Trump plans panel to promote ‘patriotic education’ in appeal to conservative base

By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to establish a commission to promote “patriotic education” in the United States, taking issue with efforts to highlight the United States’ history of slavery and racism.

In remarks delivered at the National Archives, which houses the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence, Trump railed against people who have taken to the streets around the country this year to protest racial injustice.

Republican Trump has sought to portray himself as a “law and order” candidate in the Nov. 3 election against Democratic rival Joe

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Livermore Teacher Ranked Among Alameda County’s Best of 2020

LIVERMORE, CA — A Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District teacher was named as one of the best teachers in Alameda County in 2020.

Miguel Baez, a computer arts and IT teacher at Granada High School, was one of 12 teachers recognized across the 10 Alameda County Office of Education school districts for their “dedication and excellence in the classroom,” the county education office said Thursday in a news release.

“This year it feels particularly important and healing to shine a spotlight on educators who perform such a critical service in our community,” Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen

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AACPS Will Resume In-Person Board Of Education Meetings

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will resume in-person Board of Education meetings next month. The first in-person meeting will be on Oct. 7.

Though board members can meet in-person, the general public cannot. The meetings will still be closed to county residents to uphold social distancing, the school system said in a press release.

The meetings will still be viewable live on AACPS-TV and the school board’s YouTube channel. Stakeholders can still submit written comments. The board also wants to allow oral comments from its virtual audience, but it is still

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A-level and GCSEs could be held in public buildings next year, education secretary says

The Government is still "actively considering" pushing back exams to give pupils more time to catch-up on learning
The Government is still “actively considering” pushing back exams to give pupils more time to catch-up on learning

A-level and GCSE exams could be held in public buildings next year if social distancing requirements are still in place, the education secretary has said.  

This could include town halls or any other spacious venues such as concert halls, community centres or exhibition halls.  

Gavin Williamson told MPs at the education select committee that a “reserve set” of exam papers may be introduced next year if pupils are unable to sit a test on a given day if they are unwell or

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Pandemic threatens child education, health gains: World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made in the last decade in improving child education and health, particularly in the poorest countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

The conclusion comes in the Washington-based development lender’s Human Capital Index for 2020, which ranks countries on how well children are prepared for the future, with an emphasis on factors like schooling and healthcare.

This year’s report shows that most countries, particularly poorer ones, have made steady gains in improving health and education prior to the pandemic.

Despite that, the bank said in a statement a child in a low-income country

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