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New Virtual Learning Series Aims to Support Caregivers in Kinship Families

MATFORCE, an anti-drug organization focused on reducing youth substance use in Yavapai County, has partnered with Humboldt Unified School District to bring a new virtual learning series to support kinship families. Kinship families are relationships between individuals who are thought of as having family ties. Examples include grandparents raising grandchildren, aunts and uncles caring for

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Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person. The online learning platform Blackboard, which provides technology

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ASU launches 25-point plan to support Black faculty, staff, students

Arizona State University has launched a 25-point plan to build the success of the Black community on campus, promising to hire more Black faculty, develop graduate and doctoral fellowships from underserved communities and build a multicultural space – a plan met with measured praise on Thursday. ASU president Michael Crow emailed a list of actions

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Yavapai College Offers Exciting Eight-Week Courses Beginning October 12

Looking to expand your workplace skill set? Explore your expressive side? Perhaps you can use this pandemic as an opportunity to develop your talent into something more. Yavapai College offers a schedule-friendly approach to self-improvement with almost 100 eight-week courses that commence Monday, October 12. Registration is already open for these three-credit courses that commence

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‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

School environments that rely on harsh punishments to control classrooms often leave children with learning and behavioral disabilities more likely to be suspended, fall behind in school and enter the juvenile justice system. Although they made up less than 13% of all public school students in the 2015-16 school year, according to the most recent

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Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

Children in the justice system face towering impediments to their legal right to education, often hindering the development of thousands of the nation’s most vulnerable and underserved students. The lack of consistent and uniform policies, along with a dearth of available data, conceal how – or if – young people learn in juvenile detention facilities.

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