For the last five weeks of class at Vista High School, incoming Principal David Jaffe will be making rounds on campus, greeting students, sitting in on meetings, and learning about the school.Jaffe, who was hired this month, will be observing until the end of the school year, and take over officially on July 1. He inherits not only typical administrative duties, but also the responsibility for transforming the campus into a “high school of the future.” For Jaffe, who was founding principal of Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito Union High School District, it’s a new chance to apply innovation to education.“My job (at Canyon Crest) was to build a high school,” he said. “I hired 100 employees and built a school with a visual and performing arts focus that embraced technology.” In 2016, Vista High earned a five-year, $10 million grant from the XQ, a nonprofit founded by a group of philanthropists, educators and engineers, including Steve … [Read more...] about Vista High’s new principal to guide school’s transformation
Classes to take in high school for medical field
"You get to see me as this model, and I’m also a breast cancer survivor, I’m also black, I’m also queer. I’m not just one identity that you want to pull out, right?" By Taryn Finley 02/08/2019 12:01 pm ET The world already had so many things stacked against Ericka Hart when she was born a black femme who would eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at 28. And she isn’t an anomaly. Hart is like so many black women in America and beyond. We have a higher rate of being diagnosed with and dying of breast cancer. We also are the least likely to be listened to by our doctors. Racism toward medical patients is real, and Hart is actively fighting to reverse some of these discriminatory practices with education. Ad she does so wearing different hats. She’s a professor at Columbia School of Social Work, a sex education expert, an advocate for breast cancer awareness and representation, and a model. She is the representation we don’t … [Read more...] about We Built This: Erika Hart Is On A Journey To Dismantle Medical Racism
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by: Mike Adams Tags: America, chaos, civil war, Collapse, martial law, patriot, preparedness, self-defense, social unrest, survival, violence (Natural News) I’ve been putting off writing about events to come in 2019 – 2020 for the simple reason that I don’t think anyone is mentally prepared to accept the level of chaos that’s coming. Perhaps 95% of the population doesn’t give a crap about anything other than their social media posts, celebrity news and fashion shows. Their ability to face reality on any subject — politics, finance, science, ecology, etc. — has collapsed to zero. For the remaining 5%, many of those people are too desperately clinging to financial survival to think seriously about preparedness or collapse. They are already in a collapse emergency of sorts, and they don’t have the mental bandwidth to handle even the thought of another crisis. It is perhaps the strongest evidence of a … [Read more...] about Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if you dare to glimpse reality
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the morning of March 9, 2015, former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was losing his struggle with an incurable brain disease. His parents, who had left their longtime home and moved in to care for him, saw his nurse guiding their terminally ill son out of his house in his wheelchair.Turner, a divorced father of three minor children, was all but paralyzed. He was breathing through a tube in his neck, and he took nutrition through a tube to his stomach. His mother asked the nurse, Allison Sanford, where they were headed.Turner, then 45, was the face of a class-action suit by thousands of National Football League veterans over brain damage they suffered playing the game. As the lead plaintiff, he had campaigned from his wheelchair for the league to compensate the afflicted and make the sport safer for future generations, including his son, Nolan, now a member of Clemson’s undefeated football team.“The nurse said they were going shopping,” his … [Read more...] about Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife — and heir?
While Pikes Peak region high schools have stepped up mental health programs in the wake of a record number of teen suicides in 2015 and 2016, approximately one in four students in the area enters college with mental health issues. "We have way too many students struggling with mental health issues," said Stephanie Hanenberg, executive director of Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Recreation and Wellness Center.UCCS, with nearly 12,600 students, mirrors national trends, said Z. Benek Altayli, director of mental health services at the Wellness Center. The school is seeing an 8 percent yearly increase in the number of students seeking assistance, compared to an annual enrollment growth of about 2 percent, she said. Anxiety continues to be the most common mental health challenge for all college students, prevalent among a quarter to nearly half of students nationwide, according to self-reported student surveys, as well as the 2017 … [Read more...] about Increasing number of students entering college in need of mental health care