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This week’s headline quotes Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of the National 4-H Council, which was a partner on a recent Harris Poll survey that found that 7 out of 10 teenagers report struggling with their mental health in some way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more | 06/22/2020 - 21:43

This week’s headline quotes Kelly Passek, a middle school librarian in Montgomery County Public Schools.

Read more | 06/15/2020 - 21:12

This week’s headline quotes Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, on learners’ growing interest in micro-credentials as they seek new educational paths to get back into the workforce. (Wired "More students are ‘stacking’ credentials en route to a degree")

Read more | 06/08/2020 - 20:48

This week’s headline quotes The Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s recent statement condemning increased violence and racism towards Black Americans and people of color.

Read more | 06/01/2020 - 20:03

This week's headline quotes Illinois resident Dan Dhooghe on the difficulties of planning his family vacation to neighboring Wisconsin – the difficulties of planning a vacation during a public health crisis could pose significant challenges for resort towns and tourist destinations. (CityLab "For resort towns, this could be a cruel summer")

Read more | 05/25/2020 - 21:00

This week’s headline quotes author and journalist John U. Bacon, a graduate of the University of Michigan and a lifelong resident of Ann Arbor, one of several college towns projecting financial losses as a result of pandemic-related closures and stay at home orders.

Read more | 05/18/2020 - 18:05

This week’s headline quotes California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on the executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom providing mail-in ballots for California’s 20 million registered voters for the upcoming November election.

Read more | 05/11/2020 - 20:49

This week’s headline quotes John Thøgersen's 2012 paper, "The importance of timing for breaking commuters’ car driving habits," and while the paper was cited this week as part of a consideration for the future of city streets and car culture, it’s summation is applicable to so many things happe

Read more | 05/04/2020 - 19:47

This week’s headline quotes food delivery customer Stuart James – and the “it” that was pleasantly greeting him and wishing him a nice day was one of Starship’s autonomous delivery robots.

Read more | 04/27/2020 - 19:55

This week’s headline quotes Kate Lister, president of consulting firm Global Workplace Analytics, on workers’ expectations for expanded work from home policies once stay at home orders are lifted.

Read more | 04/20/2020 - 17:57

This week’s headline quotes Brian Platt, business administrator for Jersey City, New Jersey, offering advice for governments seeking to adapt to virtual public meetings during stay at home and social distancing orders.

Read more | 04/13/2020 - 20:28

This week’s headline quotes Los Angeles Unified School District's Superintendent Austin Beutner, describing the free distance learning program developed by LAUSD and PBS SoCal and KCET – more than 70 TV stations across the country are now utilizing the California initiative's programming schedules and online resources.

Read more | 04/06/2020 - 18:38

This week’s headline quotes Joseph DeSimone, co-founder and executive chairman of Carbon, a 3D printing startup that is sending face shield designs to its network of customers who've bought its 3D printers. A growing number of organizations with 3D printers are accelerating efforts to help address materials shortages for health care providers. (CNET "3D-printer companies build face shields, masks, more to fight coronavirus")

Read more | 03/30/2020 - 19:47

This week's headline quotes Mary South, author of the short story collection You Will Never Be Forgotten, whose stories touch on how technology alters the dynamics of human connection.

Read more | 03/23/2020 - 19:06

This week’s headline quotes what I’m sure has become an overused phrase in recent days. In light of all of the news and information we have been processing this week, I am sharing this with the fullest sense that many of us won’t be reading this until much later.

Read more | 03/16/2020 - 21:05