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Cuomo taps Gates Foundation to ‘reimagine’ what schooling looks like in NY

The state of New York is tapping the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to “reimagine” education and virtual schooling as millions of students learn from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Andrew... Read more »

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Cooney

The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought many aspects of daily life to a halt, but Montana’s June 2 primary election is steadily approaching. While this year’s candidates launched their campaigns under relatively normal circumstances,... Read more »

Coronavirus Fuels Explosive Growth In Telehealth ― And Concern About Fraud

On March 17, Medicare chief Seema Verma stepped to the podium at a White House coronavirus briefing and unveiled a “historic action” to promote virtual medical care, or telehealth. Verma temporarily lifted a variety... Read more »

OSHA Probing Health Worker Deaths But Urges Inspectors To Spare The Penalties

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has in recent weeks launched investigations into deaths of workers at 34 health care employers across the U.S., federal records show, but former agency officials warn... Read more »

NYC high school offers are coming this week with a big change: waitlists. Here’s what you should know.

Amid the incredible uncertainty the coronavirus outbreak has created for the nation’s largest school system, as more than 1 million students out of school for at least four weeks, one aspect of the... Read more »

Episode 60 — Gauging Montana’s 2020 political field through a pandemic lens

“I think it’s a universe that I don’t really know how to gauge. It’s just something that we’ve never dealt with.” So says Lee Newspapers capital reporter Holly Michels, as she tries... Read more »

What You Should Know About NYC’s Plan to Shutter Schools

The lives of a million New York City students and some 75,000 teachers changed dramatically Sunday evening, when the country’s largest school system announced it would be closing its doors to help stem the... Read more »

Civility in politics is harder than you think

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up the text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in full public view, her supporters saw defiance of both his policies and his... Read more »

Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill

HELENA — State Sen. Al Olszewski and four other elected Republicans on Wednesday urged U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to withdraw federal legislation that would finalize a long-negotiated water compact between Montana, the... Read more »

Cuomo doubles down on shifting money to needy schools, in a speech light on new education ideas

Governor Andrew Cuomo renewed his call to “close funding gaps between rich and poor schools” during his State of the State speech on Wednesday — once again singling out funding disparities as... Read more »