While virtual charters offer a greater level of oversight, and keep children in contact with professional teachers, educational outcomes aren’t exactly stellar, either. In Oklahoma, where a Republican governor has refused a mask mandate despite rising cases of COVID-19, one virtual charter school provides a useful case study. Epic Charter Schools is adding 1,000 new students a day, the Associated Press reported earlier this July. Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit investigative outlet, found that fewer than one in five Epic graduates enrolled in a state college, a rate far lower than that reported by traditional public-school districts. Epic also employed fewer college counselors — three for its entire 21,000-student population — while publicly run schools are required to hire one counselor for every 450 children. Students rushed through their courses; two told the outlet they finished “entire high-school English classes without reading a single novel.” … [Read more...] about Parents Are Flocking to Virtual Schools and Homeschooling. They’ll Find a Minefield.
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Table 3: Contract Ratio for Condos in Silver Spring MonthCLOSEDSOLD PRICE (MED)DOM (AVE)CONTRACT RATIOJune118$204,500370.87May119$210,000350.69April128$230,000320.45March105$222,500250.70February104$232,500450.58January88$208,000430.95December96$207,500340.63November103$274,999250.87October100$217,500311.00September98$221,000430.91August88$207,500301.03July93$214,000291.05About Peggy Yee Peggy Yee is a supervising broker at Frankly Realtors and is a local Top Producer. She has sold over $180 million in sales and was one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Realtors since 2015. She has been quoted in the Around Reston Magazine, Washington Post, Money Magazine, Consumer Reports, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. Peggy is 100% committed to making your move the best experience possible! Don't just take our word...Click here to see what Peggy's past clients have to say about the experience working with her from Buyer and Seller Video Testimonials and you'll understand why she is one of the top … [Read more...] about Are We Still in a Sellers Market?
The incident comes just a year after an African migrant in Frankfurt pushed a woman and her eight-year-old child off a railway platform into the path of a train, which killed the child. The Eritrean migrant was later arrested for murder and the attack was thought also to be a random act of violence. … [Read more...] about Syrians Arrested for Pushing German Man Into Path of Oncoming Train
The Trump administration's donation of 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil -- one of a handful of countries that still recommend the drug for Covid-19 -- has been mostly untouched since arrival, Brazilian officials have told CNN. Vast quantities of the pills are still sitting in storage in the Brazilian megacity of São Paulo, and one former health minister believes they may eventually have to be destroyed. … [Read more...] about The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they’re still in storage
“Slowly it will increase, and the airlines are doing their part. They are doing a lot of concessions, they are cleaning the planes very nicely… they will increase the confidence,” said Mahmood A. Khan, professor of hospitality and tourism management at Virginia Tech University. … [Read more...] about Air travel picks up alongside strict mask enforcement