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America’s gifted education programs have a race problem. Can it be fixed?

This article about gifted education was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This is part 1 of the series “Gifted Education’s Race Problem.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, 3 miles and a world apart.

In airy PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted, in affluent, white north Buffalo, 22 would-be Arctic explorers wrestled with how to build a shelter if their team leader had frostbite and snow blindness. Unusually for Buffalo’s public schools — where 20 percent of students are white and 46 percent are Black — about half of the fourth grade class was white.

In PS 61 Arthur O. Eve, on the city’s majority-Black East Side, 13 first graders, all of them Black, Latino or Asian American, folded paper

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Virus shatters Latin America’s middle class dreams

By Adam Jourdan, Aislinn Laing, Maria Cervantes and Diego Oré

BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO/LIMA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – When the coronavirus hit Chile and abruptly cost Lorena Rodriguez her job, the 47-year-old nanny took a painful decision to pawn her jewelry – gifts from decades earlier – for cash.

Like more than half of Latin Americans, she worked in the informal sector, looking after two children in an upmarket area of the coastal city of Valparaiso but living comfortably on joint income with her husband of 700,000 pesos ($905) a month.

Then suddenly, worried about infection risks from Rodriguez’ bus journey to work, the family cut her job in March.

Without a contract, she could not receive benefits like unemployment pay or social support, despite living in one of the region’s wealthiest nations. A 100,000-peso ($126) emergency payment from the government soon ran out, forcing her to the pawnbroker.

“It was a last

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Under America’s Broken Health Care System, Some Who Downplayed COVID-19 Received the Best Treatment For It

Jodi Click, who suffers from severe Crohn’s Disease, has long been accustomed to frequent doctors visits and medical procedures. But nothing prepared the 40-year-old for her lengthy battle with COVID-19 this year. After contracting the virus in March, she has spent months enduring the aftermath of the disease: unpredictable blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, and low oxygenation levels. She now relies on a walker for mobility.

Her wallet hasn’t recovered either. Because of her prolonged illness, she quit her teaching job, which meant she lost her employer health insurance and was forced to switch to a government insurance plan amidst a wave of health problems. She’s now struggling to afford basic necessities, while waiting weeks for her insurance to authorize payment for medical procedures, like an echocardiogram, that her doctors recommend. “I will probably have to sell my house and move home with my parents,” Click says, “even though I

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Is the Greeley Square Bathroom “America’s Best Restroom”?

Yes, it’s true, a bathroom in Greeley Square is in the running for “America’s Best Restroom.” In fact, this year, New York City has the honor of having two bathrooms in the final round of the Cintas competition: the one in Greeley Square just next to Herald Square and one at the JFK AirTrain station. Last year, a bathroom at LaGuardia Airport was one of the finalists. (It lost out to the Nashville Zoo in the end).

Aerial of Greeley Square bathroom

The Greeley Square bathroom is located in the park just off 6th Avenue and 32nd Street. It’s situated just behind the statue of Horace Greeley, the founder and editor the New-York Tribune. He is credited with the quote, “Go west young man, and grow up with the country,” which you can find lately on the pages of the U.S. passport. The hexagonal kiosk has a glass overhang, translucent glass ceiling and glass doors,

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Legacy Bath and Kitchen Ranked as one of America’s Largest

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Legacy Bath and Kitchen, a San Antonio based remodeling company, has been ranked in Qualified Remodeler’s list of the top 500 remodeling companies in the nation.

Qualified Remodeler is a leading publication in the remodeling and home improvement industry. This is the publication’s 42nd annual TOP 500 Remodelers list. They have ranked Legacy Bath and Kitchen number 203 out of 500 remodeling companies. The criteria used to determine their placement in the ranking includes total remodeling revenue, years in business, industry association memberships, industry certifications, industry awards and community service.

Legacy Bath and Kitchen recently went through a total rebrand and like many local businesses, has faced difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic and financial crisis.

“To be on this list in the midst of a rebrand and economic crisis shows us that our efforts to run an exceptional remodeling business are paying off,” Krishelle Hicks,

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America’s Test Kitchen Names Kevin Pang Editorial Director of Digital Content

Pang has directed a documentary film on Netflix chronicling the startup of a Chicago restaurant, hosted a television show about cheeseburgers in Chicago, and produced a podcast that explores the craft of writing. In his newly created role at America’s Test Kitchen, Pang will be responsible for developing and executing a content strategy to grow the audience for the company’s websites and social and video platforms. His new position takes effect on November 2.

“Kevin has been telling the stories of how food shapes the way people live for the last fifteen years. He has a knack for creating engaging content and has the digital business acumen that we need to continue enhancing our online presence,” said Fran Middleton, Chief Digital Officer of America’s Test Kitchen.

“Kevin has a demonstrated track record of growing online audiences,” said David Nussbaum, Chairman and CEO of America’s Test Kitchen.

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Empire Kitchen And Bath North America’s Premier Kitchen & Bathtub Design Vacation spot

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