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Denver Public Schools to have “100% remote learning day” on Monday 26.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Denver Public Schools will have a "100% remote learning day" on Monday because of "winter weather and poor travel conditions," the district announced Sunday night.
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As CPS weighs reopening schools, it claims the teachers union ‘refuses to even discuss a return to in-person learning’ 24.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
CPS and the union accuse each other of failing to engage over how best to reopen schools.
Denver South High School adopts new mascot, retires Rebels nickname 24.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Nearly 100 years after Denver South High School’s founding, the school is adopting a new mascot.
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Westminster teacher who called special needs students by a slur has been fired 24.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A Westminster Public Schools teacher who made what Superintendent Pamela Swanson called “despicable and appalling” comments about students with special needs has been fired.
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EDF Urges D.C. Circuit to Strike Down Unlawful Approval of a Natural Gas Pipeline 23.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Urges D.C. Circuit to Strike Down Unlawful Approval of a Natural Gas Pipeline
Walmart sues US goverment in pre-emptive strike over opioid crisis 23.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Walmart filed a lawsuit saying that the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are blaming the company for the government’s own lack of regulatory and enforcement policies to stem the crisis.
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Aurora Public Schools reverses course, will move most students in grades 1-8 back to remote learning 23.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Most students in grades 1-8 will transition back to remote learning due to a concerning increase in the rate of COVID-19 infections within the city, Aurora Public Schools said in a letter to parents, teachers and staff Thursday evening.
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Thousands of children could be back to school sooner under a new L.A. County policy 23.10.2020 LA Times: Health

County officials have made it easier for elementary schools to reopen for their youngest students under waivers, dropping a requirement to show union support.

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Aurora high school students to continue remote learning until at least Nov. 13 as COVID-19 cases increase 20.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
High school students in Aurora will continue their education from the comfort of their own homes until at least Nov. 13, district officials said in a letter to parents, teachers and staff late Monday afternoon.
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Op-Ed: Polly Klaas was our sister. We don't want unjust laws to be her legacy 18.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California has seen the damage harsh sentencing laws produce. Proposition 20 would strike a blow to justice in the state.

A new weapon complicates an old war in Nagorno-Karabakh 15.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The use of drones has upset the military balance between Azerbaijan and Armenia in their longtime dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

GOP suggests Supreme Court, on brink of 6-3 majority, may not strike down Obamacare after all 15.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

With balloting well underway in the Nov. 3 election, Republicans downplay the idea that the Supreme Court would wipe out the Affordable Care Act, fearing a voter backlash.

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Denver Public Schools to delay reopening middle and high schools to in-person learning 14.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver middle and high schools will continue with virtual learning into November.
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Nonprofits, San Ysidro schools partner to help students and their families survive 13.10.2020 LA Times: Health

Poverty, exacerbated by the pandemic, presents one of the biggest barriers to learning for many students

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'We will never leave': Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought over disputed region for decades 11.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

The hostilities raging in Nagorno-Karabakh lies at the heart of a decades-long fight that began during the chaotic breakup of the Soviet Union.

Changes at California's unemployment agency don't do enough to address problems, lawmakers say 8.10.2020 LA Times: Business

The new online system to expedite applications for jobless benefits was installed after complaints that the EDD's former process was ineffective

Douglas County School District names new superintendent, again 8.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Corey Wise, a 25-year veteran of the district, currently serves as executive director of schools for the East Highlands Ranch region and alternative education.
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Pandemic forces youth climate activists to save the planet on Zoom 7.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

In the midst of coronavirus restrictions, youth climate leaders across the country are juggling online school and Zoom fatigue.

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Will Chicago Public Schools reopen next month? A disputed ruling that buildings could pose COVID-19 risk raises new doubts. 7.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
CTU's president said "it's going to be a long pandemic" if the union has to threaten to strike to get CPS's attention.
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CEO says Southwest Airlines must make pay cuts to avoid furloughs, ‘have any hope of just breaking even’ 6.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Southwest Airlines nonunion employees will see a 10% pay cut Jan. 1 to avoid layoffs through 2021. Southwest will negotiate similar cuts from union workers.
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