In today’s eclectic collection of headlines from around the world, my focus was on the differences and similarities between the handling of business and education in an unpredictable global atmosphere. Selections were found from the front pages available at Newseum.
Rome News-Tribune, published in Rome, Ga., USA
With schools in Georgia closed for the rest of the school year, superintendent Jeff Wilson writes personalized letters to the graduating seniors of 2020.
Rapid City Journal, published in Rapid City, S.D., USA
Rapid City businesses have been closed since March 26 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a 6-3 vote, the City Council has decided to extend this order, amid a flurry of states asking businesses to reopen.
The Guardian, published in London, UK
Mirroring concerns present in the US, officials in England are voicing concerns regarding the health of the economy and the health of the population in the face of the novel coronavirus.
The National, published in Abu Dhabi, UAE
With countries around the world on lockdown, many of them principal importers of oil, prices drop to unprecedented lows.
Cape Times, published in Cape Town, South Africa
South African universities are expected to begin online learning models on May 4. Institutions of higher education are preparing their students for this shift by hosting orientation sessions.
And, because I couldn’t bear to leave this heartwarming story out:
Napa Valley Register, published in Napa, Ca., USA
Following the lead of the storytime classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, a Napa resident gives a massive, discarded teddy bear a new job as a morale booster for his neighbors.
[image: bear in the rock garden by Rachel Altvater]
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