Naomi Ishisaka: Controversies and chaos are dogging the 2020 census. Here's who stands to lose
It wouldn’t be 2020 if the census went according to plan.The census may seem like a boring, bureaucratic topic, but its impact on our daily lives is huge and the results have the potential to reinforce or redress racial and economic disparities.The number of changes and controversies that have dogged the 2020 census could make your head spin.First, there was the battle over including a citizenship question, which the Trump administration lost last year but not before it stoked fear of the census for undocumented immigrants. (The citizenship question controversy resulted in the Census Bureau ha...
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Editorial: No student should be left behind by remote learning
While many of the state’s students settle into new routines of remote learning, thousands still don’t have the devices or connectivity they need to learn online. That’s unacceptable.Basic education is the constitutional right of every child in Washington. When students don’t have the essential tools for learning — regardless of whether public school instruction happens remotely, in traditional classrooms or some shifting combination of the two — that right is compromised.Even though school districts and state leaders have had months to prepare for this unusual fall semester, somewhere between ...
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Kamala Harris seeks to build coalitions for Biden in Miami
MIAMI — During her first visit to Miami as Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris sought out a diverse group of voters who haven’t seen the Democratic ticket in the state for nearly a year.With less than eight weeks to go until the Nov. 3 election, Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, flew into Miami International Airport Thursday and then fanned out across the county, meeting with Black voters, college students, Jewish and Latino voters in a six-hour span. Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, will return Tuesday to the battleground state.Polls show the race tightening in Florida, wher...
Chicago schools will see all-remote learning for fall — without 'cobbling things together' like last spring, officials say
CHICAGO — After weeks of defending a proposal to reopen Chicago Public Schools this fall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and schools CEO Janice Jackson announced Wednesday that the new school year will begin with remote learning instead.But it will feel different than in the spring, when CPS was “cobbling things together,” Jackson said. Attendance will be mandatory, the district will revert to normal grading, and educators can go to schools and teach in real time from their classrooms, she said.“There will be more of a traditional infrastructure that you see in a school setting; we’re going to stand tha...