Schools prize standardized tests over student growth

Personal growth and even future job prospects has taken a backseat to standardized tests as a priority for education policy, new research shows.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo
April 9, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

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Republican governors stalled on social distancing for COVID-19

"Fighting COVID-19 shouldn't be a partisan issue: The virus doesn't care what party you belong to, and everyone is at risk."

Kim Eckart-Washington
April 8, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 government politics states united-states

Just 34% of Americans can work from home

How many people in the US can actually work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Not enough, researchers say.

Camden Flath-Futurity
April 6, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

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Warning labels for soda are legally tricky

Warnings on soda have been ruled a violation of companies' right to commercial speech. Health experts say they could protect people's health.

Rachel Harrison-NYU
April 6, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers laws soft-drinks sugar united-states

Listen: This man saw the COVID-19 pandemic coming

Listen to a researcher who warned of a potential pandemic in 2018 explain how we got to where we are now and what we can do to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duke University
April 2, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

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Database tracks COVID-19 responses state-by-state

A new free database shows the state-by-state COVID-19 responses in the United States to help people make sense of the different orders around the country.

Boston University
April 2, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 states united-states viruses

Russian trolls targeted Americans with vaccine tweets

In 2016, Russian trolls used pro- and anti-vaccine messages to target Americans. That has scientists worried about how they'll use COVID-19.

Michael Rozansky-Penn
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 identity internet politics russia social-media united-states vaccines

COVID-19 precautions are impossible in prisons

"A prison in a pandemic becomes akin to a cruise ship—people are crowded into a shared space that they cannot leave." Here are prisons' COVID-19 options.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 police-officers prison united-states

Progress toward gender equity has stalled since the 80s

Movement toward gender equity accelerated in the 1970s and 1980s, but slowed or stopped beginning in the 1990s, research finds.

James Devitt-NYU
March 31, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias education gender jobs united-states

What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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