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    (CNN)There is finally a sense of turning the corner on the pandemic, with the first batches of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out for delivery and Covid cases beginning to plateau -- and as governments look to roll back some restrictions.CNN's Dana Bash pointed this out to Dr. Anthony Fauci on "State of the Union" this weekend. She mentioned New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina, but there are a ton of stories like this: New York movie theaters and pool halls can re-open Friday while weddings and other events can resume March 15. Massachusetts is entering a new phase that allows indoor concerts at 50% capacity and with fewer than 500 people. Pennsylvania is lifting travel restrictions and revising caps on gatherings. Virginia is upping its cap on outdoor gatherings to 25, increasing caps on outdoor entertainment venues, allowing restaurants to sell alcohol later at night and may allow sleep-away...
    STONEHAM (CBS) — The Stoneham community is mourning the loss of beloved coach Jim Carino, who died of coronavirus. On Sunday, he was remembered for his infectious smile, big personality, and leadership. The 62-year-old was the former Stoneham High School soccer and current tennis coach. RELATED: Police Release Photos Of Man Wanted For Murder In Manchester NH “A complete icon in the town, to think about the countless people he’s touched,” said former player Anthony Deangelo said. “It’s hard to celebrate when you’re hurting so much inside. And I think you’re hurting so much because it happened so quick,” said Stoneham Athletic Director David Pignoni, who worked side-by-side with Carino for the last 15 years. “His legacy was that he was Mr. Stoneham, every kid that went through this place got to know him.  Not only on the athletic field but he was senior class advisor, he organized one of...
    Kels Cuddy, left, Jay Percival, right, stand next to their skoolie. Kels and Jay In 2019, Kels Cuddy and Jay Percival finished renovating a 202-square-foot school bus named Bessy.  In 2020, they moved into the skoolie. But when problems piled up, they renovated it again.  The transformation included everything from fresh paint to new counters. Here's how the bus changed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In January, Jay Percival, 25, and Kels Cuddy, 26, hit a milestone: The couple reached the one-year mark of living in their 202-square-foot school bus named Bessy.  Their skoolie adventure started in 2019 when the couple purchased, gutted, and renovated a 2001 retired school bus. Kels and Jay told Insider that their experience has been filled with adventure, but it's not without challenges. "We learned so much about ourselves, how to work together, and all these skills," Jay told Insider. They've...
    Teachers and officials for the two biggest school districts in the United States are at loggerheads with local and state governments about how and when to reopen their schools for in-person learning. Chicago Public Schools and Los Angeles Union School District are facing renewed pressure to begin the process of reopening as the second semester of the school year begins. Most of the large school districts in the U.S. have transitioned to a model that allows parents to pick whether their student participates in face-to-face or virtual learning. Even in New York City, which is divided into smaller districts, has begun allowing hybrid in-person and virtual learning in addition to total virtual options. Children are less likely to experience adverse outcomes from COVID-19 infections, and a growing body of evidence suggests that schools might not be the origins of rapid community spread they were once feared to...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is digging out of its biggest snowfall of the season thus far Thursday in what amounted to the first significant accumulation in years but also luckily fell short of the potential high end totals.City leaders were pleading with New Yorkers to stay out of the way of thousands of sanitation crews, but even with salting and plowing, the roads were treacherous in places.On the Henry Hudson Bridge, icy conditions led to a 19-car pileup that left several people hurt.Some areas saw nearly a foot of snow, with the highest totals reported in the Bronx and Queens.RELATED | SNOW TOTALS: How much fell in New York City, New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutBut even before the first flakes fell, the first big snowfall of the season was doomed to be a gloomy disappointment for more than a million of its schoolchildren.Mayor Bill de...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Like all school districts, Dallas ISD has faced their fair share of challenges this past year. It’s been a year of trials and tribulations, but there have been successes along the way. “Well our biggest accomplishment is that everybody stuck with us,” Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said, noting the district lost less teachers this year than last year. “We’re having school,” he said. “We passed the big bond election that’s going to help us with the future. So I think those are the biggest accomplishments. The biggest concern, biggest delta, is the learning loss.” Right now, elementary and middle school students can attend school five days a week in person, if their parents choose. High schoolers are following a hybrid model – attending two days in person, three days from home. This will continue into 2021. CBS 11 News reporter Erin Jones asked Hinojosa, “For the students...
    NOT trying to boast or anything - but we think we've successfully destroyed all the evidence of us ever going through that awkward, gangly phase as teenagers. But while we were busy deleting all our old Facebook photos, TikTok users have been parading their most cringeworthy childhood pictures for the whole internet to see. 1118-year-old Mally kicked off the trendCredit: TikTok 18-year-old Mally, from Delaware, kicked off the trend earlier this year when she shared hilarious pictures from when she was six years old pretending to be the "main character" in a movie. She captioned the clip: "6 year old me having a professional photoshoot cause she thought she was the main character." And let's just say, Mally's outfit pretty accurately sums up noughties fashion as she was pictured in an orange sleeveless top with a giant strawberry on the front, a black flippy skirt and a matching bandana. Her...
    Teachers unions have been instrumental in keeping American schools online during the pandemic. But some have escalated their positions on reopening to include an array of social justice demands. A set of demands from teachers unions in July, which addressed how to safely reopen schools amid a pandemic, was criticized by The Wall Street Journal editorial board as “political extortion.” The board argued that unions were taking advantage of a health crisis to advance their own ideological agendas and to eliminate competition from charter schools. “For most Americans the coronavirus is a scourge. But teachers unions seem to think it’s also an opportunity—to squeeze more money from taxpayers and put their private and public charter school competition out of business,” the board wrote. “Rather than work to open schools safely, the unions are issuing ultimatums and threatening strikes until they are granted their ideological wish list.” “If there’s a silver...
    By JOHN HANNA and ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' largest public school district has scrapped plans to allow its middle and high school students to attend some in-person classes and three counties have imposed new restrictions inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. The moves by local officials come as the state works to expand its overall testing capacity so under a “unified” statewide strategy announced by Gov. Laura Kelly in late September. The strategy calls for regular testing of at-risk populations, including first responders, prison inmates, nursing home residents and K-12 students and staff, as well as more aggressive testing in virus hotspots. The state plans to spend at least $53 million in federal coronavirus relief funds on contracts with private laboratories. But Kelly said Tuesday during a Statehouse news conference: “It won’t work if people are not abiding by the other safety protocols, particularly wearing masks...
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    Coronavirus caseload sets record in D.C. region as infections continue to surge Major pandemic bankruptcies to date — and who could be next NBA prospect RJ Hampton: I kind of try to model my game after Zach LaVine now On the latest episode of the HoopsHype podcast, Michael Scotto is joined by RJ Hampton, who is a projected first-round pick in the upcoming draft. After becoming a pro overseas following high school, Hampton discussed what he learned playing in the NBL and going up against LaMelo Ball. Hampton also explained what advice he’s received from Ja Morant, Mike Miller and Penny Hardaway, his long-term goals, and more. Listen to the podcast above or check out some snippets of the conversation in a transcribed version below.  © Provided by HoopsHype 1:20 What factored into Hampton’s decision to go overseas instead of playing college basketball? I think the decision for me was the right decision as a basketball...
    TENS of thousands joined protests around the world following Emmanuel Macron's controversial comments over depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. More than 50,000 Muslims took part in the biggest demonstration yet on the streets of Bangladesh with some burning effigies of the under-fire French leader. 13Protesters burn an effigy of French president Emmanuel Macron in Bangladesh Credit: Reuters However, today's massive rally was stopped from getting close to the French embassy where security had been stepped up amid mounting tensions. The march was more than a mile long and crowds carried multiple effigies of Macron, caricatures and a fake coffin for the French leader. Meanwhile in Jakarta, more than 2,000 Indonesians wearing white Islamic robes gathered in front of the French embassy to express their outrage. They chanted "No defamation of the Prophet Mohammed" and vented their anger about Macron - who has supported the right of cartoonists to draw Mohammed. The...
    Almost half of the biggest school districts are open for in-person learning for many students and more are planning to reopen, according to a Washington Post survey. Out of the 50 biggest school districts, 24 have reopened in-person for many students and 11 plan to go back in-person, according to the WaPo survey. Four more are planning to reopen for small groups of students requiring more attention. (RELATED: Los Angeles, San Diego Public Schools Will Be Online This Fall) “I think everybody’s quite worried about what the price is that we’ve paid for having the buildings closed,” Council of the Great City Schools Executive Director Michael Casserly said, according to the WaPo. Casserly added that remote learning can feel inadequate and said educators are worried “we are going to dig ourselves a hole that is so deep that it takes us years and years to get out of,” the WaPo...
    US coronavirus: The country reported its most cases in a day since July. Deaths may begin climbing, too, a leading expert says Where to find good, cheap pasta in every state With $1 salary, Joe Moglia may be the biggest bargain in college football On any given day, Joe Moglia could spend some of his time working on a $26 billion merger, being interviewed on CNBC, strategizing future non-conference football games for Coastal Carolina or advising a player about their future employment prospects. Has COVID-19 impacted College Football finances? Here are our 5 biggest findings from our coaches compensation database USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Week 4: Operation Football highlights WISN Milwaukee Mel Tucker is one of the 15 highest paid college football coaches in the country Spartans Wire COVID concerns may affect...
    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - From shops, offices and schools they spilled onto a Bangkok street in their tens of thousands, voicing shock and anger and above all defiance. Thailand's government had announced emergency measures to ban gatherings of five or more people to try to end three months of protests. The response was one of the biggest demonstrations so far, in the heart of the capital. "I'm not afraid. Emergency or not, I have no freedom," said 26-year-old illustrator Thanatpohn Dejkunchorn, who left work early to attend the protest with friends. "I want freedom to exist in this country. I want it to be free from this vicious cycle." Protests have built since mid-July in the biggest challenge in years to the political establishment - seeking the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, and to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. "We have...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing down school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic began to surge across the country might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.” “In March we may not have had all the information, but in hindsight, knowing what we know now, the closure of schools was one of the biggest public health mistakes in modern American history,” DeSantis said during an appearance on the Drew Steele radio show. “And I think even Europe has said we shouldn't have closed up.” VOTERS DIVIDED OVER REACTIONS TO TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSIS, BUT MOST WON'T CHANGE THEIR VOTE DeSantis, who has been pushing hard for students' return to classrooms in the state, called critics of the effort the “flat earthers of our day.” “So, now we're at the point where the people who advocate school closures are really the flat earthers of our day,” DeSantis said. “They're not...
    Arch Manning lit up his high school football game on Thursday night. Arch, the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning and the son of Cooper Manning, accounted for six touchdowns in the first game of the season at Isidore Newman High School in Louisiana. ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM WINS IN FINAL SECONDS AFTER 9 LATERAL-PASS PLAY He threw five touchdown passes and ran for one more in a 41-0 victory over East Jefferson High School. At least one of the five touchdown passes was a 63-yard pass. “He really surpassed what we could have hoped for,” Isidore Newman coach Nelson Stewart said of Manning before the season, according to 24/7 Sports. “He’s one of those kids if he’s 21 of 23, he wants to focus on the two incompletions. He likes to get coached and he doesn’t always think he’s right. There is an authenticity to him and a...
    (CNN)It's a truly humbling moment when your child asks you to help diagram a sentence or solve a grade-level math problem and you, a functioning adult with a diploma and years of experience, draw a complete blank. Anyone with school-aged children can probably relate. And as many schools start the year with virtual learning, parents are trying to summon even more of that long-forgotten knowledge. Helping your child navigate Zoom tech support can be daunting. So can balancing work and household duties with making sure your children are engaged and learning.But the single biggest challenge, many parents say, are the math topics taught through Common Core -- a standardized teaching method rolled out in 2010.Making it through math class A mother captured an emotional photo of her son crying in virtual class to show difficulties of distance learning during pandemicRead MoreLisa Cantrell, a marketing director in Douglasville, Georgia, says math...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Daily student attendance in the Los Angeles Unified School District is down slightly as the virtual school year gets underway, officials said Monday. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said attendance has dipped from 91.8% last year to 88.4% this year, with kindergarten classes seeing a significant drop, especially in lower-income communities. But overall, enrollment during the pandemic is down at about the same level as prior years. “The biggest drops in kindergarten enrollment are generally in neighborhoods with the lowest household incomes,” Beutner said. “We suspect some of this is because families may lack the ability to provide full-time support at home for online learning, which is necessary for very young learners.” According to Beutner, roughly 4% of all students and their families have not made any connection with their school community since remote learning began Aug. 18. The superintendent attributed the learning “gaps” to “some student...
    Education Sec. Betsy DeVos has spent her life—and lots of her family’s money—pushing to destroy public education. And now the coronavirus pandemic is giving the Trump administration a tool to do just that, but DeVos is being all but erased from the public effort. There’s a reason for that: DeVos has been unpopular from her Senate confirmation hearing on. As people struggle with school reopening plans that are confusing, inadequate, unsafe, or all of the above, it might be counterproductive to remind them that the Trump administration’s proposed answers are in fact part of the same war against public education DeVos has been waging for a long time. “School choice,” or, in translation, funneling public money away from public schools and into private schools and privately run charter schools that don’t have to follow the same rules as public schools, was a centerpiece of the Republican National Convention (RNC). Donald Trump talked...
    Education Sec. Betsy DeVos has spent her life—and lots of her family’s money—pushing to destroy public education. And now the coronavirus pandemic is giving the Trump administration a tool to do just that, but DeVos is being all but erased from the public effort. There’s a reason for that: DeVos has been unpopular from her Senate confirmation hearing on. As people struggle with school reopening plans that are confusing, inadequate, unsafe, or all of the above, it might be counterproductive to remind them that the Trump administration’s proposed answers are in fact part of the same war against public education DeVos has been waging for a long time. “School choice,” or, in translation, funneling public money away from public schools and into private schools and privately run charter schools that don’t have to follow the same rules as public schools, was a centerpiece of the Republican National Convention (RNC). Donald Trump talked about it—lying...
    MUM-of-22 Sue Radford has shared a sweet photo of her numerous kids enjoying the family’s hot tub before they return to school next week.  The Radfords are Britain’s biggest family, and most of their large brood will be getting ready to start lessons once more after lockdown.  6Mum-of-22 Sue Radford shared this photo of her kids enjoying themselves in the family hot tub before school starts Sue, 45, from Lancashire, posted a candid shot to Instagram of her kids “making the most of the sun” by splashing around in the water.  The Radfords are Britain's biggest family, with Noel and Sue parents to Chris, 30, Sophie, 26, Chloe, 24, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 19, Millie, 18, Katie, 17, James, 16, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, eight, Casper, seven, Hallie, four, Phoebe, four, Archie, two, Bonnie, one and Heidie, three months. Sadly, the couple's...
    A couple of weeks before the first day of school, Amanda received a welcome kit from the Texas high school she’s set to teach theater at this year. The kit included a cloth mask and a face shield — the personal protective equipment (PPE) she’s expected to wear when she spends time on campus this semester. However, neither piece seemed particularly reliable. “It’s a three-layer cloth mask— it’s not a medical mask — and the face shield looks like it was made by a Booster Club,” Amanda tells The News Brig. “But I mean, I’ll take it because I know some of my other teacher friends aren’t receiving PPE at all; they’re having to pay out of pocket to get masks for themselves.” Amanda officially started teaching classes this week, along with thousands of other teachers across the country. Amanda is not her real name. She didn’t want her name...
    A public school stands on the Upper East Side on August 07, 2020 in the Manhattan borough of New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty Images No New York City public school should open for in-person learning unless it meets a bevy of safety criteria, including requiring "every single person, adult and child" who enters one of the nearly 1,800 facilities to be tested for Covid or the antibodies, the president of the city's teachers' union said Wednesday. Mike Mulgrew, the head of the United Federation of Teachers, released a school safety checklist Wednesday outlining clear standards it says are needed. He says no school should open unless it meets all the criteria in that report. "It is our judgment at this point that if you open schools September 10, it will be one of the biggest debacles in history," Mulgrew tweeted. "If we feel that a school is not safe, we are...
    New York (CNN Business)Two of the country's top college football conferences will postpone their fall seasons. That could mean billions of dollars in losses — for universities, college towns and companies built around the American college football spectacle.Sportswear companies in particular stand to lose out on one of their biggest investments and most lucrative marketing opportunities.Nike (NKE), Adidas (ADDYY) and Under Armour (UA) sign sponsorship deals sometimes worth hundreds of millions of dollars with universities with strong athletics programs. For the universities, the deals are an important revenue stream; for the companies, they're a key source of brand exposure to both high performance athletes and the broader consumer base. "If you look at what the overall spend (on college apparel deals) is, I bet it's the companies' biggest expenditure from an advertising standpoint," said Eric Smallwood, president of Apex Marketing Group.The Big Ten and Pac-12 on Tuesday voted to postpone...
    (CNN)Police in the Netherlands have arrested 17 people following a raid on a massive cocaine lab, which they say is the biggest ever found in the country.The lab was housed inside an old riding school in Nijeveen, around 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, and included sleeping quarters and recreation areas, according to a police statement published Tuesday. Police also released video footage showing equipment, including a row of cement mixers and vats of chemicals. Police made 17 arrests."This is the largest cocaine laboratory ever found in the Netherlands," said André van Rijn, chief inspector of the National Facility for Dismantling Support (LFO), which is dismantling the lab."Given the number of people who worked there, the installation, the size, the furnishings and the equipment, we estimate the production capacity at 150 to 200 kilos of cocaine per day."Read MoreThis quantity of drugs is worth €4.5 million-€6 million ($5.3 million-$7.1 million), van...
    First grade teacher Yolanda Vasquez (R) stands in protest along with other teachers and counselors in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office on July 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Teachers and administrators from Hillsborough County Schools rallied against the reopening of schools due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Octavio Jones/Getty Images At least 260 employees at Gwinnett County School District in Georgia have either tested positive for coronavirus or been exposed to the coronavirus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.  It's the largest school district in the state, and the report comes a day after teachers began in-person pre-planning for the semester, according to WBS. The incident raised questions about the risks adults in schools take when it comes to in-person sessions.  Teachers have previously expressed concern over their safety in schools. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Around 260 employees in...
    Homicide rates have exploded by double digits and experts blame school and church closings alongside the anti-police movement, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal looked at America’s 50 biggest cities and found homicides are up an average of a whopping 24 percent across the board. It is also worth noting, although the Journal tries to spin this as a bipartisan problem, that Democrats (including the “progressive” mayor of San Antonio who identifies as Independent) run seven of the top ten cities with the biggest jump in homicide rates. Democrats also run all six of the tops six cities with the largest number of homicides, including Democrat-run Chicago, which the Journal notes is responsible for “more than one of every eight homicides.” The top six are Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas. The experts the Journal spoke with laid the blame on the closing of schools...
    (CNN)Of the 15 biggest school districts in the country, only one is offering schools the option of in-person instruction, and 10 of them have opted to begin the school year with online learning only.Three have opted for a hybrid: New York City, Chicago and Hawaii Public Schools.Coronavirus means many school bus riders could be left with no seatHillsborough County, Florida, the eighth-biggest district in the country, will announce its decision August 3. Its school board previously rejected a plan for virtual learning for the first nine weeks of school.Here's how the other large school districts, as of Thursday, are planning to reopen while grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.Offering parents a choiceRead MoreOrange County, Florida, the ninth-largest system, is offering a choice: in-person only or online only instruction. Parents or students must choose one.Hybrid modelsIn New York City schools, those that are part of the hybrid model "will sbe taught on-site...
    (CNN)Four historically Black colleges and universities announced that they have each received the largest single donation in their long-standing history. The generous donor? MacKenzie Scott, formerly Bezos. Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Hampton University and Tuskegee University all announced on Tuesday that they had been gifted record donations. Howard, which received $40 million, Hampton, $30 million, and Tuskegee, $20 million, revealed that their donations had come from Scott, the author and philanthropist who divorced from Amazon's Jeff Bezos last year. Read MoreWhile Xavier University, which received $20 million, said its donor wished to remain anonymous, the school was named in Scott's published list of 116 organizations that received a piece of her collective $1.7 billion donation.Two other HBCUs -- Morehouse College and Spelman College -- also announced that they received generous donations from Scott. Morehouse received a "generous donation" of $20 million, the college said in a news release....
    5 ways to get your kids to wear face coverings Bill Ackman and Tontine Holdings rewrite the terms for SPACs Lori McKenna reflects on her biggest hits with Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, and more The Write Stuff is an occasional series about songwriters. © Rick Diamond/Getty Images Grammy-winning songwriter Lori McKenna reflects on her biggest hits with Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, and more. Walking into the halls of her Massachusetts middle school, a young Lori McKenna was about to learn a very important lesson. "When I got to middle school, I realized, 'Oh, nobody else writes songs?'" McKenna tells EW with a laugh. 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 LEARN MORE Ad Gadgets Post McKenna, the youngest of five siblings, grew up in a musical family. (Two of her brothers are also songwriters.) Thanks to a father who loved musicals, music surrounded McKenna from...
    (CNN)The plan to reopen US schools has shifted several times throughout the summer as coronavirus cases have surged. Many major school districts are refusing to reopen, some even defying state guidelines, until coronavirus cases begin to drop. For those offering hybrid learning, or some in-person, some online classes, parents usually have the option to opt out and enroll their child in all online classes for the rest of the school year. The plans below could change again based on ever-changing pandemic trends. Here's what some of the US' largest school districts are planning when schools resume classes. Signs posted inform students of the importance of hand washing during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California.Virtual learning onlyStart dates for the fall semester are quickly approaching. With the amount of new coronavirus cases in states such as Texas and California not letting down, a number of major US school districts...
    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles and San Diego school districts, the two largest in California with a combined K-12 student population of about 720,000, announced Monday they won't bring students back to classrooms next month because of rising coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates. School leaders said there is too much uncertainty surrounding the safety of students and staff to try to return pupils to classrooms right away so they will continue the distance learning that was employed for the final months of the spring semester. “There’s a public health imperative to keep schools from becoming a petri dish,” said Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District — the second-largest public school district in the country. “The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise.” In a letter to parents, Cindy...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles and San Diego school districts, the two largest in California with a combined K-12 student population of about 720,000, announced Monday they won’t bring students back to classrooms next month because of rising coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates. School leaders said there is too much uncertainty surrounding the safety of students and staff to try to return pupils to classrooms right away so they will continue the distance learning that was employed for the final months of the spring semester. “There’s a public health imperative to keep schools from becoming a petri dish,” said Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District — the second-largest public school district in the country. “The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise.” In a letter to parents, Cindy Marten, superintendent of the San Diego...
    Gripas Yuri/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Amid the record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases and as parents around the country face the enormous decision of whether to send their children back to school this fall, President Trump on Wednesday threatened to pull federal funding from school districts and dismissed the Centers for Disease Control official guidance on how to safely reopen because he claimed to implement the requirements was too onerous and costly. In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2020 I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for...
    4 IT'S likely we will look back at the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 one day and decide one of the biggest and most unnecessary scandals was the way it robbed an entire generation of six months of education. Thankfully, the horrors of this disease have largely left them well alone. Children and teens are statistically more likely to die in a freak accident than of Covid-19. 4 We may look back at the coronavirus pandemic and decide one of the biggest and most unnecessary scandals was the way it robbed an entire generation of six months of education.Credit: Getty Images - Getty But there is a great irony that their lives have been put on hold far more than at-risk older folk. So ,I welcome with open arms the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's clear pledge for a broad and balanced return for all schools from September. I have no fears...
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