running in the background of the American way of life.

“Critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and neutral principles of constitutional law,” states Delgado’s CRT book, originally published in 2001, updated in 2017 and now in its third edition, with sales approaching 100,000. “Think how that system applauds affording everyone equality of opportunity, but resists programs that assure equality of results, such as affirmative action at an elite college or university or efforts to equalize public school funding among districts in a region.”

Many of CRT’s opponents are traditional liberals dismayed that so many progressives are embracing critical race theory as if it were an improved model of liberalism, not its avowed enemy.

Some critical race theorists are ready to write off

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Goodwin Aademy teacher Kirsty Gaythwaite wins silver in Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of Pearson National Teaching Awards

A surprise tea party was laid on for a Dealteacher who has earned accolade for her commitment to changing the lives of the children she works with.

Kirsty Gaythwaite received her silver award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Goodwin Academy teacher Kirsty Gaythwaite bumps elbows with principal Simon Smith in celebration of receiving a silver award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of the Pearson National Teaching Awards
Goodwin Academy teacher Kirsty Gaythwaite bumps elbows with principal Simon Smith in celebration of receiving a silver award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of the Pearson National Teaching Awards

Selected from thousands of nominations, the Goodwin Academy teacher is one of just 76 silver award winners across the country.

She is now in with a chance of winning just 14 gold awards later in the year, in a programme which will be broadcast on the BBC.

Ms Gaythwaite initially joined the school as a learning support assistant to help vulnerable pupils, but was quickly identified as having a

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Sparking national action on equity and inclusion in higher education – Dal News

What’s dialogue without action? What’s action without dialogue?

Coordinated by the University of Toronto, the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities launches this week with a two-day forum (Oct. 1-2) on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion.

It’s the first in a series of forums that will bring Dalhousie and dozens of other universities and colleges across Canada together in a structured national conversation to share experiences and explore and learn best practices.

But organizers say what makes this initiative different is its emphasis on creating “concrete actions.” The forums will be split into two key components: a first day of discussions that address specific challenges, opportunities and barriers around particular issues, followed by a second day of extensive deliberations that will generate action items and establish accountability mechanisms to ensure lasting change.

Outcomes of the forums will be used in the development of a charter of

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National Science Foundation awards $1.3 million grant to MPC’s Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

The National Science Foundation awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center at Monterey Peninsula College to support community college students to participate in its global underwater robotics competition.

Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012.  (Monterey Herald file)

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Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012. (Monterey Herald file)

The center was established at MPC in 1997 with funding from the National Science Foundation. The Remote Operated Vehicle Competition was created as a core part of the center’s mission to educate and prepare students for the technical workforce. Remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, are used in a variety of underwater activities including construction and inspection, search and recovery, energy operations, aquaculture, national defense, conservation, and research and exploration by scientists such as those at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.


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Tapping the Power of Data to Improve Community Health | National News

Implementing smart strategies to improve community health requires understanding and targeting all of the social determinants affecting it, from economic and educational opportunity to housing and food security. That requires effective use of data, both to figure out precisely what the risks are and to create targeted interventions that will actually work.

That was the key message emerging from “Assessing the Power of Data to Track Community Health,” a webinar hosted by U.S. News & World Report as part of the virtual Community Health Leadership Forum that began last week. A panel of experts demonstrated the potential of data to identify risks in a given community – around food and housing, for example – and to point the way to effective responses.

Using data to drive decisions allows us to “invest thoughtfully – in the right places, in the right ways – to make real impact for people,” said Trenor

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ExxonMobil, National Math and Science Initiative Expand Education Programs to Permian-Area Schools

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) are bringing college readiness and foundational education programs to students in Permian-area schools in Midland Independent School District and Ector County Independent School District in Texas and the Carlsbad Municipal School District in New Mexico.

Two core programs will come to the Permian region, including the College Readiness Program — a comprehensive, three-year program designed to increase student participation and performance in Advanced Placement® coursework in math, science, computer science and English.

The second program, called Laying the Foundation, provides educators of 3rd through 12th grade students with hands-on training, strategies and resources to raise academic rigor and prepare students for advanced critical and creative thinking. The programs will start in the 2020-21 academic year and can be implemented in both classroom-based and virtual settings.

“ExxonMobil is one of the largest oil and gas operators in

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Myanmar COVID-19 National Response and Recovery Plan for the Education Sector (May 2020 – October 2021) – Myanmar


In only a few months, COVID-19 has quickly spread all over the world causing major socio-economic disruptions, including in the provision of education and training services. For many countries, this new health crisis is an additional burden on struggling education systems and vulnerable populations, notably in crisis-affected and displacement settings.

Myanmar confirmed its first two official cases of COVID-19 on 23 March 2020. On 31 March 2020, the Committee for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was formed by President Win Myint to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar. Prior to this announcement, the Ministry of Education (MoE) called for the closing of all schools, higher education institutions and TVET institutes. The MoE is not currently a member of the Committee established by the President. Myanmar unveiled its COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) on 27 April 2020, designed with a set of comprehensive response measures tailored to address the immediate

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Three MSU employees recognized by national professional and continuing education association

Contact: Karen Crow

Studio portrait of Athena Owen Nagel
Athena Owen Nagel (Photo by Russ Houston)
Studio portrait of Kiley Forsythe
Kiley Forsythe (Photo by Beth Wynn)
Studio portrait of Mark Jimerson
Mark Jimerson (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—One faculty member in Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences and two employees in the Center for Distance Education are being honored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

UPCEA is honoring Athena Owen Nagel with this year’s UPCEA South Region Professional, Continuing and Online Educator Award. This award is given to instructors who have distinguished scholarship and notable applied research through outstanding programs and teaching. An MSU faculty member for 11 years, Owen Nagel has taught courses such as geographic information systems and geology online for the length of her tenure. She is also a university recipient of the Center for Distance Education’s 2020 Online Teaching Award.

Kiley Forsythe is the recipient of the UPCEA South Region Emerging Professional, Continuing and Online Education Leader Award, recognizing

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