Category: Education Center

Dismissing ‘Flexible’ CDC Guidelines, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Doubles Down on Pushing Schools to Reopen

On Sunday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reiterated the Trump Administration’s risky push for schools to fully re-open in the fall. This despite CDC guidelines warning that children meeting in groups could greatly increase the spread of the coronavirus.

“Kids need to be back in school and that school leaders across the country need to be making plans to do just that,” DeVos said Sunday on CNN’s State of The Union. “There’s going to be the exception to the rule, but the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall. And where there are little flare ups

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Medical group cited by Trump denounces school funding threat

A medical association that the White House has cited in its press to reopen schools is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to cut federal funding if schools don’t open this fall.

In a joint statement with national education unions and a superintendents group, the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday said decisions should be made by health experts and local leaders. The groups argued that schools will need more money to reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic and that cuts could ultimately harm students.

The statement comes at a time when schools across the nation are weighing

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West Indies great Holding says education is key to stamping out racism

Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Fast bowling great Michael Holding said education was key to stamping out racism as England and the West Indies took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign before the first Test on Wednesday.

Holding, who played in the great West Indian sides of the 1970s and 1980s, recalled ugly incidents he experienced as a young Test cricketer on his visits of Australia and England.

“I went on my very first tour of Australia in 1975/76,” Holding told Sky Sports.

“I never experienced any racism on the cricket field, but you are fielding

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Interactive Brokers Sweetens Global Connectivity With Tech, Education Focused Initiatives

Trading technology and brokerage service Interactive Brokers Group, Inc (NASDAQ: IBKR) has been on a roll recently when it comes to disruptive innovation in the fintech space.

Here’s a look at some of the recent initiatives IBKR has engaged in to further democratize financial markets.

Offering Improved

In broadening the depth and breadth of its offerings, IBKR’s most recent additions include IBKR Lite, Mutual Fund Marketplace, technology improvements, and partnerships with emerging fintech providers.

In adhering to a commitment of increasing access to wealth-creating opportunities across the globe, IBKR released Lite, a commission-free trading service. The development came as a

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Ethical challenges loom over decisions to resume in-person college classes

<span class="caption">It's hard to social distance on campus.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AP Photo/Rick Bowmer">AP Photo/Rick Bowmer</a></span>
It’s hard to social distance on campus. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

By early July, about 80% of U.S. campuses were planning to resume at least some in-person instruction, even as a growing numbers of faculty are voicing concerns about safety.

As Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, argues, “Because we do not yet have the ability to bring students and staff back to campus while keeping them safe and healthy, we simply cannot return to business as usual.” Sorrell says that bringing students back in this context “constitutes an abdication of our moral responsibility as leaders.”

But this isn’t just

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