Day: October 22, 2020

CDC Clarifies ’15-Minute Rule’ for Social Distancing – Inside School Research

There’s no reset button on COVID-19 exposure.

That’s the concern underlying new changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definitions and guidance on social distancing during the pandemic, which will likely mean changes in some schools’ approach to preventing or tracing coronavirus outbreaks. 

The CDC now defines a “close contact” of someone with COVID-19 as anyone who was within six feet of someone infected for a total of 15 minutes over the course of 24 hours. For example, if a student came into contact with a sick classmate three times during a school day, for

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Teaching kids to spot misinformation on social media

The material comes from the project’s newsletter, the Sift, which takes the most recent viral rumors, conspiracy theories, hoaxes and journalistic ethics issues and turns them into timely lessons with discussion prompts and links. The Sift, which is published weekly during the school year, has more than 10,000 subscribers, most of them educators.

The News Literacy Project also offers a program called Checkology, a browser-based platform designed for students in grades six through 12 that helps prepare the next generation to easily identify misinformation. During the coronavirus pandemic, the project is offering access to Checkology Premium at no cost

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Expand Students’ Nuclear Science Knowledge! Introduce New Resources from Navigating Nuclear During Nuclear Science Week

Do your students know that nuclear technology helps to keep people safe and healthy. Runway lights in the Alaskan outback, heart pacemakers, smoke detectors, criminal investigations, coating non-stick frying pans, luggage and security screening – all use radiation to make our lives easier and more productive. You can help students explore the many applications of nuclear science with all new resources from Navigating Nuclear, a program developed in partnership with the American Nuclear Society. 

Recognize Nuclear Science Week October 19th through 23rd by introducing students in grades K-12 to the innovative work of professionals in the

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Betsy DeVos, in anti-government polemic, says America’s public schools are designed to replace home and family

Thank you, Dr. Arnn, for that kind introduction, for your leadership here, and for your unparalleled commitment to the “diffusion of sound learning.”

That line from Hillsdale’s charter is, by itself, a noble charge. Put in the context of your founding, it becomes a higher calling. Your founders believed then—as we still do today—that education is the means by which we secure the God-given blessings of liberty.

And under Dr. Arnn’s bold leadership and clear-eyed vision, Hillsdale continues to be a fertile oasis for those who seek truth in a higher education landscape that is rapidly deserting it.

Hillsdale’s founders

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