LA County Board Adopts New Regional Blueprint For Arts Education

Press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture:

This Blueprint is an update of the 2002 Arts for All: LA County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education, which focused exclusively on in-school arts education. The new Blueprint presents an expanded approach with strategies that reach beyond school to include arts instruction for all students, across all grade levels, in all public schools; expanded opportunities for arts education after school; year-round community-based arts learning; access to careers in the creative economy; arts-based programs and services provided in collaboration with multiple LA County departments that support children, youth, and families; and a prioritization of historically underserved populations. It is intended as both an aspirational policy statement and a roadmap for practitioners and leaders to advance youth development over the next decade.

The new Blueprint’s goals are to:

  • Develop systems and infrastructure that expand and sustain arts education for all
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Virtual health fair at Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center

From staff reports, The Spectrum & Daily News
Published 11:25 a.m. MT Oct. 5, 2020


“The annual Health Fair at Dixie Regional Medical Center has always been a valuable resource to our community,” says Laura Bowles, marketing and communications specialist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center. “This year, due to COVID-19 we are hosting a virtual health fair instead. Intermountain caregivers will present live on important health topics like COVID-19 in Washington County, overcoming fitness barriers, suicide prevention, and much more. We don’t want to loose the health education that usually comes with a health fair.”

Presenters are scheduled throughout the first week of October starting on Monday, October 5 and going through Friday, October 9. Visit to watch all of the live presentations and to see a presentation schedule. Caregivers will

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Franklin Regional officials examine attendance policies in light of new education model

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Franklin Regional officials are taking a deeper look at how excused absences will be recorded amid the coronavirus pandemic, after receiving several comments and questions from parents during the first weeks of school.

The district is asking parents to keep children home if they exhibit any of the 13 general symptoms associated with covid-19.

“However, if a parent elects to keep their child home, and the child logs in to their classes throughout the day, they are still counted as absent, even though they are participating in their classes,” parent Christy Manzewitsch wrote in an email included in the public comments from Monday’s school board meeting.

Parent Theresa Gutierrez opted to keep her son home due to an allergy flare-up, “because I did not want him in a

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NMSU professor on regional panel discussing impact of COVID-19 on higher ed

Minerva Baumann, New Mexico State University
Published 11:33 a.m. MT Sept. 19, 2020


New Mexico State University Regents Professor of biology Kathryn Hanley will speak on a panel at virtual forum on Friday, Oct. 2 titled “The New World of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities of COVID-19.” (Photo: Darren Phillips / New Mexico State University)

LAS CRUCES – The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders and Western Academic Leadership Forum has invited a New Mexico State University professor and a leading researcher in emerging infectious diseases to speak at an upcoming virtual forum titled “The New World of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities of COVID-19.”

Kathryn Hanley, NMSU Regents Professor of biology who was recently tapped to head one of 11 new Centers for Research of Emerging Infectious Diseases funded by the National Institutes of Health, has led NMSU’s efforts regarding campus COVID-19 strategies.

“I am honored to

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