The change is a response to schools being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program lineup will cater to preschool through third grade from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., to fourth through eighth grade from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and to high school students from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. … [Read more...] about KET changes programming to help with at-home learning
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STAMFORD, CT — As the second week of distance learning comes to an end in Stamford, district officials have announced some changes in building procedures that go into effect next week. In a message sent to families Friday, Superintendent Tamu Lucero praised staff and families for their "focus and dedication to educating" students as the city, and the state, continues to grapple with the new coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Stamford Coronavirus Updates: Schools Change Building Procedures
“In a totally rational world, you might assume that an international pandemic would lead to greater internationalism,” says the historian Mike Davis, a renowned American chronicler of the disasters incubated by globalisation. For Davis, who wrote a book about the threat of avian flu in 2005, pandemics are a perfect example of the kind of crises to which global capitalism (with its constant movement of people and goods) is particularly vulnerable, but that the capitalist mindset (with its inability to think in terms beyond profit) cannot address. “In a rational world, we would be ramping up production of basic essential supplies – test kits, masks, respirators – not only for our own use, but for poorer countries, too. Because it’s all one battle. But it’s not necessarily a rational world. So there could be a lot of demonisation and calls for isolation. Which will mean more deaths and more suffering worldwide.” … [Read more...] about ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will the world emerge from the coronavirus crisis?
Timeline of same-sex marriage England and Wales legalised same-sex marriage in July 2013, with the change coming into force in March 2014 Scotland legislated for same-sex marriage in February 2014 and it came into effect in December that year The Republic of Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in a referendum in May 2015, becoming the only country in the world to do so by popular vote Ireland's first same-sex marriage took place in November 2015 It will be debated again on Monday afternoon, when we might see the return of attempts by some pro-Remain peers to halt a no-deal Brexit. … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland bill – what happens next?
A spokesman for Sanders said he will be there, if and when the next debate is held. Biden seems less than enthused. “I think we’ve had enough debates,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “I think we should get on with this.” … [Read more...] about Has Joe Biden wrapped up the Democratic presidential contest? Will the November election be canceled?