Chris Cornell’s daughter, Toni, opens up about her dad, addiction and how she’s coping with his death

After Toni Cornell’s father, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, died in 2017, she took on a new mission: to educate the public about the realities of addiction.

Toni Cornell, who is now 16 years old, told “Good Morning America” that the circumstances surrounding her father’s death inspired her to work to “change the conversation” around addiction and end the stigma.

“As a society, despite science proving otherwise, we still blame those struggling with this disease. Addiction is a mental health issue, not a character flaw and it so often left out of the conversation of mental health,” she said. “That becomes dangerous because keeps people from sharing and even getting the help they need. It keeps this disease in the shadows even when it comes to doctors and medical professionals.”

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day, and in honor of the occasion, Toni Cornell, who has

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Inclusive playground opens at McBride Elementary; honors former special education teacher Nick Hostler

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A new all-inclusive playground is open at McBride Elementary. And it’s named Mr. Nick’s playground in honor of former special education teacher, Nick Hostler.



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Nick Hostler’s dream as a special education teacher started out with an inclusive swing for his students.

“He shared very heartfelt concerns that involved the word play,” Mary Kay Hostler, Nick’s mother, says. “We now stand near the ground, where all children of all abilities can play together.”

After Nick died unexpectedly of a heart attack over two years ago, his parents decided to make his dream a reality. Rather than just a swing, Mr. Nick’s is now an inclusive playground with equipment for kids of all abilities.

“I think it’s important to know that a small dream can become a big reality and I think this playground is proof of that,” Mary Kay Hostler

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New center opens in north county for education, work opportunities

The new center was made possible by Harris-Stowe State University and the Community Impact Network

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — There’s a new center in north St. Louis County and it’ll help provide higher education and workforce development opportunities.

The new center was made possible by Harris-Stowe State University and the Community Impact Network.

It is where the former McKinley Elementary School once was at 6800 Normandale Drive.

A ribbon-cutting was held on Monday at the Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center will provide opportunities to underserved populations throughout the community.

“We could not be more thrilled to open the new Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center,” said Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr., President of HSSU. “This Center will serve as a bridge to higher education at Harris-Stowe State University and provide educational and job training opportunities for students and families residing in the Normandy Collaborative

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Parma City School District opens new A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism

PARMA, Ohio — After a slight construction delay, Parma City Schools’ new A.C.E.S. (Accept, Champion, Educate and Support) Center for Education is nearly finished.



a stove top oven sitting inside of a kitchen: Parma City Schools' A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism is located in Parma High School's north wing.


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Parma City Schools’ A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism is located in Parma High School’s north wing.

The innovative program designed to better serve special education students — specifically children with autism — is located at Parma Senior High School.

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“We’re about two weeks out from the actual facility, which is currently being finished,” said Robert Hoon, director of the district’s Office of Exceptional Students. “So we’re using a temporary space for right now, which we opened the last week. It was a fantastic first week back.

“The students have been completely engaged with our staff, teachers, assistants and related service providers. We’ve done a phenomenal job of getting them acclimated to the center.”

That acclimation included A.C.E.S. Center

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Parma City Schools District opens new A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism

PARMA, Ohio — After a slight construction delay, Parma City Schools new A.C.E.S. (Accept, Champion, Educate and Support) Center for Education is nearly finished.

The innovative program designed to better serve special education students — specifically children with autism — is located at Parma Senior High School.

“We’re about two weeks out from the actual facility, which is currently being finished,,” Parma City Schools Office of Exceptional Students Director Robert Hoon said. “So we’re using a temporary space for right now, which we opened the last week. It was a fantastic first week back.

“The students have been completely engaged with our staff, teachers, assistants and related service providers. We’ve done a phenomenal job of getting them acclimated to the center.”

That acclimation included A.C.E.S. Center personnel recently providing families and students with a personalized virtual tour of the 3,400-square-foot facility. Formerly two large classrooms, the space has been repurposed

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New Jones Beach Center Opens Aimed At Climate Change Education

WANTAGH, NY — The new Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center has opened , Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

The center, which opened during Climate Week, aims to teach the public about how energy shapes New York’s natural systems and how that same energy can help advance the state’s efforts to fight climate change. The facility was created by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

“The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center embodies New York State’s leadership in protecting the environment and promoting renewable energy,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Long Islanders know firsthand how the devastating effects of climate change and extreme weather are impacting our lives on a daily basis and this Center will equip visitors with knowledge to join the fight against climate change and protect our environment for generations to come.

The environmental education center specifically teaches how humans consumption of energy changes

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Education Opens Doors: A teacher and her daughter offer their own proof program works

“The evidence is clear. Our kids thrive after using this,” said DISD teacher Taylor Gnikpingo about the Education Opens Doors program and curriculum.

DALLAS — Teachers in Dallas Independent School District say the proof is in the pudding when it comes to a successful college preparatory guidebook. And for at least one teacher, that proof includes her own successful daughter.

Tamala Gnikpingo is in her 26th year as an educator at Dallas ISD. This year, she returns to the 8th-grade classroom at Stockard Middle School, teaching U.S. history.

“I love 8th grade,” she said. “It’s just a fun, magical age where the kids are so willing to explore and discuss and really start to look at their future.”

But what else she loves is the fact that her students, starting as early as the 8th grade, have a proven road map to chase that future.

It’s a book and a

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Jacksonville special-education school opens equestrian center

At 8, Presley Harvey is an experienced equestrienne.

Born with Down syndrome, she began therapeutic horse riding at 18 months old to build her core strength. At first, she was so weak she had to be held upright atop the horse. 

“She was so tiny up on that big horse,” said her mother, Pam Harvey.

Eventually, the riding helped build her strength and confidence. She held herself up and even progressed to trotting.

“She loves it,” her mother said.

So Presley was thrilled when the North Florida School of Special Education in Jacksonville, which she has attended for three years, opened a therapeutic equestrian center this summer. Part of an $11 million campus expansion, the center features a riding area, viewing deck and horse barn with four stables, tack room and office.

Riding lessons are available to the public.

The North Florida School of Special Education's new equestrian center — named for major donor Delores Barr Weaver — is now providing riding lessons for its own students as well as community members.

“It was awesome. She was so excited,” Harvey said. Now Presley 

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Qatar- Registration opens for adult education students

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) The School Affairs Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced yesterday the opening of registration for adult education students (homeschooling) for the academic year 2020/2021, through the public service portal till October 8.
Schools have been directed to review the documents of the students who registered through the public services portal. The data and documents are verified on a daily and continuous basis. The schools have been also directed to contact the homeschooling students in the adult education system registered with them in the previous academic year 2019/2020, and to register those wishing to complete their education and attendance. 
The ministry also directed the schools to contact the students registered in the electronic registration stage for the academic year 2020/2021 to bring all the necessary documents, and to approve their registration on the system after confirming the documents for registration.
The School Affairs

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Registration opens for adult education students

The School Affairs Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced yesterday the opening of registration for adult education students (homeschooling) for the academic year 2020/2021, through the public service portal till October 8.
Schools have been directed to review the documents of the students who registered through the public services portal. The data and documents are verified on a daily and continuous basis. The schools have been also directed to contact the homeschooling students in the adult education system registered with them in the previous academic year 2019/2020, and to register those wishing to complete their education and attendance. 
The ministry also directed the schools to contact the students registered in the electronic registration stage for the academic year 2020/2021 to bring all the necessary documents, and to approve their registration on the system after confirming the documents for registration.
The School Affairs Department at the ministry

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