George Schmidt Sept. 17, 2018

George Schmidt, a co-founder of Substance, died on Sept. 17, 2018

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Sept. 17, 2018

[ Public Safety - Social Media ] Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show

in growing concerns for public safety regarding social media, the Wall Street Journal investigated the negative impact of Facebook on teen girls. We reprinted this article as our obligation to protect young people from harm. . . .

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[ “Our Common Agenda" UN Report ] U.N. chief said the world’s nations and people must reverse today’s dangerous trends and choose “the breakthrough scenario.”

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dire warning that the world is moving in the wrong direction and faces “a pivotal moment” where continuing business as usual could lead to a breakdown of global order . . .

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FBI releases declassified document on 9/11 attacks




The FBI released late Saturday a newly declassified document related to its investigation into the planning of the 9/11 attacks and the alleged role of Saudi Arabia's government.

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We Remember 🙏

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DCPS family we lost 20 years ago

On this day, we remember six members of the DCPS family we lost 20 years ago: students Asia Cottom, Bernard Brown, and Rodney Dickens, and teachers Hilda Taylor, James Debeuneure, and Sarah Clark.
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[ COVID-19 Mandate ] Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees

[ COVID-19 Mandate ] Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees

SEPTEMBER 09, 2021 whitehouse.gov
PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and . . .

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[ Scheme to Nullify the Constitution ] Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks Announcing Lawsuit Against the State of Texas to Stop Unconstitutional Senate Bill 8

[ Scheme to Nullify the Constitution ] Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks Announcing Lawsuit Against the State of Texas to Stop Unconstitutional Senate Bill 8

justice.gov
Washington, DC ~ Thursday, September 9, . . .

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Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan

Path Out of the Pandemic:
President Biden's COVID-19
Action Plan
September 2021

Since President Joseph R. Biden entered office on January 20, 2021, his Administration has implemented a comprehensive, whole-of-government strategy to combat COVID-19. . . .

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[ Mandatory Vax ] Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022 (09-09-21)

[ Mandatory Vax ] Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022 (09-09-21) achieve.lausd.net

CONTACT:
Shannon Haber, 213-393-1289

FOR IMMEDIATE . . .

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Federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction in our case against Florida's anti-protest law, #HB1, thereby blocking a key provision of the law from being enforced while the litigation continues.

Federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction in our case against Florida's anti-protest law, #HB1, thereby blocking a key provision of the law from being enforced while the litigation continues.

IT IS ORDERED:
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COVID Protocol for Chicago Public School Familes

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[ Chicago Public Schools Student Travel Update ] CPS latest student travel guidelines

[ Chicago Public Schools Student Travel Update ] To keep our school communities healthy and safe, CPS is abiding by the latest travel guidelines from @ChiPublicHealth @ChiPubSchools

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If you have an unvaccinated student, please reconsider your travel plans given this guidance. If your student must travel, please follow the advice above and report the absence to your school so that it can be marked as excused. Then, after one 24-hour school day period, your student will be provided with access to take-home schoolwork that will help them keep pace with their learning during the 7-10 days they are home. 
<br />Per our original guidance, only those students who have been told to quarantine or isolate by CPS's Office of Student Health and Wellness because they are a close contact, or who have been told to quarantine or isolate by a state or local public health department, will have access to synchronous remote instruction (i.e., the ability to join their classroom live via Google Meet) and be marked present (virtually) at school. If your student falls into this category, they will receive access to simultaneous instruction one 24-hour school day period after you notify your school of their quarantine or isolation.

[ CDC Travel Guidance ] Chicago Public Schools Staff COVID Travel Policy

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 6:07 PM Communications, Internal wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

The health and safety of Chicago Public Schools students and staff is our top priority. The district continues to update . . .

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ISBE issues new remote learning guidance for school districts

ISBE issues new remote learning guidance for school districts
by Alyssa HuiWednesday, September 1st 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Illinois State Board of Education came out with new remote learning guidance for school . . .

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What is mission creep?

Within organizational development, you'll often hear the phrase “mission creep” — this is when an organization broadens its focus beyond its original purpose, and as a result, dilutes its core offering and somewhat loses its . . .

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[ COVID Deaths Close Schools ] Texas school closes due to increase of COVID-19 cases, two teachers die


Posted: Aug 31, 2021 / 07:13 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 1, 2021 / 08:30 AM CDT

WACO, Texas — The Connally Independent School District (ISD) announced Monday evening it would be closing . . .

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Illinois Taxpayers On The Hook For Pension Double-Dippers

Illinois Taxpayers On The Hook For Pension Double-Dippers

The nonprofit Wirepoints cites a former Illinois school superintendent who retired with a $230,000 pension before taking another position

Center Square Illinois, News Partner
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[ Cognitive Polarization ] Study finds coronavirus-related polarization is stronger among people higher in cognitive ability

New psychology research indicates that cognitive ability exacerbates political polarization in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in Intelligence, found that people with greater verbal ability tended to have more polarized responses, which . . .

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[ ILLINOIS COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 87 ] August 26, 2021 Executive Order 2021-20

COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 87

August 26, 2021 Executive Order 2021-20

WHEREAS, since early March 2020, Illinois has faced a pandemic that has caused extraordinary sickness and loss of life, infecting over 1,490,000, . . .

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