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The Best Computers for Students in 2020

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

The Best Computers for Students in 2020

Laptops are a must-have item for any student. While they were once popular among college and high school students, laptops have become a useful tool as early as elementary school. User-friendly features, touch screens, and sharing capabilities are just a few of the most popular and sought after features of a laptop for students. Are you in the market for a new laptop or are doing research for new classroom devices? Here’s a breakdown of the best student laptops for 2020. Dell XPS 13 The Dell XPS 13 is rated as one of the top student laptops...

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A Small Business Owner’s Open Letter to Gov. Abbott

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

A Small Business Owner’s Open Letter to Gov. Abbott

As “non-essential” businesses are shut down across the Lone Star State, one retailer urges Gov. Greg Abbott to amend his mandate. By Buddy Saunders Dear Governor Abbott, I share with you the goals expressed in your executive order, but I am concerned that in the understandable haste to get it issued, insufficient thought was given to the need to keep as much business activity going as possible. There are many businesses that, while not “essential,” pose scant risk of spreading COVID-19 and, if allowed to remain in operation,...

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Doctors in the Trenches Bring Hope Against COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Daily, Medical News | 1 comment

Doctors in the Trenches Bring Hope Against COVID-19

“Doctors in the Trenches Bring Hope Against COVID-19” By Donna Garner 4.5.20 Dr. Vladimir Zelenko is a Board Certified Family Practitioner in a densely populated area that is about an hour from New York City. The area he serves is 1 square mile but is densely populated with some 35,000 people; he knew COVID-19 would spread quickly there. From March 15 – 31 (2020), Dr. Zelenko saw 911 patients in his office who were diagnosed with COVID-19.  Many got over the virus on their own, but he treated 350 of the 911 patients with pills prescribed...

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We, the Hard-Working, Newly Homeschooling Parents of America, Have Rewritten the Common Core Standards

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We, the Hard-Working, Newly Homeschooling Parents of America, Have Rewritten the Common Core Standards

by Jane Dimyan Ehrenfeld and Kate Ehrenfeld Gardoqui Domain 1: Snack Time Grades K-5 1-A. Students will learn not to ask for a snack every five minutes, or in the thirty minutes directly following a full meal. 1-B. Students will learn the elements of a healthy snack, and in particular, that consuming one’s body weight in goldfish crackers is not a healthy choice. Grades 6-8 2-A. Students will learn to get their own damned snacks. 2-B. Students will learn that consuming every edible item in this house within the first day of home confinement...

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Trump: ‘We have to get back to work. We have to open our country again.’

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Trump: ‘We have to get back to work. We have to open our country again.’

The president stressed a need for the American economy to re-open as the coronavirus fight continues. President Trump on Saturday stressed repeatedly the need for the American public to “get back to work,” underlining his intent to re-open the country’s economy even as he warned of a deadly week ahead. “We have to get back to work. We have to open our country again,” the president said at a coronavirus press conference at the White House, echoing remarks he made last month about the necessity of jump-starting the...

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BBC offers biggest online education push ‘in its history’

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BBC offers biggest online education push ‘in its history’

Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects. The BBC will offer daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during the lockdown. Starting on 20 April, videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles will appear on BBC Bitesize Daily via the BBC iPlayer, red button, BBC Four and BBC Sounds. Children’s lessons will feature presenters including Oti Mabuse, Katie Thistleton and Karim Zeroual. BBC director general Tony Hall called it “the biggest education effort the...

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New evidence suggesting COVID-19 came from a Wuhan virology lab is hard to ignore

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Daily, Featured | 0 comments

New evidence suggesting COVID-19 came from a Wuhan virology lab is hard to ignore

Scientists were allegedly researching coronaviruses in bats late last year Phil Shiver – Several new pieces of publicly available evidence that have come to light in recent days seem to indicate that a virology lab in Wuhan, China, may have been the location where the novel coronavirus originated. In a lengthy article published Friday, National Review senior correspondent Jim Geraghty detailed the investigatory work of Matthew Tye, a documentary filmmaker and YouTuber who used to live in China. In his most recent video upload, Tye...

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Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment

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Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment

When the world feels dangerous, harnessing learning can provide some measure of clarity and perspective. By Sarah Gonser The massive public health challenge of Covid-19, in spite of its many unknowns, offers teachers the unique instructional opportunity to tap into students’ innate curiosity about the virus and deliver lessons that are timely, prompt kids to dig deep, and—ideally—provide a modicum of comfort during a time of alarming headlines and copious misinformation. From simple concepts that work well for younger kids—like why hygiene...

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Replacing the Social Justice Trifecta

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Replacing the Social Justice Trifecta

Is the threesome of God, family, and country on the rise in the midst of coronavirus? By Annie Holmquist – To say that the world is in a crazy place would be stating the obvious. Craziness acceleration has been the name of the game for the last few years. That craziness was recognized by Timothy Lusch in a recent Chronicles Magazine review of Douglas Murray’s new book, “The Madness of Crowds.” Lusch writes: “[S]omething is afoot these days, something sinister, and Murray has got his finger on its pulse. Of recent developments, he...

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Singapore to close schools, most workplaces from next week as ‘circuit breaker’ to stop virus

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Singapore to close schools, most workplaces from next week as ‘circuit breaker’ to stop virus

The island nation has put in place its strictest measures yet to battle the pandemic, as its confirmed cases increase to more than 1,100 People will also no longer be discouraged from wearing face masks, a reversal of earlier advice from the government Singapore will close schools from April 8 and most workplaces from April 7, to be opened again on May 5, its strictest measures yet to battle the Covid-19 pandemic that has led to more than 1,100 confirmed cases in the city state. Essential services such as markets and supermarkets,...

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