World Mental Health Day; Bestselling Author Urges Self-Care for Pandemic Relief

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.”Businesses that will …

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.”Businesses that will …

SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.

“Businesses that will emerge from the pandemic successfully will be those that are agile,” said Kevin Guest, CEO

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Michigan education leaders find relief in 2021 budget

Michigan education leaders were bracing for tough financial decisions next year as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.



a close up of a sign: MLive file photo of Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.


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MLive file photo of Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

But school boards and educators are now breathing a sigh of relief, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer preparing to sign the 2021 budget approved by the legislature last week.

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Michigan’s education spending for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities clocks in at about $17.65 billion, with the School Aid Fund budget coming in at roughly $15.5 billion. The School Aid Fund budget increased by about $300 million compared to the 2019-20 budget.

Read more: 7 things you should know about Michigan’s new budget

“Based on what we were hearing months ago, how can we not be anything but pleased?” said Don Wotruba, executive director for the

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Continuing our fight for COVID-19 relief

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

We are now more than six months into a global pandemic never before experienced in modern society. Our federal government must step up to support our families and communities through such uncertain turmoil. Additionally, it has now been more than four months since the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, a critical $3.4 trillion stimulus package that the Senate has failed to act upon.

Nevertheless, House Democrats and I have continued our fight for such federal relief, and this week, we have released an updated Heroes Act to demonstrate our absolute commitment to negotiating for a final stimulus package. All of our constituents, communities, and local municipalities are depending on us to deliver this assistance that is so desperately needed.

We must have another stimulus package, as it is essential to protect the financial security and avert many catastrophes for

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House Democrats’ new relief proposal earmarks $39B for higher ed

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The House approved the original iteration of the HEROES Act this spring, a $3 trillion proposal immediately written off Senate Republicans, who said it included too many elements unrelated to the pandemic. 

The bill pegs about $27 billion for public colleges out of a $208 billion state stabilization fund that would support K-12 and higher education. States would allocate funds to those institutions based on enrollment, favoring those with more Pell Grant recipients, a proxy for financial need. It excludes students taking only distance learning courses before the pandemic. 

That funding could be used to train colleges’ faculty and staff on the technology and services needed for online classes, or to defray general expenses that have emerged from the health crisis. It could also be passed on to students in the form of emergency aid. 

To receive the money, however, states would need to keep postsecondary

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Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief, And Money For Education

House Democrats released an updated Heroes Act on Monday night. The new $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes much of what was in the original bill passed in May, though is notably about $1 trillion cheaper.

The legislation includes many popular provisions, including another round of stimulus checks to American families. House Democrats also restored the enhanced weekly $600 unemployment benefits that expired this summer.

In terms of education, the bill includes a number of important components. The CARES Act’s student loan payment suspension expires at the end of this month, though President Trump has extended it through the end of the year. However, the new CARES Act would extend the payment and interest pause through September 30, 2021. The

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COVID-19 Education Relief: Congress Dithers and Advocates Fume

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The education community’s optimism about a big pandemic relief package from Uncle Sam has curdled into dismay and frustration. And with a presidential election and furor over a Supreme Court nomination at the top of Washington’s agenda, it’s possible that it will go bad beyond all recognition.

Ever since President Donald Trump signed a coronavirus relief bill in late March in the pandemic’s earliest phase, educators warned that looming state and local K-12 budget cuts amounting to billions of dollars, along with safety concerns from school communities caused by the coronavirus, required another response and more resources that only the federal government could provide.

Leaders from both parties in Congress publicly and vigorously agreed. They pronounced repeatedly that something had to be done to help education beyond the roughly $13 billion for K-12 schools included in the CARES Act and an additional $3 billion it provided for governors to

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First-ever CANNABINOID ANXIETY RELIEF EDUCATION STUDY (C.A.R.E.S.) will explore CBD and Cannabis Efficacy for Anxiety aggravated by COVID-19.

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wholistic Research and Education Foundation (Wholistic), a federally approved public non-profit (501c3) dedicated to cannabis research, education and advocacy, is sponsoring a first-of-its-kind exploratory survey on CBD and cannabis efficacy in reducing anxiety, to be conducted by University of California, Irvine (UCI), in partnership with UC Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT).  The Cannabinoid Anxiety Relief Education Study (C.A.R.E.S.) will reach millions of CBD and cannabis users across the U.S. to assess the potential role of cannabinoids in reducing anxiety and other co-morbid conditions, such as insomnia and depression.  This large-scale research study is especially relevant given high COVID-19 driven anxiety levels nationwide and the many state and local governments which have deemed cannabis businesses “essential” and thus accessible during this time.

“We’re in the midst of a massive uncontrolled human experiment, with tens of millions of Americans turning to CBD and cannabis

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