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  Growing up in the Central Valley of California with family farmers, there was never a shortage of fresh summer fruits and vegetables. My memories of golden, dusty summer days at my grandmother’s farmhouse are filled with plump grapes and juicy ripe peaches. All of our favorite summer eats have a story—from the domestication of your corn on the cob, to the agave that made the tequila in yo...
Today’s review of the news takes a closer look at the vaccination rollout across the United States. Efficiently administering the new coronavirus vaccine nationwide has proved challenging. Public officials and healthcare workers navigate the difficulties of supply-and-demand, distribution, and communication—some communities struggling to ensure equity in who receives vaccines first. Plus, schools and universities are playing a role in distribution efforts as campuses transform into critical community vaccination sites. The news r...
This Saturday, we take a look at the education news and trends throughout the week. Many schools are facing yet more difficult decisions as flu season approaches and COVID-19 rates surge again in states across the country. Communities are trying to assess health safety. School districts are struggling due to staff shortages. Teachers are navigating remote education to continue to best serve students. These news stories are compiled from
Today marks a tremendous moment in history. This afternoon, Joseph R. Biden Jr. won the 2020 race for the 46th president of the United States. As the final vote counts trickled in from Pennsylvania and Nevada, it was announced that Biden won 273 electoral votes, solidifying his lead over President Donald Trump and pushing him past the needed 270 electoral votes to become president-elect. Significantly, Senator Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman, first Black, and first South Asian vice president-elect. 
Happy Halloween! A Halloween holiday postcard. Credit: New York Public Library
As more places across the country reopen, many people are seeing the consequences of inadequate health safety and resource preparation ripple through businesses, institutions, and schools. Students have been abandoned at school bus stops, restaurants are being cited for improper health safety without consistent repercussions, and community gathering spaces are seeing COVID-19 outbreaks after events. Plus, as the presidential election hurtles forward, people are evaluating the recent debates as a deciding factor in their votes. Th...
Today’s news takes a look around the country at local trends and events—from outdoor education and new ways to encourage physical education, to supporting local business and economy, to coronavirus and election news. These stories were collected from
Early Friday morning, the news broke that President Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Now, experts and reporters—in the U.S. and abroad—are evaluating what impacts his health is going to have on Capitol Hill and the 2020 elections. Beyond politics, communities are also looking for new ways to enjoy the fall season as Halloween approaches, plus more back to school news. Stories were compiled from
In today’s daily news, we take a closer look at some of the disparities and issues within schools across the U.S., which have come to light due to the pandemic. Some schools report bolstered efforts in supporting mental health services to students, while others are finding students are unequally equipped for postsecondary education. Plus, other community news related to the pandemic. These stories were curated from
This Saturday, we take a look at the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away from complications with cancer Friday evening. She was 87. News outlets across the U.S. remember Justice Ginsburg for the advances she made towards women’s rights, contributions towards healthcare and LGBT rights, and her achievements as the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is mourned by the many people she inspired. The news also contemplates how her death and vacancy on the Supreme Court will im...