Miami-Dade County Public Schools to begin school year online only and later Aug. 31 date

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will start the school year remotely — and late — on Aug. 31, school officials announced Wednesday.

Students, parents and teachers have been anticipating what some would say was an inevitable decision by school officials. With less than a month to go and an infection rate in Miami-Dade County more three times higher than the school district’s goal of 5%, reopening schools by the original Aug. 24 date was deemed impossible.

The announcement came during a special School Board meeting.

“We are ever cognizant that many families have already begun planning for a return to schooling through their preferred model for Stage II,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “However, in light of the viral surge in our community, we believe it is in the best interest of our students and employees to delay the return to the schoolhouse and commence the 2020-2021 school year from

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Anyone over age 60 needs to know about these hacking scams targeting senior citizens

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60s-70s couple plan vacation use pc, browse booking website, learn hotel or ticket options online, wife hugs from behind husband family enjoy virtual entertainment new apps, reading last positive news
60s-70s couple plan vacation use pc, browse booking website, learn hotel or ticket options online, wife hugs from behind husband family enjoy virtual entertainment new apps, reading last positive news

Imagine finally paying your mortgage off at age 65, only to find out that another loan was recently acquired in your name—and now creditors are demanding payment from you. Or logging into your bank account at age 70 to discover that your entire retirement savings has been depleted overnight.

The sad truth is that many senior citizens are sitting ducks for online fraud and identity theft. Americans over 60 lost a jaw-dropping $650 million to online fraud in 2018—and cyber crimes directed toward elders have increased

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Back to school? Despite CDC recommendations, most major schools going online as COVID-19 cases spike

As COVID-19 cases rise in most states, the prospect of in-person learning this fall at the country’s major school districts is becoming increasingly remote.

So far, nine of the top 15 school systems by enrollment plan to start the fall semester online, with two more currently planning a hybrid of in-person and online classes, according to Education Week magazine’s reopening tracker. Other top districts shifted school schedules later, hoping for cases to decline or for teachers and administrators to have more time to plan for the school year. 

As back-to-school season approaches, it’s highly likely the majority of big districts will start learning remotely while they work out plans for socially distant reopenings, said Annette Anderson, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools.

The biggest factor: whether the community where the school is located is seeing infection rates decrease, said Kristi Wilson, superintendent of the

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Adobe, IBM team up on marketing software for banking industry

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Adobe Inc <ADBE.O> and International Business Machines Corp <IBM.N> said on Tuesday they are teaming up to make marketing software easier to use for banks that face strict controls on how customer data must be handled.

Banks handle sensitive customer data that is tightly regulated by the U.S. government and simple functions on other websites – such as presenting a form to collect customer data – become more complex when building web pages for functions such as mortgage applications.

The plan is for Adobe’s software to run in IBM’s cloud system that has received regulatory approval for use by banks, the companies said, which will lead to more banking functions becoming totally digital over time.

“Even now, for mortgage applications, for example, some of it is on paper, some of it is online,” Anil Chakravarthy, general manager of digital experience for Adobe, said in an

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