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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As expected, the college hoops season is off to a rocky start. Here’s what health experts have to say about the upcoming season

We’re a week into the 2020-21 college basketball season, and the 11-time national champion UConn women’s basketball team has been strangely absent from fans’ TV screens. That’s how it’ll stay until at least mid-December.

Five days prior to what would have been the Huskies’ season opener, a member of the program (not a player or coach) tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in a two-week pause of team activities that wiped out the team’s three early nonconference games. The shutdown arose less than a week after the UConn men returned from a shutdown of their own due to a player testing positive.

With COVID-19 cases surging nationwide, UConn is far from the only school that needed to delay the start of its basketball season or pause things a few days in after someone contracted the virus. In the Big East alone, nine of 11 member schools have publicly disclosed temporary shutdowns

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Online education is here to stay: Experts

However, after some days into the lockdown, Sharma and her friends had found an alternative in online classes, which experts say will remain “an all-weather friend” not only for students preparing for competitive exams like the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), but for also imparting education in general in the COVID-19-induced new normal.

“It (the lockdown) came as a shock… I and many others like me had no idea what to do. We were in the midst of preparing for the exam and the thought of wasting a year was terrifying. But my friends and I immediately shifted our focus to online coaching and were well prepared by September,” Sharma, who hails from Chandigarh told PTI over phone.

She took the NEET in September, after the exam, for admission to MBBS, BDS and other undergraduate medical courses, was deferred twice from its scheduled date of May 3 to July

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B/R Experts Answer Biggest College Football Questions for Week 13 | Bleacher Report

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    It’s the first weekend after the first unveiling of College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, which means it’s time to begin the sprint to the finish line.

    Only three weeks remain until conference championship weekend, so time is running out to dethrone Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State as the presumed CFP quartet. But both Alabama and Notre Dame face a ranked opponent this week. A major shakeup could be on its way.

    Who will win the Iron Bowl and the big Notre Dame-North Carolina game?

    Could Clemson be in some trouble in a rematch from four years ago?

    How will the Heisman front-runners look this weekend?

    Bleacher Report’s college football expertsDavid Kenyon, Adam Kramer, Kerry Miller, Joel Reuter and Brad Shepardhave predictions for each of those questions and more in advance of what should

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Our experts preview the top 25 men’s college basketball teams

The 2020-21 men’s basketball season gets underway on Wednesday, November 25, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on nationwide. The COVID-19 shutdowns began in March of this year as all postseason basketball — and then the rest of NCAA sports — were canceled en masse.


Well, we’re back, baby!

Kind of. There are already myriad teams that have paused their seasons due to outbreaks within their programs — including No. 2 Baylor, No. 12 Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Florida — causing some reshuffling of multi-team events or canceling season openers.

But we will have some men’s college basketball action starting, so we’re here to prepare you for the season. We reached out to the experts across our NCAA team communities to get the low-down on the 25 teams that are ranked in the 2020-21 preseason AP Poll.

Let’s get to it!

25. Michigan

Projected lineup: G Mike Smith, G

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16 classroom essentials for students who are learning remotely right now, based on tips from education experts

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  • When facing unexpected homeschooling, parents and guardians need to create an organized and productive workspace for kids.
  • We interviewed two educational consultants to help inform our recommendations for products that can help organize a homeschool classroom for students of all ages.
  • Things like desk organizers, privacy boards, planners, and more can help create a structured learning environment at home.

The dining room table, the living room floor, and the untouched bedroom desk have become part of a home classroom this year. There is more structured learning being done at home than many families are used to.

Creating a remote learning environment for kids that stimulates learning is both challenging and crucial. “By helping your child create a home learning zone, you are showing them that you value their learning. You are demonstrating your respect

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Experts see Seton Hall’s Myles Powell as a ‘bucket-getter’ and ‘microwave-scorer’ who could have ‘long’ NBA career

With the NBA Draft set for Wednesday, it’s anybody’s guess where Seton Hall star Myles Powell will get drafted — or if he will get drafted at all.

But NBA Draft experts are calling the All-America guard from Trenton a “bucket-getter” and a “microwave-scorer” who should find a home on an NBA roster whether he’s drafted or not.

“Powell is a man,” ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said this week on a Zoom call. “He’s a big strong guard that is ultra-competitive and can score. He’s not like I wouldn’t call him a great shooter, but he’s a bucket-getter. And so I don’t put it past him of not only getting drafted but being in the league for a long time because that’s the kind of competitor he’s always been.”

Powell, 23, won a slew of awards last season after the Big East and NCAA Tournaments were canceled due

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Education experts counter government attack on critical race theory

More than 80 leading academics specialising in the field of education and social sciences have accused the government of misrepresenting critical race theory in a controversial crackdown on teaching materials in schools.

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In a letter to the Guardian, senior figures from University College London’s Institute of Education said they were concerned about a pattern of statements and guidance from politicians “proscribing” certain resources and bodies of work from classrooms.

It follows guidance issued by the Department for Education in September which said schools should not under any circumstances use resources produced by organisations that take “extreme political stances”.

Related: Diversity of thought is vital in education | Letter

“This is the case even if the material itself is not extreme, as the use of it could imply endorsement or support of the organisation,” the guidance stated. Examples included groups who had

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New Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute to Convene Industry and Online Education Experts, Delivering World-Class Culinary Offering

Marquee Brands, Rouxbe, Strategic Education, Inc., and Chef Scott Conant team up to provide a culinary curriculum that gives students the knowledge and skills to master the culinary arts

Marquee Brands, global brand owner of Sur La Table — a leader in providing a hands-on culinary cooking experience, together with Rouxbe, the world’s leading online culinary content provider, Chef Scott Conant, a successful restaurateur and television personality, and Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education), a leading online higher education company dedicated to advancing economic mobility for all, today announced the launch of the Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute, a new online education program designed to help students obtain the skills they need to succeed in the kitchen and thrive in the modern culinary world.

This partnership of some of the nation’s leading culinary and education brands will deliver an affordable, high-quality online culinary curriculum that is relevant and unique to

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Experts urge review of maths teaching after study shows children lack spatial reasoning skills

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Mathematics teaching needs to be rethought because children’s spatial reasoning skills are not developed enough, a new study says.

Pupils who took part in the research struggled with basic geometry problems, suggesting their knowledge about shapes isn’t checked often enough, and there needs to be more space on the curriculum for them to practice what they have learned.

Academics measured children’s spatial reasoning skills by asking them simple questions about which shapes fit together. Pupils could identify a main shape from an images made up of many but struggled to identify others.

Spatial reasoning skills help people to rotate shapes mentally to see how they would look in different directions. This is essential in professions involving IT and engineering. Experts believe the 1,357 grade 4 to 9 students in Japan who took part in the study struggled because they couldn’t both visualize shapes and apply mathematical

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