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    The Donald is in a funk. He’s been outsmarted by an inert virus. His poll numbers are tanking, and even his demagogic pep rallies are falling flat. So, who to turn to for political comfort? Why, of course, Trump’s true loyalists: his diehard cadre of Washington’s corporate lobbyists. I don’t merely mean those elites of K-Street and Wall Street who dominate his Cabinet, constituting the official Trump government of, by, and for corporate greed. He also has a “kitchen cabinet.”...
    The White House announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump had appointed his former Deputy Assistant, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, to the National Security Education Board. “I am deeply honored by this appointment, which shows just how seriously the President takes his responsibility as Commander-in-Chief, his unerring loyalty to a former Deputy Assistant, and that America First will not be stopped,” Gorka said in a statement to Breitbart News. Gorka was nominated to a four-year term on the board that features six...
    PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- The Messersmith family in Pasadena has seven children - four girls and three boys. They have all stayed home since March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.I really miss seeing my friends and my teachers and seeing their smiles, said Hayley Messersmith.With schools closed and the kids ranging from 2-15 years old, mom Ashley Messersmith has become teacher to multiple grade levels.MORE: School year wont start with students at LAUSD facilitiesEMBED More News Videos Los Angeles Unified School...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Members of the Maryland delegation announced Tuesday $1.5 million in federal funding to support STEM Education in Baltimore City. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume made the announcement. The lawmakers said, in a press release: “In order to cultivate a new and diverse generation of STEM innovators, we must break down the systemic barriers that deny communities of color the opportunity to access these cutting-edge careers....
    President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of criticism at the White House against former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday. “Joe Biden’s entire career has been a gift to the Chinese Communist Party,” Trump said. The president spoke during an evening press conference in the White House Rose Garden on China. “Joe Biden and President Obama freely allowed China to pillage our factories, plunder our communities, and steal our most precious secrets,” Trump said. But Trump’s criticism of the former...
    Washington (CNN)The White House announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump plans to appoint former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka to be a member of the National Security Education Board.The 14-member board oversees a government program that awards scholarships and fellowships to students and offers grants to colleges and universities to address the national need for experts in critical languages and regions. In its mission statement, NSEP says one of its goals is to produce an increased pool of applicants for...
    Photo credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images. Former White House adviser and current conservative talk radio host Sebastian Gorka will be appointed to a four-year term of the National Security Education Program by President Donald Trump. The move was announced on Tuesday afternoon as part of a number of other presidential appointments. Gorka was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist for seven months at the beginning of the Trump administration, although there were reports he was isolated in the...
    (CNN)A California county wants its kids back in schools no matter what -- and wont require masks or social distancing to get them there.The Orange County Board of Education in California approved its recommendations on Monday for the reopening of schools in the fall. The board voted 4-1 to approve a set of guidelines for schools to follow, including regular temperature checks, frequent hand washing and thorough cleanings of classrooms, offices and buses. The board did not, however, require the...
    Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images Tiffany Haddish shared the number one thing she wished she would have learned about in sex ed on Tuesday: queefing.  They never ever taught us that we are capable of queefing, what a queef was and it made me insecure for a while, Haddish said in a brief video for a sexual education campaign with Sustain. Queefing is when air trapped in your vagina during sex or exercise escapes, causing a fart-like sound. If youve...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Seemingly going against the recommendations of the Orange County Board of Education, the Santa Ana Unified School District has announced that it will be starting the new school year entirely online. Protesters outside an Orange County School Board meeting in Costa Mesa, Calif., on July 13, 2020. (CBSLA) The district reported Tuesday that when the fall semester kicks off on Aug. 10, students will not be on campuses. Instead, they will be learning virtually, as they...
    By Santiago Arcos GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean teenager has set up an improvised school under a tree in a poor neighbourhood of northern Guayaquil for some 40 students who havent been able to study during the novel coronavirus lockdown for lack of internet access. Almost nobody in the Reality of God neighbourhood has a computer or a cellphone with a data plan, leaving children unable to participate in the online education that has replaced regular schooling under the...
    A brief history of the past four months in America: Experts: Don’t rush to reopen, this isn’t over. Donald Trump: LIBERATE! COVID-19: Wheee! Trump officials: Here’s our opposition research on Anthony Fauci. And we are now faced with an agonizing choice: Do we reopen schools, creating risks of a further viral explosion, or do we keep children home, with severe negative effects on their learning? None of this had to happen. Other countries stuck with their lockdowns long enough to...
    In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters following a GOP policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it, with some advisers advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe as Congress compiles the next COVID-19 relief bill....
    A study by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found that only 36 percent of Americans can pass a basic citizenship test (74 percent of those 65 and older could, while only 19 percent of those 45 and younger could). Educators were embarrassed, and noted that this is the worst score on the citizenship test since 1619, when this country was founded. We continue to encourage our kids to go to awful colleges that indoctrinate rather than educate. Graduates get...
    SAN ANTONIO – An alliance of Bexar County students, parents, community activists and teachers are urging state leaders to prioritize safety by not opening up campus doors too quickly this 2020-21 school year, as the state grapples with a worsening COVID-19 trend. In a letter, signed by students and teachers in San Antonio’s biggest school districts, the group states campuses should remain closed for at least the first nine weeks of the school year, and remote learning should be implemented...
    Colorado Springs, CO (CBS4)- The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Governing Bodies for 17 sports announced Tuesday that they will be uniting to launch a free multi-sport concussion education series. Partnering with TeachAids, whose CrashCourse system has been used by USA Football to educate coaches, parents and players about the symptoms, effects, and importance of reporting concussions, the USOPC will now offer the CrashCourse Multi-Sport Concussion Education series to 17 of the committee’s national governing bodies. The series began...
    SAN ANTONIO – SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez will hold a briefing on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans for the upcoming school year as students will head back to the classroom — either virtually or in-person — during a global pandemic. The briefing is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. and it will be livestreamed in this article. Delays are possible; if there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Martinez will provide information about the start...
    Google Meet for Education wants to prevent “zoombombing.” G Suite for Education meetings will block anonymous users by default, the company announced today. Users will have to be logged in to a Google account to join a call. This should keep trolls from crashing virtual classrooms and school meetings. As you may remember, at the beginning of the pandemic, anonymous users were popping up on Zoom calls so frequently that it became known as “zoombombing” and turned into one of...
    The county Board of Education in Orange County, Calif., on Monday voted to approve school reopening recommendations that do not require masks for students or social distancing in schools. In a 4-1 vote, the board approved recommendations that include frequent handwashing, daily temperature checks and nightly disinfection of facilities and vehicles, but did not include mandatory masks for students, the Los Angeles Times reported. “K-12 children represent the lowest-risk cohort for Covid-19. Because of that fact, social distancing of children...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: Election results will begin to populate on this page when early voting results are released at 7 p.m. (CST) on July 14. Background:Morrow, who received 37% of the vote faces Popp, a speech-language pathologist at Northside ISD, in the runoff election. Popp received 34% of the vote in March. The winner will take on Democrat Rebecca Bell-Metereau in November’s general election. Read more about Morrow from the Texas Tribune: Lewd tweets, the N-word and...
    On the same day that Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified district administrators announced their schools would start online only in the fall, the Orange County Board of Education went a different way. The conservative-leaning board voted Monday night on its own guidelines: for students to return to campus, without social distancing or face masks. The lone dissenting vote was Trustee Beckie Gomez, also the only board member to wear a mask during the meeting. The board has no...
    On the same week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) circulated a document warning that fully reopening schools and universities continues to pose the “highest risk” for spreading the coronavirus, Donald Trump demanded that schools reopen. The 69-page document from the CDC, dated July 8 and obtained by The New York Times, was meant for public health teams in hot spots across the country. Though the Times did not verify that Trump had seen the document as it was circulated, both Trump and Vice President Mike...
    Google is turning on new security features in its Google Meet video chat service for meetings held by education subscribers, the company has announced. The changes, which are due to go into effect over the next 15 days, will mean that anonymous users won’t be able to join meetings organized by G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education subscribers. An anonymous user is anyone not signed into a Google account, the company says. The new features appear...
    Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have announced a combined $5 million pledge in support of racial equity. “[The] announcement reflects Dollar General’s commitment to putting words into actions by providing funding to organizations that are working to accelerate racial equity,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “At Dollar General, our mission of Serving Others and our core values, which include respecting the dignity and differences of others, are the cornerstones of...
    LOS ANGELES—The conservative-leaning Orange County Board of Education in California on Monday evening voted in favor of guidelines that call for the reopening district schools in time for fall classes and said it would not require social distancing and mask-wearing for its students. The OC Register reported that the school board, which approved the recommendations in a 4-to-1 vote, has no power to demand the county’s 27 school districts to reopen and the ultimate decision will rest with individual districts. The Orange County Department opposes reopening,...