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Miami public schools return to online learning. What lessons were learned from spring?

Reopening Miami-Dade public schools began as a game of “ifs.”

If positive cases trend downward for 14 days. If testing for asymptomatic minors becomes widely available and expeditious. If at least 25% of a school’s student body opts to stay home, then the rest can go to the schoolhouse.

But as students, parents and teachers approach the first day of school — now Aug. 31 for Miami-Dade — there is finally more clarity on what school will look like. School will be remote and online until at least Oct. 5.

For at least a dozen districts around the state, including Miami-Dade, even the first day of school became another “if.” Start dates have been pushed back and some districts have conceded that virtual learning will take place for the first few weeks. Miami-Dade pushed its first day of school from Aug. 19 to Aug. 24 and then to Aug. 31

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Half of College Students Plan to Return to Campus for Fall Semester

Students enrolling in college for the 2020-21 school year are facing a very different set of circumstances than ever before. With the coronavirus pandemic still surging across the U.S., many colleges have delayed reopening for the new semester and instead, are sticking with online learning. Other schools plan to hold in-person classes, but with social distancing and other safety measures in place.

But are students willing to head back to campus? According to the findings of the latest Student Loan Hero survey, 1 in 3 students do feel ready to return. But an even greater number (about 45%) said they would prefer to take classes online. And the majority of students want a tuition discount for this new model of remote learning.

Here’s what we found from our survey of 1,050 full-time college students.

Key findings Just over a third — 34% — of college students will return to campus

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Students among first to return offer lessons for reopening schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Abigail Alexander shuffled through a stack of papers, trying to find instructions for logging in to her school-issued laptop. 

The 10-year-old chatted with her best friend, a fellow fifth grader, about who is in their classes this year at Head Middle Magnet Prep and what period they have a specific teacher.

Their conversation Tuesday sounded like a typical one between excited, anxious students on the first day at a new school – except this year is like no other.

Abigail was seated in the dining room of her North Nashville home while her two younger foster siblings played around the table. Her friend was on FaceTime, the phone propped up against the side of Abigail’s laptop.

The girls are among more than 86,000 Nashville students who started the school year virtually while their schools remained closed during the the coronavirus outbreak.

Two states away in Indiana, where 

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Two astronauts are preparing to return Earth aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship. Watch their fiery homecoming live online via NASA TV.

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are the first humans SpaceX rocketed into orbit.
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are the first humans SpaceX rocketed into orbit.

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  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon became the first crewed, commercially developed spaceship to dock at the International Space Station in May.

  • This weekend, the ship and its astronauts — Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — are set to return to Earth.

  • Their historic flight includes a planned undocking on Saturday and a scorching, speedy fall through our atmosphere on Sunday, and you can watch the journey live on NASA TV below.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Despite the threat of Hurricane Isaias strafing coastal Florida with brutal weather, NASA and SpaceX are “go” to return the first commercial astronauts to planet Earth this weekend.

SpaceX made history in May when it became the first company to launch a crewed spaceship to the International Space Station. In doing so, Elon Musk’s rocket

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11 Tips on How and When to File an Amended Tax Return

Everyone makes mistakes. And sometimes you don’t even realize your errors until well after they’re made. But what if you suddenly realize there’s a mistake on a tax return that you filed months (or years) ago? Or what if there’s a new development that affects the amount of tax you should have paid on a previous return? What do you do now? Whether the mistake or development is in your favor or the government’s, filing an amended tax return is often the next step.

Filing an amended return isn’t particularly difficult, but there are a few things you should know about the process before getting started. It also helps to be familiar with some of the more-common occurrences that can trigger the need for an amended return (in addition to just a mistake). That way, you’ll know to check your previously filed return if and when they happen. Because every … Read More

Tens of thousands return to England’s high streets as non-essential shops reopen

Tens of thousands of people have poured onto England’s high streets as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen for the first time since lockdown began.

While many of those who stepped out despite coronavirus fears to engage in some long-awaited retail therapy cited concerns about looming job losses in the sector and a need to restart the economy, the overwhelming sense was of people urgently seeking to regain a sense of normality after 11 weeks in stasis.

Despite the busy street scenes captured across the country, with reports of overnight queues which sometimes remained throughout the day, the unseen majority will have remained at home, with some newly returned employees questioning why customers were physically shopping rather than purchasing online.

A leap towards the ”new normal” pledged by ministers was perhaps the prevailing theme of the day, evident in the extensive range of new measures taken by stores to keep

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