Monday, October 26, 2020

First Report Cards Go Out, Show Devastating Trend for Kids Learning Online; Trump, Mnuchin Say Ball is in Pelosi’s Court in COVID-19 Stimulus Negotiations, and other C-Virus Updates

First Report Cards Go Out, Show Devastating Trend for Kids Learning Online:
Remote learning gets an F if the first wave of Texas report cards is any indication.
Overall, more students are failing at least one class as many turn assignments in late, if at all, and tune out virtual lessons, according to the Texas Tribune.
“Districts have reported losing track of thousands of students, including some of their most vulnerable, who haven’t logged into virtual classes or responded to phone calls and door knocks. According to state leaders, schools that are open for in-person instruction have seen higher levels of enrollment than those with only virtual education,” the Texas Tribune said.
The report estimated that about 3 million of the 5.5 million students in Texas public schools are not in their real-life classrooms.
According to KVUE-TV, Austin Independent School District has seen a 70 percent increase in students failing. --->READ MORE HERE
Trump, Mnuchin say ball is in Pelosi’s court in COVID-19 stimulus negotiations:
President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of hijacking COVID-19 economic relief by spurning their offers of urgently-needed stimulus.
Speaking in the Oval Office — just 11 days from the presidential election — Mnuchin, the administration’s point person on negotiations, said the ball was in the California Democrat’s court after months of fruitless discussions.
“We’ve offered compromises. The speaker on a number of issues has still dug in. If she wants to compromise, there will be a deal,” Mnuchin told reporters.
“We’ve made lots of progress in lots of areas but there’s still some significant differences that we’re working on,” he went on.
The Trump administration raised their most recent offer to $1.8 trillion but that is still significantly lower than the Democrat’s $3.3 trillion starting point. Republicans in Congress are unwilling to support anything higher than $2 trillion. --->READ MORE HERE
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