Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Will Halloween Be Cancelled? It may be only September, but in many stores across the country, Halloween candy is already appearing on grocery store shelves. No one knows what Halloween might look like during this pandemic. Local communities and parents will decide if Halloween festivities will be allowed to take place. The Los Angeles County […]

Examining Freedom Schools

Examining Freedom Schools

Posted by on Sep 12, 2020 in Education | No Comments

Have you ever heard of the “summer slide”? This is the term that teachers and educational experts use to describe student’s knowledge loss that can happen over the summer months when they’re not in school. This is especially true this year, when the coronavirus pandemic kept children out of school for much longer than the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Fake-ation? The COVID-19 crisis has caused many people to have to cancel some of their favorite summer activities, such as playing and attending sports events, swimming in a pool or beach, visiting family, or going on a summer vacation. Of course, this has also had a significant economic impact on the travel industry, affecting everything […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Back to School–Sort of “Back to school” can always be stressful. But this year it comes with a new set of challenges. School district leaders must make difficult decisions about whether to begin the school year in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid combination of these two directions. All plans bring with them their own difficulties. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 16, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

#NoCoronaSummerSlide It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the negative news about COVID-19 lately. That’s why it’s especially important to learn about amazing people who view the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to make their communities better places. Chrishawndra Matthews is one of these special people. She has taken it upon herself to combat […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reconsidering Facial Recognition Technology Imagine that you are accused by law enforcement of a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine that the reason for your arrest is that you were misidentified by flawed facial recognition technology. Following the protests surrounding George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Democrats in Congress have been considering widespread police reform. One of […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

George Floyd’s Death Spurs Public Protests Last week, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd was killed by police officers. Floyd–who was unarmed–was handcuffed and made to lie face-down on the street while an officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck. Bystander video of the incident shows Floyd begging for the officer to stop […]

Test . . . Optional?

Test . . . Optional?

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Education | No Comments

Last month, btw took a look at the way many college admission offices are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by canceling their standardized test score requirements, meaning that students don’t need to take the SAT or ACT in order to apply. Now, several other schools have gotten on board with this plan. At the same […]

Stay-at-Home School

Stay-at-Home School

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Education | No Comments

Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, most mornings you probably woke up to the sound of your alarm and wished you could just stay home and not go to school, right? Well, now that is happening, so how has your experience been? Have you enjoyed the opportunity to learn from home and develop new distance […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coronavirus Hits Prisons By now you’re probably very familiar with the phrase “social distancing.” Hopefully, you and your friends and neighbors have been practicing this policy. But what happens when people are kept together in close quarters and physically can’t practice social distancing–such as in prisons? The United Nations addressed this concern last week, saying […]