Rapper surprises 2 teachers after viral music video about the online school year

Elva Mankin

teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.” data-reactid=”12″Two teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.

Audrianna Williams and Callie Evans showed off their impressive rapping and dance skills with original lyrics set to the tune of Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin'” to get students excited about the start of this unique school year.

The music video of the two Monroe Comprehensive High School teachers from Albany, Georgia, which was shot and edited by Jamel Overstreet, has garnered nearly 300,000 views on Instagram and captured the attention of the artist who rapped the original verse.

PHOTO: Jack Harlow surprised

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Teachers drop viral music video set to trendy TikTok song ahead of online school year

Elva Mankin

teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.” data-reactid=”12″Two teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.

Audrianna Williams and Callie Evans showed off their impressive rapping and dance skills with original lyrics set to the tune of Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin'” to get students excited about the start of this unique school year.

The two Monroe Comprehensive High School teachers in Albany, Georgia, enlisted the professional help of Jamel Overstreet to shoot, produce and edit the music video that has garnered over 13,000 views on Instagram in just two days.

“It was very fun, they are both so

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Many Schools Are Using a Hybrid Learning Model This Year; Here’s What Parents Should Know

Elva Mankin

Depending on what part of the US you live in, going back to school in the traditional sense may be entirely off the table. And regardless of how old your children are, navigating these uncertain times have proven to be a hellish nightmare we wish we could wake up from challenging to say the least. While some families are setting up “pandemic pods” – where a small group of students of similar ages and abilities gathers at one family’s home to learn from a teacher – others are working with their local districts using a hybrid learning model.

Naturally, getting a full understanding of various learning setups can be hard for those of us who don’t specifically have a background in education. In an effort to keep parents informed about the options their kids may have, we tapped Vanessa Vakharia, the founder and director of The Math Guru and

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These Back-to-School Discounts & Freebies Will Take the Load Off (A Little) This Year

Elva Mankin

There’s a whole lot changing about education this year, but one thing remains the same: Parents spend a lot of money on our children at this time of year, so we need all the help from back-to-school discounts and freebies we can get. Some of us might be buying two sets of school supplies — one for home school and one for school school — and some of us have the pleasure of setting up our college-age kids’ classrooms in their bedrooms as schools opt for remote-learning for one more semester. Regardless of where they’ll be learning this fall, some of these discounts will make life just a tiny bit easier for you and your kids.

Luckily, there are a host of back-to-school discounts and deals available for parents and students alike. If you’re on the hunt for savings, here are all the back-to-school freebies families must know about.

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Why you really should get your flu shot this year; video shows maskless Georgia partiers; US passes 170K deaths

Elva Mankin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on House lawmakers to return this week to vote on a bill that would block the changes that the Trump administration has made to the U.S. Postal Service. 

Pelosi and other Democrats say the changes will cause a slowing of the flow of mail and potentially jeopardize the November election. Pelosi’s request comes after a testy few days over the Postal Service and whether it’s up to handling an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots this year because of increased vote-by-mail eligibility amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, public health officials are urging the public to get flu vaccines, saying they’re even more important than ever because of COVID-19.

The flu shot isn’t always effective, but it’s much better than nothing. And it’s hard to know how the flu will interact with COVID-19.

Here are some significant developments:

  • The virtual Democratic Convention begins Monday. There will

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Why you really should get your flu shot this year; New Zealand delays election; US nears 170K deaths

Elva Mankin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called on House lawmakers to return this week to vote on a bill that would block the changes that the Trump administration has made to the U.S. Postal Service. 

Pelosi and other Democrats say the changes will cause a slowing of the flow of mail and potentially jeopardize the November election. Pelosi’s request comes after a testy few days over the Postal Service and whether it’s up to the test of handling an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots this year due to increased vote-by-mail eligibility amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, public health officials are urging the public to get flu vaccines, saying they’re even more important than ever because of the COVID-19.

The flu shot isn’t always effective, but it’s much better than nothing. And it’s hard to know how the flu will interact with COVID-19.

Here are some significant developments:

  • The virtual Democratic

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14 things you (or your kids) need for distance learning this year

Elva Mankin

14 things you (or your kids) need for distance learning this year
14 things you (or your kids) need for distance learning this year

With many schools across the country either closed or operating under a hybrid model to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students and their guardians alike are bracing themselves for a fall semester of distance learning — and consequently, a back-to-school shopping shakeup.

In addition to setting up a study station and stocking up on traditional school supplies (like your No. 2 pencils and your spiral notebooks), the move to virtual classrooms means investing in a laptop, wireless headphones, computer accessories, and other gadgets that make it possible to participate in full-time online learning. (Unsurprisingly, the National Retail Foundation expects school supply spending to reach a record-high $33.99 billion this year, up from $26.2 billion in 2019.)

If you need help navigating this unfamiliar territory without breaking the bank, don’t fret: Below, we’ve compiled a definitive (and affordable) list

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Pandemic to Create Strong Headwinds Against Holiday Spending This Year

Elva Mankin

With consumer behavior changing rapidly due to unprecedented times, industry experts and consultants expect this holiday shopping season to be a far cry from those past.

Due to the pandemic, consumers have experienced a vast amount of uncertainty — leading to fear, anxiety and conservative spending.

“Over 40 percent of Millennial and Gen Z shoppers expect to spend less this year, with a greater proportion of younger shoppers indicating this compared to older Millennials, according to our survey,” said Deborah Weinswig, chief executive officer and founder of Coresight Research, a global advisory and research firm specializing in retail and technology. “Younger shoppers are early on their jobs or are recent graduates and will be heading into the holiday season with a lower propensity to spend, given their low incomes compared to older shoppers. Savings rates in the U.S. are also on the rise, and younger shoppers are likely to want

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These online learning tips will help parents prepare for a successful school year, even if it is virtual.

Elva Mankin

Many of the nation’s largest school districts plan to begin the fall semester online-only. As schools consider reopening, children face a future in which online courses will probably be part of the curriculum. To make the best of this situation, here are some tips to help your child adapt to learning from home.

Studies show that in online learning, parents often take on the role of a teacher. Making school a priority will help keep kids from treating online learning as a vacation. 

Research suggests that some types of parental participation have a greater impact on children’s academic achievement than others. One analysis showed that schoolchildren benefit from discussions about learning and school-related issues with their parents and from joint readings. 

Reduce distractions

A report in 2016 found that students spent about one-fifth of class time on laptops, smartphones and tablets, knowing that doing so could harm their grades. They

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Ahead of hearing with big tech CEOs, Cicilline says a Biden presidency would lead to regulation next year

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WASHINGTON — A top Democrat leading an antitrust investigation into the nation’s top technology companies said Wednesday his committee will release a report by the end of August with recommendations on legislation that Congress could pass into law as soon as next year. 

“There’s no reason to not expect a new administration to take this up in their first year,” said Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., in an interview on “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Andrew Harnik/AP, AP)
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Andrew Harnik/AP, AP)

“Antitrust laws were developed during the railroad monopolies and the oil barons. It’s a very different economy now. The question is, do we need to update and modernize our antitrust statutes to ensure that in the digital marketplace we have real competition? I think it’s pretty clear we don’t have real competition, partly because of the size of these platforms, and partly

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