In the January 2 LA Times, columnist Michael Hiltzik wrote, “Caving to the right on Black history, the College Board gives a course in cowardice” (https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2023-02-01/facing-attacks-from-right-wing-the-college-board-waters-down-its-ap-black-studies-curriculum). Me neither.”Aside from this cowardice, the College Board has a 124-year history of dabbling in and contorting the American secondary school curriculum. Rather than increasing access, CEEB has penalized students from diverse backgrounds. I believe it is important to include Black studies in the curriculum, but not as established by a politically motivated College Board. And we must be equally if not more concerned with CEEB’s longstanding role in fostering an elitist curriculum that often excludes students who do not come from privileged backgrounds.
February 03, 2023 10:15 UTC
by | Last updated on Feb 3, 2023 at 1:35PM | Published on Feb 3, 2023 | TechA bit of a head-scratching moment in the stock market as Apple stock, Google stock and Amazon stock all jumped overnight. The stock market famously doesn’t like it when the Federal Reserve adjusts rates and Jerome Powell, the man at the wheel, has hinted more rate hikes may come. Breaking News: Meta’s stock rose by the most in a decade as the mood among tech investors brightens, adding $100 billion to the company's market value. In addition to that, Coinbase shares went up after a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the crypto exchange. Image: TeslaAs for the crypto market, the FTX fiasco has been priced in by the market and ‘digested’ by investors.
February 03, 2023 10:00 UTC
Dollar for dollar and game for game, no offseason signing was more disappointing. After considering the likes of fellow outfielder Matt Holliday, the Mets won the bidding war for Bay at four years and $66 million. Because the Mets and Bay agreed to part ways before the contract was fulfilled, putting an end to this colossal failure. The dark cloud that hovered over the Mets in 2009 continued to linger and embraced Bay with open arms. And for the Mets, it was the last season with Bay on the roster.
February 03, 2023 08:49 UTC
Protesters have dug in their heels, carrying out roadblocks and continuing peaceful marches that have often ended in clashes with security forces. Boluarte’s hawkish posture—despite appalling reports of police brutality—is reminiscent of the Peruvian state’s mano dura tactics against perceived enemies during Peru’s internal armed conflict in the 1980s and ‘90s when security forces acted with impunity. Peru’s failure to consolidate its post-conflict transitional justice agenda will likely exacerbate the challenge of holding authorities accountable for human rights abuses during the crisis. The timing of López Aliaga’s attack against the historical memory of the conflict is not a coincidence amid weakening accountability for Peruvian security forces. Likewise, the law could make it more challenging to hold security forces responsible for abuses.
February 03, 2023 08:38 UTC
Black Americans are most likely to be audited by the IRS. Black Americans are most likely to be audited by the IRS. The IRS gave unprecedented access to tax returns and completed audits to an outside research team, which included professors from Stanford and the University of Michigan among others. Researchers investigated over 148 million anonymous tax returns and 780,000 audits, with them finding out that the higher audit rate for Black Americans corresponds to a flaw in the IRS' AI algorithm used to flag potential fraudulent tax returns. "The IRS should drill down to understand and modify its existing audit selection methods to mitigate the disparity we've documented," was expressed by Stanford University law professor, Daniel Ho, co-author of the study.
February 03, 2023 08:14 UTC
The HostJulie Rovner KHNJulie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KHN’s weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is the author of the critically praised reference book “Health Care Politics and Policy A to Z,” now in its third edition. The public health emergency in effect since the start of the covid-19 pandemic will end on May 11, the Biden administration announced this week. The end of the so-called PHE will bring about a raft of policy changes affecting patients, health care providers, and states. But Republicans in Congress, along with some Democrats, have been agitating for an end to the “emergency” designation for months. Meanwhile, the White House is pushing back on reports that the end of the public health emergency will also mean the end of free vaccines, testing, and treatments.
February 03, 2023 08:05 UTC
Here’s Realtor Deirdre McGovern’s report on Darien and Rowayton real estate from Jan. 12 to 19, 2023:Photo by Darienite.comTHIS WEEK’S DARIEN HIGHLIGHTS7 New-To-Market Listings0 Price Reductions9 Accepted Offers4 Closed Sales4 Open HousesTHIS WEEK’S ROWAYTON HIGHLIGHTS3 New-To-Market Listings1 Price Reduction0 Accepted Offers0 Closed Sales2 Open HousesNew Listings10 Hoyt Court, Darien | $975,00058 Camp Ave., Darien | $995,0007 Devon Road, Darien | $1,349,00090 Camp Ave., Darien | $1,950,000541 Hoyt St., Darien | $1,975,000116 Leeuwarden Road, Darien | $2,150,00057 Nearwater Lane, Darien | $2,475,00040 Tory Hill Lane, Rowayton | $1,250,0004 Green Beach Drive, Rowayton | $2,295,000104 Roton Ave., Rowayton | $2,500,000Price Reduction52 Wilson Ave., Rowayton | $1,850,000 / $1,785,000Accepted Offers12 Henry St., Darien |$715,000231 Noroton Ave., Darien | $800,000105 Mansfield Ave., Darien | $929,000121 West Ave., Darien | $1,650,000152 Mansfield Ave., Darien | $1,695,00092 Half Mile Road, Lot C-2, Darien | $1,765,00011 Parsons Walk, Darien | $2,499,000108 Leeuwarden Road, Darien | $3,495,00068 Arrowhead Way, Darien | $3,495,000Title Passed / Sold327 West Ave., Darien | $675,000 / $672,5006 Park Lane, Darien | $1,175,000 / $1,170,00019 Laforge Road, Darien | $1,250,000 / $1,225,00018 Dubois St., Darien | $2,595,000 / $2,395,000Open Houses116 Leeuwarden Road, Darien | Saturday and Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.10 Hoyt Court, Darien | Sunday | 1 to 4 p.m.541 Hoyt Street, Darien | Sunday | 1 to 4 p.m.3 Rowayton Woods Drive, Rowayton | Sunday | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.4 Green Beach Drive, Rowayton | Sunday | 1 to 4 p.m.______________________Contributed photoDeirdre McGovern is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker who has called Darien home for more than 25 years. She has been involved in many local organizations. She can be reached at 203-554-0897 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information here.
February 03, 2023 06:38 UTC
Huffington Post on MSN“Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld on Wednesday again resorted to personally insulting climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Gutfeld’s dig came as he suggested President Joe Biden “doesn’t understand priorities” with his warning that climate change is a bigger threat than nuclear war. Why are all male Fox News hosts craven misogynists — HARRY BARTHOLOMEW (@paleobart) February 2, 2023Must be screened for it. 👇👇👇That’s how Fox hosts get ratings: cruelty and lies, it’s a proven recipe for right wing media. — Sandra Strawn (@sandie87714696) February 2, 2023Yup"Pollution" ❓Start by getting rid of Fux News‼️ — 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙚𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙧 (@General_Pepper) February 2, 2023👍👍👍Sinks?
February 03, 2023 00:34 UTC
The issues most likely to be addressed include telehealth, mental health and provider payment, experts predicted. During the web event, both Jennings and Young agreed that Congress is likely to consider laws to address the nation’s mental health crisis and to extend provisions for telehealth services. “That could absolutely be a bipartisan conversation.” Bipartisan agreement is likely for more use of telehealth and the use of more technology in healthcare, Jennings added. Both the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Senate Committee on Finance will address these issues, he added. The bill would allow federally qualified health centersand rural health clinics to serve as telehealth locations for healthcare providers, and for Medicare payment to critical access hospitals that provide outpatient telehealth behavioral therapy services.
February 02, 2023 21:26 UTC
Meta Platforms, Inc.'s valuation is certainly attractive, with the stock still down over 50% since its all-time high. ValuationAfter the recent rally, Meta Platforms, Inc. still has some upside potential, but it is considerably less undervalued. Even if Meta Platforms, Inc.'s outlook isn't as bad as expected, analyst estimates still have EPS falling in 2023 and revenue growth stagnating significantly. My biggest concern is that Meta Platforms, Inc. could strongly disappoint investors when the U.S. economy enters a recession, something of which we are seeing strong evidence. Surely, Meta Platforms' Oculus sales will be one of the first things to suffer during an economic downturn.
February 02, 2023 19:52 UTC
According to www.nytimes.com , last year’s Grammy’s television audience shrunk to a new low. Viewership for all live television events has plummeted as people have seemed less enthusiastic about watching three-hour events packed with commercial breaks. If that is the case, how do you explain the fact that 38.67 million watched the 2020 Superbowl, 34.28 million watched the 2021 Superbowl and 38.45 million watched the 2022 Superbowl(www.sportsmediawatch.com) ? Again, for younger people asking who Andy Rooney is: he was a 60 Minutes contributor back in the day. For more unfiltered takes(yes, I can get more unfiltered than this), check out my podcast Blendertainment at the links below.
February 02, 2023 15:54 UTC
A rare green comet that has been traveling through our solar system for the last month is expected to make its closest pass to Earth between Wednesday and Thursday, according to NASA and astronomers. PHOTO: This handout picture obtained from the NASA website shows the Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) that was discovered by astronomers using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility. (Dan Bartlett/NASA/AFP via Getty Images)Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered last March when it was already inside the orbit of Jupiter. PHOTO: Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) passes closest to Earth on Feb. 2, 2023. Rare, green comet to pass by Earth Wednesday originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
February 01, 2023 22:18 UTC
Police, firefighters and paramedics from Zion responded about 9:17 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2023 to a report of shots fired at Zion-Benton High, 3901 West 21st Street in Zion. The shots were fired outside in a parking lot immediately following a varsity basketball game involving Zion-Benton vs. Waukegan. Police were already on patrol near the high school, but the offender or offenders fled before police arrived. Police released a statement by 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, assuring people that there was no active shooter situation ongoing at the high school. There was no mention in the official school district statement that shots were fired, or that there was an investigation that shots were fired.
February 01, 2023 17:57 UTC