June 15, 2021

Month: April 2021

A closer look at Biden’s $1.8T for families and education

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration wants to make a $1.8 trillion down payment on the future of children, families and higher education, saying it would produce lasting benefits for the economy. Paying for it would be $1.5 trillion of tax hikes over the next decade on the wealthiest households.

A closer look at where the money is going and where it’s coming from:

INITIATIVES

— $200 billion to provide free preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds. The administration estimates that 5 million children would benefit and an average family would save $13,000.

— $109 billion to offer two

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Get career-ready with a paid VA internship

Do work that makes a difference while gaining critical real-world experience with a VA internship. The federal Pathways Internship Program helps high school, undergraduate and post-graduate students across the country develop the career skills to succeed.

Pathways offers paid internships in all career fields – supply and logistics, health administration, chemistry, human resources, administration, and information systems, to name a few.

Full and part-time internships are available during the academic year and the summer. Length can vary from months to years and accommodate co-op schedules.

“Pathways provides an opportunity to participate in rewarding work serving Veterans in a meaningful way,”

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A University’s Sacking of a Tenured Critic Sends Shock Waves

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner’s work-issued MacBook froze in the middle of a Zoom call on Tuesday afternoon. At first Pollack-Pelzner, who was working from home, thought it might be his internet connection. Then the laptop restarted, and he saw a message saying he had been locked out. He checked his work email on his phone and discovered he was locked out of that, too. Concerned, he emailed his work account from a personal account, and received the following auto-reply: “Daniel Pollack-Pelzner is no longer an employee of Linfield University.”

And that’s how Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured professor of English, found out that

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Alabama removes anti-gay language from sex education curriculum

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey – Photo: Facebook.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has signed a bill into law reforming the state’s sex education standards, removing anti-LGBTQ language that previously required teachers to condemn homosexuality and portray it in a negative light.

The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), a former high school science teacher, updates materials on sex education and sexually transmitted diseases to be scientifically accurate and use correct medical terminology.

It removes the requirement that teachers must tell students that homosexuality is “not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public” and that “homosexual conduct is a

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Cloud security tops among list of skills needed to pursue cyber career

A woman speaking on a mobile phone walks past a cloud computing presentation ahead of the CeBIT technology trade fair in 2012. Current and aspiring cybersecurity professionals named cloud security among the top most important skills to possess if you’re looking to join the cyber workforce today. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Current and aspiring cybersecurity professionals named cloud security, data analysis and coding/programming as the top three most important skills to possess if you’re looking to join the cyber workforce today.

Those findings came from a new survey-based research report from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)². For

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Six faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Six Stanford University researchers are among the 120 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists are elected to the NAS by their peers.

The six Stanford faculty members newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences. (Image credit: Andrew Brodhead)

The new members from Stanford are Savas Dimopoulos, the Hamamoto Family Professor and professor of physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Daniel Freedman, a visiting professor at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) and professor of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, emeritus, at MIT; Judith Frydman, professor of biology and

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