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H.I.V. Is Coming to Rural The United States
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H.I.V. Is Coming to Rural The United States

And rural America is not ready.By Steven W. ThrasherDr. Thrasher is a professor at Northwestern University. Dec. 1, 2019Williamson, W.Va., near the Kentucky border, was heavily affected by the opioid crisis.Credit…Tyler Evert/Associated PressWhile there are still about a million people living with H.I.V. in the United States, in some of America’s largest cities, the news…

‘IT IS DISAPPOINTING’: Province reacts to predominant lecturers’ job motion belief – Toronto Sun
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‘IT IS DISAPPOINTING’: Province reacts to predominant lecturers’ job motion belief – Toronto Sun

Ontario’s public school elementary teachers will begin withdrawing some services Nov. 26 but their union president is telling parents it won’t impact their children’s education or safety.Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), said members will withdraw from a list of administrative activities that they carry out for the education ministry…

What Is DACA? And How Did It Discontinue Up in the Supreme Court?
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What Is DACA? And How Did It Discontinue Up in the Supreme Court?

Here’s what you need to know about a policy that protected from deportation people who were brought into the United States as children.Demonstrators at the Supreme Court on Sunday. The court will hear arguments on Tuesday about the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Credit…Jose Luis Magana/Agence France-Presse via Getty ImagesPublished Nov. 12,…

Your Thursday Briefing
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Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering testimony in the House’s impeachment inquiry, a deadly shooting at Pearl Harbor, and today’s general strike in France.ImagePresident Trump prepared to board Air Force One at an airport in London on Wednesday.Credit…Al Drago for The New York TimesNews analysis: The squabbling only reinforced…

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death
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Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder, Levi Felix, who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walks, was tragically killed by brain cancer at just age 32. Left in his wake was a mourning community that had lost their digital…

Maps expose 500 suspected ‘re-schooling’ camps and prisons the keep China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority
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Maps expose 500 suspected ‘re-schooling’ camps and prisons the keep China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority

China is waging a massive security crackdown on the Uighur Muslim ethnic minority in detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang, western China. Many Uighurs call the region East Turkestan or East Turkistan.The US State Department estimated earlier this year that up to three million Uighurs might be imprisoned.Former detainees have spoken of torture and medical…

Chuffed CSEdWeek! I’m feeling impressed.
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Chuffed CSEdWeek! I’m feeling impressed.

Editor’s note: It’s the first day of Computer Science Education Week—an annual event for organizations and educators to encourage students to try computer science—and we’ve got a special guest author to mark the occasion. Chance the Rapper is joining us to celebrate student coders in Chicago.Today is a perfect example of why we started SocialWorks…

Instagram within the break launches Thirteen+ age checkups
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Instagram within the break launches Thirteen+ age checkups

Instagram is done playing dumb about users’ ages. After nine years, Instagram is finally embracing more responsibility to protect underage kids from the problems with social media. It will now ask new users to input their birth date and bar users younger than 13 from joining. However, it won’t be asking existing users their age,…

Arete Project is Alaska’s Newest Alternative Elevated-Training Option
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Arete Project is Alaska’s Newest Alternative Elevated-Training Option

Inspired by Deep Springs College, a collaborative higher education school where students self-govern and study in classrooms and outdoors, Laura Marcus’ Arete Project proves more inclusive. Until 2018, Deep Springs only accepted men, but Arete Project—located on a remote island in Alaska’s wilderness—accepts everybody, and as NPR’s Anya Kamenetz describes, is “at the crossroads of…

Are coding robots worth your young of us’ time?
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Are coding robots worth your young of us’ time?

Toy robots are nothing new. In the 1980s, the R2D2-like Tomy Verbot or the clunky Milton Bradley Big Trak let kids program their movements or actions using voice commands or a keypad.  The marketing for those robots focused mostly on the fun — and, in the case of the Big Trak, the ability to deliver…


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