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‘This is just astonishing’: With schools set to open on Monday, Mayor de Blasio DELAYS in-person education AGAIN

With schools set to open on Monday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio changed things up, delaying in-person education — AGAIN — and instead going with a phased-in plan:BREAKING: NYC schools will NOT physically reopen for all students on Monday. The city is doing a phased-in reopening instead, by grade levels, throughout the next few weeks.…

Med Schools Fear Lack of Residency Slots, Training Sites

Medical schools draw in more students each year, but administrators are worried there won't be enough residency slots and training resources available, according to the results of a survey published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) last week. In 2006, the AAMC began pushing medical schools to increase enrollment to mitigate an anticipated…

Parents take on new role as schools return online: tech support

Miami As millions of American students start the school year with online classes at home because of the coronavirus, they are running into technical glitches and other difficulties that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person.A ransomware attack forced schools in Hartford, Connecticut, to postpone the…

Closing schools for Covid-19 hurts students’ financial future

As schools worldwide have sent students home to protect against the spread of Covid-19, the impacts of the time spent out of the classroom have begun to come into focus. During the first half of 2020, many students have fallen behind academically as they’ve relied on remote learning, which will make it harder for many…

LA County schools won’t reopen until ‘after the election,” health director says

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer was recorded saying the country's largest county would not reopen its schools until "after the election."“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November,” Ferrer said in a…

High schools must teach LGBTQ-inclusive sex ed in England

LGBTQ-inclusive sex education is now mandatory in all of England’s high schools. Starting this month, all English teenagers will learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer sexual health and positive relationships.“We want to support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe,” a Department for Education spokesperson said in an email to NBC…

Schools scramble to help rural students get online for fall

Washington With coronavirus sweeping through their rural district, the children of Francis Marion School in Perry County, Alabama, started school online this week. But for many, logging on for class was out of the question.Only about half of the school’s 600-odd students have reliable internet at home and 1 in 5 has no connection at…

Where schools are reopening in the US

Where schools are reopening in the US

Schools are more segregated than thirty years ago. Here’s what’s driving the modification.

By Erin Einhorn and Nigel ChiwayaAug. 31, 2020 This article is Part 2 of the “American dream while Black,” a series about the obstacles Black people face in achieving equity. Part 1 showed how homeownership is the prime driver of the wealth gap between Blacks and whites. The death of George Floyd this spring turned…

Rural Schools Struggle With Roadway Ahead In Era Of Coronavirus

Third grade teacher Maya Davis attends training before her school district reopens. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption toggle caption Kirk Siegler/NPR Third grade teacher Maya Davis attends training before her school district reopens. Kirk Siegler/NPR At the Bruneau-Grandview School District in rural southern Idaho, a couple of dozen teachers are crowded into the small library. They're…

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U.S. sanctions imports of Cuban stogies, rum

Sept. 24 (UPI) -- In a move to deny Havana of U.S. currency, The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Cuba, banning U.S. citizens from staying at government-owned hotels and importing Cuban alcohol and tobacco products. "These actions will ensure that U.S. dollars do not fund the Cuban regime and go directly to the Cuban…

Extreme mental illnesses often ignored at medical facility admission, study says

Severe mental illness diagnoses often get missed in patients hospitalized for physical health problems, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,800 adults in Britain who were diagnosed with severe mental illness, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, between 2006 and 2017 and who had more than 45,700 emergency hospital admissions over the…

U.S. sanctions people, business linked to Yevgeniy Prigozhin

Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has sanctioned a network of eight people and seven companies linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Kremlin-connected Russian businessman, and the Russian Federal Security Service. "Yevgeniy Prigozhin has an international network of supporters to spread his malign political and economic influence around the globe," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said…

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Amazon Just Released a Budget-friendly Physical Fitness Bike With Echelon

Updated 09/23/20 at 8:45am ET: The massive online retailer will not be entering the home gym equipment market. While it’s still unknown as to why Echelon marketed the affordable bike release as part of a partnership with Amazon, an Amazon spokesperson contacted us to clarify that the company has no involvement with Echelon at this…

How Guys Over 40 Can Construct More Powerful Back Muscles

Author, fitness model, and trainer Kirk Charles, NASM-CPT CES, knows that as you get older, life can get more complicated. But that shouldn’t prevent you from being on top of your game. He’ll help to answer the tough training questions that come with age so you too can be Fit Beyond 40.Working with a new…

Build Serious Abs Strength with this Side Slab Series

Sure, you can hold a plank or side plank for eternity. But truth be told, you're not really training true abdominal strength. Want true abdominal strength? Then master a more vicious version of the plank that'll take exactly thirty seconds to do. This plank just might make you a better runner too. Meet the Knee…