U.S. education official gives kudos to Avon Local Schools

AVON, Ohio — The Avon Local Schools’ accomplishments have been noted as far away as Washington, D.C., clearly impressing the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education.

Frank Brogan has served in the position since 2017 after serving as chancellor of Pennsylvania’s public universities.

On Friday (Oct. 23), Brogan hosted a virtual meeting with the Avon Schools, giving various members of the faculty and administration the opportunity to showcase what the schools have done by way of planning and preparation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, Brogan heard that Avon Middle School has been recognized as a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School.

During the meeting, Brogan said, “We would like to show people how to reopen their school — to help them with what you’ve done, to share what you’ve done.”

Avon pupils in grades K-8 have been attending school in person five days a week. High

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South America Education and Learning Analytics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Component, Application, and End-user – Press Release

New York, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “South America Education and Learning Analytics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Component, Application, and End-user” –
Increasing deployment of advanced technologies in educational institutes in countries is bolstering the growth of market.Big Data analytics enables educators to effectively reach out to their students.

It provides deeper understanding of students’ experience while learning, and it also helps evaluate the state of the education system in an institute such as performances, improvement, upgradations etc.. Big Data also plays an important role in providing customized programs, improving student results, and reducing dropout cases. Similarly, learning analytics enables to improve the course delivery process, performance management, operations management, finance management, and so on. All these advantages are encouraging educational institutes in SAM to adopt smart technology solutions, thereby driving the SAM education

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Biden’s Plan for Student Debt and Education Policy

Education has become a major issue in the 2020 presidential election, driven in part by the growing burden of student loan debt. About 42 million Americans currently owe money on student loans, according to the Brookings Institution, which estimates the total debt load at about $1.5 trillion. That makes it second only to mortgage debt, Brookings says, and larger than credit card debt. This article looks at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s higher-ed proposals, which his official campaign website calls “The Biden Plan for Education Beyond High School.” 

Key Takeaways

  • Joe Biden’s higher education proposals would make public colleges and universities tuition free for families with incomes under $125,000.
  • Community college and workforce training programs would also be free for many students.
  • Students with federal undergraduate loans would not have to pay more than 5% of their discretionary income over $25,000. After 20 years of payments,
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Gretna Public Schools Board of Education candidates | Gretna

Occupation / Employer: Realtor, PJ Morgan Real Estate

Elected offices held: Gretna School Board, 2012 — Present.

1. Tell us something about yourself (example: family, church, organizations, volunteering, military service, etc).

My husband Brad and I, like so many others, moved to the Gretna area for the quality of the schools. I have two children that started in preschool at Palisades Elementary and are now a Freshman and Senior in high school. We have been members at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church for 20 years.

2. What are the top two challenges or opportunities Gretna Public Schools should address over the next four years?

I think our biggest challenge is the continued growth of the district which brings in new students and families. I think our ability to communicate and build trust with new families will be paramount to our continued success as a district. I think our growth is

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Investments Enabling Girls to Complete Secondary Education Could Boost GDP in Emerging Economies by 10%

Eradicating all barriers to girls’ development will be pivotal in post-COVID recovery and attainment of UN SDGs

Emerging economies that achieve 100% secondary school completion rates for girls by 2030 could see their GDP being boosted by an average of 10%, according to a new report by Citi Global Insights and Plan International.

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The report, The Case for Holistic Investment in Girls – Improving Lives, Realizing Potential, Benefitting Everyone, reveals that a total investment of just $1.53 per day per girl in emerging economies would have a huge impact on countries’ overall economic potential.

More than 130 million girls worldwide were out of school before the COVID-19 crisis. According to UNESCO, over 11 million girls may not go back after the crisis.

Adolescent girls everywhere, but especially in developing economies, encounter barriers in accessing and completing quality

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AOC Denounces ‘Classist’ Trump After He Questions Her College Education

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) attends a hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 2020.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced President Donald Trump for engaging classism after he baselessly questioned whether she went to college during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.

Trump questioned the education credentials of Ocasio-Cortez while mocking her environmental policies at his rally in Lititz, Pennsylvania on Monday, derisively referring to her as a “great student of the environment” before remarking “I don’t think she ever took an environmental course in college… she did go to college, right?”

“I could say yes, but who cares?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to the president’s comments. “Plenty of people without college degrees could run this country better than Trump ever has. As much as GOP cry about ‘elites,’ they’re the ones who constantly mock food service workers, people w/o degrees, etc as dumb.

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Uplift Education Hosts Virtual Screening The Upstanders Indie Flix to Celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / October 26, 2020 / Uplift Education is proud to join other schools and districts across the country in celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month this October to educate and raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on children of all ages. Knowing that bullying prevention is a team effort, Uplift Education dedicates the entire month of October each year to provide a variety of activities and programs that promote an inclusive and safe school community for scholars across all grade levels.

As part of National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Uplift is proud to work with Indie Flix to host a virtual screening of the film The Upstanders.

The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying, and the brain science behind it all, and champions resilience and the power of connection to end bullying. All Uplift scholars in grades 6-12 are invited to screen the film

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Arizona Supreme Court explains education tax ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — A trial judge misconstrued an earlier court ruling when he blocked a voter initiative over the summer that the state Supreme Court later revived, the high court said in a Monday ruling that explained its reasons for reinstating the Invest in Education Act to the November ballot.

The high court said the judge went much further than it intended in a 2018 ruling that blocked a similar initiative from appearing on that year’s ballot.

The Supreme Court said Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury erred when he said the 100-word summary on petitions voters signed inaccurately described the measure. The court also upheld Coury’s finding that a petition circulation company violated a law that bans paying petition gatherers per signature, but that not enough signatures were affected to keep the measure off the ballot.

The unanimous ruling written by Vice Chief Justice Ann Scott Timmer also

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High school sports in Maryland could resume by Dec. 7, board of education votes

After Maryland’s state athletic association last month permitted high school sports to begin in October, only three small counties went ahead with plans to do so. Others remained committed to beginning in February, with condensed fall, winter and spring seasons in the second academic semester.

a group of people standing in a room: High school basketball at Maryland schools such as Wise could begin as early as December.

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High school basketball at Maryland schools such as Wise could begin as early as December.

However, the Maryland State Board of Education voted Monday to move the start date to Dec. 7, and that’s when winter sports practice will begin under the new plan. Winter competitions will occur between Jan. 4 and Feb. 13.

The vote pushes up the start date nearly two months, though with the coronavirus still a threat, nothing is definitive. Case numbers nationally have risen throughout October, and in Maryland the seven-day average as of Monday was 670 new cases per day.

If all goes

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eAssist Dental Health Education Foundation Goes Over and Above to Drive Systemic Health | News

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — eAssist Dental Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of virtual insurance and patient billing services for dental offices, proudly launches its new Dental Health Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization on a mission to spread awareness of the importance of dental cleanings. This year COVID-19 has helped bring to the attention of the public the devastating impact of inflammation on the body. Specifically, that increased systemic inflammation – which can be caused by oral inflammation due to lack of dental cleanings – makes it easier to contract COVID-19 and harder to fight off. Moreover, inflammation is a precursor for diseases like diabetes and arthritis, heart and lung disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s, pancreatic cancer, stroke and others.

“Over and above serving our clients, all of us at eAssist want to leave a positive, lasting impact on the world,” said Dr. James V. Anderson,

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