Online learning program has racist, sexist content

HONOLULU — Zan Timtim doesn’t think it’s safe for her eighth-grade daughter to return to school in person during the coronavirus pandemic but also doesn’t want her exposed to a remote learning program that misspelled and mispronounced the name of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last monarch to rule the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Timtim’s daughter is Native Hawaiian and speaks Hawaiian fluently, “so to see that inaccuracy with the Hawaiian history side was really upsetting,” she said.

Even before the school year started, Timtim said she heard from other parents about racist, sexist and other concerning content on Acellus, an online program some students use to learn from home.

Parents have called out “towelban” as a multiple-choice answer for a question about a terrorist group and Grumpy from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” described as a “woman hater.” Some also say the program isn’t as rigorous as it should be.

As parents

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Natural Grocers Launches Free, Virtual Nutrition Education Program to Energize Customers’ Health Journeys

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Natural Grocers’ deep commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves, America’s Nutrition Education ExpertsSM announce an expansion of its free Nutrition Education program. Customarily available in-person, the program has gone virtual so that Natural Grocers can help customers Be Rooted in HealthSM while adhering to its company-wide COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The expansion includes a specially curated guest presenter series geared towards providing essential building blocks for improved health and wellness, as well as personalized coaching sessions with Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coaches (NHCs.)

Natural Grocers Virtual Nutrition Education & Cooking Classes
A series of free, virtual Nutrition Education classes will empower customers to take charge of their own health and gain a better understanding of how supporting their immune system, improving their diet and nutrient intake, and caring for the environment can all

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Natural Grocers Launches Free, Virtual Nutrition Education Program to Energize Customers’ Health Journeys | News

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Natural Grocers’ deep commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves, America’s Nutrition Education ExpertsSM announce an expansion of its free Nutrition Education program. Customarily available in-person, the program has gone virtual so that Natural Grocers can help customers Be Rooted in HealthSM while adhering to its company-wide COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The expansion includes a specially curated guest presenter series geared towards providing essential building blocks for improved health and wellness, as well as personalized coaching sessions with Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coaches (NHCs.)

Natural Grocers Virtual Nutrition Education & Cooking Classes
A series of free, virtual Nutrition Education classes will empower customers to take charge of their own health and gain a better understanding of how supporting their immune system, improving their diet and nutrient intake, and caring for the

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Natural Grocers Launches Free, Virtual Nutrition Education Program to Energize Customers’ Health Journeys | 2020-10-05 | Press Releases

LAKEWOOD, Colo. , Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Natural Grocers’ deep commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves, America’s Nutrition Education Experts SM announce an expansion of its free Nutrition Education program. Customarily available in-person, the program has gone virtual so that Natural Grocers can help customers Be Rooted in Health SM while adhering to its company-wide COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The expansion includes a specially curated guest presenter series geared towards providing essential building blocks for improved health and wellness, as well as personalized coaching sessions with Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coaches (NHCs.)

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Natural Grocers Virtual Nutrition Education & Cooking Classes

A series of free, virtual Nutrition Education classes will empower customers to take charge of their own health and gain a better understanding of how supporting their immune system, improving their diet and nutrient intake, and caring for the

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Some schools drop online learning program after parents complain it has racist, sexist content

Zan Timtim doesn’t think it’s safe for her eighth-grade daughter to return to school in person during the coronavirus pandemic but also doesn’t want her exposed to a remote learning program that misspelled and mispronounced the name of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last monarch to rule the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Timtim’s daughter is Native Hawaiian and speaks Hawaiian fluently, “so to see that inaccuracy with the Hawaiian history side was really upsetting,” she said.

Even before the school year started, Timtim said she heard from other parents about racist, sexist and other concerning content on Acellus, an online program some students use to learn from home.

Parents have called out “towelban” as a multiple-choice answer for a question about a terrorist group and Grumpy from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” described as a “woman hater.” Some also say the program isn’t as rigorous as it should be.

The Hawaii Department of

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Parents: Online learning program has racist, sexist content

HONOLULU (AP) — Zan Timtim doesn’t think it’s safe for her eighth-grade daughter to return to school in person during the coronavirus pandemic but also doesn’t want her exposed to a remote learning program that misspelled and mispronounced the name of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last monarch to rule the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Timtim’s daughter is Native Hawaiian and speaks Hawaiian fluently, “so to see that inaccuracy with the Hawaiian history side was really upsetting,” she said.

Even before the school year started, Timtim said she heard from other parents about racist, sexist and other concerning content on Acellus, an online program some students use to learn from home.

Parents have called out “towelban” as a multiple-choice answer for a question about a terrorist group and Grumpy from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” described as a “woman hater.” Some also say the program isn’t as rigorous as it should be.

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Iowa City program helps students navigate online learning

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — While Kevyn Doningueiz, 11, a sixth-grader at Mark Twain Elementary, focuses on his virtual learning, his younger siblings get help from volunteers who can teach them how to use the computer and access online classes — thanks to Neighborhood NESTS.

The Neighborhood NESTS — Nurturing Every Student Together Safely — is organized and operated by local not-for-profit groups for students in the Iowa City Community School District to access free Wi-Fi and get technical and academic support from volunteers, and for families to receive some child care services.

Doningueiz has been attending a Neighborhood NESTS operated by Open Heartland, a not-for-profit serving families in five mobile home communities in Johnson County whose residents are mainly Hispanic immigrants.

When Iowa City schools announced a virtual start to the school year, Open Heartland pivoted its mission to open a nest.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports the organization

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New Britain to shift Roosevelt Early Learning Center, two Lincoln KEY Program classrooms to online learning after multiple positive COVID-19 cases

One New Britain schools program and another early learning center will close in-person classes and move to remote learning for two weeks after multiple COVID-19 cases were confirmed across the district.

Several cases were confirmed at Lincoln KEY Program, Roosevelt Early Learning Center and Smith Elementary School on Friday, although school officials did not specify how many positive cases were discovered or whether they were students or staff members.

The Roosevelt Early Learning Center and two classrooms of the Lincoln Key Program will now shift to online-only learning until at least Oct. 19, the district wrote in a message posted online Friday afternoon.

The New Britain Public Health Determined the cases at Smith elementary were isolated and no closures are required there, according to the message.

Earlier this week, multiple positive cases across four schools prompted closures Wednesday and Thursday at Pulaski Middle School and Holmes Elementary School. Other cases

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With over 300,000 young people left in limbo by COVID, we need a job cadet program

Australia should create a national job cadet program to help young people into work, according to a report released today by the Mitchell Institute.

Cover of Mitchell Institute report
The Mitchell Institute report released today.
Mitchell Institute, Victoria University

In the report, Averting an Escalating Labour Market Crisis for Young People in Australia: A Proposed National Job Cadet Program, we highlight the extraordinary labour market challenges young people face.

Our analysis suggests the worst is yet to come, as young people compete for fewer available jobs in the transition from education to the workplace.

To help avert the crisis, we argue Australia should support employers to hire young people as cadets. The evidence shows programs such as these are effective in helping young people into viable careers, including at times of crisis.




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What are cadetships?

A cadetship combines formal training with practical

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Online Alcohol Safety Education Program Available at No Cost for High School Students in Florida, Texas, and New York

– Digital course helps students make better choices about alcohol safety and gives teachers additional e-learning resources during COVID-19 –

The Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation, Inc.—established by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to fund programs that support alcohol safety and underage drinking prevention—today announced the AlcoholEdu for High School online curriculum is now available at no cost for all public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida, Dallas and Collin counties in Texas, and Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties in New York for the 2020-2021 school year. After successfully launching the program in South Florida in 2017 and then Dallas in 2019, the Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation is proud to further expand the AlcoholEdu for High School program into New York for this latest school year. The program will be available in these three markets for the next

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