Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – Sometimes it’s not easy to get good advice, especially for free. Well the Longview Independent School District is about to present just that on several topics from finance to continuing education. And the video series is geared toward interested families in or outside of the school district.



a green sign with white text: There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.


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There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.

Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

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Longview ISD Public Information Officer Francisco Rojas says the idea for LOBOS Strongview originally was going to be a series of meetings to help in-district families struggling with finances.

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That was before COVID-19, but

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Financial Advisor Jude Offiah Offers Expert Tips on Financial Planning for College Education

Financial Advisor Jude Offiah Offers Expert Tips on Financial Planning for Your Child’s College Education.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / Deciding to have children is a major familial and financial decision. This is a time in your life when you may feel burdened by financial responsibilities, such as paying off mortgages, saving for retirement, or even paying down your own student loan debt. However, for many parents, paying for a child’s education, or even simply creating a substantial college fund, is a major financial priority as well. Financial advisor Jude Offiah recently offered her expert tips on planning financially for your child’s college education.

“It seems selfish to many parents, but financial planners typically recommend prioritizing your own retirement savings over college savings,” Jude Offiah said. “However, this tactic is actually in the child’s best interest as well. There may be additional funding options for

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Air Zoo museum in Portage offers virtual science education labs for children

PORTAGE, MI — The Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Museum is deploying virtual learning programs through its museum in Portage and across the country in an effort to expose kids and their parents to science education, the museum announced in a news release.

The Air Zoo’s virtual programs are for children age 3 and up, and designed up to immerse kids in hands-on science education courses. Financial aid and scholarships are offered to help both individuals and groups that meet requirements and cover the cost of most of their educational programs, Air Zoo said in the release.

“As we build on the outstanding success of our new, immersive and engaging virtual summer camp programs, that reached children and families across the country, and even into Mexico, the dedicated team here at the Air Zoo is so proud to announce that it has just launched a new and exciting arsenal of

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Our endorsements: The Sun offers its choices for regents, state Board of Education, Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board races

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The Clark County Government Center is seen Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Editor’s note: Candidates receiving the Sun’s endorsements are listed in bold type.

NEVADA BOARD OF REGENTS

The Sun will preface our endorsements here by saying the most important vote regarding the Board of Regents will be on Ballot Question 1 — the measure that would pave the way for reform of the higher-education system by removing the regents from the state constitution.

We’ll write far more about this issue, but the upshot is that it’s time for the regents and the system’s administrative overlords to be brought under control. As is, the way the regents were written into the Nevada Constitution has created confusion over the years about the extent of the board’s authority, with the regents at times claiming it makes the higher-ed system a separate, fourth branch

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Homegrown enrichment provider offers learning lessons amid online education revolution, Business News & Top Stories

Ask any student in Singapore what school life has been like these past few months and they’ll likely mention video classes, computer-aided lessons and other virtual tools and platforms.

Online learning is here to stay, even as students of all levels returned to brick-and-mortar classrooms and learning centres after months of home-based learning earlier this year.

The shift to blended learning — a mix of e-learning and face-to-face teaching — among schools and enrichment centres has opened portals to growth opportunities for homegrown enrichment provider I Can Read (ICR).

Set up in 2000, the firm provides English language training for teachers and literacy courses for pupils from 2.5 to 12 years old. It began developing online resources and platforms for teachers and students in 2018 and now operates in 13 markets across Asia and the Middle East.

“We’ve been working on ways to deliver our training programmes and curriculum online

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NMSU Extension offers learning events online

Question: I missed your “Ready, Set, GROW!” classes. Are there any other online classes or videos this fall?



a bunch of fruit: From peaches to pests to tomatoes and more, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service offers all sorts of online educational opportunities in the coming months.


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From peaches to pests to tomatoes and more, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service offers all sorts of online educational opportunities in the coming months.

Linda, A., Las Vegas, N.M.

Answer: Thank you for reaching out. Good news times two:

  1. You missed only the first two of the “Ready, Set, GROW!” webinar series that runs twice a month through March 2021.
  2. Each webinar is being recorded, so you’ll be able to access them if you can’t attend the live sessions.

For years I’ve been inspired by the many people who show up to attend various NMSU Cooperative Extension presentations and workshops we give across the state. In response to COVID, we’re now transitioning these learning events onto web-based platforms, so people can participate from home. And I’m being inspired

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PCC Notes: College offers scholarships for select continuing ed training | News

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College recently received $279,300 through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) as part of an effort to help North Carolina recover from the economic turmoil COVID-19 created.

According to PCC Financial Aid Director Lee Bray, the college is using its GEER allotment to provide $750-scholarships to North Carolina residents pursuing high-demand workforce training through continuing education. She said the awards are available to students enrolled in approved Workforce Continuing Education pathways that include at least 96 hours of training and lead to state- or industry-recognized credentials.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for North Carolina residents to receive funded, short-term training programs to get into the workforce,” Bray said. She added that the scholarships could be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components associated with the total cost of attendance.

Funding for GEER comes through the U.S. Department

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Oregon District Offers Online Learning After Wildfire Postpones School : NPR

A sign for a recent graduate is bent but not burned in Blue River, Ore., eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through its business district.

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A sign for a recent graduate is bent but not burned in Blue River, Ore., eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through its business district.

Pool photo by Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard

Some rural school districts in Oregon are starting online learning this week after it was postponed twice by the worst wildfires on record. But the road to recovery is only just beginning.

Since many wildfires are still burning, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Chief of Staff Cindy Hunt said they have not formally asked school districts to provide data on their condition. But the ODE has heard from roughly 14 school districts who have

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D128 Community Education offers variety of fall programs

Since 1948, the Community High School District 128 Community Education program has provided lifelong learning opportunities for adults, youth and families. This fall, school may look different in many ways, but the D128 Community Education program is continuing to offer programs both in-person and with live online class formats.

The District 128 Community Education program will continue to put students’ safety first during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Education students who choose to participate in a class that meets in-person will follow safety procedures established by Community High School District 128 that include a temperature check when entering the building, wearing a mask at all times, hand-washing and social distancing.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Partnerships with local businesses are an important element in the success of the program. The district continues to offer the District 214 Community Education Travel Program, offering group travel to all seven continents along with area day trips. Planning is currently

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Oregon District Offers Online Learning After Wildfires Postpone School : NPR

An Oregon school district hit by wildfires scrambles to create some normalcy and hold classes online. It’s unclear how many families can participate since many of them have been displaced.



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Some rural school districts in Oregon are starting online learning this week after it was postponed twice by the worst wildfires on record. But as Elizabeth Gabriel with member station KLCC reports, the school district’s road to recovery is only just beginning.

ELIZABETH GABRIEL, BYLINE: The small, rural community of Blue River is one of the hardest hit by one of the biggest wildfires in Oregon this summer. About a thousand people live in the town a couple hours east of Eugene. The fast-moving Holiday Farm Fire destroyed more than 400 homes in the area. But the start of online classes means students are finally gaining some normalcy.

COREY CHRISTENSEN: Hi, Brice.

BRICE: Hi.

CHRISTENSEN: It’s so

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