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Schools turn to surveillance tech to prevent COVID-19 Spread

  • “We are very much interested in the automated tracking of students,” says Michael Sawyers, superintendent for New Albany-Plain Schools.
  • He believes that the technology could help the school determine whether social distancing is being observed and help quickly identify students who may have been exposed if someone tests positive for the coronavirus.
  • A small but growing surveillance industry has sprung up around Covid already, with firms pitching everything from temperature-tracking infrared cameras and contact tracing apps to wireless beacons and smart cameras to help enforce social distancing at work.
  • Like countless other schools, those in the New Albany-Plain district are considering regular temperature checks as well as strict enforcement of mask wearing and social distancing.
  • RightCrowd, which sells smart Bluetooth badges to companies including Honeywell and Genentech, has developed one system that issues a warning if people get too close and another that can be used for contact tracing.

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U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids

  • Macias will join the staggering number of public school personnel across the United States who have lost their jobs in the wake of school closures amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • In April alone, 469,000 public school district personnel nationally lost their jobs, including kindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers and other school employees, a Labor Department economist told Reuters.
  • Multiple school district administrators, public officials and teaching experts have warned that the current school personnel job loss will last for years, hurting the education of a generation of American students.
  • Although the Labor Department report does not break out the number, 469,000 of the 801,000 local government workers were K-12 public school teachers and other school personnel, the department economist told Reuters.
  • The Labor Department report said that in addition to the 469,000 K-12 personnel, state-run colleges and universities laid off 176,000 professors and other employees.

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Speaking Up on Racism

  • We’ve seen progress since the America I grew up in, but it is similarly true that communities of color continue to endure discrimination and trauma.
  • At Apple, our mission has been and always will be to create technology that empowers people to change the world for the better.
  • We’ve always drawn strength from diversity, welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world, and strived to build an Apple that is inclusive of everyone.
  • We commit to continuing to fight the forces of environmental injustice — like climate change — which disproportionately harm Black communities and other communities of color.
  • With every breath we take, we must commit to being that change, and to creating a better, more just world for everyone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook posts letter on racism amid George Floyd protests - Business Insider

  • Tim Cook has published an open letter on racism after he faced criticism for not speaking up publicly about the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed.
  • While laws have changed in the US, Cook wrote, communities of color still experience trauma and feel afraid in their daily lives, and discrimination is still rampant in the criminal justice system, the healthcare system, and the education system.
  • Cook said Apple must do more to help, including bringing its technology to underserved schools, fighting climate change, and focusing on diversity efforts internally.
  • Additionally, Cook said, Apple is donating to organizations that fight racial injustice, like the Equal Justice Initiative.
  • We commit to continuing to fight the forces of environmental injustice — like climate change — which disproportionately harm Black communities and other communities of color.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook posts letter on racism amid George Floyd protests - Business Insider

  • Tim Cook has published an open letter on racism after he faced criticism for not speaking up publicly about the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed.
  • While laws have changed in the US, Cook wrote, communities of color still experience trauma and feel afraid in their daily lives, and discrimination is still rampant in the criminal justice system, the healthcare system, and the education system.
  • Cook said Apple must do more to help, including bringing its technology to underserved schools, fighting climate change, and focusing on diversity efforts internally.
  • Additionally, Cook said, Apple is donating to organizations that fight racial injustice, like the Equal Justice Initiative.
  • We commit to continuing to fight the forces of environmental injustice — like climate change — which disproportionately harm Black communities and other communities of color.

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37 children injured in a knife attack at elementary school in China

  • Beijing (CNN) - An attacker with a knife injured 37 children and two adults at an elementary school in southern China on Thursday, according to a local government statement.
  • The attack, which took place in Cangwu county in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, saw all 39 victims hospitalized, though none were in a serious condition.
  • The 37 children, were "slightly injured" according to a statement released by the Cangwu county, while the two adults had more severe wounds.
  • The children who attend this elementary school are between 6 and 12 years of age.
  • Knife attacks in China, especially at schools, are not uncommon, with a number of similar attacks taking place in recent years.
  • In 2017, 11 students were injured after a man climbed over the wall of a kindergarten with a knife and began attacking them.

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New Zealand to provide free sanitary products in schools to fight period poverty

  • Nearly 95,000 girls in the country aged nine to 18 are thought to stay home from school during their periods due to not being able to afford pads and tampons, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement.
  • A health and well-being survey from New Zealand-based Youth19 found 12% of students in Year 9 to 13 (ages 12 to 18) who menstruate reported difficulty accessing sanitary products due to affordability.
  • Unable to afford or access sanitary products or manage basic menstrual hygiene, girls across the world instead resort to using rags, old clothes, newspapers, hay, sand, or even ash, according to Unicef and other aid organizations.
  • Last year, England announced it would provide free sanitary products to high school students, and in February, the Scottish parliament advanced legislation that aims to ensure free universal access to menstrual hygiene products through the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill.

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9 ideas to get kids excited about family history

  • Sharing family history through storytelling is hugely beneficial to kids and families, says Bruce Feiler, who collected hundreds of life stories for his new book Life Is In the Transitions.
  • Interview elders: Encourage children to ask grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives about kid-friendly topics, like their favorite childhood toys, the home where they lived as children, how they met their spouse, and the biggest event of their childhood, Feiler says.
  • “Each person repeats the previous person’s bit, then adds more to the story: ‘We made the campfire,’ … ‘We made the campfire, and then we made s’mores.’” Parents: You might need to help connect events or create a positive ending.
  • Take a virtual tour: Use Google Street View for a show-and-tell look at family landmarks, such as your parents’ childhood homes, your elementary school, and the church in Italy where your immigrant great-grandparents got married.

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Fauci weighs the pros and cons of reopening schools this fall amid Covid-19

  • Ultimately, he said, the decision to reopen schools needs to be predicated on the level of infection in each community.
  • Fauci said it's not premature to start the conversation about reopening schools now.
  • Talking about classroom layouts specifically, Fauci underscored the need to "be creative" and create plans based on the degree of infection in the community.
  • While the conversation about how schools can safely reopen continues, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, launched a study last month to examine further how Covid-19 affects children.
  • The study will follow 6,000 people, both children and their families, chosen from 11 cities over the course of six months, to get further clarification on whether children are less likely to catch coronavirus than adults.
  • Fauci said his team will likely not see results from the study until December.

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How to attract more than 10 million TikTok followers in 5 months

  • Imagine going from zero followers to 10,000,000+ followers in less than five months.
  • My brother Topper Guild is already reaping the benefits of fame: People stop him in the street for photos and he’s been offered thousands of dollars to promote brands and befriend celebrities.
  • In less than 150 days, he went from being a high school sophomore to earning more than a Harvard MBA and working with his idols like boxer Ryan Garcia.
  • In time, he also leveraged his following to score more than 100,000,000 views for direct-to-consumer brands like FashionNova and NUGGS.
  • Consumer startups can apply these same strategies, tactics and ideas to grow quickly on TikTok, which is not nearly as saturated as Instagram and offers faster growth rates.
  • Let’s dive right into the principles he used to grow (that you can use too).

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