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American Eagle Outfitters to Spend $5 Million on Retail Associates’ Education

American Eagle Outfitters is making some new investments.

This time, the retailer is helping finance the education of its associates with the AEO Real Change Scholarship for Social Justice. The $5 million endowment will fund college expenses for employees who have a track record of promoting social justice issues within their communities.

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“Our associates have always been the heartbeat of AEO Inc. and real change comes from investing in our people,” Jay Schottenstein, executive chairman and chief executive officer of American Eagle Outfitters, told WWD. “The scholarship was created to help dismantle systematic racism by providing equitable education opportunities and encouraging our AEO family to make a positive impact in the world — and within our company — through work that promotes social justice.”

American Eagle Outfitters, which includes the American Eagle, Aerie, Todd Snyder and Unsubscribed brands, employs nearly 40,000 associates globally. About 70 percent

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How the coronavirus has changed education for some of Dallas’ most vulnerable students

It’s after midnight when Gabriella Munoz, 18, comes home, legs weary from waiting tables for eight hours. She sits down at her computer and mulls the economics chapters to read and math problems to finish before returning to another day at North Garland High.

This is Munoz’s new routine since the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted her life and left her older sister, who made nearly half of the family’s income, out of a job.

After struggling to keep up with remote learning this spring she was excited to engage with her teachers in a classroom during the first eight weeks of the fall semester. But Munoz, who lives in Rowlett, quickly found her new and unpredictable work hours made it hard to stick to the school schedule.

Based on her experience last year, she’s worried.

“School was very rough for me and I barely passed because I didn’t feel like there

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Wisconsin DNR to allow online-only hunter education for youth

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Patches and safety cards are given to graduates of Wisconsin hunter education classes. (Photo: Paul A. Smith)

Prospective hunters of all ages may earn their Wisconsin hunter education certificate through an entirely online process due to a temporary change announced Thursday by the Department of Natural Resources.

The modification, made out of health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, means for the first time in state history even young hunters can gain the required credentials without demonstrating firearm safety and passing an in-person examination.

Prior to the change, all hunters under the age of 18 were required to at least attend a 5- to 7-hour “field day” of instruction and testing supervised by certified hunter education instructors.

The alteration was driven by a desire to prevent COVID-19 exposure among students and instructors as well as limited availability of public facilities to conduct classes, capacity limits in buildings

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Prezi introduces dynamic video teaching tools as education moves online

Prezi is doubling down on efforts to make online presentations more engaging for teachers and students by introducing hand gesture controls for digital video content. The announcement comes after the pandemic forced thousands of schools and universities around the world to embrace online learning, with results that are often less than captivating.

Founded in Hungary in 2008, Prezi emerged as a next-gen presentation platform promising to save everyone from “death by PowerPoint,” as VentureBeat noted after Prezi’s Accel-led series B funding round nearly a decade ago.

With 100 million users today, Prezi is probably best known for its “zoomable” canvas that enables users to plot and visualize the various components of their presentation. Last year, the company launched Prezi Video, a tool that enables presenters to easily merge video with slides and graphic elements (such as graphs or pictures) on the same screen — like a newscaster might — and

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Mississippi Education Connection : NPR

MS Education Connection | Digital Learning in Public Schools

For parents with school-age children the coronavirus has made this back-to-school season anything but routine and for many students, virtual learning is the default instruction method, so today we’ll take a look at distance learning in public schools with our guests, John Kraman, Chief Information Officer for the Department of Education and Ridgeland high school counselor, Shemeka Hawkins. Listen as John shares details about how MDE is assisting with device distribution and technical support plus Shameka gives tips on how to navigate through the virtual classroom. Tips for distance learning and virtual classroom etiquette: Be on time for classes Punctuality is especially important for online classes because we are working in the absence of normal checks to ensure that everyone can be gathered to start classes on time Some helpful tips for being on

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School During Covid-19: How to Make Remote Education Better for Students

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The shift to remote learning during the pandemic has seriously harmed America’s schoolchildren. The end of in-person instruction last spring reduced expected learning gains by an estimated 50% in math and nearly one-third in reading. With the vast majority of schools in urban districts still closed, low-income students are losing ground they might never make up.

This underscores the need to reopen schools as quickly as possible — which, in turn, will require new funds to pay for safety measures and careful limits on activities that might spread the virus. However, even if reopening moves as quickly as prudence allows, schools will need to rely for a while yet on some degree of remote learning. It’s vital to ensure that this kind of instruction is as effective as possible.

There’s been some progress. Since the start of the

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Missouri lawmakers ask state education leaders to ‘step up’ when it comes to making sure students have internet access

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) – There are thousands of Missouri students attending class this fall online, either because it’s their only option, or it’s the choice their family made because of the pandemic.

Lawmakers grilled state school leaders Thursday about what they’re doing to help make sure those students have access to the internet.

“We can’t operate in a silo anymore,” said Representative Ingrid Burnett, D-Kansas City. “We can’t afford to sit here and say ‘our school leaders are doing the best they can.’ They’re not getting the kind of help and leadership that they need to do that.”

The state education department says school districts are working to address those needs.

“I know many have purchased hot spots over the last six months to try and reach more students,” said Dr. Kari Monsees, deputy commissioner of the Division of Financial and Administrative Services of DESE.

There is more money

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The Education Gap Was Shrinking Before Covid-19

(Bloomberg Opinion) — As students head back to school — virtually or in-person — parents are legitimately concerned about the effects on children of distance learning. Evidence on how children fall behind over summer breaks suggests that the harm from missing in-person instruction will be larger for low-income children, exacerbating educational gaps across socioeconomic status. A bit of good news comes from an important new analysis suggesting that, prior to the pandemic and contrary to popular perception, those gaps had been narrowing in the U.S.

From kindergarten to college, schools are balancing pandemic risk against educational need with wildly varying approaches to in-person classes, virtual instruction, mask-wearing, and keeping students in bubbles. For schools with extensive online learning, the question is how much it might weaken educational performance.

The best guide is probably what happens over summers: Researchers have documented a substantial “summer slide” while students are out of school.

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Massachusetts Development Finance Agency — Moody’s places the rating of Mass Dev. Fin. Agency Provident Commonwealth Education Resources II Issue UMASS Dartmouth Student Housing Project Bond Series 2018 under review for possible downgrade

Rating Action: Moody’s places the rating of Mass Dev. Fin. Agency Provident Commonwealth Education Resources II Issue UMASS Dartmouth Student Housing Project Bond Series 2018 under review for possible downgrade

New York, September 01, 2020 — Moody’s Investors Service, (“Moody’s”) has placed under review for possible downgrade approximately $132.185 million of outstanding Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Revenue Bonds, Provident Commonwealth Education Resources II Issue, UMASS Dartmouth Student Housing Project, Series 2018.

RATINGS RATIONALE / FACTORS THAT COULD LEAD TO AN UPGRADE OR DOWNGRADE OF THE RATING

The review for possible downgrade is based on weak housing demand evidenced by an occupancy rate of 20% for the inaugural Fall 2020 semester for the project. A total of 246 beds (of which 228 are revenue producing) have been leased out of a total of 1,210. Weak demand is driven by the shift to mostly online instruction at the affiliated university due to … Read More

UK parents take control of their children’s education as the homeschooling option becomes the answer to classroom coronavirus fears

Leo and Espen are assisted by their mother Moira as they homeschool and navigate online learning resources provided by their infant school in the village of Marsden, northern England, on March 23, 2020 

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Leo and Espen are assisted by their mother Moira as they homeschool and navigate online learning resources provided by their infant school in the village of Marsden, northern England, on March 23, 2020
  • Homeschooling is on the rise in the UK as uncertainties around the reopening of schools has left some parents feeling like they need to take matters into their own hands.

  • A recent poll found that 30% of UK parents were not planning to send their children back to school, of which 91% said they would continue with homeschooling for the foreseeable future.

  • Reasons for homeschooling vary, whether its fears that schools aren’t opening or because children find it easier to work from home.

  • Professional tutoring and homeschooling groups have also seen a rise in interest, with one group telling Business Insider that there’s been

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