A Portland Filmmaker is Highlighting One Black Horror Film a Day in October to Educate and Fundraise

Jeff Oliver has far more than 31 reasons to launch a monthlong Instagram project on Black horror films.

The Portland filmmaker is a lifelong devotee of the genre and last fall began writing a horror script inspired by the gentrification of North Portland. Oliver is also the production manager for Open Signal Labs, an incubator program seeking to empower and invest in local Black media makers.

But the new Janelle Monáe-starring film Antebellum was the “nail in the coffin” of Oliver’s decision to spotlight one Black horror film each day of October. In Oliver’s view, Antebellum depicted little but meaningless, retrograde brutality in the wake of a winding, multidimensional history of Black horror cresting in recent years with Get Out.

“It was as if they were trying to tell people slavery had been bad for the first time,” Oliver says of Antebellum. “We’re so far past this, in

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25th Convocation at IILM for the Batch of 2020 held virtually on October 10 | India Education,Education News India,Education News

New Delhi: The 25th Convocation at IILM for the Batch of 2020 held virtually on October 10, 2020, for all its three campuses located at Lodhi Road, New Delhi; Gurugram and Greater Noida, was an event replete with the spirit of determination for successfully overcoming challenges of the past months and a new hope for a brighter tomorrow.

The event held simultaneously at the three campuses, conferred degree upon 426 students from all the three campuses followed by awarding of the Certificates of Merit for all areas of specialization to meritorious students. Students were also awarded Dr Kulwant Rai Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for Excellence in Academics and for Excellence in Academics and Co-curricular activities. Dr Sujata Shahi, Vice-Chancellor, IILM University captured the essence and philosophy that IILM believes in imparting to the outgoing batch of students when she said, “Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it

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CISCRP To Host Online Health Education Program About Clinical Research on October 22 With Raleigh-Durham Focus

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) invites the Raleigh-Durham community to attend AWARE for All, a free online educational health event on Thursday, October 22nd, from 4-6pm EDT via a customized, secure online platform.

CISCRP’s AWARE for All – Raleigh-Durham program is supported by local research teams, advocacy groups, and a consortium of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and service provider organizations. The online program offers organizations the opportunity to bring educational health and clinical research information directly to diverse patient communities and the general public.

Around the world, people are living longer, healthier lives thanks to medical advancements and new treatments and drugs. But that reach could be even greater with increased diversity in clinical research participation. AWARE for All – Raleigh-Durham’s free online program aims to educate and empower the public in making informed decisions about clinical

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Get Smart About Credit Day is October 17

You learned a lot at school. But did your teachers or professors educate you on how to use credit, protect your identity, or maintain a good credit score? Sadly, personal finance education does not rank up there with reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.

According to research from the credit bureau Experian, more than one in three Generation Zers (those born roughly between 1997 and 2012) are interested in personal finance topics. Among recent high school graduates, more than three in four agree that a financial management class should be compulsory in schools.

Give your kids a better start than you had by signing them up for educational resources from the Get Smart About Credit campaign, an annual initiative sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Community Engagement Foundation. About 6,000 bankers participated last year. They delivered educational presentations to almost 156,000 teenagers in schools nationwide, covering topics like credit cards, budgeting

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All the New Young Adult SFF Books Arriving in October!

Head below for the full list of Young Adult SFF titles heading your way in October!

Keep track of all the new SFF releases here. You can also find horror titles scheduled for 2020 here. All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher. Note: Release dates are subject to change.


WEEK ONE (October 6)

Blazewrath Games—Amparo Ortiz (Page St. Kids)

Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay. Lana longs to represent her native Puerto Rico in their first ever World Cup appearance, and when Puerto Rico’s Runner—the only player without a dragon steed—is kicked off the team, she’s given the chance. But when she discovers that a former Blazewrath superstar has teamed up with the

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Board of Education approves plan to continue NTI for JCPS until late October

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Jefferson County Public Schools will continue distance learning until late October after a recommendation from the district’s superintendent amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Jefferson County Board of Education met Tuesday, in which they approved Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio’s recommendation for the school district.

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Last week, Pollio called for non-traditional instruction — NTI 2.0 — to continue up until the end of October as the state and Jefferson County continue efforts to lessen the rate of infection of COVID-19.


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“Right now we are going in the wrong direction,” Pollio said.

Jefferson County is currently in the orange category when it comes to COVID-19 cases. The Kentucky Department of Public Health recommends those in the orange or red category to continue remote learning.

Pollio would like to see the county get into

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Get the kids and the whole family active with online Kids on the Geaux, launching October 5 | Sponsored: Woman’s Foundation

A virtual program throughout the month of October aims to help Acadiana children and teens become more active and practice healthy habits.

Woman’s Foundation, Inc. has hosted the Kids on the Geaux program for several years through in-person classes. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this version of the program will be online. The four-week program begins October 5 and includes one evening session each Monday in October. Children and at least one parent must participate in all sessions. There is a $35 fee for the program, which includes learning materials for all four sessions.

The program will address fitness, nutrition and behavior modification education for all children, but particularly those who are at risk for complications from obesity. Each session will include 60 minutes of nutritional and behavioral education and 60 minutes of physical activity.

“Our Foundation is

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October is Climate Education month across UH system

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In an effort to bring awareness to Climate Education month in October, the University of Hawaiʻi Office of Sustainability is organizing a series of events throughout the month to support faculty in teaching transdisciplinary and emotionally complex topics related to the climate crisis.

A web series called “Lunch & Learn” will bring together faculty across campuses to share ideas and learn from invited speakers. The emphasis will be on teaching and learning, both in class and on campus.

Climate Education month will also include the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education to be held October 20–22. UH Mānoa and Honolulu Community College students, faculty and staff will be eligible to attend the virtual event for free (a $125–$300 value). Normally held in person each year, this year’s conference will deliver inspiring content, engaging networking opportunities and keynote speakers and presenters.

“Teaching Climate Change is somewhat hit or miss when

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Newburgh teacher voices health concerns with hybrid learning set to start in October

A Newburgh school teacher expressed concern about COVID-19 Monday with hybrid learning set to start next month.

Janiana Barham-Middleton is a special-education teacher at Newburgh Free Academy. Barham-Middleton says the student population at the school is largely Latino and African American–two groups with the highest rate of infection in New York and nationwide.

“This has hit their communities so incredibly hard,” says Barham-Middleton. “There are families–whole families–that have been lost as a result of this.”

Barham-Middleton says there are other staff members who are also worried about returning to in-person instruction.

So far, four school districts in Orange County have reported positive COVID-19 cases. Valley Central is the latest district to report a positive case. The county is also reporting a slight uptick in its infection rate.

Barham-Middlton is urging the Newburgh School District to

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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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