Habitat for Humanity BCS launches podcast to educate on housing issues, policy

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -Bryan College Station Habitat for Humanity has launched a new podcast series aimed at informing the community of housing related issues in the Brazos Valley. The podcast named “Think Brazos” features interviews from candidates in local city council and commissioner races.



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Think Brazos discusses policies that impact housing affordability and financial stability for families in the Brazos Valley. Candidates from Single Member District 4, Flynn Adcock and Dorris Machinski, Brazos County Commissioner precinct 2 candidates Jane Sherman and Russ Ford, and candidates for College Station City Council place 4, Elizabeth Cunha and Joe Guerra, kick off the series of interviews.

“We did a wide array of interviews that we think the people in the community may find interesting, especially since this is the first day of early voting. We want the people to have as much information as

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How Small-Business Owners Can Educate Employees About Public Policy That Affects Them

President/CEO of Joseph’s Premier Real Estate; professor of finance, business, real estate at IRSC; author of Madness, Miracles, Millions.

In November, millions of Americans will cast a vote for either President Trump or his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. But that’s not the only decision at stake. This election cycle, voters in more than 30 states will decide on more than 100 statewide ballot measures, ranging from marijuana legalization to campaign finance reform and tax policy. In my own state of Florida, a ballot measure would raise the state’s current minimum wage of $8.56 to $15 per hour by 2026, with a jump to $10 an hour as early as next year. This ballot measure is one of many that would affect millions of entrepreneurs and even more employees.

With Election Day around the corner, more small business owners may be considering educating workers about public-policy changes that could

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10 post-COVID policy issues facing education

A new report from the Aurora Institute examines the top 10 K-12 education policy issues that have surfaced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report, Education Policy Issues for the COVID-19 Era: Policy Actions and Responses to Leverage the Moment for Future Readiness, offers insight into effecting high-level systematic change for the future of teaching and learning.

“Calls for a redesigned education system are growing in number and volume,” says Susan Patrick, Aurora Institute President and CEO and report co-author. “In this unprecedented time, we will do well to acknowledge that our long and firmly held beliefs about school, teaching, and learning will never be the same again. Our educators and students have a daunting year ahead as the pandemic persists. We are fortunate to have the liberty to seize the moment, share strategic guidance on education policy issues to rewrite the narrative, and fundamentally reshape this public

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How China’s new language policy sparked rare backlash in Inner Mongolia

Ethnic Mongolian students and parents in northern China have staged mass school boycotts over a new curriculum that would scale back education in their mother tongue, in a rare and highly visible protest against the ruling Communist Party’s intensified push for ethnic assimilation.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Mongolian citizens protest at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, against China's plan to reduce teaching in Mongolian at schools in the neighboring Chinese region of Inner Mongolia on August 31, 2020.


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Mongolian citizens protest at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, against China’s plan to reduce teaching in Mongolian at schools in the neighboring Chinese region of Inner Mongolia on August 31, 2020.

Under the new policy, Mandarin Chinese will replace Mongolian as the medium of instruction for three subjects in elementary and middle schools for minority groups across the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, home to 4.2 million ethnic Mongolians.

Authorities have defended the adoption of a national standardized curriculum — which comes with Chinese textbooks compiled and approved by policymakers in Beijing — will improve minority students’ paths

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SBIKSU holds webinar on ‘National Education Policy and decolonization of Indian mind’

A webinar on National Education Policy and De-colonization of Indian Mind was organized by Sanchi Buddhist-Indian Knowledge Studies University.

 In this seminar, Senior Professor of Philosophy Department Harisingh Gaur Sagar and Ambika Dutt Sharma expressed thier views on new education policy and said that it play an important role in keeping Indians at the roots of Indianness. They said that it is de-colonization because separation from its roots is colonization.

Professor Sharma said that this new education policy encourages learning, doing and being and this will make it possible to create independent and self-reliant citizens. He said that it paved the way for the creation of a perfect personality by adding subjects of humanities and science in the back.

Ambika Dutt Sharma said that it solves the language problem through the three-language formula. In this, mother tongue, regional language and national language have a systematic role in education and society.

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School Board rejects equity policy but votes for continuing discussion of concept | St. Tammany community news

After nearly four hours of piercing public discussion, the St. Tammany Parish School Board on Thursday shifted gears on a proposal to hire a consultant and develop an equity policy for the school district, opting instead to bring together parties from all sides of the controversial concept to figure out a way forward.

Meeting as a committee as a whole, the board voted down a resolution by member Dennis Cousin to engage an external consultant who would “evaluate and develop a strategic equity action plan to ensure that discrimination does not affect outcomes” for students and faculty members. That resolution failed by a 10-3 vote, with Cousin, Lisa Page and Shelta Richardson voting for and Tammy Lamy abstaining.

Board member Ronald Bettencourt then offered a substitute resolution that affirms the school system’s adherence to all federal discrimination laws and supports “ongoing efforts to identify and address any and all areas

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New Education Policy must focus on greater marketable skill formation for tech vertical



Therefore, India's technology vertical has a stake in how the NEP 2020 will shape both the future of learning and the quality of human capital that it needs.


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Therefore, India’s technology vertical has a stake in how the NEP 2020 will shape both the future of learning and the quality of human capital that it needs.

By Sandeep Goel

The launch of the New Education Policy amidst the COVID19 pandemic brings the strategic interdependence between learning and technology to the forefront. Like other verticals that the pandemic has impacted, education also needs to embrace digital transformation. The COVID19 crisis has amply demonstrated the kind of resilience that digital readiness can provide to the economy by enabling stakeholders to stay connected. In the long run, technological progress will continue to be the most significant enabler of economic growth. Therefore, India’s technology vertical has a stake in how the NEP 2020 will shape both the future of learning and the quality of human capital that it needs. The NEP 2020 must prioritize the following

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Education During COVID-19 and Beyond: Commentary on the Secretary-General’s Policy Brief

The impact of COVID-19 is causing unprecedented disruption to higher education everywhere. Within a matter of days or weeks, campuses around the world fell silent as countries went into lockdown in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus. Universities were required to develop rapid and creative responses that enabled them to continue to deliver teaching and learning when no staff or students could access a physical campus. An immediate, practical challenge for campus-based universities was to mobilize and assist teachers in designing and implementing alternative assessment arrangements and learning support at scale for specific cohorts that did not depend on face-to-face delivery.

This involved deploying on- and off-site facilities and technologies, and identifying and prioritizing student engagement activities that could be best facilitated by affordable and available software solutions. It also relied heavily on the creativity, empathy and judgement of individual teachers, who were themselves coping with considerable

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National Education Policy Will Help Create Jobs, Entrepreneurs

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said NEP will facilitate creating of jobs.

Guwahati:

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday said the NEP will facilitate creating of jobs and entrepreneurs and help the country’s education system meet the global standards.

The New Education Policy 2020 will benefit students, he said addressing the 22nd convocation of IIT Guwahati through a video conference.

“There was no change in the education policy for almost last three decades. Everyone has welcomed it and the new policy has received an overwhelming response from all segments of the society. Before finalising, we had consulted teachers, students, parents and other sections,” Union education minister said.

The NEP will help “the Indian education system align with the global standards” in the coming years, he said.

“As former President APJ Abdul Kalam had stated during an IIT-Guwahati convocation programme here that education should create jobs and entrepreneurs, the NEP is aimed

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New Education Policy 2020 will help create jobs, entrepreneurs: Pokhriyal

GUWAHATI :
Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday said the NEP will facilitate creating of jobs and entrepreneurs and help the country’s education system meet the global standards.

The New Education Policy 2020 will benefit students, he said addressing the 22nd convocation of IIT Guwahati through a video conference.

“There was no change in the education policy for almost last three decades. Everyone has welcomed it and the new policy has received an overwhelming response from all segments of the society. Before finalising, we had consulted teachers, students, parents and other sections,” Union education minister said.

The NEP will help “the Indian education system align with the global standards” in the coming years, he said.

“As former President APJ Abdul Kalam had stated during an IIT-Guwahati convocation programme here that education should create jobs and entrepreneurs, the NEP is aimed at doing the same thing. It will help create jobs

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