CCHR Supports U.N. and Rights’ Groups Demand for Urgent FDA Ban on Skin Electric Shock Devices

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

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FDA accused of delaying ban on the electrical device that uses pain to modify behavior.

The FDA continues to procrastinate, as it has done with the ECT, electroshock device, putting individuals at risk of devastating harm.”

— Jan Eastgate, international president of CCHR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban a device that delivers painful electrical shocks to the skin to “modify” behavior in disabled students at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Massachusetts. In a publication of its upcoming priorities, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the FDA was planning to issue a final ban of the Graduated Electronic Decelerator (GED) in the fall. [1] But Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, says media reports say the FDA may take another year to ban it, leaving children, adolescents and adults at risk from the device. CCHR says that all electrical devices use to alter behavior should be banned, including the electroconvulsive therapy devices, also known as electroshock or ECT machines. These deliver up to 460 volts to the brain causing a grand mal seizure throughout the body. Click here to sign CCHR’s Petition to Ban ECT.

A petition started by Gregory Miller to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts calling for a ban on the skin shocks garnered nearly 270,000 signatures before closing about six years ago. It stated, “Not only does the JRC need to immediately stop this practice but Massachusetts legislators need to make these shock procedures illegal.” It pointed out that students have “no voice of their own to describe their pain. They need your help.” [2] Yet CCHR says the FDA has failed to speedily provide that help which requires the device to be banned immediately. “The FDA continues to procrastinate, as it has done with the ECT, electroshock device, putting individuals at risk of devastating harm,” stated Jan Eastgate, international president of CCHR.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) also just issued a formal notice known as “precautionary measures” that called for immediate cessation of the electric shocks at JRC. In a seven-page resolution, the Washington-based panel said that the practice poses a “serious impact on the rights” of the vulnerable children at the school, “particularly on their right to personal integrity which may be subjected to a form of torture.” [3]

Both the GED and ECT procedures are equated with torture, added Diane Stein, president of CCHR Florida, and commenting that Florida residents have been treated at JRC. [4] ECT uses anesthesia and muscle relaxants largely in the treatment of “depression,” while the GED is an external skin shock to control behavior in those with severe emotional, behavioral, psychiatric problems, and autism-like disorders. ECT can cause severe memory loss and permanent brain damage—a fact that one of its manufacturers recently admitted.

The skin shock works by “hooking the students up to electrodes worn on different parts of the body.” When the student engages in “forbidden behavior, a staff member administers a shock. Some students wear the electrodes as much as 24-hours a day, seven days a week. And sometimes for years,” according to the ABC News. [5]

Manfred Nowak, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, wrote to the U.S. government in May 2010, appealing to them to investigate. [6] In 2012, another Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, also formally approached the U.S. government concerned about the procedure and how it “inflicts pain and suffering tantamount to torture in violation of international law.” His remarks followed a video being shown online of then 18-year-old Andre McCollins being given 31 shocks over a seven-hour period in 2002. In the video Andre can be heard screaming and shouting, “Help me. Help me.” He was restrained with belts, face down on a board as the electricity was discharged into his body. [7] About 90 percent of the center’s students are people of color. [8]

In 2013, the UN again cited the GED in a report on torture, which stated that the FDA had “sent a warning letter to the JRC on 6 December 2012” and that “the use of aversive therapy by JRC has been challenged through a variety of state and federal legislative and judicial actions,” including the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into possible violations of civil rights laws….’ [9] The DOJ condemned the practice. [10]

In a 2007 interview with ABC, the developer of the JRC skin shock system, a doctor, said the procedure “has no detrimental effects whatsoever.” Further, “And if it didn’t hurt it wouldn’t be effective. It has to hurt enough so that the student wants to avoid showing that behavior again.” The price tag per student is $200,000 a year, and is financed by tax dollars. [11] Similarly, psychiatrists dismiss any damage from ECT, while a course of treatments can cost up to $35,000 a year, not including hospitalization costs, in a lucrative $5 billion a year industry.

People are encouraged to write to Laurie Lenkel, Director, FDA Office of the Ombudsman, ombuds@oc.fda.gov and demand the Graduated Electronic Decelerator be banned immediately—not in another year’s time.

You can also write to Taunton’s Bristol County Probate and Family Court, which approves the use of GED shock device on JRC students, to protest the court’s approval of a procedure criticized for its torturous affects. [12] Write to the Register’s Office, Taunton Family and Probate Court, 40 Broadway, Suite 240, Taunton, MA 02780.

Disability rights group ADAPT, the American Civil Liberties Union, IACHR and many others have opposed GED shock. [13] Independently, CCHR has campaigned for a ban on all electric shock devices in the treatment of mental disorders, autism or emotional or aggressive behavior, as a violation of fundamental human rights.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Scores Huge Win in First Amendment Rights Case

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig prevails in a win for the Republican Party of Virginia before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit has implicitly upheld the First Amendment rights of the Republican party—and in fact, all political parties.”

— Cortland Putbrese

RICHMOND, VA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with law offices across the U.S., Puerto Rico, London, Toronto, and China, announces a significant victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the statewide Republican Party of Virginia. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been defending the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and the Frederick County Republican Committee (FCRC) in a lawsuit filed against them by plaintiffs Jay Marts and Dana Newcomb.

Mr. Marts and Mr. Newcomb are two former Republican Party members who lost their party membership due to their public advocacy against the GOP’s nominees. The plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, alleging that the Republican Party’s membership requirements violated their constitutional rights. The district court dismissed the case because political parties are not government entities and the Republican Party’s management of its own internal affairs did not constitute actionable government conduct, but instead was an exercise of the GOP’s own fundamental right to freedom of association. Because the Republican Party’s actions were not government conduct, but instead were private activities protected by the First Amendment, the district court found that Mr. Marts and Mr. Newcomb had not properly alleged a constitutional violation.

The plaintiffs then appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, claiming that the district court erred in dismissing their suit. The Fourth Circuit disagreed and ruled in favor of the Republican Party. "This is an important win. By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit has implicitly upheld the First Amendment rights of the Republican party—and in fact, all political parties—to manage their own internal affairs,” stated Cortland Putbrese, the lead partner on this case. In addition to Mr. Putbrese, DBL lawyers Kevin Streit and Erick Poorbaugh assisted on this matter.

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Public supports NIH grants for Alzheimer's microbes, reports Alzheimer's Germ Quest, Inc.

A public poll on ALZGerm.org shows overwhelming support for more NIH funding to grants that explore the role infectious diseases play in Alzheimer's disease.

Our campaign urges the NIH to allocate to Alzheimer’s microbe research $230 million in grants, which is just ten percent of its appropriation.”

— Dr. Leslie Norins

NAPLES, FL, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The public wants to see more research grant money allocated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to clarifying whether or not germs play a role in triggering Alzheimer’s disease, judging by early results of a national campaign launched three weeks ago, says Leslie Norins, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc.
He says hundreds of encouraging messages have been received, but not a single negative comment.

“The big surprise so far is that many people thought NIH already had funded investigations of every possible infectious agent in searching for the unknown trigger of Alzheimer’s disease,” says Dr. Norins.

But when they find out only a few grants have been made specifically for this purpose they want more funds allocated to it, he says, “especially when they learn the NIH is getting a record $2.3 billion from Congress to dole out for Alzheimer’s research.”

Dr. Norins says, “Our campaign urges the NIH to allocate to Alzheimer’s microbe research $230 million in grants, which is just ten percent of its appropriation. That will still leave them with 90 percent – a comfortable $2 billion – to fund traditional Alzheimer’s research topics, which as yet haven’t yielded a cure or even the root cause.”

In a video on the website Dr. Norins conveys the analysis which motivated the campaign.

He adds that grant applications to investigate Alzheimer’s microbes are presently given low scores by the NIH evaluation panels because they contain few judges with extensive experience in infectious diseases. “But top officials at NIH could remedy this,” he says.

Dr. Norins emphasizes he is not claiming germs definitely are the trigger for Alzheimer’s disease, but he says there are many clues suggesting this might be the case. “At least, this possibility must be thoroughly investigated to find out one way or the other,” he says.

Alzheimer’s Germ quest, Inc is a public benefit corporation headquartered in Naples, Florida. It sponsors the “$1 Million Challenge Award” for the scientist who provides persuasive evidence that a particular infectious agent is the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease. The group is self-funded, and neither solicits nor accepts outside donations or grants.

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New Blog Offers Electroshock Victims & Families a Forum to Speak Out

Most people think ECT is no longer used, but an estimated 100,000 Americans and a million people worldwide are subjected to it, including the elderly, pregnant women and children, even younger than five years old.

Most people think ECT is no longer used, but an estimated 100,000 Americans and a million people worldwide are subjected to it, including the elderly, pregnant women and children, even younger than five years old.

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children, the Elderly and Vulnerable Patients

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children, the Elderly and Vulnerable Patients

CCHR has helped to enact more than 180 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices since it was formed over 49 years ago, including a ban on electroshock use on children in four U.S. states and in Western Australia.

CCHR has helped to enact more than 180 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices since it was formed over 49 years ago, including a ban on electroshock use on children in four U.S. states and in Western Australia.

CCHR’s public awareness blog provides facts and warnings about electroconvulsive therapy and the need to ban it.

ECT should be banned. The device used to administer it has never undergone clinical trials to prove it is safe and effective.”

— Jan Eastgate, CCHR International President

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International has launched an information blog on the dangers of electroconvulsive therapy (also known as electroshock treatment or ECT)—the practice of sending up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain, damaging it in a brutal effort to alleviate depression. The www.TruthAboutECT.org blog site was created to bring about public awareness of the serious risks associated with ECT and allow survivors of the “treatment” or their family members, friends or doctors to share their stories warning about how damaging the practice is.

CCHR International president, Ms. Jan Eastgate, said: “ECT should be banned. The device used to administer it has never undergone clinical trials to prove it is safe and effective. Most people think ECT is no longer used, but an estimated 100,000 Americans and a million people worldwide are subjected to it, including the elderly, pregnant women and children, even younger than five years old. The fact that within a short period, more than 57,000 people signed our petition in support of a ban on ECT is an indication of the public outrage that it even exists.” Click here to sign the petition.

Eastgate said the blog offers people a forum to submit articles, stories and video testimony about how ECT harms lives, especially evidence of severe memory loss and brain damage. “In this way, they can join the movement to ban this abhorrent and torturous practice,” she added.

She said equating ECT with torture is supported by decades of evidence, including several United Nations reports from the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) that have supported a ban on all forced medical interventions against persons with disabilities, including the administration of electroshock, psychosurgery, and mind-altering drugs. [1] HRC put it more strongly earlier this year. According to its “Mental health and human rights” report, countries “should reframe and recognize these practices as constituting torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment….” [2]

Speak Out: Electroshock Causes Brain Damage

Eastgate said the blog can be used to speak out against ECT. She charged the FDA with covering up the brain damage ECT causes in order to protect a $5 billion a year electroshock industry in the U.S. alone. In December 2015, the FDA proposed that the ECT device risk classification be reduced to make it more available, which the American Psychiatric Association (APA) supported. In fact, in a letter to the FDA, the APA wanted more children to receive electroshock, stating that having access to it is “especially meaningful in children and adolescents,” despite potential harm to their developing brains and bodies. In 2001, an APA Task Force report on ECT even recommended that “brain damage should not be included in the ECT consent form as a potential risk of treatment.” As such, the term has almost disappeared from psychiatric literature or nomenclature regarding ECT. Nowhere in the FDA’s 2015 proposal to reduce the risk classification of ECT devices does it mention brain damage, CCHR informs. [3] [4]

ECT Device Maker Admits “Permanent Brain Damage”

Yet, recently faced with a legal challenge to ECT causing such damage, one U.S. ECT device manufacturer issued a warning in its new ECT risk disclosures that there is a risk of “permanent brain damage.” Click here to read more about legal cases involving ECT. [5] [6]

But ECT “works,” according to psychiatrists by causing seizures. Most neurologists regard it as self-evident that epileptic seizures cause brain damage and that all injury to an intact brain is harmful. And while psychiatrists might claim that the newer ECT procedures and devices lessen the risk of damage, Dr. Kenneth Castleman, a biomedical engineer who has served on the faculty at Caltech and The University of Texas and on the research staff at USC and UCLA, has provided evidence that the newer models of the ECT device “actually elevate the risk of brain damage.” [7] [8]

CCHR encourages as many ECT survivors and their family or friends to write in support of a ban and share their experiences on TruthAboutECT.org. It also encourages medical professionals, including psychiatrists opposed to ECT, to submit articles and blogs.
About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

References:
[1] A/HRC/22/53, "Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez," United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Twenty-second Session, Agenda Item 3, 1 Feb. 2013.
[2] “Mental Health and Human Rights,” United Nations Human Rights Council, 39th session; 10–28 Sept. 2018, https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/MentalHealth/A_HRC_39_36_EN.pdf.
[3] Letter to Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, from the American Psychiatric Association, March 10, 2016,
https://psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Psychiatrists/Advocacy/Federal/APA-FDA-ECT-reclassification-comments-03102016.pdf.
[4] American Psychiatric Association Committee on Electroconvulsive Therapy. (2001). The practice of electroconvulsive therapy: Recommendations for treatment, training, and privileging: A task force report of the American Psychiatric Association (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA, US: American Psychiatric Association, p. 102.
[5] Jose Riera and Deborah Chase, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situation, v. MECTA Corporation; Somatics, LLC, Case No.: 2:17-cv-06686 RGK(PJWx), United States District Court
Central District of California, Sept. 11, 2017.
[6] http://www.thymatron.com/downloads/System_IV_Regulatory_Update.pdf.
[7] Thomas Szasz, M.D., Coercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry,(Transaction Publications, 2010) p. 135.
[8] Jonathon Emord, Rick Moxon, Citizens Petition on ECT presented to the FDA Commissioner, 2016, http://emord.com/blawg/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1-ECT-Citizen-Petition.pdf, p. 40.

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Pro-In Protect Innovations reduces the risk of infection at airport security controls

Airports: Hand luggage security trays are the most contaminated places at an airport as scientific study says

ESCHBORN, HESSE, GERMANY, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hand luggage security trays at airports have until recently been overlooked as a health risk. A recent scientific study* has now proven that they are heavily contaminated with bacteria and viruses capable of causing infections which also could quickly develop into an outbreak of the flu and other epidemics. In response to this situation, the startup company Pro-In Protect Innovations has developed a special protective single-use inlay which minimizes the risk of infection from contaminated luggage trays.

At the end of August 2018, the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland and the University of Nottingham in the UK published a study* funded by the European Union on bacterial and viral load at airports. Airport security trays, which are provided to scan hand luggage and other personal items, have been found to be the most heavily contaminated. Luggage trays pose one of the highest health risks and play a key role in the spread of epidemics and pandemics.

Pathogens can remain active in the luggage trays and on personal belongings for days. Nothing has been developed to combat this problem until now. The startup company Pro-In Protect Innovations, based in Eschborn, Germany, has now come up with a special protective inlay for luggage trays called Pro-In Protect Inlay. The inlay is placed inside the security tray and is immediately discarded after use. Direct contact between the surface of the trays and personal belongings is eliminated which prevents any contamination during the security check process. As Eckhard Melz from Pro-In Protect Innovations explains, “The protective inlay provides a reliable and hygienic solution which safeguards the health of everyone concerned. This simple measure minimizes the risk of infection from pathogens and contaminants.” The inlays are simple and quick to use, so they do not disrupt the airport security screening process. Using regenerated plastic material the product could help to manage the worldwide problem of plastic waste.

The Pro-In Protect Inlay is available in two different materials: a regranulated material made from recycled plastic or a fully recyclable PE film. The company is also planning to manufacture the tray inlays from other environmentally-friendly materials. The innovative protective inlays have been developed to fulfill the requirements of airports, airlines, large organisations which have their own security checkpoints and hotels. For further information, please visit www.pro-in.com
*Source: https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-018-3150-5

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Pro-In Protect Innovations GmbH (i.G.) is based in the town of Eschborn located in the southern part of the state of Hesse in Germany. The team led by Managing Director Saray González Marín and Director Eckhard Melz specializes in manufacturing and distributing healthcare products that are used in busy public spaces such as airports, large organisations and hotels. The Pro-In Protect Inlay luggage tray inlays minimizes the risk of infection when passengers and luggage are checked through airport security and help to minimize the threat of epidemics and pandemics.

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Chief of International MilSatCom, SMC, US Air Force to Chair Day-two Military Space Situational Awareness Conference

SMi Reports: Chief of International MilSatCom and other senior US DOD representatives briefing at the conference to discuss on Space Situational Awareness.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Centre driving the major reorganisation efforts, SMC 2.0. There is now expanded focus on new mission areas such as Space Situational Awareness. With this in mind SMi Group are delighted to announce that:

Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief of International MilSatCom, Space and Missile Systems Centre, US Air Force will be chairing day-two of the 14th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference, taking place in London, UK on the 1-2 April 2019.

The event will also include other senior US DOD representatives briefing at the conference, including:
• Rear Admiral Richard Correll, Director, Plans and Policy, J5, US STRATCOM
• Colonel Jeffrey Collins, Director Air Force Cyberworx, US Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Mia Walsh, C/O 18th Space Control Squadron, US Air Force
• Dr Francis Chun, Director, Center For Space Situational Awareness Research, US Air Force Academy

In addition, delegates will have the opportunity to meet and greet all the key players in this important domain at the exclusive evening networking reception, hosted by Gold Sponsor, ExoAnalytics, day-one at the conference.

The full agenda is now available to download, request your copy from the event website at: http://www.military-space.com/einpress

Register by the 31st January to receive £200 discount on your booking.

Military Space Situational Awareness
Conference: 1st and 2nd April 2019
Two post-conference workshops: 3rd April 2019
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November 2018 Crypto Exchange Analytics and Research

NY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This is the second report in a series of reviews of the crypto exchanges widely considered to be leaders in the field. In it, COR Index analyzes chief criteria used to select crypto exchanges, their main indicators, and publicly available information about the exchanges.

The full report can be viewed here.

Key Highlights:

Crypto Exchange Trading Volume, USD
Crypto Exchange Traffic Analysis
Average Trading Volume Indicator per Unique Visitor

The following exchanges were added to the November report:

Coinbase
Liquid
Kraken
Cryptonex
RightBTC

Crypto Exchange Trading Volume, USD

The leader in this category is Binance, whose monthly trading volume is 20 842 258 678, USD (+14.45%), month to month period.

The negative leader in this category is RightBTC, whose monthly trading volume is 2 945 111 499, USD.

Crypto Exchange Traffic Analysis

The leader in this category is Binance, whose total monthly traffic is 27 392 540 (-22.05%) visits, month to month period.

The negative leader in this category is Cryptonex, whose total monthly traffic is 32 837 visits.

Average Trading Volume Indicator per Visitor

The leader in this category is BCEX, whose average trading volume per visitor is 133 440, USD (+71.17%), month to month period.

The negative leader in this category is Coinbase, whose average trading volume per visitor is 553 USD.

Please note that this report is not a call to action and is not intended to encourage to be the reader's sole source of information to act on. The presented information has been compiled using publicly available sources and is accepted as is. This report contains no promotional material and is solely intended to inform its reader. COR Index bears no responsibility for any inaccuracies or misrepresentations in this document, nor any outcomes resulting from actions taken based on this information.

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Reading Roadmap afterschool tutoring model increases student test scores

Program demonstrates how afterschool can impact early childhood literacy

Using school data to target student needs and achieve improvement based on school assessments is the best way to impact state and national assessments.”

— Andrew Hysell, Reading Roadmap Executive Director

TOPEKA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New research demonstrates that the Kansas Reading Roadmap is a promising model for how schools and nonprofits can leverage afterschool programs to improve students’ early reading proficiency.

An in-depth look at the accomplishments of KRR from the 2017-18 school year is now available on the program’s website. KRR summarized the detailed analysis in an evaluation brief.

The report states 5,000 attendees of the Reading Roadmap afterschool programs across 61 sites demonstrated dramatic improvement on school-administered assessments over the course of the past school year. Based upon three separate school-administered assessments, KRR schools experienced 50 percent higher grade-level reading growth school-wide compared to a control group of similar schools.

On average, by the end of the school year, students attending the afterschool program were five times more likely to be grade-level readers than their peers. Furthermore, children attending afterschool were two times less likely to be categorized as needing intensive intervention services.

What is particularly notable about the reading improvement was that it was observed across three different commercial universal screeners—AIMSWeb, DIBELS and FastBridge. These screeners are used by schools around the country to measure grade-level reading and are supported by significant research.

“A core tenant of the Reading Roadmap is that the only test that matters is the school’s test,” said Andrew Hysell, Executive Director of the Reading Roadmap. “Using school data to target student needs and achieve improvement based on school assessments is the best way to impact state and national assessments.”

Policymakers, educators, and parents look to measures like state assessments and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to measure how well students are reading.

The Reading Roadmap provides a comprehensive literacy solution designed for an afterschool environment. It includes a variety of interventions that target the five pillars of literacy including the foundational skills of phonemic awareness and phonics, as well as fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

The Reading Roadmap aligns this comprehensive, skills-based approach with partner school data through a system called the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports and Alignment (Kansas MTSS). Schools that use Kansas MTSS inform their afterschool programs with the data necessary to provide personalized interventions for striving readers. The synergy of school and out-of-school alignment is the secret to the model’s success at improving reading for all students.

KRR is a partnership between local schools, the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN), and DCF. Launched in 2013, KRR features summer and family engagement components that complement its afterschool efforts. The organization has made its specially designed afterschool and family engagement curricula available to schools who wish to employ it.

The KRR 2017-18 Annual Report provides a comprehensive statistical data summary of the progress made by students involved with KRR. The full report can be viewed online on the organization’s website.

Last year, KRR provided more than:

• 945,000 hours of free childcare
• 590,000 hours of out-of-school learning opportunities
• 13,900 hours of training to 420 school district employees
• 1,300 part- and full-time employment opportunities

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#StandUp4HumanRights March Demands Human Rights Be Recognized

One of the Youth for Human Rights International events in honor of Human Rights Day and the  70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Activist held a march in honor of Human Rights Day and the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Pan-African Diaspora Youth join Youth for Human Rights march.

Pan-African Diaspora Youth join Youth for Human Rights march.

Human rights activists arriving at the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Human rights activists arriving at the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Human rights advocates braved freezing temperatures, gathering at the famous Lincoln Memorial to stand up and march for the rights of all.

We stand here united as human rights defenders from around the world, determined to bring about freedom for all, starting with awareness of these basic human rights.”

— Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Human Rights Day 2018, in a world where fundamental human rights are being abused, a group of young advocates gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, to march in support of the vital necessity of immediately implementing human rights education on a global scale. Led by Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) and joined by other national and international organizations, including Peace Lights and the Pan-African Diaspora Youth Association (PADYA), the wave of passionate activists dressed in blue in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial.

The march was part of a global series of events led by Youth for Human Rights International in honor of Human Rights Day and on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the document which, if widely applied, could end human rights abuses everywhere.

“The most impactful aspect of the march was the attention to the cause. The more awareness we bring to human rights, the more people will realize how little they know about them. Once we're on the same page with that, we can start moving forward with teaching and educating our youth!” said Somalian fashion model, Soukeyna, who participated in the march. She further stated, “We develop most of our habits when we are young. If we are taught early on about the non-negotiable human rights as listed in the UDHR, we will be encouraged to stand up for what we deserve and carry those habits into adulthood.”

With the end of the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never to allow human rights atrocities to occur again. Thus, 70 years ago on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was born listing out 30 basic human rights and starting a worldwide awareness campaign.

The United Nations launched their current human rights awareness campaign #StandUp4HumanRights in December of 2016. This year, in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights DC and other national and international chapters have been key champions in this campaign. Erica Rodgers, the US National Director of Youth for Human Rights International and organizer of the march commented, “We stand here united as human rights defenders from around the world, determined to bring about freedom for all, starting with awareness of these basic human rights.”

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization with chapters around the world whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance, respect and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through international summits, art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch a documentary on how Youth for Human Rights began.

“Peace Lights” is a video art piece created by Peter Rogina and Eileen Cohen. It has been adopted by the New York Peace Coalition and the Peace Organizations of 14 countries as their international symbol for peace and non-violence. The United Nations International Year of Light has also endorsed “Peace Lights”, and it has been featured around the world in 6 continents.

The Pan-African Diaspora Youth Association (PADYA) is one of three organs of outreach and promotion of the African Union Mission to the United States of America

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Bipartisan lawmakers voice support for Iran uprising, condemn Tehran’s terrorism against dissidents

Rep. Engel at OIAC event

Bipartisan members of congress joined Iranian Americans from 40 states at a Congressional event to express support for protesters in Iran.

There have been lots of demonstrations going on in Iran where ppl are protesting. I’m here to stand in solidarity with the people of Iran and to say to the government of Iran: What are you afraid of?”

— Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bipartisan lawmakers voice support for Iran uprising, condemn Tehran’s terrorism against dissidents

Bipartisan members of congress joined Iranian Americans from 40 states at a Congressional event to express support for protesters in Iran, announce bipartisan congressional initiative H.Res.1034, and highlight Iranian regime’s malign international role.

Timed to coincide with the anniversary of nationwide protests in Iran, the gathering, moderated by OIAC Advisory Board member Dr. Ramesh Sepehrrad, showcased congressional and community support for the Iranian people and their democratic opposition movement.

In his opening remarks, congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) noted, “As the journey of the mullahs has become more extreme, the international resistance to them has become more resolute. We’ve seen this in the liberation of the MEK freedom fighters trapped in Iraq.” We’ve also “seen it with the 105 of my colleagues, here in the House of Representatives who co-sponsored my bill, House Resolution 1034 that we affirmed our committed support of the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic of Iran,” Mr. McClintock added.

He was followed by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), expected to be the incoming chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who referred to the street protests in Iran, “There have been lots of demonstrations going on in Iran where people are protesting…I’m here to stand in solidarity with the people of Iran and to say to the government of Iran: What are you afraid of? Fair and free elections? Let the people of Iran determine their destiny.”

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) reminded the community members of their important role. “It’s obvious that what you do is making a difference, because you have gotten the folks in Iran, the mullahs, real nervous,” he said. “Don’t ever let the mullahs keep you awake at night, because you see, you keep them awake at night by fighting for freedom in Iran.”

“I’m proud to co-sponsor House Resolution 1034 which condemns Iran’s state sponsored terrorism and expresses support for the Iranian people fighting for free, democratic, and secular future,” added Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA).

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) recognized U.S. Teamsters Union for, “joining in support of the Iranian truck drivers protesting for democracy in Iran.” He commended the Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi for “her continuing advocacy for women’s rights and minority rights in Iran,” while lauding the opposition movement, the MEK, for exposing the nuclear sites of the Iranian regime in 2002.

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) noted, “The love of liberty burns in your heart. All the way from the time of Camp Ashraf where innocent people, unarmed people were being slaughtered by the mullah regime…and yes, right now…all freedom loving people, in supporting those people who are now in the streets in Iran demanding that the mullahs leave.”

“I’m a co-chair of the Congressional Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, and I’m proud of that. I will continue to condemn the Iranian regime’s abuses of human rights and its support for terrorism,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said.

“The change of Congress will not stop us from fighting for victory,” said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), adding, “as new majority is in power [in the House], please know that democracy will not be far from our heart, our mind and our lips.”

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) noted also that all must stand in solidarity with the people of Iran, but “it’s so important for the United States to not lose its focus” on the Iranian regime.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Adam Ereli, also addressed the event. “I think it’s clear to anybody who follows Iran closely that the mullahs are afraid. And they’re afraid of you…When Iran [regime] blames Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian opposition and the Iranian American diaspora for these protests, it just tells you how afraid they are, how vulnerable they are, and how effective you are,” he said.

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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)at OIAC Congressional Event نماینده انگل در جلسه سازمان جوامع ایرانی در آمریکا (اویاک)‌


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