Coronavirus fears dip from April peak, but remain high, UT/TT Poll says

Texas voters are still concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in their communities, but not as worried as they were in April, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

In the latest survey, 40% said they are “extremely” or “very” concerned about the spread of infections; 30% said they were “not very” or “not at all” concerned. In April, 54% were extremely or very concerned, while 17% were unconcerned.

Their concerns about “you or someone you know” getting infected are similar: 44% are extremely or somewhat concerned, while 32% say they’re not very or not at all concerned. As with some other questions about the pandemic, concerns are higher in populations that have been hit harder by COVID-19. Among white voters, 37% are extremely or very concerned about themselves or people they know being infected. Among Black voters, 53% have high concern, and among Hispanic voters, 57%

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‘Trying to jam a month’s worth of work into a week’ | Coons fears Barrett won’t be vetted properly prior to SCOTUS hearing | The Latest from WDEL News

“Look, Judge [Amy Coney] Barrett possesses qualifications that I think are appropriate and relevant for a nominee for the most significant court in our country,” Said Senator Chris Coons Wednesday. “My concern isn’t her qualifications. It’s her judicial philosophy and reviews, and the ways in which those will have real world consequences for millions of Americans.”

Right now, with everything going on in the world, Coons does not feel like it is the appropriate time to be choosing a candidate for the nation’s highest court. Confirmations should come following only careful consideration, and consideration takes a not insignificant amount of time. There is a body of work for congressional leaders to sort through to decide whether or not they can support a candidate for the office and that time has not been provided, Coons said.

“Frankly, we’re trying to jam a month’s worth of work into a week, and it

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As Schools Begin Virtually, New Book Helps Ease Children’s Fears Over Online Learning

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BRIDGEWATER, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Morgan Books today announced the release of their new timely book, “ Madi Goes to Virtual School ” (ISBN: 979-8673380277) by author Rob Morgan. As millions of school children have returned to the classroom this fall, many of them are doing so virtually, learning from kitchen tables and laptop screens rather than the familiar flexible seating and SMART boards that define so many modern teaching spaces.

And, while school districts have opted for distance learning in an effort to keep students and their communities safe, children all over the country may struggle with feeling isolated from their friends and classmates. “ Madi Goes to Virtual School ” reunites the stories of Rob Morgan with illustrations of Noel Mugaviri for their second children’s book

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Fears internet issues in Moray schools may affect online learning

Moray Council has been urged to ensure its school infrastructure is fit for online learning amid concerns it is struggling to cope.

Lessons delivered through internet platforms were commonplace before classes returned following the summer holidays.

However, the services remain under consideration in the event pupils need to self-isolate or classes need to be reduced in size if rules surrounding the coronavirus pandemic change.

Yesterday Forres Academy teacher Susan Slater, who is local branch secretary of the EIS union, warned learning may start to suffer amid concerns the internet bandwidth in some schools is already struggling to cope with demand.

She said: “The reality is that if we move towards classes where individuals need to self-isolate then staff will be responding more and more on digital platforms.

“It will be crucial to resolve these issues otherwise there will be an impact on attainment and the workload of class teachers.”

At

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