CPS will begin school year with students learning at home

CPS will begin school year with students learning at home

August 5, 2020

Dear CPS Families,

Our top priority in planning for the fall has been to provide a high-quality education for . . .

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Chicago Public Schools will open the 2020 school year remotely.

Georgia COVID cases, exposure have 260 Gwinnett school employees not working

COVID cases, exposure have 260 Gwinnett school employees not working

By Arlinda Smith Broady | 19 hours ago
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/covid-cases-exposure-have-260-gwinnett-school-employees-not-working/RVZP4UFBPFHDNJJ73MNUFIKEPY/



The largest school district in the state . . .

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The largest school district in the state reported Sunday that 260 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus or are in quarantine because of possible exposure as they prepare for the new school year.
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<br />Gwinnett County Public School teachers began in-person pre-planning Wednesday at the 141 facilities throughout the county. By the next day, approximately 260 employees had been excluded from work due to a positive case or contact with a case.

[Memory Lane 2012] Outsiders and Intellectual Class Running Chicago education policy .. circa ....

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Brizard's bureaucrats must be fluent in Ptydepe... The secret is out. To work in the 'new' . . .

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Unknown to most people in Chicago, Jean-Claude Brizard did not pass the qualification test to become the $250,000 per year

[76% Infection Rate] SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp — Georgia, June 2020

CDC study released Friday, analyzed 597 children and staff who attended the overnight camp between June 21 and June 27. . . .

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CDC study released Friday, analyzed 597 children and staff who attended the overnight camp between June 21 and June 27. At the end of the week, 76 percent of campers who were tested came back positive—despite the organizers following most state guidelines set by the governor and the CDC.

[COVID-19 Indiana Student Infected] Greenfield-Central student tests positive for COVID-19 on 1st day of school

[COVID-19 Indiana Student Infected] Greenfield-Central student tests positive for COVID-19 on 1st day of school

by: Staff Reports
Posted: Jul 30, 2020 / 08:34 PM EST / Updated: Jul 31, 2020 / 02:43 PM . . .

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A water tower in Greenfield, May 9 2020. Robert Scheer/IndyStar

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World on Verge of Spinning Out of Control – John Rubino

We have an aristocracy that is harvesting the rest of us. 1% of the population gets richer and richer year after year at the expense of everybody else.”

World on Verge of Spinning Out . . .

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Financial writer John Rubino says gold is at new all-time highs, silver is vaulting upward and there is no end in sight for the massive money printing around the world.

How the Portland Secret Police Happened

The rule of law matters most in times of crisis.

Today, America is in crisis along multiple fronts and instead, we may be sliding into unauthorized and unaccountable federal policing and domestic security activity. . . .

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Federal officers prepare to disperse the crowd of protestors outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on July 17, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Federal law enforcement agencies attempt to intervene as protests continue in Portland. (Photo by Mason Trinca/Getty Images)

Teachers: You Are Being Gaslit

Teachers: You Are Being Gaslit
by Michele Merritt, Ph.D.

Whenever I teach logic, one of my favorite fallacies to cover is bandwagon, mostly because I get to use a Saturday Night Live skit . . .

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Photo by Edwin Andrade on Unsplash

Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability

Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability
By ANDREW TAYLOR July 16, 2020


WASHINGTON (AP) — A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising . . .

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A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress reconvenes next week to negotiate another relief package.
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<br />The liability proposal, drafted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and senior Republican John Cornyn of Texas, promises to shield employers when customers and workers are exposed to coronavirus by moving lawsuits to federal court and limiting legal liability to acts of “gross negligence or intentional misconduct,” according to a draft of the plan obtained by The Associated Press.

Fauci: ‘Bizarre’ White House Behavior Only Hurts the President

Fauci: ‘Bizarre’ White House Behavior Only Hurts the President

The nation’s top public-health expert tells The Atlantic that he isn’t going anywhere, despite the Trump administration’s newest attempts to undercut him.

... the . . .

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Fauci: ‘Bizarre’ White House Behavior Only Hurts the President .. The nation’s top public-health expert tells The Atlantic that he isn’t going anywhere, despite the Trump administration’s newest attempts to undercut him.(DREW ANGERER / GETTY / KATIE MARTIN / THE ATLANTIC)

Same Storm, Different Boats: The Safe and Equitable Conditions For Reopening CPS in 2020-21

Same Storm, Different Boats:
The Safe and Equitable Conditions For Reopening CPS in 2020-21


We are grateful to the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) union for their amazing report, The Same Storm, but . . .

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Same Storm, Different Boats: The Safe and Equitable Conditions For Reopening CPS in 2020-21

New York Gov. Cuomo says he won’t use kids as ‘guinea pigs,’

New York Gov. Cuomo says he won’t use kids as ‘guinea pigs,’ outlines school reopening rules

PUBLISHED MON, JUL 13 202012:57 PM EDT
UPDATED 2:00 PM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on . . .

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday outlined the criteria to reopen school districts closed this fall, stressing that he wants to keep kids safe: “We’re not going to use our children as guinea pigs.”

Preparing for a challenging winter 2020/21

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences released today . . .

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Combined with the disruption already created in the health service by COVID-19, a backlog of patients needing NHS assessment and treatment, and the possibility of a flu epidemic, this poses a serious risk to health in the UK.
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<br />These new pressures are in addition to the challenge winter usually presents to the NHS, when other infectious diseases are more common and conditions such as asthma, heart attack, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and stroke tend to worsen. 
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<br />The ‘Preparing for a challenging winter 2020/21’ report stresses that ‘intense preparation’ is urgently needed throughout the rest of July and August to reduce the risk of the health service being overwhelmed and to save lives this winter.

L.A. Unified will not reopen campuses for start of school year amid coronavirus spike

L.A. Unified will not reopen campuses for start of school year amid coronavirus spike

By HOWARD BLUMESTAFF WRITER
JULY 13, 202011 AM UPDATED11:50 AM

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-13/l-a-unified-will-not-reopen-campuses-start-of-school-year

Los Angeles campuses will not . . .

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Hamilton High on the Westside is among the Los Angeles Unified School District schools whose campuses will not open Aug. 18.(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

Online-only: San Diego city schools will not hold in-person classes to start year

Online-only: San Diego city schools will not hold in-person classes to start year
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by: FOX 5 Digital Team, City News Service
Posted: Jul 13, 2020 / 11:18 AM PDT / Updated: Jul 13, . . .

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Three Arizona teachers who shared a classroom got coronavirus. One of them died

Three Arizona teachers who shared a classroom got coronavirus. One of them died

By Jennifer Henderson, CNN
Updated 3:01 PM EDT, Sun July 12, 2020

(CNN)Three teachers who shared a summer classroom at . . .

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Kimberley and Jesse Byrd

School's Out



Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin' all that noise
'Cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya . . .

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School's Out is the fifth studio album by American rock band Alice Cooper, released in 1972. Following on from the success of Killer, School's Out reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Canadian RPM 100 Top Albums chart, holding the top position for four weeks.[2] The single

Trump to US schools: Reopen or you may lose federal funds

Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public . . .

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President Donald Trump listens as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Former Field Representative Michael Kane passed away

Former Field Representative Michael Kane has passed away .... joined the Union in 1987 and also served as a delegate, executive board member and as a committee member on various union committees ...

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