• Jobs

    Colorado has recovered 89% of jobs lost during COVID-19

    Colorado’s unemployment rate declined to 4.8%, the lowest since the start of the pandemic. A lot of new economic data poured in Friday to give us a better sense of how the state’s recovery is going.  But first, let’s talk about a livable wage, which seems like a fair starting point for any worker who has settled into an occupation and plans to stick with it in the near future.  So, what is a livable wage anyway? It’s how much someone needs to earn “to support his or herself and their family,” according to the Living Wage calculator from Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Amy K. Glasmeier. It should include…

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  • Exchange Student

    Q&A | French exchange student navigates UC during COVID-19 | News

    Rémi Carteret, an exchange student at the University of Cincinnati.  Provided | Rémi Carteret Over the past year, students at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and across the United States have gone through the ups and downs of COVID-19. Online learning, campus closures and isolation have contributed to stress, confusion and so many DIY projects.  The pandemic has become the new normal for many students as they continue to navigate the day-to-day uncertainty. Yet, despite the looming force the pandemic still holds, UC has been able to begin hosting exchange students on campus again. These students selected UC for many reasons, each one choosing to make the campus their temporary…

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  • Online School

    Heyworth schools make temporary move online amid COVID-19 outbreak and staff shortage

    WGLT is community powered. It’s the Fall Fund Drive and your financial support at WGLT.org is the power we rely on to keep your favorite NPR programs on the air and your newsroom local. Join the community that powers WGLT with a contribution. Heyworth Community Unit School District 4 has pivoted to remote learning because of a coronavirus outbreak. Superintendent Lisa Taylor informed parents of the 934 students in the district on Monday that students will learn online for the rest of the week. As of Friday, Heyworth had 47 students excluded and eight students who had tested positive or probable for COVID-19. Taylor said Monday evening the numbers have…

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    Heyworth school district returns to online learning after spike in COVID-19 cases

    HEYWORTH (Heart of Illinois ABC) — Heyworth students are learning online this week because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the school district. Superintendent Lisa Taylor said 17 students and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. She said she’s not sure if it’s spreading in the schools or in the community. “We had to consult with the health department late yesterday and decided it’s the right time for an adaptive pause when you see a quick increase,” Taylor said. “It gives you some time to do a few things: Disinfect, deep clean, contact trace,” she added. Taylor said while most parents have been understanding about the…

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  • Education

    N.C. COVID-19 funding for schools approved

    The Department of Education finally approved North Carolina’s plan to spend federal COVID-19 funds for schools on Monday. The state received its initial $2.4 billion allotment from the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund in March. Monday’s decision means the state will receive an additional $1.2 billion. The majority of this federal funding will go directly to districts and schools. The remaining 10%, or $360 million, will go to statewide initiatives that are intended to aid schools and students as they recover from the pandemic. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content. The Department of Public Instruction will use the funds to launch several of these…

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  • Jobs

    How the Covid-19 pandemic cemented the death of jobs

    Once upon a time, there were good jobs. These jobs paid people enough money to live on, even enough to support a family. They provided health insurance so people could go to a doctor if they got sick. They even came with pensions so that once you’d worked for a certain number of years, you could actually stop working. You could rest. But there was a problem. These jobs weren’t for everyone. They were mostly for white men, and mostly in certain places, like a factory or an office. For everyone else, there were jobs that paid less, with fewer benefits — or no benefits at all. And over time,…

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  • Online School

    Great Falls High School Moves Online After COVID-19 Outbreak | Montana News

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — About 1,500 students at Great Falls High School will begin remote learning Tuesday and through the rest of the week because of an increase in COVID-19 cases among students and staff, Great Falls Public Schools said Monday. More than 35 people have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. Classes will return to a normal schedule on Monday, Sept. 20. “This will allow for the quarantine or isolation times of staff and students to lapse and for our sanitation teams to do the necessary deep cleaning and air exchange of the entire school,” school officials said in a statement. Over 40 classrooms will need to be…

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