Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers’ Union, and Joshua Harris, vice-president of the Baltimore, Maryland, branch of the NAACP, discuss reopening schools, what this year might look like and how this pandemic might affect the US public education system for years to come.
Health experts say the virus is still spreading too extensively in the state, which saw the nation’s first confirmed virus case in late January. Since then, Washington has recorded more than 59,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1,600 deaths.
6:05 p.m. Twitter blocked new tweets from “Team Trump” account: Twitter officials said Wednesday they banned Trump’s campaign account, “Team Trump,” until it removed a post containing misinformation on the coronavirus, according to the Washington Post. The account tweeted a video from a clip of an interview Trump conducted with Fox News on Wednesday morning. […]
11:05 a.m. San Mateo County resists watch-list designation: San Mateo County health chief Louise Rogers said Tuesday she will continue pressing California officials to lift the latest restrictions on businesses. The state put the county on the state monitoring list Saturday, forcing closure of barbershops and salons, gyms, malls, nonessential offices and places of worship. […]
The goal really was to just create a mechanism for people to get good, clean information directly from the source. The larger goal was to shorten the extension cord between the electorate and elected officials. Chris, Joe and I really believe that democracy is best served by a very well-informed citizen. … The idea is […]
One current Harris adviser said that she often seeks out opportunities to partner with elected officials to the ideological left of her, as well as occasionally those to the right when appropriate. In February, for example, she celebrated with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) over successfully getting anti-lynching legislation passed in […]
For the ninth time since the beginning of last week, Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinNegotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms On The Money: White House warns there’s likely no deal with no agreement by Friday | More generous unemployment benefits lead to better jobs: study | 167K workers added to […]
Over the last months, a quip has circulated on the internet suggesting that to live in Canada today is like owning an apartment above a meth lab. Canada is no perfect place, but it has handled the COVID crisis well, notably in British Columbia, where I live. Vancouver is just three hours by road north […]
On bridging gaps for students without connectivity: “We provide students with devices and we connect them to the Internet. And we’ve been assessing our students access to a device over the summer. And along with that, we’ve also been accessing Internet access. So as of right now, we’ve heard from about twenty thousand students and […]
“I think most people would be shocked that those numbers would be true in preschool, because we think of 4- and 5-years-olds as being innocent,” she said. “But we do know that schools are using zero tolerance policies for our youngest also, that while we think our children need a head start, schools are kicking […]