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Legacy of Grace Rett, Holy Cross student killed in crash, to live on through athletic and education center

Everything Grace Rett did in life was rooted in the Our Lady of the Valley Regional School, and Grace did a lot, from breaking a world record in rowing to signing and playing cello at church and going on adventures with her younger sister.

“Just from the minute she got here she loved school, the teachers … it’s like a magical place. It’s full of love and she was so well educated, so well prepared for high school and beyond, and her faith was nurtured,” Grace’s mother Mary Jo Rett recalled Wednesday, sitting with her family in the small Central Massachusetts school that made such a lasting impact for her daughter.

Grace attended Our Lady of the Valley in her hometown of Uxbridge from kindergarten through her eighth-grade graduation. Though the school shaped Grace into a woman with big ambitions, there was one thing missing: a gymnasium for basketball.

Now,

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Watch Live: US Space Force, security and higher education leaders headline Space & Cybersecurity Symposium 2020

From travel directions to finding out whether it might rain, much of the world depends on orbiting satellites for daily information. Space-based technology has become essential, and this has led to a greater focus on the key actions needed to safeguard it.

In early September, the U.S. government issued directives for the first comprehensive cybersecurity policy for systems in space.

“The security of the homeland depends on the security of our space systems, interests and freedom of our action in space,” said Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf in a statement about the new directives. “The policy unveiled today is a critical step in establishing a baseline standard for cybersecurity as America leads in space and cyberspace alike.”

Recent space cybersecurity incidents have raised serious red flags, including security researcher James Pavur gaining access to sensitive corporate data by hacking into satellite transmissions. 

“When we were looking at these

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Asynchronous Learning or Live Lessons? Which One Works Better for Me?

If you work in education in 2020, you are making tough decisions about how to best reach and teach your learners in the midst of a global pandemic. There is a dearth of evidence to help teachers make informed choices on how to allocate time to asynchronous vs. synchronous online learning. By looking at research into online learning and human development, we can begin to grapple with the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Let’s start with the basics. “Synchronous online learning” generally refers to live learning activities that must happen at a set time (often over Zoom or a similar platform), while “asynchronous online learning” refers to almost everything else (completing assignments, doing readings, watching videos, etc.). Research studies don’t provide strong evidence that synchronous learning universally leads to better student engagement and learning outcomes than asynchronous learning or vice versa. Each approach is best suited to different contexts.

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What questions do you have about remote, hybrid or in-person learning in Massachusetts? MassLive reporters answer your questions live on Facebook

With some schools going back through virtual learning, while others start completely in person, and some going back in between with hybrid learning, this semester had been difficult for many across Massachusetts.

We want to make sure we answer your questions during this difficult time.

MassLive education reporter Melissa Hanson and managing producer Michelle Williams will be answering your questions live on Friday.

Comment on our Facebook posts between now and 11 a.m. Friday with your questions regarding education in Massachusetts. Then check back in Friday afternoon to see your questions answered.

You can also submit questions by emailing reporter Heather Morrison at [email protected]

Be sure to check out all our education coverage from this year.

Last week, we spoke with College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in Boston on Facebook Live to talk about tips and tricks for remote learning. Reporter Jackson Cote spoke with the superintendent of TECCA,

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Watch Tonight’s Presidential Debate Live Stream Online


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Biden vs Trump will face off for a presidential debate.

Tonight’s presidential debate for the 2020 election starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time. There are many ways to watch the debate tonight live online, even if you don’t have cable, including multiple embedded videos in this story below. Read on to see all the many options that are available to you today.


Stream the Debate Tonight Right Here

Tonight’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time and is expected to last for 90 minutes until 10:30 p.m. Eastern time. The debate is co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. It’s being held at the Health Education Campus at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace is moderating tonight’s debate. According to The Commission on Presidential Debates, the topics for tonight’s debate will

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Watch Live: Public Health Leaders Vow Science, Not Politics, Will Guide Vaccine

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Amid criticism from Democrats that politics may be guiding decisions at the nation’s top health agencies, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine would not be approved until it met “vigorous expectations” for safety and effectiveness.

“Decisions to authorize or approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes, and science will guide our decisions,” FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn told senators.

Continued Hahn: “FDA will not permit any pressure from anyone to change that. I will fight for science … I will fight for the integrity of the agency, and I will put the interests of the American people before anything else.”

Four of the top federal officials responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic are testifying

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Watch Live: Fauci, Top Health Officials Face Senate Questions On Pandemic

Four of the top federal officials responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic are testifying in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Stephen Hahn, director of the Food and Drug Administration; and Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary of health who is in charge of coronavirus testing, will all face questioning.

The hearing comes the day after the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 200,000 people.


Watching the hearing live beginning at 10 a.m. ET.


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the committee’s ranking member,
called on Hahn and Redfield to testify earlier this month, citing what they called “political interference” in the public health agencies.

“It is

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Education Is Not Up for Debate’ live town hall

Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education Is Not Up for Debate brings together Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Soledad O’Brien, professors, politicians and business leaders for an urgent debate on today’s education system, with a look to the future
Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education Is Not Up for Debate brings together Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Soledad O’Brien, professors, politicians and business leaders for an urgent debate on today’s education system, with a look to the future

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Yahoo Life and Verizon will host the second Citizen Verizon Assembly, Education Is Not Up for Debate, for a timely discussion about the education system, covering remote learning, inequality and mental health as Verizon continues to convene advocates, activists, and nonprofit and business leaders to address the most pressing global economic, environmental and social issues. The event can be watched live at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT in the player above.

The hour-long virtual event will include keynotes and discussions with leaders from around the globe, including mental health activist Catie Cole, actress, producer and change agent Yara Shahidi, and actress, entrepreneur and activist Gabrielle Union, among others. 

After

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