Colorado won’t crown high school basketball champs for very first time, leaving coaches, athletes and communities in “shock”

Colorado won’t crown high school basketball champs for very first time, leaving coaches, athletes and communities in “shock”

April 12, 2020

For the first time in the history of state competition, Colorado will not crown high school basketball champions. CHSAA made the official call late Thursday night to cancel the tournament due to the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The unprecedented cancellation left student-athletes, coaches and communities feeling devastated, even as they understood the…

Empty churches, food drive mark start of Easter weekend in coronavirus-hit U.S.

Empty churches, food drive mark start of Easter weekend in coronavirus-hit U.S.

April 12, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Political leaders and health experts urged Americans celebrating Good Friday and the Easter weekend under threat of the coronavirus to avoid church gatherings and observe the holidays at home as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 18,600. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, and other health officials…

Cities turn to a new model of coronavirus screening: Drive-throughs

Cities turn to a new model of coronavirus screening: Drive-throughs

April 11, 2020

New York state opened its first drive-thru coronavirus test site Friday in New Rochelle, the city that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said has the biggest cluster of coronavirus cases in the country.With 158 cases in Westchester County, many of them in New Rochelle, the city has become a hot spot not just for the outbreak…

When dining establishments close, Americans lose much more than a meal

When dining establishments close, Americans lose much more than a meal

April 11, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with two miniature horses, Whiskey and Lulu, beside him, the former California governor pronounced: “We don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants. We don’t do anything like that any more.” The immediate prompt for the…

Putting Competitions Aside, Media, Education and Tech Giants Come Together to Offer Free Lessons, Activities Throughout Pandemic– All in One Curated Place – The 74

Putting Competitions Aside, Media, Education and Tech Giants Come Together to Offer Free Lessons, Activities Throughout Pandemic– All in One Curated Place – The 74

April 11, 2020

Wideopenschool.org Under normal circumstances, companies like Time for Kids, Scholastic and Khan Academy are competitors; after all, each provides educational content, and teachers can bring only so many apps and websites into the classroom. But these are not normal circumstances. So instead, those big names and many others across education, technology and media came together over…

Nancy Bailey: There Can Be No “Science of Reading” When Libraries and Librarians Are Disappearing

April 11, 2020

In the past few months, there have been a number of articles about “the science of reading,” all touting the importance of phonics. I don’t know that there is a “science of mathematics” or a “science of history,” or a science of teaching any other subject. Although I have a long record in support of…

Coronavirus and Tinder: How nervous online daters are coping amid COVID-19 – CNET

Coronavirus and Tinder: How nervous online daters are coping amid COVID-19 – CNET

April 11, 2020

This is not social distancing, folks.  Andre Coelho/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Earlier this week, 21-year-old Dubliner Chloe McDonnell tweeted a request to her fellow Tinderers: “Dear boys on Tinder, I don’t want to talk about coronavirus. It’s not a good conversation starter…

Your Daily Dose Of Coronavirus. Coronavirus NEWS, We Mean!

Your Daily Dose Of Coronavirus. Coronavirus NEWS, We Mean!

April 11, 2020

Lots and lots of coronavirus updates, so here’s your daily roundup of some of the latest news, which has been hitting with the force of a Silkwood shower. No idea why that simile came to mind. The Dow Jones fell over 2000 points at the opening of the stock market this morning, triggering an automatic,…

For domestic violence victims, stay-at-home orders do not offer safety

For domestic violence victims, stay-at-home orders do not offer safety

April 11, 2020

Their marriage wasn’t perfect before the couple started working from home amid the shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic, but the underlying problems bubbled dangerously close to the surface with their forced isolation and constant contact, the wife told CBS News.  Like millions of other Americans, the couple has been forced into this situation because of…

Coronavirus Problems: When Restaurants Close, Americans Suffer

Coronavirus Problems: When Restaurants Close, Americans Suffer

April 11, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with two miniature horses, Whiskey and Lulu, beside him, the former California governor pronounced: “We don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants. We don’t do anything like that any more.” The immediate prompt for the video…