Mississippi eases graduation and third-grade rules for virus

High school students will earn graduation credits for incomplete courses, and seniors will be allowed to graduate this year as long as they meet other district and state requirements. Districts can change graduation requirements, as long as students earn at least 24 core course credits.

Google India introduces 18-week skill program designed for women

Developed jointly in association with Avtar, a career portal service for women, and the Indian School of Business, the program aims to influence the overall gender mix in the digital marketing landscape in India and will provide an opportunity for 200 women professionals to re-skill themselves.

State colleges also canceling May graduation ceremonies

For most people, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are among those particularly susceptible to more severe illness.

Protect a national treasure: The US Public Health Service

In a subsequent document — Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations — the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said the number of USPHS officers should be cut by 38 percent from 6,500 to 4,000, making the USPHS officer corps “leaner and more efficient.” OMB examiners told USPHS the […]

Fox News is sued for ‘willfully and maliciously deceiving the public’ about the dangers of the coronavirus as owner Rupert Murdoch vows to fight ‘frivolous’ lawsuit

The professors claimed Fox News offered ‘misleading recommendations of activities that people should undertake to protect themselves and others, including casual recommendations of untested drugs; false assessments of the value of measures urged upon the public by their elected political leadership and public health authorities.’

Coronavirus Shows We Need an Apollo Project for Public Health

Today, we face a similarly daunting challenge: a viral pandemic that has spread to every state and is on track to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans while ravaging our economy and sequestering our society. Meeting this national challenge will require the same kind of ambition, government leadership, and ingenuity that the country mustered in […]

Female MBA graduates lack ambition of male counterparts, says study

Allyson Zimmermann, a senior director at Catalyst, said: “A lack of role models is certainly one contributory factor. Only 15% of the women and men in business roles in technology-intensive industries had a female supervisor compared with 21% in other industries. Women were more than twice as likely as men to report a lack of […]

Small business relief program launches, hits snags

Jane Gideon tried to apply through Bank of the West, which said it wasn’t ready to accept applications, and an online lending website, to no avail. Gideon, owner of Incendio International, a San Francisco-based public relations firm, was frustrated and concerned after a day of phone calls and futile website visits. She said she would […]

Taylor Swift Sends a Sweet Note to a Fan Who Invited Her to a Graduation Party

“I INVITED TAYLOR TO MY GRADUATION PARTY AND SHE SENT ME FLOWERS AND THIS CARD 😭😭😭 I LOVE YOU HONEY @taylorswift13,” the fan — who has seen Swift in concert eight times — tweeted on Saturday, along with photos of the flowers and hand-written note by the singer.

Newt Gingrich: Coronavirus harming our economic health – but government programs can help businesses survive

In this environment, many businesses are struggling to survive, forced to lay off workers. Indeed, the economy shed 701,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate rose from 3.5 percent the prior month to 4.4 percent, according to the latest jobs report. The situation is going to get worse in the coming weeks before it gets better.