Month: July 2020

Hempstead Town Awards $2M For Coronavirus Testing, Education

LEVITTOWN, NY — Town of Hempstead officials unanimously voted Tuesday to award Northwell Health $2 million in federal funding to implement a coronavirus education and testing initiative.

The program will launch 15 COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Town of Hempstead, Newsday reported. Northwell Health will use the funding, allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, to launch testing sites in the areas of town that have seen the most infections, including Hempstead, Uniondale, Freeport and Five Towns.

“The increased availability of COVID-19 testing is crucial in our battle to overcome the global pandemic,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Don

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How Much Will Remote Education Actually Cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the discussion about returning to school is fraught, filled with questions about public health, what kids and families need, and how to operate socially distanced schools. Confronted with these challenges, nine of the nation’s 15 largest school systems, and thousands of others, have defaulted to full-time remote learning. At the same time, public-school officials have demanded massive additional financial support, whether or not their schools reopen. Setting aside the reopening debate for the moment, let’s focus on a smaller but still important question: Just what will it actually cost to deliver remote instruction this

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Inside the New Education ETF Launched by Global X

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world from offline to online for everything from work to shopping, learning or playing. As a result, many issuers have come up with new ETF offerings that are coronavirus-themed or support the idea of distant working and learning. One such product is Global X Education ETF EDUT. The fund hit the market on Jul 10. Let’s delve a little deeper.

EDUT in Focus

The fund looks to invest in companies providing products and services that facilitate education, including online learning and publishing educational content, as well as those involved in early childhood education, higher

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Hugh Jackman Lands Acting Emmy Nom For ‘Bad Education’ After Being Recognized For Oscar & Tony Hosting Gigs

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Hugh Jackman has been nominated for an Emmy 4x before, in fact he won in his first go-round in 2005 for his hosting duties on the 58th Annual Tony Awards, but today this morning was truly bliss. Finally, the Logan and Les Miserable Oscar nominee, was appreciated for his acting turn as real-life corrupt Roslyn, NY superintendent Frank Tassone in the HBO movie Bad Education; a feature the network scooped up out of last year’s TIFF for close to $20M.

“I was shocked to get that Emmy for hosting, but this means

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What to Look Out for

Wall Street expects a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) reports results for the quarter ended June 2020. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company’s earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates.

The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on August 4. On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower.

While management’s discussion of business conditions on

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