The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that pension to elderly persons should be disbursed on time and those living in old age homes across the country be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitisers and face masks during the persisting COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Disburse pension to elderly on time; provide PPE, face masks to people in old age homes: SC
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Part of the problem is how schools are funded, which typically includes large contributions from local property taxes. As a result, richer districts can more adequately fund repairs and new buildings. Inadequate facilities in city schools—often seen as a legacy of white flight post school desegregation—are evidence that low-income students of color have been left behind. Many school districts are facing pressure to reopen despite the inadequate state of school facilities to protect the health of students and teachers. Indeed, under a recent Senate proposal for school reopening, two-thirds of the $70 billion funding offer will go only to schools that reopen. … [Read more...] about I’m a former superintendent. Here’s what really worries me about reopening schools
Moore is one of more than a dozen chief equity officers now working in city governments across the U.S. at a moment when racial, economic, and health inequities are becoming clearer than ever before. As these officials settle into their new roles, many of which have emerged over the past five years, they’re faced with the challenge of addressing longstanding equity concerns that have reached a boiling point. From protests over systemic racism to the rising death toll from COVID-19 among communities of color, equity is becoming the defining concern of 2020. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s stressful, lonely work’: The newest job at City Hall is also the most important
“We’re all in this together, but these brands were more in this together with you,” says Brand Keys president Robert Passikoff. “It’s the politics, the pandemic, and protests. The brands that fall into the Venn diagram of those three things are the ones people are attributing the value of patriotism to more strongly. It’s not that other brands aren’t patriotic.” … [Read more...] about Can you guess what Fox News and Netflix have in common?