Filing for unemployment benefits? Read this first

Plus, the new pandemic unemployment assistance program expands eligibility to those who are unemployed, partially unemployed or unable to work because of the virus and don’t qualify for traditional benefits. This also includes independent contractors, the self-employed and gig economy workers. The pandemic program benefits mirror what’s available in one’s state.

Reading the Riots study reveals police fears over further unrest

• Police were largely content with their equipment and training, and do not believe they need further powers to tackle rioters. One of the most common complaints from frontline officers was lack of food and water. Radio communication systems were said by many police to have been overwhelmed by the amount of communications.

Rioters say anger with police fuelled summer unrest

• Many rioters conceded that their involvement in looting was simply down to opportunism, saying that a perceived suspension of normal rules presented them with an opportunity to acquire goods and luxury items they could not ordinarily afford. They often described the riots as a chance to obtain “free stuff” or sought to justify the […]

DJUSD Is Preparing For Distance Learning Program- Set To Launch April 13, If Needed

Anticipating that our schools may remain closed for a longer duration, DJUSD has shifted efforts from providing Phase 1 [email protected] resources to the development of our Phase 2 long-term Distance Learning Program to provide remote instruction, if needed, starting April 13 and for the duration of the school closure. Read Superintendent Bowes’ Message today with […]

UC Davis: Checking In With Chancellor May: We Are Resilient

I join with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hexter and Vice Chancellor Tull when they acknowledge, in their own letter, that we don’t have all the answers. Pieces are still being put in place, and staff and faculty are going the extra mile to do just that, even as they, and all of us, balance […]

UC Davis: Checking In With Chancellor May

Before I bring you this week’s updates, I must share that we have learned that a member of our faculty has been confirmed as positive for COVID-19. They were traveling in Europe and developed symptoms March 19 after they returned. They have been at home since returning to the U.S. and have not been on […]

The best free homeschooling resources 2020

It’s great stuff, and will help them prepare for whatever coursework or remote exams they’ll need to complete in the coming months – and it’s all available free. There’s even careers advice available if your kids are in their final year, plus a support hub packed with advice from students and teachers.

Coronavirus latest: 6.6 million more people file unemployment claims in the US

She added that the EU would allocate up to €100 billion in financial aid to the hardest-hit countries, starting with Italy, to make up for the salary shortfalls of those people who cannot work. Many European nations, including Italy, are on lockdown, with business, restaurants and even in some cases even factories closed. Economic activity has […]

Federal broadband stimulus should be guided by state experience

Although access to the internet was recognized as a critical need long before the COVID-19 outbreak, universal connectivity is still a ways away. And this lack of broadband presents ongoing challenges. Small businesses can’t process payments, and hospitals can’t use electronic medical records, which can lead to treatment errors. Children without the internet are educationally […]

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical equipment

The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.”