Mall at Fairfield Commons works to educate people on children’s mental health

BEAVERCREEK, OH (WDTN) – The Mall at Fairfield Commons is supporting the On Our Sleeves movement, backed by the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to share important mental health resources with families and children.

On Our Sleeves is a movement to transform children’s mental health through education, advocacy and research, according to a spokesperson for the mall.

“Childhood mental health is an often overlooked and vastly underfunded component of pediatric health and research,” said Niki Shafer, Senior Vice President of Outreach, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Over the next several weeks, The Mall at Fairfield Commons, in conjunction with other Washington Prime Group town centers nationwide, will share weekly emails with resources and activities created by behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

For more information on The Mall at Fairfield Commons, please visit To learn more about the On Our Sleeves movement, please visit

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How Physical Education Works In A Virtual Learning Environment : NPR

For our series “Learning Curve,” Megaera Regan explains how she’s teaching physical education to elementary students in Port Washington, N.Y.


OK. We’re going to move to something else now. Needless to say, this school year has already required a lot of flexibility and creativity on the part of parents, students and teachers. And that word, flexibility – it made us wonder how you teach physical education during a pandemic. It’s a great subject for our series Learning Curve, where we check in with educators and families.

Today, we hear from Megaera Regan of Manorhaven Elementary School in Port Washington, N.Y., where the schools are phasing in a hybrid plan. She’s a PE teacher, and she’s had to learn a few new tricks to keep her students active, engaged and happy.


MEGAERA REGAN: We have the students who are fully virtual. And right now, what’s

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Asynchronous Learning or Live Lessons? Which One Works Better for Me?

If you work in education in 2020, you are making tough decisions about how to best reach and teach your learners in the midst of a global pandemic. There is a dearth of evidence to help teachers make informed choices on how to allocate time to asynchronous vs. synchronous online learning. By looking at research into online learning and human development, we can begin to grapple with the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Let’s start with the basics. “Synchronous online learning” generally refers to live learning activities that must happen at a set time (often over Zoom or a similar platform), while “asynchronous online learning” refers to almost everything else (completing assignments, doing readings, watching videos, etc.). Research studies don’t provide strong evidence that synchronous learning universally leads to better student engagement and learning outcomes than asynchronous learning or vice versa. Each approach is best suited to different contexts.

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Education Opens Doors: A teacher and her daughter offer their own proof program works

“The evidence is clear. Our kids thrive after using this,” said DISD teacher Taylor Gnikpingo about the Education Opens Doors program and curriculum.

DALLAS — Teachers in Dallas Independent School District say the proof is in the pudding when it comes to a successful college preparatory guidebook. And for at least one teacher, that proof includes her own successful daughter.

Tamala Gnikpingo is in her 26th year as an educator at Dallas ISD. This year, she returns to the 8th-grade classroom at Stockard Middle School, teaching U.S. history.

“I love 8th grade,” she said. “It’s just a fun, magical age where the kids are so willing to explore and discuss and really start to look at their future.”

But what else she loves is the fact that her students, starting as early as the 8th grade, have a proven road map to chase that future.

It’s a book and a

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WHO works with army to educate a fishing community about COVID-19

In Uganda a WHO-supported team trained over 150 army officers and soldiers, 300 fishermen, community leaders and community members on how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Hundreds of pieces of informational materials were also distributed to encourage behavioural change and adherence to COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines among the fishing community. 

Previously, the fishing community in Uganda showed limited cooperation to social distancing guidelines and mask wearing recommendations. In addition, the group has close contact with counterparts from DR Congo increasing their chances of catching the disease. 

At the army facilities in this region, the WHO field team together with the district health authorities and clearance from senior officers, delivered COVID-19 information and messages. Soldiers and fishermen were given a quick orientation on COVID-19. They are more interested in personal protection and signs and symptoms of the disease. The health staff managing the Point of Entry are

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New program could get Baton Rouge students jobs right out of high school; here’s how it works | Education

Four Baton Rouge teenagers recently started ninth grade at Broadmoor High, and at the same time they enrolled in college.

They are the first students in what promises to be a much larger program known as the Early College Academy. They have a chance to earn enough credit to earn an associate degree while still in high school.

Jahi Ayala learned about the computer skill of binary coding the other day and he’s eager to talk about it.

Unlike other early college programs that have popped up across Louisiana in recent years, this program is zeroing in on specific, high-demand, higher-paying job fields. Its goal is it to allow all those who complete the program to walk out of high school and walk right into a job.

Officials with Baton Rouge Community College and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system signed a memorandum of understanding for the new academy

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Tyson plant that had major COVID-19 outbreak works with clinic to get health care nearby | Local

At least 17,700 meat-processing workers in the U.S. have been infected or exposed to the virus and 115 have died, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

Tyson spokesman Derek Burleson said Tuesday that one-half of 1% of its U.S. workforce, or about 190 out of 38,000, has an active case of the virus. He did not provide the number of active cases, if any, at the Wilkesboro facility.

Marathon said it will collaborate with Wilkesboro community health providers, including primary-care physicians and specialists affiliated with Wilkes Regional Medical Center which is operated by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The decision to collaborate with Marathon on the health clinics aims “to promote a culture of health in our company that results in a healthier workforce,” Johanna Söderström, Tyson’s chief human-resources officer, said in a statement.

“Some of our front-line team members aren’t using their health-plan benefits, and others

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How one group works to keep kids in school, even if they’re learning online

AUSTIN (KXAN) — When schools shut down in March, Rukiya Mukarram didn’t know what the future would hold.

“At the time, we didn’t know, how long this thing was going to last. I thought they were going to go back after spring and finish graduation,” Rukiya said.

When that didn’t happen, Rukiya’s son Jibril was forced to finish his senior year of high school online. And that meant a non-profit organization that connected to the Mukarrams and other families in Central Texas through their schools faced a challenge as well.

The Mukarram family (Courtesy Mukarram family)
Daiyan Mukarram, Rukiya Mukarram and Jibril Mukarram (Courtesy Mukarram family)

Communities in Schools has worked for decades to stay true to its mission of education and dropout prevention. Normally, CIS volunteers and staff meet in-person with nearly 6,000 students on 96 campuses across seven school districts. In addition to education, CIS volunteers build relationships and help families experiencing homelessness, food

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