"They try to create a close-knit triangle so they can ensure the necessities that that student needs in order for them to be successful," said Alexandra Zeitz's mother, Emerald Zeitz. "You need to have a learning coach to keep kids accountable every day for showing up and doing schoolwork." … [Read more...] about This is what distance learning should look like in the fall
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Two weeks is a while Thanks to the leadership of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland has been vigilant and successful in its fight against COVID-19. The council area I was in has had 948 cases all year. My home county in New Jersey has had twice the amount of coronavirus cases (around 20,000) than the entire country of Scotland. Because of that, though, places that dodged the worst of it can feel eerily normal at the moment: in this town, beaches, tennis courts and biergartens were open or opened while I was there. It definitely makes it difficult to follow the demands of your self-isolation period, which, for example, suggests you don’t even leave the house to walk a dog. … [Read more...] about What It’s Actually Like to Fly Abroad During a Pandemic
For the seventh consecutive year, CSAA Insurance Group has been named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities. CSAA Insurance Group has received this award every year since 2014. … [Read more...] about CSAA Insurance Group Makes Top 50 Community-Minded Companies
One of the things that really gets me is hearing people say things like, “I voted for Obama because I hoped he’d be able to unite the country, and he hasn’t, and I’m very disappointed by that.” Well, look. People have other things to do in their lives besides think about politics all day, I understand that. But really—this is like blaming Sharon Tate for failing to make peace with Charles Manson. The Republicans operate from a mindset of wanting to crush and destroy the Democrats, and I bring this up today because the debate over the “freeloading” 47 percent is as good an exhibit as exists with which to make the case. … [Read more...] about Michael Tomasky on How the GOP Invented Mitt Romney’s “Moochers”
A spokesperson for Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services said in an email to The Daily Beast that “71 people who tested COVID-19 positive after April 9 reported that they voted in person or worked the polls on election day,” but also noted that some of those positive cases “reported other possible exposures as well.” And an official for Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services said the state was “unaware of any coronavirus cases linked to voting in the primary.” … [Read more...] about Is In-Person Voting Really Unsafe?