On Jan 2 2021, the newsrack service has been shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it was time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

This is an archive of previously crawled content that will be kept around for a few weeks.

User: demo Topic: University Privatization
Category: Public Education
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:10 IST RSS 2.0
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In East L.A., coronavirus has rewired the rhythms of daily life 28.12.2020 LA Times: Health

Nearly every street corner holds some sign of the virus that has stolen lives, widened the wealth gap and rewired the rhythms of how we mourn, learn, work and worship.

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After a rocky fall, Colorado educators look to apply lessons learned during pandemic to spring semester 26.12.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado’s education system has endured immense stress this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on school operations and exposed glaring inequities in communities’ access to academic, technological, health, food, and housing resources.
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When Black Movements Win, Everybody But the 1 Percent Wins 24.12.2020 Truthout.com
All workers should join the Black freedom struggle, not just as “allies” but as partners in ...
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Fate of ‘Dreamers’ remains in limbo as judge delays DACA ruling 24.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on Tuesday heard arguments from Texas and eight other states seeking to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but did not issue an immediate ruling.
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With Education pick, Biden adds public schools proponent and third Latino to Cabinet 22.12.2020 LA Times: Nation

Joe Biden chooses Connecticut schools chief Miguel Cardona — a former teacher and strong proponent of reopening schools during the pandemic — to head Education.

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Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona selected for U.S. education secretary by President-elect Joe Biden 22.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona to serve as his education secretary, the Associated Press confirmed Tuesday.
As schools break for the holidays, there’s little break from anxiety over when and how they will reopen in 2021 21.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
For many families, winter break is fraught with anxiety about what school will look like in January.
Rundown Schools in Low-Income Communities Face Long-Term Closures Amid COVID 14.12.2020 Truthout.com
Rundown Schools in Low-Income Communities Face Long-Term Closures Amid COVID
DeVos Is on Her Way Out, But Public Education Is Still Very Much Under Attack 12.12.2020 Truthout.com
DeVos Is on Her Way Out, But Public Education Is Still Very Much Under Attack
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Former Interior Secretary Salazar sees conservation as a way to close divides: physical and social 12.12.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Throughout his career in Colorado state government, the U.S. Senate and as Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar has focused on the natural environment and the people who rely on it. In that vein he has founded the Salazar Center for North American Conservation, housed at Colorado State University.
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CSU announces plans for fall 2021 reopening of its 23 campuses 10.12.2020 LA Times: Health

The nation's largest four-year university system, among the first to announce a plan for all-virtual instruction this fall, said it would resume offering primarily in-person classes and activities in fall 2021.

CSU leaders urged to take aggressive action to limit spread of COVID-19 amid surge 4.12.2020 LA Times: Health

A letter from the CSU chancellor and chancellor-select to campus presidents said "the rapidly deteriorating conditions" around COVID-19 necessitate a reassessment of end-of-term plans, as well as when and how to begin the spring semester.

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Letters to the Editor: Is anyone pure enough to have a San Francisco school named after them? 4.12.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Humans are imperfect, even the important ones. We need to accept that if we're going to name schools after them.

Biden Has New Progressive Education Rhetoric — But Policy Will Be the Test 29.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden Has New Progressive Education Rhetoric — But Policy Will Be the Test
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Contact tracing in Illinois may not slow the coronavirus much. But the data is helping guide state decisions. 25.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The information gleaned by contact tracers is feeding a growing database that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has cited as a guide in making decisions about pandemic restrictions.
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Letters to the Editor: California's COVID-19 messaging has been abysmal 22.11.2020 LA Times: Health

We're in a COVID-19 surge simply because people aren't behaving. Health officials need to come up with better messaging.

COVID-19 cases spike at partially reopened L.A. schools. How worried should we be? 20.11.2020 LA Times: Health

In absolute numbers, students and school staff in L.A. County are getting infected with the coronavirus in greater numbers, but it's difficult to gauge what it says about campus safety amid overall surge in COVID-19 cases.

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San Bernardino school system plans to stay online for the entire year. Will other districts follow? 19.11.2020 LA Times: Health

San Bernardino schools will remain online for the rest of the school year as the pandemic worsens. Other school districts are also confronting reopening decisions.

Trump Ousted. The Spirit of Insurgent Democracy Is Rising. 10.11.2020 Truthout.com
Surviving the toxic aftermath of a Trump presidency calls for a radical reimagining of democracy in the ...
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No sharing, use 'airplane arms.' Las Virgenes kids are among first in L.A. to return to school 10.11.2020 LA Times: Health

Private schools and public schools in Los Angeles County's higher-income areas have begun to open campuses to their youngest students under waivers and rules that allow schools to open for small groups of students with special needs.

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