Dolphins-Patriots Preview: Tom Brady’s Departure Ushers In A New Era In New England

(CBS Miami) — The New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East for two decades, winning the division 11 straight seasons. During that stretch, the Miami Dolphins posted a .500 or better record just three times. They last won the division in 2008. But this season is already shaping up to be very different for many reasons, mostly related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The NFL Draft was remote. In-person off-season activities were scaled way back. And preseason was canceled …

Ken Robinson, Who Preached Creativity in Teaching, Dies at 70

Dance, he said, is just as important as math. He was knighted for his work, and his TED Talk on schools and the arts was the most viewed of all time. Ken Robinson in 2018. “There isn’t an education system on the planet that teaches dance every day to children the way we teach them mathematics,” he said in a TED Talk that has been downloaded 67 million times, the most in the organization’s history. Credit…Ying Ang for The New …

More than 20 NYU students suspended for breaking coronavirus rules, school says

More than 20 New York University students have been suspended for breaking the school’s new coronavirus policies as colleges around the country grapple with how to keep young adults from spreading COVID-19. NYU said in a Twitter post Saturday that more than 20 students had been suspended. The school did not provide details on the student suspensions, but tweeted the update after less than a week of in-person instruction. “Please don’t be the next. Avoid parties and bars,” the school …

Critics fear NYPD Asian hate crime task force could have unintended consequences

The New York Police Department’s new anti-Asian hate crimes task force could inadvertently put Asian Americans in opposition to other communities of color, some activists fear. Leaders of Asian American community groups expressed concern about the task force, which was created last month in response to the growing number of attacks targeting Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which has amplified calls for racial justice, some critics …

More than $100K raised for girls who needed Taco Bell WiFi to do schoolwork

More than $115,000 has been raised for a migrant family in California after a photo was shared on social media of two girls using WiFi at a Taco Bell to complete schoolwork, highlighting the “digital divide” for low-income students. The photo posted to Instagram last week has sparked an online fundraising campaign for the family. Kevin de León, president pro tempore of the California Senate, also shared the photo on his own social media, noting 40 percent of Latinos don’t …

15 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans battles COVID-19

Erica Elaine Harris lives a quiet life in San Francisco as an in-demand nanny with an infectious love for children. She rarely reflects on the fact she survived the deadliest natural disaster in United States history. Some 15 years ago, many New Orleanians braced for what they believed to be just another hurricane. Some, in classic New Orleans fashion, even attended hurricane parties. No forecasts, no predictions could have prepared the city for what struck that Monday. The storm seemed …

‘What happens to me if I get sick?’ Pandemic complicates high-risk job for federal firefighters

Federal firefighter units tasked with putting out some of the nation’s biggest wildfires are grappling with the reality of a fire season coinciding with a pandemic. As historic wildfires have spread through much of the West this summer, firefighters organized within the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service are testing positive for COVID-19 — having to, at times, learn on the fly how to mitigate the spread as virus spikes hit various fire camps …

Orange County wants justices to reopen schools statewide. Experts say it’s a long shot

When the state’s top court agreed to review two cases challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom’s limitations on in-classroom instruction, backers of the litigation said they were heartened. Robert L. Tyler, one of the lawyers who brought the cases on behalf of schools statewide and the Orange County Board of Education, said the court could have dismissed the cases summarily rather than asking for more written arguments. The fact that the court asked for more arguments “is one reason we are very …

Sterling Shepard’s celebration became Joe Judge lesson for Giants

August 28, 2020 | 1:43am It was a play worth celebrating, but Sterling Shepard went too far. The slippery Shepard caused Corey Ballentine to fall down in coverage and streaked open, hauling in a deep pass from Daniel Jones and hanging on through a collision with Julian Love at the 10-yard line. Shepard bounced to his feet and excitedly chucked the ball about 30 yards. Because coach Joe Judge penalizes anything in Giants practice that would be a penalty in …

O.C. hopes history doesn’t repeat itself as it anticipates reopening guidelines

Orange County is expected to receive the green light for in-person learning at all schools just before Labor Day if it continues to remain off the state’s watchlist. The county, which reported 369 COVID-19 cases and 29 related deaths Thursday, met the state’s six safety thresholds for case counts and hospitalizations last week. Removal from the list affects only a county’s ability to reopen schools, but the state is set to release new reopening guidelines Friday for how other business …

RNC 2020: Melania Trump makes plea for racial harmony

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMelania Trump: “Look at things from all perspectives” US First Lady Melania Trump has made a heartfelt plea for racial unity in a live speech from the White House to the Republican party convention. “Stop the violence and looting,” she also said as protests continue over a police shooting in Wisconsin. Mrs Trump urged Americans to stop making assumptions based on race and reflected critically on US history. President Donald Trump currently …

To party or not to party? USC students living off-campus weigh COVID-19 risk

Ethan Recinto could hear the laughter and faint thrum of music from his second-floor apartment near USC. It was midnight and he was trying to sleep. Restless and annoyed, he stepped outside and saw packs of students roving the hallways, following the alluring siren of collegiate revelry. On the eighth floor of the privately owned University Gateway complex, Recinto caught a glimpse inside a small apartment — dozens of students packed shoulder to shoulder.   “I’m trying to stay safe, …

South Africa’s Big Coronavirus Aid Effort Tainted by Corruption

As South Africans cope with hunger in the pandemic, government efforts at delivering relief have floundered amid widespread allegations of fraud and mismanagement. Hungry residents have turned to a soup kitchen run by volunteers in Coronationville, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, since government assistance has been lacking. Credit…Joao Silva/The New York Times JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Contracts are being doled out to family members. Food parcels have gone missing. And funds meant for unemployment insurance are making their way into the …

Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

Virus travel bans are wreaking havoc on surrogacy agencies that help same-sex couples build families. Ira, a surrogate mother who traveled to Northern Cyprus to give birth in February, watched the newborn die on a table while doctors worked to save her own life.Credit…Oksana Parafeniuk for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — Tears streamed down Yevhenia Troyan’s face as her flight took off from Northern Cyprus, one of the odd corners of Europe where Ukrainian surrogacy agencies have set …

U.S. School District Cancels Classes After Teacher ‘Sick Out’ Over Virus Fears

South Korea warns of another outbreak tied to a church. Mitt Romney blasts President Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Teachers gathered to protest against reopening school in Phoenix in July.Credit…Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press A teachers’ strike closes down a school district in Arizona that was set to begin classes on Monday. A school district outside Phoenix has canceled its plans to reopen schools next week after teachers staged a “sick out” in protest. “We have received a high volume of …

South Africa to ease coronavirus restrictions: Live updates

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced announced that stringent coronavirus regulations would be eased on Monday as the country’s infection rate falls. Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 21.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, while more than 13.2 million people have recovered. More than 767,000 people have died. The French health ministry reported more than 2,500 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, setting a new post-lockdown daily high for the third day in a row, and taking the country’s cumulative …

1,200 NYC schools have reopening plans approved by DOE

Roughly two thirds of the Big Apple’s 1,800 public schools have had their coronavirus reopening plans approved – as every school opted for a mix of  in-class and distance learning and none requested only remote, the agency said Friday. All individual plans for the city’s schools were due to be submitted to the state by Friday, thanks to an extension. The DOE issued a midday press release that only accounted for roughly 1,200 schools but insisted that the remaining plans …

Kindergarten Tricks

Oh, it’s time for kindergarten. If this is your very first kindergartner, you might not know what to expect. Kindergarten varies from school to school, but here are some basic concepts that apply across the board. Kindergarten assessment is done before your child starts school. The instructor will do some testing to see where your kid is at as far as knowing. As you see this take place, you might seem like you are being put under the microscopic lense. …

Do Specific Subjects Need Specific Hours Of Teaching For Homeschooling My Kid?

Homeschool moms and dads take advantage of technology to improve and complement conventional methods of mentor on school campus. There are several educational software application and mentor packages that can help establish a curriculum. The internet is an extremely beneficial means that is full of instructional resources; online dictionaries, libraries, encyclopedias and museums. Depending on your State’s homeschooling law, the following may use: 1. School officials can ask about the moms and dads’ qualifications to advise or teach their kid; …

Discovering The Advantages Of House Education

You may be thinking of house school for your kid. There are a lot of reasons why you ought to educate your kid at home. There are questions that require to be discussed and there are also some currently answered for you. Prior to you can make this extremely crucial decision for your kid’s education, you need to believe long and hard and get all the answers to your questions. What are the advantages of home schooling? Here are a …