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Educators Fight Back Against Gag Orders, Book Bans and Intimidation

Sep 16, 2022

New laws that censor teachers and stifle classroom conversations are doing a great disservice to students. Educators across the country are pushing back against the latest cynical ploy to undermine…

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Can a TV Show Really Help Kids Develop Reading Skills? What a New Study Says

Sep 16, 2022

By Sarah Schwartz — August 30, 2022  6 min read For decades, television shows have helped young children practice their ABCs and 1-2-3s. From “The Electric Company” to “Sesame Street” to “Between the…

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Do Black and White Patients Experience Similar Rates of Adverse Safety Events at the Same Hospital?

Sep 12, 2022

by Anuj Gangopadhyaya Hospital-acquired illnesses and injuries have direct consequences on patient health and erode the trust patients place in providers and health systems. Examining within-hospital differences in Black and…

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Half of health care facilities globally lack basic hygiene services – WHO, UNICEF

Sep 12, 2022

Newly established global estimate on hygiene reveals the risk of disease spread and infections to patients and health care providers Half of health care facilities worldwide lack basic hygiene services…

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One state declined a simple tweak to its summer meals program. Thousands of kids paid the price.

Aug 23, 2022

NBC News found that Missouri was the only state to not allow grab-and-go meals, resulting in up to 97% fewer kids meals being distributed than last summer in some areas.…

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Life expectancy drops by almost 2 years

Aug 23, 2022

by Julia Mueller Overall life expectancy in the United States dropped by 1.8 years from 2019 to 2020, new data shows.  The decline affected all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according…

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Conservative activists want to ban 400 books from a library — but they aren’t even on shelves

Aug 23, 2022

After nine months on the job, the library director is quitting. “Nothing in my background could have prepared me for the political atmosphere of extremism,” she said. by Tyler Kingkade…

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‘State of disaster’ declared for Dallas County after heavy rainfall causes extensive flooding

Aug 23, 2022

KERA Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a state of disaster late Monday afternoon after torrential rainfall flooded homes in Balch Springs and Dallas, stranded dozens of motorists on streets…

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In wake of Uvalde shooting, North Carolina sheriff is putting AR-15s in every school “to make sure my deputies are prepared”

Aug 9, 2022

by Li Cohen When the school year begins in Madison County, North Carolina, on August 22, it will come with what the county sheriff says will have enhanced safety features…

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