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    A student at the University of Utah was taken into custody Wednesday after she allegedly threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor kept inside one of the campus' science buildings - if the school's football team didn't win its game last week. The 21-year-old female suspect, identified as Meredith Miller, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday for the reported offense, on charges of making a threat of terrorism. The bizarre bomb threat came ahead of the No. 13 Utes’ home game against San Diego State on Saturday, where Utah was a heavy -2000 favorite. However, Miller still seemed wary that her team may not take home a win, and decided to take matters into her own hands - albeit in an ill-advised manner. According to police, on the eve of the game, Miller 'posted threats of violence' on Yik Yak - a community billboard app where users to anonymously engage with others within a 5-mile radius. Those threats, police said, saw the student assert  that she would 'detonate the nuclear reactor that is located in the University of Utah causing a mass...
    MUMS and dads - be prepared to be insulted. A school reception worker has offered her candid opinion on what your kids' names REALLY mean. And she's brutal. 3Penelopes are sweet - but forgetfulCredit: Tiktok/theschoolofficelady Because while some names are obviously controversial (earlier this week we told you about little baby Lucifer) others seem pretty, well, nice. Alas, it seems we were wrong. Manda Dee, who is also known as The School Office Lady on TikTok, has uploaded a variety of videos sharing her insights into baby names. And it's bad luck if your kid is called Paisley, Penelope, Daniel, Jack, Olivia or many, many, more names. "Paisley is super cute... from far away," she said. "But she's a hot mess. "Hayden is running someone's life. I don't know if it is the teacher's or yours - you've gotta tone it down, you've gotta stop spoiling that child. 3Xander's parents wanted a girl, she claimedCredit: Tiktok/theschoolofficelady 3She was brutal about the name PaisleyCredit: Tiktok/theschoolofficelady Most read in LifestyleSIBLING RIVALRY Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha SLAMS duchess’s ‘lofty’ viewsSET UP I’m midsize...
    Exam results can be stressful for all the family, and this year is no exception. These were the first exams taken in a hall since the pandemic, and this cohort has really been up against it, learning the curriculum in a hybrid learning setting. But Ryan Lockett, director of studies at TLC LIVE and former secondary head of year and associate assistant headteacher, has urged parents not to panic if their child's exam results don't go to plan. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous, Ryan shares the five things parents can do if their child receives disappointing GCSE grades - and what they can do next to help. 2Ryan Lockett is a former secondary head of year and associate assistant headteacherCredit: Ryan Lockett 2Ryan shared the five things parents can do if their child receives disappointing GCSE grades. Pictured, stock imageCredit: Alamy Appeal your child's grade Ryan notes that if any of your child's grades are borderline, i.e., a grade 3 verging on a 4 ('C' grade), it could be worth appealing. "In most cases, the school will do this if it’s...
    A Utah high school secretly investigated whether a female student was transgender after she 'outclassed' her opponents in a state-level competition last year.  The probe was launched after parents of the girls who finished second and third complained to the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) that the girl must have once been biologically a boy to win as decisively as she did.   The school looked at the girl's records going as far back as kindergarten to determine whether she had ever been enrolled as a boy, only to discover the girl was, in fact, a girl. Neither the girl nor her family were ever informed about the investigation, according to UHSAA legislative representative David Spatafore, who said 'there was no reason to make it a personal situation' after she had been cleared of the accusation, according to Desert News. Advocates for HB11 outside the Utah capital building. The bill outlawed transgender students from competing in girls' sports The story of the girl investigated by her high school was shared during a meeting of the Utah Legislature Education Interim Committee...
    Betsy DeVos served as the 11th U.S. secretary of education. The following is an adaptation from her new book, 'Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child.' A young, African-American man's eyes brimmed with tears as he told us his story during a listening session that I conducted as Secretary of Education to learn more about what was truly transpiring on America's campuses. His name was Joseph. He is a Navy veteran and had been a student at Savannah State University (SSU), who was just three weeks away from becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college. He woke up one morning in 2013 to find an email from the Office of Student Affairs. Joseph recalled the email in his own words: "'You are hereby summarily suspended and if you step foot on campus, you get the threat of expulsion and arrest.'" The email was followed by a campus-wide alert with Joseph's picture, urging anyone who saw him on campus to report it to campus security. Joseph had no idea...
    Two police officers missed their chance at possibly saving the lives of 21 victims who were killed in the Uvalde elementary school massacre, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the May tragedy. An officer spotted 18-year-old Salvador Ramos armed with a rifle just before he entered Robb Elementary School and radioed for permission to shoot. But he never got an answer.  The gunman then entered the school and carried out the deadliest school shooting in Texas history. The massacre of 19 children and two teachers continued for over an hour as responding officers waited outside.  According to the report released by Texas State University, another missed opportunity to slow or stop the gunman was just a few minutes earlier as he was walking in the parking lot heading for the school.   One of the responding officers sped past him at a 'high rate of speed' and missed the shooter armed with a rifle.  The report is yet another damning assessment of how police failed to act on opportunities that might have saved lives in what...
    MILLIONS of American students are facing a cut off in free school meals if a federal program is not extended. The program, which started during the pandemic, is set to expire on June 30 leaving schools without a solution as to how to offer more children the meal option. 1Millions of American children receive free meals through a federally-funded program The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) which runs the school meals program issued pandemic-related changes in April 2021. This was approved by Congress and allowed schools nationwide to serve meals throughout the year through the USDA's National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This is usually only available during the summer months. Schools that chose this option are receiving higher than normal meal reimbursements for every meal they serve. Read more on food insecurityFOOD TECH I launched a food stamp app offering discounts after my family had to skip mealsHELPING HAND Food stamp claimants in 28 states to get extra SNAP benefits worth $95 Plus, the USDA was able to waive obstacles, such as income-based requirements allowing more families...
    Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D. is the former chief research psychologist for the U.S. Secret Service and Executive Director for the Ontic Center of Excellence, which specializes in threat assessment & threat management After school shootings, I'm often asked 'what is the profile of school shooter?' It's human nature to want to understand why bad things happen – in large part so we can figure out how to avoid them in the future. With over 20 years of experience studying school shootings, interviewing shooters in prison, and managing thousands of active threat cases, here's what I can tell you about school shooters in the U.S. Author Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D. is the former chief research psychologist for the U.S. Secret Service There was no accurate or useful profile of a school shooter – meaning no common demographic or external characteristics that described all or most of the school shooters. This information comes from research conducted primarily by the U.S. Secret Service and FBI. However, the behavior of school shooters is very similar and it suggests that many of these killers can be stopped before...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately criticized Republicans after a shooting at an elementary school in Texas killed at least 19 students and two adults on Tuesday. “Another shooting. And the GOP won’t do a damn thing about it,” Newsom tweeted. “Who the hell are we if we cannot keep our kids safe.” READ MORE: Escalon, Manteca And Ripon Police Departments Experiencing 911-Line ProblemsNewsom’s comments came quickly after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed the initial death toll of 14 students and one teacher in Tuesday’s incident. Late Tuesday evening, Texas authorities upped the death toll to 21, according to reports, though, it was not clear if that number included the alleged gunman. Citing California’s efforts to implement “commonsense gun safety laws,” Newsom highlighted statistics that showed the state cutting its gun death rate in half since the 1980s. “This is preventable. Our inaction is a choice,” Newsom tweeted. Newsom and California’s progressive policies are frequent targets of right-wing politicians. Other California politicians also reacted to the Texas shooting with immediate critiques on the lack of progress on gun...
    President Joe Biden condemned gun manufacturers and mourned 'so many crushed spirits' in the wake of a devastating mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 18 children on Tuesday. The president called on elected officials to 'stand up to the gun lobby' in an impassioned speech barely two hours after arriving back in the United States following his first trip to Asia while commander-in-chief.  'I had hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this. Again. Another massacre,' a visibly emotional Biden said. Speaking from the White House Roosevelt Room with First Lady Jill Biden clad in black by his side, the president said: 'Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful innocent, second, third, fourth graders. And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happen - see their friends die as if they're on a battlefield, for God's sake?' He took a moment to empathize with parents who would never see their young children again after Tuesday. 'Parents will never be the same. To lose a child, it's like having a piece of your...
    The ejection of a mother from a school board meeting in Florida has spurred a dispute between board members, with a conservative member scolding the liberal chair for asking the mom if she even had children in the district.  The incident unfolded on Tuesday in Sarasota, when mother-of-four Melissa Bakondy got up to the podium for the public comment period to complain about a policy regarding recording parent-teacher meetings. When Bakondy began to remark that one board member was 'caught on the microphone' at the last meeting, board Chair Jane Goodwin cut her off and said 'stop talking about school board members.' Goodwin, who leads the board's liberal majority, then ejected Bakondy and said 'You were about to say something horrible about Shirley Brown. … You've said things about me that were untrue. Leave, please.' But when Goodwin went on to ask Bakondy if she even had children in the school district, that's when conservative board member Bridget Ziegler clapped back by raising a point of order.  'That is not appropriate. … You don't get to ask people who come to...
    (CNN)Potential jurors are due to arrive Monday at a Florida courthouse where they could be chosen to help decide the fate of Nikolas Cruz more than four years after he killed 17 people in the deadliest high school shooting in US history. Cruz, now 23, pleaded guilty in October to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the 2018 Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that galvanized a nationwide movement against gun violence, helmed largely by the tragedy's teenage survivors and victims' families. Prosecutors want a death sentence for Cruz, who at minimum faces life in prison. In states with the death penalty, a defendant deemed guilty of a capital offense faces a separate phase of court proceedings to determine the sentence. These are the victims of the Florida school shootingFollowing Cruz's guilty pleas, the 12-member jury now being impaneled for the penalty phase will be asked to decide whether to recommend his execution. Six to eight alternates also are due to be picked, the judge said last week during a...
    SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- California will not require parents to tell schools if they keep guns inside their house.A bill on the proposed requirement failed its first committee vote Wednesday after facing opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union and National Rifle Association, two groups that rarely align on gun rights issues.The bill would have required parents or guardians with a student in public or charter school to annually disclose if they have firearms at home.The bill also would have required school officials, working with law enforcement, to search a student's on-campus property like backpacks and lockers for firearms if they learned of a credible violent threat. They would also have been required to search the student's electronic devices for clues."What's next, having parents report swimming pools in their backyards and prescription drugs in their medicine cabinets?" asked Roy Griffith, legislative director of the California Rifle and Pistol Association.It died even after Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino promised to drastically amend his bill if it survived a committee vote. He and supporters said it could help prevent mass shootings and other firearms...
    CHERRY HILL, New Jersey -- New Jersey officials are considering legislation that would allow school districts to go virtual in case of inclement weather or other emergencies if it becomes law.The bill passed the Senate and is now being considered in the Assembly.Ask most kids, and they'll tell you one of the best winter pastimes is a snow day.Thanks to the pandemic, virtual learning is now an option for most classrooms. But should that mean fewer snow days? Some say yes."They should do virtual instead of missing a day of school, just to not draw the year out longer. It just makes sense," said Steve Martin, a father from Magnolia, N.J.Aspen Thomas' 13-year-old daughter doesn't love virtual school, but Thomas says she likes the idea of having a remote learning day."Will she be devastated if she didn't have a real snow day? Probably. But that's okay," he said.Enter Senate Bill 464: legislation that would allow districts to go virtual for one or more days because of weather or a declared state of emergency.Currently, New Jersey schools are not allowed to...
    An elegance coach has revealed the signs that someone is Old Money - from trying not to splash the cash to having an 'us against them' mentality. Anna Bey, who splits her time between London and Geneva, explained in her most recent YouTube video how to tell whether the millionaire next door is self-made, or if they were born into money. From always mentioning where they went to school to self confidence and good manners, there are apparently 10 tell-tale signs that announce to the world whether a wealthy individual is a blue-blooded aristocrat or nouveau riche.  Scroll down for video  An elegance coach (pictured) has revealed the signs that someone is Old Money - from trying not to splash the cash to having an 'us against them' mentality Money passed down through seven generations  The elegance coach explained: 'To be classified as Old Money you actually have to have inherited your wealth for ideally seven generations.   'Some people think that you can become Old Money just by dressing the part or by creating a similar lifestyle to them - but...
    A California high school is under investigation after it allegedly received a report last year that a 17-year-old student had sexually assaulted three teenage girls - but failed to alert the police.  One of the alleged victims, 16, had reported the assaults to officials at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto, California back in November 2021, her mother Stephanie Olvera told DailyMail.com. But she claims her report was not taken seriously and was brushed off as 'boys will be boys.' Worse, she alleges that a school administrator tried to lay the blame for the sexual assault back on her, suggesting that it 'might be the way she dressed.' 'She told me that she tried repeatedly to tell the staff about what was happening,' Olvera said. 'But instead, they blamed her. The vice principal told my daughter that well, maybe it was the way she was dressing, or did she really tell him no? I couldn't believe it. How is this my daughter's fault?'   After her mother filed the report, detectives looked into the girl's claims and found allegation that two...
    Neither the school board, school district, nor Taub immediately replied Wednesday to TheBlaze's request for comment. The school board's website indicates that the district "offers a public education to 5,132 students in Glenview, Northbrook, and portions of unincorporated Northfield Township." The board lists Glenview as its location, which is about a half hour northwest of Chicago. 'Are you the mask police?' Video of the incident shows Weyermuller was wearing a mask over his mouth as he approached the microphone but removed it as he began speaking. “I’m sorry, sir, sir, sir," the meeting moderator told him. "I need you to put on your mask." Weyermuller replied, “Should I stop my clock? I can’t — President Biden and [Illinois Democratic Gov.] J.B. Pritzker both speak without a mask. ... And I do have an exemption. Will you allow me to speak? Please, I’m not going to interrupt you when you speak.” Here's how the conversation escalated: Moderator: I’m sorry, it’s a rule you have to follow. I’m sorry, sir. That’s the rule....
    by Mailee Smith   Chaos. Disruption. Uncertainty. The Chicago Teachers Union provides a real-world example of what happens when a government union has too much power. CTU has gone on strike three times in three school years. In the latest work stoppage, over 330,000 schoolchildren missed five days of school. Parents were notified of the walkout after 11 p.m. on a school night, leaving them just hours to develop a back-up plan after the union decided not to show up. This shut-down follows the 2020-2021 school year, when Chicago Public Schools was fully remote for most of the year, rolling out hybrid options starting in February 2021. All told, Chicago students had gone 17 months without fully in-person education by the time they started the current school year Aug. 30, 2021. And students’ academic achievement suffered for it. One example: On the SATs, there was a 6.1 percentage point decrease in the number of Chicago students at least meeting standards in math – and a drop of 6.7 percentage points for the same category for low-income students – in 2021 compared to 2019. But...
    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Tuesday that if Democrats truly “trusted the science,” they would have voted for Rep. Ashley Hinson’s (R-IA) bill to unmask children in school. House Republicans offered a motion to defeat the previous question on H. Res. 912, a bill to enhance the U.S. Postal Service. If the House passed Republicans’ motion, they would have the House consider Hinson’s legislation, the Unmask Our Kids Act, or H.R. 6619. Hinson’s bill would: Block local education agencies from receiving Department of Education funding unless: Schools are open for in-person learning School mask mandates allow parents to opt-out on behalf of their children Two-hundred and twenty-one Democrats blocked the Republican motion that would have ensured that children can receive in-person learning and do not have to be forced to wear masks in school. Leader McCarthy told Breitbart News that forcing children to wear masks is “harmful.” “House Democrats are playing politics and want you to believe they’re following the science. If they really trusted the...
    A swimmer on the University of Pennsylvania women's team slammed the school for focusing all their attention on transgender teammate Lia Thomas and claimed the university would sue if Thomas is not able to compete at the NCAA championships in March.  The swimmer, who spoke with Fox News on the condition of anonymity, said it was not fair to allow Thomas, 22, who transitioned from male to female last year, to compete with athletes who were born female and said the university was transfixed on helping Thomas compete.  She added that she heard 'from some administrators' that either UPenn or Penn Athletic would file a lawsuit Thomas was not allowed to compete in the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving championships.  'I have a feeling that if USA Swimming changes their rules [for trans athletes], they will be filing a lawsuit for Lia to swim, but they wouldn't do that for us,' she said. 'That's just really upsetting.'  A teammate of transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas, pictured, said it was not fair for the school to allow Thomas to continue swimming...
    EIGHT states have so far been approved for a benefits program that gives eligible children around $7 a day during school disruptions. This is known as the Pandemic-EBT program, which helped 18.5million kids get food at one point. 1Children who miss out on meals due to school disruptions may be able to get cash benefits The program is similar to food stamps, which is known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in the way that funds get loaded onto an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. The cards can be used to buy groceries at more than 238,000 retailers nationwide. The P-EBT benefits were first rolled out at the height of the pandemic to help feed kids from low-income families when schools were shut. They've since been extended but the vast majority of states haven't applied for funding - or they remain in the application process. Some states who haven't applied for the program this year are still distributing last year’s money. But those who don't apply risk leaving 30million eligible kids hungry this summer, according to Virginia Democratic representative Robert...
    THOUSANDS of families will automatically be issued $1,504 in food stamps this week without having to sign up. The Georgia Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) began to issue the food stamps last Friday but there is still time to call and register if you haven't received the payment. 1NINTCHDBPICT000705876553Credit: Alamy The funds are to support families with children who are enrolled in Georgia schools to give help with groceries and food, according to the program’s website. It will provide extra help to families of more than 1.1million children who normally would receive free or reduced school meals through participation in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs. The food stamp program is part of the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and works in a similar way to the federal EBT program. Through P-EBT, eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards that are used to purchase food.  It is aimed at kids who didn't have access to free or reduced-price school meals during the last school year due to pandemic closures. "If your eligible child...
    MUMS and dads - be prepared to be insulted. A school reception worker has offered her candid opinion on what your kids' names REALLY mean. And she's brutal. 3Penelopes are sweet - but forgetfulCredit: Tiktok/theschoolofficelady Because while some names are obviously controversial (earlier this week we told you about little baby Lucifer) others seem pretty, well, nice. Alas, it seems we were wrong. Manda Dee, who is also known as The School Office Lady on TikTok, has uploaded a variety of videos sharing her insights into baby names. And it's bad luck if your kid is called Paisley, Penelope, Daniel, Jack, Olivia or many, many, more names. "Paisley is super cute... from far away," she said. "But she's a hot mess. "Hayden is running someone's life. I don't know if it is the teacher's or yours - you've gotta tone it down, you've gotta stop spoiling that child. 3Xander's parents wanted a girl, she claimedCredit: Tiktok/theschoolofficelady 3She was brutal about the name PaisleyCredit: Tiktok/theschoolofficelady Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what...
    COVID cases are at record highs as children prepare to go back to school. After a busy festive period, many kids and parents will come down with the coronavirus. 1Kids can still go to school if a parent tests positiveCredit: Getty Parents and ministers are keen to keep kids in the classroom whatever it takes. If mum, dad or caregiver tests positive for Covid, can their child still go to school? We explain everything you need to know if you find yourself in this situation. Can the child go to school? Government guidance says that a child who is a close contact of a Covid case can still go to school if there is someone with Covid in the home. They do not need to self-isolate.  Close contacts are identified through NHS Test and Trace.  Most read in Health NewsCHILLING OMICRON SYMPTOMS Is it a runny nose or have you been struck by Covid?SCRATCH AND SNIFF The early Omicron symptom you may hear before you even feel illVIRAL CHECK The 8 symptoms of Omicron to never ignore - and when...
    A Washington DC elementary school teacher who played basketball in college gave her third-grade students an early Christmas present - promising them a hot chocolate party if she hit a half-court shot during recess.   Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a former starter at Rutgers, hit nothing but net from nearly 50 feet to the delight of her students at Holy Trinity School in Georgetown in a now-viral video posted to Instagram on December 20.  Fitzpatrick played 16 games for Rutgers as a senior during the 2017-18 season after transferring from St. Joseph's. The five-foot-nine guard averaged three points per game with a season-high of nine but made a memorable buzzer-beater against nationally-ranked Maryland in February 2018.  She said that shot was nothing compared to the pressure she felt from her young students. 'I think that's more terrifying [than the buzzer-beater shot at Maryland], because eight- and nine-year-olds will not live it down, and so, I think it was just the excitement and cheering, I was like: I have to make this,' Fitzpatrick said during an interview on ESPN on Thursday. 'And like I said,...
    The arrival of the omicron variant has led some politicians and public health grandees to call for a return to business closures and 'circuit-breaker' lockdowns. The variant has been found worldwide, including in the US and the UK. The variant has already surpassed delta – dominant before omicron – in the UK. Early reports from South Africa confirm that the variant is more transmissible but produces a milder disease, with a lower chance of hospitalization and death upon infection. My message is this: we can’t stop the spread of COVID, but we can end the pandemic. In October 2020, I wrote the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD) along with Prof. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Prof. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University. The centerpiece of the declaration is a call for increased focused protection of the vulnerable older population, who are more than a thousand times more likely to die from COVID infection than the young. (From right to left) Drs. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University are co-authors of The Great Barrington...
    Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against Covid-19, while some 34,000 students have not yet been vaccinated as required. The school board voted 7-0 in separate motions on Tuesday to terminate 496 employees, who make up less than 1 per cent of the district's approximately 73,000 workers.  Most of those fired had likely been on leave since mid-October when LAUSD staffers were to have received at least their first vaccine dose, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Employees were required to receive their second dose by November 15.  But they may be eligible to get their jobs back if they choose to get vaccinated against Covid-19.  Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against Covid-19. Pictured: Anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally outside the garage doors of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in LA on September 9 'Parting ways with individuals who choose not to be vaccinated...
    These men have proved that making your partner laugh is a great way to keep the spark alive.  Husbands and boyfriends from around the world have been snapped keeping their other halves entertained with their amusing antics, which have been collated in a gallery by Bored Panda.  Whether the prank was planned or they were caught in the middle of doing something silly, at least these pranksters can't be faulted for their sense of humour.  Among the most amusing snaps is one man who posed in a hospital bed and pretended he was the one who had just given birth, while another posed for a 'back to school' photo on his return to work - complete with a lunch box and sign.  People have shared the hilarious antics their husbands and boyfriends have go up to in a bid to made them. Pictured, this new father from the US pretended he was the one who had given birth to his and his wife's baby because he looked bigger than her after the delivery Proud moment! A husband from the US had...
    Critical Race Theory (CRT), the theory itself, is highly objectionable because it is simply meant to create or in many cases instill the belief that America is systemically and institutionally racist. All white people harbor implicit or unconscious biases towards all minorities, especially black people. CRT creates the illusion that “white supremacy” reigns supreme and is running rampant from coast to coast.      CRT is also centered around the belief that all white people have “privilege.” Let’s look at this bit of kookiness for a moment. “White Privilege” is a “theory” (again with the theory stuff) that was created by a far-left radical by the name of Peggy McIntosh (no relation to the apple) in the mid-1980’s. In McIntosh’s infinite wisdom, she decided that there are (50) separate “conditions that minorities cannot relate to” (White Privilege), for example:  I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.  When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made...
    Education has become the forefront issue in the gubernatorial race between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe with Virginia taking center stage in the culture war erupting in school board rooms across the country. Issues regarding Critical Race Theory (CRT), gender ideology, vaccine mandates, mask requirements, school reopenings and virtual learning signify why education has become such a salient issue ahead of election day, Virginia teachers told the Daily Caller News Foundation.  “We want our kids to learn academics, but they need to leave it to the parents to determine their politics, to determine religion, to determine their morals, and when they allow families to do that and parents to do that, our society is stronger, we’re healthier, we’re happier, we’re more unified,” Jeremy Wright, a teacher at an alternative school in LCPS told the DCNF.  When a northern Virginia school board threatened to punish educators for speaking against equity initiatives, high school teacher Monica Gill could not stay silent. “I thought my job was to present kids with different perspectives, give them tools to evaluate competing...
    Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee asked Attorney General Merrick Garland Wednesday if parents who protested school board actions were in the same category as the terrorists who were behind the Oklahoma City bombings. Garland was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee when Blackburn posed the question. She asked Garland about the memorandum he released on Oct. 4 that detailed how local law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would club together for the “discussion of strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.” WATCH: “Knowing that you really helped bring to justice those that caused the Oklahoma City bombing,” Blackburn said, “would you really, honestly, put parents in the same category as a Terry Nichols or a Timothy McVeigh?” “My God,” Garland responded. “Absolutely not.” “Then why,” Blackburn asked, “why would you ever release a memo? I mean, did you write that memo? Did staff write that memo? What would have led you to do this? It is so over the top.” (RELATED: Garland Directs FBI To Target Parents For ‘Harassment,...
    A Minnesota surgeon believes he was fired from his job after telling school officials that parents should have the choice of whether or not their children wear masks to school. Dr. Jeffrey Horak spoke before the school board at a public meeting in the town of Fergus Falls on October 11. He gave a speech against the school's temporary mask mandate, which had gone into effect the day prior.  'You mandate this across the road - that's a tough place to go,' Horak told the board. He then suggested there was a higher power in charge of the students' behavior over the school board.   'Who does God put in charge of these kids? Their parents. God gave each one of these kids... to their parents and they speak for them. They may be wrong, they may be dumb, they may be perfect in their decisions. But it's still their responsibility. It's not yours. God gave it to them. Honor their wishes, either side of the fence.' Just nine days later, on October 20, Horak claims he was fired by Lake...
    America's political media is laser-focused on the state of Virginia Governor's race between former governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Younkin. Virginia, while a state that has trended blue in recent years - with President Biden winning it by 10 points last year - has now been officially declared by the nonpartisan Cook Political report as a toss up. And many Republicans anecdotally feel very confident that Glenn Younkin can pull off a close win. Yet this is a race that Terry McAuliffe ought to be easily winning given how Biden performed in the state in the last general election. Instead he's flailing, with Democrats bringing everyone under the sun to campaign for him, from President Obama and Vice President Harris to President Biden himself. Sadly for him, the biggest guns the Democrats can deploy are shooting him in the foot by reminding the average Virginian voter just how out of touch their economic and social policies truly are. America's political media is laser-focused on the state of Virginia Governor's race between former governor Terry McAuliffe (second from right) and...
    The lie that school board elections aren't political time and time and time again convinced people to swallow Kool-Aid that they knew was rancid. Tolerance. Diversity. Equity. Everyone waved those bloody pom-poms for years in their local school districts, because "being nice" was much more in style than questioning the ever-growing god complex of many of our nation's teachers. It was a masterful victory for brainwashing and propagandizing an entire nation. Maybe, just maybe, though, America is showing signs of waking up from its trance. This isn't because of any one thing. Teachers' unions played a key role in keeping schools shut down and kids forever masked during the last 20 months of our Covidstan saga. This happens to be the first election of any consequence after the steal of 2020. The vaccine wars are begging to create a new class of second-class citizenry. The absence of real journalism makes it nearly impossible for objectivity, honesty, and accountability to take root. Many are promoting an actual national divorce between blue and red states. Critical race theory and mental illness have...
    HEARING the incessant buzz of her alarm at 5am, Rachel Gardener, 37, jumps straight up from her bed.  It’s pitch black outside and she’s only been asleep for six hours but the single mum, who lives only a couple of streets away from her seven-year-old son Neo-Rae’s school, is straight in the shower.  4Rachel says she wants to be glam for the school run 4Rachel with her face full of slapCredit: Supplied And rather than drag a comb sleepily through her hair like most of us, she spends an hour putting on a full glam face including highlighter, lipstick, blusher and mascara. She also spends 20 minutes blow-drying her shoulder-length dyed hair before carefully putting on the 'very girly' outfit she laid out the night before. By 8am she’s presentable to the public - and can finally take the bins out.  For Rachel the idea of letting the postman see her slap-free or wandering down to the school gates in jogging bottoms - or worse, pyjamas - is horrifying. She spoke after parents at Ayrseome Primary School in Teeside were...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The debate over COVID safety measures like masks was already a topic of debate. Now, a suggestion on mandating vaccines for children who are eligible could be stirring the pot once again. Just like any other school-required vaccine, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman is calling on COVID-19 vaccines to be mandated to students, once available to those under the age of 12. READ MORE: 'Remain Alert & Watch Out For Others': October Is National Pedestrian Safety MonthThis comes as 1,500 students in the county are currently in quarantine after COVID outbreaks in schools. “COVID should be added to the list of vaccines that our students are required to get to go to school,” said Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman. Pittman reaffirmed his support Tuesday to mandate vaccines for students saying the current number of COVID outbreaks in schools is concerning. “It really is unacceptable that so many children are being quarantined and kept out of school as a result of positive cases in the school,” said Pittman. This comes as the county’s public schools...
    HAS your child started school but you are worried they haven’t got any friends? An educational psychologist shared her top tips for navigating this tricky time… 2If your child hasn't made any friends at school, don't panic as there are a number of tips you can tryCredit: Getty - Contributor Don’t call school Speaking to Metro, Dr Clare Daly said you should never ring a school and ask them to move your child to another class if they aren’t with their best friend. She said: “Your child will have relationships with other children that can be developed and there will be reasons why children have been assigned to that class. It will be a great opportunity for your child to start conversations with others.” She said if they really are close pals, the bond will survive outside the classroom. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Don’t worry if their old best friends make new friends Dr Clare said that kids should be described as “best friends for now”, and you shouldn’t worry if friendships shift....
    President Joe Biden told students at a school on Friday he would invite them to visit the White House if everyone got vaccinated. The president and First Lady Jill Biden visited Brookland Middle School in Washington, DC to highlight his masking and vaccination plans for school children. President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden toured a 6th grade science class at Brookland Middle School this morning pic.twitter.com/QKqIltf8D5 — Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) September 10, 2021 “For students here at Brookland, once you all get vaccinated, you’re invited to a special visit at the White House,” he said. Some in the crowd clapped at the news as Biden continued, “I’m going to get in trouble with the Secret Service and everybody else, I’m not sure how we’ll mechanically do it.” He said if all the children were unable to fit in one room he would take them to the Rose Garden “Maybe let you fly the helicopters,” he said, before adding, “I’m only joking about that.” U.S. President Joe Biden visits the classroom of fifth-grade teacher Cindy Bertamini, at Yorktown Elementary School...
    (CNN)Covid-19 hospitalizations for those 17 and under peaked in late August at a rate approaching twice that of this year's early winter surge, according to CDC data, as many of the nation's schools returned to in-person learning.An average of nearly 53 children a day were hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19 from August 31 to September 6, according to CDC data.The increase in pediatric cases is alarming some school officials, although one health expert said Wednesday that the best way to turn the corner was to keep taking the pandemic seriously. Florida judge allows school mask mandates to continue despite governors appeal"We're in the same storm, but we're not in the same boat. Some of us are in yachts. We have resources. We can work from home, we're immune-competent, we have access to a vaccine -- and some of us are in rafts," Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Hospital, told CNN's Don Lemon."All of us need to do all we can do to help those in less sturdy crafts,...
    The Pac-12 is expected to announce by the end of the week whether or not it will pursue expansion. Based on the dearth of obvious options and its alliance with the Big Ten and ACC — an alliance designed to provide stability to a roiling landscape — the overwhelming consensus among industry sources is that the conference will stand on 12. But the Hotline endeavors to examine all major issues from every possible angle. To that end, we imagined an alternate universe in which the Pac-14 was deemed inevitable. Which schools should the conference add? Whereas Colorado and Utah were obvious fits a decade ago, no current options clearly meet the economic and institutional standards. That’s fine. Because in our expansion universe, the Pac-12 would have made the decision to invite at least two flawed candidates — it would have adjusted the barriers for entry. We also sought help from Navigate, a longtime Hotline partner that specializes in data analytics and provides strategic advice to clients in the sports and entertainment worlds. (Navigate has worked with several Power Five conferences...
    WHEN it comes to being in denial, Joe “No regrets” Biden rivals Comical Ali, the minister who hailed Iraq’s invincibility even as US tanks rolled into Baghdad. The US President has been cripplingly slow this week to act on the Afghanistan crisis he triggered, and is said to have an uneasy relationship with Boris Johnson. 2It's uncertain whether our PM can convince President BIden to keep troops at Kabul airport past August 31Credit: Polaris Add all that up and it’s uncertain our PM can convince Mr Biden to keep troops at Kabul airport as long as it takes to complete the evacuation. That’s not to say Boris shouldn’t make every effort at persuasion but he needs a Plan B if Brits there and our Afghan allies are not to be abandoned to a terrifying fate under the Taliban. An alliance of British generals argues that cannot be allowed to happen, even if it means sending in extra UK troops. The situation at the airport is fraught, chaotic and a magnet for terror attacks. It is no easy undertaking with 5,000...
    MSNBC analyst Fernand Amandi slammed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on Saturday for his Covid-19 education policies, including threatening to withhold the salaries of school officials who implement a mask mandate — despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending “universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.” (DeSantis’s press secretary, however, admitted that the governor has no control over their salaries since they are not state employees. He could withhold funding for school districts, but school officials theoretically could still pay themselves). Amandi, the managing partner of Bendixen & Amandi and lecturer at the University of Miami, began by saying, “Greetings from the national epicenter for the pandemic where me and millions of my fellow Floridians, we feel like contestants on the reality show ‘Survivor’ every day.” Asked by MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez about people defying DeSantis’ orders on masking in schools, Amandi said “there’s a rebellion going on right now.” “This is a rebellion within Florida of certain counties against this reckless governor who has taken...
    One of the many tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic, wholly separate from the terrible toll it has taken on peoples’ lives and health, is the degree to which millions of Americans have willingly allowed themselves to be pitted against their neighbors, mostly as a result of amoral, deceptive, and self-serving propaganda churned out by the Republican Party. Nowhere has this capitulation to cynical GOP opportunism been more obvious than in the contrived battle over masking in our nation’s public schools. The fact that elected Republicans in nearly every state have knowingly allowed this “debate” to metastasize in the hopes of gaining some political advantage from it has made it next to impossible to contain the pandemic as it spreads through the population of 50 million or so still-unvaccinated children under the age of 12. Taking their cues from these politicians and their reinforcing media, parents have dutifully engaged in highly publicized, vitriolic, demonstrative efforts to prevent local school officials from imposing simple, protective masking requirements universally recommended by medical doctors and scientific experts to contain the virus. Because school boards are...
    In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 is a high-end computer that has interesting features. Inside it sports a latest generation Intel processor as well as a good amount of RAM and storage, all in an elegant and sober design. The competition in laptops is fierce and the fight has made top quality equipment available at interesting discounts. Huawei has been in the laptop sector for several years and has launched several models for different ranges. What characterizes the Asian company is that it treats all its equipment with care in terms of design and materials, all of which are visibly premium on the outside. The latest equipment that has been launched on the market is the Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021. This computer is in the highest range of Huawei laptops and has metallic finishes in two colors: space gray and emerald green. But it is the interior where the magic happens and, is that, the processor that gives life to this team is an 11th Generation...
    By Megan Marples | CNN Common colds share many symptoms of the coronavirus, so if your child becomes ill as the school year gets underway, it might be difficult to immediately tell whether it’s Covid-19, said CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen. Adults catch the common cold around two to three times a year, and children get it even more frequently, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people recover in seven to 10 days from the cold, but it can take longer if they have weakened immune systems, the CDC noted. Some shared symptoms of Covid-19 and the common cold include a sore throat, fatigue and a headache, according to Wen. Coughing is another common symptom of both viruses, although according to the Mayo Clinic, the Covid-19 cough tends to be drier. When children contract Covid-19, they tend to have milder symptoms than adults, Wen added. “I would encourage parents to have a high index of suspicion and to definitely not send your child to school if they are not feeling themselves and have any...
    (CNN) — Common colds share many symptoms of the coronavirus, so if your child becomes ill as the school year gets underway, it might be difficult to immediately tell whether it’s Covid-19, said CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen. Adults catch the common cold around two to three times a year, and children get it even more frequently, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. READ MORE: Baltimore City Schools Releases Recovery Plan Most people recover in seven to 10 days from the cold, but it can take longer if they have weakened immune systems, the CDC noted. Some shared symptoms of Covid-19 and the common cold include a sore throat, fatigue and a headache, according to Wen. Coughing is another common symptom of both viruses, although according to the Mayo Clinic, the Covid-19 cough tends to be drier. When children contract Covid-19, they tend to have milder symptoms than adults, Wen added. “I would encourage parents to have a high index of suspicion and to definitely not send your child to school if they are not...
    (CNN)The United States is facing a pivotal moment in the battle against the coronavirus, given that vaccination rates remain stubbornly low in places and the Delta variant is hastening the rise in Covid-19 cases: It must do everything possible to increase vaccinations or risk worsening impacts of the pandemic."If we want to keep our kids in school, if we want to protect the economy, if we want our country to get through this pandemic, we have to leave no stone unturned in making sure people get vaccinated," US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy told CNN's Anderson Cooper.In the face of new cases surging in 48 states, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, President Joe Biden announced Thursday that all federal employees, except for the military, must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols including testing once or twice a week, masking and other mitigation measures. American workers are facing increasing pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19The data already shows the difference between areas with high and low vaccination rates. Average hospitalization rates are nearly three times...
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