• Home Schooling

    New Homeschooling Families Weigh How Long They Will Continue Amid Pandemic

    More parents have chosen to homeschool their children during the pandemic, and it’s contributed to a decline in enrollment at public schools. Now, schools and families are trying to figure out how long this trend will last. Liz Schlemmer reports for WUNC. Before the pandemic, Kristin Kanipe never expected she’d end up homeschooling her three kids. “I remember talking to a friend and specifically saying, ‘God would have to smack me in the head and make it “you have to homeschool” for me to ever homeschool.’ I had no desire to homeschool. I actually did not want to homeschool,” Kanipe said. “Then the pandemic hit and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s…

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  • Online School

    Edgenuity’s software wasn’t meant for a pandemic. That didn’t stop some school districts.

    When Nevada high schooler Simone Gardella scored a zero on a short writing assignment early last fall, she thought the grade was inaccurate. But she couldn’t find out what she might have done wrong. No human teacher had read what she wrote, and the computer program that had given her such a low mark didn’t provide any feedback. “A robot is my teacher,” said Gardella, a senior who had taken Advanced Placement classes before the coronavirus pandemic arrived. “I put thought into it. I felt like I answered the question. But I didn’t get to find out what I did wrong.” She saw more problems with the online lessons, and…

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  • Jobs

    If you have a job, hold on to it tight, economist warns

    GlobeNewswire Studio City International Holdings Limited Announces Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings MACAU, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Studio City International Holdings Limited (NYSE: MSC) (“Studio City” or the “Company”), a world-class integrated resort located in Cotai, Macau, today reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. Total operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 were US$23.7 million, compared to total operating revenues of US$167.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease in total operating revenues was due to the decrease in revenues from the provision of gaming related services and lower non-gaming revenues as a result of…

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  • Science

    New CDC school opening guidelines fail to ‘follow the science’

    President Biden vowed to “follow the science” in an effort to get kids back to school. But that’s not what the latest school opening guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do. The two core pillars of the guidelines — that schools should decide whether to open based on community transmission and that students should strive to be spaced 6 feet apart — aren’t supported by science. While there are many prudent recommendations in the document, these two demands will keep schools closed much longer than necessary, harming kids. advertisement Should learning mode depend on community transmission levels? The new school opening guidelines advise schools to open or…

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  • Exchange Student

    Guardia Civil investigate sexual assault of exchange student at illegal party

    Credit: Twitter GUARDIA CIVIL in Madrid are investigating an alleged sexual assault at an illegal party attended by ‘tempters’ from the Spanish edition of Temptation Island. The party was reportedly held at a house in the Colmenarejo area of Madrid last weekend. According to national Spanish daily El Mundo , which cites sources from the investigation, a young woman filed a complaint two days later claiming that she was drugged and forced to have sex with “five or six” men. The same sources explain that the events allegedly took place n the night of Saturday into Sunday when around fifty “rich kids” who appear on ‘La Isla de las Tentaciones’…

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  • Online School

    The miserable truth about online school

    Rayman Miller lives in the northwest Toronto neighbourhood of Weston, in a tower of rental units off the 401. Since last March, Rayman, who is 21, his mom and his younger siblings have been home for most of the day every day in their three-bedroom apartment. Rayman shares a bedroom with his two brothers, who are 14 and 18. Before the pandemic, their mom, Kaleena, worked at the Wahlburgers at Pearson airport, and Rayman was about to start a job working with kids in an after-school program. Covid left them both unemployed. Rayman is studying at Humber College to be a paralegal and brings in a bit of money selling…

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  • Education

    Why a True Economic Recovery Starts With Financial Education

    Update: On February 16, the SBA announced that due to budget constraints it will reduce the amount of payment relief for certain SBA loans to three months, from six months. The economic impact of Covid-19 has been a shock to all business owners. And while some have become overwhelmed with new demand, others are fighting closures and bankruptcy. If there is one constant across all situations, it is the lack of knowledge about the government programs in place to help.  Currently, most business owners are focused solely on receiving a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, a forgivable loan aimed at keeping employees on the payroll. This is not a bad thing. Many…

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