‘I never planned on homeschooling my kids:’ Milwaukee parents balance virtual schooling with full time jobs



a group of people standing in front of a store: Mikai Greer does virtual school with help from his brother, Kobe Matthews and his father, Sergio Greer.


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Mikai Greer does virtual school with help from his brother, Kobe Matthews and his father, Sergio Greer.

As pandemic parenting wears on, we’re taking on new roles we never planned on.

I never considered myself to be especially knowledgeable in public health, yet I now find myself keeping track of who my children’s close contacts are, and explaining to my daughters the difference between quarantine and isolation as I make sure they have a clean face mask as well as a backup every day before school.

Milwaukee mom Mia Greer and her husband, Sergio, never planned to be — nor wanted to be — homeschooling parents, but that’s how they would describe themselves these days. Greer works first shift, her husband works third shift, and between their work schedules, they balance the virtual schooling of their first grader, fifth grader and eighth grader.

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Thin and ultra-fast photodetector sees the full spectrum

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Credit: RMIT University

Researchers have developed the world’s first photodetector that can see all shades of light, in a prototype device that radically shrinks one of the most fundamental elements of modern technology.

Photodetectors work by converting information carried by light into an electrical signal and are used in a wide range of technologies, from gaming consoles to fibre optic communication, medical imaging and motion detectors.
Currently photodetectors are unable to sense more than one colour in the one device.

This means they have remained bigger and slower than other technologies, like the silicon chip, that they integrate with.

The new hyper-efficient broadband photodetector developed by researchers at RMIT University is at least 1,000 times thinner than the smallest commercially available photodetector device.

In a significant leap for the technology, the prototype device can also see all shades of light between

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Caltech CTME and Simplilearn Launch Full Stack Web Development Post Graduate Program

– Global learners access a comprehensive program in Full Stack Web Development

– Exclusive membership Caltech CTME Circle network for graduates

– Recognition for top three performers

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caltech CTME (Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education) today announced its collaboration with Simplilearn, world’s number one online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, to offer a specialized online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development. The new certificate program extends Caltech CTME’s open-enrollment offerings in software engineering, such as DevOps and Cloud Computing.

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The online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development brings together the academic excellence of CTME, the professional education function of Caltech, with Simplilearn’s award-winning Blended Learning delivery model. The Blended Learning environment combines live online classes, self-paced learning, labs and projects, extensive peer-interaction, and 24/7 access to Teaching Assistants (TAs).  Masterclasses are taught

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What’s New in iOS 14 (and iPadOS 14): Our Full Feature Rundown

The iPhone’s software is getting a face-lift. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 14, is now available for download, and you’ll notice several visual tweaks when you first install it. Notably, your home screen looks very different, with an app library, widgets everywhere, and a new look for Siri. We’ve collected all the top upgrades you’ll find in iOS 14, along with some small changes, to help you make sense of it all.

All of these features are also available in iPadOS 14, the iPad’s operating system, which you can also install now. If you’re interested in all the new hardware Apple recently announced, check out this roundup.

How to Download iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

But first, you might be wondering how you’ll be able to install them. Anyone with an iPhone 6S or newer (that includes the 2016 iPhone SE) can download iOS 14 right

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Simplilearn and Caltech CTME Launch Full Stack Web Development Post Graduate Program

The online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development brings together the academic excellence of CTME, the professional education function of Caltech, with Simplilearn’s award-winning Blended Learning delivery model. The Blended Learning environment combines live online classes, self-paced learning, labs and projects, extensive peer-interaction, and 24/7 access to Teaching Assistants (TA’s).  Masterclasses are taught by Caltech CTME instructors who have extensive real-world experience in coding and web-based architectures.

Along with a comprehensive curriculum covering the core concepts and the latest industry best practices, the program also provides Capstone Projects in four web-centric specialities: e-commerce, food delivery, entertainment, and healthcare. This blended learning approach ensures that the program participants receive an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals and abundant opportunities for hands-on practice and learning. The learners can also get access to white papers and network with a peer group of global professionals. 

Speaking on the launch of the program, Anand

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Local school officials encouraged by full funding provided by Legislature | Coronavirus

UNION COUNTY — The news was not surprising. Still, it sparked a collective sigh of relief among Union County school district leaders earlier this week.

The state Legislature, during its one-day special session on Monday, Aug. 10, voted to replace all of the approximately $400 million in funding the state lost from its budget for public schools this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Legislature drew money out of state reserve funds to backfill the money needed for full funding.

This means Oregon’s public school districts now know they will end up receiving all of the $9 billion the Legislature voted last summer to provide schools in the 2019-21 biennium.

It had been rumored for weeks that the Legislature would do this, but educators still remained anxious.

“Nothing is certain in these uncertain times, at least in my mind. That is why this news is exciting,” said Union School

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