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Kamala Harris introduces bill to tackle uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids have a disproportionate impact on Black women.

Sen. Kamala Harris has introduced a new bill that will fund research and education on uterine fibroids. In July 2007, fellow lawmaker, Representative Yvette D. Clarke, underwent surgery to treat fibroids and has spearheaded a companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

READ MORE: Study: Childhood trauma, fibroids linked

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that appear during a woman’s child-bearing years. They affect an estimated 26 million people and are the leading cause for hysterectomies.

According to The Journal of Women’s Health, uterine fibroids have a disproportionate impact on Black

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What Your Child is REALLY Supposed to Be Learning in Each Grade

Let me be upfront: I am not a teacher. I’m sure I’m not alone in assuming that I wouldn’t need a masters degree in education in order to raise a child. But here we are in 2020, wishing we had one (just as many teachers are wondering if they should have taken a less-hazardous career path). While surveys say most parents are nervous about sending our children back to school while the pandemic still rages, we’re also totally baffled about how our children are going to learn anything at all without doing so. And if they are or aren’t learning

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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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Tri-Valley School Donations May Be Curtailed By Coronavirus

TRI-VALLEY, CA — Only one thing is certain about the Tri-Valley’s upcoming school year, and that’s uncertainty.

With the coronavirus being far from under control, school officials have been debating when, or if, classrooms will reopen in the fall and, more importantly, how California’s economic crisis will ultimately impact the bottom line on budgets already stretched to the limit and largely dependent on revenue from the state.

Also impacted will be the flow of what has been millions of dollars donated by an extensive network of Tri-Valley nonprofit organizations, money used to supplement the increasing costs of educational activities.


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American teachers are facing ‘a perfect storm’ of crises amid the coronavirus pandemic

The compounding stresses of the coronavirus pandemic, the sudden transition to remote learning, and the politicization of schools reopening are burning out teachers.

“I was on the verge of leaving,” an art teacher from Connecticut, who teaches kindergarten through fifth grade but did not want to be identified out of fear of professional retaliation, told Yahoo Finance. “The reason why I stayed truthfully was because of my loan payments.”

According to a survey by Horace Mann of 2,490 educators in the U.S. in June, 34% of them are considering leaving the profession due to the financial stress they’re feeling. 


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