Houston area ISD law enforcement and education experts discuss the role of school police

After the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and other individuals killed by police officers in 2020 — along with the protests that followed — the national conversation surrounding police brutality and the role of law enforcement has come to a head.

a group of people sitting in front of a crowd: In this photo from before the pandemic, Klein ISD Police Officer Christi Haggard sits with a group of students for the Leadership Academy program.

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In this photo from before the pandemic, Klein ISD Police Officer Christi Haggard sits with a group of students for the Leadership Academy program.

Virginia Rangel, assistant professor for the department of educational leadership and policy studies at University of Houston, said the conversation is causing smaller communities to analyze and question the presence of their own local law enforcement, including police within school districts.


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According to the American Civil Liberties Union, in 2019, 14 million students nationwide were attending schools with police but no counselors, nurses, psychologists or social workers;

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Henrietta Fore Discuss the Global Education Crisis

The myth that children aren’t being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic urgently needs to be dispelled, say actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

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During a TIME 100 Talks discussion, Chopra and Fore spoke with TIME Senior Health Correspondent Alice Park about the challenges that children around the world, especially in developing countries, are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an extraordinary generation of children, but this is an extraordinary crisis against them,” Fore said.


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One problem that both Jonas and Fore placed particular emphasis on is the lack of access to education that many children are currently experiencing. “No matter what their circumstances are, even if they’re in refugee camps where they don’t have access to formal educational papers, the one thing that [children] want is their right to an education,” said Jonas, who became a UNICEF

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College Football Playoff will discuss potential delay at request of the Pac-12, per report


Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is asking the College Football Playoff Management Committee to delay the start of the playoff due to surging COVID-19 numbers across the country. The committee will discuss the idea on Wednesday, per Jon Wilner of the Mercury News, but Wilner reports that sources did not “indicate a change is imminent.”

The CFP has been steadfast since August that its three games would be played as scheduled following the season. The semifinals — this year being the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl — are slated for Jan. 1, while the national championship game will be played on Jan. 11. The committee will reportedly entertain the idea to show that all options are on the table, but there has been practically no movement to push back any part of the college football season. 

Though Scott is reportedly “not optimistic” his suggestion will pass, it is his job

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Embry-Riddle president to discuss university’s impact on Daytona area

Clayton Park
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

DAYTONA BEACH — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Dr. P. Barry Butler will give a talk on the university’s economic impact on the community at a virtual Zoom event next week.

The annual Financial Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. is being held as a joint event by the Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler and the Estate Planning Council of the Fun Coast.

Butler’s talk will include an “insider’s view” on Embry-Riddle’s commitment to the welfare of Volusia-Flagler area and an overview of the university’s future plans for growth.

Thomas Upchurch, a senior partner at Upchurch Law, and Courtney Edgcomb, president of the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, will also give a talk on “Partnerships in Community Philanthropy,”

“This seminar offers current and vital information for attorneys, CPAs, estate planners, insurance professionals and their clients on how to build

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Astronauts in Space to Discuss 20th Anniversary of International Space Station

Astronauts in Space to Discuss 20th Anniversary of International Space Station

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will discuss their mission and the upcoming 20th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station during an in-orbit news conference at 11:10 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 30. The news conference will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.

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All media participation for the event will be remote; no media will be accommodated at any NASA site due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Reporters may ask questions by phone and are asked to request virtual credentials by calling the newsroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at 281-483-5111 no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

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