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British educator: Opposition to reopening schools “rather middle class”

St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, 13March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

According to the Guardian,

The British Medical Association has thrown its weight behind teaching unions opposing the government’s push to reopen schools in England, as the debate over millions of pupils returning to classrooms grew increasingly acrimonious.

Three letters. But the order of placement matters.

I tuned into a webinar, in which the presenters discussed the importance of hope and optimism throughout higher education as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

One presenter said something that caught my eye. She noted that the same three Arabic letters spell the words “hope” and “pain,” and the order in which you placed the letters made all the difference.

Here’s the proof:

HOPE: أمل

PAIN: ألم

Bye bye baseball (at Bowling Green State University)

Wrigley Field, Chicago. Public domain photo.

One day after the University of Akron cut three sports because of the economic fallout from coronavirus, another Mid-American Conference school has eliminated a sport.

As the Associated Press reports,

The school says it’s reducing its athletic budget by $2 million.

“This is a very difficult, but necessary, decision,” athletic director Bob Moosbrugger said. “As a baseball alumnus, my heart breaks for the families affected by this decision.”

The death of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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CJR takes a look at how and why the Cleveland Plain-Dealer is dead.

On Tuesday, the Cleveland guild announced a decision by Advance to lay off the four reporters who had remained at the Plain Dealer. “After more than 80 years of union membership, Plain Dealer journalists will no longer be represented by Local One,” the guild statement read. “The unit will be dissolved effective May 17. The PD newsroom will no longer exist.” The final four Plain Dealer staffers were offered positions at Cleveland.com, whose staff will continue to publish online and in a daily paper that uses the Plain Dealer masthead.

Yes, I know the editor is arguing the newspaper isn’t dead. It is. You are welcomed to take his side or mine.