Integrity of ‘The 1619 Project,’ America’s education system at risk with election

OPINION: Trump’s latest campaign demonstrates the racial blindness of the administration and serves as a preview of what we can expect from four more years

Here is the truth, African Americans built this country for free. 

Yes, I said it. The horrors of the American slave trade contributed to America’s current economic success, military might, and role in shaping global culture. Sadly, these truths have not been part of the curriculum taught in America’s public schools. What students got instead was a whitewashed “history” that downplayed the enslavement and commoditization of Black bodies. 

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For the nation’s students, this culturally watered-down history of enslavement has actually done more harm than good. Instead of telling historical truth, our students were subjected to storylines about enslaved people being treated well, and the connection between America’s greatness and Western European enlightenment. 

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October is Climate Education month across UH system

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In an effort to bring awareness to Climate Education month in October, the University of Hawaiʻi Office of Sustainability is organizing a series of events throughout the month to support faculty in teaching transdisciplinary and emotionally complex topics related to the climate crisis.

A web series called “Lunch & Learn” will bring together faculty across campuses to share ideas and learn from invited speakers. The emphasis will be on teaching and learning, both in class and on campus.

Climate Education month will also include the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education to be held October 20–22. UH Mānoa and Honolulu Community College students, faculty and staff will be eligible to attend the virtual event for free (a $125–$300 value). Normally held in person each year, this year’s conference will deliver inspiring content, engaging networking opportunities and keynote speakers and presenters.

“Teaching Climate Change is somewhat hit or miss when

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The Higher Education System is Just Broken Unless We Reinvent It

“When someone tells me he’s a Christian businessman,” my former law partner once observed, “I put my hand over my wallet.”

I feel much the same way whenever I read some policy wonk’s sweeping plan to solve the student-loan crisis. After we’ve listened to all the bells and whistles, we always discover that the grand scheme is just another pitch to pump more federal money to the academic racketeers and hucksters that run the nation’s universities.

And this brings me to an article by Kevin Carey titled “How to Save Higher Education,” published recently in Washington Monthly. Carey proposes “a new higher education ecosystem that works for everyone, not just the chosen few.”

So what would the new ecosystem look like? Carey wants to give “a direct annual subsidy of $10,000 per full-time-equivalent student” to any college (public or private) that agrees to adopt a “uniform pricing system.” Students from

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How this ERP solutions provider is redefining the online education system

The outbreak of covid-19 is seething over the world. It has wreaked havoc in the education system with the closure of academic institutions. Due to no physical movement, the structure of teaching, assessing, and management of administrative operations are predominantly affected. It has reminded the Indian education system to realise the need for a rigorous transformation. 

According to the estimates of UNESCO, the shutdown orders due to the ongoing pandemic situation have affected more than 1.5 billion students and 63 million teachers across 188 countries. The critical situation that emerged due to the exacerbating crisis has resulted in a radical shift from offline teaching methods to online learning at all levels. With everything being virtual, the schools and colleges are leveraging new age technology solutions to empower remote learning for students of all age groups.

MasterSoft, a ERP solutions provider in the country takes on streamlining the everyday work processes

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Dixie State student claims online classes are ‘sub par’ in lawsuit against Utah System of Higher Education

SALT LAKE CITY — A Dixie State University student has sued the Utah System of Higher Education claiming the online classes that public colleges and universities pivoted to in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic “are sub-par in practically every aspect.”

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The class-action lawsuit, filed in Utah’s U.S. District Court by student Ariiyana Ringgold, claims students paid tuition for “a first-rate education and educational experience, with all the appurtenant benefits offered by a first-rate university and were provided a materially deficient and insufficient alternative, which constitutes a breach of the contracts entered into by plaintiff and the class with the university.”


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The lawsuit names the state’s higher education system and the 18-member Utah Board of Higher Education as defendants, which includes two student board members.

Utah System of Higher Education officials declined to comment, as did the Utah Attorney General’s Office, which represents

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Flu could strain health system already burdened by COVID-19

But Vasudevan and others fear there could be fewer people seeking vaccinations this year as more people are skipping routine care. Even in a normal year, only half of the adult population gets a flu vaccine. During the 2018-19 season, around 45 percent of adults got flu shots, according to the CDC. A year earlier, it was just 39 percent.

Many employees get their flu shot at their work offices. But this year with more people working from home, it creates one more potential step that could get in the way of being vaccinated.

Mark McClellan, a former head of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said that more distribution methods will be needed in order for flu vaccine rates to go up. He said that this year’s flu vaccination campaign will also be an important test of how effectively the U.S. can

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New Mexico’s education system could get impact from Census undercount

Mike Smith, Carlsbad Current-Argus
Published 1:22 p.m. MT Sept. 21, 2020


Passaic Mayor Hector Lora bought 3000 tacos to give away four at a time to anyone who confirms they have completed a census form on Sept. 19, 2020.

With nearly nine days left before the 2020 Census concludes,  New Mexico Public Education (PED) Secretary Ryan Stewart reminds New Mexicans an undercount could impact public education for the next ten years.

In a press release, PED said nearly 15 percent of New Mexico households have yet to be counted in the 2020 Census and the completion deadline is Sept. 30.

Experts estimate that every 1 percent undercount will cost New Mexico $780 million in its fair share of federal tax dollars, read the press release.

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The Carlsbad Municipal Schools received $8.8 million in federal money through support of the State

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How would they fix chaotic, costly health system?

Rohit Anand, Dhiksha Balaji, Aparna Narendrula and Jasmine Serpen, Opinion contributors
Published 5:00 a.m. ET Sept. 21, 2020

We hope Trump and Biden discuss health care in the first presidential debate. We’re medical students who already see it’s chaotic, costly and unequal.

In medical school, we rely on acronyms to summarize critical aspects of complicated topics. We have one such acronym to describe key aspects that we hope our health care system will one day embody: USA — universal, simple, affordable. Today, health care in America meets none of these criteria. Our country is the only industrialized nation that has yet to commit to providing all of its residents access to affordable, quality care.

As medical students in Cleveland and leaders of our school’s health justice organizations, we find it fitting that the first 2020 presidential debate will be hosted on Sept. 29on the Health Education Campus, an education hub

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Education system should meet formidable challenges of 21st century: Naidu

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While talking about the National Education Policy 2020, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that there is a need to reimagine, reinvent and re-engineer the entire education system to effectively meet the many formidable challenges of the 21st century.

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 would facilitate India to fully realise the demographic dividend and make the country a knowledge and innovation hub in the 21st century, he said while addressing the 21st foundation day celebrations of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence.

On this occasion, the vice president also talked about the various teachings and characteristics of Swami Vivekananda, who was an ancient Indian philosopher with several important teachings.

“Vivekananda worked tirelessly for the nation”

He said Swami Vivekananda told the world about the importance of the ancient Indian philosophy of Vedanta and

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