Funding gap Even before the pandemic, some schools were a health risk. When data was last collected, in the 2012-13 school year, the average school was found to be 44 years old. High-poverty schools—those with more than 75% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches—were typically older, closer to 50 years old. This is important as aging school buildings are more likely to have problems with air quality, asbestos, and a variety of of other environmental toxicants. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that 19% of schools have “unsatisfactory” ventilation. … [Read more...] about I’m a former superintendent. Here’s what really worries me about reopening schools
June quarter report: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala raises stake in 8 firms, cuts exposure in 2 DAILY VOICE: Auto, financials, oil & gas and metals may rebound post-COVID, says Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities Speculative trading by retail investors may be the reason for wild swings in mid & smallcaps: Umesh Mehta … [Read more...] about Q1 report: Ashish Kacholia raises stake in 4 firms, reduces exposure in 2
Apple In reality, most people don’t use Apple products. They’re too expensive. Experts estimate that over 85% of the global population uses Android. But people with influence love Apple. Reporters, staffers, lawmakers, regulators, pundits, lobbyists, think tankers, and everyone else wading through the swamp are all Apple devotees. As a result, making the case politically against Apple has an implicitly higher bar than against the other big tech companies. Yes, the app store is monopolistic, and yes, it’s suspicious that your phone and laptop always seem to break the minute a new model becomes available. But Tim Cook is impossible to dislike, and his consistent advocacy on behalf of user privacy has won him plaudits across the political spectrum. … [Read more...] about Zuck, Bezos, Cook: Who takes the fall in D.C.’s antitrust games?
Trade Spotlight: Bandhan Bank, Tata Motors & UPL in focus DAILY VOICE | Good quality private banks continue to be a good investment, says Shailendra Kumar of Narnolia Financial Advisors After The Bell: Manic Monday for markets, what should investors do on Tuesday? … [Read more...] about COVID-19 presents an opportunity to invest in MNCs; 18 firms worth looking at
While all the coral tiles are identical in this pilot study, the team will use different designs in the next iteration to figure out how they affect the species. The designs can also be specific to the environment and underwater conditions where they are placed; for instance, the team designed these tiles to prevent sedimentation buildup, a major problem in Hong Kong waters. … [Read more...] about These 3D printed tiles are helping restore devastated coral reefs