“Because people haven’t been paying attention to prosecutors, prosecutors have been operating under the radar,” Robinson says. “Over 70% of prosecutors right now run unopposed for election. These are folks that don’t even feel pressure from the public. They feel pressure from police unions, but not the public. So part of our effort is to ensure that prosecutors know there is a public out there that wants their communities to be safe, they want their communities to be full of justice. But safety and justice mean that we are working to ensure that our justice isn’t simply locking up and punishing people for things they shouldn’t be locked up and punished for, while letting police off for every infraction.” … [Read more...] about Does your local prosecutor hold police accountable? This site will tell you
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Keep things manageable Dash Camp’s two-hour sessions are split up into four 25-minute classes, with breaks in between, so kids can go to the bathroom, or in Ella’s case, get her snacks in order. The teachers are well prepared and don’t waste a minute of the class time—a key learning for Zoom calls, which all too often get held up waiting for everyone to sign on. For kids who can’t make the 10 a.m. to noon ET live class time, they’re able to watch a replay before the end of the day. While this doesn’t offer the same opportunities for engagement, it does provide more flexibility, which will be an important component for schools to consider when designing fall curriculum. … [Read more...] about Five things schools can learn from this new Zoom summer camp
The US government has announced it will not allow foreign students to remain in the country, if all of their classes are moved online due to novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the fall season. These are students of non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 visas pursuing an education in the US. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | US student visa restriction: How will this move impact Indian students?
Those five-inch-long “nasopharyngeal swabs,” which reach the area where someone’s nasal passages connect with their mouth, are not only deeply uncomfortable—they added to the early problems around testing. That process often makes people cough or gag, increasing the risk that a healthcare worker trying to collect a sample may get sprayed with germs, and leading to even more shortages in protective equipment like masks, gowns, and gloves, as nurses have to continually change their PPE with each test. Shortages of the swabs also slowed down the rate of testing as the outbreak began spreading in the U.S. … [Read more...] about How COVID tests are becoming a lot less uncomfortable—and safer for nurses
This isn’t just a public health problem; it’s a design problem. Many people may not know that licensed architects are technically required to protect the “health, safety, and welfare” of the public in our design work. This sort of Hippocratic oath for architects is something that is top of mind for me, particularly in my capacity as president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a professional organization composed of more than 1,000 designers, the majority of whom are African American. As government and healthcare officials explore ways to make African American communities (and other minority enclaves) healthier and more resilient following the coronavirus pandemic, I urge them to open their discussions to include architects, too. … [Read more...] about Racism is built into U.S. cities. Here’s how architects can fight back