How to help kids adapt to the chaos that is hybrid learning

Education, Policies

How to help kids adapt to the chaos that is hybrid learning

When Doreen Monroe’s daughter Brooklyn had the opportunity to go back to school last fall, the Passaic, N.J., mom knew it could benefit her child academically and socially.

“She definitely does better as a student in the classroom,” Monroe explains. “She needs the accountability.” Even a hybrid option was better than spending sixth grade at home. Brooklyn went into the classroom on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays. On other days, she logged into class using Zoom, where her teacher simultaneously taught students in the classroom and those online.

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Lessons Learned From a Year of Closed Schools

Education, Policies

Lessons Learned From a Year of Closed Schools

An outbreak at a senior home, which would ultimately be linked to at least 37 deaths, had already shuttered three schools in the 24,000-student district for deep cleaning, the central office was inundated with calls and emails from frantic parents and school staff reporting potential new exposures and more than 20% of students had stopped coming in at all.

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Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency

Policies, Security

Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency

Dick Cheney is the most powerful yet most unpopular vice president in U.S. history. He has thrived alongside a president who from day one had little interest in policy and limited experience in the ways of Washington. Yet Cheney’s quiet, steady rise to prominence over a span of three decades occurred largely behind the scenes. Now veteran reporters Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein reveal the disturbing truth about the man who has successfully co-opted executive control over the U.S. government, serving as the de facto “shadow president” of the most dominant White House in a generation.

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Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Proflieration, Threats

Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

A.Q. Khan was the world’s leading black market dealer in nuclear technology, described by a former CIA Director as “at least as dangerous as Osama bin Laden.” A hero in Pakistan and revered as the Father of the Bomb, Khan built a global clandestine network that sold the most closely guarded nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya.

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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Disease, Threats

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus.

The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes”

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