A key moment in this v good @emilybazelon roundtable about remote learning: Denver schools chief says they'll start offering child care for K-5 students, and @nhannahjones asks: "Why child care providers or paraprofessionals instead of teachers teaching?" nytimes.com/interactive/20…
More: "The science doesn’t change based on whether you have a childcare provider or a teacher in the building. If we’re saying we don’t know enough for teachers to come back in classrooms but we know enough for low-wage child care workers to come back in—I don’t understand that."
Denver schools chief @susancdenver answers, "Yes, it’s a crazy world when we’re saying it’s not safe for teachers but people who make $15-$20/hr can come back. I’ve said to my teachers [and] my school board, 'I don’t want to be the leader of an organization that believes that.'”
And here are some nuggets from children.
And here are some pictures of kids actually in school around the country, which is happening in more places than I think many realize. Needville TX (photo by Eli Durst):
Boynton Beach FL (photo by Erika Larsen)
Wyoming OH (photo by Michael Wilson):
Waukesha WI (photo by Lyndon French)

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13 Sep
1) This picture is from four years ago.
2) I took the photo. Where's my credit??
And here's the November 2016 article the photo was first published with: propublica.org/article/reveng…
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22 Aug
Whoa: "Northeastern U caught wind of poll by a student asking classmates whether they planned to attend parties. 115 yes, 640 no. When pollster was contacted by school, he turned over names of students who said yes. Northeastern sent email to them and parents dressing them down."
“'You have displayed a disregard for health and safety measures, jeopardized our chances to keep our community safe...' the school wrote. Then the college *threatened to rescind admission* if students didn’t read the rules again and sign a pledge to do better." (emphasis mine)
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Quite a headline in the Wall Street paper.
“'While Kamala is a forceful, passionate and eloquent standard-bearer for the aspirations of all Americans...she is not doctrinaire or rigid,' said Brad Karp, chairman of law firm Paul Weiss."

Hmm, I wonder which VP selection *would* have been
deemed "doctrinaire and rigid."
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16 Jul
There were three really good and important stories in today's papers about the enormous challenges of remote learning. Here goes:
1) @tawnell on the huge troubles that the Jackson, Miss. schools (95 percent African-American) had in doing remote instruction in the spring: wsj.com/articles/remot…
"In late April the district allowed children who were passing before the shutdown to skip the last 2 months school and still receive an overall passing grade. Some students didn’t have internet access or parents available to help. Even some teachers couldn’t get online at home."
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3 Jul
This is a really good and important @dwallacewells piece on the deeply counterproductive lack of nuance and candor in a lot of the public-health messaging on coronavirus: nymag.com/intelligencer/…
"Scientists have known for months that 'all or nothing' was a misleading way to approach the question of how to combat the spread of the disease — which could be substantially mitigated by warm weather, mask-wearing, and better hygienic practices..."
"....Indeed, one recent analysis of more >1,000 “super-spreader” events around the world found that more than 97% of them took place indoors (most of them also during local flu seasons and in settings that put people into close contact w/ one another for long periods of time)..."
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This is a really big deal. One of the largest school districts in the country announcing it's only going to offer two days per week in school this fall. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
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And this from @olgakhazan: "While m>120,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, only two dozen deaths have been children under 15. Meanwhile, >1,700 children die in US each year from abuse and neglect—two issues that have been harder for children to report." theatlantic.com/health/archive…
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