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Invest in Levered Learning Stock and Make America Smart Again

Well before the novel coronavirus disrupted our way of life, distance learning was a burgeoning industry. With the advent of digitalization, students today have more access to information than prior generations. However, it’s important to establish effective roadmaps for online education, which is precisely what Levered Learning seeks to do. Given the radical paradigm shift that the pandemic has imposed on academics, more people have begun seeking how to invest in Levered Learning stock.

a child in front of a laptop taking notes while viewing an online class

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As a web-based teaching platform, Levered Learning is primarily focused on enhancing math skills for students from underprivileged backgrounds. According to its investor pitch on equity crowdfunding platform Republic, a huge gulf exists between native English speakers and English learners. As well, we see notable performance gaps between non-economically disadvantaged students versus those who hail from financially challenged

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This University President Knows Why America Can’t Afford to Neglect HBCUs

(Photo: Xavier University LA)
(Photo: Xavier University LA)

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have long served the Black community, providing access to higher education at times other schools would not. They also play a distinct and vital role throughout American society, cultivating diverse talent while driving innovation and economic growth. And yet, they don’t receive the same support as other universities and colleges around the country.

One in five Black American college graduates received their bachelor’s degree from an HBCU, despite the institutions operating with endowments about 70% lower than non-HBCU schools. And while HBCUs have proven their resilience — surmounting segregation barriers during Jim Crow, decades of inadequate funding and accreditation bureaucracy — they are now presented with even more new challenges that put their futures at risk.

This year’s pandemic, ensuing economic downturn and social unrest around systemic racism have converged with a disproportionate impact on the Black community. These forces

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America Has Been Failing Mothers for a Long Time. The Pandemic Made It Clear What Needs to Happen

In 1974, humorist Erma Bombeck published a syndicated newspaper column that looms over the lives of American mothers whether they’ve read it or not. In “When God Created Mothers,” Bombeck describes God making a mother with the help of an angel. “She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 movable parts … all replaceable,” God tells the angel. “Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands.”

My mother, who homeschooled eight children, saw that column as a mark of her valor. Not only did it hang on our wall at home, I grew up hearing it quoted in church sermons on Mother’s Day.

But once I became a mother, I came to hate that column. I think Erma Bombeck did

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Religious freedom in America: popular and polarizing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during his reelection bid, there are notable fault lines among people of different faiths and political ideologies over what it truly means.

About 8 in 10 Americans said religious freedom issues are at least somewhat important to them, with 55% saying they are very important, according to a newly released poll conducted by The University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

While 35% of U.S. adults overall said they believe their own religious freedom is threatened at least somewhat, conservatives were more likely than liberals to say so. Across the largest U.S. religious denominations, evangelical Protestants were especially likely to perceive risks to their freedom to worship.

A divide over religious freedom for Muslims was particularly apparent in the poll.

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‘America was built by John Lewises’

Powerful tributes to a civil rights icon. Alarming long-term effects of COVID-19. And yes, Election Day is still Nov. 3. 

It’s Ashley. Let’s talk news. 

But first, these birds are making people quite emu-tional: An Australian pub has banned emus — yes, the flightless bird — for “bad behavior.” Two of the birds, Carol and Kevin, apparently wreaked particular havoc when they figured out they could climb stairs last week. 

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An ‘unbreakable’ man: Former presidents hail John Lewis 

In a remarkable nod of respect from the highest level of government, Barack Obama called Rep. John Lewis “a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance” in joining George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in a rare gathering of former presidents to honor Lewis, a civil rights giant, at his funeral in a church where Dr. Martin Luther

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Want an Electric-Car Emoji? VW’s Electrify America Has Launched a Petition

From Car and Driver

  • After being turned down with its EV emoji proposal last year, Volkswagen’s EV organization, Electrify America, is back with an improved icon that focuses on the charger, not the car.
  • The group has set up an online petition for supporters to chime in, and it currently stands at around 800 signatures.
  • If approved, we wouldn’t see the new icon until September 2022, thanks to COVID-19–related delays.

It’s not real until there’s an emoji for it. That’s the world we live in, right? If so, then get ready for electric vehicles to make true progress once the Unicode Consortium agrees that what we really need right now is an EV emoji.

Electrify America, the organization formed to spend the $2 billion that Volkswagen was required to pay out to promote electric vehicles after Dieselgate, has proposed a new EV icon to the Consortium for possible inclusion in

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Does Tucker Carlson hate America?

In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York: AP Photo / Richard Drew
In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York: AP Photo / Richard Drew

Tucker Carlson is only capable of two facial expressions. One is a deeply furrowed brow that narrows his eyes to a point at which they almost disappear, not dissimilar to the face a child makes when they are hangry, or lost, or both. He uses this expression when he is describing the point of view of someone with whom he disagrees. The other is a wide-eyed look of pleading which sends his eyebrows rising at least an inch in the other direction. It is an expression meant to portray logic and reason, of why-do-you-hate-America indignity. He uses it chiefly when describing his own views and solutions to the problems facing the country.

All of this is to say that

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America is not prepared for schools opening this fall. This will be bad

<span>Photograph: Cj Gunther/EPA</span>
Photograph: Cj Gunther/EPA

The public school district in Charlottesville, Virginia, has proposed a model for schooling this fall that resembles what most districts are trying to do. Because state health officials recommend putting three to six feet between students, and because classrooms were already crowded and schools over-enrolled, the district leadership has decided to alternate attendance. Half the student population will attend Mondays and Wednesdays. The other half will attend Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays will be for teacher preparation and deep cleaning.

As a working parent of a school-age child, the prospect of my child attending school for two days a week, and staying home alone to do school work (or not) the three days a week, is frustrating. I have the means, flexibility and job security to cope with it. My kid will be able to get lunch every day. She has good wifi and multiple computers at home.

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